MLB Players Power Rankings: Top 10 Hitters in Week-20

MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 15: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at bat against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on August 15, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 15: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at bat against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on August 15, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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MLB Players Power Rankings (2): Adam Eaton, Washington Nationals
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MLB Players Power Rankings (2): Adam Eaton, Washington Nationals

Week-20 Stats:  1.150 SLG |  0.647 wOBA |  306 wRC+ |  0.8 fWAR

Adam Eaton has been flirting with a break-out for the better part of three seasons now. Unfortunately, a slew of stints on the IL has kept him from playing a full season. He played just 23 games in 2017, 95 in 2018, and is currently sitting at 117 games played this season.

With the Washington Nationals surging into postseason contention post-All Star break, players like Eaton have played an integral part in the team’s success.

In fact, this season, Eaton already has 10 HR, the most he has ever had in a single season since 2016 when he hit 14 HR. What’s more, his slashline this season all exceed his 162 game average on Baseball-Reference.

  • 2019 Slashline – .289 / .373 / .430
  • 162 Game Avg – .287 / .365 / .417

Eaton is currently on the final year of a deal that has a team option for both 2020 and 2021. If he can say healthy for the remainder of the season, helping the Nats to secure a postseason berth, there is no doubt in my mind that the Nationals will exercise their option to keep Eaton.

After his performance in week-20 of the MLB season, it’s looking like Eaton and the Nats’ future is set in stone.