Carlos Correa roasts ESPN's Top 100 player ranking: 'I don't like it'

It's safe to say Carlos Correa isn't a big fan of this year's Top 100 player ranking.

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Opening Day is almost here, which means we've reached the point of the offseason where everyone is trying to predict how things will go before they happen.

We haven't yet gotten to the point where soothsayers are laying out division races or playoff chances, rather the focus is on which players are the cream of the crop this season. MLB Pipeline released its annual list of the Top 100 prospects -- which features four Minnesota Twins -- and ESPN did the same for active players.

As someone who makes these sorts of lists, it's all extremely subjective. Heck, even the Hall of Fame isn't an exact science despite how closely tied to career stats most arguements are. So it's not a surprise that players across the league are taking some issue with how this year's list shook out.

Carlos Correa roasts ESPN's Top 100 player ranking

One of the players critiquing the list -- upon request by ESPN, to be fair -- is Carlos Correa. He was ranked No. 79 on the list, but didn't take issue with his own ranking. Instead he wasn't a fan of Mike Trout being ranked No. 19 overall.

"Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa, known for his knowledge of advanced analytics, had the same reaction to Trout's standing: "Oooooh, I don't like it. I don't like it. Obviously, he's had injuries and hasn't been on the field as much, but when he's on the field, he's top 5, for sure," Olney wrote.

Even Kyle Farmer got in on things, which is notable because he's one of two Twins players quoted in a massive ESPN piece. Farmer took issue with how low Cleveland Guardians third baseman Jose Ramirez was ranked.

"He's always underrated -- always. He's one of the best hitters in the league every year, and every year, he does the exact same thing," Farmer said. "The sneaky speed -- as an infielder, you always have to be ready with him, because he doesn't look like he's fast, but he's fast."

Ramierz was ranked No. 17, which is two spots above where ESPN ranked Trout. Farmer is right in that the Guardians star is usually underrated, but the fact that he's ranked higher than Trout -- a Top 5 player of this era -- is wild.

Then again, this is all subjective. There's no scientific way to rank these guys, with stats merely influencing gut feelings. It's fun fodder, and nobody is actually upset by the way things get ranked since no bonuses are ever tied to them, but it's nice to know that players get just as frustrated as the rest of us when we think something is wrong.

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