Power Rankings: NL East contenders make their move to the top

The margins between the best have never been closer, but do we have a new No. 1? And which NL East team pushed its way into the top five?

His 29 percent line-drive rate is the highest of his career.

His 15.7 strikeout percentage is at a career low, down from a high of 30.6 in 2015, his rookie season. According to Elias Sports Bureau research, Bryant is one of only two qualifying NL players who have reduced their strikeout percentage every full year since Bryant’s rookie season. Joey Votto is the other, and Votto’s rate is up so far this season.

Hardy has gone 3-0 in his amateur fights since his last game in the NFL with the Cowboys in 2015. All three of his wins have come via knockout. At least one participant in the Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series is offered a multi-fight deal by UFC at the end of each episode. Hardy made the Pro Bowl and was second-team All-Pro as a member of the Panthers in 2013. The 29-year-old was arrested in 2014 after allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge in 2016.

How could anyone forget Adrian Peterson’s time with the New Orleans Saints? 

After all, the future Hall of Fame running back played four games for the Saints and averaged 3.0 yards per carry before being released. 

The inevitable decline began, but Peterson hasn’t noticed. 

I’m healthy, and I’m ready to roll, Peterson told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. If you want someone to help you win a championship and be productive—be very productive—you know how to contact me.

The 33-year-old back didn’t fare much better once he signed with the Cheap Qld Basketball Jerseys Arizona Cardinals. Peterson managed 448 yards and averaged 3.5 Cheap Quality NFL Jerseys yards per carry in the desert before landing on injured reserve with a neck injury. 

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