The Top 5 Players In Baseball
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It should come as no shock for anyone on this list. Notice how I did not mention the MVP word anywhere in the Title.
This is solely for the purpose of pushing Mike Trout on the list.
In terms of all around play, there is no doubt in most experts minds, that the 22 Year Old is best overall player in the game of baseball.
If you are picking it just solely on a hitter, I am still giving the nod to Miguel Cabrera.
For pitching, it is hard to judge a guy other than his results on the mound. It is tough for the top hurlers to join the conversation of the MVP chats or a top 5 player in baseball, but we do have one guy.
Omitted from this list are great players that just fall short of the top 5.
Also, I am placing Justin Verlander outside the top 5 now, because he didn’t have the best of campaigns in 2013, compared to what he has done in recent campaigns.
These guys are in the next tier of best players. These guys could be 6th – 10th.
Ryan Braun was definitely on this list before his 1st PED’ failed test. Now under a cloud of suspicion for his whole career, he will have to prove he can do it clean.
“The Hebrew Hammer” never had a bad month (41 of 42 months were incredible, before last year’s subpar numbers for him.
I am not digging on Robinson Cano – to even make the top 10 players in the MLB for 2014, with his move to Seattle. I would be impressed for a 25 HR and 100 RBI season in the PAC NW, hitting .300.
Another guy who never receives the accolades, but is filthy dominant as anybody ever has been in the Closers role. Craig Kimbrel may also make the move to the upper tier of this group.
The Yankees and Red Sox don’t have players in the top 10 players of the world for a change.
Even Curt Schilling was a playoff assassin for them back in the 2007 World Series run.
#5 CF – Andrew McCutchen, PIT
#4 C – Buster Posey, SF
#3 CL – Clayton Kershaw, LAD
#2 1B – Miguel Cabrera, DET
#1 OF – MIke Trout.
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Posted on February 26, 2014, in The Rest: Everything Baseball and tagged @MLBreports on twitter, adam wainwright, albert pujols, alex rodriguez, Andrew McCutchen, barry bonds, best players in baseball, buster posey, carlos gonzalez, cc sabathia, clayton kershaw, craig kimbrel, curt schilling, david ortiz, derek jeter, detroit tigers, dustin pedroia, jeff bagwell, joe mauer, joey votto, jon lester, jose bautista, josh hamilton, justin verlander, ken griffey jr, los angeles dodgers, Los Angles Angels, manny ramirez, mariano rivera, matt cain, miguel cabrera, Mike Trout, paul goldschmidt, pedro martinez, pittsburgh pirates, robinson cano, ryan braun, top 5 MLB players, troy tulowitzki, yasiel puig, zack greinke. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on The Top 5 Players In Baseball.