In no particular order, here are the five most exciting players in baseball history:
Ken Griffey Jr
We start off with the high flying Ken Griffey Jr., otherwise known as “The Kid“. Whether it be with a bat or glove in his hands, Griffey Jr. never stopped amazing fans. A member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and a 13-time All Star, Griffey is one of the most prolific home run hitters in the game. His 630 home runs rank as the seventh most in MLB History. With his dazzling glove and jaw dropping home run shots, there is no doubt he should be on this list.
Ozzie Smith receives the next spot on this list. Smith, nicknamed “The Wizard“, for his high flying antics, inspired many future players stretching the definition of what a shortstop truly is. His routine backflips, yes backflips, received ooh’s and ahh’s from crowds on a daily basis. Baseball has yet to see a more pure athlete than Ozzie, making him an obvious selection for the list.
Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez, quite possibly could be the most entertaining player in baseball right now. The athletic and versatile shortstop puts on a show any time he has a glove in his hand. There are no other words to describe the Puerto Rican native besides, outstanding. We’ll let his highlight tape say the rest…
Harper, whom recently signed a mega 13 year, $330 million dollar contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, has been electric since his debut in Washington back in 2010. Harper’s powerful bat has smashed a total of 210 homers in just 8 seasons. On top of all of that, Harper is a home run derby champion routinely crushing balls over the fence. Defensively, Harper has one of the widest ranges for an outfielder and can track down seemingly uncatchable fly balls hit in any direction.
Fernando Tatis Jr.
The last spot on the list is awarded to the young, electric superstar, Fernando Tatis Jr. Tatis Jr. or some may call him a “human highlight reel“, has shown flashes of excellence offensively, defensively and even on the base path. Although he is a rookie, Tatis’ ceiling will be up there with the all-time greats.
Honorable Mentions: Bo Jackson, Francisco Lindor, Mike Trout, Manny Machado, Derek Jeter, Andrelton Simmons
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