Who Are Baseball's Most Entertaining Players?

Who Are Baseball's Most Entertaining Players?

Last week, Sam Miller at ESPN published an intriguing list: the 100 most entertaining position players in Major League Baseball.

I have written top 100 lists before, and edited a few more than I’d care to admit. They’re a lot of work and you never make everyone (anyone?) happy. I respect anyone who has the intestinal fortitude to put together a list of that length.

With that being said, Miller’s list leaves a lot to be desired.

Please click on the link above to give his list a look and consider how he ranked the players. Again, we’re talking about entertainment, not offensive production; I cannot see a scenario where a DH ranks higher than a player who is not only exciting at the plate but also a dynamic defender.

So what do we do about this? How about a response list. Here are my top 50 most entertaining position players in MLB today.

Feel free to comment. Or rank your own list.

Let’s go.

50. Giancarlo Stanton, OF, New York Yankees
49. Pete Alonso, 1B, New York Mets
48. Nelson Cruz, DH, Minnesota Twins
47. Anthony Rendon, 3B, Los Angeles Angels
46. Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Chicago Cubs
45. Dansby Swanson, SS, Atlanta Braves
44. Kyle Tucker, OF, Houston Astros
43. Kiké Hernández, SS, Los Angeles Dodgers
42. Ketel Marte, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks
41. Mike Yastrzemski, OF, San Francisco Giants
40. Freddie Freeman, 1B, Atlanta Braves
39. Gleyber Torres, SS, New York Yankees
38. Shohei Ohtani, DH, Los Angeles Angels
37. Trent Grisham, OF, San Diego Padres
36. Matt Chapman, 3B, Oakland As
35. Manny Machado, 3B, San Diego Padres
34. Yoán Moncada, 3B, Chicago White Sox
33. Victor Robles, OF, Washington Nationals
32. Alex Bregman, 3B, Houston Astros
31. Yuli Gurriel, 1B, Houston Astros
30. Adalberto Mondesi, SS, Kansas City Royals
29. Byron Buxton, OF, Minnesota Twins
28. Willy Adames, SS, Tampa Bay Rays
27. JT Realmuto, C, Philadelphia Phillies
26. Dominic Smith, 1B, New York Mets
25. Christian Yelich, OF, Milwaukee Brewers
24. José Abreu, 1B, Chicago White Sox
23. Ozzie Albies, 2B, Atlanta Braves
22. Trevor Story, SS, Colorado Rockies
21. Lourdes Gurriel, Jr, OF, Toronto Blue Jays
20. Willson Contreras, C, Chicago Cubs
19. Aaron Judge, OF, New York Yankees
18. Nolan Arenado, 3B, Colorado Rockies
17. Trea Turner, SS, Washington Nationals
16. Vladimir Guerrero, Jr, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays
15. Mookie Betts, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers
14. Cody Bellinger, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers
13. Bryce Harper, OF, Philadelphia Phillies
12. Willians Astudillo, C, Minnesota Twins
11. Bo Bichette, SS, Toronto Blue Jays
10. Kyle Lewis, OF, Seattle Mariners
9. Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels
8. Francisco Lindor, SS, Cleveland Indians
7. Luis Robert, OF, Chicago White Sox
6. Eloy Jiménez, OF, Chicago White Sox
5. Juan Soto, OF, Washington Nationals
4. Tim Anderson, SS, Chicago White Sox
3. Javier Báez, SS, Chicago Cubs
2. Ronald Acuña, Jr, OF, Atlanta Braves
1. Fernando Tatís, Jr, SS, San Diego Padres

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