Ever since Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, baseball players have been viewed as beefy giants. You know what we mean—those guys at the ballpark who make you think, “my arms would get tired swinging that bat!”
But in recent years, home runs and strikeouts have risen through the roof, and batting averages and ERA’s (Earned Run Average) have dropped like a stone. And it seems to be all thanks to a new generation of players with slim builds. So it’s no wonder that this new wave is bringing in girls from all over town to ball games where they might not have paid much attention before.
Today’s baseball stars are leaner and more agile than ever. Some are ripped; some look like they could run a marathon. But there’s one thing they all have in common: the ability to swing like Kung Fu masters when it comes to batting, running bases, and fielding.
From Cal Ripken Jr. to Alex Rodriguez, here are the hottest baseball players that will be making us cheer this season.
Table of Contents
- 1. Noah Syndergaard
- 2. Kevin Kiermaier
- 3. James McCann
- 4. Adam Ottavino
- 5. Adam Wainwright
- 6. Anthony Recker
- 7. Ben Revere
- 8. Brandon Crawford
- 9. Brandon Morrow
- 10. Brennan Boesch
- 11.Bryce Harper
- 12. Buster Posey
- 13. Chris Coghlan
- 14. Chris Davis
- 15. Chris Young
- 16. C.J. Wilson
- 17. Clayton Kershaw
- 18. Cole Hamels
- 19. Conor Gillaspie
- 20. Daniel Murphy
- 21. David Freese
- 22. David Roberston
- 23. David Wright
- 24. Eric Hosmer
- 25. Giancarlo Stanton
- 26. Huston Street
- 27. Ike Davis
- 28. J.D. Martinez
- 29. Jose Bautista
- 30. Justin Verlander
- 31. Kevin Plawecki
- 32. Kirk Nieuwenhuis
- 33. Matt Harvey
- 34. Matt Kemp
- 35. Nolan Arenado
- 36. Paul Goldschmidt
- 37. Robinson Cano
- 38. Trevor Plouffe
- 39. Wil Meyers
- 40. Will Middlebrooks
1. Noah Syndergaard
The New York Mets’ promising young right-hander is coming into his own as a power pitcher and making ripples off the field.
The 29-year old ranks among the leagues’ most dominant starting pitchers – giving him a shot at being a top 10 Cy Young candidate. The lanky Texan has netted nearly 40 strikeouts in just nine innings during his first week with the Mets – good for 4th all-time for players who debuted in the past century. He’s already been named an All-Star, and many think he’ll become one of the biggest dominators in MLB history.
But Syndergaard has his eyes set on something more than just awards and recognition. He knows he can’t do it all alone, so he’s the face of an anti-bullying campaign with the support of the USA Football Foundation. The organization is trying to stop bullying in sports, especially in youth football. They’re partnering with professional athletes to help reach kids in underserved areas across America. Syndergaard knows that you can’t just sit back and blame players if they’re being abused in leagues across the country – so he’s asking for help.
“The issue is bigger than just one school or one team,” Syndergaard said.
2. Kevin Kiermaier
The Tampa Bay centerfielder has been a fixture in the major leagues since he broke into the league in 2012. In his first season, Kiermaier had a .285 batting average and a 119 hits with one home run and two stolen bases. He also had an impressive fielding stat line where he recorded 30 assists while only committing four errors to date.
On top of that, Kiermaier is an incredible base runner who has shown his versatility by stealing home eight times since breaking into the majors while scoring five runs during that time frame as well. Kiermaier hit .314 with ten home runs and 36 RBI while also recording 20 stolen bases.
Since becoming a full-time major leaguer, Kevin has experienced some ups and downs but has consistently shown his ability to perform at a high level. Kiermaier saw struggles at the plate, meaning he only hit .243 with one home run during that time frame but did improve his power numbers by hitting eighteen home runs during that time frame.
3. James McCann
James McCann is a Major League Baseball catcher for the New York Mets. His jersey number is 30. He’s listed as 5 foot 10 and 185 pounds, born in San Diego, California.”
James McCann is a Major League Baseball catcher for the Detroit Tigers who now plays for the Kansas City Royals. He was born in San Diego, California, and his jersey number is thirty, which he has been wearing since making his MLB debut with the Detroit Tigers. James McCann goes by many different nicknames, which include “Big Cat” or “The Bear. ” He also has a distinctive beard that is not shaved down to a goatee or an arrowhead-shaped mustache, but other than that, and he looks clean-shaven. He has the classic catcher look where every part of his head is covered in hair except for his chin, which is usually shaven. McCann wears two different colored gloves at times, one white and one black. “These are the only two gloves that I have ever worn in my life,” says James McCann. “I initially started with a glove similar to this one, but it was an Easton. I used it until the end of high school.” This article will cover how he got his start at baseball and what he’s done this year so far.
4. Adam Ottavino
Adam Ottavino is a pitcher for the Colorado Rockies. He’s been in the MLB since 2008 and has been pitching for the Colorado Rockies since 2012. Adam Ottavino was born on November 22th, 1985, and played high school baseball at Ossining High School in Ossining, New York. He attended Stony Brook University for college, where he pitched as a starter from 2004 to 2007, where he helped his team win two America East Baseball Championships. He was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 9th round of the 2007 amateur draft and has played with them ever since. Since his debut, he has been rehabbing from Tommy John surgery and has made dozens of appearances in relief for the Rockies.
In 2017 he won a World Series ring with the Colorado Rockies to win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7. In 21 games played this year, he made 31 strikeouts and seven saves. He currently has a 3.77 ERA, 1-2 record, and 10 holds this season. Last year he pitched a career-high 75 games while recording a 4-3 record and a 2.19 ERA with nine saves in 75 appearances. In 2016 he pitched in 64 games, finishing with a 9-7 record and a 3.87 ERA. He was named the National League Comeback Player of the Year after having surgery to pitch at all to appear in 64 games in two years. In three seasons with Colorado, Ottavino has a 10-9 record and a 3.68 ERA with 87 strikeouts in 156 innings pitched along with 88 holds and a 2.43 strikeout to walk ratio in 146 games played. Now he plays in Boston Red Sox.
5. Adam Wainwright
Adam Wainwright is an American professional baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has pitched in MLB for 12 seasons and has compiled a career 92-80 record with 1309 strikeouts, and a 3.14 earned run average (ERA).
On August 30, 1981, Wainwright was born in Brunswick, Melbourne, and attended John Burroughs School. In 1999, he was drafted by the Cardinals in the 22nd round of the draft without playing collegiately or professionally. From 2005 to 2008, Wainwright alternated between starting and relieving for the team while appearing in at least 30 games each season. In 2007, he finished 12th in the National League in ERA. In 2008, his ERA was 3.68, and he led the Cardinals in innings pitched (170).
In 2009, Wainwright became the Cardinals’ full-time starter and made his first All-Star team. In 2010, from June 14 to July 20, Wainwright set a Major League record for consecutive scoreless innings pitched at 33 straight shutout innings. His record was broken in 2013 by Matt Garza of the Milwaukee Brewers with 35 consecutive scoreless innings, which was broken again in 2014 by Fernando Rodney of the Tampa Bay Rays with 36 scoreless innings.
6. Anthony Recker
Anthony Recker is a catcher for the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels. Recker was drafted in 2003 by his hometown team, the Minnesota Twins. After playing Minor League Baseball, he was traded to the Oakland Athletics, where he helped them win their first AL West title as an Athletic.
Recker has been listed as one of the hottest players in Major League Baseball and is often considered one of the most underrated players in baseball today. Recker is known for his body, which is one of the best in major league baseball today. In addition, Recker has modeled for K-Swiss and played in the 2014 Pro Bowl.
Recker was born on August 29, 1983, in New Ulm, Minnesota. He went to Mankato East Senior High School, where he hit .576 his senior year with six home runs and 30 RBIs. After graduating high school, Recker was drafted by his hometown team, the Minnesota Twins, in 2003 in the 42nd round (1,413th overall). However, he decided to send them a letter declining their offer and instead to Saint Cloud State University.
7. Ben Revere
Ben Revere is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball. The Atlanta Braves drafted Revere in 2008 from Arizona State University, where he played college baseball.
Ben Revere is a United States-born Canadian international baseball player. After a phenomenal collegiate career at Arizona State, he was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 2008 and played his first major-league game on September 5th, 2010. Ben has been a member of Team Canada since 2012 and participated in 3 World Baseball Classic tournaments, helping them win two games with his bat and glove over three years. Revere hits left-handed and throws right-handed.
Revere moved to Montreal with his family when he was eight years old. He had a tremendous career with the Montréal Junior at Montréal, Quebec, Canada. In two seasons, Ben had a batting average of .542 and a slugging percentage of .948 over 55 games played. He was named the team’s most valuable player in 2005 and 2006 while also chosen as an All-Star from the outfield from 2005–06. In 2006, Ben won the Home Run Challenge by hitting four long balls, including a grand slam during that year’s International Baseball Federation World Junior Championships at San Juan, Puerto Rico.
8. Brandon Crawford
Brandon Crawford is a Major League Baseball player who plays for the San Francisco Giants. He is one of the best defensive players in baseball, winning two Gold Gloves in 2014-2015. At 6’4″ tall, he’s also listed as one of the tallest players in MLB history. Although Brandon was drafted late by the Colorado Rockies out of Long Beach State University, he turned heads during his minor league stints. Then, entering MLB at age 27, Crawford became an immediate star who finished his first season with a campaign that ranked among the best all-time for second basemen. Crawford has hit .277 with 16 home runs and 62 RBIs over 33 games this season so far.
9. Brandon Morrow
Brandon Morrow is an American professional baseball player with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Brandon Morrow grew up as a pitcher and was drafted as such in 2002 by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. After playing parts of four seasons for the Angels, he was traded to the Texas Rangers on April 3, 2007, and began playing with them later. In 2008, Morrow was traded to Philadelphia Phillies and remained their starting pitcher for several years. Finally, he was signed by the Boston Red Sox on July 28, 2016, and pitched for them during his final days in Major League Baseball.
Morrow was drafted twice in the 2002 amateur draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He was taken in the 22nd round, 675th overall.
Brandon was redrafted by the Los Angeles Angels in 2020 when they selected him in the 5th round with pick 228 overall. However, this time he was taken in the 16th round with pick 646 overall.
10. Brennan Boesch
Brennan Boesch is a Major League Baseball player for the Boston Red Sox. The New York Yankees drafted him in 2006, and his contract was made to expire at the end of 2013. Before joining the Tigers, he played for both the Yankees and Oakland Athletics. A native of California, Boesch is a left-handed hitter and currently plays as an outfielder. Boesch has an attractive face and physique and a high batting average, and considerable speed, making him a valuable asset for any team.
Boesch is a talented player who gives his best to the team. However, aside from being a great ballplayer, he also has an attractive face and physique. With his solid six feet height, Boesch is much taller than average height men. His dark brown hair complements well with his dark eyes and olive complexion. Having broad, broad shoulders and neatly trimmed facial hair, Boesch looks much better than most of today’s ballplayers. In addition, he has got a great smile and an even more fabulous physique which he continues to work on through various workouts and fitness routines.
Bryce is a professional baseball player who has played for the Washington Nationals since 2012. He is the only active player in Major League Baseball to have had a season of at least ten home runs and 100 runs batted in, which he accomplished in 2015.
In addition to his exploits on the field, Harper has been featured on numerous magazine covers, appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter 50 times by age 22, and was featured in Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people on 2013 list. In addition, Harper’s deal with Nike helped propel Nike sales, and he also appeared alongside LeBron James and Maria Sharapova during Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign.
In February 2016, he signed a contract extension with the Nationals through 2020. In 2017, Harper was named the National League MVP.
Harper made his debut in 2012 at age 19 for the Washington Nationals and started slowly. Then, in early May, after hitting only one home run in 57 games, Harper was demoted to Double-A Harrisburg. After a brief stint with Double-A Bowie, Harper was promoted to Washington and finished out the season with a .284 batting average and eight home runs. The following year Harper increased his batting average to .305 while also reaching career highs of 34 home runs and 100 RBIs.
12. Buster Posey
Buster Posey (born March 27, 1987) is an American professional baseball player who plays for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. Since he was eight years old, he has played shortstop and is considered one of the top defensive players in Major League Baseball.
Posey was born in Leesburg, Georgia, but he grew up in the Alabama town of Millry, where his father Garry worked as a high school teacher and baseball coach. Posey also played for the local American Legion baseball team. He attended Lee High School in Auburn University at Auburn, Alabama, where he played for the school’s varsity baseball team as a shortstop.
The Houston Astros drafted Posey in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.
13. Chris Coghlan
Chris Coghlan is an American baseball player. He is 6 ft 1 in tall. He weighs 195 lbs. He was born on June 18, 1985, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Coghlan is a left-handed batter and throws right-handed. His number is 12.
The Florida Marlins drafted Chris Coghlan in 2003 as a first-round pick with the 12th overall selection. He quickly made his way up to the majors and became a role player at age 21 with back-to-back 20 homer seasons from 2005 to 2006. He is a lefty and hits from the right side. Coghlan has never been a big power hitter but is a consistent hitter with lots of walks and a solid average. He was an All-Star in 2006 and 2007 (2007 by fan vote). He played for the Marlins in 2008 and 2009.
14. Chris Davis
Chris Davis, nickname “Crush,” is a left-handed American professional baseball player who plays for the Baltimore Orioles. As of August 2013, Davis is hitting an MLB-best 53 home runs. He has already broken Mike Trout’s record of 49 home runs in a single season by May 2014.
Davis was born in Dallas in 1986, GA, and attended the University of Miami (FL). He initially played for the Brewers, and he and 1st base-man Mat Gamel were both competing for their starting roles. Davis eventually won the battle leading to Gamel’s trade to Milwaukee.
15. Chris Young
Chris Young is a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has an estimated net worth of $14 million.
Chris Robert Young was born on September 5, 1983, in Austin, Texas. His height is 5 ft 11 in, and his weight is 205 lb. He has a career batting average of .305, and he’s played as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians.
16. C.J. Wilson
C.J. Wilson is a Major League Baseball player who plays as the pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He currently holds the record for the grandest slams in Major League Baseball history. On November 18, 1980, in Houston, Texas, to his parents Bernie and Claudia Wilson (née Sanchez). His father was a former football player for Bill Snyder Army Cowboy football team, while his mother played college soccer at Houston Baptist University.
17. Clayton Kershaw
Clayton Kershaw is a native of Dallas, Texas, and was selected to the Major Leagues in 2006. The Los Angeles Dodgers brought him their starting pitcher, making his first start at Dodgers Stadium. Kershaw’s career has been nothing short of stellar, as he has stayed undefeated after posting a win or save since the start of 2013.
His skill set includes a 96 mph fastball, an above-average curveball, and an even better changeup combined with excellent control to go along with great poise on the mound. Besides a losing effort in the 2014 playoffs, Kershaw has been a nearly supernatural force on the mound, and he has won two Cy Young Awards.
18. Cole Hamels
Cole Hamels is a baseball player in the MLB. He is a 37-year-old player from Kentucky who plays for the Texas Rangers. He has an estimated height of 6’4″ inches and a max weight of 335 pounds. His current best records include Baseball Player of the year (2010), World Series MVP (2010), and World Series Champion (2010).
Hamels was born on December 27, 1983. He has a sister named Mary and a brother named Doug. Hamels attended high school at the Pickerington High School in Ohio and went to college in Texas. He had a very successful career there and was one of their star pitchers. He later played for several major league teams until he had his current contract with Texas Rangers.
19. Conor Gillaspie
Conor Gillaspie is a baseball player from the United States who spent time with the Chicago White Sox of the American League and the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. He bats right-handed and throws left-handed.
Gillaspie attended high school at Oswego High School in his hometown of Oswego, Illinois, a small suburb on Chicago’s south side. In 2003, Gillaspie was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the seventh round of that year’s amateur entry draft with a signing bonus worth $120,400. He spent six weeks in minor league baseball with the Great Falls Voyagers of the Pioneer League before joining the Class-A Kannapolis Intimidators of the South Atlantic League. Gillaspie hit .262 with ten home runs and 40 RBIs in 63 games. He played shortstop with the Intimidators, though he was moved to second base upon joining San Francisco Giants.
20. Daniel Murphy
Daniel James Murphy (born April 1, 1985) is an American professional baseball second baseman with the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball.
21. David Freese
David Freese is an American baseball player born in 1983 who has played for the Pittsburgh Pirates for his whole career, which is currently 17 years long.
He bats left-handed and throws right-handed and currently stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall with a weight of 170lbs. His best records are 2014-2015, where he hit .333 batting average with 11 home runs, 34 RBIs, 1.315 slugging percentage, one stolen base & 4 total bases per game!
22. David Roberston
David Roberston is a well-known Baseball player who is currently playing for the Chicago White Sox. On April 9, 1985, he was born in Taunton, Massachusetts, and was raised in Brockton. His current age is 24 years old, and his height is 5’10”. His weight is 190 pounds. David Roberston plays both right field and first base positions. He has been with the Chicago White Sox since he made his debut on April 2, 2017
23. David Wright
David Wright is a Major League Baseball player for the New York Mets. He is the third baseman and leadoff hitter for the Mets and will play his 16th major league season in 2018. He is one of only four players who have played on all three-time World Series champion teams, including those from 2001 with the Florida Marlins and 2015 with the Chicago Cubs and those from 2016 with the Mets. Wright has been playing professional baseball since 1999 when he was drafted out of high school by San Diego Padres as their first selection in that year’s draft.
24. Eric Hosmer
Eric Hosmer is a professional baseball player from the U.S. Born on October 24, 1989, in San Diego, California. Hosmer is a fantastic player that always stands out for his speed. The Kansas City Royals drafted him in 2008, making it to the Major League level. He’s not just a great hitter but also a fantastic fielder too. His playing style is very flashy because he’s known for his power-hitting ability since he can hit bombs at any time of the game with either hand or any field position with ease.
As of late, he has been involved in a dispute with the Kansas City Royals and has been rumored to be traded to another team. Hosmer’s latest batting average is .354, and he has already hit 13 home runs. People say that this player is one of the best prospects in baseball. He’s hit five doubles and hit 9 RBI’s. He’s not just a fantastic player but also a great team leader.
25. Giancarlo Stanton
Giancarlo Stanton is a right-fielder from the U.S.A who plays for the Miami Marlins. He holds many records, including most home runs in a single season, career home runs. Besides that, he is also one of the best players in baseball today. Giancarlo Stanton had his first major league game on September 8th, 2010, where he entered as a pinch-hitter for Josh Johnson and hit two home runs. His power stroke and skill at hitting both lefties and righties with high accuracy have allowed him to get to round 6 of the MLB All-Star draft.
26. Huston Street
Huston Street is a baseball player who plays as a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He has a career ERA of 3.05 and is known for his skills with the low ball. In last year’s World Series, he pitched a scoreless inning of relief against Boston Red Sox to clinch the title for the Anaheim Angels, who had been long-time rivals to Los Angeles Angels.
27. Ike Davis
Ike Davis is a professional baseball player. He was born on March 22, 1987, in Woodland Hills, California. Davis stands at 6′ 3″ and weighs 225lbs. He is an American citizen. His best records are most home runs in September (8), MLB player to hit for the cycle twice in 2012, first Yankee since Alex Rodriguez, who hit for the cycle twice in 2007, and first Yankee to do it back-to-back days. (October 6th and 7th). His career records are most home runs in September (8), MLB player to hit for the cycle twice in 2012, first Yankee since Alex Rodriguez, who hit for the cycle twice in 2007, and first Yankee to do it back-to-back days. (October 6th and 7th), the youngest player in Yankees history to hit for the cycle, four doubles in a game on July 20, 2012.
28. J.D. Martinez
J.D. Martinez is a baseball player who’s a Dominican-American and was born on August 21, 1987. Martinez is a left fielder and can also play as a right fielder for the Detroit Tigers. He was drafted by the Houston Astros in 2004 and traded to the Boston Red Sox in 2006. In 2013, he won a World Series with the Boston Red Sox.
He was born in Loma Linda, California, and played for USC Trojans from 2006-2007 before being drafted by the Astros. He is known for his outstanding bat speed. He has one of the fastest swings in baseball, hitting rockets over the fence with ease. However, for all of his speed, his power is also tremendous. He hits balls that can go 400 feet or more over the fence. His fast swing, combined with incredible power, makes him an intimidating hitter at the plate.
29. Jose Bautista
Jose Bautista is a professional baseball player who currently plays for the Toronto Blue Jays. He was born on October 19, 1980, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. His height is 6’2,” and his weight is 230 pounds. Bautista has played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays, Baltimore Orioles, and Philadelphia Phillies.
Bautista made his debut in Major League Baseball on September 14, 2001, at the age of 21 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was released by the Pirates two days later without playing in a major league game. He played for four teams between 2001 and 2008 and signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies on January 17, 2009. Bautista signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on July 24, 2010.
30. Justin Verlander
Justin Verlander is a baseball player who currently plays for the Detroit Tigers. Justin graduated from the University of Florida in 2007 after playing the first half of the season for the Florida Gators. He was followed shortly by his first Major League Baseball appearance with the Houston Astros. Verlander has also played for the Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, and Boston Red Sox.
Verlander’s fame is due to his pitching arm being feared amongst other players in Major League Baseball.
31. Kevin Plawecki
Kevin is a New York Yankees catcher who is currently on the team’s 60-day disabled list. The Tampa Bay Rays drafted him in the 24th round of the 2009 MLB draft out of Grand Canyon University. Kevin will be playing for his fifth professional baseball team after being traded to New York Mets on June 8, 2014. He’s always been passionate about baseball and credits it with helping him grow into a confident person who knows what he wants and how to achieve it.
This bio tells you that Kevin Plawecki just turned 38. He is 6’1″ tall, weighs 170 pounds, and plays for an American baseball league somewhere in North America called Major League Baseball or MLB.
32. Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Kirk Nieuwenhuis is a professional baseball player for the Milwaukee Brewers. He is 34 years old, 5’11” tall, and weighs 175 pounds. His latest records are:
-Most Strikeouts Over One Season (175)
-Most Wins in One Year (18)
Kirk Nieuwenhuis is one of the hottest players in the Major Leagues. His popularity reportedly has risen astronomically in the past two years. He has made headlines in newspapers, magazines, and on TV. In addition, he is credited with bringing.
33. Matt Harvey
Matt Harvey is a New York Mets pitcher and American professional baseball player. Born in North Carolina, Harvey was selected by the Mets in the first round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his Major League debut with the Mets on September 5, 2012, becoming just the second right-handed pitcher to debut in franchise history. Matt Harvey was 29 years old when he became a member of Team USA for the World Baseball Classic.
34. Matt Kemp
Matt Kemp (born March 27, 1984) is an American professional baseball outfielder. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) since 2005 with the Atlanta Braves. He was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014 and the San Diego Padres in 2015 before returning to Atlanta in 2016. Kemp has been selected to four All-Star teams (2006, 2007-2009), won two Gold Glove Awards (2008, 2009), and is a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner (2007, 2008).
35. Nolan Arenado
Nolan Christopher Arenado (born October 27, 1991) is an American professional baseball third baseman and shortstop for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was an All-Star and won a Gold Glove Award in 2015.
Arenado started his MLB career with the Rockies in 2013. In his first three years, he led the National League (NL) twice in home runs, twice finished in the top five of NL MVP voting, and became a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner.
36. Paul Goldschmidt
Paul Goldschmidt is a professional baseball player who stands at 6 feet 4 inches and weighs 230 pounds. He is from Chandler, Arizona, and currently plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He played in Major League Baseball for almost a decade and has been named an All-Star four times. In 2013 he was named Most Valuable Player of the Year following a season in which he had 116 runs batted in, leading the National League and being ranked first among all major leaguers with 224 total bases.
37. Robinson Cano
Robinson Cano is a baseball player for the Seattle Mariners and the USA men’s national team. He is an American of Dominican descent and has played his whole career in the MLB. His current jersey number is 25.
He has broken several records such as The longest-tenured player in Major League Baseball, having appeared in his 500th game with his current team Seattle Mariners franchise on May 8, 2015; also one of two players to play at least 20 years for multiple clubs (the other being Honus Wagner), who reached 2,000 CAREER home runs on April 17, 2018, and became the first player to hit five grand slams in a season since 1998 when he accomplished this feat on June 5, 2018.
38. Trevor Plouffe
Trevor was born in Anaheim, California, on June 15, 1986. He is 6’2″ and weighs 190lb. He has played for the Minnesota Twins since 2009; he bats right-handed and throws right-handed. His best record is two home runs in one game (August 20, 2010). The Twins first drafted Trevor at 22nd overall in the 2005 June Draft. His nickname is ‘The Silver Hammer.’ Trevor’s charity is the Plouffe Family Foundation. Now he plays in Oakland Athletics.
39. Wil Meyers
Wil Meyers is an American professional baseball player who currently plays for the San Diego Padres. He has also played for other teams such as Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies. He’s a right-handed batter and thrower, and he was born on the 10th of December 1990. His current height is 6′ 3″ (191 cm), his weight is 188 lb (85 kg), and his nationality is American. Wil Meyers’s recent best records are 3rd in batting average, 1st in doubles, 3rd in home runs, 4th in RBIs, and 2nd among Major League rookies with a .286 batting average.
40. Will Middlebrooks
Will Middlebrooks is a major league baseball player. And he was born on September 9th, 1988, in Wichita, Kansas, and his height is 5’11. His weight is 182 pounds, and he is an American nationality. He is an infielder. He has batting number 18. His professional career started in 2009 when the San Diego Padres called him up after playing one year of Double-A baseball.
On August 28th, 2012, Middlebrooks made history when he hit three home runs for the Boston Red Sox in just one game, making him their first player since Jim Rice to hit home runs in three consecutive at-bats.