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Kerrick Switzer, Staff Writer

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Rounding out the top ten list is Corey Kluber  of the Cleveland Indians. Corey has won the Cy Young award two times since 2014. He also is very clutch in the playoffs. In 2016 his playoff stats were out of this world. He went 4-1 and had an ERA, earned runs allowed, of 1.83. Since the postseason is where the best teams are, having an ERA like that is phenomenal.

Giancarlo Stanton comes in at number nine. The ultimate slugger in baseball. In 2017 he hit 59 home runs and had 132 RBI’s. He won the NL MVP with the Marlins in 2017.

Number eight is held down by Joey Votto. Joey Votto has played for the Cincinnati Reds for his whole career and is one of the most consistent first basemen in the game. Defensively he’s very solid as he makes very few errors and offensively he is a freak. Since 2010 he has only popped up 7 times in the infield. The average MLB player with the same amount of at bats would have popped up into the infield over 100 times.

At number seven is Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies. Another third baseman on the list but he is well deserving of being in the top ten. He’s a gold glove award winner at third base as he is able to make some of the most acrobatic plays in the MLB. As well as his defensive prowess his bat is powerful as well. He hits homer runs regularly and is one of the most clutch hitters in baseball.

The number six spot is held by Kris Bryant. Kris is a strong all around third baseman for the Chicago Cubs. He combines power with contact and is one of the best defensive third basemen in the MLB today.

At number five is Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox. Mookie is having a break out year leading the Red Sox strongly into the post season with many people having them ranked as the number one team this year.

At number four is Jose Altuve. Jose is a force to be reckoned with as he has one of the best bats in the game by hitting the ball for contact. He doesn’t have crazy power but he can still hit about 20 per year. His defense at second base is top notch and his speed allows him to steal with ease. He is a big reason why the Astros won the 2017 World Series.

Number three will be held by the one and only Bryce Harper. At 25 years old Bryce Harper is the true power hitter that any team would love to have and  he’s already won an N.L MVP as well as winning the homerun derby this year.

In the number two spot is Clayton Kershaw. Clayton is a dominant left hander who has the best curveball in all of baseball. Kershaw has also won three Cy Young awards which goes to the best pitcher in the NL and the AL

At number one is Mike Trout for the Los Angeles Angels. Mike Trout is the definition of a five tool player. This means he can hit for contact and power, has an amazing arm, is a defensive nightmare and can swipe bases like it’s nothing.

Honorable Mention: Christian Yelich

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