1. Aaron Judge, New York Yankees:
A perennial All Star and record-holder, Aaron Judge has established himself as one of the most feared power hitters in baseball. He was named American League Rookie of the Year in 2017 and is a two-time All Star as well as two-time Home Run Derby champion. He also holds the Major League record for most home runs in a season by a rookie.
2. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers LL:
One of the best pitchers of his generation, three-time National League Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw is widely regarded as the best pitcher in baseball. He holds numerous career records and has been an All Star seven times. His signature pitch, the curveball, has stumped many batters over the years.
3. Dylan Bundy, Baltimore Orioles:
The fourth overall pick in 2011 First-Year Player Draft, Dylan Bundy was named Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2012 before making his MLB debut with Baltimore Orioles in 2013. In five seasons with Baltimore he has steadily improved, with his 2017 season marked by a career-high in strikeouts and an All-Star Game appearance.
4. Kevin Pillar, Toronto Blue Jays:
Inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018, Kevin Pillar has been the cornerstone of the Toronto Blue Jays’ outfield since being called up from the minors in 2013. He led the league in stolen bases that same year and is well known for his acrobatic catches along the walls.
5. Chris Tillman, Baltimore Orioles:
A two-time All Star selection, Chris Tillman has been a part of the Baltimore Orioles’ pitching staff since 2009. His most successful seasons came between 2012 and 2016 when he was named to the All Star Game twice and was a part of the Orioles’ 2014 American League East Division Championship team.
6. A.J. Pollock, Arizona Diamondbacks:
An All-Star in 2015 and 2017, A.J. Pollock has been an integral part of the Arizona Diamondbacks lineup since his first full season with the ball club in 2013. His best offensive showing came during his All-Star season in 2015 when he posted career highs in home runs (20) and RBIs (76).
7. Erick Fedde, Washington Nationals RC:
Erick Fedde made his Major League debut for the Washington Nationals in 2018 after being drafted 18th overall out of UNLV during the 2014 MLB Draft. He is one of the newest members of Washington’s pitching staff, and has quickly become an important part of their rotation.
8. Khris Davis, Oakland Athletics LL:
The two-time All-Star slugger Khris Davis leads the Oakland A's in home runs each season since joining the team in 2016. He also led all American League players in home runs during his last two All-Star seasons (2016 & 2017). His signature power hitting makes him a fan favorite whenever he steps up to the plate.
9. J.P. Crawford, Philadelphia Phillies RC:
Selected 16th overall by Philadelphia Phillies during the 2013 MLB Draft, J.P Crawford made his big league debut in 2017. He was named the Phillies’ Minor League Player of the Year three times and is considered one of their top prospects. His stellar defense and power-hitting have earned him the nickname “The Future”.
10. Nelson Cruz, Seattle Mariners:
A seven-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger winner, Nelson Cruz has been a mainstay in Major League Baseball since 2005 when he made his MLB debut with Milwaukee Brewers. He signed with the Seattle Mariners in 2015 and was part of the team’s breakout season that year which saw them reach the American League Division Series for the first time in 16 years.
11. Mark Reynolds, Colorado Rockies:
Mark Reynolds has been a National League power hitter since making his MLB debut with Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007. He has consistently hit home runs and produced RBIs throughout his career, recording two 30-homer seasons and three 100-RBI campaigns in the process. In 2017, he signed with Colorado Rockies where he continues to be a key contributor to the team.
12. Wil Myers, San Diego Padres:
Wil Myers made his Major League debut in 2013 with the Tampa Bay Rays and is considered one of the best young hitters in baseball. He was traded to San Diego Padres in 2016 and has since become a centerpiece of the team’s offense. In 2017, he earned his first All-Star selection and set career highs in home runs (30) and RBIs (94).
13. Roberto Osuna, Toronto Blue Jays:
Roberto Osuna joined the Toronto Blue Jays in 2015 and quickly established himself as one of the top closers in baseball. He has recorded over 100 saves during his three seasons with the team and was named an All-Star in 2016. He also holds several club records, including most single-season saves (41) and most consecutive appearances without allowing a run (25).
14. Brandon Phillips, Los Angeles Angels:
A four-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove Award winner, Brandon Phillips has been one of the premier defenders in baseball since making his MLB debut in 2002. He signed with the Los Angeles Angels in 2018 after spending 14 seasons with Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves. His veteran presence and defensive prowess make him a valuable addition to the Angels’ roster.
15. Michael Conforto, New York Mets:
Michael Conforto has been a key contributor for the New York Mets since making his big league debut in 2015. He earned All-Star honors during his first full season with the team in 2016 and was also named NL Rookie of the Month twice that year. Since then, he has recorded three 20-homer seasons and continues to be one of the most reliable hitters on the Mets’ lineup.