Ranking the top-30 players in Major League Baseball today

By Danny Vietti
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Sep 13, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) watches the ball clear the fence on a solo home run in the first inning of the game against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Throughout the history of Major League Baseball, we have experienced some of the greatest moments and athletes ever in sports, including Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Derek Jeter, among others. Although football has rapidly become the most popular sport in the United States, baseball is America’s pastime and will forever hold a special place in each and every American’s heart.

Since it’s first recorded game in 1749 in Surrey, England, the game of baseball has revolutionized to what it is today. From Jackie Robinson breaking the color-barrier, to the Steroid-Era, and now to the Years of the Pitcher, we are lucky enough to now be experiencing some of the greatest players to ever play the game of baseball.

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  • With all 30 teams limited to a 25-man roster (excluding September), there are a total of 750 players on an MLB roster on Opening Day. Out of these 750 players, how is it even possible to choose just 30 of them as these are the greatest players in the world? Well, perhaps it isn’t possible but I am going to take a crack at it (no pun intended).

    I have ranked the players according to the following:

    1. Overall talent

    2. Accolades/Awards

    3. Statistics

    4. Postseason Success

    5. Integrity

    6. Potential

    Lets take a look at who landed where on my list of the top-30 current MLB players.

    Next: #30. Manny Machado