At the All-Star break, you can debate which players should be the major award winners. You can also debate which players are the most fun to watch. Who do you consider the most exciting players in the game? Our list starts with:
Mike Trout, Angels: It’s hard to believe he’s still only 22. He’s electric whether as a hitter, baserunner or fielder.
Yasiel Puig, Dodgers: He always seems to do something worth talking about, even when he check-swings on a lobbed pitch to start off his round in the Home Run Derby. And then gets blanked. Looks like a linebacker, cannon arm and a great bat flipper.
Dee Gordon, Dodgers: He’s the major league leader in stolen bases and triples, two of the most exciting plays in the game.
Andrew McCutchen, Pirates: Can do it all: hits for average and power and has 15 stolen bases.
Jose Altuve, Astros: Little (5 feet 6) second baseman puts up big numbers. He is second in the NL in batting average (.335) and steals (41).
Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics: The two-time Home Run Derby champion turned in the most spectacular play of the season’s first half, launching an ICBM — that’s a missle, youngsters — from left field to nail the Angels’ Howie Kendrick at home plate.