In your opinion, who are the top 5 players in the MLB?

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Including batters and pitchers, how would you rank the 5 best players in the Majors?



1. Miguel Cabrera - Annual triple crown threat, best hitter in the game today

2. Mike Trout - Top all-around blend of hitting, speed, and defense

3. Clayton Kershaw - Reigning NL Cy Young, tops in ERA and WHIP

4. Robinson Cano - Probably next best all-around threat to Trout, and plays gold-glove 2B

5. Buster Posey - MVP, 2 time World Series Champ, Rookie of the Year, and he's a catcher



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Got no issue w/ 1 & 2....but you can make a case for guys like Crush Davis, Yadier Molina, Wainright, etc. being in that 3-5 mix.
 

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Miguel Cabrera

Mike Trout

Robinson Cano

Carlos Gonzalez

Buster Posey

Cant put Davis on the list due to a career of mediocrity (to put it lightly), and only one year of elite performance.  Cant put a pitcher on this list, because, well, I wouldnt take a pitcher over any of these guys.
 
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Miguel Cabrera
Mike Trout
Robinson Cano
Carlos Gonzalez
Buster Posey

Cant put Davis on the list due to a career of mediocrity (to put it lightly), and only one year of elite performance.  Cant put a pitcher on this list, because, well, I wouldnt take a pitcher over any of these guys.
If we're talking this year, Davis should be in that top-5, IMO.
 

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If we're talking this year, Davis should be in that top-5, IMO.
I can get behind this line of thinking.....but to take it a step further, if we are only talking about this year, how could Davis not be #1 or #2?
 
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This year? Or all around?

This year would have to be Miggy, Trout, Davis, Gomez and CarGo to me.

Dland/DJ's I can't see myself putting CD over Trout or Miggy. As amazing as he's been this year.
 
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This year? Or all around?

This year would have to be Miggy, Trout, Davis, Gomez and CarGo to me.

Dland/DJ's I can't see myself putting CD over Trout or Miggy. As amazing as he's been this year.
I think CD is in the top 5, but he's not having a better year than Miggy/Trout.

The joke that is DC sports radio was comparing Bryce Harper to Mickey mantle the other day....not even realizing that Mike Trout even exists. :smh:
 
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I'm surprised how many people are listing Buster Posey.

Yadi is not that far off in terms of the catcher position. Like having another manager on the diamond.
 
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Including batters and pitchers, how would you rank the 5 best players in the Majors?



1. Miguel Cabrera - Annual triple crown threat, best hitter in the game today

2. Mike Trout - Top all-around blend of hitting, speed, and defense

3. Clayton Kershaw - Reigning NL Cy Young, tops in ERA and WHIP

4. Robinson Cano - Probably next best all-around threat to Trout, and plays gold-glove 2B

5. Buster Posey - MVP, 2 time World Series Champ, Rookie of the Year, and he's a catcher



Discuss...
got no problem with this. 
 
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Miggy
Trout
Posey
Kershaw
Yadier


:lol: Josh Donaldson is barley top 5 in his position


1. miguel cabrera
2. mike trout
3. Buster posey
4. felix hernandez
5. adrian beltre
Kershaw > King Felix
don't kid yourself kershaw is getting help from pitching in the NL offenses
Lol ok. It's too bad he plays for such a sorry franchise! Love to watch him pitch
lol typical SF fan, gets beat in argument so trys to throw in a immature shot to make them feel better
 

dland24

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This year? Or all around?

This year would have to be Miggy, Trout, Davis, Gomez and CarGo to me.

Dland/DJ's I can't see myself putting CD over Trout or Miggy. As amazing as he's been this year.
I think CD is in the top 5, but he's not having a better year than Miggy/Trout.
 
I dont see how it is an indisputable fact that CD is not having a better season than Trout. Taking the names completely out of it, who is having the better season:

Batting Average: essentially a wash

Runs: essentially a wash

On Base %: essentially a wash

Slugging %: player A by a wide margin

Hits: essentially a wash

Doubles: essentially a wash

Triples: player B by a wide margin

Homeruns: player A by a wide margin

RBIs: player A by a wide margin

Steals:player B by a wide margin

WAR: essentially even

How are you guys saying that player B is having an indisputably better season than player A?  Judging by statistics, I would personally say you guys are wrong.
 
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This year? Or all around?


This year would have to be Miggy, Trout, Davis, Gomez and CarGo to me.


Dland/DJ's I can't see myself putting CD over Trout or Miggy. As amazing as he's been this year.

I think CD is in the top 5, but he's not having a better year than Miggy/Trout.

 
I dont see how it is an indisputable fact that CD is not having a better season than Trout. Taking the names completely out of it, who is having the better season:

Batting Average: essentially a wash
Runs: essentially a wash
On Base %: essentially a wash
Slugging %: player A by a wide margin
Hits: essentially a wash
Doubles: essentially a wash
Triples: player B by a wide margin
Homeruns: player A by a wide margin
RBIs: player A by a wide margin
Steals:player B by a wide margin
WAR: essentially even

How are you guys saying that player B is having an indisputably better season than player A?  Judging by statistics, I would personally say you guys are wrong.
because offense is only half of the game
 
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Wouldn't have a problem with Wainwright cracking anyone's top-5. Pitching lights out.

Yu Darvish soon to join the elite pitching club with Kershaw and JV.
 
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