The number one player in baseball of last year would be Shohei Ohtani. He currently plays for the Los Angeles Angels. His position is a pitcher and made his debut to the MLB in 2018. He is not just a great pitcher, he also has great hitting. In 2021 he had 46 homeruns and also struck out 156 players. It will be interesting to see how great he can do in the upcoming season.
2. Juan Soto
This player plays for the MLB National League for the Washington Nationals. Soto is known for his outstanding hitting and has a great on base percentage of .465. It is hard to for pitchers to get an out when he comes to the plate. He had a total of 29 homeruns in the 2021 season and also joined the MLB in 2018.
3. Vladimir Guerrero Jr
He is first baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays. He made his debut to the MLB in 2019. He is an amazing hitter and hit 48 homeruns. He is great with hitting fast balls that are going at a speed of 95 mph. He hit 274 balls going above that speed and lead the American League in on base percentage. He has really made a great impression for only being in the MLB for two years.
Looking at 2022
It will be interesting to see how these players preform in the 2022 season. These players all had an impressive season in 2021, and I wonder if they can preform even better in the upcoming season. If the lockout situation gets figured out, it will be fun to follow along with these players this season and their outstanding stats.
Many fans, including me are worried about the current lockout with Major League Baseball. Spring training was supposed to start this past week but with the lockout situation it is currently being postponed. It is not looking too good for the MLB season to begin in March like it is supposed to. There have been other MLB lockouts and strikes in the past which have cancelled a numerous amount of games, but those all happened before the 2000s. The USA Today has an article that provides all the relevant information about what is going on with the lockout and if the season looks promising or not. As of right now it is hard to tell if there is any hope for spring training to even begin. The people behind the lockout are very quiet and do not deliver much insight into what is going on behind the scenes. If the season does not begin soon many fans are going to be disappointed, because baseball is such a big sport for the spring, summer, and early fall months. I know that I will be trying to find other things to do because I spend a majority of my time going to these games and watching them from home. It is a bit frustrating not knowing what the future of this baseball season. Us baseball fans can just hope that the lockout situation will soon be resolved so we enjoy the game of baseball soon without having to worry.