Baseball has first been started in the year 1846, by a New Jersey team. Baseball is one of the most popular game all over the world. Though it is mainly loved by the people of Canada and United States, the number of baseball lovers is extremely huge. 94 percent of the American population is baseball supportive. In addition to America, Japan and Cuba are also big supportive of the game. Baseball is the leading game in these countries. In Canada and US, the professional teams are divided into the two major groups The American League and the National League. They are collectively called as the Major League Baseball. There are total nine teams in the game. The Major League Baseball has total 30 teams, having 25 players in a single team, which makes a total of around 750 players in the entire league. Thus forming a list of top ten among these 750 players is somehow very difficult. However on the basis of their previous performances and the expected performances, a list of top ten players of baseball of the year 2013 has been formed. So have a look over the list, before switching ON the match of baseball.
10. Troy Tulowitzki
Troy Tulowitzki is a 28 years old player and is a player of Colorado Rockies from the year 2006 till now. He posses great leadership qualities and his amazing size and abilities have made him reached to this position in the International baseball. This player is at the number tenth position in the list of top players of baseball. He suffered from the groin injury in the last season(2012) and could not play inn the finals. But this year he has gone through the surgery and is perfectly fit to play the game. This great player has scored around 90 runs, 30 homers and about 97 RBIs from the years 2009-11.
9. Joey Votto
Joey Votto is a baseball batter from the team Cincinnati Reds. He is basically a Canadian player and is 30 years old. In the year 2010, he won many awards. He won National League Hank Aaron Award, the National League MVP Award and also the Lou Marsh Trophy. In February, this year, this player had been voted as the Face Of The MLB. This player hit 348 last year before all star break. But due to the knee injury, he had to miss the second half of the season. The injury had been cured now and the player is expected to rock the grounds this season, and return to the tag of the best batter of baseball.
8. Andrew McCutchen
He plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates and is placed at number 8th position this year. He is an American, all rounder player and is expected to play in his usual awesom way this season. He is also nicknamed as Clutch. He did his major debut league in the year 2009 and in the year 2012, he was at the second position in batting(.327 average) and was at the first one in hits, with around 194 hits. Though he is just 26 years old, it is expected that in the upcoming seasons, he is about to make his place in the top stars of the baseball teams.
7. Carlos Gonzalez
Carlos is the outfielder of Colorado Rockies. The great playing capabilities of this player can be understood just by knowing that he has won two Gold Glove awards and one Silver Slugger award in the Major League Baseball. He is an outstanding MLB star and also the batting champion. Thus no doubtedly, this year the expectations are high from this player. Hie last year’s performance has increased the hopes to a higher extent.
6. Albert Pujols
He is the first baseball baseman of the Los Angles team. He has got the sportsman’s phisique. He is 6 feet and 3 inch in height and 230 pounds in weight. He is probably the only player in the history of major league who has batted for at least .300 and with around thirty home runs . In his first ten seasons, this player has batted more than 100 runs. He accumulated around 500 doubles in the first 12 seasons of his baseball career life. He is probably the first one to do so.
5. Robinson Cano
He is the second baseman of New York Yankees and is also a great hitter and slugger. He has been on pace with around thirty home runs and around hundred RBI seasons. This thirty year old player has been giving an outstanding performances in the last some seasons. This year as well it is expected that he is gonna maintain his performance, despite of his teammates behavior, who have a little hard time in staying healthy when they are around him. The player has acquired .290 hits along with thirteen home runs and thirty four RBI
4. Ryan Braun
He is just 29 years old and is doing so good in the game, that he has been able to beat all the old and experienced players and has been able to acquire the fourth position in the list. He represents the Milwaukee Brewers team. The amazing thing about the team is that three of its player are on the top twenty five lists in the Major Baseball League. Ryan Braun, the left fielder, is on the top among them. This player has done a great job since he has been in the team. He has .310 hits along with thirty three RBIs. With such great score, he is expected to get more closer to top the list of best players of this season.
3. Buster Posey
This 26 years old young player is at the third position in this list. He is young and thus is more enthusiastic in his team. This player is known as the best hitter of the Major Baseball league. He has won many awards last year and thus the hopes have raised for his performance this year as well. He won the National League Batting title and the Most Valuable Player award also. The quality efforts that he puts for his team are extra ordinary. He is on the 10th position in league, having an average of .310. He is believed to be an elite hitter of the MBL.
2. Miguel Cabrera
This year, Miguel Cabrera is expected to maintain his position of the best slugger of Major Baseball League. He is knows a s the hitter who produces more and more runs. This 30 year old player has been seen as one of the most enthusiastic players of the team, Detroit Tigers and also of the entire MBL teams. He is the player who won the first Triple Crown in the baseball since the year 1967 and this increases the expectations for this player this year as well. Triple Crown means he has topped the list of best batting average, RBIs and also the best home runs in his league. So this year, be aware of the most dangerous slugger of the MBL.
1. Mike Trout
Mike Trout is the favorite of majority of baseball lovers, and the players has also been able to fulfill the expectations of his fans. He has delivered an outstanding performance this season and has managed to acquire the first position in the list. The player is getting heat up so rapidly, so it is a message to all the Major League Baseball teams, you need to watch out your back. He got off to a little bit slow start, keeping in mind the performance he gave in the last season. But this month of May, he broke all the teeth away. He hit .354 runs, 21 RBI, 1.161 OPS and 8 home runs. With his 36 RBIs, he is now at seventh position in American League and having around .950 OPS, he is at fifth position. In this season, he is the most dangerous player, having all of his heat ON. He is on the run for becoming the best player of baseball in this year. This player has been compared to the great player, Willie Mays Hayes, in context with theirs playing tactics. He has got speed, mind and powers in his games.