The Opening Day of Major League Baseball is less than a month away, and every team has hope for the season that lies ahead. As the season draws near, which baseball player will have a breakout year? Who will be among the best Major League players in 2017?
Mike Trout CF Los Angeles Angels
Mike Trout is one of the top young players in the game today. His superb defensive abilities in Center Field is only matched by his great ability at the plate. Trout hit 29 home runs last year and scored 123 runs with a .315 batting average, and was voted as the MVP in the American League. At the age of 25, Trout will only get better as his career progresses.
Clayton Kershaw SP Los Angeles Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw is considered by many to be the best player in baseball. He is a 6-time National League All-Star and has won the Cy Young Award three times in his career. Last year, Kershaw won 12 games and had a 1.69 ERA as he helped the Dodgers win the National League West Division.
Kris Bryant 3B Chicago Cubs
Kris Bryant was a key piece in bringing a long-awaited World Series Championship to the Chicago Cubs. Bryant was the National League MVP, as he hit 39 home runs and drove in 102 RBI’s. He will look to build upon a historic season and lead the Cubs to another World Series victory. He’s got the power of any current hockey players, and more to spare.