MLB: The 5 Most Exciting Players in Baseball

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1- Mike Trout, LF, Los Angeles Angels

2012 Stats: .326 AVG, 30 HRS, 129 Runs, 83 RBI, 49 SB

Sep 28, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the first inning of the game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

When Mike Trout made his debut for the Angels last season, they looked like the worst team money could buy. However, with his nightly heroics and jaw dropping defense he became the most valuable player in league, even if he didn’t win the MVP, and nearly forced Los Angeles kicking and screaming into the playoffs. Trout can do it all; he hits for power, he hits for average, he runs like a bullet train and plays the outfield like he knows where the ball will land before the pitch is thrown. Trout is the only player that I can remember saying to myself that it is just as much fun watching him run the bases as it is watching him hit a homerun. He is so talented that he makes former MVPs Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton after thoughts on their own team. In a year where a player won the Triple Crown, Trout turned the MVP vote into a debate. Simply put, no player makes a bigger impact, and no one in the MLB is more exciting to watch.

Closest Legendary Player Comparison: Mickey Mantle