Top 5 MLB players to look out for in 2021
Just like most popular sports, the 2020 Major League Baseball season was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in a delay of almost four months. The disruption reduced the 162-game calendar to just 60 games, which were played without fans. However, with the 2021 calendar having resumed on 1st April, players and fans alike can expect an action-packed season with little disruptions. Just like the start of most opening MLB seasons, fans are always asking themselves who will emerge the best player and help their team to top honours. If you are a baseball fan and fancy your chances on how your favourite team will perform this season, you may want to head over to sites like Comeon Danmark
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Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels
While Trout made his big break a decade ago, 2020 was a season to forget. He saw his batting percentages decline and was also poor defensively when compared to previous seasons. However, he did still finish in the top 5 AL MVP for a 9th consecutive season. This shows that he still had a great season, even if it was his worst. He however remains a great player and cannot be written off this season.
Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers
Betts is one of the players that holds great promise, and the staff at Dodgers knew he was good but did not expect him to hit the great heights he did when he signed for them last year. He has a sharp eye defensively, and is a player that many fans will find exciting to watch as the season progresses.
Juan Soto, Washington Nationals
At just 22 years, Soto is an exciting player to watch out for in the upcoming season. He managed to hit .351/.490/.695 in just 45 games, which places him in a prime position to emerge as one of the best hitters in 2021.
Ronald Acuna Jr, Atlanta Braves
Another youngster for the future is Acuna, who at just 23 years is lining up as one the fiercest hitters
of the game. He hit 14 homers in the 2020 calendar season and .250/.406/.581 lines in just 46 games. Fans of Atlanta Braves should be proud to have locked another superstar after offering a lucrative contract to Fernando Tatis Jr.
Gerrit Cole, New York Yankees
During last season, Cole was the best pitcher but admitted the on-and-off nature of the game last year could have affected his form. However, he did not disappoint and will be hoping his impressive run will continue in a season he hopes will be undisrupted. However, he will want to improve on how he serves home runs since he allowed 14 homers, which was the second-highest tally of the season.