Every MLB Team's Best Tweeter
There is a lot that people can say in just 140 characters, which is why Twitter has become so popular. A number of major league baseball players Twitter frequently.
Many of the baseball players on Twitter have a big following. This is because they are funny or they provide insight into the daily life of a major league baseball player. Fans have access that they have never had before, as Twitter allows them to get closer to their favorite players.
Each team has a number of players who send out tweets, and it seems as if there are more players with Twitter accounts these days than players without them.
Here are the top players from each team who you should follow on Twitter.
Arizona Diamondbacks: Barry Enright
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/BarryEnright54
Sample Tweet: Mikes Weeney... I mean Mike Sweeney RT @MLBFanCave: What's the best baseball name of all time? #MLBFC
Barry Enright is very active on Twitter. He sends out multiple messages a day, often joking around and responding to fans.
Atlanta Braves: Peter Moylan
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/petermoylan
Sample Tweet: “@tychapp: do toilets in australia really spin the opposite direction?!” No but the water flushes the other way, never seen a toilet spin.
Peter Moylan will often respond to fan's questions when he has free time. He usually gives witty answers, and it is easy to tell that he has a good personality.
After reading Moylan's Twitter, it is clear that he would be a fun guy to hang out with, as he is often cracking jokes.
Baltimore Orioles: Adam Jones
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/SimplyAJ10
Sample Tweet: Watch reruns of Diners, drive-ins, and dives till i go to sleep. But it might make me want to eat again.
Adam Jones is one of the best young outfielders in baseball. He is also the best member of the Baltimore Orioles to follow on Twitter.
Jones has over 23,000 followers who want to listen to what he has to say. He also has good taste in television shows. You have to agree what Jones says in the tweet above. It is hard not to get hungry when that show is on.
Boston Red Sox: David Ortiz
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/davidortiz
Sample Tweet: Man, even my barber has LINsanity RT @monster99com: @D_L1N true dat. Dennis, ask @JLin7 if he needs a #Haircut
David Ortiz tweets in both English and Spanish, so he has an even larger following than many other players—more than 200,000 people, to be exact.
He sends out messages about everything from baseball to his charity foundation. Ortiz is a player who must be followed by Red Sox fans.
Chicago Cubs: Casey Coleman
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/CColeman17
Sample Tweet: I was just on ESPN! Giving up a homerun to Adrian Gonzalez haha
The Chicago Cubs are a team without many players on Twitter. One of the players who is on Twitter is Casey Coleman.
It should come as no surprise that Coleman is one of the youngest players on the Cubs. He has a good sense of humor, and his followers should enjoy his tweets.
Chicago White Sox: Gordon Beckham
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/gordonbeckham
Sample Tweet: Exactly...if there is a 9 foot hairy human running around...pretty sure someone with a gun would have laid that squatch in the shade by now
Gordon Beckham has a pretty funny Twitter. There are a number of times where he just tweets whatever random thought is on his mind.
Beckham shares a lot of pictures with his followers. He seems to have an interest in Bigfoot, as he has made a number of references to Bigfoot in his tweets.
Cincinnati Reds: Brandon Phillips
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/datdudebp
Sample Tweet: Yep, in the clubhouse playing that #Swag'd music! Some of my teammates surprised the hell out of me w/ their dance moves LMAO!!! #PRICELESS
One of Brandon Phillips' Twitter followers was in for a big surprise in 2011 after he tweeted that Phillips should come watch his game. Phillips did exactly that and showed up at the teen's game.
Phillips has over 217,000 followers, which is certainly a testament to his popularity both on and off the field.
Cleveland Indians: Chris Perez
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/chrisperez54
Sample Tweet: These new DirecTv commercials are BS: I throw things, have a scraggly beard, but do NOT bring in stray animals
The Cleveland Indians not only picked up an outstanding closer when they traded for Chris Perez but they also got a great tweeter.
Perez will give his followers his song of the day, and he has a fairly good taste in music.
Colorado Rockies: Dexter Fowler
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/DFowler24
Sample Tweet: Happy Groundhog Day to ppl who don't trust Climate Science but trust involuntary rodent weather reactions :P
While he does not tweet as much as other baseball players, Dexter Fowler does have some gems when he does decide to send out a message.
Fowler does interact with his fans on occasion, so if you tweet him a question, it is entirely possible that you will get a response.
Detroit Tigers: Collin Balester
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/ballystar40
Sample Tweet: I have to get back to the drawling board and come up with set plays in NHL12. @Jacob_Turner22 and @CaseyCrosby2 aren't impressed. #NHL
The Detroit Tigers traded for Collin Balester this winter, and they are hoping that he can become a key piece of their bullpen this year.
Balester is a big sports fan and is also a fan of video games. He plays NHL 12 a bunch—and apparently he is not very good at it.
Houston Astros: Jordan Schafer
Twitter Handle: https://twitter.com/#!/JordanSchafer
Sample Tweet: This high school kid wants to race me for money? Should I feel bad for him or just take his cash?
The Houston Astros will be in for a long season this year. They have a number of young players and are rebuilding.
Astros' fans can make their season more enjoyable by following a few of the team's players on Twitter. Jordan Schafer would be a good player to follow.
Kansas City Royals: Danny Duffy
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/dduffkc23
Sample Tweet: If at first you dont succeed, youre not Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris facts have become a phenomenon over the years, and one fan of them is Danny Duffy. He sends out some of his own and even asks his followers to share their own favorites with him.
Duffy is one of the promising young pitchers in the Kansas City Royals rotation, and he will be a key piece of their future.
Los Angeles Angels: C.J. Wilson
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/str8edgeracer
Sample Tweet: @jdizzle_h @CMPunk yes he's invited to any game any time. I expect to learn signature wrestling moves by some point in the next 12 mo.
The Los Angeles Angels not only landed one of the top free agent pitchers on the market this winter, but they also added a player with one of baseball's best Twitter accounts.
Obviously the Angels care a lot more about his production on the field, but fans will enjoy being able to interact with C.J. Wilson.
Los Angeles Dodgers: Matt Kemp
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/therealmattkemp
Sample Tweet: On the way 2 the best city LA baby!! Bout 2 go and make an appearance on one of my favorite shows #EastboundAndDown!! #KennyPowers baby!!!
Matt Kemp had an unbelievable season in 2011. He was one of the best players in baseball and is likely on his way to another outstanding season this year.
Kemp is an elite player, so it is great that he takes the time out of his schedule to interact with the fans.
Miami Marlins: Logan Morrison
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/lomomarlins
Sample Tweet: Eat faster. RT @Atownbomber @LoMoMarlins have an opinion on Elijah Dukes eating a bag of weed?
The Miami Marlins have two of the best tweeters in baseball. Ozzie Guillen deserves a shout-out here, but he gets edged out as the best tweeter on the Marlins.
Logan Morrison is absolutely hilarious. He puts out a number of gems on Twitter, so if you don't already, you should seriously consider following his account.
Milwaukee Brewers: John Axford
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/johnaxford
Sample Tweet: My emotions are taking over and I have 2 twitter rules: 1) No quick emotional tweets 2) No drunk tweets. ...
John Axford has a very quirky personality, and it is very apparent when one looks at his tweets.
The Milwaukee Brewers' star closer is one of the keys to the team's success. Axford keeps fans entertained with his performance on the field and his tweets when he is off of it.
Minnesota Twins: Denard Span
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/thisisdspan
Sample Tweet: I guess shorts with dress shoes and no socks is in style here in ft Myers lol.
The Minnesota Twins had a rough season last year and are looking to turn things around this year. Denard Span will be expected to have a good season.
Span is not only a solid baseball player, but he is also a frequent tweeter. He is the Minnesota Twins fan to follow.
New York Mets: R.A. Dickey
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/radickey43
Sample Tweet: What am I going to do with my fantastic mets t with Jose reyes on it, it's no good to me anymore. Maybe auction.
Thanks for the great suggestions for the t. I've decided to superimpose Reuben tejadas head over Jose's and wear it with pride.
R.A. Dickey is one of the fan favorites among New York Mets fans. He has a cult like following, and he is a very solid pitcher.
Dickey is known for naming his bats, so it should come as no surprise that he has a hilarious Twitter.
New York Yankees: Nick Swisher
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/nickswisher
One of the best aspects about Twitter is that players and their fans can interact with each other without having to meet each other.
Nick Swisher constantly is interacting with his fans. He is very active with retweets and responds to the questions that his followers have.
Oakland Athletics: Brandon McCarthy
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/bmccarthy32
Sample Tweet: Barbara Streisand looks like she was designed by Picasso #Oscars
Brandon McCarthy wrote an article for Bleacher Report about the best MLB players to follow on Twitter. He named himself as the best player to follow, and there are certainly reasons why you should check out what he has to say.
McCarthy is hilarious on Twitter. However, he is not the only one in his family who has a funny Twitter. His wife, Amanda, is fairly funny as well.
If you are looking for another Oakland Athletic to follow, then check out Dallas Braden.
Philadelphia Phillies: Hunter Pence
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/hunterpence3
Sample Tweet: Just got off the elevator next to Dwight Howard! I'm not going to lie I was feeling slightly dwarfed but he still shouldn't come n the lane
The Philadelphia Phillies are certainly happy to have Hunter Pence for a full season this year. He will be an important piece of their run to the playoffs.
Pence is one of the better outfielders in the major leagues, and he will need to step up if Ryan Howard misses significant time this year.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Andrew McCutchen
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/TheCUTCH22
Sample Tweet: If you buy a smart car, it doesn't automatically make you a smart person. Read a book!Random #FactOfTheDay
Andrew McCutchen is one of the young stars on the Pittsburgh Pirates' roster. He is hoping that he can lead the team to a record that is over .500 this season.
With his outstanding play on the field, McCutchen keeps fans entertained. McCutchen has also entertained fans by interacting with them on his Twitter.
San Diego Padres: Yonder Alonso
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/YonderalonsoU
Sample Tweet: On my way to SD...can't wait to see the Fans at FanFest! Looking forward to it!
There are certain major league players who have done a good job taking advantage of everything that Twitter has to offer. One of those players is Yonder Alonso.
He is very active when it come to interacting with fans, which should quickly make him a favorite in San Diego.
San Francisco Giants: Brian Wilson
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/brianwilson38
Sample Tweet: Happy Birthday, Larry Bird. Today is the only day Chuck Norris takes second place at life!
No one should be surprised that Brian Wilson is the one San Francisco Giants player who should be followed on Twitter.
Wilson is certainly a quirky individual, and his tweets follow suit. Some of Wilson's tweets can cheer you up if you are having a bad day. He doesn't tweet often, but when he does put something out, it is great.
Seattle Mariners: Brandon League
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/BrandonLeague43
Sample Tweet: Should've wore a sweatband for this spicy chicken!! Swear the cook is laughing at me behind the corner!! #HiddenCamera?
Brandon League has done a great job as the closer for the Seattle Mariners. He is a free agent after the year, so he may be dealt by the Mariners this season.
League is only 28 years old and should get better and better. He could be considered an elite closer very soon.
St. Louis Cardinals: David Freese
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/dfreese23
Sample Tweet: most frustrating texts... gettin a pic of a dynamite meal somebody is about to crush!!!!! #belowthebelt #yaisendemtoo
David Freese certainly gained a lot more Twitter followers after his big home run during Game 6 of the World Series.
He certainly enjoys having all of the followers, as he constantly is interacting with them in addition to putting out his own comments.
Tampa Bay Rays: David Price
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/DAVIDprice14
Sample Tweet: I'm about to light this grill...not really sure how because my buddies grill is complicated so if anything happens I love all of you!!!
Do yourself a favor and follow David Price on Twitter. It is a decision that you certainly will not regret.
Price is one of the best tweeters in baseball. He is very active on Twitter and responds to a number of his followers tweets.
Texas Rangers: Derek Holland
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/dutch_oven45
Sample Tweet: Chuck Norris 101- Some people break the laws of the state, Chuck Norris breaks the laws of physics...now thats gold
Derek Holland is incredibly talented. He is an outstanding baseball player, an aspiring weather man and a dedicated tweeter.
At this point it should be clear that baseball players like Chuck Norris facts, and Holland has been known to tweet out a few.
Toronto Blue Jays: Travis Snider
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/lunchboxhero45
Sample Tweet: I would love to punish a buffet side by side with @SHAQ and Sir Charles. Wonder if could hang. #bigdogs
There are a number of Toronto Blue Jays that are on Twitter, and one of the best ones to follow is Travis Snider.
His Twitter handle is Lunchboxhero45, so no one should be surprised that Snider tweets about food a lot.
Washington Nationals: Stephen Strasburg
Twitter Handle: http://twitter.com/#!/stras37
Sample Tweet: Attempting to balance in the dark during yoga is no joke I'm surprised I didn't fall flat on my face...
Stephen Strasburg is one of the most popular players in baseball right now. He is one of the younger players in baseball, so it is not surprising that Strasburg uses social media.
Strasburg does not tweet as often as other players, but that is likely because he is working on becoming one of the best pitchers in the majors.