Leading off an MLB lineup is a tall task, but every team must delegate the responsibility to one of its batters.
What follows is a list of the top 25 table-setters in baseball history.
Each achieved and sustained a mastery of the No. 1 role.
Exceptional offensive production atop the batting order was the only prerequisite for potential top-25 candidates.
An emphasis was put on particular stats like on-base percentage, stolen-base percentage and strikeout-to-walk ratio. Also, I favored players who totaled more plate appearances from the leadoff spot.