Speed has always been intriguing. Professional baseball players that can jet around the basepaths certainly draw a lot of attention to themselves.
Cincinnati Reds prospect Billy Hamilton has been in the spotlight a lot over the past year because of his blazing speed. He is just one example of how a player's stock can rise because of how fast they can run.
There are a number of baseball players that have demonstrated impressive speed in the major leagues this season. Some of the fastest players in the game are only part-time players, but it is because of their speed that they are even in the major leagues.
Stolen bases are just one way to measure how fast a player is. Their ability to sprint to first base, hustle around the bases to score a run and covering ground in the field all help determine who the fastest players in baseball are.
This slideshow ranks the 25 fastest players in baseball today.