Top 25 Players in Major League Baseball in 2012

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Top 25 Players in Major League Baseball in 2012
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Two words: Triple Crown

This season has been a very exciting one that will go down in history as one of the best in recent years.

In the first year of double wild-card berths in baseball, this season featured an unheard of three perfect games and seven no-hit performances (one combined); a Triple Crown winner; a rookie that hit 30 HRs and nearly stole 50 bases while competing for a batting title; and a formerly washed-up 37-year-old pitcher who won 20 games.

This season was incredible to watch, but unfortunately, many sports fans are not as tuned into baseball as they used to be. Many ideas have been considered to recapture the attention of the new age sports fan that must be entertained consistently. Few ideas seem to make sense, but if there is anything MLB could do more of, it is promoting the fabulous talent that the league has on display.

Baseball is not quite the star-dominated sport that basketball can be, but it should be. Some of the league’s current legends such as Derek Jeter and Albert Pujols are on the way down, but despite that fact, they both had solid years and are relevant. Focusing on what was accomplished this year with a minor consideration for reputation, who are the top 25 players in baseball right now?

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