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Power Ranking MLB Stars with the Sweetest Swings
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Robinson Cano's swing is cooler than the other side of the pillow.

One of the best moments in sports is when the bat leaves the hitter’s shoulders and violently crosses the plate, hoping to make contact with the baseball. We call this a swing.

As with basically everything in the world, some people are better at this than others. In this situation, some players have the smoothest swings in the game while others look like a train wreck when taking a hack at the pitch.

We can judge swings in a couple of different ways. Fluidity is one, looking at how easy the bat moves through the zone. Is the player's bat all over the place when swinging or does it go right through without much effort?

Another factor to take into consideration is how the bat is swung. Does the player open up when about to swing or does he keep his head in and his body closed? Batting stance plays a little bit of a factor to, but I won’t be weighing that too heavily since someone could have a horrific stance and still have a good swing.

Using B/R MLB Lead Writer Zach Rymer’s list of the 100 best players in baseball as a primer, I compiled a list of the 25 best offensive players. Here is how their swings match up with one another. 

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