Believe it or not, it is July, and we're already at the halfway point of the MLB season. As we approach the All-Star Game, it's a great time to recognize some of the best individual efforts. Even though we've perpetually been stuck in the "Year of the Pitcher" since the end of the steroid era, I think it's a great time to rank baseball's 10 sweetest swings.
Though there is a degree of subjectivity in deciding what makes a sweet swing, I will take a few things into consideration.
First and foremost, there is the eye test. The nicest swings look easy and beautiful. If there was ever an example of this, it would be Ken Griffey Jr.
Secondly, there are mechanics. Some players get great results out of their swing but don't necessarily do it in the most technically sound way. Vladimir Guerrero was a prolific hitter, but no one would ever put him on this list.
Finally, there are results. Statistics don't mean everything, but a pretty swing accompanied by a .220 batting average is not that impressive. While this won't be a ranking based on batting averages, don't be surprised to see some familiar names like Adrian Gonzalez or Robinson Cano making the list.
Let's get to it.