Major League Baseball is a passionate experience.
Who doesn’t love a walk-off home run or a 10-strikeout performance from a starting pitcher? Who isn't enamored by a double driven to the gap, or a curveball thrown on a 3-2 count that buckles the knees of the opposing hitter?
MLB is simply exciting.
Sure, games can drag on, but that one moment can make it all worth it. Players make it worth it.
So who are the 25 most exciting players in MLB you need to watch this season? Who are the 25 guys capable of capturing the imagination of the fans at this very moment?
You're about to find out.
Now determining who the most exciting player in the game is goes past WAR (wins above replacement). There are other metrics that must be accounted for. Therefore, I have added a bit of structure.
Let’s take a look at the formulas for position players and starting pitchers, before getting into the actual list.
*Note: All information gathered for rankings was collected prior to action on Monday. All other statistics that are cited are accurate as of game time on Tuesday, May 6 and are courtesy of FanGraphs unless otherwise noted.