Who is the best hitter in Major League Baseball?
Well, that depends on several factors:
Are you asking for the most skilled hitter, or the most valuable?
Do you want a guy who can winning batting titles, or home runs titles?
Should hitting be judged by ability, or by production?
All good questions, and depending on your answers, you might conclude that the best hitter in baseball is Albert Pujols, Ichiro Suzuki, Ryan Howard, Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez, or Joey Votto.
But what if we wanted to construct the perfect hitter? What is we could be Dr. Frankenstein, and take pieces from all the different hitters in baseball and make the perfect batsman? What would you take, and from whom?
Let's have a look.