Who doesn’t like an old fashioned power ranking of the best players in the game by position?
For many of us, these sort of slideshows are nothing more than an extension of our childhood; a time when we sat around with friends and argued over who was the best pitcher in the game, who was the fastest shortstop, etc.
Childhood? Heck, many of us still do that today, right?
Whether you think Roy Halladay or Tim Lincecum is the best pitcher in baseball, we can all find common ground on the grand argument arena of who's the best.
So let’s take a look at who I have lined up as my five best per position.
Each number one will be highlighted by a small blurb explaining why. I will not just take into account statistical factors since numbers change every day:
EX: (If I compared Albert Pujols to Carlos Delgado before his retirement announcement) Carlos Delgado topped all first baseman with 473 home runs, but Albert Pujols averages 40-plus a year and is a better glove defensively…arguably, Pujols is the better player, understand?
In short, this is one of those good old-fashioned back-and-forths, so feel free to leave your argument in the comment section.
After all, not everyone’s opinions are going to be the same now are they?