Major League Baseball is entering an ice age.
It is no secret hitting has been down around the league in 2011, and this follows a loose trend since the so-called "end" of the so-called "Steroid Era." This year, more than any recent one, has seemed to decidedly favor the pitchers, leaving the hitters out in the cold.
Perhaps then it is for this reason that Major League Baseball has seen a significant quantity of young players making significant contributions at the major league level in 2011.
Here is a look at the top six major league hitters under the age of 23.