Bunting isn't exactly a lost art in baseball, but (to borrow a phrase from NBA draft analysts), it isn't exactly the sexiest part of the game.
Yes, bunts are boring. Fans don't go crazy for them; announcers don't scream for them. On the scale of most exciting baseball plays, bunts barely even register.
Yet, they are an important part of the game.
Bunts are important because "small ball" techniques will always, no matter the era, be an important part of a successful team's game plans. The ability to efficiently get fast, base-stealing runners on base at the beginnings of innings can drastically improve a team's chances of success. And bunting can be an efficient way to do this.
So here are the five best bunters in Major League Baseball today. They may not be the most glamorous players in the game, but they have a knack for helping their teams in ways that don't always show up in the box score.