Major League Baseball players are regarded as the best baseball players in the world. With outstanding skill and athletic performance, these players captivate the spectators and make the game worth watching. Following is a list of some of the most popular Major League Baseball players:
Hanley Ramirez- With .316 batting average and 313 runs through 2009 season, Hanley Ramirez is a shortstop for the Florida Marlins. This Major League Baseball player has won his first National League batting title in 2009. Ramirez was born on December 23, 1983, in Samana, Dominican Republic. The Baseball Writers Association of America selected him as the NL Rookie of the Year in 2006.
Alex Rodriguez- Regarded as one of the best all–around baseball players of all time, Alex Rodriguez was born on July 27, 1975. He made his MLB debut for the Seattle Mariners on July 8, 1994 as shortstop. Presently he is playing for the New York Yankees as third base. Through 2009, his batting average is .305, while the number of total home runs is 583. By breaking the record Jimmie Foxx, he has become the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs. Rodriguez also played for the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers. He has one World Series champion title, two Gold Glove Award, four AL Hank Aaron Award, and ten Silver Slugger Award to his credit.
Johan Santana- Born on March 13, 1979 in Tovar, Venezuela, Johan Santana is a left-handed starting pitcher. Being a two-time Cy Young Award winner, this Major League Baseball player currently plays for the New York Mets. He made his MLB debut for the Minnesota Twins on April 3, 2000. He was selected as the Player's Choice Outstanding Pitcher in 2004 and 2006. Santana has won All-Star title four times, and TSN Pitcher of the Year two times.
Chris Carpenter- This starting pitcher in Major League Baseball made his MLB debut for the Toronto Blue Jays on May 12, 1997. Born on April 27, 1975, Chris Carpenter has earned run average 3.88 and 1,315 strikeouts. He has many coveted titles to his name such as, World Series champion title, All-Star title, NL TSN Pitcher of the Year, and more.
There are many other renowned Major League Baseball players. Some of them are Ryan Howard, Jason Bay, Joe Mauer, David Wright, Francisco Rodriguez, Jose Reyes, Roy Halladay, Chase Utley, C.C. Sabathia, Grady Sizemore, Derek Jeter, and David Wright.