The MLB is in a good spot right now. There is a good mix of experience and young talent. It seems like this is the best that both pitchers and hitters have played in the last couple years. With that being said, the MLB may be the hardest sports league to rank the best players. On one hand, you have players who only throw the ball, and on the other hand, you have players that only hit the ball.
There has been no doubt that Mike Trout has been the best position player since Alex Rodriguez. But what about pitcher? Who is the best pitcher in the MLB? Gerrit Cole? Justin Verlander? Max Scherzer? Jacob deGrom? In this article, I will break down every position, ranking the best player along with a couple honorable mentions.