July 13, 2021

Player rankings, All-Star break

Babe Ruth. Bullet Rogan. Shohei Ohtani.

Or Ronald Acuña Jr. + Gerrit Cole.

Ohtani, the Angels designated hitter-pitcher, is the best player in baseball and the kind of person everyone “should embrace.”

Ohtani is hitting .279/.364/.698 with 33 home runs, 70 RBIs and 65 runs. Those numbers alone place him among the top five position players in the game.

But Ohtani pitches, too. The right-hander is 3-1 with a 3.49 ERA. He has 87 strikeouts in 67 innings.

The top 10 players in baseball are:

1. Shohei Ohtani, Angels
2. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays
3. Fernando Tatís Jr., Padres
4. Jacob deGrom, Mets
5. Max Muncy, Dodgers
6. Zack Wheeler, Phillies
7. Brandon Crawford, Giants
8. Trea Turner, Nationals
9. Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox
10. Marcus Semien, Blue Jays

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