Major League Baseball is the field of dreams for many young players as well as baseball followers and sports betting fans that love to keep an eye on the MLB odds & get involved in the excitement. The oldest of the professional sporting leagues in the USA, the MLB was founded in 1903 and has gone on to spawn some of the most iconic players in the world. And the MLB talent pool has no sign of abating. From their home run average, to their batting style and every skill in-between, we take a look at some of Major League Baseball’s biggest stars today.
Major League Baseball’s Player:
Los Angeles Angels
There is no stopping this exceptionally talented 29-year-old, who is routinely named the top baseball player in the world. As a centre fielder, he has captivated audiences with his stamina and sheer skill, which has made him the highest earning MLB player today. Not only does he have a higher WAR (wins above replacement) score than more than 100 Hall of Fame icons but he has been awarded three Most Valuable Player awards. And he is one of the highest paid players in the MLB, after scoring a record $430 million, 12-year deal with the Angels.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Currently the National League’s Most Valuable Player, Cody Bellinger comes from good sporting stock; his father is former New York Yankees player, Clay Bellinger. As a world-class outfielder, Bellinger Jr makes it look easy, scoring 47 home runs and gaining a .305 batting average during his 2019 season, both career bests – so far. His 2019 success led to him signing a $11.5 million one-year contract with the Dodgers, setting a new MLB record for a player in his first year of salary arbitration.
A rising star on the MLB scene, Yelich stormed into full view in the 2018 season when he scored 69 home runs for the Brewers, earning him the National League’s MVP award. Then in 2019 the talented outfielder took a hit on his leg, breaking his kneecap and leaving him on the side-lines for the rest of the year. However, he still led the league’s batting average for 2019. Now back to full game fitness, his promise is starting to return, and in March 2020, he signed a lucrative $215 million contract extension to stay with the Brewers for the next nine years.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Previously with the Boston Red Sox, Betts joined the Dodgers in early 2020, bringing with him a formidable reputation as one of the best defensive outfielders the game has known. Betts is also frequently compared to Trout, who is widely considered the world’s best baseball player. To add to his sporting prowess, Betts is also a professional ten pin bowler. During his time with the Red Sox, Betts became the first player in MLB history to win the MVP, Gold Glove , Silver Slugger and the World Series all in the same season. In July, Betts signed a 12-year contract extension with the Dodgers, worth $365 million – one of the biggest contracts in the history of North American sport.