By RantSports Staff on May 29, 2014
The baseball season is a long one; 162 games definitely include a period of the “dog days of summer” for even the biggest die-hard fan. However, there are a few players who bring a level of excitement every night that will make even the most casual fan say “wow” out loud. As we approach the time of year where hot baseball games are all the sports world has to offer, here are 15 players worth watching live with Slingbox.
Paul Goldschmidt is one of the lesser-known MLB stars today, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t exciting. For those Arizona Diamondbacks that get to see him play live all the time, they are lucky. Goldschmidt is one of the best first basemen in the league and his high average and power numbers will make him an MVP very soon.
Aroldis Chapman is the most exciting closer in the game of baseball and it’s because he throws faster than anyone in the league. It’s been a long time since there has been a guy who throws over 100 mph out of the bullpen. You watch this guy live, make sure not to blink or you might miss one of his fastballs.
One of the best up-and-coming young pitchers in baseball is taking the league by storm. Yu Darvish nearly recorded his first career no-hitter in 2014, but he is sure to have more of those type of games left in him. In fact, he’s recorded a no-hitter through seven innings three times in his career. If you want to see a no-hitter or perfect game happen live, you might consider watching Yu Darvish pitch.
Andrew McCutchen is the reigning MVP of the National League and he’s the one guy who Ken Griffey Jr. says he loves to watch more than anyone else. He has speed, power, defensive skills and a very high baseball IQ. Do you want to see a guy play live who a living legend claims is his favorite player?
Verlander was the first pitcher to win an MVP award in recent memory and that alone is enough to make you fall in love with him as a fan. The veteran pitcher can throw upwards of 100 mph and he has recorded two career no-hitters. Watch this guy live and you might witness history.
As the National League’s top early-season candidate for MVP, Troy Tulowitzki is knocking everything out of the park in 2014. Watching him play live in the most hitter-friendly ballpark in the big leagues is something you won’t regret. The league’s best shortstop is getting better and better each week.
A guy who was nicknamed “The Machine” in his prime is probably a guy you should put on a list like this. Albert Pujols just reached the 500 home run mark for his career and watching him chase 600 home runs for his career live would be amazing. He’s playing like he did when he was in his 20s and that’s more of a reason to watch him live.
He has been in multiple MLB Home Run Derby competitions, but that’s not the only reason Robinson Cano is exciting to watch live. The star second baseman is a leader on and off the field and will make you a big fan instantly. He hasn’t hit many home runs in 2014 and he’s still unbelievably exciting to watch live.
If you’re just looking for a guy who can smash any pitch out of the park, Chicago White Sox star Jose Abreu is the guy for you. The rookie leads the league in home runs and would be the perfect guy to watch live and hit you a quick home run. Yes, the league’s home run leader is an exciting rookie.
Bryce Harper is known for his memorable quotes to the media, but that’s not why you should watch this exciting young star live. He’s nothing short of spectacular on the diamond in every aspect of the game. Who wouldn’t want to see a possible future home run champ play live?
Looking for power, speed and defense? Mike Trout is the young player and MVP candidate who everyone drools over and would give anything to watch live. While he might be having a tough season thus far in 2014, he’s still baseball’s best young star – and everyone loves him.
Giancarlo isn’t just the most exciting name in baseball, he’s also one of the most exciting players out there. You want to see a monster home run live? This is the perfect MLB star for you. Stanton definitely makes the Miami Marlins worth watching live.
Every year, it seems like Clayton Kershaw is contending for Cy Young and MVP awards. Any guy who can go most of the season with a sub-2.00 ERA is definitely worth watching live. If he’s going up against your favorite team, however, you might not be so happy to watch him play live.
Puig can basically do it all. He can run, hit for power, hit for average and play stellar defense. You wouldn’t want to miss one of his spectacular plays live because he is a human highlight reel. Puigmania definitely makes watching baseball live more exciting.
Miguel Cabrera is exactly what baseball needs right now. Watching him play live is nothing short of a treat as he can either hit a home run over 400 feet or surprise you with his defense. As a Triple Crown winner, his talent is rare.
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