not who do you think are the best, necessarily, but who do you enjoy watching play? who do you follow from team to team? who has good vibes?
― na (NA), Thursday, 23 March 2023 16:04 (two months ago) link
Rowdy Tellez - feel like the Milwaukee Brewers vibes aren't right unless they've got some massive dude smacking 40 HRs a year
― frogbs, Thursday, 23 March 2023 16:06 (two months ago) link
most of my favorites are the guys who have some personality/swagger on the field - i was a big fan of peak javy baez, and randy arozarena is definitely the main swagger MLB player right now, especially after the WBC (though reading the "personal life" section of his wikipedia page dampened my love of arozarena). tim anderson has some of that energy too, though he's more muted than arozarena.
i also love kyle schwarber - combo of his role in the cubs miniresurgence, being a slugger who has actual plate discipline, and just general good vibes - he seems like a chill guy who's having fun
― na (NA), Thursday, 23 March 2023 16:16 (two months ago) link
Obv Trout and Ohtani - shame about the rest of their team
Christopher Morel - just happy to be there
Kyle Schwarber - last season he kinda became the best-case scenario version of himself and it was a delight
Scherzer - psychotic, amazing pitcher.
DeGrom - when he’s not broken
― omar little, Thursday, 23 March 2023 16:17 (two months ago) link
Love Rowdy--and yes, makes even more sense on the Brewers than Jays.
I suppose Alek Manoah's my favourite right now. For a non-Jay, maybe Yordan Álvarez.
― clemenza, Thursday, 23 March 2023 16:18 (two months ago) link
Baez when he was at his peak was amazing to see. Bryant and Rizzo, too — glad Rizzo is doing solidly well in NYC, and Bryant I don’t think has lost his skills, it’s just a matter of staying on the field. I hope he hits 40+ HR in Denver this season.
― omar little, Thursday, 23 March 2023 16:19 (two months ago) link
Ronald and Ozzie, baseball's best bromance the last 2-3 years.
― The Terroir of Tiny Town (WmC), Thursday, 23 March 2023 16:20 (two months ago) link
oh joey votto of course, seems like even as his play has declined he's started to figure out how to be himself and exhibit his personality in fun ways
scherzer is a good one, i appreciate his psycho intensity for sure
― na (NA), Thursday, 23 March 2023 16:29 (two months ago) link
― FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 23 March 2023 16:31 (two months ago) link
Tatis is a lot of fun but at the same time he’s been gone a year and has made some idiotic mistakes, I hope he’s young enough to both have learned from them and continue on his trajectory.
― omar little, Thursday, 23 March 2023 16:33 (two months ago) link
yea Votto is a cool dude, hope he can revert to his 2021 form for another year. I was gonna name him but actually thought he might have retired lol
― frogbs, Thursday, 23 March 2023 16:37 (two months ago) link
I am now fully into Nootbaar cos of his adorable WBC coverage and reading up on him! Guy seems like a gem and he’s still pretty young! Insanely cute friendship with Ohtani!
Ohtani and Nootbaar’s friendship in the WBC, a thread: pic.twitter.com/ll8aOUAYZN— STL Sports Central (@stlsportscntrl) March 22, 2023
― limb tins & cum (gyac), Thursday, 23 March 2023 16:46 (two months ago) link
Oh and Teoscar! I really liked him even when he was on the Blue Jays last postseason and I’m so happy he’s a Mariner now!
― limb tins & cum (gyac), Thursday, 23 March 2023 16:47 (two months ago) link
hmmm probably Judge.
Adopted, pretty humble, good sense of humor*, grew up in a farm town (outside of Stockton), played college ball in another farmtown (Fresno), signed to the Yankees (who completely fucked him by keeping him out of the majors for almost 3 seasons), hit a HR in his first MLB at-bat, then did some other stuff after that I think.... but basically a farm kid who not only made it in NYY but become the best hitter in the game is the stuff of legends.
*during his insane April of his rookie season, he did a "man on the street" segment on Fallon with the high sophisticated disguise of... a pair of Clark Kent glasses (he's 6'7"/280#).
― citation needed (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 23 March 2023 17:15 (two months ago) link
Everyone mentioned rules.
Triston McKenzie is my fav pitcher currently and i hope he doesnt break.
Mookie is the illest.
The decaying generation of pitchers who have started throwing slop are always welcome (Kershaw, Rich Hill)
My wiiiife thinks all the round dudes are hilarious so i am partial to the tellez/vogelbach/kirk bowling ball army because they amuse her and therefore amuse me.
― Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 23 March 2023 17:53 (two months ago) link
Always like Teoscar a lot too. Alejandro Kirk is another dude I adore.
― FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 23 March 2023 18:50 (two months ago) link
Mookie is the illest.
xp was gonna say
― Half Japanese Breakfast (outdoor_miner), Thursday, 23 March 2023 19:14 (two months ago) link
― Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 28 March 2023 12:10 (two months ago) link