The best MLB players under 25
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Were it not for the unfathomable exploits of the Angels' Shohei Ohtani, Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. would have been the MVP of the American League in 2021.
In 2022 center fielder Julio Rodriguez benefited more than anyone from the changes to the CBA that dissuaded teams from manipulating their top prospects service time.
Alek Manoah was Toronto's first-round pick in the 2019 draft as well, selected 11 slots after Baltimore took the aforementioned Rutschman number one.
The Cuban-born slugger has developed into one of the most dangerous power hitters in the game and was a critical part of the Astros' run to a World Series championship a season ago.
Playing in 113 of the Orioles games, Rutschman slashed .254/.362/.445 with 49 extra-base hits and 42 RBI.
Ronald Acuna Jr. was good in the pandemic-truncated '20 campaign, and midway through 2021 was right on track to essentially match his '19 production.
Bobby Witt Jr.
The 2019 MLB draft was absolutely stacked, and right after Baltimore drafted Adley Rutschman, the Royals happily selected shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. 2nd overall.
Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette has seemingly been a star since the moment he debuted in July of 2019.
Luis Robert talent has tantalized scouts for years, and the only reason he's not yet considered one of baseball's premier players is because he's struggled to stay healthy.
Juan Soto was first on this list last year and the worst statistical season of his career did not deter me in the least from putting him here again.