With so many players to choose from, it's difficult to cut it down to just 10 players. The likes of Mike Trout and Cody Bellinger will certainly make the list, but who else? Find out who else joins them on the list as we rank the league's most attractive players that everyone's scrambling for.
Canada Sports Betting prepared a list of the most desirable baseball players.
The Top 10 Most Wanted Players
From hitters to starters to relievers, there are still a ton of prominent players without teams. That doesn't mean teams aren't interested though. The list is surprisingly endless, but we'll count down the best 10 players who are bound to have an impact on whichever team they end up on for the 2020 MLB season. Here are this year's most wanted MLB players.
1. Angels: Mike Trout, OF
For the second year running, Mike Trout remains atop of the pile. Sitting in the number 1 spot in the rankings comes after winning his third career American League MVP player award. The 28-year old New Jersey man somehow keeps improving on his stats year-on-year, hitting a career-high 45 HR in just 134 games in 2019. Trout led the Majors with a 185 OPS. This is now the fourth season in a row he’s led the MLB in OPS+. Alongside his numerous MVP awards, Trout has a career OPS of 1.000.
2. Brewers: Christian Yelich, OF
The Brewers outfielder missed out on the tail-end of the season after fracturing his right kneecap. A disappointing end, but he still managed to finish the season with 44 homers and 30 stolen bases, while leading the National League in batting average, with .328. His on-base percentage was .429 while hitting a slugging percentage of .671 and an OPS of 1.100. Very impressive stats for someone who missed the last 18 games of the season. The loss of Grandal and Mike Moustakas means Yelich will be in the spotlight in 2020.
3. Dodgers: Code Bellinger, OF
Bellinger won the National League MVP award in 2019. And justifiably so, hitting .305 with 47 HR, 115 RBIs and a 1.035 OPS. He also picked up the Gold Glove Award-winning defence, averaging 37 HR and 96 RBIs in his first three big-league seasons. When you have MVP-calibre asset like Bellinger it really doesn’t matter where he plays, he’ll provide the goods.
4. Dodgers: Mookie Betts, OF
The 27-year old Tennessee right fielder is one of the best players in the MLB and on his day can carry his team to victory. The Dodgers have two of the top four players in the league going into the 2020 MLB season. The 2018 MVP didn’t show up in Los Angeles in all-star fashion last season, finishing the season with 29 HR, 40 doubles, 16 stolen bases and a .915 OPS. Yet, he still managed to pick up his third Silver Slugger and fourth Gold Glove last season. Expect Mookie Betts to do Mookie Betts things once again next season.
5. Astros: Alex Bregman, 3B
Alex Bregman was part of the World Series finals team who lost out in the 2019 finals to the Washington Nationals. He’s a two-time All-Star and looks to be a future superstar. At just 25 years of age, he had his breakout season, followed by his 2019 season, which made him a candidate for the 2019 MVP award, in which he hit 41 HR and 112 RBIs while posting a 1.015 OPS. He was tipped to the MVP award by our number one seed, Mike Trout.
6. Angels: Anthony Rendon, 3B
Coming in sixth this year is Anthony Rendon, who was sensational last season and played a big part in the Nationals' success. The Nationals won their first World Series title in 2019, which was a huge move for the club. They had to bid farewell to Rendon, as he signed a $245 million contract with the Angels in December. The 29-year old third baseman had the numbers to back up his performances last season, picking up 34 HR, 126 RBIs and an OPS of 1.010.
7. Yankees: Gerrit Cole, RHP
The 29-year old Yankees pitcher had an excellent season last year, putting on dominant displays throughout the season. He picked up 326 strikeouts, the most by any pitcher since Randy Johnson in 2002. The Yankees know the talent this man has and were committed to his future in New York by offering him a $324 million deal at the end of 2019. Luis Severino is going to miss the whole 2020 season, so it’s certainly time for Gerrit to earn his salary. He led the AL last season with a 2.50 ERA.
8. Mets: Jacob deGrom, RHP
The 31-year old has won back-to-back NL Cy Young Awards. He’s getting things done in Queen’s, at times carrying the Mets on his back. He didn’t manage to replicate the brilliance of his 2018 season, but he still posted a 2.34 ERA and 255 strikeouts, leading the NL. He’ll be coming back for the NL Cy Young Award in 2020 too, watch out.
9. Rockies: Nolan Arenado, 3B
Colorado’s third baseman Nolan Arenado has played at the club for seven seasons, though there has been a huge amount of speculation surrounding his future at the club. He’s won a Gold Globe Award in each season he’s spent with the Rockies. Nolan has also made five All-Star selections and four Silver Sluggers. He averages 40 HR and 124 RBIs over the last five seasons.
10. Indians: Francisco Lindor, SS
Cleveland’s Francisco Lindor has been named an All-Star in each of his first four seasons, he’s also received a share of the AL MVP votes each year he’s played, as well as picking up two Gold Gloves. He averages 34 HR and 21 stolen bases, since 2017. He’s a rock in defence and brings a lot of vigour to the team, becoming the bedrock of the team. There was a lot of talk about him moving on in the offseason, but he remains in Ohio.