Forget the sign-stealing scandal. A new wave of physically dominant, swaggering stars will restore your love for Major League Baseball. Meet the starting nine of the 2020 MLB season.
The Most Standout Baseball Players of the 2020 MLB Season
1. Pete Alonso
New York Mets, first base
LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT, Pete Alonso is saying to a director for Jimmy Kimmel Live! The 25-year-old Mets first baseman is standing in Brooklyn’s Grand Prospect Hall, an ornate French Renaissance–style ballroom about half a century past its heyday. He’s dressed to the nines in a svelte black tuxedo that makes his blue eyes twinkle like a disco ball. He is also enormous—6-foot-3, 245 pounds, what used to be called “country strong,” which is fitting, since he was born and bred in the country parts of Florida, not the bikini parts—and he’s gripping a baseball…