Look, it’s winter. A lot of us have been trapped inside for the past four days. There’s no baseball news. So what is a New York reporter to do? Draft a team of the sexiest baseball players. I’ll leave the commentary to the rest of you, but here’s a quick breakdown.
At Saturday night’s New York Baseball Writers’ Association of America award dinner, former Oakland Athletics pitcher Barry Zito reminded the winners of his “All Dreamy Team,” his running list of the hottest baseball players at each position, including National League Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta and National League MVP Bryce Harper.
Although the retired hurler’s list is impressive, the Daily News has their own lineup card filled with plenty of national pastime eye candy.
Pitcher: Matt Harvey (Mets)
Catcher: Buster Posey (Giants)
First Base: Anthony Rizzo (Cubs)
Second Base: Robinson Cano (Mariners)
Short Stop: Brandon Crawford (Giants)
Third Base: Kris Bryant (Cubs)
Left Field: Alex Gordon (Royals)
Center Field: Kevin Kiermaier (Rays)
Right Field: Bryce Harper (Nationals)
Designated Hitter: Curtis Granderson (Mets)
Bench Dustin Ackley (Mariners)
Manager: Brad Ausmus (Tigers)
General Manager: Matt Silverman (Rays)
Interesting to see so few teams represented here with multiple winners on the Mets, Giants, Rays, Mariners, and Cubs. So what do you think? Any major snubs? Anyone not belong on this list? Shouldn’t Harper get disqualified for that hair alone?