After coming off an offensively challenged year for MLB, 2015 has featured a plethora of young talented sluggers at the plate.

By Robby Sabo

MLB: Top 10 Young Sluggers In BaseballThe 2014 MLB season was quite interesting. Interesting in the sense that, over the course of 162 games with 30 clubs, it featured an overall .251 batting average.

This mark was the lowest offensive production seen since the 1972 season’s miserable .244 clip.MLB: Top 10 Young Sluggers In Baseball

In addition, an average of .86 home runs were hit per team each game a season ago. The last time we saw less home runs in baseball, we have to go back to the Bush administration.

No, not George W. We’re talking Bush Sr. in 1992 as he gave way to the Democrat. That season saw only .72 home runs a game per team.

So, considering 2014 was all about the pitcher, commissioner Rob Manfred must be doing handstands about what’s transpired so far in 2015.

While the overall batting average is only up to .252, the power numbers have seen an uptick at .94 per team per game.MLB: Top 10 Young Sluggers In Baseball

Like previously mentioned, handstands for Manfred, because after all, chicks dig the long-ball.

Helping these matters is the new crop of young sluggers Major League Baseball has welcomed in recently. And they’ve arrived in just the nick of time with guys like Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols and soon enough, Miguel Cabrera, slowly fading away.

Some guys have been around for a couple years while others are brand new to The Show. However, all of them are 25 years of age or younger.

Here are the Top 10 young sluggers in MLB:


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