4. Yoenis Cespedes, Mets
A fan of country music and an innate ability to smash baseballs a country-mile. – the Diva that is Yoenis Cespedes continues to entertain and impress baseball fans across the nation. Simply put, this dude knows how to put on a show.
From his incredible home run derby performance in 2013 at Citi Field, to his remarkable second-half stint of 2015 at the very same ballpark, Cespedes knows how to leave a mark. Just ask the baseballs thrown his way.
Everyone’s seen the statistics. The Mets were the worst offense in the MLB (and one of the worst in baseball’s 100+ year history) prior to Yo’s arrival, and the best in the two months after.
What did Yo do last season, aside from completely change the state of the entire New York Mets organization on their way to a World Series birth, of course? Try a .291 average, 105 RBIs, and 36 home runs. In 57 games with the Mets: 17 home runs, 44 RBIs. His historic August/September stretch of bashing baseballs left and right speaks for itself.
Thankfully, the Wilpon’s forked over the cash and handed Cespedes a guaranteed $27 million for 2016. No complaints.