Even though Major League Baseball offers the most robust online streaming offering to its fans, baseball has often felt out of step with modern times. Games are long, and measures to make them shorter have been unpopular. The league’s TV deals have been so lucrative that owners don’t really care if you come to the games or not. The players might strike. Baseball’s future is cloudy unless the sport finds a way to keep its die-hard fan base coming back for more.
Luckily, there is hope, thanks to the new generation of players, who are overturning stereotypes about the game being slow, old and unexciting. Here are the five most exciting players building baseball’s new narrative.