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MLB Rank 2021: Ranking baseball's best players, from 25 to 1

Who will be the best player of the 2021 MLB season?

With Opening Day nearly upon us, it's time to break down how baseball's elite stack up.

To create our annual MLB Rank list of the top 100 players in the sport, we presented our panel of ESPN baseball experts with multiple pairings of the biggest names in the game and asked simply, "Which player will be better in 2021?"

This final portion of our list -- the top 25 -- features Cy Young Award winners, MVPs, veterans already building Hall of Fame résumés and breakout megastars primed to dominate the sport for years to come.