3. Matt Wieters, catcher

Wieters is the only active player I have included on this list, though Adam Jones would definitely be in the conversation had I expanded it beyond just five players. Wieters gets the nod because he is currently one of the best backstops in baseball, winning the Gold Glove Award the past two seasons. He is also growing into a productive power hitter. He hit a career-high 23 home runs and 83 runs batted in last season.

( Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun / October 8, 2012 )

Wieters is the only active player I have included on this list, though Adam Jones would definitely be in the conversation had I expanded it beyond just five players. Wieters gets the nod because he is currently one of the best backstops in baseball, winning the Gold Glove Award the past two seasons. He is also growing into a productive power hitter. He hit a career-high 23 home runs and 83 runs batted in last season.

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