MLB is filled with young superstars who make the game fun.
These players have both excellent skills now and future projection.
These are the top five MLB superstars, four years from now.
5. Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres
It’s scary to think just how good Fernando Tatis Jr. can be in 2025, given that he is currently 22 years old and already among the very best players in MLB.
Tatis Jr. has played 183 MLB games, and has 56 home runs and 39 stolen bases with a .301/.375/.608 line.
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He also happens to play a highly important and demanding position, shortstop, and offers value on the basepaths as well.
He is flashy, confident, and already the face of the San Diego Padres.
In 2025, Tatis will be 26 years old, entering his prime.
Everybody in the league better watch out.
4. Ronald Acuña Jr., OF, Atlanta Braves
A 40-40 threat at only 21 years old in 2019, imagine what Ronald Acuña Jr. can do in 2025 at 27 if he is already dominating the best pitchers in the world.
Acuña has taken another step in 2021, hitting .290/.393/.628 with 17 home runs, nine stolen bases, and a 170 wRC+ (weighted Runs Created Plus), which means that he has produced 70 percent more than his peers.
It seems that Acuña is decided to pursue that 40-40 season, and it would be an amazing feat that only a few mortals have achieved.
He is already a star among stars, with 98 homers and 70 stolen bases at 23 years old.
By the time 2025 arrives, he will be wiser and more experienced, yet still at an age in which he can keep his athleticism, at least theoretically.
3. Jarred Kelenic, OF, Seattle Mariners
Jarred Kelenic’s performance in the major leagues hasn’t been good so far (.107/.202/.213, two homers, three steals).
However, he is a blue-chip prospect and a can’t-miss type with years of elite production in the minor leagues.
Kelenic, before getting the call from Seattle, was hitting .370/.414/.630 at Triple-A.
He should be among the Seattle Mariners’ best players as long as he makes adjustments, basically, being more aggressive at the plate.
Scouts have compared him to Bryce Harper, as a five-tool outfielder with an innate ability to hit.
Kelenic can run, field, throw, bat, and has advanced knowledge of the strike zone.
He projects as a star, and is only 21.
By the time 2025 comes, he will be 25.
2. Sixto Sanchez, SP, Miami Marlins
But if we are looking for someone who will be in his prime by the time 2025 comes, it’s Sixto Sanchez.
Shoulder issues have prevented him from pitching in 2021, but he is extraordinarily talented.
He showcased his triple-digits fastball last year in his debut season with the Miami Marlins.
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He had a 3.46 ERA and a 2.99 Fielding Independent Pitching, or FIP, in 39 innings.
The right-hander is currently 22.
1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 1B, Toronto Blue Jays
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is only 22 years old, and he is already challenging for a Triple Crown.
As of Friday morning, he is hitting .335/.440/.665 with 17 homers and 45 RBI.
He is a machine, and he is carrying the Toronto Blue Jays on his back.
If he keeps himself in shape, he may go down as one of the greatest right-handed hitters in history.