Spring Training 2012 is underway and almost every news these days are such names as Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera, Yadier Molina, Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes and Mariano Rivera.
Most fans are looking if possible future hall of famers such as Vladimir Guerrero and Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez will shine one more summer in the majors.
All Latino players that can be said are among the best players that symbolized the 2000’s.
Albert Pujols without any doubt it is the man of our times and probably will be the very best of the 2010’s. However, what about the past Latino players.
Not any easy task but here this is my list of the top five Latino players from each decade.
1960’s: Luis Aparicio, Orlando Cepeda, Roberto Clemente, Juan Marichal, Tony Oliva
1970’s: Rod Carew, Berto Campaneris, Dave Concepción, Mike Cuellar, Tany Pérez
1980’s: José Canseco, José “Cheo” Cruz, Pedro Guerrero, Teddy Higuera, Fernando Valenzuela
1990’s: Roberto Alomar, Juan González, Edgar Martínez, Iván Rodríguez, Sammy Sosa
2000's: Carlos Beltran, Pedro Martínez, Mariano Rivera, Albert Pujols, Alex Rodríguez