Who are the Top 5 Pro Athletes in Missouri right now?
Missouri has some big-name professional sports teams like the Kansas City Chiefs, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the St. Louis Blues, but if you had to create a list of the Top 5 pro athletes from ALL of the professional teams in Missouri who makes the list?
There is something fun about ranking athletes across sports, who is the better player Travis Kelce or Nolan Arenado? The Show-Me State of Missouri has 6 teams from the 5 major sports leagues (MLB, NFL, NBA, MLS, & NHL). So if you had to put a top 5 list of the BEST pro athletes in Missouri right now who would be on your list? Here is my list...
5.) Chris Jones, Defensive Tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs. Pro Football Focus had him ranked as the SECOND best player in the NFL, and he was their defensive player of the year, a dominant player in his prime, he belongs on this list.
4.) Paul Goldschmidt, First Baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals. The reigning NL MVP Goldy was ranked as the 7th best player going into this current season by the MLB Network, a no-brainer for this list.
3.) Nolan Arenado, Third Baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals. He is the first or second-best 3rd baseman in the MLB and was ranked as the 6th best player in the league by the MLB Network. He is a 9-time golden glove winner and has plenty left in the tank.
2.) Travis Kelce, Tight End for the Kansas City Chiefs. This may be his last year this high on the list, age is catching up with him but he is still the best TE in the NFL and the Best Weapon in the NFL. His utter dominance is why he belongs this high on the list.
1.) Patrick Mahomes, Quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. Duh... No need to explain this one, he is the best player in the NFL.
Honorable mention... Wilson Contreras, Bobby Witt Jr, Joe Thuney, Creed Humphrey, Salvador Perez, Brendan Donovan, Tommy Edman, Jordan Kyrou, Pavel Buchnevich, Jordan Binnington, Nicholas Gioacchini, and Alan Pulido.
Wo makes your top 5? Let me know on twitter @MarkHespen
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