Major League Baseball has no problem letting the kids play.
Baseball fans continue to get older, but the sport’s best players are trending younger. The first MLB player born in the 2000s, Elvis Luciano, made his big league debut in 2019, and the average player age dipped to 28.3 years — down 0.6 years from Opening Day 2018 and nearly a full year from when it was 29.13 at the start of 2017.
As prospects reach the majors faster and with fresher faces than the previous generation, a large collection of sub-25 superstars are playing, and thriving, to the delight of fans everywhere.
Here are the best major leaguers age 25 and younger.
Note: Players had to be 25 or younger on Aug. 1, 2019. All career stats are through Aug. 14. WAR is via Baseball-Reference.