The Best MLB Players to Follow on Twitter

Twitter, especially within the greater baseball community, is generally a trash heap. However, there are a few presences that can put a smile on the common fan’s face. Major League Baseball players like these five utilize Twitter like us fans; for profanity, endless joking about the sport, and really poorly-made memes.

Normally, that profanity and awful Photoshop skills are reserved for us, the people with too much time on their hands for nonsensical social media stuff. You wouldn’t expect that from people who make millions playing a game, and on account of that, the hilarity of it all is only increased.

Like that time Yu Darvish and Justin Verlander, both traded from their previous teams to contenders last season, tweeted that they were in the team clubhouse as the trade deadline approached. It was a sigh of comic relief in a stressful time from the players going through the most.

Baseball Players On Twitter is the best Twitter sub-community, and these five guys (with a few honorable mentions) really lead the charge. Here are the best MLB players to click that follow button on.

Honorable Mentions:

Dan Haren (@ithrow88), C.J. Wilson (@str8edgeracer), Brett Anderson (@_BAnderson30_), Jose Canseco (@JoseCansec0)

These four are personal favorites, but not strong enough to beat the players in the top five. Three of these men have been out of MLB action since 2015 or longer, and the other one, Anderson, is on his fifth team. Maybe their retirements gave them a little extra snark, or maybe just more time for tweeting, but either way, they are an entertaining bunch.

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Haren is an icon in the self-deprecating humor department.

And a gem from Wilson that features San Francisco Giants starter Derek Holland.

A memorable April tweet by Anderson.

I’m not sure as to what anything Jose Canseco tweets actually means. I don’t really think he’s sure either.

As recently as a couple of years ago, Canseco had never spelled the word “diarrhea.”

5. Sean Doolittle@whatwouldDOOdo

We don’t have to look too far for a reason to follow the Washington Nationals closer on Twitter. After being named to the National League All-Star team, Doolittle and his wife, Eireann Dolan (also a dynamite Twitter follow) interacted with rock band Smash Mouth because, well, Hey Now, You’re An All-Star.

He also really wants you to vote for Nats shortstop Trea Turner to join him for the All-Star Game in Washington.

4. Chris Archer@ChrisArcher22

Chris Archer is known for his eccentric personality. The knee-high, funky striped socks and hair that bursts out of his ballcap are on display every time the Tampa Bay Rays righty steps on the mound, but that personality echoes in his Twitter presence as well. Let’s just hope Odell Beckham Jr. signs with the Rays soon enough.

3. Noah Syndergaard@Noahsyndergaard

Judging from his Twitter account, New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard really loves his teammates and really, really hates Mr. Met. His bio reads “Mr. Met has ulterior motives against mankind,” and these tweets express his vexation with the Mets’ mascot.

On the flip side, Syndergaard’s Grade A Twitter feed gives us these. I said he loved his teammates, right?

2. Trevor Williams@MeLlamoTrevor

Trevor Williams is having a pretty solid year on the diamond. The Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander is 6-7 and on pace for a career-high in strikeouts for a team far out of postseason contention. Off the mound, however, Williams is essentially a 12-year-old who stole his mom’s phone, but in the best way possible.

He’s got a question.

And another.

He also posted this. I’m done, just, uh, just look through his page.

1. Brandon McCarthy@BMcCarthy32

I have a certain affection for absurdist humor. Brandon McCarthy is in the starting rotation for a current division-leader, the Atlanta Braves, and pitched in the most recent World Series; baseball should be everything to him and the sole focus of his life, but thankfully, he has time for stuff like this.

I guess if I had one good way of signing off it would be this: baseball. catch the fever

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