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Which Dodgers Players Have the ‘Best Vibes’? MLB Players Weigh in Anonymously

The Athletic recently published the results from more than 100 interviews — almost evenly split between the American and National Leagues — across 18 teams and granted them anonymity to get their unfiltered takes on some of the biggest and most controversial storylines in baseball.

Readers submitted questions to The Athletic that they wanted answered and the following was requested by Michael S.:

“Putting aside their stats and going solely on vibes, who do you most want on your team?”

The answers varied but the top two vote-getters were Los Angeles Dodgers stars Mookie Betts and Shohei Ohtani.

Remember when Betts posted on social media last year about a fan interaction that led to a baby girl being named after him? Here is the video and it screams vibes.

Betts led with 12.6 percent of the vote and it’s no surprise with a contagious smile and leadership skills in the clubhouse and on the field. “He’s a really good player and he’s figured out how to get the most out of himself,” according to an NL outfielder.

Ohtani finished second with just over six percent of the vote. If anyone stood a chance at being crowned the best player and the best vibe, it would be him. One player, who eventually voted for a different NL candidate, had to give himself a pep talk beforehand: “I’m not going to say Shohei. I’m not doing it.”

Kiké Hernández, Freddie Freeman, and Tyler Glasnow also earned votes from players across the league.

Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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Maren Angus

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite being raised in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer for Dodgers Nation and the LA Sports Report Network.

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