These are six of the best players in college baseball, but also six of the most entertaining. There’s at least a skill or two that just feels different about these guys when you watch them.

Let’s get to it.

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C Adley Rutschman, Oregon State

The College World Series MVP is an all-around stud. Rutschman is a walks machine who currently has a .577 on-base percentage; his knowledge of the strike zone is unreal. Every Rutschman at-bat is a game of cat and mouse between him and the pitcher, which is always a fun subplot. He won’t swing at your out pitch, but you also don’t want to be wild in the strike zone, because Rutschman is slugging .798 (!) and can hurt you in so many ways.

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He also has a cannon for an arm; there was a time when his defense was considered better than his offense. That’s probably not the case anymore, as Rutschman has an absurd 1.375 OPS at the moment. But it goes to show you that he’s a true two-way player.

There are no holes in this guy’s game, and several elite traits.

3B Josh Jung, Texas Tech

Bat speed, bat speed, bat speed. Jung makes hitting look easy. With an athletic, powerful build, Jung is the prototypical third baseman. And his hit tool is off the charts.

He slashed .392/.491/.639 last season. His numbers are slightly down in 2019, but Jung at-bats are appointment viewing for college baseball diehards.

Josh Jung talks talking to his bat

Jung’s stroke is simple, yet powerful. It looks effortless, yet he generates a ton of force. Defensively, he’s solid, though not great. The batter’s box is where he really shines, and Jung’s power and discipline combination is a perfect fit in today’s game.

SP Alek Manoah, West Virginia

This guy is just a straight-up powerhouse. At 6-6, 260 pounds, Manoah is one of the most intimidating pitchers in the country. And he has the stuff to back it up.

He’s a strikeout machine. In his last two outings, Manoah has punched out 26 batters and hasn’t walked anyone. He sits in the mid ’90s with his fastball and can reach the high ’90s when he really reaches back.