Major League Hotties 2011

MLB Men
ESSENCE.COM Apr, 08, 2011

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We traveled the country looking for the sexiest MLB players. Here’s who made the team this year…

Hello, kissable lips and huggable pecs! We’d like a little chest time with Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano.

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Now that Matt Kemp is single again, Dodgers tickets have gone way up. Word is there are a lot of women warming the bench waiting for Kemp to hit a home run in their hearts.

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We couldn’t resist adding Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano to our list for those soft, dark eyes and that mesmerizing smile.

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Thirty-two-year-old Los Angeles Angels’ left fielder Vernon Wells has won three Gold Gloves. We’d love him to touch us with those award-winning hands.

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Yankees team captain Derek Jeter just keeps getting sexier with his long lean legs and adorable smile. At 36 and with more than a decade in Major League Baseball, Jeter is the captain of our hearts.

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We wonder how much Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino can bench press. That strapping chest tells us that we would be no problem for him.

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We’d probably let LA Dodgers first baseman James Loney get to second base. That square jaw and those soft lips deserve a little make-out session.

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Another superstar Yankees player, A-Rod’s appeal is in his dreamy eyes and confident stride.

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Leave it to the Sunshine State to brighten up our day. Florida Marlins infielder Emilio Bonifacio’s cute smile lights up our hearts.

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Baltimore Orioles first baseman Derrek Lee gets an automatic home run for those big broad shoulders and lickable lips.

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Every team has one. For the Cincinnati Indians, relief pitcher Tony Sipp is the baby face. We’d kiss all over those cute cheeks.

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Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson makes us say grrrr. Tall, dark and handsome a strong striker — what more could a girl ask for?

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Arizona Diamondbacks’s Chris Young appears to have that laidback swagger that we find irresistible. We’d love to call him up and just chill.

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Just look at that stride. Chicago White Sox center fielder Alex Rios has captured our hearts with those long, strong legs and that sexy square jaw.

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Seattle Mariners’ Adam Jones keeps us looking over at the outfield. We’d be more than happy for him to strike us out.

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Chicago Cubs’ Marlon Byrd may be an outfielder, but we like to keep him close to home base. Can you blame us?

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If we could get season tickets to Boston Red Sox’s Darnell McDonald’s private locker room, we would. We love the uniform and all, but a simple towel would be way better attire for the 32-year-old outfielder.

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Now that Matt Kemp is single again, Dodgers tickets have gone way up. Word is there are a lot of women warming the bench waiting for Kemp to hit a home run in their hearts.

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Yankees team captain Derek Jeter just keeps getting sexier with his long lean legs and adorable smile. At 36 and with more than a decade in Major League Baseball, Jeter is the captain of our hearts.