It is hard to believe we are already into the third decade of the 21st Century but- we are. I am currently reading The Baseball 100- an excellent new book by Joe Posnanski and it got me thinking. There is little doubt that the greatest player in baseball in the 2000’s- was the Cardinals Albert Pujols- and in the 2010’s- that title would go to the Angels Mike Trout. We are two years into this decade- in 2030 who will be looked at as the GOAT of the 2020’s–while I wouldn’t rule out Mike Trout- he did turn 30 in August. If he can become the player of the 20’s- then we will be talking about a player in vary rare air- he will be in the discussion for the greatest of all time- with Babe Ruth and Willie Mays. Here are the Fantastic Five players who I see as the prime candidates to become the Player of the Decade-2020’s. – Juan Soto- Washington Nationals 23 years old/ Ronald Acuna- Atlanta Braves- also 23 years old/ Fernando Tatis Jr- San Diego Padres -22 years old/ Vladimir Guerrero Jr- Toronto Blue Jays-22 years old and the oldest of the bunch- 27 year old Shohei Ontani of the Los Angeles Angels. Of course there are other fine ballplayers who could take the title but I would be surprised if it is someone outside of this Fantastic Five. It could be a disputed title- Who was the Player of the 1990’s- while I would go with Barry Bonds- many others would say Junior Griffey- a case could be made for both.