This year’s class of MLB All-Stars can be ranked in many ways. We could rank them by WAR, by time in the league or even by height. But you can click “sort” on spreadsheets yourself. Why not get a little more adventurous? We’re here to rank every All-Star by … pet cuteness.
If you don’t see your favorite All-Star on this list, it’s not because we think his pet is ugly! Now, not every All-Star appears to have a pet, and some, like Joey Votto, have pets that are a bit camera-shy. Also, every single one of these pets is cute and perfect, and the main thing that distinguishes each one is just a fraction of a degree (but the difference is still there, those are just the rules of ranking things).
And now, here are your 2018 All-Stars ranked by pet cuteness, in ascending order.
27. Mitch Moreland
He has two dogs named Judd and Sage, and you can see them over at this 2016 story from the Dallas Morning News. Mitch, give us more dog pictures so we can rank you higher.
26. José Ramírez
@BabsBobal @LasMayores @MLB
Ramirez has a dog! But we need more photos of it at once.
25. Javier Báez
70.1k Likes, 740 Comments – Javier Báez � (@javy23baez) on Instagram: “What you got on me? #ElMago & say hello to Max 🤗👋🏽🤣 #JB9”
Maybe Max will make an appearance at the Home Run Derby to shag any fly balls Javy doesn’t hit out.
24. Bryce Harper
63.5k Likes, 316 Comments – Bryce Harper (@bryceharper3) on Instagram: “Sip Happens with Wrigley and Tuck! Happy Holidays from us to you🎄🕎 #TheHarpers”
Harper has two dogs – Wrigley and Tuck.
23. Brandon Crawford
What an adorable family photo.
22. Blake Treinen
Back when Treinen was a National, he took a 3,200-mile road trip with his extremely chill bulldog Maxx.
21. Freddie Freeman
Freeman also likes to travel with his pet, a cat named Nala.
20. Josh Hader
Hader’s dog Camden appears to love the snow.
19. Patrick Corbin
Corbin’s dog knows how to mug for the camera.
18. Gleyber Torres
8,681 Likes, 74 Comments – Gleyber Torres (@gleyberdavid) on Instagram: “Achillies 😍🐶”
Meet and love Torres’ dog, Achillies.
17. Shin-Soo Choo
In 2017, the Dallas Morning News graced us all with a photo of Shin-Soo Choo and his sweet Doberman Ricky.
16. Sean Doolittle
We’re taking over @wethedogsdc today! Head on over and follow along as we share our favorite spots in the District. Today we started at Rock Creek Park, and Sophia found a gross old 4th of July cupcake on the trail which she promptly swallowed without chewing. Big day for all of us!
682 Likes, 22 Comments – Eireann Michael Dolan (@eireanndolan) on Instagram: “We’re taking over @wethedogsdc today! Head on over and follow along as we share our favorite spots…”
Doolittle and his wife Eireann Dolan have two dogs: Stella and Sophia. But in addition to being extremely cute, they are also, uh … gassy.
15. Scooter Gennett
Leo trying to make a top 10 Catch! Big shout out to @routinebaseball Thank you and congrats on all the success. The family and i are looking forward to all the cool shirts you make moving forward. Check out there good holiday deals why they last! #christmasgiftideas 🎄🎁
1,729 Likes, 24 Comments – Scooter Gennett (@sgennett2) on Instagram: “Leo trying to make a top 10 Catch! Big shout out to @routinebaseball Thank you and congrats on all…”
Gennett’s dog Leo may be the size of Gennett himself, but isn’t as good at baseball.
14. Justin Verlander
2,386 Likes, 23 Comments – Harley Upton (@therealharleyupton) on Instagram: “Merry Christmas! 🎅🏻🎄”
Verlander and Kate Upton’s dog Harley has excellent taste in accessories.
13. Mitch Haniger
733 Likes, 16 Comments – Mitch Haniger (@m_hanny17) on Instagram: “Merry Christmas from Hazel and her cousin Maverick!”
Hazel is plenty cute on her own, but Haniger’s dog gets a bit of a bump thanks to her puppy cousin.
12. Buster Posey
11.8k Likes, 115 Comments – Buster Posey (@busterposey) on Instagram: “Chapin 🐶 #nationalbestfriendday”
Chapin is so pleased to be Buster’s best friend!
11. Jeremy Jeffress
Speaking of bones! Let me introduce you to my friend Domino 🐶 #mansbestfriend #americanbullies #lazya** #puppies #family
463 Likes, 19 Comments – Jeremy Jeffress (@jusleft21) on Instagram: “Speaking of bones! Let me introduce you to my friend Domino 🐶 #mansbestfriend #americanbullies…”
Dom may be releasing an album soon. Jeffress is both his hype man and album artist.
10. Francisco Lindor
Look at Lindor, Paco and Paco’s son. Are you smiling now? You definitely are.
9. Aaron Judge
6,049 Likes, 144 Comments – Aaron Judge (@thejudge44) on Instagram: “My day one!! #nationaldogday #Lucky 🍀🐶”
Judge’s puppy’s ear is quirked because it can tell we’re talking about it.
8. Mike Foltynewicz
907 Likes, 12 Comments – Mike Foltynewicz (@folty25) on Instagram: “Rookies face when @b_w_07 told him I was going to be home for more than just 7 days! #bestfriend”
Look how thrilled Foltynewicz’s dog Rookie is to be on this list!
7. Manny Machado
23.9k Likes, 173 Comments – Manny Machado (@machados13) on Instagram: “#nationalselfieday #myfamily”
Machado’s dogs can take selfies. That’s impressive.
6. Mike Trout
27.1k Likes, 335 Comments – Mike Trout (@miketrout) on Instagram: “🎥 @jesstaratrout”
Trout’s dog Juno can detect an imposter when she sees one.
5. Alex Bregman
20.4k Likes, 387 Comments – Alex Bregman (@abreg_1) on Instagram: “Thanks @kingpinlinefriddy for the new pup!!! Y’all give my boy a follow!!!!”
This puppy loves Bregman so much it’s melting.
4. Jose Abreu
Abreu’s dog Limbo is extremely affectionate.
3. Mookie Betts
3,567 Likes, 84 Comments – Mookie Betts (@mookiebetts) on Instagram: “In honor of #nationalpuppyday here’s my little man “Leo””
The ears! Look at the ears!
2. Zack Greinke
We are kitties and Wilsy’s a baby.. Couldn’t be more perfect! Happy Halloween! Lol
Greinke and his wife Emily love their cat Wilsy so, so much.
1. Max Scherzer
Happy #NationalDogDay to these amazing rescues that have brought so much love and energy into our lives! #AdoptDontShop
551 Likes, 13 Comments – Erica Scherzer (@emaysway) on Instagram: “Happy #NationalDogDay to these amazing rescues that have brought so much love and energy into our…”
Scherzer and his wife Erica have four dogs! Four! They cannot help but top the list, because they have an entire pack’s worth of cuteness.