Looking back at the 2011 SN50: What has changed in five years?


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A lot can happen in five years.When Sporting News selected the top 50 players in baseball in 2011, Albert Pujols was the runaway winner for the No. 1 spot. This year, he didn't get a single vote for the SN50. Other guys in the top 10 five years ago, including Troy Tulowitzki, Joe Mauer and Josh Hamiton, also were nowhere to be found on the 2016 ballots. The 2011 list also included several players — Roy Halladay, Kevin Youkilis, Mariano Rivera and Josh Johnson (!) among then — who are retired from . Three of the top four players on the 2016 list did not make their major league debuts until 2012.MORE SN50: Which stars made the 2016 list? | Who voted? | Who missed the list? But not everything is different. Twelve of the players from the 2011 list made the cut again in 2016. Let's take a look at who they are: (Sporting News) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/0/39/201150best-embedjpg_y2fir3igmqeu1qykr670kn4bn.jpg?t=1958991245&w=500&quality=80 Felix HernandezThen: 3Now: 24Joey VottoThen: 4Now: 18SN50: Trout vs. Harper | Arrieta vs. Kershaw | What young stars will make the 2017 list?Miguel CabreraThen: 8Now: 17Robinson CanoThen: 12Now: 27Jose BautistaThen: 23Now: 26David PriceThen: 31Now: 22SN5: Under-25 crop could be game's next group of all-time greatsClayton KershawThen: 36Now: 3Buster PoseyThen: 37Now: 11Zack GreinkeThen: 45Now: 16Andrew McCutchenThen: 46Now: 9Adrian BeltreThen: 47Now: 30Jason HeywardThen: 49Now: 31