There is no medium quite like Twitter, which allows fans to interact with their favorite celebrities and athletes directly.
With 162 games, plus the postseason, Major League players will have plenty to tweet about during the year. If you’re looking to follow some major league players during the 2012 season, then start with this list.
Here are 10 Major League Baseball players worth following on Twitter, listed in alphabetical order.
John Axford, Pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers
Axford describes himself as a “mustache and film aficionado.” If that’s not enough, “The Ax Man” is a pretty good pitcher, picking up 46 saves last season with a 1.95 ERA. His tweets are often about mustaches, films, baseball, and life.
I have a very strange obsession with skull t-shirts! – March 2, 2012.
Take 70’s baseball + me + @thereasonrock + a ton of mustaches + Canadian @SteamWhistle Beer = AN AWESOME MUSIC VIDEO COMING SOON! – Feb. 27, 2012
Matt Kemp, Outfielder, Los Angeles Dodgers
Kemp, who made a run from the National League Triple Crown a season ago, is an MVP candidate, but still finds time to connect with his fans via Twitter.
Discussion in the clubhouse!!! Who is better, MJ or Kobe? – March 2, 2012.
@skinnyswag9 jus introduced me 2 Chick-fil-A breakfast sandwhiches!! #priceless #bennhaddat #nffraff. – Feb. 15, 2012.
Andrew McCutchen, Outfielder, Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pirates outfielder is another player that tweets several times per day, interacts with fans, and has pretty funny tweets, including his frequent random fact of the day posts.
if you’re comfortable in your work, you’re not working hard enough. Dare to be different. Challenge yourself #BUCN – March 2, 2012
Garrett Jones calls his homeruns, “BUSHES!” #RandFactOfTheDay – Feb. 29, 2012.
Logan Morrison, Outfielder, Miami Marlins
Morrison is has more than 90,000 fans and 10,000 tweets. He tweets often, interacts with fans, and is pretty funny to boot. Now that he’s playing for Ozzie Guillen (@OzzieGuillen ), the best tweeting manager in the majors, who knows what antics we’ll see.
That awkward moment when ur pooping and remember that ur miked up. Sorry MLB productions!! – March 2, 2012.
@Giancarlo and I are rolling to get some grub. Bumping I believe I can fly! #flyingfish #spacejam. – March 2, 2011.
David Ortiz, Designated Hitter, Boston Red Sox
Big Papi isn’t the most active tweeter you’ll see, but like he does so often at the plate, he comes up with some clutch hits. He also tweets in both English and Spanish and has more than 200,000 followers.
Not the same going out on the field without our captain Jason Varitek. #ThankYouTek – March 2, 2012.
About to make my new playlist for Spring Training, any suggestions? – Feb. 24, 2012
Chris Perez, Pitcher, Cleveland Indians
Perez, the hard throwing closer for the Indians, tweets constantly and has racked up more than 3,500 total tweets. His more than 31,000 followers get an insight to his daily life, thoughts, and his fun “song of the day” updates.
Touch down, Phoenix Skyharbor. Spring Training 2012 starts tomorrow. #BullpenMafia #Windians. – Feb. 18., 2012
Song of the Day ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ #Steppenwolf. – March 3, 2012
Brandon Phillips, Second Base, Cincinnati Reds
Phillips is another Twitter user that is supplying content all the time. The Cincinnati infielder has nearly 5,000 tweets and more than 200,000 followers–one of which suggested Phillips show up at his game last year, and Phillips responded by actually going to the 14-year-old’s baseball game.
#BPMemos “Sometimes trying to be the bigger person can make you look stupid as hell” – March 2,. 2012.
Just had our team cookout and for some reason it felt like I was in an episode of #BaseballWives LOL – Feb. 27, 2012.
David Price, Pitcher, Tampa Bay Rays
Price may be baseball’s best tweeter. He’s very active, funny, and responds to many of the fans tweets.
hahaha I just saw a woman that was AT LEAST 75 years old riding her bike and smoking a cigarette at the same time…bad multitasking. – March 2, 2012.
Taking the mound this year to @prettylights. Finally Moving…song just makes a playa feel good!! – March 3, 2012.
Nick Swisher, Outfielder, New York Yankees
Swisher has more than 1.4 million followers, and connects with many of them via retweeting and responding to questions.
Thank u Jorge for all you’ve done for the Yankees. You’re a true class act & we’ll miss u in the clubhouse & out on the field! #HipHipJorge – Jan. 24, 2012.
If any one ever doubted my ping pong skills, go to http://youtu.be/A6DnSQHWnrE & watch me school @kevjumba! @TheNOCTV @MLB @Yankees @baron_davis. – Feb. 15, 2012
Brian Wilson, Pitcher, San Francisco Giants
While Wilson hasn’t tweeted a lot during the offseason, the Giants’ closer was pretty active last season. When he does tweet, the bearded Taco Bell pitchman, who brought us this masterful EA Sports video, is usually pretty comical, and is definitely worth following.
NERO. my ears exploded from your savage master…dubstep is for the superhuman auditory killdrums. Go deep #NOTSORRY . – Dec. 24, 2011
My beard just collected the remains of my half [email protected] XXL Chalupa knowing full well I love leftovers. #ChaluBeard – Oct. 28, 2011
Rick Chandler, “Brandon Phillips Shows Up At Kid’s Little League Game After Twitter Invite,” NBC Sports.