Javier Baez is the most popular player at the Little League World Series
The 2018 Little League World Series concludes this weekend, as a champion will be crowned on Sunday after 10 days of action in Williamsport, Pa. It's only a matter of time before we find out which of these players will be the next Todd Frazier, who won the Little League World Series in 1998 and returned to Williamsport this year for the Little League Classic.
But for now, these Little Leaguers' Major League aspirations are still several years away. So which Major Leaguers do the world's best Little Leaguers love the most?
Among the 213 Little Leaguers competing in Williamsport, Javier Baez earned the most votes with 18. The Cub received at least one vote from eight different teams, including four from his native Puerto Rico team. Baez has taken a huge leap forward in 2018 in terms of performance, but it is the way he plays the game -- with boundless energy, swagger and enthusiasm -- that earned him the title of most popular player in Williamsport. Check out the video at the top of the page to hear from some of Baez's biggest fans.
Mike Trout checked in at No. 2 with 12 total votes. Little Leaguers love the Angels' star outfielder not just for his exceptional talent, but also his humility:
Red Sox outfielder and AL MVP candidate Mookie Betts earned the third-most votes with 11. Here's what the Little Leaguers had to say about Betts:
Last year, Aaron Judge -- then in the midst of a historic rookie campaign -- was the most popular MLB player at the Little League World Series. While he didn't quite defend his title, Judge did still earn an impressive eight votes. Here's why the kids love Judge: