Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Every year, Keith Law puts together a list of the top 25 Major League players under 25. Aroldis Chapman was on this year's list. Law's article inspired his colleage David Schoenfield to put together a list of the All-time top 25 players under 25. This is basically a list of what the ESPN.com writer feels are the best 25 seasons any player ever had while under 25 years of age. Only one Reds player made the list, but he was pretty high on it. An age 22, Johnny Bench came in at number four on the list due to his feats from the 1970 season. Here's what Schoenfield had to say about Cincinnati's former backstop and the greatest catcher of all-time: "The only catcher to make the list, Bench's value, in part, lies in that positional scarcity. Who was he in 1970? Only the NL MVP after leading the league in home runs and RBIs while possessing the strongest arm many had ever seen -- he started 130 games at catcher and allowed only 32 steals while throwing out 30....
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