BBTN 100: Top 25, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

— -- Who are the best players in Major League Baseball heading into the 2015 season?

ESPN formed a panel of MLB writers, analysts and contributors to rank the top 100. We ranked the top 10 at every position and will unveil the top 25 Tuesday with a special edition of "Baseball Tonight" (8 p.m. ET, ESPN2 & WatchESPN).

The results will be announced on, Facebook (ESPN Baseball Tonight) and Twitter (@BBTN). Fans can use the hashtag #BBTN100 to join the discussion and follow along.

To compile the top 100, we polled more than 60 ESPN experts in February and March, starting with a list of more than 300 players. Using a 0-to-10 scale, they evaluated the players based only on how well they are projected to perform in 2015. Players expected to miss 2015 with an injury were not included.

After counting down from 100-51 and then from 50-26, it's time for the top 25. Will Mike Trout still be No. 1 after his MVP season? How high will Clayton Kershaw be after winning the Cy Young Award for the second straight season? Which new players will make their BTTN 100 debuts in the top 25?

We're counting down the top 25 in baseball.