Troy Tulowitzki has been the best player in baseball over the season's first six weeks, and it's not even close. In a game with a paucity of elite shortstops, he plays standard-bearer. During an era in which strikeouts are skyrocketing, his whiffs have cratered. He punishes pitches inside and out, up and down. His .391 batting average, .497 on-base percentage and .750 slugging percentage all lead baseball by wide margins, and his 11 home runs top the National League leaderboard. The only way he could be any better is if he played Gold Glove-caliber defense. Wait. He does that, too.
— Jeff Passan