MLB Network’s “Top 10 Right Now” Rankings Entering 2018

Each year I compile MLB Network’s “Top 100 Players Right Now” which airs annually before the regular season begins.

Beginning in 2014, I decided to supplement those rankings by giving you a place to find all of the Top 10 Right Now positional rankings as well. I continued with the 2015 rankings, again for 2016 and once more last year for 2017.

I’ll add to this post as the different positional episodes air on MLB Network.

On Saturday, January 13, 2018, the rankings for both Shortstops and Third Basemen were revealed. On January 20, they will reveal the Right Fielders. The remaining episodes order will be put here as they are announced.

MLB Network’s “Top 10 Shortstops Right Now”

  1. Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
  2. Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
  3. Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
  4. Trea Turner - Washington Nationals
  5. Andrelton Simmons - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  6. Jean Segura - Seattle Mariners
  7. Paul DeJong - St. Louis Cardinals
  8. Elvis Andrus - Texas Rangers
  9. Trevor Story - Colorado Rockies
  10. Tim Beckham - Baltimore Orioles

The rankings above are from MLB Network’s “Shredder” which takes into account a multitude of statistical factors with no human bias. Each episode also provides six additional lists: One from Brian Kenny, and one from an MLB Network analyst (who for the Shortstops is Harold Reynolds). They also reveal the Top 10 lists of sabermetric pioneer Bill James as well as all the members of what they call the “Sabermetrics Super Panel, ” including President of SABR Vince Gennaro, Mike Petriello of MLB.com, and Ben Lindbergh of The Ringer.

They allowed fans to once again vote on social media and compiled their rankings into a Top 10.

Here are all of the individual Top 10’s with the first mention of a player in italics and any Brewers players bolded.

Bill James: Seager, Correa, Lindor, Simmons, Andrus, Turner, Didi Gregorius (NYY), Xander Bogaerts (BOS), Beckham, ORLANDO ARCIA (MIL)

Mike Petriello: Lindor, Correa, Seager, Simmons, Gregorius, Andrus, Turner, Bogaerts, Addison Russell (CHC), Story

Vince Gennaro: Correa, Lindor, Seager, Gregorius, Simmons, DeJong, Russell, Andrus, Turner, Brandon Crawford (SF)

Ben Lindbergh: Correa, Seager, Lindor, Simmons, Turner, Bogaerts, Andrus, Gregorius, Crawford, Segura

Reynolds: Lindor, Correa, Gregorius, Seager, Andrus, Turners, Simmons, Crawford, Bogaerts, DeJong

Kenny: Correa, Seager, Lindor, Turner, Simmons, Bogaerts, Andrus, Crawford, Segura, Gregorius

Social Media Fan Vote: Lindor, Correa, Gregorius, Seager, Simmons, J.P. Crawford (PHI), Russell (CHC), Turner, Andrus, Bogaerts

MLB Network’s “Top 10 Third Basemen Right Now”

  1. Kris Bryant — Chicago Cubs
  2. Nolan Arenado — Colorado Rockies
  3. Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays
  4. Justin Turner - Los Angeles Dodgers
  5. Anthony Rendon - Washington Nationals
  6. Adrian Beltre - Texas Rangers
  7. José Ramírez - Cleveland Indians
  8. Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
  9. Alex Bregman - Houston Astros
  10. Kyle Seager - Seattle Mariners

The rankings above are from MLB Network’s “Shredder” which takes into account a multitude of statistical factors with no human bias. Each episode also provides six additional lists: One from Brian Kenny, and one from an MLB Network analyst (who for the Third Basemen is Mike Lowell). They also reveal the Top 10 lists of sabermetric pioneer Bill James as well as all the members of what they call the “Sabermetrics Super Panel, ” including President of SABR Vince Gennaro, Mike Petriello of MLB.com, and Ben Lindbergh of The Ringer.

They allowed fans to once again vote on social media and compiled their rankings into a Top 10.

Here are all of the individual Top 10’s with the first mention of a player in italics.

James: Rendon, Ramírez, Bryant, Arenado, Bregman, Donaldson, Turner, TRAVIS SHAW (MIL), Seager, Machado

Petriello: Donaldson, Bryant, Ramírez, Arenado, Machado, Rendon, Turner, Bregman, Beltre, Eugenio Suárez (CIN)

Jennaro: Arenado, Bryant, Turner, Ramírez, Donaldson, Rendon, Machado, Bregman, Beltre, Zack Cozart (LAA)

Lindbergh: Bryant, Machado, Donaldson, Arenado, Rendon, Turner, Ramírez, Bregman, Beltre, Seager

Kenny: Bryant, Arenado, Donaldson, Turner, Bregman, Machado, Rendon, Ramírez, Beltre, Seager

Lowell: Arenado, Bryant, Donaldson, Ramírez, Turner, Beltre, Machado, Bregman, Rendon, Jake Lamb (ARI)

Social Media Fan Vote: Arenado, Machado, Bryant, Turner, Ramírez, Bregman, Donaldson, Beltre, Rendon, Moustakas

MLB Network’s “Top 10 Right Fielders Right Now”

  1. Aaron Judge - New York Yankees
  2. Giancarlo Stanton - New York Yankees
  3. Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox
  4. Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
  5. J.D. Martinez - FREE AGENT
  6. Josh Reddick - Houston Astros
  7. Avisaíl García - Chicago White Sox
  8. DOMINGO SANTANA - MILWAUKEE BREWERS
  9. Mitch Haniger - Seattle Mariners
  10. Dexter Fowler - St. Louis Cardinals

The rankings above are from MLB Network’s “Shredder” which takes into account a multitude of statistical factors with no human bias. Each episode also provides six additional lists: One from Brian Kenny, and one from an MLB Network analyst (who for the Right Fielders is Cliff Floyd). They also reveal the Top 10 lists of sabermetric pioneer Bill James as well as all the members of what they call the “Sabermetrics Super Panel, ” including President of SABR Vince Gennaro, Mike Petriello of MLB.com, and Ben Lindbergh of The Ringer.

They allowed fans to once again vote on social media and compiled their rankings into a Top 10.

Here are all of the individual Top 10’s with the first mention of a player in italics and any Brewers players bolded.

James: Betts, Judge, Stanton, Harper, Martinez, García, Andrew McCutchen (SF), SANTANA, Reddick, Nicholas Castellanos (DET)

Petriello: Harper, Judge, Betts, Stanton, Martinez, Steven Souza Jr. (TB), Yasiel Puig (LAD), García, SANTANA, Haniger

Jennaro: Judge, Harper, Stanton, Martinez, Betts, McCutchen, Puig, Aaron Altherr (PHI), Fowler, SANTANA

Lindbergh: Betts, Stanton, Harper, Judge, Martinez, McCutchen, Haniger, SANTANA, Puig, Reddick

Kenny: Harper, Judge, Stanton, Betts, Martinez, McCutchen, Fowler, Puig, García, Jay Bruce (NYM)

Floyd: Stanton, Judge, Martinez, Harper, Betts, García McCutchen, Bruce, Reddick, Puig

Social Media Fan Vote: Harper, Judge, Betts, Stanton, Puig, Heyward, Bruce, Martinez, Kole Calhoun (LAA), García

MLB Network’s “Top 10 Second Basemen Right Now”

  1. Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
  2. Robinson Canó - Seattle Mariners
  3. Brian Dozier - Minnesota Twins
  4. Daniel Murphy - Washington Nationals
  5. D.J. LeMahieu - Colorado Rockies
  6. Dustin Pedroia - Boston Red Sox
  7. Jonathan Schoop - Baltimore Orioles
  8. Ian Kinsler - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  9. Neil Walker - FREE AGENT
  10. César Hernández - Philadelphia Phillies

The rankings above are from MLB Network’s “Shredder” which takes into account a multitude of statistical factors with no human bias. Each episode also provides six additional lists: One from Brian Kenny, and one from an MLB Network analyst (who for the Second Basemen is Harold Reynolds). They also reveal the Top 10 lists of sabermetric pioneer Bill James as well as all the members of what they call the “Sabermetrics Super Panel, ” including President of SABR Vince Gennaro, Mike Petriello of MLB.com, and Ben Lindbergh of The Ringer.

They allowed fans to once again vote on social media and compiled their rankings into a Top 10.

Here are all of the individual Top 10’s with the first mention of a player in italics and any Brewers players bolded.

James: Altuve, Schoop, Murphy, Dozier, Canó, Whit Merrifield (KC), Pedroia, Jed Lowrie (OAK), Hernández, LeMahieu

Petriello: Altuve, Dozier, Murphy, Schoop, Canó, Kinsler, Hernández, Báez, LeMahieu, Ozzie Albies (ATL)

Jennaro: Altuve, Murphy, Dozier, LeMahieu, Hernández, Schoop, Canó, Kinsler, Walker, Joe Panik (SF)

Lindbergh: Altuve, Dozier, Murphy, Canó, Schoop, Walker, Kinsler, Pedroia, Albies, Hernández

Kenny: Altuve, Dozier, Canó, Murphy, Schoop, Kinsler, Josh Harrison (PIT), LeMahieu, Pedroia, Walker

Reynolds: Altuve, Canó, Schoop, Dozier, Kinsler, Murphy, Harrison, Báez, Merrifield, Scooter Gennett (CIN)

Social Media Fan Vote: Altuve, Báez, Canó, Murphy, Pedroia, Dozier, Schoop, Kinsler, Starlin Castro (MIA), Merrifield

MLB Network’s “Top 10 Left Fielders Right Now”

  1. Marcell Ozuna- St. Louis Cardinals
  2. Yoenis Céspedes - New York Mets
  3. Justin Upton - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  4. RYAN BRAUN - MILWAUKEE BREWERS
  5. Trey Mancini - Baltimore Orioles
  6. Khris Davis - Oakland Athletics
  7. Adam Eaton - Washington Nationals
  8. Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox
  9. Marwin Gonzalez - Houston Astros
  10. Brett Gardner - New York Yankees

The rankings above are from MLB Network’s “Shredder” which takes into account a multitude of statistical factors with no human bias. Each episode also provides six additional lists: One from Brian Kenny, and one from an MLB Network analyst (who for the Left Fielders is Eric Byrnes). They also reveal the Top 10 lists of sabermetric pioneer Bill James as well as all the members of what they call the “Sabermetrics Super Panel, ” including President of SABR Vince Gennaro, Mike Petriello of MLB.com, and Ben Lindbergh of The Ringer.

They allowed fans to once again vote on social media and compiled their rankings into a Top 10.

Here are all of the individual Top 10’s with the first mention of a player in italics and any Brewers players bolded.

James: Ozuna, Benintendi, Nomar Mazara (TEX), Gonzalez, Upton, Mancini, Davis, Gardner, Rhys Hoskins (PHI), Melky Cabrera (FA)

Petriello: Ozuna, Upton, Céspedes, Gardner, Hoskins, Benintendi, Adam Duvall (CIN), Davis, Kyle Schwarber (CHC), Eaton

Jennaro: Ozuna, Gonzalez, Céspedes, Upton, Michael Brantley (CLE), Hoskins, Davis, BRAUN, Benintendi, Eaton

Lindbergh: Ozuna, Eaton, Hoskins, Céspedes, Upton, Gardner, Benintendi, Schwarber, Joc Pederson (LAD), Rosario

Kenny: Ozuna, Upton, Céspedes, Hoskins, Schwarber, Eaton, Benintendi, BRAUN, Davis, Gardner

Byrnes: J. Upton, Ozuna, Céspedes, Davis, Gonzalez, Gardner, BRAUN, Duvall, Benintendi, Mancini

Social Media Fan Vote: Ozuna, Benintendi, Gardner, Céspedes, J. Upton, Alex Gordon, Gonzalez, K. Davis, BRAUN, Eddie Rosario (MIN)

MLB Network’s “Top 10 Catchers Right Now”

  1. Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
  2. Gary Sánchez - New York Yankees
  3. Willson Contreras - Chicago Cubs
  4. Yasmani Grandal - Los Angeles Dodgers
  5. J.T. Realmuto - Miami Marlins
  6. Austin Barnes - Los Angeles Dodgers
  7. Mike Zunino - Seattle Mariners
  8. Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals
  9. Tyler Flowers - Atlanta Braves
  10. Robinson Chirinos - Texas Rangers

The rankings above are from MLB Network’s “Shredder” which takes into account a multitude of statistical factors with no human bias. Each episode also provides six additional lists: One from Brian Kenny, and one from an MLB Network analyst (who for the Catchers is Dave Valle). They also reveal the Top 10 lists of sabermetric pioneer Bill James as well as all the members of what they call the “Sabermetrics Super Panel, ” including President of SABR Vince Gennaro, Mike Petriello of MLB.com, and Ben Lindbergh of The Ringer.

They allowed fans to once again vote on social media and compiled their rankings into a Top 10.

Here are all of the individual Top 10’s with the first mention of a player in italics and any Brewers players bolded.

James: Posey, Realmuto, Perez, Contreras, Molina, Sánchez, Barnhart, Zunino, Castillo, Alex Avila (ARI)

Petriello: Posey, Sánchez, Contreras, Realmuto, Flowers, Barnes, Salvador Perez (KC), Molina, Zunino, Grandal

Jennaro: Posey, Contreras, Realmuto, Sánchez, Zunino, Tucker Barnhart (CIN), Barnes, Molina, Kurt Suzuki (ATL), Flowers

Lindbergh: Posey, Sánchez, Contreras, Realmuto, Flowers, Barnes, Zunino, Grandal, Molina, Russell Martin (TOR)

Kenny: Posey, Sánchez, Realmuto, Molina, Contreras, Perez, Brian McCann (HOU), Jonathan Lucroy (FA), Flowers, Chris Ianetta (COL)

Valle: Posey, Sánchez, Contreras, Molina, Zunino, Perez, Realmuto, Flowers, Grandal, Barnes

Social Media Fan Vote: Molina, Posey, Sánchez, Perez, Contreras, Barnhart, Martin, Realmuto, McCann, Zunino

MLB Network’s “Top 10 First Basemen Right Now”

  1. Joey Votto — Cincinnati Reds
  2. Freddie Freeman — Atlanta Braves
  3. Paul Goldschmidt — Arizona Diamondbacks
  4. Anthony Rizzo — Chicago Cubs
  5. Cody Bellinger — Los Angeles Dodgers
  6. José Abreu — Chicago White Sox
  7. Edwin Encarnacion — Cleveland Indians
  8. Brandon Belt — San Francisco Giants
  9. Matt Carpenter — St. Louis Cardinals
  10. Carlos Santana — Philadelphia Phillies

The rankings above are from MLB Network’s “Shredder” which takes into account a multitude of statistical factors with no human bias. Each episode also provides six additional lists: One from Brian Kenny, and one from an MLB Network analyst (who for the First Basemen is Jim Thome). They also reveal the Top 10 lists of sabermetric pioneer Bill James as well as all the members of what they call the “Sabermetrics Super Panel, ” including President of SABR Vince Gennaro, Mike Petriello of MLB.com, and Ben Lindbergh of The Ringer.

They allowed fans to once again vote on social media and compiled their rankings into a Top 10.

Here are all of the individual Top 10’s with the first mention of a player in italics and any Brewers players bolded.

James: Votto, Goldschmidt, Rizzo, Eric Hosmer (FA), Bellinger, Abreu, Freeman, Justin Smoak (TOR), Matt Olson (OAK), Josh Bell (PIT)

Petriello: Votto, Goldschmidt, Freeman, Rizzo, Bellinger, Encarnacion, Santana, Abreu, Cabrera, Joey Gallo (TEX)

Jennaro: Votto, Goldschmidt, Bellinger, Freeman, Rizzo, Gallo, Zimmerman, ERIC THAMES (MIL), Abreu, Hosmer

Lindbergh: Votto, Goldschmidt, Freeman, Rizzo, Bellinger, Abreu, Santana, Carpenter, Miguel Cabrera (DET), Gallo

Kenny: Votto, Freeman, Goldschmidt, Bellinger, Rizzo, Abreu, Cabrera, Hosmer, Carpenter, Encarnacion

Thome: Goldschmidt, Votto, Abreu, Rizzo, Hosmer, Freeman, Bellinger, Encarnacion, Smoak, Cabrera

Social Media Fan Vote: Votto, Goldschmidt, Rizzo, Freeman, Bellinger, Hosmer, Cabrera, Greg Bird (NYY), Abreu, Yuli Gurriel (HOU)

MLB Network’s “Top 10 Staring Pitchers Right Now”

  1. Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
  2. Corey Kluber - Cleveland Indians
  3. Chris Sale - Boston Red Sox
  4. Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals
  5. Stephen Strasburg - Washington Nationals
  6. Madison Bumgarner - San Francisco Giants
  7. Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
  8. Carlos Carrasco - Cleveland Indians
  9. Justin Verlander - Houston Astros
  10. Kyle Hendricks - Chicago Cubs

The rankings above are from MLB Network’s “Shredder” which takes into account a multitude of statistical factors with no human bias. Each episode also provides six additional lists: One from Brian Kenny, and one from an MLB Network analyst (who for the Starting Pitchers is John Smoltz). They also reveal the Top 10 lists of sabermetric pioneer Bill James as well as all the members of what they call the “Sabermetrics Super Panel, ” including President of SABR Vince Gennaro, Mike Petriello of MLB.com, and Ben Lindbergh of The Ringer.

They allowed fans to once again vote on social media and compiled their rankings into a Top 10.

Here are all of the individual Top 10’s with the first mention of a player in italics and any Brewers players bolded.

James: Kluber, Scherzer, Verlander, Kershaw, Sale, Strasburg, Zack Greinke (ARI), Carrasco, Bumgarner, Jake Arrieta (CHC)

Petriello: Kershaw, Scherzer, Kluber, Sale, Strasburg, Carrasco, Syndergaard, Luis Severino (NYY), Verlander, Greinke

Jennaro: Kluber, Sale, Scherzer, Kershaw, Strasburg, Severino, Verlander, Carrasco, Syndergaard, Shohei Ohtani (LAA)

Lindbergh: Sale, Scherzer, Kluber, Kershaw, Strasburg, Carrasco, Severino, Bumgarner, Verlander, Jacob deGrom (NYM)

Kenny: Kluber, Scherzer, Kershaw, Sale, Verlander, Syndergaard, Bumgarner, Greinke, Hendricks, Strasburg

Smoltz: Scherzer, Kershaw, Kluber, Sale, Verlander, Greinke, Strasburg, deGrom, Carrasco, Carlos Martínez (STL)

Social Media Fan Vote: Kershaw, Scherzer, Kluber, Sale, Verlander, Bumgarner, Syndergaard, Severino, deGrom, Strasburg

MLB Network’s “Top 10 Relief Pitchers Right Now”

  1. Kenley Jansen - Los Angeles Dodgers
  2. Andrew Miller - Cleveland Indians
  3. Craig Kimbrel - Boston Red Sox
  4. Chad Green - New York Yankees
  5. Archie Bradley - Arizona Diamondbacks
  6. Zach Britton - Baltimore Orioles
  7. COREY KNEBEL - MILWAUKEE BREWERS
  8. Aroldis Chapman - New York Yankees
  9. Brad Hand - San Diego Padres
  10. Raisel Iglesias - Cincinnati Reds

The rankings above are from MLB Network’s “Shredder” which takes into account a multitude of statistical factors with no human bias. Each episode also provides six additional lists: One from Brian Kenny, and one from an MLB Network analyst (who for the Relief Pitchers is Dan Plesac). They also reveal the Top 10 lists of sabermetric pioneer Bill James as well as all the members of what they call the “Sabermetrics Super Panel, ” including President of SABR Vince Gennaro, Mike Petriello of MLB.com, and Ben Lindbergh of The Ringer.

They allowed fans to once again vote on social media and compiled their rankings into a Top 10.

Here are all of the individual Top 10’s with the first mention of a player in italics and any Brewers players bolded.

James: Kimbrel, Jansen, Wade Davis (COL), Miller, Roberston, KNEBEL, Ken Giles (HOU), Alex Colomé (TB), Iglesias, Chapman

Petriello: Jansen, Kimbrel, Miller, Felipe Rivero (PIT), Roberto Osuna (TOR), Chapman, Sean Doolittle (WAS), Chris Devenski (HOU), Green, Cody Allen (CLE)

Jennaro: Jansen, Kimbrel, Osuna, Miller, Doolittle, Brandon Morrow (CHC), Robertson, Ryan Madson (WAS), Allen, Davis

Lindbergh: Jansen, Kimbrel, Miller, Chapman, Osuna, KNEBEL, Iglesias, Bradley, Hand, Rivero

Kenny: Miller, Jansen, Kimbrel, Chapman, Green, Osuna, Bradley, Davis, Pat Neshek (PHI), Rivero

Plesac: Jansen, Kimbrel, Davis, Miller, Chapman, Bradley, KNEBEL, Robertson, Green, Neshek

Social Media Fan Vote: Jansen, Kimbrel, Miller, Chapman, Britton, Davis, Green, Rivero, Osuna, Hand

MLB Network’s “Top 10 Centerfielders Right Now”

  1. Mike. Trout. - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  2. Tommy Pham - St. Louis Cardinals
  3. Charlie Blackmon - Colorado Rockies
  4. George Springer - Houston Astros
  5. LORENZO CAIN - MILWAUKEE BREWERS
  6. CHRISTIAN YELICH - MILWAUKEE BREWERS
  7. Kevin Kiermaier - Tampa Bay Rays
  8. Chris Taylor - Los Angeles Dodgers
  9. Michael Conforto - New York Mets
  10. A.J. Pollock - Arizona Diamondbacks

The rankings above are from MLB Network’s “Shredder” which takes into account a multitude of statistical factors with no human bias. Each episode also provides six additional lists: One from Brian Kenny, and one from an MLB Network analyst (who for the Centerfielders is Preston Wilson). They also reveal the Top 10 lists of sabermetric pioneer Bill James as well as all the members of what they call the “Sabermetrics Super Panel, ” including President of SABR Vince Gennaro, Mike Petriello of MLB.com, and Ben Lindbergh of The Ringer.

They allowed fans to once again vote on social media and compiled their rankings into a Top 10.

Here are all of the individual Top 10’s with the first mention of a player in italics and any Brewers players bolded.

James: Trout, Blackmon, Springer, YELICH, Ender Inciarte (ATL), CAIN, Kiermaier, Byron Buxton (MIN), Jackie Bradley, Jr. (BOS), Pollock

Petriello: Trout, Springer, Blackmon, CAIN, Kiermaier, YELICH, Buxton, Pham, Inciarte, Taylor

Jennaro: Trout, Blackmon, Pham, Springer, Aaron Hicks (NYY), Inciarte, Pollock, Conforto, Taylor, Odúbel Herrera (PHI)

Lindbergh: Trout, Springer, Blackmon, YELICH, Kiermaier, CAIN, Buxton, Pollock, Pham, Bradley Jr.

Kenny: Trout, Springer, Blackmon, CAIN, Kiermaier, YELICH, Bradley Jr., Buxton, Taylor, Pham

Wilson: Blackmon, Springer, Trout, Pham, Taylor, CAIN, Inciarte, Kiermaier, Conforto, YELICH

Social Media Fan Vote: Trout, Springer, Blackmon, Inciarte, Buxton, Kevin Pillar (TOR), Bradley Jr., Pham, Kiermaier, Conforto

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