MLB Network’s “Top 10 Right Now” Rankings Entering 2019

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, here in 2017, and most recently for 2018’s list.

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

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

  1. Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
  2. Jed Lowrie - New York Mets
  3. Whit Merrifield - Kansas City Royals
  4. Robinson Canó - New York Mets
  5. Chris Taylor - Los Angeles Dodgers
  6. Scooter Gennett - Cincinnati Reds
  7. Joey Wendle - Tampa Bay Rays
  8. Gleyber Torres - New York Yankees
  9. Ben Zobrist - Chicago Cubs
  10. D.J. LeMahieu - 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 Second Basemen is Harold Reynolds). They also reveal the Top 10 lists 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.

Petriello: Altuve, Merrifield, Lowrie, Canó, Ozzie Albies (ATL), Gennett, LeMahieu, Zobrist, Torres, Taylor

Gennaro: Altuve, Gennett, Merrifield, Ketel Marte (SEA), Wendle, Torres, Cesar Hernández (PHI), Lowrie, LeMahieu, Canó

Lindbergh: Altuve, Albies, Canó, Taylor, Merrifield, Gennett, Lowrie, Zobrist, Marte, Torres

Kenny: Altuve, Merrifield, Gennett, Canó, Torres, Albies, Taylor, Zobrist, Lowrie, Brian Dozier (WAS)

Reynolds: Altuve, Canó, Albies, Merrifield, Jonathan Schoop (MIN), Torres, Lowrie, Gennett, Josh Harrison (FA), LeMahieu

Social Media Fan Vote: Altuve, Albies, Torres, Gennett, Canó, Wong, Merrifield, LeMahieu, Pedroia, Wendle

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

  1. José Ramírez - Cleveland Indians
  2. Justin Turner - Los Angeles Dodgers
  3. Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies
  4. Anthony Rendon - Washington Nationals
  5. Alex Bregman - Houston Astros
  6. Matt Carpenter - St. Louis Cardinals
  7. Matt Chapman - Oakland Athletics
  8. Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
  9. Josh Donaldson - Atlanta Braves
  10. Eugenio Suárez - 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 Third Basemen is Mike Lowell). They also reveal the Top 10 lists 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.

Petriello: Bregman, Ramírez, Arenado, Chapman, Rendon, Bryant, Turner, Suárez, Carpenter, Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. (TOR) — (Petriello revealed on Twitter that he would have put Travis Shaw at #11 had the list gone that far.)

Gennaro: Bregman, Ramírez, Arenado, Turner, Rendon, Bryant, Guerrero, Jr., Carpenter, Chapman, Suárez

Lindbergh: Ramírez, Bregman, Rendon, Chapman, Bryant, Arenado, Carpenter, Turner, Suárez, Guerrero, Jr.

Kenny: Bregman, Arenado, Ramírez, Turner, Bryant, Carpenter, Chapman, Donaldson, Rendon, Suárez

Lowell: Ramírez, Arenado, Bregman, Bryant, Turner, Donaldson, Chapman, Carpenter, Suárez, Rendon

Social Media Fan Vote: Arenado, Bregman, Chapman, Ramírez, Bryant, Turner, Rendon, Miguel Andújar (NYY), Suárez, Carpenter

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

  1. Aaron Judge — New York Yankees
  2. Mookie Betts — Boston Red Sox
  3. CHRISTIAN YELICH - MILWAUKEE BREWERS
  4. Mitch Haniger - Seattle Mariners
  5. Bryce Harper - FREE AGENT
  6. Brandon Nimmo - New York Mets
  7. Yasiel Puig - Cincinnati Reds
  8. Andrew McCutchen - Philadelphia Phillies
  9. Nick Castellanos - Detroit Tigers
  10. Stephen Piscotty - Oakland Athletics

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 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.

Petriello: Betts, YELICH, Harper, Judge, Haniger, Nimmo, Piscotty, Puig, McCutchen, Eloy Jiménez (CHW)

Gennaro: Betts, YELICH, Judge, Harper, McCutchen, Haniger, Castellanos, Markakis, Puig, Nimmo

Lindbergh: Betts, Judge, YELICH, Harper, Haniger, Piscotty, Puig, Nimmo, Jiménez, McCutchen

Kenny: Betts, Judge, Harper, YELICH, Haniger, Jiménez, Nimmo, Polanco, McCutchen, Puig

Floyd: Betts, YELICH, Judge, Haniger, Harper, Piscotty, Castellanos, Markakis, McCutchen, Puig

Social Media Fan Vote: Betts, Judge, YELICH, Harper, Haniger, Nimmo, Puig, Castellanos, Markakis, Piscotty

MLB Network’s “Top 10 Catchers Right Now”

  1. Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
  2. J.T. Realmuto - Miami Marlins
  3. YASMANI GRANDAL - MILWAUKEE BREWERS
  4. Gary Sánchez - New York Yankees
  5. Willson Contreras - Chicago Cubs
  6. Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals
  7. Kurt Suzuki - Washington Nationals
  8. Wilson Ramos - New York Mets
  9. Mike Zunino - Tampa Bay Rays
  10. Salvador Perez - Kansas City Royals

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 Joe Girardi). They also reveal the Top 10 lists 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.

Petriello: Realmuto, GRANDAL, Posey, Molina, Ramos, Francisco Cervelli (PIT), Sánchez, Tyler Flowers (ATL), Contreras, Yan Gomes (WAS)

Gennaro: Realmuto, Contreras, Ramos, Posey, GRANDAL, Sánchez, Perez, Molina, Cervelli, Omar Narváez (CHW)

Lindbergh: Realmuto, GRANDAL, Sánchez, Posey, Flowers, Gomes, Ramos, Molina, Zunino, Jorge Alfaro (PHI)

Kenny: Realmuto, Posey, Contreras, GRANDAL, Perez, Molina, Ramos, Sánchez, Suzuki, Cervelli

Girardi: Realmuto, Sánchez Posey, GRANDAL, Molina, Contreras, Perez, Ramos, Cervelli, Gomes

Social Media Fan Vote: Molina, Realmuto, Posey, Perez, Sánchez, Contreras, Ramos, GRANDAL, Martin, Tucker Barnhart (CIN)

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

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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 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.

Petriello:

Gennaro:

Lindbergh:

Kenny:

Byrnes:

Social Media Fan Vote:

MLB Network’s “Top 10 Centerfielders Right Now”

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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 Eric Byrnes). They also reveal the Top 10 lists 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:

Petriello:

Gennaro:

Lindbergh:

Kenny:

Byrnes:

Social Media Fan Vote:

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

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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 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.

Petriello:

Gennaro:

Lindbergh:

Kenny:

Thome:

Social Media Fan Vote:

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

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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 Ron Darling). They also reveal the Top 10 lists 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.

Petriello:

Gennaro:

Lindbergh:

Kenny:

Darling:

Social Media Fan Vote:

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

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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 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.

Petriello:

Gennaro:

Lindbergh:

Kenny:

Plesac:

Social Media Fan Vote:

MLB Network’s “Top 10 Shortstops Right Now”

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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 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.

Petriello:

Gennaro:

Lindbergh:

Reynolds:

Kenny:

Social Media Fan Vote:

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