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”

  1. J.D. Martinez - Boston Red Sox
  2. Giancarlo Stanton - New York Yankees
  3. Ronald Acuña, Jr. - Atlanta Braves
  4. Tommy Pham - Tampa Bay Rays
  5. Justin Upton - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  6. Juan Soto - Washington Nationals
  7. Marcell Ozuna - St. Louis Cardinals
  8. Michael Conforto - New York Mets
  9. Khris Davis - Oakland Athletics
  10. David Peralta - 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 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: Martinez, Soto, Acuña Jr., Stanton, Andrew Benintendi (BOS), Pham, Conforto, Upton, Michael Brantley (HOU), Ozuna

Gennaro: Martinez, Soto, Acuña Jr., Benintendi, Brantley, Pham, Davis, Stanton, Peralta, Conforto

Lindbergh: Martinez, Soto, Acuña Jr., Stanton, Benintendi, Ozuna, Conforto, Pham, Joc Pederson (LAD), Upton

Kenny: Martinez, Acuña Jr., Soto, Pham, Davis, Stanton, Upton, Benintendi, Peralta, Brantley

Byrnes: Stanton, Martinez, Upton, Acuña Jr., Soto, Benintendi, Pham, Conforto, Davis, Ozuna

Social Media Fan Vote: Acuña Jr., Martinez, Benintendi, Stanton, Soto, Davis, Conforto, Ozuna, RYAN BRAUN (MIL), Brantley

MLB Network’s “Top 10 Centerfielders Right Now”

  1. Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  2. Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers*
  3. LORENZO CAIN - MILWAUKEE BREWERS
  4. Aaron Hicks-New York Yankees
  5. George Springer - Houston Astros
  6. Charlie Blackmon - Colorado Rockies
  7. A.J. Pollock - Los Angeles Dodgers
  8. Starling Marte - Pittsburgh Pirates
  9. Harrison Bader - St. Louis Cardinals
  10. Kevin Kiermaier - Tampa Bay Rays

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.

Petriello: Trout, CAIN, Bellinger, Hicks, Springer, Bradley Jr., Marte, Blackmon, Pollock, Bader

Gennaro: Trout, Hicks, CAIN, Springer, Bellinger, Bradley Jr., Ian Happ (CHC), Blackmon, Pollock, Víctor Robles (WAS)

Lindbergh: Trout, CAIN, Bellinger, Springer, Marte, Hicks, Pollock, Bradley Jr., Kiermaier, Ender Inciarte (ATL)

Kenny: Trout, CAIN, Springer, Bellinger, Blackmon, Hicks, Marte, Pollock, Inciarte, Kiermaier

Byrnes: Trout, Hicks, CAIN, Bellinger, Springer, Blackmon, Bradley Jr., Pollock, Bader, Mallex Smith (SEA)

Social Media Fan Vote: Trout, Bradley Jr., Springer, CAIN, Blackmon, Bader, Hicks, Inciarte, Bellinger, Pollock

*Since the filming of the show, the Dodgers signed A.J. Pollock to play CF, meaning that Cody Bellinger will be playing most of his games elsewhere.

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

  1. Paul Goldschmidt - St. Louis Cardinals
  2. Freddie Freeman - Atlanta Braves
  3. Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds
  4. Max Muncy - Los Angeles Dodgers
  5. Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs
  6. Matt Olson - Oakland Athletics
  7. Justin Smoak - Toronto Blue Jays
  8. JESÚS AGUILAR - MILWAUKEE BREWERS
  9. Rhys Hoskins - Philadelphia Phillies
  10. José Abreu-Chicago White Sox

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: Goldschmidt, Freeman, Rizzo, Votto, Olson, Hoskins, Muncy, AGUILAR, Miguel Cabrera (DET), Daniel Murphy (COL)

Gennaro: Freeman, Muncy, Goldschmidt, Votto, Rizzo, Hoskins, AGUILAR, Olson, Cabrera, Smoak

Lindbergh: Freeman, Goldschmidt, Votto, Rizzo, Olson, Hoskins, Muncy, Belt, AGUILAR, Abreu

Kenny: Goldschmidt, Freeman, Votto, Rizzo, AGUILAR, Hoskins, Olson, Muncy, Edwin Encarnacion (SEA), Abreu

Thome: Goldschmidt, Freeman, Rizzo, AGUILAR, Votto, Muncy, Abreu, Hoskins, Olson, Cabrera

Social Media Fan Vote: Freeman, Goldschmidt, Votto, Rizzo, Hoskins, Olson, Muncy, Eric Hosmer (SD), Cabrera, Abreu

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

  1. Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals
  2. Chris Sale - Boston Red Sox
  3. Jacob deGrom - New York Mets
  4. Corey Kluber - Cleveland Indians
  5. Justin Verlander - Houston Astros
  6. Aaron Nola - Philadelphia Phillies
  7. Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
  8. Luis Severino - New York Yankees
  9. Carlos Carrasco - Cleveland Indians
  10. Blake Snell - Tampa Bay Rays

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: deGrom, Scherzer, Sale, Verlander, Nola, Snell, Kluber, Cole, Trevor Bauer (CLE), Walker Buehler (LAD)

Gennaro: deGrom, Scherzer, Sale, Cole, Verlander, Carrasco, Patrick Corbin (WAS), Snell, Kluber, Noah Syndergaard (NYM)

Lindbergh: Sale, Scherzer, deGrom, Verlander, Kluber, Cole, Bauer, Carrasco, Nola, Severino

Kenny: Sale, deGrom, Verlander, Scherzer, Kluber, Snell, Bauer, Cole, Nola, Kershaw

Darling: Scherzer, Kluber, Sale, deGrom, Kershaw, Verlander, Carrasco, Nola, Severino, Snell

Social Media Fan Vote: deGrom, Scherzer, Sale, Snell, Verlander, Kershaw, Nola, Kluber, Bauer, Severino

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

  1. Craig Kimbrel - Free Agent
  2. Sean Doolittle - Washington Nationals
  3. JOSH HADER - MILWAUKEE BREWERS
  4. Edwin Díaz - New York Mets
  5. Blake Treinen - Oakland Athletics
  6. Felipe Vázquez - Pittsburgh Pirates
  7. Chad Green - New York Yankees
  8. Aroldis Chapman - New York Yankees
  9. José Leclerc - Texas Rangers
  10. Brandon Morrow - 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 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: HADER, Díaz, Treinen, Dellin Betances (NYY), Doolittle, Leclerc Chapman, Kimbrel, Kenley Jansen (LAD), Ryan Pressly (HOU)

Gennaro: Díaz, Treinen, HADER, Leclerc, Kirby Yates (SD), Pressly, Kimbrel, Jeurys Familia (NYM), Andrew Miller (STL), Chapman

Lindbergh: Díaz, HADER, Pressly, Chapman, Treinen, Vázquez, Betances, Jansen, Kimbrel, COREY KNEBEL (MIL)

Kenny: HADER, Treinen, Díaz, Iglesias, Jansen, Miller, JEFFRESS, Kimbrel, Brad Hand (CLE), David Robertson (PHI)

Plesac: Treinen, HADER, Kimbrel, Vázquez, Díaz, Doolittle, Chapman, Iglesias, Jansen, Betances

Social Media Fan Vote: HADER, Díaz, Treinen, Kimbrel, Chapman, Jordan Hicks (STL), Betances, Miller, Adam Ottavino (NYY), Jansen

MLB Network’s “Top 10 Shortstops Right Now”

  1. Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
  2. Javier Báez - Chicago Cubs
  3. Trevor Story - Colorado Rockies
  4. Manny Machado - Free Agent
  5. Andrelton Simmons - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  6. Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
  7. Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
  8. Paul DeJong - St. Louis Cardinals
  9. Jean Segura - Philadelphia Phillies
  10. Didi Gregorius - 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 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: Lindor, Machado, Story, Simmons, Báez, Seager, Xander Bogaerts (BOS), Correa, Trea Turner (WAS), Segura

Gennaro: Lindor, Machado, Simmons, Bogaerts, Báez, Seager, Story, Turner, Correa, Gregorius

Lindbergh: Machado, Lindor, Correa, Seager, Simmons, Bogaerts, Báez, Story, Turner, Segura

Reynolds: Lindor, Machado, Correa, Báez, Bogaerts, Turner, Seager, Story, Segura, Simmons

Kenny: Lindor, Correa, Bogaerts, Story, Machado, Simmons, Báez, Seager, Turner, DeJong

Social Media Fan Vote: Lindor, Báez, Gregorius, Machado, Correa, Simmons, Story, Seager, Bogaerts, Brandon Crawford (SF)