MLB Network Top 10 At Each Position In 2021 (www.mlb.com)

The 2020 season was shortened to 60 games, but that still provided individual players the chance to shine and either maintain their status as elite or crash the party and shake up our notions of which players are among the best at each spot on the diamond. So continuing an

The 2020 season was shortened to 60 games, but that still provided individual players the chance to shine and either maintain their status as elite or crash the party and shake up our notions of which players are among the best at each spot on the diamond. So continuing an annual tradition, MLB Network is airing the “Top 10 Players Right Now” for each position beginning this week.

Using rankings based on past player performance, a number of offensive and defensive metrics, both advanced data and traditional numbers, and analysis by the MLB Network research team, “The Shredder” gives us its input (output?) on which players are the 10 best at their positions right now.

Here’s a breakdown of the schedule (all shows air at 7 p.m. ET), as well as the MLB Network analysts who will help bring you the rankings:

: Relief pitchers with Dan Plesac
Tuesday, Jan. 12: Catchers with Dave Valle
Wednesday, Jan. 13: Center fielders with Mark DeRosa
Tuesday, Jan. 19: Left fielders with Mark DeRosa
Wednesday, Jan. 20: First basemen with Sean Casey
Wednesday, Jan. 27: Third basemen with Mike Lowell
Thursday, Jan. 28: Starting pitchers with Ron Darling
Monday, Feb. 1: Second basemen with Harold Reynolds
Tuesday, Feb. 2: Shortstops with Harold Reynolds
Wednesday, Feb. 3: Right fielders with Cliff Floyd

Thomas Harrigan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @HarriganMLB.

Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB.



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