Who’s the best starting pitcher? The best reliever? The top third baseman? Left fielder? Catcher?
ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney continues his annual tradition of ranking the top 10 players at every position and every position group.
Top 10 starters
Top 10 relievers
Top 10 catchers
Top 10 first basemen
Top 10 second basemen
Top 10 shortstops
Top 10 third basemen
Top 10 left fielders
Still to come:
January 10: Top 10 center fielders
January 11: Top 10 right fielders
January 12: Top 10 teams
January 13: Top 10 units
Top 10s from 2017
Starting pitchers: Clayton Kershaw, then who?
Relief pitchers: Who is baseball’s best fireman?
First basemen: New standard shakes up rankings
Second basemen: Breaking up the pack is ‘toughest one yet’
Third basemen: Plenty of talent at the hot corner
Shortstops: How do the young stars stack up?
Left fielders: They don’t make them like they used to
Center fielders: There’s Mike Trout, then the rest
Right fielders: Is No. 1 Harper or Betts?
Catchers: A Giant among backstops
Starting rotations: Do the Mets’ stars hit the mark?
Bullpens: Aroldis Chapman shifts the order
Defenses: How does Cubs’ glove work measure up?
Top teams: Can anyone stop the Cubs?