Harper just the 6th best right fielder according to MLB Network

Well so much for the guy who signed for megabucks just over a year ago, Bryce Harper has been named the 6th best right fielder in baseball according to a ranking by MLB Network.

Here’s the text of what they have to say:



January 18, 2020 – Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper was ranked sixth on MLB Network’s annual Top 10 Right Fielders Right Now! program earlier tonight. Harper finished one spot ahead of the Kansas City Royals’ Jorge Soler and one spot behind the Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez.

Hosted by MLB Network’s Brian Kenny alongside MLB Network analysts, each Top 10 Right Now! ranking considers player performance over the last two seasons, with an emphasis on 2019. Offensive, defensive and Statcast metrics, plus expert analysis by the MLB Network research team, are also taken into account when determining each ranking.

The complete ranking for MLB Network’s top-10 right fielders is listed below and available at mlb.com/top10rightnow. An embeddable recap on Harper can be seen here:

Top 10 Right Fielders Right Now!

1.            Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox

2.            Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers

3.            Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

4.            Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves

5.            J.D. Martinez, Boston Red Sox

6.            Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies

7.            Jorge Soler, Kansas City Royals

8.            Joey Gallo, Texas Rangers

9.            Michael Conforto, New York Mets

10.          Nicholas Castellanos, Free Agent

Now in its tenth season, MLB Network’s Top 10 Right Now! series features analysis from MLB Network on-air personalities and roundtable discussions with The Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh, and MLB.com writers Mike Petriello and Sarah Langs. As 2020 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Live Ball Era, each episode will include a new segment called “Top 10 of the Live Ball Era,” featuring Brian Kenny and Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo discussing and debating the best players at each position over the last 100 years.

Viewers can submit their own active top-10 list for each position by voting on MLB Network’s FacebookInstagram and Twitter pages using #Top10RightNow.

Well, I’ll be, Bryce has got some work to do this season to rise up from the 6th place ranking, we’ll be seeing him back on the field for his 2nd season with the Phillies in the not too distant future.

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