Top 10 Right Fielders


K Zone Master Ranking Mike’s Ranking Ian’s Ranking Mojo’s Ranking
 1) Mookie Betts (BOS)  Mookie Betts (BOS)  Mookie Betts (BOS)  Mookie Betts (BOS)
 2) Nelson Cruz (SEA)  Giancarlo Stanton (MIA)  Nelson Cruz (SEA)  Bryce Harper (WSH)
 3) Bryce Harper (WSH)  Nelson Cruz (SEA)  George Springer (HOU)  J.D. Martinez (DET)
 4) Giancarlo Stanton (MIA)  Bryce Harper (WSH)  Bryce Harper (WSH)  Carlos Gonzalez (COL)
 5) J.D. Martinez (DET)  Andrew McCutchen (PIT)  Giancarlo Stanton (MIA)  Nelson Cruz (SEA)
 6) Andrew McCutchen (PIT) Mark Trumbo (BAL)  J.D. Martinez (DET)  Andrew McCutchen (PIT)
 7) Carlos Gonzalez (COL) Yasiel Puig (LAD)  Andrew McCutchen (PIT)  Mark Trumbo (BAL)
 8) George Springer (HOU)  Carlos Beltran (HOU) Carlos Gonzalez (COL)  Jose Bautista (TOR)
 9) Mark Trumbo (BAL)  J.D. Martinez (DET)  Mark Trumbo (BAL)  Yasmany Tomas (ARI)
 10) Jose Bautista (TOR)  George Springer (HOU)  Jose Bautista (TOR)  George Springer (HOU)

Some Brief Words of Explanation: Right field is one of the deepest positions in baseball, and is full of both current stars, and past stars that are still young, and attempting  comeback. MVP-runner up Mookie Betts was the unanimous choice to lead the list, after breaking out in 2016 to put up excellent 5-tool production. A move to Safeco Field a few years ago had little to no effect on Nelson Cruz, who continues to put up home run numbers near the top of the league on an annual basis, to go along with a respectable batting average. The set of potential comebacks begins at #3, with Bryce Harper, who followed up a 2015 MVP campaign with a .243 BA. Giancarlo Stanton follows him, who has shown potential to hit a historic total of home runs, but has had his career constantly battered with injury. J.D. Martinez breaks up the comeback candidates, who actually had a terrific 2016. After breaking out with power in ’15, Martinez added batting average skills, hitting .307. Andrew McCutchen follows J.D. and represents the next comeback player on the list. He hit only .256 last season, a far fly from his former .300/.400/.550 lines. He takes the sixth overall spot. Carlos Gonzalez has been considered a comeback candidate in previous years, but has come off two solid season, hitting 40 and 25 home runs while remaining healthy, and placing seventh. George Springer shows off a power/speed combo complimented by on-base skills, which earns him the #8. Mark Trumbo had some trouble getting a contract in his 2015 free agency year, but eventually agreed with the Orioles. Like how Baltimore turned Nelson Cruz into a 40+ homer hitter, they turned Trumbo into a the major league home run leader. The #9 right fielder is the recently resigned with his team. The list ends with another comeback candidate, punctuating its major theme. Albeit a little older than the other, Jose Bautista hopes to return to .400 on-base, 40 home run form after a relatively dismal 2016. Yasiel Puig, yet another player whose value is based on potential and past performance, just missed the top 10.


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