Top 10 Right Fielders

Official K-Zone Ranking Mike’s Ranking Ian’s Ranking Mojo’s Ranking Guti’s Ranking
1. Bryce Harper (WSH) Bryce Harper (WSH)  Bryce Harper (WSH)  Bryce Harper (WSH)  Bryce Harper (WSH)
2. Aaron Judge (NYY) Aaron Judge (NYY) Mookie Betts (BOS) Aaron Judge (NYY)  Aaron Judge (NYY)
3. Mookie Betts (BOS) Mookie Betts (BOS) Aaron Judge (NYY) Mookie Betts (BOS) Mookie Betts (BOS)
4. Yasiel Puig (LAD) Yasiel Puig (LAD) Steven Souza Jr. (ARI) Yasiel Puig (LAD) Yasiel Puig (LAD)
5. Steven Souza Jr. (ARI) Jay Bruce (NYM) Yasiel Puig (LAD) Steven Souza Jr. (ARI) Jay Bruce (NYM)
6. Jay Bruce (NYM) Domingo Santana (MIL) Jay Bruce (NYM) Josh Reddick (HOU) Steven Souza Jr. (ARI)
7. Domingo Santana (MIL) Mitch Haniger (SEA) Domingo Santana (MIL) Domingo Santana (MIL) Domingo Santana (MIL)
8. Josh Reddick (HOU) Steven Souza Jr. (ARI) Josh Reddick (HOU) Avisail Garcia (CWS) Avisail Garcia (CWS)
9. Avisail Garcia (CWS) Kole Calhoun (LAA) Avisail Garcia (CWS) Jay Bruce (NYM) Josh Reddick (HOU)
10. Mitch Haniger (SEA) Aaron Altherr (PHI) Mitch Haniger (SEA) Kole Calhoun (LAA) Mitch Haniger (SEA)
Sleeper Nick Williams (PHI) Shin-Soo Choo (TEX) Mitch Haniger (SEA) Hunter Renfroe (SD)


At first glance, right field appears to be the most top heavy position in baseball, but when you really look into it, the whole list is full of fascinating athletes. Bryce Harper, the unanimous best right fielder in baseball, has had perhaps the most up and down career of any current player in the game. If it weren’t for the fact that he only played 111 games, 2017 would have been one of the ups. Harper hit .319/.413/.595 and was on pace for 7 WAR and 42 home runs. Rookie of the Year and MVP runner up Aaron Judge “rises” to the #2 spot after hitting a historic 52 home runs with a .422 OBP, 1.049 OPS, 8.2 WAR, and 173 wRC+ last season. A .270 BABIP killed Mookie Betts’ BA last season, but he still went 24/26 with an improved walk rate last year. Betts saved 31 runs in right in 2017, matching his 32-run total the year before that. Yasiel Puig hadn’t put up many numbers since his incredible 2013 Dodgers debut, but all that changed last year. A new approach at the plate (11.2 BB%) and on the field (18 DRS) nearly brought Puig into the 30/15 club. Diamondbacks offseason acquisition Steven Souza Jr. broke out in 2017 for the Rays with 3.7 WAR. A 13.6 BB% drove the right fielder’s .351 OBP and Souza put up as many home runs and steals as Puig. Jay Bruce feels like he’s been around forever, but the power-hitting Met is still only 30 years old. Bruce hit a career high 36 home runs last year, while batting .254 with a .274 BABIP. Some feared that Domingo Santana could lose AB’s after the Brewers’ new OF additions, but they made sure to keep his space open, moving longtime star Ryan Braun to the infield. Last year, Santana broke out with 3.3 WAR, 126 wRC+, a .371 OBP, and an .876 OPS. Santana also racked up totals stats, hitting 30 home runs and stealing 15 bases. Journeyman Josh Reddick is entering his second contract year with the Houston Astros, and he didn’t disappoint in the first. Reddick contributed a .314 batting average with 127 wRC+ to the world series cause. Many worry about the high BABIP of Avisail Garcia, but if he can silence the naysayers, Garcia can claim a spot as one of the better hitters in MLB. Garcia put together a long awaited breakout season in 2017, batting .330 with 137 wRC+ and 4.2 wins above replacement. Mariners right fielder Mitch Haniger rounds out the top 10. Haniger went through extreme highs and lows throughout 2017, but ended up slashing a strong .282/.352/.491 in 96 games.

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