Top 10 right now: Left Fielders

MLB Network continued their Top Ten Right Now series on Thursday night with their list of right fielders and left fielders. While I was not expecting a KC Royal to rank in the top ten among right fielders (and I was right), I was expecting a high ranking among left fielders.

top-10-right-nowThat would be four-time Gold Glove award winner Alex Gordon. The “Shredder” ranked him fifth.

Host Brian Kenny put Gordon in the top spot, stating that in the last four seasons, Gordon has “the eighth highest WAR”. Former player and analyst Eric Byrnes placed Gordon fourth, though he said any of the top five could be the best. He did have American League Central foe Michael Brantley (Cleveland) in the top spot.

So who was crowned the top left fielder right now? You can watch the video below or know it was Hanley Ramirez, Boston’s newest acquisition and new to the outfield star.


Here is how the Shredder’s top ten left fielders shaped up:

  1. Hanley Ramirez, Boston
  2. Jayson Werth, Washington
  3. Michael Brantley, Cleveland
  4. Starling Marte, Pittsburgh
  6. Nelson Cruz, Seattle
  7. Matt Holliday, St. Louis
  8. Corey Dickerson, Colorado
  9. Justin Upton, SD
  10. Christian Yelich, Miami


In case you were wondering about the top ten right fielders, here is the list (and no Alex Rios did not make the cut, nor did Nori Aoki):

  1. Mike Stanton, Miami
  2. Jose Bautista, Toronto
  3. Bryce Harper, Washington
  4. Jason Heyward, St. Louis
  5. Michael Cuddyer, NYM
  6. Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado
  7. Hunter Pence, SF
  8. Brandon Moss, Cleveland
  9. Matt Kemp, SD
  10. JD Martinez, Detroit

About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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