Bryce Harper ranked 2nd on MLB Network


Watch Video Recap of Harper’s Top-Ten Ranking Here

Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper was ranked 2nd on MLB Network’s Top 10 Right Fielders Right Now! program yesterday. Harper finished one spot ahead of the Mariners’ Nelson Cruz and one spot behind the Red Sox’ Mookie Betts.

Taking into account player performance over several seasons with an emphasis on 2016, a number of offensive and defensive metrics both advanced and traditional, and projected performance for the upcoming season, MLB Network’s Top 10 Right Now! series ranks the top players at each position heading into the 2017 season.

In addition to Harper, Nationals teammate Trea Turner ranked 4th on MLB Network’s Top 10 Shortstops Right Now! list last week, while Max Scherzer previously ranked 2nd on the Top 10 Starting Pitchers Right Now! list, Daniel Murphy ranked 3rd on the Top 10 Second Basemen Right Now! list and Anthony Rendon ranked 9th on the Top 10 Third Basemen Right Now! list.

The complete ranking of right fielders is listed below, and an embeddable video recap on Harper can be seen here:

Top 10 Right Fielders Right Now!

1.    Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox

2.    Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

3.    Nelson Cruz, Seattle Mariners

4.    Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

5.    J.D. Martinez, Detroit Tigers

6.    Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays

7.    Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies

8.    Hunter Pence, San Francisco Giants

9.    Josh Reddick, Houston Astros

10.  Stephen Piscotty, St. Louis Cardinals

Now in its seventh season, MLB Network’s Top 10 Right Now! series is hosted by Brian Kenny with contributing analysis from MLB Networkon-air personalities, Boston Red Sox senior advisor of baseball operations and renowned sabermetrician Bill James, President of SABR Vince Gennaro and analyst Mike Petriello. The rankings will continue next Sunday, February 12 with MLB’s top ten center fielders unveiled at 9:00 p.m. ET, featuring analysis from MLB Network’s Preston Wilson, and the top ten catchers at 10:00 p.m. ET, with analysis from MLB Network’s Dave Valle.

In other Bryce Harper news, he is back on social media giving his fans glimpses into his life with many images inside his car, and several photos from his sponsors like Under Armour and Jaguar.

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