2013 MLB Top Ten Right Now - Infield

Monday, March 25, 2013

Baseball posts all week long.

MLB Network did their "Top Ten Right Now" series a couple of months ago, naming the top ten players at each position for 2013.  Bill James also named his.

First, on each list will be my choice.  In parentheses, the MLB and James picks.


10. AJ Ellis (Ellis, Hanigan)
9. B. McCann (Avila, Santana)
8. C. Ruiz (Wieters, McCann)
7. M.Wieters (Santana, Ruiz)
6. A. Avila (Perez, Pierzynski)
5. M.Montero (Mauer, Wieters)
4. YMolina (Montero, Montero)
3. C.Santana (Ruiz, Mauer)
2. J. Mauer (Molina, Molina)
1. B. Posey (Posey, Posey)

First Base

10. A.Craig (Napoli, Rizzo)
9. F.Freeman (Encarnacion, Konerko)
8. E.Encarnacion (Goldschmidt, Goldschmidt)
7. B.Belt (Konerko, Freeman)
6. P.Goldschmidt (Craig, LaRoche)
5. P.Konerko (Teixeira, Goldschmidt)
4. A.Gonzalez (Fielder, Teixeira)
3. P.Fielder (Gonzalez, Votto)
2. A.Pujols (Pujols, Fielder)
1. J.Votto (Votto, Pujols)

Second Base

(Scutaro is 17th)
10. J.Altuve (Murphy, Uggla)
9. N.Walker (Kipnis, Weeks)
8. B.Phillips (Kendrick, Kipnis)
7. J.Kipnis (Walker, Hill)
6. H.Kendrick (Uggla, Utley)
5. I.Kinsler (Phillips, Scutaro)
4. D.Uggla (Kinsler, Phillips)
3. C.Utley (Utley, Kinsler)
2. D.Pedroia (Pedroia, Pedroia)
1. R.Cano (Cano, Cano)


(Crawford is 21st)
10. JJ Hardy (Ramirez, Castro)
9. Y. Escobar (Hardy, Aybar)
8. H.Ramirez (Desmond, AEscobar)
7. E.Andrus (Jeter, Hardy)
6. J.Rollins (Aybar, Cabrera)
5. A. Cabrera (Andrus, Rollins)
4. I.Desmond (Cabrera, Andrus)
3. S. Castro (Castro, Tulowitzki)
2. J. Reyes (Reyes, Jeter)
1. T. Tulowitizki (Tulo, Reyes)

Third Base
10. M.Prado (Sandoval, Freese)
9. C. Headley (Freese, Seager)
8. D.Freese (Lawrie, Rodriguez)
7. B. Lawrie (Headley, Rodriguez) (injury knocks him below Freese)
6. A. Beltre (Ramirez, Zimmerman)
5. P. Sandoval (Zimmerman, Headley)
4. R.Zimmerman (Longoria, Longoria)
3. D. Wright (Wright, Wright)
2. E.Longoria (Beltre, Beltre)
1. Cabrera (Cabrera, Cabrera)

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