Pollock finished one spot ahead of the Kansas City Royals' Lorenzo Cain, and one spot behind the Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout - let's face it, finishing runner-up to Trout is hardly any kind of failure, is it?
Taking into account a number of offensive and defensive metrics, both advanced and traditional, plus projections for the upcoming season, MLB Network's Top 10 Right Now! series ranks the top players at each position heading into the 2016 season. Here's the full list of the top 10 center-fielders in the major leagues from the show. Interesting to note who is there at #6. Remind me again, who did we get for Eaton?
- Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
- A.J. Pollock, Arizona Diamondbacks
- Lorenzo Cain, Kansas City Royals
- Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates
- Jason Heyward, Chicago Cubs
- Adam Eaton, Chicago White Sox
- Kevin Kiermaier, Tampa Bay Rays
- Randal Grichuk, St. Louis Cardinals
- Carlos Gomez, Houston Astros
- Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles