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 Pollock, Diamondbacks teammate Paul Goldschmidt previously topped the show's Top 10 First Basemen, and Zack Greinke ranked 10th among the Top 10 Starting Pitchers.
Here is the full list of Top 10 Center Fielders, according to the program, along with their breakdown of Pollock and his ranking. No great surprise who came in at #1 on the list!
- Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
- Christian Yelich, Miami Marlins
- George Springer, Houston Astros
- Jackie Bradley Jr., Boston Red Sox
- A.J. Pollock, Arizona Diamondbacks
- Adam Eaton, Washington Nationals
- Lorenzo Cain, Kansas City Royals
- Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies
- Kevin Kiermaier, Tampa Bay Rays
- Dexter Fowler, St. Louis Cardinals