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David Peralta Ranked #10 on MLB Network’s “Top 10 Left Fielders Right Now!”

Wonder if we'll have anyone else ranked at other positions?

Atlanta Braves v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder David Peralta was ranked 10th on MLB Network’s annual Top 10 Left Fielders Right Now! program last night, when Peralta finished one spot behind the Oakland AthleticsKhris Davis. Hosted by MLB Network’s Brian Kenny alongside MLB Network analysts, each Top 10 Right Now! ranking considers player performance over the last two seasons, offensive and defensive metrics, both advanced Statcast data and traditional numbers, and expert analysis by the MLB Network research team.

On the countdown, MLB Network analyst and 11-year MLB veteran Eric Byrnes said of Peralta, “I’ve watched him play a lot and the defensive metrics on him, trust me, I don’t need to see anything to tell you this guy is an elite defender. It’s just a matter of consistency and hopefully he’s getting to the point in his career where he’s gonna be able to put up this sort of year, year in and year out, and stay healthy. He’s something special in Arizona and again, a guy that’s – because maybe it’s the market that he plays in – I think is vastly overlooked.”

The complete ranking for MLB Network’s top-10 left fielders is:

  1. J.D. Martinez, Boston Red Sox
  2. Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees
  3. Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves
  4. Tommy Pham, Tampa Bay Rays
  5. Justin Upton, Los Angeles Angels
  6. Juan Soto, Washington Nationals
  7. Marcell Ozuna, St. Louis Cardinals
  8. Michael Conforto, New York Mets
  9. Khris Davis, Oakland Athletics
  10. David Peralta, Arizona Diamondbacks