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MSS Writers’ 2022 Positional Rankings

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has seen Shohei Ohtani on the basepaths this week and, on Thursday, he gets to see him on the mound.
2021 Breakout Performers Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. and Shohei Ohtani

Introducing the Official Max Sporting Studio Writers’ 2022 Positional Rankings. This article will present the Top 10 players at every position as voted on by the pool of writers that contribute here at Max Sporting Studio. Hopefully this kicks off the regular season with some heated discussions on who made the cut and how fell short. Let the arguments in the comments begin!

Catchers

1. Will Smith

2. J.T. Realmuto

3. Yasmani Grandal

4. J.T. Realmuto

5. Sean Murphy

6. Mike Zunino

7. Mitch Garver

8. Max Stassi

9. Salvador Perez

10. Jacob Stallings

First Basemen

1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

2. Matt Olson

3. Freddie Freeman

4. Max Muncy

5. Paul Goldschmidt

6. Pete Alonso

7. Brandon Belt

8. Jared Walsh

9. Joey Votto

10. Jose Abreu

Second Basemen

1. Marcus Semien

2. Brandon Lowe

3. Jose Altuve

4. Ketel Marte

5. Ozzie Albies

6. Jake Cronenworth

7. Jonathan India

8. Jorge Polanco

9. Whit Merrifield

10. DJ LeMahieu

Third Basemen

1. Jose Ramirez

2. Manny Machado

3. Rafael Devers

4. Nolan Arenado

5. Alex Bregman

6. Anthony Rendon

7. Austin Riley

8. Yoan Moncada

9. Matt Chapman

10. Josh Donaldson

Shortstops

1. Fernando Tatis Jr.

2. Trea Turner

3. Carlos Correa

4. Corey Seager

5. Xander Bogaerts

6. Trevor Story

7. Bo Bichette

8. Francisco Lindor

9. Wander Franco

10. Tim Anderson

Leftfielders

1. Tyler O’Neill

2. Joey Gallo

3. Christian Yelich

4. Jesse Winker

5. Randy Arozarena

6. Eloy Jimenez

7. Mark Canha

8. Kyle Schwarber

9. Michael Brantley

10. Chris Taylor

Centerfielders

1. Mike Trout

2. George Springer

3. Byron Buxton

4. Luis Robert

5. Bryan Reynolds

6. Cedric Mullins II

7. Brandon Nimmo

8. Starling Marte

9. Cody Bellinger

10. Trent Grisham

Rightfielders

1. Juan Soto

2. Ronald Acuna Jr.

3. Bryce Harper (tied)

3. Mookie Betts (tied)

5. Aaron Judge

6. Kyle Tucker

7. Teoscar Hernandez

8. Nick Castellanos

9. Michael Conforto

10. Mitch Haniger

Designated Hitters

1. Shohei Ohtani

2. Yordan Alvarez

3. Giancarlo Stanton

4. J.D. Martinez

5. Franmil Reyes

6. Nelson Cruz

7. Jorge Soler

8. Trey Mancini

9. Austin Meadows

10. Alejandro Kirk

Starting Pitchers

1. Jacob deGrom

2. Corbin Burnes

3. Gerrit Cole

4. Max Scherzer

5. Shane Bieber

6. Brandon Woodruff

7. Walker Buehler

8. Zack Wheeler

9. Logan Webb

10. Aaron Nola

Relief Pitchers

1. Josh Hader

2. Liam Hendriks

3. Emmanuel Clase

4. Raisel Iglesias

5. Aroldis Chapman

6. Ryan Pressley

7. Devin Williams

8. Jonathan Loaisiga

9. Craig Kimbrel (tied)

9. Edwin Diaz (tied)