May 11, 2021

Buster Olney’s 2020 MLB position-by-position rankings (ESPN)


From a battle of Big Apple aces to a showdown of superstar shortstops and beyond, here are ESPN.com’s top 10 rankings for each position ahead of the 2020 MLB season — culminating with our list of the top 10 teams on Jan. 13.

Top 10 starting pitchers

Gerrit Cole in the Bronx and Jacob deGrom in Flushing makes for a heck of a combo in New York. We give the edge to …

Which Big Apple ace is No. 1?

Top 10 relief pitchers

The list of MLB’s best starting pitchers stays pretty consistent from year to year. The relievers? Not so much.

Lights out in 2019, no guarantees in 2020

Top 10 catchers

Phillies backstop J.T. Realmuto is the clear leader, but several breakout performers are on the way up.

It’s Realmuto … then all the rest

Top 10 first basemen

Braves star Freddie Freeman has been a franchise player, but has Pete Alonso, the Mets’ slugging phenom, moved atop MLB’s pecking order?

Alonso’s power puts Freeman to the test

Top 10 second basemen

A pair of American League stars lead our list, but which is best of the best?

LeMahieu, Altuve vie for top spot

Top 10 shortstops

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Read “Buster Olney’s 2020 MLB position-by-position rankings” at ESPN