Best MLB players by position so far this year

Pitcher:

AL: Gerrit Cole New York Yankees. 2021 Stats: 69.2 IP, 1.81 ERA, 95 K, 9 BB, 0.83 WHIP

NL: Jacob DeGrom New York Mets. 2021 Stats: 45.0 IP, 0.80 ERA, 74 K, 7 BB, 0.60 WHIP

Catcher:

AL: Salvador Perez Kansas City Royals. 2021 Stats: .274 AVG, 9 HR, 28 RBI, .306 OBP, .779 OPS

NL: Wilson Contreras Chicago Cubs. 2021 Stats: .240 AVG, 8 HR, 22 RBI, .345 OBP, .771 OPS

1st basemen:

AL: Vladimir Guerrero Jr Toronto Blue Jays. 2021 Stats: .331 AVG, 16 HR, 41 RBI, .441 OBP, 1.099 OPS

NL: Max Muncy Los Angeles Dodgers. 2021 Stats: .284 AVG, 11 HR, 27 RBI, .450 OBP, .992 OPS

2nd basemen:

AL: Marcus Semien Toronto Blue Jays. 2021 Stats: .290 AVG, 13 HR, 31 RBI, .356 OBP, .901 OPS

NL: Adam Frazier Pittsburgh Pirates. 2021 Stats: .332 AVG, 1 HR, 14 RBI, .395 OBP, .846 OPS

3rd basemen:

AL: Rafael Devers Boston Red Sox. 2021 Stats: .275 AVG, 14 HR, 43 RBI, .348 OBP, .944 OPS

NL: Nolan Arenado St Louis Cardinals. 2021 Stats: .291 AVG, 10 HR, 33 RBI, .340 OBP, .880 OPS

Shortstop:

AL: Xander Bogaerts Boston Red Sox. 2021 Stats: .335 AVG, 10 HR, 31 RBI, .397 OBP, .978 OPS

NL: Trea Turner Washington Nationals. 2021 Stats: .316 AVG, 10 HR, 26 RBI, .356 OBP, .880 OPS

Source: iPhone photo by Mike Mulholland

Left Fielder:

AL: Mark Canha Oakland Athletics. 2021 Stats: .268 AVG, 10 HR, 15 RBI, .400 OBP, .897 OPS

NL: Jesse Winker Cincinnati Reds. 2021 Stats: .349 AVG, 13 HR, 29 RBI, .404 OBP, 1.050 OPS

Center Fielder:

AL: Adolis Garcia Texas Rangers. 2021 Stats: .282 AVG, 16 HR, 41 RBI, .322 OBP, .929 OPS

NL: Chris Taylor Los Angeles Dodgers. 2021 Stats: .272 AVG, 6 HR, 23 RBI, .399 OBP, .862 OPS

Right Fielder:

AL: Aaron Judge New York Yankees. 2021 Stats: .313 AVG, 13 HR, 29 RBI, .410 OBP, .995 OPS

NL: Nick Castellanos Cincinnati Reds. 2021 Stats: .358 AVG, 12 HR, 31 RBI, .415 OBP, 1.068 OPS

Designated Hitter:

AL: JD Martinez Boston Red Sox. 2021 Stats: .321 AVG, 12 HR, 39 RBI, .394 OBP, .970 OPS

Key:

AVG= batting average

HR= home runs

RBI= runs batted in

OBP= on base percentage

OPS= on base plus slugging percentage

IP= Innings pitched

ERA= earned runs average

K= strikeouts

BB= walks

WHIP= walks and hits per innings pitched

AL Teams:

Boston Red Sox: 3 players

Toronto Blue Jays: 2 players

New York Yankees: 2 players

Texas Rangers: 1 player

Oakland Athletics: 1 player

Kansas City Royals: 1 player

NL Teams:

Cincinnati Reds: 2 players

Los Angeles Dodgers: 2 players

New York Mets: 1 player

Chicago Cubs: 1 player

St Louis Cardinals: 1 player

Washington Nationals: 1 player

Pittsburgh Pirates: 1 player

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