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MLB Network unveils Top 10 Right Now at SS, 3B

Countdown of MLB's best players continues through Feb. 10
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MLB Network's countdown of baseball's best players at each position returned for an eighth season Saturday with the first two installments of the "Top 10 Right Now!" series.

The five-week program hosted by Brian Kenny will unveil rankings based on player performance over the last two seasons, a number of offensive and defensive metrics, both advanced Statcast™ data and traditional numbers and analysis by the MLB Network research team.

MLB Network's countdown of baseball's best players at each position returned for an eighth season Saturday with the first two installments of the "Top 10 Right Now!" series.

The five-week program hosted by Brian Kenny will unveil rankings based on player performance over the last two seasons, a number of offensive and defensive metrics, both advanced Statcast™ data and traditional numbers and analysis by the MLB Network research team.

The series will feature appearances from MLB Network on-air personalities and former Major Leaguers Eric Byrnes, Cliff Floyd, Mike Lowell, Dan Plesac, Harold Reynolds, John Smoltz, Jim Thome, Dave Valle and Preston Wilson, as well as roundtable discussions with Kenny, president of SABR Vince Gennaro, the Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and MLB.com analyst Mike Petriello.

Each episode will also feature a fan-generated Top 10 Right Now list compiled via voting on MLB Network's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages using #Top10RightNow.

Below is a breakdown of this year's rankings results, beginning with Saturday's third base and shortstop lists:

Top 10 Shortstops Right Now
The starting shortstops for last fall's World Series contenders, the Astros' Carlos Correa and the Dodgers' Corey Seager, are atop the rankings at their position. Correa and Seager, both 23 years old, headline a group of young stars; all but Andrelton Simmons (28), Elvis Andrus (29) and Tim Beckham (27) are age 25 or younger.

Video: Carlos Correa is the No. 1 shortstop right now

1. Carlos Correa
2. Corey Seager
3. Francisco Lindor
4. Trea Turner
5. Andrelton Simmons
6. Jean Segura
7. Paul DeJong
8. Elvis Andrus
9. Trevor Story
10. Tim Beckham

Petriello: Youth leads way among Top 10 shortstops

Top 10 Third Basemen Right Now
For a second consecutive year, Kris Bryant is atop MLB Network's third-base rankings. The position is deep with some of the biggest names in baseball represented. New additions for 2018 include Houston's Alex Bregman, who helped his club win a World Series championship, and Cleveland's Jose Ramirez, who led the Majors with 56 doubles and earned his first All-Star nod in 2017.

Video: Kris Bryant is the No. 1 third baseman right now

1. Kris Bryant
2. Nolan Arenado
3. Josh Donaldson
4. Justin Turner
5. Anthony Rendon
6. Adrian Beltre
7. Jose Ramirez
8. Manny Machado
9. Alex Bregman
10. Kyle Seager

Petriello: Top 10 third basemen entering '18

Video: Petriello gives his list of Top 10 third basemen

Top 10 Right Fielders Right Now
Saturday, Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. ET

Top 10 Second Basemen Right Now
Saturday, Jan. 20 at 10 p.m. ET

Top 10 Left Fielders Right Now
Saturday, Jan. 27 at 9 p.m. ET

Top 10 Catchers Right Now
Saturday, Jan. 27 at 10 p.m. ET

Top 10 First Basemen Right Now
Saturday, Feb. 3 at 9 p.m. ET

Top 10 Starting Pitchers Right Now
Saturday, Feb. 3 at 10 p.m. ET

Top 10 Relief Pitchers Right Now
Saturday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. ET

Top 10 Center Fielders Right Now
Saturday, Feb. 10 at 10 p.m. ET

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