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Olney's top 10 at every position and position group for 2017

Who's the best starting pitcher? The best reliever? The top third baseman? Left fielder? Catcher?

ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney continues his annual tradition of ranking the top 10 players at every position and every position group.

Top 10 starters

Top starting pitchers: Clayton Kershaw, then who?

Top 10 relievers

Top relievers: Who is baseball's best fireman?

Top 10 first basemen

Top first basemen: New standard shakes up rankings

Top 10 second basemen

Top second basemen: Breaking up the pack is 'toughest one yet'

Top 10 shortstops

Top shortstops: How do the young stars stack up?

Top 10 third basemen

Top third basemen -- Plenty of talent at the hot corner

Top 10 left fielders

Top left fielders -- They don't make them like they used to

Top 10 center fielders

Top center fielders -- There's Mike Trout, then the rest

Top 10 right fielders

Top right fielders: Is No. 1 Harper or Betts?

Top 10 catchers

Top catchers: A Giant among backstops

Top 10 rotations

Top rotations: Do the Mets' stars hit the mark?

Top 10 bullpens

Top bullpens: Aroldis Chapman shifts the order

Top 10 lineups

Top lineups: Which batting orders provide the most pop?

Top 10 defenses

Top defenses: How does Cubs' glove work measure up?

Top 10 teams

Top teams: Can anyone stop the Cubs?

Top 10s from 2016

Starting pitchers: Kershaw is king of the hill
Relief pitchers: Davis and Chapman top the list
First basemen: Goldschmidt is the standard
Second basemen: Altuve can do it all
Third basemen: Donaldson stays hot at the hot corner
Shortstops: Correa makes his mark
Left fielders: Starling Marte is sterling in left
Center fielders: Trout is tops in center
Right fielders: Harper leads the way
Catchers: Posey is the best backstop
Starting rotations: Mets easily No. 1
Bullpens: Yankees the clear top unit
Infields: Cubs leap to top spot
Outfields: McCutchen-led Bucs are No. 1
Lineups: Blue Jays power way to No. 1
Defenses: Royals edge D-backs for top spot
Overall teams: How 'bout those Cubbies