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How do the top right fielders in Major League Baseball stack up? That question has been answered by our experts in the latest installment of the Baseball Tonight 100 (#BBTN100), a project to rank the top players across all 30 teams. We'll reveal a new position each day and unveil the overall 1-100 rankings March 27.

Do you agree with the experts' take on right fielders? Simply click on the images of the top 10 below to submit your ballot.

Rank: #BBTN100 Top Right Fielders

Jose Bautista

Jose Bautista

Toronto Blue Jays
BBTN Rank: 4

Carlos Beltran

Carlos Beltran

New York Yankees
BBTN Rank: 8

Ryan Braun

Ryan Braun

Milwaukee Brewers
BBTN Rank: 1

Jay Bruce

Jay Bruce

Cincinnati Reds
BBTN Rank: 7

Jason Heyward

Jason Heyward

Atlanta Braves
BBTN Rank: 5

Wil Myers

Wil Myers

Tampa Bay Rays
BBTN Rank: 6

Hunter Pence

Hunter Pence

San Francisco Giants
BBTN Rank: 10

Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig

Los Angeles Dodgers
BBTN Rank: 3

Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton

Miami Marlins
BBTN Rank: 2

Jayson Werth

Jayson Werth

Washington Nationals
BBTN Rank: 9

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Captain Robinson Cano unveiled his choices for the American League's Home Run Derby team. Are they better than Matt Kemp's National League choices?

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Carlos Beltran got his wish, staying in the National League and avoiding duty as a designated hitter. But did the Giants mortgage too much of their future to acquire the outfielder from the Mets? As part of the deal for Beltran, who will be a free agent after the season, the Giants sent prized pitching prospect Zack Wheeler to the Big Apple.


How much is too much?

Mets fans know as well as any that prospects (Bill Pulsipher, Paul Wilson) don't always pan out as hoped. But is one of the best pitching prospects in baseball too much for a rental?

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A dynasty in the making?

The Giants are the defending champions, feature some of the best pitchers in the sport and are one of five teams with at least 60 wins. But even with Beltran, will you be surprised if they repeat?

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A Giant among outfielders?

The Braves, Giants and Phillies own the three best records in the National League, but only two of their collective outfielders rank among the NL's top 20 outfielders in OPS.

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Is Beltran enough of a fix?

Unless the subject is weather, the phrase "only the Padres" is not good company to keep in baseball. But as Beltran arrives, only the Padres have a more anemic offense than the Giants in the NL.

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Hope springs eternal for the New York Mets, as Jose Reyes has been cleared for baseball activities. That's a fancy way of saying that he's healthy. For now.

Having Reyes -- not to mention Carlos Beltran -- healthy is a big deal for New York. Despite early predictions of contending last season, Reyes' 36-game season, plus Beltran's half-season and David Wright's sudden loss of anything resembling power led the Mets to a disastrous fourth-place finish in the NL East. Coming at the tail end of a recent history of collapses and disappointments, 2009 was just another psychological blow to a relatively long-suffering Mets fan base. Maybe Reyes' return will change early predictions regarding the NL East race; the current favorite doesn't have the word "Mets" anywhere in its name.

openminded43

The Mets are handicapped with a right side of the infield that is basically non productive offensively!!! A lack of a #2 starter, a setup man in the BP and remaining healthy!!! Other than that.....!!! Hey, at least I'm honest!!!

-- openminded43
sludgeballa

Which Met has the best chance to win the comeback player of the year? Oliver? Reyes? Can Beltran do it? Or does Maine put it all together and stays healthy? My guess is Reyes, as he smacks 25 triples all over Citi Field.

-- sludgeballa
heyjacleu

Mets lineup going to rise and fall with Jose. We need him back good and healthy!

-- heyjacleu

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