With the midway point of the MLB season here and the All-Star break right around the corner, now is a good time to look at the overall landscape of the league and how players stack up against one another at each position.
Based solely on first-half performance, I've ranked who I feel are the 10 best players at each position. I've taken into account their all-around offensive production, to a lesser extent their defensive contributions and then what they have meant to the success of their respective teams so far this season.
Also included in my statistics is each player's FanGraphs WAR. While WAR is a useful stat in gauging a player's value, it's not the be-all, end-all stat that some view it to be. As such, don't expect this to simply be a list of the top 10 in WAR at each position.
With that out of the way, let's take a position-by-position look at the midseason player power rankings around the MLB.
*Note: There is no slide for DH, but it bears mentioning that David Ortiz (1.003 OPS, 17 HR, 61 RBI) is the best DH in baseball by a huge margin. I'd put Billy Butler (.770 OPS, 7 HR, 48 RBI) second, but again, it's not close.