Position-by-position MLB power rankings will once again be a staple this season, and with two months of the season officially in the books it is time for an updated look at where things stand.
My preseason rankings were put out March 7, with the first updated rankings done on April 17. It is fair to say a lot has changed in the past month and a half, so there was plenty of shakeup in the rankings.
So what follows is a look at the 10 (or 15 in the case of outfielders) best players at each position based on the numbers they have put up, up to this point.
I have taken into account players' all-around offensive abilities, their defensive contributions and what they have meant to the success of their respective teams.
Also included in my statistics is each player's Baseball-Reference WAR or rWAR. While WAR is a useful stat in gauging a player's value, it is not the be-all, end-all stat that some view it as. As such, do not expect this to simply be a list of the top 10 in WAR at each position.
So with that, here is a two-month look at the top players at each position. Expect these rankings to be drastically different from my preseason picks, and there is a good chance there will again be some significant changes the next time I put this together. Still an awful lot of baseball to be played here in 2014.