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10 Best Right fielders in MLB

Right field generally features power hitters who flash the leather and provide the strongest arm in the outfield. The 2023 was no exception, featuring a career season from the National League MVP and a prolific home run hitter from the American League. Look take a look at 2023’s best right fielders in MLB.

Best Right fielders in MLB

10. Seiya Suzuki (Chicago Cubs)

Number 10 on our best right fielders in MLB list is Seiya Suzuki. Suzuki spent several seasons in Japan before making his MLB debut with the Cubs in 2022 at the age of 27.

He hit .262 with 14 home runs and 46 RBI as an MLB rookie. Suzuki improved last season to 31 doubles, 20 home runs, 74 RBI, and a .285 batting average.

He was excellent in the field, committing only three errors in 132 games for a fielding percentage of .987.

Suzuki is signed with the Cubs through the 2026 season.

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9. Lane Thomas (Washington Nationals)

Thomas began his MLB career with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2019 and spent the first three seasons as a role player.

He became a full-time starter in 2022 with the Washington Nationals, hitting .241 with 17 home runs and 52 RBI. He made a significant jump in 2023, hitting .268 with 36 doubles, 28 home runs, 86 RBI, and 20 stolen bases.

Thomas was average in the field in terms of fielding percentage but showed off a great arm with 16 assists. He is arbitration-eligible in 2026.

8. Adolis Garcia (Texas Rangers)

Garcia had 23 MLB at-bats in 2018 and 2020 combined and was a 28-year-old rookie in 2021.

That season, he made the AL All-Star team, hitting 31 home runs with 90 RBI. After a 27 home run, 101 RBI campaign in 2022, Garcia hit new levels in 2023, blasting 39 home runs, knocked in 107 runs, making his second All-Star team.

In addition, he thrived in the field, winning a Gold Glove Award in right field. Garcia was MVP of the ALCS in 2023, hitting five home runs, and helping the Rangers to their first World Series title.

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7. Josh Lowe (Tampa Bay Rays)

Lowe got one hit in his only MLB at-bat in 2021 and played in 52 games in 2022, hitting .221 with two home runs. However, he showed dramatic improvement in 2023, hitting .292 with 33 doubles, 20 home runs, 83 RBI, and 32 stolen bases.

He went 1-for-4 in the ALWC round against the Texas Rangers.  In the field, Lowe played all three outfield positions, making only two errors in 101 games in right field.

Lowe is arbitration-eligible in 2026 and will be a free agent in 2029.

6. Nolan Jones (Colorado Rockies)

Jones played 28 games with the Cleveland Guardians in 2022, hitting .244 with two home runs and 13 RBI. He was traded to the Rockies on November 15, 2022, and made noise last season, finishing fourth in the NL Rookie of the Year voting.

Jones had 22 doubles, 20 home runs, 62 RBI, and 20 stolen bases, with a .297 batting average. He played only 34 games in right field but is projected to play there full time this year and his statistics were too hard to overlook.

One of the most impressive statistics came in the field, recording six assists in only 266 innings with one error for a .986 fielding percentage.

The sky’s the limit for Jones, who is arbitration-eligible in 2026 and free agent in 2029.

5. Fernando Tatis Jr (San Diego Padres)

Rounding Tatis made his first NL All-Star team in his third MLB season in 2021, hitting a league-leading 42 home runs.

His efforts also earned him third-place vote for NL MVP. After missing 2022 due to injury and PED suspension, Tatis came back and produced admirably in 2023. He hit .257 with 33 doubles, 25 home runs, 78 RBI, and 29 stolen bases.

His 12 assists and .980 fielding percentage earned him his first Gold Glove Award.

Tatis is still only 24 year of age and is signed through the 2034 season.

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4. Kyle Tucker – (Houston Astros)

Tucker made his Major League debut in 2018 and has played his entire career with the Astros.

He became a starter in 2021 and made his first All-Star team in 2022 after his second consecutive 30-home-run season.

Last season, Tucker hit .284 with 29 home runs and a league-leading 112 RBI. In addition, he hit 37 doubles and stole 30 bases. On the downside, Tucker had only six hits in 40 postseason at-bats.

Tucker is a solid defensive outfield having committed only three errors last season for a fielding percentage of .990.

3. Aaron Judge (New York Yankees)

Judge has been a mainstay in the Yankees lineup since his Rookie of the Year campaign in 2017.

He came off a career season in 2022 in which he set an AL record for home runs in a season with 62 and led the league in seven major offensive categories.

After his MVP campaign, Judge appeared in only 106 games due to injury. However, he made the most of his playing time, belting 37 home runs with an OPS of 1.019.

Judge isn’t spectacular in the field, but he’s reliable and committed only two errors in 72 games last season.

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2. Mookie Betts (Los Angeles Dodgers)

Betts has put together an impressive resume over a 10-year MLB career. He is a seven-time All-Star and won the AL MVP Award in 2018 after leading the league in runs scored, batting average, and slugging percentage.

In his third season with the Dodgers in 2023, Betts hit .307, slugged a career-best 39 home runs, and knocked in 107. Betts is also excellent in the field, having six Gold Glove Awards in center field.

He’s struggled in the postseason while with the Dodgers, going 6-for-48 in 13 games.

Despite his playoff struggles, Betts remains an upper-echelon outfielder at the age of 31.

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1. Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta Braves)

Acuna won Rookie of the Year with the Braves as a 20-year-old in 2018 and followed with his first All-Star selection with a 41 home run and 101 RBI season.

He made his third All-Star team in 2022 despite dipping to .266 with 15 home runs in 119 games in 2022, and put together a season for the ages in 2023, becoming the first player in MLB history to surpass 40 home runs and 70 stolen bases in the same season.

Acuna’s efforts won him NL MVP. He has a pedestrian .256 career postseason batting average, but at 25 years old, it’s clear why he’s #1 on our best right fielders in MLB list. Expect those numbers to climb as he is likely to build a Hall of Fame resume.

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