Left field ranks: Where would Hanley fit?

Michael Brantley tops the LF rankings, but where does left fielder-to-be Hanley Ramirez slide in? USA TODAY Sports

Hanley Ramirez has joined the ranks of left fielders now, and although we have no idea how quickly he'll learn to play the caroms off the Green Monster, or how much range he'll have out there, or how quickly he can learn to throw like an outfielder instead of an infielder, his offensive prowess will immediately establish him as one of the best at his position.

With that, our top-10 series ranking the best at each position continues with a look at MLB left fielders:

1. Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians

He was a working definition of consistency in 2014, with 200 hits (Jose Altuve was the only other player to reach that mark), 67 extra-base hits, 52 walks and 56 strikeouts, plus 23 stolen bases in 24 attempts. His OPS before the All-Star break was .901, and afterward it was .876. In September, when the Indians were making one last push for the postseason, he posted a 1.022 OPS. The only position players who scored higher in Fangraphs' WAR last season were Mike Trout and Andrew McCutchen.