When you start compiling a list of the best shortstops heading into the 2019 season, you realize one thing: there are a lot of great shortstops in the game right now.
It used to be shortstop was a totally defensive position. All glove, no stick. If you got any offense out of him whatsoever, you were lucky. He was basically a step above the pitcher when it came to offensive production. But Cal Ripken changed all that.
Here is my list of top ten shortstops. Finally, a familiar name pops up. Interestingly, until the Mariners traded Jean Segura, the A.L. West had four of top ten short stops in baseball.