Moving right along in our "Top 10 Right Now" series, today's report focuses on the shortstop position. Easily the most talented position in all of baseball right now and the position that is extremely critical to the overall defensive success of a team. Out of all 9 positions on the diamond, defense is key for the shortstop above anything else and virtually every team values that more than offense at this position.
When you survey all 30 teams in baseball right now, almost half of the teams have some sort of All-Star or top notch shortstop whose name you easily remember. In fact, you could argue that for some teams, their shortstop is the star of their team or as others like to coin it, the "Face of the Franchise." Regardless of how you break it down and evaluate the talent at this position, there is some serious star-studded talent throughout.
Here are the Top 10 Shortstops in the game of baseball right now:
Next up on the docket in the "Top 10 Right Now" series is second baseman. Second base is a position where there are certainly the haves and have nots and a position where having a solid glove, along with defensive skills, is an absolute must.
Currently, there are only a few guys who play at second base, who could be potential future Hall of Famers, but who knows what the future holds at that position and what could end up happening later on. In it's simplest terms, second base is a position that isn't the strongest in the game, but it's certainly not the weakest position, around the diamond, either.
Here are the Top 10 Second Baseman in the game right now:
By Eric J and Chris L
Welcome to the second installment of our "Top 10 Right Now" series - this time focused around first baseman. First base used to be a position where teams would value power over anything else, but as analytics and the trends in player development have been introduced little-by-little, those values have begun to change, as has the role, of the first baseman.
By Eric Jacinto and Chris Larson
Welcome BASEBALL Fanatics to Philly Sports Passion 2019 MLB Top 10 Right Now! Myself and Chris love baseball so much that we will be doing our own top ten right now just like MLB Network does every year before each season. We will each have our own list, we'll be starting with the catcher position. We've decided to do two positions a week, the plan is Mondays and Fridays hopefully however, some weeks might be different.
By: Chris Larson
Welcome to another edition of the "Remaining Pieces" series - a series focused on analyzing all 30 teams in baseball and identifying that one last need the team or organization might need prior to Opening Day. While the recommendation for every team from this series, isn't a guarantee to happen, this series serves as a basic guide for all of the General Managers out there who might be wondering what their next move should be.
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