Position-by-Position Rankings: Shortstops (VIDEO)


This issue celebrates Baseball America’s 25th Top 100 Prospects list, and we just published our 14th Prospect Handbook with 900 scouting reports. Ranking players is our business as well as our hobby, though, so we just can’t stop ourselves. Here’s a look at how prospects rank by position, covering 300 of the best prospects in the game.

This is a historically good shortstop class. It’s the first time we’ve ever seen five shortstop prospects in the top 15 on our Top 100 Prospect list. Even beyond those top five, Raul Mondesi, Chris Owings, Alen Hanson and J.P. Crawford are very intriguing shortstop prospects in their own right. The most stacked position in the minors should provide numerous starters and plentiful utility infielders for years to come.

SHORTSTOPS
GRADE A
Rank, Player, Team
1. Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox
2. Javier Baez, Cubs
3. Carlos Correa, Astros
4. Francisco Lindor, Indians
5. Addison Russell, Athletics
6. Raul A. Mondesi, Royals
7. Chris Owings, Diamondbacks
8. Alen Hanson, Pirates
9. J.P. Crawford, Phillies
10. Rosell Herrera, Rockies
11. Tim Anderson, White Sox
12. Franklin Barreto, Blue Jays
13. Jose Peraza, Braves
14. Hak-Ju Lee, Rays
15. Luis Sardinas, Rangers
16. Deven Marrero, Red Sox
17. Amed Rosario, Mets
18. Jace Peterson, Padres
19. Christian Arroyo, Giants
20. Dorssys Paulino, Indians
21. Danny Santana, Twins
22. Dawel Lugo, Blue Jays
23. Gavin Cecchini, Mets
24. Adrian Marin, Orioles
25. Nick Ahmed, Diamondbacks
26. Daniel Robertson, Athletics
27. Nolan Fontana, Astros
28. Gleyber Torres, Cubs
29. Roman Quinn, Phillies
30. Orlando Arcia, Brewers