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2017 MLB Draft Position Rankings: Shortstops



Shortstops are always highly valued in the draft. Even those who project to move off the position usually have the tools to become productive defenders elsewhere. Hunter Greene is ranked here as if he were only a shortstop, though he's more likely to be selected as a pitcher tonight.

Below are the rankings of this year’s shortstop. Their rankings in the BA 500 are in parentheses.

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Austin Martin Keeps Things Simple

The Blue Jays were pleasantly surprised when the All-American fell to them in the 2020 draft at No. 5 overall.

1. Hunter Greene, Notre Dame HS, Sherman Oaks, Calif. (1) 2. Royce Lewis, JSerra Catholic HS, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (5) 3. Logan Warmoth, North Carolina (19) 4. Nick Allen, Francis Parker School, San Diego (29) 5. Brady McConnell, Merritt Island (Fla.) HS (39) 6. Mark Vientos, American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla. (40) 7. Chris Seise, West Orange (Fla.) HS (46) 8. Kevin Merrell, South Florida (51) 9. Jeter Downs, Monsignor Edward Pace HS, Miami (53) 10. Greg Jones, Cary (N.C.) HS (75) 11. Kevin Smith, Maryland (79) 12. Ernie Clement, Virginia (92) 13. Tyler Freeman, Etiwanda HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (97) 14. Adam Hall, A.B. Lucas Secondary School, London, Ont. (99) 15. Zach Rutherford, Old Dominion (101) 16. Jesse Berardi, St. John's (105) 17. Noah Campbell, Cardinal Gibbons HS, Raleigh (111) 18. Devin Hairston, Louisville (113) 19. Adam Oviedo, Alvarado (Texas) HS (133) 20. Austin Martin, Trinity Christian Academy, Jacksonville, Fla. (134) 21. Jake Holmes, Pinnacle HS, Phoenix (157) 22. Taylor Walls, Florida State (165) 23. Dalton Guthrie, Florida (168) 24. Ricardo De La Torre, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R. (196) 25. Alika Williams, Rancho Bernardo HS, San Diego (206) 26. Devin Ortiz, Saint Joseph Regional HS, Montvale, N.J. (212) 27. Andrew Papantonis, Delbarton High (N.J.) (224) 28. Jacob Amaya, South Hills HS, West Covina, Calif. (243) 29. Ben Ramirez, Eastlake HS, Chula Vista, Calif. (259) 30. Hayden Cantrelle, Teurlings Catholic HS, Lafayette, La. (266) 31. Tanner Morris, Miller School, Charlottesville, Va. (267) 32. Clay Fisher, UC Santa Barbara (277) 33. Orlando Garcia, Texas Tech (298) 34. Cooper Swanson, Canterbury HS, Fort Myers, Fla. (310) 35. Oscar Serratos, Grayson HS, Loganville, Ga. (313) 36. Travis Moniot, Orange Coast (Calif.) JC (322) 37. Cash Case, The First Academy, Orlando (324) 38. Matt Golda, Inspiration Academy, Bradenton, Fla. (328) 39. Connor Heady, Kentucky (358) 40. Kramer Robertson, Louisiana State (359) 41. Trevor Hauver, Perry HS, Gilbert, Ariz. (399) 42. Drew Swift, Hamilton HS, Chandler, Ariz. (413) 43. Adisyn Coffey, Delta HS, Muncie, Ind. (421) 44. Matt McLaughlin, Kansas (429) 45. D.J. Poteet, Northview High, Johns Creek, Ga. (448) 46. Jamal O'Guinn, Buchanan HS, Clovis, Calif. (456) 47. Ivan Johnson, Kennesaw Mountain HS, Kennesaw, Ga. (473)

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