2017 Top 100 Prospects Position Rankings: Shortstops

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A record six shortstops ranked among the top 16 prospects in the game this year. The next-best showing was 1995, when Alex Rodriguez (1), Chipper Jones (3), Derek Jeter (4), Alex Gonzalez (5), Rey Ordonez (20) and Nomar Garciaparra (22) all ranked in the top 22. From ready-to-contribute standouts like Dansby Swanson and J.P. Crawford to lower-level blue chippers like Gleyber Torres and Brendan Rodgers, the top of shortstop prospect class is as good as it has ever been. High-upside teen talents like Kevin Maitan and Delvin Perez add star potential even down the list.

Shortstop ? ? ? ? ? (out of five stars)

1. Dansby Swanson, Braves
2. Gleyber Torres, Yankees
3. Amed Rosario, Mets
4. Willy Adames, Rays
5. J.P. Crawford, Phillies
6. Brendan Rodgers, Rockies
7. Kevin Newman, Pirates
8. Nick Gordon, Twins
9. Kevin Maitan, Braves
10. Delvin Perez, Cardinals
11. Richard Urena, Blue Jays
12. Edmundo Sosa, Cardinals
13. Yu-Cheng Chang, Indians
14. Gavin Lux, Dodgers
15. Fernando Tatis Jr., Padres
16. Cole Tucker, Pirates
17. Drew Jackson, Mariners
18. Gilbert Lara, Brewers
19. Wilmer Difo, Nationals
20. Gavin Cecchini, Mets

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