Top 100 Prospects Position Rankings: Shortstops

Now that we’ve wrapped up the Top 10 Prospects lists and The Top 100, we turn our attention to how the best of the best stack up against each other with our position rankings.


Quality of the Class: Year in and year out, shortstop is one position that never runs low on prospects. With 17 shortstops on the Top 100 and another 15-plus who rank as significant prospects, this year is no exception.

Highest Ceiling: There are a lot to choose from, but the Dodgers’ Corey Seager has the bat control to hit .300 or better with power. If he does that, he’s an all-star even if he gives up defensive range in return.

Lowest Risk: Orlando Arcia has a pretty low bar to clear in Milwaukee, where he is the long-term replacement for the departed Jean Segura. Arcia’s defense should make him a useful regular even if he doesn’t hit. And there’s every reason to think he’ll hit as well. His swing gets long at times, but he’s shown an ability to adapt and adjust.

Bursting On The Scene: Yankees teen Wilkerman Garcia not only survived an aggressive assignment to the Gulf Coast League as a 17-year-old, he proved to be one of the more advanced hitters in the league. Garcia walked more than he struck out and showed better defense than expected at shortstop as well. He should make it to low Class A Charleston as an 18-year-old.

1. Corey Seager, Dodgers
2. J.P. Crawford, Phillies
3. Orlando Arcia, Brewers
4. Trea Turner, Nationals
5. Dansby Swanson, Braves
6. Jorge Mateo, Yankees
7. Raul A. Mondesi, Royals
8. Brendan Rodgers, Rockies
9. Gleyber Torres, Cubs
10. Alex Bregman, Astros
11. Tim Anderson, White Sox
12. Willy Adames, Rays
13. Javier Guerra, Padres
14. Nick Gordon, Twins
15. Amed Rosario, Mets
16. Christian Arroyo, Giants
17. Ozzie Albies, Braves
18. Jorge Polanco, Twins
19. Deven Marrero, Red Sox
20. Trevor Story, Rockies
21. Gilbert Lara, Brewers
22. Cole Tucker, Pirates
23. Kevin Newman, Pirates
24. Richie Martin, Athletics
25. Wilmer Difo, Nationals
26. Gavin Cecchini, Mets
27. Chad Pinder, Athletics
28. Lucius Fox, Giants
29. Wilkerman Garcia, Yankees
30. Ruddy Giron, Padres
31. Richard Urena, Blue Jays
32. Marten Gasparini, Royals
33. Daniel Robertson, Rays
34. Luis Carpio, Mets
35. Wander Javier, Twins
36. Malquin Canelo, Phillies
37. Yairo Munoz, Athletics
38. Marco Hernandez, Red Sox
39. Jose Rondon, Padres
40. Edmundo Sosa, Cardinals
41. Drew Jackson, Mariners
42. Tyler Wade, Yankees
43. JaCoby Jones, Tigers
44. Adrian Rondon, Rays
45. Matt Reynolds, Mets
46. Blake Trahan, Reds
47. Luis Guillorme, Mets
48. Isan Diaz, Brewers
49. Dixon Machado, Tigers
50. Andres Gimenez, Mets
51. Erik Gonzalez, Indians
52. Yadiel Rivera, Brewers
53. Anfernee Seymour, Marlins
54. Nolan Fontana, Astros
55. Yu-Cheng Chang, Indians
56. Ryan Mountcastle, Orioles


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