Top 10 MLB SS of 2020: Projecting This Year’s Best

Tim Kelly
March 06, 2020 - 9:56 am

The position of shortstop may not be quite as deep as it was during the late 1990s - when Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Nomar Garciaparra, Omar Vizquel and Barry Larkin were all among the game's best overall players - but there isn't a lack of exciting talents at the position in today's game.

Didi Gregorius, who is hoping for a bounce back in his first season with the Philadelphia Phillies, didn't crack our list of the top 10 shortstops in baseball for the 2020 season. Neither did Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, who despite poor fielding metrics is an exciting young star that hit .335 a season ago. Jorge Polanco, who is a major part of a Twins team with World Series aspirations, just missed the list. Ditto for Jonathan Villar, who is now a Miami Marlin.

So with all of these All-Star caliber talents not in the top 10, who topped them? Here's a look at the RADIO.COM Sports top 10 shortstops for the 2020 MLB season:

Paul DeJong is one of the game's most underrated stars. Photo credit (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Trea Turner helped the Nationals to win their first World Series title in 2019. Photo credit (Elsa/Getty Images)
Gleyber Torres was an All-Star in 2019. Photo credit (Elsa/Getty Images)
Carlos Correa is part of a deep Astros' lineup. Photo credit (Elsa/Getty Images)
Javier Baez is one of the game's most popular players. Photo credit (David Banks/Getty Images)
Trevor Story
Trevor Story has become a star for the Rockies. Photo credit (Norm Hall/Getty Images)
Marcus Semien had a monster 2019 season. Photo credit (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Fernando Tatis Jr. is a budding superstar. Photo credit (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Xander Bogaerts has become one of the faces of the Red Sox. Photo credit (Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
Francisco Lindor may be entering his final season with the Indians. Photo credit (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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