Over the past 30 years, there has been a great increase in the numbers put up by Shortstops. We began to see this increase in Era 6 The Last Clean Era and it continues to increase with 3 active players currently on the list of the Top 12 Best Hitting Shortstops. We believe the increase of statistics is not a steroid issue, but rather an offensive change at this position.
Hall of Fame * Veterans Committee **
Players in blue are retired and played in the "Steroid Era"
Players in red are active.
|1||HONUS WAGNER *||1897 -1917||4.473|
|2||ALEX RODRIGUEZ||1994 -ACTIVE||4.467|
|3||DEREK JETER||1995 -2014||3.950|
|4||JOE CRONIN *||1926 -1945||3.947|
|5||ERNIE BANKS *||1953 -1971||3.882|
|6||CAL RIPKEN *||1981 -2001||3.881|
|7||ROBIN YOUNT *||1974 -1993||3.808|
|8||ARKY VAUGHN **||1932 -1948||3.754|
|9||JOE SEWELL **||1920 -1933||3.728|
|10||VERN STEPHENS||1941 -1955||3.689|
|11||LUKE APPLING *||1930 -1950||3.680|
|12||NOMAR GARCIAPARRA||1996 -2009||3.579|