Greatest Short Stops

Baseball’s Greatest Hitters’ list of the 12 Best Hitting Shortstops of All Time

We are currently beginning to see a trend among the Best Hitting Shortstops.
Over the past 30 years, there has been a great increase in the numbers put up by Shortstops. We began to see this increase after 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.

Baseball’s Greatest Hitters’ Top 12 Best Hitting Shortstops Of All Time List

Hall of Fame * Veterans Committee **
Players in blue are retired and played in the “Steroid Era”
Players in red are active.

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Rank Player Name Years Played Ranking
1 Honus Wagner* 1897-1917 4.473
2 Alex Rodriguez 1994-2016 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

Compare to other positions:

Greatest Catchers | Greatest 1st Basemen | Greatest 2nd Basemen | Greatest Shortstops | Greatest Third Basemen | Greatest Outfielders

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