The 100 Greatest Shortstops of All-Time

THE SHORTSTOPS

Cal Ripken Jr.

1981—2001
HALL OF FAME

1

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 3rd
LONG PEAK ... 3rd
SHORT PEAK ... 2nd
PRIME ... 6th

Alex Rodriguez

1994—2016

2

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 2nd
LONG PEAK ... 2nd
SHORT PEAK ... 5th
PRIME ... 2nd

Honus Wagner

1897—1917
HALL OF FAME

3

WAR RANKING
CAREER ...1st
LONG PEAK ...1st
SHORT PEAK ... 1st
PRIME ... 1st

Ernie Banks

1953—1971
HALL OF FAME

4

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 9th
LONG PEAK ... 4th
SHORT PEAK ... 3rd
PRIME ... 3rd

Robin Yount

1974—1993
HALL OF FAME

5

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 6th
LONG PEAK ... 7th
SHORT PEAK ... 7th
PRIME ... 5th

Arky Vaughan

1932—1948
HALL OF FAME

6

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 7th
LONG PEAK ... 5th
SHORT PEAK ... 6th
PRIME ... 4th

Pee Wee Reese

1940—1958
HALL OF FAME

7

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 5th
LONG PEAK ... 11th
SHORT PEAK ... 19th
PRIME ... 12th

Ozzie Smith

1978—1996
HALL OF FAME

8

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 8th
LONG PEAK ... 15th
SHORT PEAK ... 15th
PRIME ... 9th

Alan Trammell

1977—1996
HALL OF FAME

9

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 10th
LONG PEAK ... 8th
SHORT PEAK ... 10th
PRIME ... 10th

Luke Appling

1930—1950
HALL OF FAME

10

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 4th
LONG PEAK ... 10th
SHORT PEAK ... 11th
PRIME ... 22nd

Derek Jeter

1995—2014
HALL OF FAME

11

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 12th
LONG PEAK ... 14th
SHORT PEAK ... 9th
PRIME ... 11th

Lou Boudreau

1938—1952
HALL OF FAME

12

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 15th
LONG PEAK ... 6th
SHORT PEAK ... 4th
PRIME ... 7th

Barry Larkin

1986—2004
HALL OF FAME

13

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 11th
LONG PEAK ... 13th
SHORT PEAK ... 14th
PRIME ... 15th

Joe Cronin

1926—1945
HALL OF FAME

14

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 14th
LONG PEAK ... 9th
SHORT PEAK ... 8th
PRIME ... 8th

Bobby Wallace

1894—1918
HALL OF FAME

15

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 13th
LONG PEAK ... 16th
SHORT PEAK ... 17th
PRIME ... 13th

Phil Rizzuto

1941—1956
HALL OF FAME

16

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 16th
LONG PEAK ... 19th
SHORT PEAK ... 27th
PRIME ... 29th

Jim Fregosi

1961—1978

17

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 25th
LONG PEAK ... 17th
SHORT PEAK ... 13th
PRIME ... 14th

Nomar Garciaparra

1996—2009

18

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 38th
LONG PEAK ... 12th
SHORT PEAK ... 12th
PRIME ... 18th

Bert Campaneris

1964—1983

19

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 20th
LONG PEAK ... 24th
SHORT PEAK ... 31st
PRIME ... 33rd

Johnny Pesky

1942—1954

20

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 23rd
LONG PEAK ...21st
SHORT PEAK ... 35th
PRIME ... 16th

Troy Tulowitzki

2006—2019

21

Joe Sewell

1920—1923
HALL OF FAME

22

Luis Aparicio

1956—1973
HALL OF FAME

23

Dave Bancroft

1915—1930
HALL OF FAME

24

Jimmy Rollins

2000—2016

25

Al Dark

1946—1960

26

Cecil Travis

1933—1947

27

Art Fletcher

1909—1922

28

Joe Tinker

1902—1916
HALL OF FAME

29

Rico Petrocelli

1963—1976

30

Hanley Ramirez

2005—

31

Miguel Tejada

1997—2013

32

Vern Stephens

1941—1955

33

Maury Wills

1959—1972

34

Travis Jackson

1922—1936
HALL OF FAME

35

Andrelton Simmons

2012—

36↑

Tony Fernandez

1983—2001

37

Mark Belanger

1965—1982

38

Dave Concepcion

1970—1988

39

Julio Franco

1987—2007

40

John Valentin

1992—2002

41

Dick Bartell

1927—1946

42

Ray Chapman

1912—1920

43

Rabbit Maranville

1912—1935
HALL OF FAME

44

Rafael Furcal

2000—2014

45

Omar Vizquel

1989—2012

46

Jay Bell

1986—2003

47

Dick Groat

1952—1967

48

Roger Peckinpaugh

1910—1927

49

Donie Bush

1908—1923

50

Francisco Lindor

2015—

51↑

Jose Reyes

2003—2018

52

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THE REST OF THE 100 GREATEST SHORTSTOPS

WAR7: Best 7 Seasons
wins above replacement
— shortstops —
Honus Wagner

65.3

Alex Rodriguez

64.3

Cal Ripken

56.3

Arky Vaughan

53.5

Ernie Banks

52.1

Lou Boudreau

48.7

Robin Yount

47.3

Alan Trammell

44.9

Luke Appling

44.8

Joe Cronin

43.5

Best 5 Consecutive Seasons
WINS ABOVE REplacement
— shortstops —
Honus Wagner

49.1

Alex Rodriguez

43.5

Ernie Banks

39.5

Arky Vaughan

35.8

Robin Yount

35.7

Cal Ripken

35.5

Lou Boudreau

33.9

Joe Cronin

32.5

Ozzie Smith

32.3

Alan Trammell

31.0

WAR3: Best 3 Seasons
wins above replacement
— shortstops —
Honus Wagner

30.9

Cal Ripken

29.6

Alex Rodriguez

29.2

Ernie Banks

27.7

Lou Boudreau

26.4

Arky Vaughan

25.5

Robin Yount

24.8

Joe Cronin

22.5

Derek Jeter

22.1

Alan Trammell

21.5