The 100 Greatest Shortstops of All-Time

The Top 100 Shortstops

Cal Ripken Jr.

1981—2001
HALL OF FAME

1

Alex Rodriguez

1994—2016

2

Honus Wagner

1897—1917
HALL OF FAME

3

Ernie Banks

1953—1971
HALL OF FAME

4

Robin Yount

1974—1993
HALL OF FAME

5

Arky Vaughan

1932—1948
HALL OF FAME

6

Pee Wee Reese

1940—1958
HALL OF FAME

7

Ozzie Smith

1978—1996
HALL OF FAME

8

Alan Trammell

1977—1996
HALL OF FAME

9

Luke Appling

1930—1950
HALL OF FAME

10

Derek Jeter

1995—2014
HALL OF FAME

11

Lou Boudreau

1938—1952
HALL OF FAME

12

Barry Larkin

1986—2004
HALL OF FAME

13

Joe Cronin

1926—1945
HALL OF FAME

14

Bobby Wallace

1894—1918
HALL OF FAME

15

Phil Rizzuto

1941—1956
HALL OF FAME

16

Jim Fregosi

1961—1978

17

Nomar Garciaparra

1996—2009

18

Bert Campaneris

1964—1983

19

Johnny Pesky

1942—1954

20

Troy Tulowitzki

2006—2019

21

Joe Sewell

1920—1923
HALL OF FAME

22

Dave Bancroft

1915—1930
HALL OF FAME

23

Luis Aparicio

1956—1973
HALL OF FAME

24

Al Dark

1946—1960

25

Cecil Travis

1933—1947

26

Jimmy Rollins

2000—2016

27

Art Fletcher

1909—1922

28

Rico Petrocelli

1963—1976

29

Hanley Ramirez

2005—

30

Joe Tinker

1902—1916
HALL OF FAME

31

Vern Stephens

1941—1955

32

Miguel Tejada

1997—2013

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

Dick Bartell

1927—1946

40

Ray Chapman

1912—1920

41

Julio Franco

1987—2007

42

John Valentin

1992—2002

43

Rafael Furcal

2000—2014

44

Jay Bell

1986—2003

45

Rabbit Maranville

1912—1935
HALL OF FAME

46

Omar Vizquel

1989—2012

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

  • 53. Eddie Joost
  • 54. Johnny Logan
  • 55. Freddy Parent
  • 56. Carlos Correa
  • 57. Terry Turner
  • 58. Edgar Renteria
  • 59. Marty Marion
  • 60. Scott Fletcher
  • 61. Jose Valentin
  • 62. Elvis Andrus
  • 63. Solly Hemus
  • 64. Garry Templeton
  • 65. Carlos Guillen
  • 66. Kid Elberfeld
  • 67. Roy Smalley Jr.
  • 68. Gene Alley
  • 69. Chris Speier
  • 70. Billy Rogell
  • 71. Jack Barry
  • 72. Ron Hansen
  • 73. Charlie Hollocher
  • 74. J.J. Hardy
  • 75. Asdrubal Cabrera
  • 76. Yunel Escobar
  • 77. Denis Menke
  • 78. Brandon Craford
  • 79. Marcus Semien
  • 80. Xander Bogaerts
  • 81. Jhonny Peralta
  • 82. Leo Cardenas
  • 83. Bill Russell
  • 84. Glenn Wright
  • 85. Mike Bordick
  • 86. Greg Gagne
  • 87. Harvey Kuenn
  • 88. Dickie Thon
  • 89. Woody English
  • 90. Erick Aybar
  • 91. Billy Jurges
  • 92. Michael Young
  • 93. Woodie Held
  • 94. Marco Scutaro
  • 95. Larry Bowa
  • 96. Rick Burleson
  • 97. Roy McMillan
  • 98. Chico Carrasquel
  • 99. Freddie Patek
  • 100. David Eckstein
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