Shortstop WAR Rankings

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Our Player Rankings are based on Wins Above Replacement (WAR) and a combination of career, short and long peak performance, prime performance, and performance during championship seasons.

SCORE
Our formula that combines career, peak, prime, and championship WAR.

WAR
Career Wins Above Replacement.

WAR7
Top 7 seasons, based on Wins Above Replacement.

WAR5C
Best 5 consecutive seasons by Wins Above Replacement.

WAR3
Top 3 seasons, based on Wins Above Replacement.

CHWAR
Wins Above Replacement in pennant-winning seasons.

RANK PLAYER HOF FROM TO SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 CHWAR
1 Cal Ripken Y 1981 2001 385.0 95.9 56.0 35.5 29.6 8.2
2 Alex Rodriguez N 1994 2016 381.5 117.5 64.3 43.5 29.2 4.1
3 Honus Wagner Y 1897 1917 380.4 130.9 65.2 49.1 30.9 16.8
4 Ernie Banks Y 1953 1971 338.5 67.8 51.8 39.5 27.7 0.0
5 Robin Yount Y 1974 1993 334.5 77.3 47.2 35.7 24.8 10.5
6 Arky Vaughan Y 1932 1948 321.8 78.0 50.7 35.8 25.5 0.0
7 Pee Wee Reese Y 1940 1958 316.1 68.2 40.7 30.2 19.0 32.1
8 Ozzie Smith Y 1978 1996 309.8 76.9 42.3 32.3 20.3 18.1
9 Alan Trammell Y 1977 1996 304.6 70.7 44.6 31.0 21.5 6.7
10 Luke Appling Y 1930 1950 300.8 77.1 43.9 27.5 21.3 0.0
11 Derek Jeter Y 1995 2014 299.2 71.3 42.3 30.3 22.1 38.6
12 Lou Boudreau Y 1938 1952 296.8 63.0 48.9 33.9 26.4 10.4
13 Barry Larkin Y 1986 2004 294.1 70.5 43.1 28.3 20.3 5.6
... HOF Shortstop Y ... ... 289.1 67.6 43.3 30.4 21.5 10.6
14 Joe Cronin Y 1926 1945 274.4 64.1 44.0 32.5 22.5 7.2
15 Bobby Wallace Y 1894 1918 257.0 70.3 41.7 28.6 20.1 0.0
16 Phil Rizzuto Y 1941 1956 247.3 42.0 33.8 25.5 17.7 36.7
17 Jim Fregosi N 1961 1978 245.0 48.7 40.9 28.3 21.1 0.0
18 Nomar Garciaparra N 1996 2009 240.5 44.3 43.1 28.1 21.3 0.0
19 Bert Campaneris N 1964 1983 238.8 53.1 36.7 24.9 17.9 15.3
20 Johnny Pesky N 1942 1954 230.6 33.8 31.1 28.3 16.3 6.5
21 Troy Tulowitzki N 2006 2019 229.3 44.5 40.2 25.2 20.0 6.8
22 Joe Sewell Y 1920 1933 227.3 53.9 37.5 26.2 18.9 2.6
23 Luis Aparicio Y 1956 1973 219.5 55.9 32.6 19.1 15.5 7.4
24 Dave Bancroft Y 1915 1930 219.4 49.1 37.2 25.2 20.1 21.3
25 Jimmy Rollins N 2000 2016 218.2 47.6 32.4 25.7 16.4 7.1
26 Al Dark N 1946 1960 218.1 43.9 33.0 25.4 16.9 0.0
27 Cecil Travis N 1933 1947 217.5 30.0 28.2 24.0 16.2 0.0
28 Art Fletcher N 1909 1922 217.2 47.0 36.8 27.9 18.9 18.1
29 Joe Tinker Y 1902 1916 211.2 53.2 33.1 24.2 17.0 18.6
30 Rico Petrocelli N 1963 1976 210.7 39.1 33.1 27.7 19.7 3.8
31 Hanley Ramirez N 2005 2019 208.3 37.9 35.2 26.2 19.5 0.2
32 Miguel Tejada N 1997 2013 207.0 47.1 36.6 28.2 18.8 0.0
33 Vern Stephens N 1941 1955 206.9 46.0 33.6 23.8 17.6 0.0
34 Maury Wills N 1959 1972 206.0 39.8 29.7 20.2 15.5 11.2
35 Travis Jackson Y 1922 1936 205.4 43.7 35.2 26.6 16.6 4.9
36 Andrelton Simmons N 2012 2019 204.5 36.3 34.8 25.6 20.2 0.0
37 Tony Fernandez N 1983 2001 203.4 45.3 30.4 23.2 14.5 5.3
38 Mark Belanger N 1965 1982 199.0 40.9 31.9 22.3 16.1 10.6
39 Dave Concepcion N 1970 1988 198.4 40.1 29.8 20.4 14.8 9.3
40 Julio Franco N 1982 2007 197.2 43.4 30.7 24.1 18.3 0.0
41 John Valentin N 1992 2002 196.3 32.5 31.3 25.6 18.3 0.0
42 Dick Bartell N 1927 1946 194.5 40.5 29.7 22.8 17.0 13.7
43 Ray Chapman N 1912 1920 194.1 29.2 27.2 20.6 15.9 0.0
44 Rabbit Maranville Y 1912 1935 189.2 42.9 30.4 20.3 14.8 5.0
45 Rafael Furcal N 2000 2014 188.9 39.5 30.0 21.9 15.6 0.0
46 Omar Vizquel N 1989 2012 188.6 45.6 26.7 19.1 13.5 4.9
47 Jay Bell N 1986 2003 187.4 37.2 30.1 20.0 16.5 0.4
48 Dick Groat N 1952 1967 186.5 36.9 29.8 20.6 17.7 8.8
49 Roger Peckinpaugh N 1910 1927 185.2 44.9 29.0 21.5 14.9 10.0
50 Donie Bush N 1908 1923 185.1 39.3 33.7 22.4 17.7 6.5
51 Francisco Lindor N 2015 2020 182.2 27.6 28.6 28.6 19.3 5.9
52 Jose Reyes N 2003 2018 178.1 37.2 29.2 19.0 15.8 0.0
53 Johnny Logan N 1951 1963 175.4 33.1 29.4 22.5 15.6 6.9
54 Eddie Joost N 1936 1955 175.3 31.4 27.2 21.6 16.9 0.0
55 Freddy Parent N 1899 1911 169.2 36.1 32.4 23.0 18.0 12.6
56 Carlos Correa N 2015 2020 160.3 24.5 24.6 24.5 18.4 10.1
57 Terry Turner N 1901 1919 159.1 37.8 28.6 20.1 17.2 0.0
58 Marty Marion N 1940 1953 158.4 31.4 26.1 20.6 13.7 17.6
59 Edgar Renteria N 1996 2011 157.4 32.4 25.5 17.4 13.9 3.0
60 Scott Fletcher N 1981 1995 156.0 32.0 27.1 16.3 13.6 0.0
61 Elvis Andrus N 2009 2020 156.0 30.9 26.6 17.2 13.2 5.4
62 Jose Valentin N 1992 2007 154.0 31.6 25.2 16.9 12.8 0.0
63 Solly Hemus N 1949 1959 151.4 25.9 25.4 21.0 16.5 0.0
64 Garry Templeton N 1976 1991 150.1 27.9 23.6 19.1 12.4 0.7
65 Carlos Guillen N 1998 2011 148.0 27.7 24.2 18.7 13.9 6.0
66 Kid Elberfeld N 1898 1914 147.3 33.2 25.9 18.5 13.8 0.0
67 Gene Alley N 1963 1973 146.6 24.2 24.3 20.5 15.4 0.0
68 Roy Smalley N 1975 1987 146.0 27.9 23.8 18.4 13.6 0.0
69 Chris Speier N 1971 1989 144.9 30.6 22.5 16.7 13.3 0.0
70 Jack Barry N 1908 1919 143.1 25.9 24.6 20.4 13.5 18.2
71 Ron Hansen N 1958 1972 142.3 24.1 25.9 17.9 16.2 0.0
72 J.J. Hardy N 2005 2017 142.1 28.1 24.4 15.7 12.7 0.0
73 Charlie Hollocher N 1918 1924 141.5 23.2 23.2 20.5 14.1 5.0
74 Billy Rogell N 1925 1940 141.3 24.8 24.5 20.0 15.3 9.9
75 Asdrubal Cabrera N 2007 2020 140.6 29.0 21.5 16.6 12.2 1.5
76 Yunel Escobar N 2007 2017 140.3 26.7 23.2 17.3 12.4 0.0
77 Denis Menke N 1962 1974 140.3 28.1 23.3 15.1 13.8 2.2
78 Marcus Semien N 2013 2020 139.8 21.8 21.9 20.5 17.1 0.0
79 Brandon Crawford N 2011 2020 139.0 24.0 23.1 18.3 13.7 5.7
80 Jhonny Peralta N 2003 2017 136.1 30.4 26.8 16.0 14.5 1.1
81 Xander Bogaerts N 2013 2020 136.0 21.5 21.4 20.4 14.5 4.6
82 Leo Cardenas N 1960 1975 135.0 27.2 23.2 13.8 13.6 0.0
83 Bill Russell N 1969 1986 135.0 31.3 21.3 12.4 10.9 9.4
84 Glenn Wright N 1924 1935 133.4 24.8 24.4 16.5 15.2 5.9
85 Mike Bordick N 1990 2003 133.1 26.8 22.4 13.8 12.3 0.0
86 Greg Gagne N 1983 1997 132.5 26.3 21.4 15.8 11.2 6.4
87 Harvey Kuenn N 1952 1966 132.2 26.0 22.1 15.9 12.1 2.5
88 Billy Jurges N 1931 1947 132.2 28.3 22.9 15.0 12.5 6.3
89 Dickie Thon N 1979 1993 131.6 23.9 22.0 15.6 15.7 0.0
90 Erick Aybar N 2006 2017 131.0 22.7 23.0 16.8 12.4 0.0
91 Woody English N 1927 1938 128.7 26.1 21.2 16.8 13.1 3.5
92 Marco Scutaro N 2002 2014 128.2 22.1 21.1 17.1 12.6 2.1
93 Woodie Held N 1954 1969 127.9 22.0 21.9 17.9 11.5 0.0
94 Michael Young N 2000 2013 127.6 24.7 21.1 16.0 10.1 4.2
95 Larry Bowa N 1970 1985 126.6 22.8 21.5 14.8 12.1 0.7
96 Rick Burleson N 1974 1987 126.4 22.8 21.2 16.7 11.9 2.0
97 Chico Carrasquel N 1950 1959 125.1 21.2 22.5 16.5 12.9 0.0
98 Freddie Patek N 1968 1981 122.1 24.1 20.2 14.3 10.8 0.0
99 Roy McMillan N 1951 1966 120.1 25.9 20.0 12.7 10.7 0.0
100 David Eckstein N 2001 2010 119.6 20.9 19.0 15.9 12.3 6.9