Other than the catcher, a shortstop is the most important player on the baseball field.
They are responsible for controlling the infield, anchoring the defense and being a leader. The shortstop position has changed over time, but the importance has not.
Now there are plenty of players capable of impacting an MLB game, but where do they rank?
Some names will surprise you and others will leave you rethinking your idea of what characteristics a good shortstop possesses.
So without further adieu...here is a ranking of the best shortstops in the MLB.