As the famous phrase goes, “Chicks dig the long ball.”
While that may be very true, what’s most often overlooked in the game of baseball is overall spectacular defense.
The most noteworthy defensive plays are often made by the athletic and talented shortstops of the game, which feature some of the best range in the field, combining their skillset to make diving plays, backhanded stops or the ever-so-famous jump and throw maneuver.
So who are the most spectacular and flashy of the shortstops in today’s game? Certainly, there’s a varied opinion – but specifically, here’s a countdown of my top ten: