D-backs’ Top 5 shortstops: Gilbert’s take

Stephen Drew likely would have been the No. 1 pick in the 2004 MLB Draft, but because he was represented by agent Scott Boras and demanding a large signing bonus, he slipped to 15th, where the D-backs scooped him up. Drew made his big league debut during the 2006 season and became the team’s primary shortstop […]

Hall of Fame vote is final Derek Jeter stat to argue about

Derek Jeter will officially become a first-ballot Hall of Famer Tuesday. When the Yankees shortstop officially called it a career five years ago — getting his 3,465th hit in his final at-bat to drive in the game-winning run, of course — there was never a doubt he would be in the Baseball Hall of Fame […]

How Jorge Polanco Can Develop into a Better Defensive Shortstop

In the latest Gleeman and the Geek, John posited that Jorge Polanco’s arm might be a compound problem for him as a defender if his lack of confidence in making long throws led him to play a step shallower than stronger-armed shortstops. Despite his good sprint speed, and despite hands deft enough to generate one […]

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