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The Bowden Big Board: Ranking MLB’s top 10 shortstops

The Big Board is a look at players from across the league at key points in the season: in the spring, at the trade deadline and in the offseason. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting the top players at every position — for whenever baseball resumes. We’ve already taken a look at first basemen and second basemen, now let’s turn our eyes toward shortstop.

1. Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians

Age: 26 B: B T: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 192

2019 Stats:Slash line: .284/.335/.518 HR: 32 RBI: 74 SB: 22 WAR: 5.0 OPS+: 118

Statcast:Avg. Exit Velo: 89.0 Hard Hit%: 37.4 wOBA: .354 xwOBA: .352 Barrel%: 6.6Fld%: 979 DRS: 11 UZR: 6.4

Career accomplishments: Four-time All-Star; two Silver Sluggers; two Gold Gloves; three Top 10 MVP voting; Top 2 ROY voting.

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