Dodgers shortstop pipeline is impressive

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Dodgers shortstop pipeline is impressive
Dodgers shortstop pipeline is impressive

The shortstop position has evolved over the years. It used to be a glove-first position that had very little offensive value on the field. Think back to the 1950s and 60s ... who's the best offensive shortstop you can remember (or look up, because I'm sure not all of you were around to see these guys live)? Probably Ernie Banks, right? He played (mostly) shortstop through the 1961 season. In his nine seasons as a shortstop, Banks hit .290/.353/.552 with a 133 wRC+ and averaged 33 home runs per season. Those numbers would definitely play in today's game, regardless of how good or bad his defense was. In the next couple decades, you had players like Barry Larkin, Cal Ripken, Ozzie Smith, Alan Trammell

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