Red Sox Rankings: The Top 5 Shortstops in the AL

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Welcome to the first Rankings article of 2016.  Each week, we will look at a different topic affecting the Red Sox, giving a ranking for your consideration.  We will start at shortstop where the Red Sox are set for the next decade.

The Red Sox budding superstar shortstop Xander Bogaerts was the Silver Slugger award winner for shortstop for the American League in 2015.  Why wouldn’t that put him in the number one slot?  Well, that reason is the Houston Astros’ own emerging superstar, 2015 American League Rookie of the Year Carlos Correa who excelled in many ways this article will document.  Another consideration for the number one position in this ranking would have to be the Toronto Blue Jays’ Troy Tulowitzki who would have to be highly ranked based on his career batting prowess, as well as his two Gold Gloves.  You’ve gotten a taste of who we will be looking at today, but you will have to read on to see who made the top five in American League shortstops.

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