Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports
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Javy Baez ranked No. 9 ranked shortstop in MLB


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February 3, 2021 – Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Báez was ranked ninth on MLB Network’s annual Top 10 Shortstops Right Now! program last night. Two-time All-Star Báez finished one spot ahead of the Chicago White Sox’s Tim Anderson and one spot behind the Toronto Blue Jays’ Bo Bichette. In addition to Báez, teammate Anthony Rizzo ranked sixth on Top 10 First Basemen Right Now! on January 20 and Willson Contreras ranked fourth on Top 10 Catchers Right Now! on January 12.

Hosted by MLB Network’s Brian Kenny alongside MLB Network analysts, each Top 10 Right Now! ranking considers player performance over the last three seasons, offensive and defensive metrics, both advanced Statcast data and traditional numbers, and expert analysis by the MLB Network research team.

The complete ranking for MLB Network’s top-10 shortstops is listed below and available at mlb.com/top10rightnow.

Top 10 Shortstops Right Now!

1. Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies

2. Fernando Tatís Jr., San Diego Padres

3. Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox

4. Francisco Lindor, New York Mets

5. Trea Turner, Washington Nationals

6. Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers

7. Carlos Correa, Houston Astros

8. Bo Bichette, Toronto Blue Jays

9. Javier Báez, Chicago Cubs

10. Tim Anderson, Chicago White Sox

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