MLB Top-10 Shortstops Right Now: Trea Turner Ranked By The Shredder For 2022

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Trea Turner was ranked the No. 2 shortstop for the 2022 season by MLB Network’s The Shredder. He placed on the list last year as well, checking in as the fifth-best player at his position.

Like most of the other rankings compiled by The Shredder for this season, the evaluation of shortstops took into account a three-year sample, with 2021 weighed more heavily. It factored in WAR and wRC+, in addition to Statcast metrics. Defense was weighed more heavily compared to second base and third base.

Fernando Tatis Jr., who was the No. 2 ranked shortstop last season, claimed the top spot from Trevor Story for 2022. Following Turner are the Minnesota Twins’ Carlos Correa (No. 3), Xander Bogaerts (Boston Red Sox), Corey Seager (Texas Rangers), Story (Red Sox), Bo Bichette (Toronto Blue Jays), Tim Anderson (Chicago White Sox), Francisco Lindor (New York Mets) and Wander Franco (Tampa Bay Rays).

MLB Network analysts Sarah Langs and Vince Gennaro also ranked Turner the No. 2 shortstop in baseball, while Mike Petriello has him one spot lower.

Turner is coming off an MVP-caliber season that saw him win the National League batting title, earn his first career All-Star Game selection, lead all of baseball with 195 hits, and pace the NL with 319 total bases and 32 stolen bases.

In 148 games between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner hit a combined .328/.375/.536 with 34 doubles, three triples, 28 home runs, 77 RBI and 107 runs scored across 646 plate appearances.

Among current shortstops with at least 700 plate appearances since 2019, Turner’s 137 OPS+ is second behind only Tatis (160). Turner’s 135 wRC+ is also good for second during that same span (minimum 600 plate appearances).

Turner is tied for third among position players with 9.2 WAR over the past two seasons. His .330 batting average from 2020-21 is the highest in baseball (minimum 500 plate appearances), and Turner also had a .380 on-base percentage, .551 slugging percentage and 147 wRC+ during that stretch.

Turner was among the Dodgers eligible for salary arbitration this offseason and reportedly agreed to a one-year, $21 million contract. He’s due to become a free agent after the 2022 season.

MLB Top-10 shortstops right now for 2022

RankThe ShredderMike PetrielloSarah Langs Vince Gennaro
1Fernando Tatis Jr. (Padres)Fernando Tatis Jr. (Padres)Fernando Tatis Jr. (Padres)Fernando Tatis Jr. (Padres)
2Trea Turner (Dodgers)Carlos Correa (free agent)Trea Turner (Dodgers)Trea Turner (Dodgers)
3Carlos Correa (free agent)Trea Turner (Dodgers)Carlos Correa (free agent)Carlos Correa (free agent)
4Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox)Corey Seager (Rangers)Corey Seager (Rangers)Wander Franco (Rays)
5Corey Seager (Rangers)Francisco Lindor (Mets)Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox)Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox)
6Trevor Story (free agent)Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox)Tim Anderson (White Sox)Corey Seager (Rangers)
7Bo Bichette (Blue Jays)Wander Franco (Rays)Bo Bichette (Blue Jays)Brandon Crawford (Giants)
8Tim Anderson (White Sox)Bo Bichette (Blue Jays)Francisco Lindor (Mets)Bo Bichette (Blue Jays)
9Francisco Lindor (Mets)Trevor Story (free agent)Wander Franco (Rays)Tim Anderson (White Sox)
10Wander Franco (Rays)Tim Anderson (White Sox)Brandon Crawford (Giants)Francisco Lindor (Mets)

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