Who is the best shortstop in MLB right now?
Star shortstops may come to mind first, including Xander Bogaerts (San Diego Padres), Carlos Correa (Minnesota Twins), Trey Turner (Philadelphia Phillies) and Francisco Lindor (New York Mets), but this season has been somewhat different.
According 메이저사이트to the baseball statistics site Fangraph.com today (2nd), the shortstop’s wRC+ (adjusted scoring production capacity) is ranked first with 189 by Baltimore Orioles’ Jorge Mateo. It is a figure that greatly exceeds the 156 of Tampa Bay Rays Wander Franco in second place.
Third through fifth were San Francisco Giants’ Tylo Estrada (153), Zander Bogarts (153), and Toronto Blue Jays’ Bo Vichet (141).
Looking at OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage), the results are similar. First place was Mateo with 1.062, followed by Estrada (0.922), Bogatz (0.914), Franco (0.909) and Vichet (0.863).
Mateo, who stood out only in defense and running until last season, is showing a step-up in attack power this year.
Mateo topped both leagues last year with 35 stolen bases, and was also the league’s top player in defense and baserunning, including being selected in the fielding bible award shortstop category, which selects one of the best defenders per position.
The advantages remain. This season, with 10 stolen bases, he ranks 1st among shortstops and 6th overall in the league, and is recording positive numbers in various defensive indicators such as DRS (Defensive Run Save) 3 and UZR (Ultimate Zone Rating) 1.1.
Even in terms of ‘cost performance’, Mateo is overwhelming other competitors. Mateo, who has been eligible for salary adjustments since this year, is ‘just’ $2 million.
The best shortstop contract of all time is Lindor’s 10-year, $341 million contract, second to San Diego Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. (14 years, $340 million), and third to Texas Rangers’ Cory Seager (10-year, $325 million). million dollars).
Considering that there are plenty of high-paying shortstops such as Turner ($300 million, 2011), Bogatz ($280 million, 2011), Correa ($200 million, 6 years), and Franco ($182 million, 2011), Mateo ‘s annual salary is evaluated as ‘cheap’.
Baltimore can use Mateo for a relatively small salary until the 2025 season before he becomes a free agent.