Major League Baseball is loaded with outstanding talent at the shortstop position. There are some really good ones in this league. On Thursday night, MLB Network released its list of the Top Ten Shortstops and the Chicago Cubs found one of their players on it.
Dansby Swanson, who was just signed this offseason is headed to town and is set to be the new starting shortstop. He earned a very big contract with lots of years and money after what was a fantastic tenure with the Atlanta Braves.
Now, Swanson is coming over to the Cubs are is going to try and help them become a good team again. He came in on MLB Networks’ list at six which is a very fair spot for him.
Trea Turner came in at number one. Like Swanson, Turner is heading to a new team, the Philadelphia Phillies. He has been elite for a long time and now is his time as the best in the league.
The Chicago Cubs now have a really good shortstop that will make an impact.
Carlos Correa, Xander Bogaerts, Corey Seager, and Francisco Lindor round out the top five. Those are some really good players that are all incredibly impactful for their teams.
After Swanson at six, Bo Bichette, Willy Adames, Tim Anderson, and Wander Franco finish out the top ten. When all of these guys are this good, it is hard to order them but this list does seem fair based on how 2022 went.
Shortstop is an incredibly important baseball position. It is the part of the infield that needs the most range in addition to having a really strong arm. Swanson’s bat took a big step in 2022 but his defense has always been outstanding.
Swanson is going to change the entire outlook of the Chicago Cubs infield. Nico Hoerner might have made this list after last season as he was so good at short in 2022 but he moved over to second base because of Swanson’s arrival.
This move is going to make the Cubs a much better team and clearly, the league’s network does too. It is going to be really nice seeing him play this position for the Cubs at Wrigley Field this summer.