In keeping with some listings of various performances to mine for data, I took the list of shortstops sorted by HRs and then ranked them in HR and in SB. From there I took only those players who ranked in the Top 10 in either category. This offers a starting point to begin looking at the top players at the position going into next year.
As with any rigid sorting rule, good players are left off and bad ones (can you guess who) are left on. However, the objective rule is meant to control for the subjective assessments of "good" and "bad." It also allows us to see which of the SSs left off the list are not having a good year i.e Derek Jeter, relative to the two categories, and finally, it offers an assessment of the rule. Did it leave off legitimate Top SSs because it failed to account for relatively elite performance in another category i.e Edgar Renteria in AVG.
Who would be a Top 10 SS who isn't on this list?