2011 Position Preview: Shortstops

Level of talent falls off very quickly after truly elite options go off board

Updated: March 9, 2011, 3:36 PM ET
By AJ Mass | ESPN.com

In 2007, there were 10 shortstops who hit more than 15 home runs, eight of whom hit at least 20. Those were the days. Over the past three seasons, you'd be hard-pressed to find power -- call it a power "short-age" if you will -- as last season saw only four men top 20 homers at the position.

In AL-only leagues, the trend is even sadder. Forgetting Alex Gonzalez -- who hit 17 of his 23 homers last season for the Toronto Blue Jays before being shipped to Atlanta -- only Jhonny ...

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