Xander Bogaerts isn't the only young player making a splash at his position. With these slick-fielding, slugging kids at the forefront, we're about to enter a golden age of shortstops.
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Carlos Correa, Houston Astros
As a rookie, Correa banged 22 home runs. Not bad for a guy who wasn't called up to the majors until June. He also played stellar defense, helping Houston to the playoffs — where he hit another two homers in six games. Just imagine what the 21-year-old can do in a full season.
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Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians
Like Correa, Lindor was a mid-season call-up. And like Correa, he displayed a slick glove and some pop at the plate. There were questions about whether Lindor was a mature enough hitter. The 22-year-old answered them by bashing 12 homers in 99 games and hitting .313.
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Addison Russell, Chicago Cubs
As a 21-year-old rookie, Russell was one of the best defensive shortstops in the National League. He bulked up in the off-season, and the Cubs hope to see an increase in his 13 home runs.
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Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers
The L.A. phenom didn't spend much time in the majors last year, but he made it count. Seager hit .337 in 27 games, including nine multi-hit performances.
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