Seager and bWAR at age 23
Nineteen shortstops have accumulated at least 10 bWAR by the age of 23. Eight of them went on to become HOF. Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, and Francisco Lindor are all 23 right now and each are playing in their 3rd year. Elvis Andrus and Jose Reyes are the other two active shortstops on the list. Doing the math, you have 19 shortstops, five are active, eight are HOF, leaving only six who didn’t make the HOF that were eligible.
- They are Alex Rodriguez who we can all agree is a HOF shortstop.
- Alan Trammel who I think is a HOF shortstop
- Jim Fregosi who was the face of the original Los Angeles Angels franchise, and was eventually traded for HOF Nolan Ryan.
- Vern Stephens a slugging SS
- Garry Templeton who had 600 hits and 50 triples by the age of 23 who was eventually traded for HOF Ozzie Smith.
- Someone named Donie Bush
Derek Jeter is not on this list. Nor is Nomar Garciaparra.
But Corey Seager is.