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The Greatest Rookie Seasons By A Shortstop

To be eligible, players since 1957 had to meet the MLB qualifications for rookie status. Players prior to the 1957 season were considered rookies based on rookie status taken from Fangraphs. The other qualification for eligibility for this list is that players had to have a minimum of 300 plate appearances.


  1. Corey Seager – 2016
  2. Corey Seager
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    6.1 136 157 687 627 105 193 40 5 26 72 3 3 54 133 .308 .365 .512 .877

  3. Nomar Garciaparra – 1997
  4. Nomar Garciaparra
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    6.6 122 153 734 684 122 209 44 11 30 98 22 9 35 92 .306 .341 .534 .875

  5. Fernando Tatis, Jr – 2019
  6. Fernando Tatis Jr.
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.2 150 84 372 334 61 106 13 6 22 53 16 6 30 110 .317 .379 .590 .969

  7. Troy Tulowitzki – 2007
  8. Troy Tulowitzki
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    6.8 109 155 682 609 104 177 33 5 24 99 7 6 57 130 .291 .356 .479 .835

  9. Donie Bush – 1909
  10. Donie Bush
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    6.5 119 157 676 532 114 145 18 2 0 33 53 88 .273 .351 .314 .665

  11. Charlie Hollocher – 1918
  12. Charlie Hollocher
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    5.0 134 131 586 509 72 161 23 6 2 38 26 47 30 .316 .362 .397 .759

  13. Carlos Correa – 2015
  14. Carlos Correa
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.1 136 99 432 387 52 108 22 1 22 68 14 4 40 78 .279 .345 .512 .857

  15. Francisco Lindor – 2015
  16. Francisco Lindor
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.6 126 99 438 390 50 122 22 4 12 51 12 2 27 69 .313 .342 .482 .824

  17. Johnny Pesky – 1942
  18. Johnny Pesky
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    5.5 119 147 686 620 105 205 29 9 2 51 12 7 42 36 .331 .363 .416 .779

  19. Hanley Ramirez – 2006
  20. Hanley Ramirez
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.9 116 158 700 633 119 185 46 11 17 59 51 15 56 128 .292 .350 .480 .830

  21. Mike Aviles – 2008
  22. Mike Aviles
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.7 117 102 441 419 68 136 27 4 10 51 8 3 18 58 .325 .354 .480 .834

  23. Aledmys Diaz – 2016
  24. Aledmys Diaz
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.5 133 111 460 404 71 121 28 3 17 65 4 4 41 60 .300 .367 .510 .877

  25. Tom Tresh – 1962
  26. Tom Tresh
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.3 119 157 712 622 94 178 26 5 20 93 4 8 67 74 .286 .355 .441 .796

  27. Joe Sewell – 1921
  28. Joe Sewell
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.9 119 154 683 572 101 182 36 12 4 93 7 6 80 17 .318 .400 .444 .844

  29. Freddy Parent – 1901
  30. Freddy Parent
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    5.0 114 138 588 517 87 158 23 9 4 59 16 41 .306 .354 .408 .762

  31. Al Dark – 1948
  32. Al Dark
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.3 115 137 579 543 85 175 39 6 3 48 4 24 36 .322 .347 .433 .780

  33. Solly Hemus – 1951
  34. Solly Hemus
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.3 112 120 507 420 68 118 18 9 2 32 7 7 75 31 .281 .389 .381 .770

  35. Ron Hansen – 1960
  36. Ron Hansen
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.9 115 153 604 530 72 135 22 5 22 86 3 3 69 94 .255 .341 .440 .781

  37. Trevor Story – 2016
  38. Trevor Story
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.2 122 97 415 372 67 101 21 4 27 72 8 5 35 130 .272 .340 .567 .907

  39. Glenn Wright – 1924
  40. Glenn Wright
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    5.7 92 153 662 616 80 177 28 18 7 111 14 6 27 52 .287 .310 .396 .706

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