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D1 baseball staff | February 15, 2023

The top 10 shortstops in DI college baseball, right now

2023 college baseball season preview with D1Baseball's Aaron Fitt and Kendall Rogers

(Editor's note: The following was first published on The original includes a list of the top 50 shortstops entering the 2023 college baseball season. Use code Save23 for a discounted subscription.)

When we put together our Preseason All-America teams, we followed one guiding principle: If we were building a team to win the 2023 national title, which players would we choose? We use the same philosophy to construct our Player Rankings (formerly Power Rankings) — think of them as an extension of our Preseason All-America teams.

These are NOT professional prospect lists, though they do take pure talent into consideration. Players who proved themselves against top competition in summer ball and look poised for breakout years might rank higher on the list than other players who had gaudier stats from last spring. We considered past performance and offensive statistics, but we also try to keep the numbers in context, because some leagues or ballparks are more offensive than others, and some leagues simply have more talent than others — so all stat lines are not created equal. So we take an amalgam of past numbers, raw talent, defensive ability (especially at premium positions), makeup and reports of development over the summer and fall.

Finally, remember that there are nearly 300 Division I teams, and we’re ranking roughly the top 15 percent at each position. These lists reflect our projections of which players will be the best of the best this spring, but many good players in the remaining 85 percent just didn’t make the cut. We’ll revisit the Player Rankings over the course of the season and make adjustments as players prove themselves on the field.

With all that said, here’s a look at the top 50 shortstops in college baseball heading into the 2023 season. Preseason All-Americans Jacob Wilson (Grand Canyon), Jacob Gonzalez (Ole Miss), Matthew Shaw (Maryland) and Maui Ahuna (Tennessee) lead the way.

rank player team
1 Jacob Wilson Grand Canyon
2 Jacob Gonzales Ole Miss
3 Matthew Shaw Maryland
4 Maui Ahuna Tennessee
5 Mitch Jebb Michigan State
6 Cody Schrier UCLA
7 Alex Mooney Duke
8 Pascanel Ferreras Western Carolina
9 Kaeber Rog Southern Illinois
10 Marcus Brown Oklahoma State
Read's full top 50 list here.

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