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Shortstop: Alcides Escobar, Royals Metric consensus: 1. Troy Tulowitzki; 2. Alex Gonzalez; 3....

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Shortstop: Alcides Escobar, Royals Metric consensus: 1. Troy Tulowitzki; 2. Alex Gonzalez; 3. Escobar. Escobar has great range to his right, with an amazing cannon from deep in the hole. And he needs to be spectacular, because his hitting is bordering on unacceptable -- .227/.260/.270. OK, that is unacceptable. Tulo is like Cal Ripken: He might not look flashy and his powerful arm allows him to play a step or two deeper than other guys. The metrics back up his outstanding reputation. Elvis Andrus also ranks high, although his 13 errors indicate lapses in concentration. Handing out some early Gold Gloves
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