Rankings: Who has the top SS in the AL Central?

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Jun 21, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez (10) throws the ball to first base for an out in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The AL Central may be the best division in baseball. It boasts the reigning AL champion Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers, who have represented the AL in the World Series three times in the past nine seasons.

Yet, the division lacks star power outside of few players. The position of shortstop is truly lacking star power and even name recognition among the casual baseball fan.

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This rankings list is comprised of the five shortstops that should be starting on Opening Day barring injury. It takes into consideration the offensive, defensive and season outlook for each of the shortstops who are pegged to be starting for their respective teams.

Let’s look to see where they have been ranked before the start of spring training.

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