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

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Aug 16, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez (10) fields a ground ball off the bat of Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (not pictured) during the sixth inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

No. 1: Alexei Ramirez (Chicago White Sox)

Alexei Ramirez has been with the Sox for seven years and has been a steady contributor.

He’s never batted higher than .290, but never lower than .265. He’s shown pop in his bat over the years with 99 home runs and has shown a knack to steal bases with 118 to date.

Ramirez is also the best offensive shortstop in the division by far.

In the field, he has shown to be more than effective. His career dWAR is 9.2, which is above average. He’ll make plays that will wow you but also has been prone to making mental mistakes.

Ramirez is entrenched at short, and barring injury or a trade, he will be there for all of 2015. However, if the team struggles, he could be traded, clearing room for Tim Anderson.

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