In NYC the most prestigious and arguably the most important position on any team is Shortstop (SS).
It's impossible to rank which SS is the best, but today I feel like giving it a try.
Please note: My rank will only consist of players I have seen.
10. Jose Carrion - Knockout/West - he's not a shortstop anymore, but it's not due to age or lack of ability. In fact with the exception of 1 or 2 guys on this list, Jose has the most overall ability than anyone when you look at his skills - speed, arm, range, quickness, ability to go after pop ups. He's very talented, but lacks focus. He wants to make the ESPN Baseball Tonight web gem play, but ends up botching easy plays. He not only botches them, he makes them worse. It's a shame.
9. Herman - is the opposite of Jose, lacks the pure raw physically talent, don't get me wrong he has good hands and instincts but man is this guy smart.
I call him PBS - because he's boring - he makes all the routine plays and is always in the game. A winner.
8. Sito - Who? Taino shortstop - may one day be #1/2 on this list.
Excellent power, strong accurate arm, good range and nice guy.
Already a winning player with tremendous upside.
7. Kip - doesn't play SS for Choice Parts anymore, but is smart, soft hands, good arm, and is always in the game.
6. Tie John Carter - Diesel/SummerTime - They say wine gets beytter with age, well so does John Carter - smooth hands, good decisons, never quits. Good compact stroke as a hitter.
5. Vic Boccrossa - took over SS from Kip on the Parts years ago and has only improved his play every year. The guy is a human vacuum cleaner and will throw the ball at any time trying to catch base runners napping.
4. -Ralph - Contact. Excellent, Great instincts. Old School. Never takes a play off.
3. Cabezza "Eric Espinal"- all Cabezza does is make the plays, Excellent footwork and infectious winning attitude. A Gamer
2.Hector Hernandez - West/Highlanders- arguably the best all around defensive player in softball. Has heart, hustle, speed and excellent range. As a hitter has been turning on the ball more lately, which only brings his overall game to another level.
and the #1 Ranked Softballinsider.net SS in NYC
1. Alex Vasquez - Hurricanes/Merrill Lynch one word - PROFESSIONAL!!!! - No one has the combination of Hands, Quickness, Arm, Range, Instincts, and Positioning that this guy has plus he is a mega power hitter - the guy will save you at least 2 to 3 runs a game. True Stud!!