Top 10 MLB Shortstops (SS) in 1998

Best MLB Shortstops 1998

Who were the best MLB Shortstops during the 1998 Season? Circa 98 examines: 1) Alex Rodriguez A-Rod was predictably outstanding in 1998, finishing 9th in MVP voting and making his 3rd consecutive All-Star game. Seattle’s starting SS hit .310 with 42 HRs, 124 RBIs, and 46 SBs while playing tremendous defense at the most premium … Read more

What Happened to Desi Relaford in 1998?

Desi Relaford

Desi Relaford set his career-high for games played in 1998, playing 142 of 162 contests, all at the Shortstop position. Known as a defense-first player, Relaford struggled at the plate, batting .242 with 1 HR and 26 RBIs. The Phillies starting SS also swiped nine bags in 14 attempts while receiving positive reviews for defensive … Read more

What Happened to Jermaine Allensworth in 1998?

Jermaine Allensworth

Jermaine Allensworth split time between Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and the New York Mets in 1998. The primary Center Fielder batted .272 with 5 HRs, 31 RBIs, and 15 SBs while playing all three outfield positions. Once considered a top prospect, the former first-round draft pick would only play one additional season in Major League Baseball. … Read more

What Happened to Cristian Guerrero in 1998?

Cristian Guerrero

Cristian Guerrero played for the DSL Brewers in 1998 after getting signed as an international free agent one year earlier. The younger cousin of MLB players Vladimir and Wilton Guerrero, Cristian worked to live up to his family’s legacy. In his Rookie Ball debut, Guerrero enjoyed a solid season hitting .268 with 5 HRs and … Read more

What Happened to Ron Gant in 1998?

Ron Gant

Ron Gant spent the 1998 season with the St. Louis Cardinals, where he hit .240 with 26 HRs and 67 RBIs. Overall, Gant enjoyed a productive season, finishing the year with a .825 OPS. However, the ’98 season would be Gant’s third and final season as a member of the Cardinals roster, as they traded … Read more

What Happened to Wilton Guerrero in 1998?

Wilton Guerrero Glove

Guerrero split time between L.A. and Montreal during the 1998 season. The Dodgers traded him with Jonny Tucker, Peter Bergeron, and Ted Lilly to the Expos in exchange for Hiram Bocachica, Mark Grudzielanek, and Carlos Perez. The trade reunited Wilton with his younger brother Vladimir, who would enjoy a Hall of Fame career.  Statistically, 1998 … Read more

What Happened to Rey Ordóñez in 1998?

Rey Ordóñez' Glove

Rey Ordóñez struggled at the plate in 1998, per usual, but earned his second consecutive gold glove award. The human highlight-reel shortstop hit .246 with a .278 OBP and .299 SLG%. While pundits regularly criticized his offensive performance, Ordóñez contributed 15 sacrifice hits, which was 2nd in Major League Baseball. The 98′ Mets finished 88-74, … Read more

Top 10 MLB Center Fielders (CF) in 1998

Best MLB Center Fielders 1998

Who were the top 10 MLB center fielders during the 1998 Season? Circa 98 examines: 1) Ken Griffey Jr. Many will consider this a controversial pick because Jr. clearly declined defensively in 1998. However, when you hit 56 home runs with 146 RBI’s and 20 SB’s, you are going to get the benefit of the … Read more