Late on Thursday, MLB Now counted down the Top 10 shortstops in the game today.
A certain St. Louis Cardinals star was missing from that list.
Tommy Edman, who took over as the team’s starting shortstop, was absent from the Top 10.
On the list were players such as Trea Turner, Xander Bogaerts, and Carlos Correa.
Granted, Edman began the 2022 season as the starting second baseman, and may not have had enough opportunities at shortstop to qualify for the list.
Still, his 6.3 WAR was higher than any of the shortstops on the list.
Cardinals insider John Denton pointed out that there may have been a potential snub.
More fuel for another #STLCards infielder: Tommy Edman was left off the @MLBNetwork Top 10 SSs list. Edman split time at 2B & SS in 2022. Had he had enough SS opportunities to qualify, his 6.3 WAR would have led all SSs.
STL’s Nolan Arenado was ranked as the network’s No. 5 3B.
— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) January 27, 2023
And Edman wouldn’t be the first Cardinal to receive a snub.
Nolan Arenado, who arguably is the game’s best defensive third baseman, was ranked No. 5 on the Top 10 list for third basemen, with players such as Austin Riley ranked ahead of him.
All-Star closer Ryan Helsley made the Top 10 list for relief pitchers and was ranked at No. 10.
In addition, Brendan Donovan, who finished third in the voting for the National League Rookie of the Year Award, was ranked No. 7 on the Top 10 list for second basemen.
That isn’t to say that there’s an anti-Cardinals bias, but several notable Cardinals have been seemingly snubbed, which has drawn the ire of the fanbase.
Edman might just be the latest example of players who have been snubbed on some of these Top 10 lists.
But Edman might have a better shot at making the list in 2024 if he gets more opportunities at shortstop this season.NEXT: Adam Wainwright Finds Himself In Rare Company