It is a long running tradition that the best athlete of the infield stakes claim to shortstop, so let's check out the Carl Lewises of the NL East.
1. Florida Marlins
Hanely Ramirez (27)
.300/.853, 92 R, 28 2B, 21 HR, 76 RBI, 32 SB, 3.5 WAR. This former Rookie of the Year and member of 3 straight All-Star squads had a down year by his standards, but remains one of MLB's elite SS. Has been accused of having an attitude problem and being immature at times. He's just one season removed from the NL batting title (.342 AVG in '09).
2. New York Mets/Jose Reyes (27)
.282/.749, 83 R, 29 2B, 10 3B, 11 HR, 54 RBI, 30 SB, 2.2 WAR. A great athlete that seemed to peak at age 23. Is a 5 tool player, but continually disappoints. Not to mention his on-field and dugout shenanigans are a disgrace. Just play the damn game!
3. Philadelphia Phillies/Jimmy Rollins (32)
.243/.694, 48 R, 16 2B, 8 HR, 41 RBI, 17 SB, 1.7 WAR. In the final year of his contract, J-Roll has a lot to prove. He has his doubters out there that think his tank is running dry and that his health issue and poor offensive output will continue. However, this fan is expecting a bounce back performance.
4. Atlanta Braves/Alex Gonzalez (33)
.250/.744, 74 R, 42 2B, 23 HR, 88 RBI, .9 WAR with Braves (split season in Toronto). Makes routine plays and has power, but not going to get much other than that.
5. Washington Nationals/Ian Desmond (25)
.269/.700, 59 R, 27 2B, 10 HR, 65 RBI, 17 SB, .6 WAR. Great range but erratic on the field, leading to 34 errors. Has 15 HR/20 SB potential.