2010 Position Recap: Shortstop

2010 Position Recap: Shortstop

Cedeno was plagued by inconsistencies in 2010, and graded out as a below-average shortstop.

For the better part of the last decade, the Pittsburgh Pirates had their shortstop situation figured out each season thanks to the presence of Jack Wilson.  That changed in July 2009, when Wilson was traded to the Seattle Mariners, along with starting pitcher Ian Snell, in exchange for Jeff Clement, Ronny Cedeno, Nathan Adcock, Aaron Pribanic, and Brett Lorin.  The 2010 season marked just the second time since the year 2000 that Wilson wasn't the opening day starter at shortstop (Wilson missed the first two games of the season in 2002).

Replacing Wilson was one of the return pieces in that trade: Ronny Cedeno.  Cedeno was considered a throw-in at the time of the deal, with the main pieces bein...

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