Cliff Pennington: AL’s Best Shortstop?

Given the title it shouldn’t be too hard to figure it out, but guess who led the AL in brWAR last year? That would be Oakland’s Cliff Pennington, with 3.2. He also came in second in fWAR with 3.7 (just behind Alexei Ramirez’s 3.8). Could the 26 year-old really be the best shortstop in a league once dominated by Alex Rodriguez, Nomar Garciaparra, Derek Jeter, and Miguel Tejada? I looked at the possibility over at Beyond the Box Score; check it out.