Fantasy Baseball: 2010 Top 20 Shortstop Rankings
Time for my second look at my shortstop rankings.
1. Hanley Ramirez – Second only to Albert Pujols in overall fantasy ranking.
2. Troy Tulowitzki – If he can match his speed numbers, he’s at least in the conversation with Hanley Ramirez.
4. Jose Reyes – 2009 should bring him at a great value. If not, at least he won’t cost you a first round pick anymore.
5. Jimmy Rollins – J-Roll has been somewhat disappointing the past two years, but at 31 he still should be able to put up elite numbers.
6. Elvis Andrus – Elvis was a force on the base paths last year, and should be even better in 2010.
7. Alexei Ramirez – I love the value you get from Alexei later in the draft.
8. Yunel Escobar – We profiled him earlier (click to read article). He doesn’t give you any speed, but does contribute in all the hitting categories.
9. Stephen Drew – Was disappointing last year. Could see him bouncing back this year.
10. Jason Bartlett – I think he played over his head last year, but is still a low-end fantasy starter.
11. Everth Cabrera – I’m not sure who will drive him in other than Adrian Gonzalez. He still should steal a bunch of bases.
12. Miguel Tejada – He’s playing third base for Baltimore. There’s still a little life left in his bat.
13. Jhonny Peralta – If he can score more runs, maintain his RBIs, and get his power back, he could move up the list. He has 3B/SS versatility, which helps his value.
14. J.J. Hardy – Excellent bounce back candidate for the Twins.
15. Rafael Furcal – His health is the only thing that holds him back.
16. Erick Aybar – Aybar was great down the stretch for the Halos. He’s a nice backup shortstop or solid for the middle infield slot.
17. Orlando Cabrera – Should be productive for the Reds despite being 35.
18. Marco Scutaro – Should be productive in Boston’s powerful lineup.
19. Asdrubal Cabrera – I don’t believe his 2009 numbers were for real. Average 2008 & 2009 and you’ll get an idea of how he should end up.
20. Alcides Escobar – Alcides has the potential to really break out for the Brew Crew in 2010.