Fantasy Baseball: 2010 Top 20 Shortstop Rankings

Feb 18, 2010

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.

3.  Derek Jeter – Is it possible that Jeter is becoming underrated?

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.

Click to see the rest of the 2010 fantasy baseball rankings.

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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Rotoprofessor
    February 18th, 2010 at 11:54 am #

    I don’t care how good of an ’09 Jeter had, there’s just no way he’s the #3 SS on draft day. It’s no knock on him in any way, but fifth seems a lot more appropriate to me.

  2. LestersLegends
    February 18th, 2010 at 12:03 pm #

    There’s not much difference between Jeter, Reyes, and Rollins in my opinion.

  3. KingKong
    February 18th, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

    First of all I love your site keep up the great work. But I just can’t justify drafting Jeter where many people have him listed.

    Derek Jeter is 35 and one year removed from an 11/11 .300 88 runs 69 RBI season.

    Jose Reyes is 26 and one year removed from a 16/56 .297 113 runs 68 RBI season

    I think the injury risk with Reyes is less than the risk of Jeter losing a step in his old age.

    Just some food for thought.

  4. LestersLegends
    February 18th, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

    Fair point KingKing, and thanks. I’d probably wimp out and take Reyes given the choice, but I think Jeter very well could put up better numbers. He killed it last year. He’s great in that lineup in that ballpark.

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