2019 Shortstop Rankings

Shortstop is the deepest I can ever remember it and the deepest position on the diamond. There are 3 first rounders, 9 Top-50s, and 13 Top-100s at the position according to the NFBC ADP. You will almost certainly want your middle infielder from this pool, too.

Garrett Hampson has incredible SB upside. Jorge Polanco and Marcus Semien are solid power-speed combos. Paul DeJong and Eduardo Escobar are tied for the 6th-most HRs at the position over the last two years with 44. Amed Rosario capped off 2018 brilliantly. Asdrubal Cabrera is a boringly solid power option and Ketel Marte has some burgeoning pop (and some latent speed). Plus several others who have intriguing upside.

I POSTED THE WRONG LIST INITIALLY. I MADE SEVERAL UPDATES THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO BE INCLUDED AND I POSTED THE OLD LIST INSTEAD. THE NEW ONE IS UP AS OF 5:40 PM CENTRAL ON MARCH 1ST!

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  • What’s your strategy at SS in shallower mixed leagues (10-12 teams)?
  • What about 15-team NFBC-type leagues?
  • Who’s your favorite gamble outside of my top 20?

2019 Shortstop Rankings
PLAYER TEAM POS.*
1 Trea Turner WAS
2 Francisco Lindor CLE
3 Manny Machado SD
4 Trevor Story COL
5 Alex Bregman HOU 3B
6 Javier Baez CHC 2B/3B
7 Adalberto Mondesi KC
8 Xander Bogaerts BOS
9 Carlos Correa HOU
10 Corey Seager LAD
11 Jean Segura PHI
12 Jose Peraza CIN
13 Gleyber Torres NYY 2B
14 Garrett Hampson COL
15 Paul DeJong STL
16 Jorge Polanco MIN
17 Marcus Semien OAK
18 Eduardo Escobar ARI 3B
19 Jurickson Profar OAK 3B/1B
20 Amed Rosario NYM
21 Asdrubal Cabrera TEX 2B/3B
22 Andrelton Simmons LAA
23 Elvis Andrus TEX
24 Ketel Marte ARI 2B
25 Willy Adames TB
26 Marwin Gonzalez MIN OF/2B/1B
27 Chris Taylor LAD OF
28 Tim Anderson CWS
29 Scott Kingery PHI
30 Orlando Arcia MIL
31 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR 2B
32 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD
33 Aledmys Diaz HOU 3B
34 Enrique Hernandez LAD OF/2B
35 Brandon Crawford SF
36 Yairo Munoz STL 2B/3B/OF
37 Hernan Perez MIL 2B/OF/3B
38 Tim Beckham SEA
39 Troy Tulowitzki NYY
40 Dansby Swanson ATL
41 J.P. Crawford SEA
42 Jose Iglesias FA
43 Brendan Rodgers COL
44 Nick Ahmed ARI
45 Bo Bichette TOR
46 Carter Kieboom WSH
47 Nick Gordon MIN
*20+ gm eligibility

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In a points league, does Mondesi have any value at all? That OBP is such a killer and steals aren’t nearly as valuable in this format. I’m deciding if I should keep him on my radar if he falls to the very late rounds.