End of Season Rankings: Shortstops

The 2014 fantasy baseball season has come to a close, so it is time to look back at the season past and determine which players were the most valuable at each position. We’re on to shortstops this week to finish off the infield.

The players were ranked based on their 2014 production, using the evaluation system explained and updated on this site some time ago. The valuations are built for $260 budgets and standard 5×5 roto fantasy leagues, where only one catcher is started. Players are listed only at their primary positions from 2014.

One important thing to note is the premium (or lack thereof) placed on the position a player occupies in your lineup. For example, while a first baseman may be able to accumulate superior overall numbers, the availability of such production lower in the rankings severely dampers the amount the player was worth. These rankings are meant to reflect a player’s value should he have occupied this spot in your lineup for the entire year. A player who missed time due to injury but put up great numbers during his time on the field would be worth less.

This year, I’ve added in RotoGraphs’ preseason consensus rankings so you can see what we thought of each player coming into the year. This ranking can be found in the “Pre” column. “EOS” of course stands for End Of Season, and the rest should be self explanatory.

With all this in mind, here are your rankings.

EOS Pre Name pos G PA AB HR R RBI SB AVG $$$
1 6 Ian Desmond SS 154 648 593 24 73 91 24 0.255 23.56
2 5 Jose Reyes SS 143 655 610 9 94 51 30 0.287 21.64
3 11 Alexei Ramirez SS 158 657 622 15 82 74 21 0.273 20.82
4 1 Troy Tulowitzki SS 91 375 315 21 71 52 1 0.340 16.08
5 18 Jimmy Rollins SS 138 609 538 17 78 55 28 0.243 16.01
6 19 Alcides Escobar SS 162 620 579 3 74 51 31 0.285 15.57
7 16 Erick Aybar SS 156 641 589 7 77 68 16 0.278 15.21
8 2 Hanley Ramirez SS 128 512 449 13 64 71 14 0.283 15.03
9 22 Jhonny Peralta SS 157 628 560 21 61 75 3 0.263 12.80
10 8 Starlin Castro SS 134 569 528 14 58 65 4 0.292 11.81
11 15 Asdrubal Cabrera SS 146 616 553 14 74 61 10 0.241 9.73
12 7 Elvis Andrus SS 157 685 619 2 72 41 27 0.263 9.21
13 29 Brandon Crawford SS 153 564 491 10 54 69 5 0.246 5.28
14 26 Jordy Mercer SS 149 555 506 12 56 55 4 0.255 4.80
15 14 J.J. Hardy SS 141 569 529 9 56 52 0 0.268 3.57
16 3 Jean Segura SS 146 557 513 5 61 31 20 0.246 2.81
17 12 Xander Bogaerts SS 144 594 538 12 60 46 2 0.240 1.66
18 21 Derek Jeter SS 145 634 581 4 47 50 10 0.256 1.00
19 17 Jed Lowrie SS 136 566 502 6 59 50 0 0.249 0.59
20 Eduardo Escobar SS 133 465 433 6 52 37 1 0.275 0.26
21 31 Adeiny Hechavarria SS 146 574 536 1 53 34 7 0.276 0.13
22 13 Andrelton Simmons SS 146 576 540 7 44 46 4 0.244 -2.15
23 Alexi Amarista SS 148 466 423 5 39 40 12 0.239 -2.39
24 Josh Rutledge SS 105 342 309 4 44 33 2 0.269 -2.96
25 9 Brad Miller SS 123 411 367 10 47 36 4 0.221 -3.08
26 36 Chris Owings SS 91 332 310 6 34 26 8 0.261 -4.11
27 27 Yunel Escobar SS 137 529 476 7 33 39 1 0.258 -4.38
28 20 Jonathan Villar SS 87 289 263 7 31 27 17 0.209 -4.60
29 24 Zack Cozart SS 147 543 506 4 48 38 7 0.221 -5.34
30 4 Everth Cabrera SS 90 391 357 3 36 20 18 0.232 -5.34
31 Marwin Gonzalez SS 103 310 285 6 33 23 2 0.277 -5.42
32 Eduardo Nunez SS 72 213 204 4 26 24 9 0.250 -6.73
33 28 Didi Gregorius SS 80 299 270 6 35 27 3 0.226 -7.22
34 Wilmer Flores SS 78 274 259 6 28 29 1 0.247 -7.47
35 Jose Ramirez SS 68 266 237 2 27 17 10 0.262 -7.61
36 Eugenio Suarez SS 85 277 244 4 33 23 3 0.242 -7.86
37 32 Ruben Tejada SS 119 419 355 5 30 34 1 0.237 -7.88
38 Andrew Romine SS 94 273 251 2 30 12 12 0.227 -9.26
39 Javier Baez SS 52 229 213 9 25 20 5 0.169 -10.76
40 Cliff Pennington SS 68 201 177 2 21 10 6 0.254 -11.24
41 Chris Taylor SS 47 151 136 0 16 9 5 0.287 -12.23
42 Willie Bloomquist SS 47 139 133 1 15 14 1 0.278 -12.66
43 Gregorio Petit SS 37 100 97 2 14 9 0 0.278 -13.65
44 23 Stephen Drew SS 85 300 271 7 18 26 1 0.162 -14.67
45 Freddy Galvis SS 43 128 119 4 14 12 1 0.176 -14.82
46 Clint Barmes SS 48 116 102 0 15 7 1 0.245 -14.97
47 Jonathan Herrera SS 42 104 90 0 10 9 1 0.233 -15.77
48 Matt Duffy SS 34 64 60 0 5 8 0 0.267 -16.48
49 Miguel Rojas SS 85 162 149 1 16 9 0 0.181 -16.74
50 Nick Ahmed SS 25 75 70 1 9 4 0 0.200 -17.05
51 Jorge Polanco SS 5 8 6 0 2 3 0 0.333 -17.75
52 Danny Worth SS 20 46 42 0 5 5 0 0.167 -17.89
53 Dean Anna SS 12 25 22 1 3 3 0 0.136 -17.93
54 Erisbel Arruebarrena SS 22 45 41 0 4 4 0 0.195 -17.96
55 Carlos Triunfel SS 12 16 15 1 3 1 0 0.133 -18.06
56 Jonathan Diaz SS 23 45 38 0 3 4 1 0.158 -18.14
57 Omar Quintanilla SS 15 31 29 0 2 3 0 0.207 -18.23
58 Andy Parrino SS 21 51 46 1 4 3 0 0.152 -18.28
59 Doug Bernier SS 7 9 7 0 2 0 0 0.286 -18.29
60 Alex Gonzalez SS 9 32 30 0 4 2 0 0.167 -18.30
61 Chase d’Arnaud SS 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.000 -18.32
62 Jeff Bianchi SS 29 74 70 0 4 6 0 0.171 -18.49
63 30 Pedro Florimon SS 33 86 76 0 7 1 6 0.092 -18.50
64 Hector Gomez SS 15 21 20 0 2 1 0 0.150 -18.69
65 Justin Sellers SS 17 21 16 0 1 0 0 0.188 -18.80
66 Wilfredo Tovar SS 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0.000 -18.88
67 Jake Elmore SS 5 12 11 0 0 0 0 0.182 -18.91
68 Brendan Ryan SS 49 124 114 0 5 8 0 0.167 -19.02
69 Cristhian Adames SS 7 15 15 0 1 0 0 0.067 -19.18
70 Ronny Cedeno SS 7 9 9 0 0 0 0 0.000 -19.24

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TheBillsFly
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Where would Dee Gordon be on this if he played at SS more?

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