Justin Mason’s 2022 Shortstop Ranks: 11/23/21

2021 is over and we turn the page to 2022. Here are my current ranks for the shortstop position for 2022, my second of the offseason. I will post updates as things change with signings, injuries, or news in Major League Baseball.

You can review my ranks for other positions here: https://fantasy.fangraphs.com/category/rankings/

Justin Mason’s 2022 Shortstop Ranks
Rank Player Team Position(s) ADP
1 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS, OF 1.2
2 Trea Turner LAD 2B, SS 2
3 Bo Bichette TOR SS 5.4
4 Tim Anderson CWS SS 38.5
5 Marcus Semien FA 2B, SS 28.7
6 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS 42.7
7 Trevor Story COL SS 45.5
8 Francisco Lindor NYM SS 52.1
9 Javier Baez FA 2B, SS 63.2
10 Jorge Polanco MIN 2B, SS 93
11 Wander Franco TB SS 45.8
12 Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA 2B, SS 72.4
13 Corey Seager LAD SS 60.8
14 Carlos Correa FA SS 100
15 Willy Adames MLW SS 136.2
16 Chris Taylor FA 2B, SS, OF 161.1
17 Jake Cronenworth SD 1B, 2B, SS 126.9
18 Dansby Swanson ATL SS 123.8
19 Luis Urias MLW 2B, 3B, SS 177.9
20 Oneil Cruz PIT SS 269.5
21 Gleyber Torres NYY SS 162.7
22 Bobby Witt Jr. KC SS 81.9
23 Amed Rosario CLE SS 164.1
24 Brandon Crawford SF SS 205.8
24 Nicky Lopez KC SS 179.7
25 Gavin Lux LAD 2B, SS 199.6
26 Josh Rojas ARZ 2B, SS, OF 254.2
27 Miguel Rojas MIA SS 356.7
29 J.P. Crawford SEA SS 308.9
30 Gio Urshela NYY 3B, SS 263.6
31 Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B, SS 210.1
32 Andres Gimenez CLE 2B, SS 279.7
33 Didi Gregorius PHI SS 392.9
34 Brendan Rodgers COL 2B, SS 153.1
34 Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX SS 250.8
35 Paul DeJong STL SS 418.1
36 Kyle Farmer CIN SS 496.4
37 Freddy Galvis PHI SS 517.7
38 Cole Tucker PIT SS 704.9
40 Ha-Seong Kim SD 2B, 3B, SS 408.6
41 David Fletcher LAA 2B, SS 330.9
42 Jonathan Villar FA 3B, SS 279.5
43 Joey Wendle TB 3B, SS 348.9
44 Jose Barrero CIN SS 426.8
45 Elvis Andrus OAK SS 543.4
46 Jose Iglesias BOS SS 575.3
47 Tyler Wade NYY 3B, SS, OF 590.1
48 Taylor Walls TB SS 700.8
49 Geraldo Perdomo ARZ SS 643.7
50 Nick Ahmed ARZ SS 574.2
Ranks are intended for 5×5 Roto leagues.
Positional eligibility and ADP are based on NFBC Draft Champions Leagues.

Justin is the co-host on The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast and writes for Rotographs covering the Roto Riteup as well as random topics that float into his juvenile brain. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for FriendswithFantasyBenefits.com, owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and a fantasy football and baseball writer for Fantasy Alarm. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.

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6 months ago

Anyone else find these lists not extremely helpful when there’s no accompanying commentary on why players are ranked this way?

6 months ago
Reply to  Gregg

Yes… I think they’re mainly placeholders until the next season gets underway so that Justin doesn’t have to type it all up sometime in February. The lists are nice to look at but it’s November and this posted content just seems to be a way to keep us fantasy players on the site. It’s working for me, anyway, even if the ranking interpretation is solely up to the reader.

6 months ago
Reply to  Gregg

Justin & Paul are consistent at diving into the ranks, debating the slotting and going over some of the methodology on the Sleep & the Bust pod. Both recently and in the offseason(s). I think it’s a great jumping-off point for discussion.

6 months ago
Reply to  Tristan

It’s good for discussion but it’s just filler content until the season gets closer. There’s obviously not a whole lot of tinkering and adjusting going on yet at this point. For example, Buster Posey was ranked 5th in yesterday’s catcher rankings, three weeks after he announced his retirement.

6 months ago
Reply to  Rotoholic

Buster’s afterglow alone is worth a top ten ranking.

6 months ago
Reply to  Gregg

I think ADP vs. rank comparisons are very helpful. Subject to change between now and then, sure – but there’s utility tracking how the market progresses for certain players…

6 months ago
Reply to  Gregg

I remember a couple of years ago they were accompanied by notes. Not sure why those went away. It was good to at least have some sort of reasoning to go along with it.

6 months ago

Or if he actually participated in the comments discussion