Justin Mason’s Final 2022 Shortstop Ranks (w/Comments)

With the season upon us, it is time to drop my final edition of my positional ranks. I will continue to update them live on the Sleeper and the Bust Patreon until the season gets underway and in-season as well.

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

Justin Mason’s Shortstop Base Ranks: 3/29/22
Rank Player Team Position(s) ADP Notes
1 Trea Turner LAD 2B, SS 1.35 #1 player on my board
2 Bo Bichette TOR SS 4.62 I don’t know that the ceiling is much higher, but he is a stud. #4 overall player for me.
3 Tim Anderson CWS SS 27.6 All around contributor with some injury risk.
4 Trevor Story BOS SS 34.67 Will gain 2B eligibility early, but will he run less in Boston?
5 Francisco Lindor NYM SS 51.96 Great spring gives me hope of a strong bounceback.
6 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS 45.38 Boring but reliable
7 Marcus Semien TEX 2B, SS 43.67 Hate may be going too far.
8 Javier Báez DET 2B, SS 62.1 Power and speed will play in Detroit.
9 Jorge Polanco MIN 2B, SS 77.23 I believe in the breakout.
10 Wander Franco TB SS 56.71 I don’t think the power/speed ceiling is as high as others in 2022. Has struggled in spring.
11 Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA 2B, SS 72.67 Huge upside if he can stay healthy.
12 Bobby Witt Jr. KC SS 90.63 Should gain 3B eligibility which will be great
13 Dansby Swanson ATL SS 117.9 I used to fade, but now I am fine withthe price.
14 Willy Adames MLW SS 123.42 Move to Milwaukee let him finally breakout.
15 Carlos Correa MIN SS 108.21 Injury history, and lack of speed have me fading him, but Minnesota is a decent landing spot.
16 Jake Cronenworth SD 1B, 2B, SS 128.33 Love the triple eligiblity on a great team
17 Corey Seager LAD SS 89.58 Injury history, lack of speed and bad lineup have me fading him
18 Chris Taylor LAD 2B, SS, OF 141.46 Second half average drop is a bit concerning.
19 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS, OF 28.4 Out three months makes him hard to roster.
20 Amed Rosario CLE SS 148.38 Underrated for what he brings to the table.
21 Eugenio Suárez SEA 3B, SS 195.06 I think the September changes mean a rebound for 2022.
22 Gleyber Torres NYY SS 144.86 I am a bit worried about his playing time with the additions of IKF and Donaldson.
23 Nicky Lopez KC SS 236.52 Discounted for lack of pop.
24 Andrés Giménez CLE 2B, SS 239.02 Finally began to produce at the end of the season. Probably underrated.
25 Brendan Rodgers COL 2B, SS 172.33 If healthy, he could be really good, but I need to see him stay on the field.
26 Brandon Crawford SF SS 213.5 No way he repeats, but still viable.
27 Jonathan Villar CHC 3B, SS 239.31 Should play a lot in Chicago and steal a lot of bases.
28 Luis Urías MLW 2B, 3B, SS 165.71 Injury drops him some.
29 Oneil Cruz PIT SS 196.1 Could be a stud once he is up, but the Pirates are playing service time games.
30 Gio Urshela MIN 3B, SS 283.34 I actually like the move to Minnesota for him, but injuries last year scare me.
31 Paul DeJong STL SS 388.55 Reworking his swing could mean a return to relevance. Hitting the ball hard in spring so far!
32 Isiah Kiner-Falefa NYY SS 279.62 Great landing spot in NYY. Apparently has been working with Justin Turner’s hitting coach.
33 Cole Tucker PIT SS 571.5 Looks good in spring!
34 Josh Rojas ARZ 2B, SS, OF 234.44 I want to believe, but the StatCast profile is gross.
35 Miguel Rojas MIA SS 340.88 Some cheap speed if you need it late.
36 J.P. Crawford SEA SS 340.21 Will rack up a bunch of runs leading off.
37 Jeremy Pena HOU SS 401.35 With Correa gone, he is a really interesting sleeper.
38 Gavin Lux LAD 2B, SS 253.31 Blocked from a full time role for now.
39 Didi Gregorius PHI SS 430.04 I think his time is about done.
40 Kyle Farmer CIN SS 458.73 At somepoint, I think he loses this job.
41 David Fletcher LAA 2B, SS 337.32 Will play everyday.
42 José Iglesias COL SS 586.73 Best possible landing spot
43 Ha-Seong Kim SD 2B, 3B, SS 322.25 Has a role with Tatis out.
44 Joey Wendle MIA 3B, SS 345.25 Kind of boring but should play somewhat regularly.
45 Edmundo Sosa STL 2B, SS 408.34 Looks like he could have a job on Opening Day.
46 Willi Castro DET 2B, SS 520.57 Last year’s bust is still pretty young.
47 Elvis Andrus OAK SS 515.27 Will play a lot in Oakland, but that lineup is about to be really bad.
48 Tyler Wade NYY 3B, SS, OF 419.73 Could be really interesting as a super utility guy.
49 Taylor Walls TB SS 548.82 Could find himself in a super utility role in Tampa.
50 Andrelton Simmons CHC SS 658.43 Pretty decent landing spot where he should play everyday.
51 Ramón Urías BAL 2B, SS 425.7 Could be interesting if he is a full time player.
52 Nick Ahmed ARZ SS 512.93 Defense first guy will continue to play.
53 Bryson Stott PHI SS 438.46 Could find a role if Philly decides to replace Didi.
54 Jose Barrero CIN SS 367.7 At somepoint he should replce Farmer. May take longer given his spring.
55 Alcides Escobar WAS SS 575.84 Could play a decent amount.
56 Geraldo Perdomo ARZ SS 659.39 He is the future in Arizona, but I don’t know when he is a full time Major Leaguer.
57 Jeter Downs BOS SS 722.48 Maybe up earlier than expected with Tatis down.
58 CJ Abrams SD SS 599.91 Could be up at somepoint late.
59 Sergio Alcantara CHC 2B, SS 741.32 Might play a fair amount as a utility infielder.
60 Royce Lewis MIN SS 704.93 Former top prospect needs to find health to unlock tools.
61 Kevin Newman PIT SS 611.84 Probably just a utility guy
62 Luis Rengifo LAA SS 717.98 Probably a backup infielder.
63 Jordan Groshans TOR SS 743.86 Could be up at somepoint late.
64 Thairo Estrada SF SS 708.84 Blocked
65 Mauricio Dubon SF 2B, SS, OF 615.39 Blocked
ADP is based on NFBC Draft Champions leagues during the. month of March.

Ranks are for 5×5 Roto leagues.

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

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5 months ago

Where would you place CJ Abrams if he makes the team out of ST (or gets an early call-up)? There are rumblings he has a chance.