Shortstop ADP Market Report: 1/19/2021

With drafts beginning to ramp up, it is important to monitor where players are being draft on a regular basis. Throughout draft season, I will be doing that work for you with regular updates on the Average Draft Position on NFBC up until Opening Day.


Top 100 Players Rising
Adalberto Mondesi
(+5.91)- Mondesi is slowly moving towards being a top 20 pick in fantasy. The upside is huge considering his power and speed profile. The risk is huge as well when you are talking about a player that has a career .284 on base percentage and an almost 30% strikeout rate and has dealt with injuries in his short career. If you are risk averse then he is not the player for you, but if you shoot for the moon, Mondesi is a rocket that can take you there.


Top 100 Players Falling
Corey Seager (-6.46)- I am a little surprised to see Seager beginning to drop. Part of that is because we are starting to see a huge rise in pitching in the top 25-50 picks. Seager had a monster season after two years in 2018 and 2019 that were shortened by injuries. His StatCast data was out of this world and there is no reason to think that if he can stay on the field like he did in 2020, he could return top 20 value, but there is still risk that the injuries pop back up.


Top 200 Players Rising
Tommy Edman (17.38)- See the article in this series on second basemen.


Top 200 Players Falling
Jonathan Villar (-10.96)- See the article in this series on second basemen.

Didi Gregorius (-12.63)- Gregorius is dropping in drafts in part because he has yet to sign with a team. He shrugged off the injury bug in 2020 to put up a really nice season and play in every game for the Phillies. There are some concerns aside from him still being a free agent. His StatCast data is really ugly. His exit velocity and hard hit percentage were both in the bottom eight percentile of the league and his barrel percentage wasn’t much better. He has benefited from nice home parks from his career and I have doubts he can keep hitting for the same kind of power if he lands in a worse park than Philly or New York. I am fading him until I see him sign like many others appear to be.


Top 300 Players Rising
Ha-Seong Kim (+45.68)- Kim had another larger jump in ADP which is directly tied to his signing in San Diego. He has shown power and speed in the KBO, hitting 30 home runs and stealing 23 bases, with a .306/.397/523 triple slash in 138 games in 2020. I don’t have any questions that the speed and hit tool will carry over after watching him during the MLB shut down last spring. I do have some concerns that the power won’t translate as well, We have seen some power hitters do well from the KBO like Eric Thames and others fail like ByungHo Park 박병호. The upside is huge, but there is risk considering how stacked this Padres team has become.

Andres Gimenez (+26.43)- See the article in this series on second basemen.

Chris Taylor (+14.22)- Taylor has been an under appreciated fantasy player for a few years, but it seems like people are starting to catch on a bit. He is triple eligible and he has now been a full time player in two of the last three seasons. With it looking like Joc Pederson and Enrique Hernandez won’t be back, Taylor should be in line for a full time role once again and should deliver his draft value and more.

Willi Castro (+14.37)- Castro is emerging as a popular sleeper among fantasy players this year after having a surprising power burst in 2020 considering that he was expected to be more of a hit tool and speed kind of asset. I am definitely not sold on the power considering his atrocious exit velocity and hard hit percentage. The speed is definitely there and I buy into the hit tool, but I do worry that the speed won’t translate into a ton of stolen bases at the Major League level. The Tigers were tied with the fifth fewest stolen bases in the Majors and new manager A.J. Hinch was not one who pushed it on the bases in Houston. If the price goes up much more, he becomes a player to fade.


Top 300 Players Falling
Wander Franco (-64.07)- Franco had another big tumble in the ADP which is probably tied to him leaving Winter League ball with a biceps injury. Franco is widely considered the best prospect in the game, but there are some concerning things aside from the injury. Some information came out that his launch angle was minuscule and that the power may not be there yet. Long term, he still is a beast of a prospect, but being in Tampa, who knows when he will be up? However, the cheaper he becomes, the more enticing he is in deeper formats. Risk/reward play.

Shortstop ADP Market Report: 12/1/2020-1/19/2021
12/1/2020-1/19/2021 Player Team Position(s) 10/1/2020-10/31/2020 11/1/2020-11/30/2020 Change
2.7 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS 3.5 3.26 0.56
7.05 Trea Turner WAS SS 6.5 7.07 0.02
11.62 Trevor Story COL SS 10.75 11.56 -0.06
16.45 Francisco Lindor CLE SS 15.25 17.04 0.59
22.68 Adalberto Mondesi KC SS 31 28.59 5.91
23.02 Bo Bichette TOR SS 18.75 19.15 -3.87
35.05 Corey Seager LAD SS 32.25 28.59 -6.46
35.37 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS 35 36.67 1.3
40.67 Tim Anderson CWS SS 42.75 38.33 -2.34
69.17 Gleyber Torres NYY SS 68.25 66.33 -2.84
71.96 Javier Baez CHC SS 74.75 73.19 1.23
103.27 Dansby Swanson ATL SS 116.25 103.07 -0.2
126.88 Carlos Correa HOU SS 131.25 128.56 1.68
127.66 Tommy Edman STL 2B, 3B, SS, OF 133.75 145.04 17.38
141.48 Jonathan Villar TOR 2B, SS 119.25 130.52 -10.96
147.45 Marcus Semien OAK SS 139.75 142.3 -5.15
154.78 Jake Cronenworth SD 1B, 2B, SS 160.75 157.81 3.03
165.62 Ha-Seong Kim FA SS 271.25 211.3 45.68
167.41 Didi Gregorius PHI SS 161.5 154.78 -12.63
188.35 Andres Gimenez NYM 2B, 3B, SS 223.75 214.78 26.43
209.87 Jorge Polanco MIN SS 206 195.63 -14.24
217.76 David Fletcher LAA 2B, 3B, SS 221.25 219.74 1.98
217.78 Chris Taylor LAD 2B, SS, OF 250 232 14.22
222.17 Paul DeJong STL SS 233.25 216.7 -5.47
230.96 Willi Castro DET 3B, SS 239 245.33 14.37
282.57 Mauricio Dubon SF 2B, SS, OF 347.5 311.37 28.8
290.32 Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX 3B, SS 378.25 314.78 24.46
295.18 Wander Franco TB SS 200.25 231.11 -64.07
303.01 Joey Wendle TB 2B, 3B, SS 323.75 309.78 6.77
314.38 Willy Adames TB SS 286.25 286.96 -27.42
332 Amed Rosario NYM SS 350.75 358.78 26.78
375.1 Miguel Rojas MIA SS 378.75 390 14.9
378.1 Nick Ahmed ARZ SS 353.25 386.3 8.2
392.56 Jose Iglesias LAA SS 379 393.11 0.55
395.85 Luis Urias MLW 2B, 3B, SS 394 401.96 6.11
398.28 Niko Goodrum DET 2B, SS 430.5 434.22 35.94
415.1 J.P. Crawford SEA SS 426 422.26 7.16
425.57 Nico Hoerner CHC 2B, SS 500 461.96 36.39
439.48 Jazz Chisholm MIA 2B, SS 404 419.7 -19.78
447.12 Elvis Andrus TEX SS 337 360.67 -86.45
467.1 Andrelton Simmons LAA SS 472 466.81 -0.29
502.29 Jeter Downs BOS SS 529.25 510.41 8.12
502.99 Orlando Arcia MLW SS 505.25 513.93 10.94
508.82 Pat Valaika BAL 1B, 2B, SS 575 550.33 41.51
521.21 Kevin Newman PIT 2B, SS 503.5 505.33 -15.88
525.7 Anderson Tejeda TEX SS 503.25 493.74 -31.96
532.32 Brandon Crawford SF SS 582 515.56 -16.76
596.54 Erik Gonzalez PIT 3B, SS 697.5 636.3 39.76
599.89 Freddy Galvis CIN 2B, SS 580 583.7 -16.19
623.98 Jose Garcia CIN SS 542.75 560.19 -63.79
627.41 Royce Lewis MIN SS 586.25 605.33 -22.08
664.61 Leury Garcia CWS SS 639.5 628.96 -35.65
701.07 Tyler Wade NYY 2B, SS 723.25 681.19 -19.88
706.49 Tyler Freeman CLE SS 669.75 704 -2.49
728.13 Bobby Witt Jr. KC SS 730 664.41 -63.72
728.39 Owen Miller CLE SS 695.5 724.63 -3.76
730.13 Ramon Urias BAL SS NA 747.3 17.17
735.24 Oneil Cruz PIT SS 742.5 735.74 0.5
737.9 Austin Martin TOR SS 686.5 725.44 -12.46
739.68 Richie Martin BAL SS NA NA NA
740.16 Yu Chang CLE SS NA 750.37 10.21
741.23 Eric Sogard MLW 2B, 3B, SS 735.5 749.3 8.07
742.28 Joe Panik TOR 2B, 3B, SS 720.25 734.3 -7.98
745.21 Ehire Adrianza MIN 3B, SS NA 750.59 5.38
745.27 Kyle Farmer CIN 2B, SS NA 748.78 3.51
748.39 Nick Gordon MIN SS NA 747.15 -1.24
748.98 Marco Luciano SF SS NA 745.93 -3.05
749.37 Santiago Espinal TOR SS NA NA NA
749.51 Ryan Vilade COL SS NA NA NA
750.62 CJ Abrams SD SS 735.25 744.93 -5.69
Draft Champions Data from 12/1/2020-1/19/2021

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, 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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Prophet of the Sandlotmember
1 year ago

Isiah Kiner-Falefa……is there opportunity (at bats), upside and value at this position (SS/MI) for Isiah. He seems to add a little in every category.

Prophet of the Sandlotmember
1 year ago

Adames also looks like a value pick in this group.

1 year ago

Agreed Adames somehow struggled after getting glasses, but I have read that he is practically blind, and is getting it worked on this offseason. I owned him in a few high dollar leagues last year, and he seems to be young enough that a power boost could certainly happen. He was tied for 11th in the league last year in doubles, and from watching most his at bats he came so close to 5+ more home runs.

1 year ago

his value is that he is C elig but doesnt play much C

1 year ago
Reply to  OTMHeartBBC

I was looking at him earlier in the offseason, and I think this price is based on using him as a 3B/SS. I think he’d rate as around the 7th-10th best catcher if eligible, which would comfortably put him in the top 200.

1 year ago
Reply to  OTMHeartBBC

He isn’t catcher eligible anywhere but maybe Yahoo. He is going to steal bases, and get fulltime at bats. That is where the value is, around his ADP there isn’t a lot of guys without PT risks.

1 year ago
Reply to  OTMHeartBBC

He did not play catcher at all in 2020 so unless a format is carrying over 2019 eligibility, he will not be C eligible. Shame because he was a fantastic fill-in at C in 2020.

1 year ago
Reply to  Anon

I know. Forgot where I read it, but Yahoo I think is carrying over 2019 eligibility, hence why I said Yahoo.