Shortstop ADP Market Report: 12/17/21

With drafts beginning to ramp up, it is important to monitor where players are being drafted 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. You can find all the pieces in this series here.

Top 100 Players Rising

None

Top 100 Players Falling

Corey Seager (-10.17)- Usually when a player signs a deal, much less a big deal, his ADP will rise. However, Seager is falling in drafts, likely due to the Rangers being a really bad landing spot in terms of lineup and park. There is no doubting Seager’s talent, but this is not a great situation and he has struggled to stay healthy, having not played in more than 134 games in a season since 2017. 

Top 200 Players Rising

Nicky Lopez (+10.98)- Lopez is likely rising due to people, including me, becoming aware of just how good his 2021 season was. If you didn’t have Lopez on a fantasy team last year, you missed out on a 22 stolen base and .300 batting average season. Now, I don’t buy the batting average, he had a .347 BABIP (career .307) and a .239 xBA, but the speed is legit as it gets. Even if the average craters, he can steal 20+ bases and that is nothing to sneeze at as long as the price doesn’t jump much more. 

Top 200 Players Falling

None

Top 300 Players Rising

Josh Rojas (+10.08)- See the piece in this series on second basemen. 

Andres Gimenez (+16.45)- Gimenez’s rise likely has to do with his strong September to end the season where he hit .271 with three home runs and four stolen bases. That being said, the floor we saw at the beginning of the season was still in the profile. He was still sporting a 51.5% O-Swing percentage which helped lead to a 28% strikeout rate. There is talent here with enough power to play and plenty of speed, but the floor is still extremely low. The price right now is pretty affordable, but if it continues to rise, he won’t be worth the risk. 

Jonathan Villar (+13.53)- Villar’s rise is surprising considering he has not signed a deal yet, but it is a pretty good assumption he will land somewhere and be able to offer similar value to what he did in New York. Initially I was scared by his lack of contract, but after discussing it on our most recent podcast, I am planning on getting a few shares at this price. 

Top 300 Players Falling

None

Others of Note

Taylor Walls (+53.98)- Walls rise likely is in response to the Rays trading Wendle to Miami. That being said, I don’t think this means he is a full time player in Tampa and there is still a chance he doesn’t even make the Opening Day roster. 

Jose Barrero (-10.42)- Barrero’s drop probably has to do with the lack of a clear spot for him in Cincinnati. The Reds appear to be heading towards a tear down or rebuild, but they may have issues moving some of their contracts that are blocking Barrero from assuming an every day role. I think he gets there eventually, but you may have to wait a while. 

Tyler Wade (+72.08)- Wade’s rise has to due to the Angels trading for him. Right now, he is slated to play pretty regularly, but I fully expect the Angels to be in on Story and Correa which would move Wade back to a reserve player. However, he is multi-positional eligible and can be a useful piece in deep formats. 

Cole Tucker (+41.78)- I don’t know why Tucker is rising except for the fact that he was extremely low in the ADP. I am a fan though. He has power and speed and led off some down the stretch for the Pirates. I expect him to be a super utility guy for the Pirates with a ton of upside and he should be on about 90% of my teams this season. 

Shortstop ADP Market Report: 12/17/21
11/15/21-12/17/21 Player Team Position(s) 10/1/21-11/14/21 Change
1.78 Trea Turner LAD 2B, SS 1.94 0.16
2.04 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS, OF 1.67 -0.37
5.07 Bo Bichette TOR SS 5.22 0.15
30.33 Marcus Semien TEX 2B, SS 27.78 -2.55
38.89 Tim Anderson CWS SS 38 -0.89
41.44 Trevor Story COL SS 43.17 1.73
42.56 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS 39.83 -2.73
48.33 Wander Franco TB SS 48.5 0.17
50.11 Francisco Lindor NYM SS 51.78 1.67
66.63 Javier Baez DET 2B, SS 67.06 0.43
72.89 Corey Seager TEX SS 62.72 -10.17
72.96 Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA 2B, SS 76.17 3.21
89.07 Bobby Witt Jr. KC SS 90.61 1.54
90.96 Jorge Polanco MIN 2B, SS 89.22 -1.74
97.78 Carlos Correa HOU SS 91.67 -6.11
124.59 Jake Cronenworth SD 1B, 2B, SS 122.83 -1.76
125.26 Dansby Swanson ATL SS 126.78 1.52
143.15 Willy Adames MLW SS 139.56 -3.59
157.37 Chris Taylor LAD 2B, SS, OF 161 3.63
159.41 Gleyber Torres NYY SS 160.78 1.37
163.81 Brendan Rodgers COL 2B, SS 155.83 -7.98
167.11 Amed Rosario CLE SS 174.28 7.17
176.52 Luis Urias MLW 2B, 3B, SS 180.39 3.87
181.85 Nicky Lopez KC SS 192.83 10.98
207.33 Gavin Lux LAD 2B, SS 207.89 0.56
209.07 Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B, SS 204.44 -4.63
212.41 Brandon Crawford SF SS 207.17 -5.24
238.59 Josh Rojas ARZ 2B, SS, OF 248.67 10.08
253.74 Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX SS 250.33 -3.41
261.48 Oneil Cruz PIT SS 265.17 3.69
266.22 Andres Gimenez CLE 2B, SS 282.67 16.45
267.3 Jonathan Villar NYM 3B, SS 280.83 13.53
278.15 Gio Urshela NYY 3B, SS 271.22 -6.93
308.93 J.P. Crawford SEA SS 310.67 1.74
326.04 David Fletcher LAA 2B, SS 318.33 -7.71
343.11 Miguel Rojas MIA SS 355.56 12.45
343.67 Joey Wendle MIA 3B, SS 353.56 9.89
380.74 Edmundo Sosa STL 2B, SS 360.33 -20.41
384.04 Ha-Seong Kim SD 2B, 3B, SS 398.06 14.02
408.48 Jose Barrero CIN SS 398.06 -10.42
416.04 Didi Gregorius PHI SS 401.44 -14.6
425.48 Ramon Urias BAL 2B, SS 467.17 41.69
438.56 Paul DeJong STL SS 432.61 -5.95
482.44 Niko Goodrum DET SS 466.22 -16.22
484.07 Bryson Stott PHI SS 502.06 17.99
492.15 Willi Castro DET 2B, SS 460.44 -31.71
509.48 Tyler Wade LAA 3B, SS, OF 581.56 72.08
517.33 Nick Ahmed ARZ SS 536.17 18.84
520.48 Kyle Farmer CIN SS 502.89 -17.59
550.85 Jose Iglesias BOS SS 570.78 19.93
570.74 Elvis Andrus OAK SS 573.33 2.59
581.11 Alcides Escobar WAS SS 639.56 58.45
586.63 Mauricio Dubon SF 2B, SS, OF 576 -10.63
601.22 Jeremy Pena HOU SS 639.56 38.34
603.07 Freddy Galvis PHI SS 566 -37.07
617.74 CJ Abrams SD SS 611.94 -5.8
620.78 Kevin Newman PIT SS 658.44 37.66
626.04 Royce Lewis MIN SS 597.89 -28.15
626.59 Andrelton Simmons MIN SS 681.06 54.47
626.89 Cole Tucker PIT SS 668.67 41.78
640.37 Geraldo Perdomo ARZ SS 642.78 2.41
653.41 Taylor Walls TB SS 707.39 53.98
661.52 Jeter Downs BOS SS 658.33 -3.19
696.52 Harold Castro DET 2B, SS 698.11 1.59
699.67 Thairo Estrada SF SS 716.72 17.05
715.26 Oswald Peraza NYY SS 709.17 -6.09
715.56 Jordan Groshans TOR SS 717.11 1.55
720.04 Sergio Alcantara CHC 2B, SS 729 8.96
731.93 Anthony Volpe FA SS 733.72 1.79
732.81 Gabriel Arias CLE SS NA
739.04 Nick Maton PHI 2B, SS NA
739.7 Ronald Torreyes PHI 3B, SS 727.33 -12.37
740.96 Luis Rengifo LAA SS NA
741.04 Andrew Velazquez LAA SS NA
747.63 Dee Strange-Gordon MLW SS NA
747.74 Zack Short DET SS NA
747.93 Richie Martin BAL SS 748.5 0.57
748.26 Ryan Kreidler FA SS 748.56 0.3
SOURCE: https://nfc.shgn.com/adp/baseball
ADP and positional eligibility is based on NFBC Draft Champion 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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rossredcaymember
7 months ago

You declared cole tucker the next Mullins, of course hes rising!