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June Shortstop Rankings

Monday, June 03, 2013


Welcome to the June shortstop rankings. Players are ranked based on how I believe they will perform in 5x5 leagues over the remainder of the season. Along with the position rankings, you'll find a fully updated top 300 list.

 

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Shortstop Rankings


Dropping off: Luis Cruz (50th)

 

  • I've been none too kind to Castro in some writings elsewhere, but I'm having a hard time dropping him here. It's so disappointing that he's still not growing as a player at age 23, but he should go back to hitting like he did the last two years and once that happens, he's probably a top-five shortstop. It helps that he gets more at-bats than anyone else at the position, maybe more than anyone else in the majors.

 

  • Gregorius has made a great first impression in Arizona, but I don't buy the power and he's a zero when it comes to stolen bases. He might have a little value in mixed leagues for as long as the Diamondbacks continue to bat him second, but I think he'll end up in the seventh or eighth spot when all is said and done.

 

 

RankShortstopTeam2013May
1 Troy Tulowitzki Rockies 1 1
2 Hanley Ramirez Dodgers 6 3
3 Jean Segura Brewers 26 8
4 Starlin Castro Cubs 3 2
5 Asdrubal Cabrera Indians 5 4
6 Ian Desmond Nationals 7 6
7 Ben Zobrist Rays 9 7
8 Elvis Andrus Rangers 4 9
9 Everth Cabrera Padres 16 13
10 Alcides Escobar Royals 14 5
11 Jimmy Rollins Phillies 10 11
12 Jose Reyes Blue Jays 2 16
13 Jhonny Peralta Tigers 22 18
14 Jed Lowrie Athletics 18 14
15 Alexei Ramirez White Sox 13 15
16 Erick Aybar Angels 8 12
17 Stephen Drew Red Sox 21 19
18 J.J. Hardy Orioles 19 20
19 Andrelton Simmons Braves 15 17
20 Marco Scutaro Giants 17 24
21 Nick Franklin Mariners 59 38
22 Derek Jeter Yankees 12 29
23 Yunel Escobar Rays 25 28
24 Didi Gregorius Diamondbacks 56 30
25 Zack Cozart Reds 23 22
26 Brandon Crawford Giants 34 21
27 Billy Hamilton Reds 35 26
28 Derek Dietrich Marlins 92 NR
29 Pete Kozma Cardinals 32 31
30 Danny Espinosa Nationals 20 25
31 Brian Dozier Twins 29 35
32 Sean Rodriguez Rays 45 37
33 Dee Gordon Dodgers 28 23
34 Pedro Florimon Jr. Twins 60 47
35 Mike Aviles Indians 33 33
36 Marwin Gonzalez Astros 50 32
37 Adeiny Hechavarria Marlins 36 41
38 Daniel Descalso Cardinals 39 46
39 Josh Rutledge Rockies 11 10
40 Ruben Tejada Mets 24 27
41 Eduardo Nunez Yankees 27 34
42 Maicer Izturis Blue Jays 30 36
43 Adam Rosales Athletics 53 2B 43
44 Nick Punto Dodgers 48 2B 37 2B
45 Willie Bloomquist Diamondbacks 44 44
46 Hiroyuki Nakajima Athletics 38 45
47 Miguel Tejada Royals 51 NR
48 Elliot Johnson Royals 61 NR
49 Clint Barmes Pirates 41 49
50 Cliff Pennington Diamondbacks 31 40
51 Brendan Ryan Mariners 47 NR
52 Freddy Galvis Phillies 46 2B NR
53 Ronny Cedeno Astros 43 39
54 Omar Quintanilla Mets 82 NR
55 Eric Sogard Athletics 40 48
56 Jordy Mercer Pirates 86 NR
57 Ramiro Pena Braves 85 NR
58 Eduardo Escobar Twins 62 3B 42
59 Jose Iglesias Red Sox 93 NR
60 Jamey Carroll Twins 46 NR


Matthew Pouliot is the Executive Editor of RotoWorld.com and has been doing the site's baseball projections for the last 10 years. Follow him on Twitter at matthewpouliot.
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