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August Shortstop Rankings

Monday, August 05, 2013


Welcome to the August 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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Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH

 

 

 Shortstop Rankings


Dropping off: Pedro Ciriaco (No. 42), Willie Bloomquist (No. 45), Dee Gordon (No. 57), Munenori Kawasaki (No. 59), Adam Rosales (No. 60)

 

 

  • Derek Jeter's setback with his calf dropped him three spots from No. 17 to No. 20.

 

  • I decided to stick Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera in the mid-40s, since it looks like they'll begin serving 50-game suspensions this week. Maybe one of the two will throw us a changeup.

 

  • Nick Franklin's Rookie of the Year bid is being derailed by strikeouts. He fanned just 17 times in 98 at-bats in June, but it jumped all of the way to 37 times in 94 at-bats last month. He's 0-for-14 with five strikeouts through three games in August. He also hasn't attempted a steal since June 29. His power has been impressive, but he should be a better all-around player than this.

 

  • My guess is that the Red Sox are going to give Xander Bogaerts a look at third base within the next couple of weeks. I don't see him tearing it up right away, but he should hit some doubles and be a decent run producer towards the bottom of a very productive lineup. If he does get the call, he'll quickly jump into the top 20 of the shortstop rankings.

 

 

RankShortstopTeam2013MayJuneJuly
1 Troy Tulowitzki Rockies 1 1 1 1
2 Hanley Ramirez Dodgers 6 3 2 2
3 Jose Reyes Blue Jays 2 16 12 4
4 Jean Segura Brewers 26 8 3 3
5 Ian Desmond Nationals 7 6 6 5
6 Ben Zobrist Rays 9 7 7 7
7 Asdrubal Cabrera Indians 5 4 5 6
8 Elvis Andrus Rangers 4 9 8 9
9 Starlin Castro Cubs 3 2 4 11
10 Erick Aybar Angels 8 12 16 14
11 Jimmy Rollins Phillies 10 11 11 10
12 Brad Miller Mariners NR NR NR 21
13 J.J. Hardy Orioles 19 20 18 15
14 Jed Lowrie Athletics 18 14 14 16
15 Alexei Ramirez White Sox 13 15 15 17
16 Nick Franklin Mariners 59 38 21 18
17 Stephen Drew Red Sox 21 19 17 20
18 Andrelton Simmons Braves 15 17 19 24
19 Junior Lake Cubs 104 NR NR NR
20 Derek Jeter Yankees 12 29 22 19
21 Alcides Escobar Royals 14 5 10 12
22 Brian Dozier Twins 29 35 31 29
23 Marco Scutaro Giants 17 24 20 22
24 Brandon Crawford Giants 34 21 26 27
25 Yunel Escobar Rays 25 28 23 26
26 Jonathan Villar Astros 95 NR NR NR
27 Xander Bogaerts Red Sox 109 NR NR NR
28 Zack Cozart Reds 23 22 25 25
29 Didi Gregorius Diamondbacks 56 30 24 28
30 Miguel Tejada Royals 51 NR 47 51
31 Maicer Izturis Blue Jays 30 36 42 33
32 Jose Iglesias Tigers 93 NR 59 31
33 Billy Hamilton Reds 35 26 27 36
34 Adeiny Hechavarria Marlins 36 41 37 38
35 Pedro Florimon Jr. Twins 60 47 34 40
36 Eric Sogard Athletics 40 48 55 43
37 Mike Aviles Indians 33 33 35 34
38 Daniel Descalso Cardinals 39 46 38 35
39 Jordy Mercer Pirates 86 NR 56 32
40 Eduardo Nunez Yankees 27 34 41 44
41 Pete Kozma Cardinals 32 31 29 37
42 Justin Turner Mets 35 2B NR NR NR
43 Jhonny Peralta Tigers 22 18 13 13
44 Everth Cabrera Padres 16 13 9 8
45 Ed Lucas Marlins NR NR NR 49
46 Jayson Nix Yankees 45 2B NR NR 48
47 Sean Rodriguez Rays 45 37 32 50
48 Cody Ransom Cubs 68 NR NR 58
49 Clint Barmes Pirates 41 49 49 NR
50 Ronny Cedeno Padres 43 39 53 54
51 Jonathan Herrera Rockies 54 NR NR 46
52 Josh Rutledge Rockies 11 10 39 23
53 Cliff Pennington Diamondbacks 31 40 50 53
54 Danny Espinosa Nationals 20 25 30 47
55 Nick Punto Dodgers 48 2B 37 2B 44 52
56 Derek Dietrich Marlins 92 NR 28 30
57 Omar Quintanilla Mets 82 NR 54 55
58 Jake Elmore Astros 73 NR NR 41
59 Ruben Tejada Mets 24 27 40 39
60 Elliot Johnson Royals 61 NR 48 56


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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