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June Shortstop Rankings

Monday, June 02, 2014


Here are the June Rankings. Players are ranked for the remainder of the season based on how I believe they’ll perform in 5x5 leagues. Players are also listed at the positions where they’re most valuable, so if you don’t see that third baseman you’re looking for, he’s probably listed at second or short.

 

Click to see other June rankings:

Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH

 

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Shortstop Rankings

 

JuneShortstopTeamAprMay
1 Troy Tulowitzki Rockies 2 2
2 Hanley Ramirez Dodgers 1 1
3 Ian Desmond Nationals 5 3
4 Jose Reyes Blue Jays 4 4
5 Dee Gordon Dodgers 25 5
6 Starlin Castro Cubs 9 6
7 Elvis Andrus Rangers 3 7
8 Alexei Ramirez White Sox 10 8
9 Jean Segura Brewers 6 9
10 Ben Zobrist Rays 12 11
11 Xander Bogaerts Red Sox 14 3B 17
12 Everth Cabrera Padres 13 12
13 Jimmy Rollins Phillies 18 15
14 Jhonny Peralta Cardinals 16 14
15 Erick Aybar Angels 14 19
16 Jed Lowrie Athletics 15 13
17 Andrelton Simmons Braves 8 10
18 Alcides Escobar Royals 19 20
19 Asdrubal Cabrera Indians 11 18
20 Jonathan Villar Astros 26 21
21 Stephen Drew Red Sox 21 25
22 J.J. Hardy Orioles 17 22
23 Brad Miller Mariners 7 16
24 Chris Owings Diamondbacks 20 24
25 Derek Jeter Yankees 22 23
26 Yunel Escobar Rays 24 26
27 Brandon Crawford Giants 33 31
28 Nick Franklin Mariners 30 2B 38 2B
29 Zack Cozart Reds 23 29
30 Mike Aviles Indians 32 27
31 Wilmer Flores Mets 37 3B 36 3B
32 Danny Santana Twins 77 NR
33 Adeiny Hechavarria Marlins 29 28
34 Javier Baez Cubs 27 30
35 Eduardo Escobar Twins 52 33
36 Jordy Mercer Pirates 28 32
37 Brandon Hicks Giants 82 34
38 Eduardo Nunez Twins 34 37
39 Ruben Tejada Mets 30 35
40 Andrew Romine Tigers 39 3B 38
41 Marwin Gonzalez Astros 41 39
42 Nick Punto Athletics 57 NR
43 Cliff Pennington Diamondbacks 38 40
44 Eugenio Suarez Tigers 86 NR
45 Willie Bloomquist Mariners 58 2B 45 2B
46 Brendan Ryan Yankees 46 43
47 Rafael Furcal Marlins 31 36
48 Chris Taylor Mariners 76 NR
49 Pedro Ciriaco Royals 37 NR
50 Erisbel Arruebarruena Dodgers 84 NR

 

Dropping off: Greg Garcia (No. 41), Maicer Izturis (No. 42), Zach Walters (No. 44), Daniel Descalso (No. 45)

 

  • The Mariners have been forced to remain patient with Miller, what with Franklin looking even worse at the plate (and possessing less range at shortstop) and Taylor sidelined in Triple-A. Taylor probably would have gotten a shot 7-10 days ago if not for the broken finger he suffered at Triple-A Tacoma. He’ll remain on the shelf for a couple of more weeks, but he could get a look after that if Miller still hasn’t turned it around. I remain confident that Miller will hit at some point, but it really would be for the best if he were sent down to Triple-A for a couple of weeks to regain his swing.

 

  • Drew is set to debut on Monday and immediately downgrade the Red Sox infield. That’s not totally fair, of course, but Bogaerts and Brock Holt have both excelled of late and even Bogaerts’ defense at shortstop seems to have picked up. Drew should play regularly anyway, and he could have a little value in mixed leagues, though I’m not expecting much. A .250 average with about 10 homers the rest of the way seems right.

 

  • It might not be long before Suarez gets a look at shortstop in Detroit. The 22-year-old has played in nine games since being moved up to Triple-A and has hit .382/.447/.676 with two homers. Overall, he’s at .302/.365/.534 with eight homers and nine steals in 189 at-bats between Double- and Triple-A. I don’t expect that his bat will play nearly as well in the majors, but he’s still a whole lot more interesting than the team’s current options.


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 @matthewpouliot.
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