June Shortstop RankingsMonday, 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.
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Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH
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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.