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May Shortstop Rankings

by Matthew Pouliot

Up this week are the May rest-of-season position rankings and overall top 300. Remember that players are listed where they’re most valuable, so if you don’t see someone you’re looking for, check another position. Designated hitters are listed with the first basemen.

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

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Shortstop Rankings

May Shortstop Team 2019
1 Trevor Story Rockies 1
2 Francisco Lindor Indians 3
3 Alex Bregman Astros 4
4 Javier Baez Cubs 6
5 Trea Turner Nationals 2
6 Xander Bogaerts Red Sox 5
7 Carlos Correa Astros 8
8 Adalberto Mondesi Royals 9
9 Tim Anderson White Sox 15
10 Manny Machado Padres 7
11 Elvis Andrus Rangers 14
12 Jonathan Villar Orioles 4 2B
13 Jean Segura Phillies 10
14 Corey Seager Dodgers 11
15 Ketel Marte Diamondbacks 13
16 Paul DeJong Cardinals 19
17 Gleyber Torres Yankees 17
18 Fernando Tatis Jr. Padres 26
19 Jorge Polanco Twins 24
20 Amed Rosario Mets 18
21 Jose Peraza Reds 12
22 Andrelton Simmons Angels 21
23 Dansby Swanson Braves 34
24 Marcus Semien Athletics 28
25 Asdrubal Cabrera Rangers 22
26 Willy Adames Rays 23
27 Garrett Hampson Rockies 16
28 Marwin Gonzalez Twins 25
29 Eduardo Escobar Diamondbacks 29
30 Didi Gregorius Yankees 31
31 Scott Kingery Phillies 32
32 Lourdes Gurriel Blue Jays 20
33 Cole Tucker Pirates 58
34 Tim Beckham Mariners 38
35 Jurickson Profar Athletics 27
36 Enrique Hernandez Dodgers 41
37 Brendan Rodgers Rockies 49
38 Orlando Arcia Brewers 33
39 Freddy Galvis Blue Jays 39
40 Carter Kieboom Nationals 69
41 Nick Ahmed Diamondbacks 43
42 Addison Russell Cubs 36
43 Chris Taylor Dodgers 30
44 Aledmys Diaz Astros 35
45 Daniel Robertson Rays 42
46 Hernan Perez Brewers 40
47 Brandon Crawford Giants 37
48 Jose Iglesias Reds 44
49 Bo Bichette Blue Jays 48
50 J.P. Crawford Mariners 46
51 Mauricio Dubon Brewers 45
52 Troy Tulowitzki Yankees 50
53 Wilmer Difo Nationals 42 2B
54 Jorge Mateo Athletics 61
55 Kevin Newman Pirates 56


Dropping off: Jordy Mercer (47th), Jose Reyes (51st), JT Riddle (52nd), Richie Martin (53rd)


  • I didn’t think Tim Anderson was going to break through as a hitter this year, and I’m still not convinced that he’ll be an above average bat the rest of the way. However, he’s a good enough bet in homers and steals to warrant a spot in the top 10 at the extremely deep shortstop position. The top 11 players here are all in the first 50 of this month’s top 300.
  • Garrett Hampson entered the year as one of the league’s most intriguing sleepers, but though he’s received plenty of playing time in Colorado, he has been thoroughly unimpressive while hitting .184/.203/.276 with a 21/2 K/BB ratio in 80 plate appearances. He’s at the bottom of the league when it comes to exit velocity, too. He still has two big things going for him: Coors Field and about as much steal potential as anyone in the NL. However, he probably belongs in Triple-A right now.
  • With Hampson disappointing and Ryan McMahon also not doing a whole lot yet, it’s worth wondering if the Rockies will give Brendan Rodgers a shot at second base. Rodgers is playing mostly second base in Triple-A and hitting .326/.396/.629 for Albuquerque. He’ll be worth trying in mixed leagues if he gets the call.

Matthew Pouliot
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.