Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fantasy Baseball Rankings - Shortstop - End of Season Update

** - Break out season candidates



NameTeamEnd of Season
Ranking
Preseason
Ranking
All Star Break
Ranking
Troy TulowitzkiCOL123
Asdrubal CabreraCLE2222
Starlin CastroCHC3104
José ReyesNYM441
Elvis AndrusTEX577
Alexei RamírezCWS696
Jimmy RollinsPHI7145
Derek JeterNYY8315
Jhonny PeraltaDET9128
Erick AybarLAA101811


NameTeamEnd of Season
Ranking
Preseason
Ranking
All Star Break
Ranking
J.J. HardyBAL112418
Yunel EscobarTOR121610
Ian Desmond**WAS132721
Cliff PenningtonOAK141926
Alcides Escobar**KC152613
Yuniesky BetancourtMIL16824
Jason BartlettSD172819
Álex GonzálezATL182320
Marco ScutaroBOS19632
Hanley RamírezFLA20112
Brendan RyanSEA213322
Clint BarmesHOU223430
Ryan TheriotSTL232514
Orlando CabreraSF2431#N/A
Stephen DrewARI2559
Ronny CedeñoPIT262925
Alexi CasillaMIN272016
Willie BloomquistARI28#N/A41
Jeff KeppingerSF293042
Jed LowrieBOS30#N/A28

2010 INFO
  • Short stops batted .263 last season.
  • Troy Tulowitzki led SS with 27 long balls.  Alex Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez were the only others to eclipse the 20 HR mark.
  • Tulo, AGonz, and Jhonny Peralta each had 80+ RBI.  Tulo led with 95.
  • Hanley and Elvis Andrus led with 32 stolen bases.  Jose Reyes was right behind them right 30 and Cliff Pennington swiped 29 bags.
  • AGonz, Ian Desmond, Stephen Drew, Ronny Cedeno, and Jhonny Peralta each whiffed over 100s.



Break Out Season Candidates
Ian DesmondWASIan Desmond has all the potential in the world to become a top 10 SS in this league. In his last season in the minors between AA-AAA he batting .330. Obviously you can not expect him to replicate this as he is only a career .259 minor league hitter but as a SS if he can hit above .270 in the Bigs and hit 10-15 HRs atop an up and coming Nationals team, Desmond can score some runs and can easily steal 20+ bases. Look for Desmond to put it all together this season at the age of 25.
Alcides EscobarKCEscobar really dissapointed last season for the Brewers after hitting over .300 in his first stint with the squad. Alcides was packaged in a deal for Zach Greinke and is now the leader of the Royals talented infield. If he gets slotted at the top of the lineup in front of Billy Butler, Mike Aviles and Kila Ka'aihue, Escobar could see 100 runs on top of 30 - 40 SBs.
Reid BrignacTBAs the opening day SS for the Rays, Brignac may finally see 600 ABs. In just 301 ABs last season he drove in 45 runs and hit 8 HRs, while batting .256. There will be very little pressure for Brignac to produce so he should be comfortable hitting towards the bottom of a very good lineup. There will be plenty of RBI opportunites for him and as his minor league stats show ( .281BA, 74HRs, and 358RBI) Brignac can swing the bat.


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