Do yourself a favor and stay away from the top SS's.  Troy Tulowitzki, Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes and Ian Desmond will all be gone by the 5th round, just try not to have them on your team.  Stack up on outfielders, grab your corner infielders and worry about your SS much later in the draft!

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RankSSTeam
1Troy TulowitzkiCOL
2Hanley RamirezBOS
3Jose ReyesTOR
4Ian DesmondWSH
5Elvis AndrusTEX
6Alexei RamirezCWS
7Jimmy RollinsLAD
8Starlin CastroCHC
9Jhonny PeraltaSTL
10Erick AybarLAA
11J.J. HardyBAL
12Xander BogaertsBOS
13Alcides EscobarKC
14Javier BaezCHC
15Jean SeguraMIL
16Danny SantanaMIN
17Asdrubal CabreraTB
18Andrelton SimmonsATL
19Chris OwingsARI
20Jung-Ho KangPIT

Stats From Last Season

  • Troy Tulowitzki led all SS with a .340 BA but played just 91 games
    • Starlin Castro was next with a .292 average
      • Jose Reyes, Alcides Escobar and Hanley Ramirez hit better than .280
  • Ian Desmond's 24 HRs led all SS
    • Tulo and Johnny Peralata were the only others to hit at least 20
      • Jimmy Rollins and Alexei Ramirez only others to hit at least 15
  • Desmond led SS with 91 RBI
    • Peralta, A. Ramirez and HanRam only others with at least 70 RBI
  • Reyes scored 94 runs
    • A. Ramirez was next with 82 runs scored
      • Rollins and Erick Aybar the only others to score 75 runs or more
  • Peralta led with 38 doubles
    • Eduardo Escobar, HanRam, A. Ramirez, and Elvis Andrus each hit 35
      • A. Escobar, Castro, Reyes, Cabrera and Aybar hit at least 30
  • Adeiny Hechavarria and Brandon Crawford each hit 10 triples
  • Escobar led with 31 stolen bases
    • Reyes swiped 30 bags
      • Rollins and Andrus only other SS to steal 25+ bases
  • Desmond struck out 183 times
    • Xander Bogaerts was next with 138
      • Crawford the only other SS with 120+ Ks
        • 5 others struck out in 100+ ABs
  • Rollins walked 64 times
    • Crawford was 2nd with 59
      • Peralta, HanRam, Jed Lowire, Ruben Tejada and Tulo each drew 50+ base on balls

Finish Strong

  • Castro and Reyes hit .300 after the All-Star game
  • Desmond and A. Ramirez were the only SS to score 30 runs and drive in 30 runs after the break
  • Desmond, Reyes and Jose Ramirez each stole 10+ bases in the 2nd half

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