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2014 Fantasy Baseball Shortstop Rankings

Shortstops usually are the best fielders on the team, but unfortunately they don't always bring a big bat to the game. It's rare to have a shortstop who will provide much offensively, so if they're out there then it's important to grab one before they're gone.

Hanley Ramirez and Troy Tulowitzki are hands down the two best hitting shortstops in baseball, however they both are huge injury risks. Two of the last three years, Ramirez has failed to play 100 games. In Troy Tulowitzki's 7 full seasons, he has played in 126 or less games 4 times and in the last 2 seasons he has played a combined 173 games. If you're willing to risk a 1st or 2nd round pick on these two guys then you might be rewarded with a .320 avg, 25 home runs, 100-110 RBI, and 100 runs scored from either guy.  However, if you fail to grab one of the top 5 guys, don't worry about this position until you have filled the other positions.

Chris Owings has officially been named the Arizona Diamondbacks opening day SS

Who Would You Rather Have - Everth Cabrera or Andrelton Simmons

* - New Team
** - Sleeper

Hanley Ramirez - LAD1
Troy Tulowitzki - COL2
Ian Desmond - WSH3
Jose Reyes - TOR4
Jean Segura - MIL5
Elvis Andrus - TEX6
Everth Cabrera - SD7
Starlin Castro - ChC8
J.J. Hardy - BAL9
Asdrubal Cabrera - CLE10
Andrelton Simmons - ATL11
Xander Bogaerts - BOS12
Jed Lowrie - OAK13
Jimmy Rollins - PHI14
Jhonny Peralta *- StL15
Alexei Ramirez - CWS16
Erick Aybar - LAA17
Jonathan Villar **- HOU18
Brad Miller **- SEA19
Chris Owings - ARI20
Alcides Escobar - KC21
Derek Jeter - NYY22
Zack Cozart - CIN23
Stephen Drew *- FA25
Yunel Escobar - TB26
Jordy Mercer - PIT27
Pedro Florimon - MIN28
Brandon Crawford - SF29

Stats from Last Season

  • 21 shortstops had at least 400 at bats
    • That does not include Jose Reyes, Everth Cabrera, Didi Gregorius or Hanley ramriez
  • Jed Lowrie led with 45 doubles
    • Alexei Ramirez, Ian Desmond, Jimmy Rollins and Asdrubal Cabrera each hit at least 35 2Bs
  • J.J. Hardy and Troy Tulowitzki each hit 25 home runs
    • Ian Desmond was the only other SS to hit 20 homers
  • Elvis Andrus (91) was the only SS to score 90+ runs
  • Troy Tulowitzki and Ian Desmond each had at least 80 RBI
    • J.J. Hardy and Jed Lowrie were the only other with at least 75 runs batted in
  • Jimmy Rollins, Troy Tulowitzki and Yunel Escobar each drew at least 57 walks
  • Ian Desmond, Starlin Castro, Stephen Drew, Pedro Florimon, Asdrubal Cabrera and Zach Cozart each struck out over 100 times
  • Jean Segura and Elvis Andrus each stole over 40 bases
  • Troy Tulowitzki and Jhonny Peralta had a batting avg of .300 or better
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