With Manny Machado going to San Diego, a Francisco Lindor injury and much more, the Shortstop landscape is changing a little. The depth is great form the top end talent to the late round sleepers. Let’s see where they all shake out now in the UPDATED 2019 Fantasy Baseball Shortstop Rankings.
|1 – Trea Turner||2 – Manny Machado|
|3 – Alex Bregman||4 – Francisco Lindor|
|5 – Trevor Story||6 – Javy Baez|
|7 – Xander Bogaerts||8 – Adalberto Mondesi|
|9 – Carlos Correa||10 – Jean Segura|
|11 – Gleyber Torres||12 – Jose Peraza|
|13 – Tim Anderson||14 – Corey Seager|
|15 – Amed Rosario||16 – Paul DeJong|
|17 – Jorge Polanco||18 – Elvis Andrus|
|19 – Marcus Semien||20 – Willy Adames|
When the first rankings came out I had Machado as the clear number 1 at Shortstop, but the move to SD moves him back a spot. I know he’ll still have his awesome power but the overall production will take an slight tick that moves Trea over the top. Trea is going to help in all 5 categories and could help lead to the SB title in your ROTO league.
Alex Bregman sits at 3 and we need to keep an eye on his elbow and now his new back injury. If news comes out that the back is worse than expected we will see Bregman fall down some more. But for now he stays at 3 and will get upper end production in 4 of 5 ROTO categories.
Francisco Lindor has moved down to 4 and I am very scared of this being too high. I still think he’s worth a Top 25 pick in drafts, but there needs to be some serious concern when doing so. He’s going to miss spring training. He has a leg injury that could definitely cut into his SB production which is big when drafting him. Just be wary when taking the Lindor gamble.
I’d rather have Trevor Story over Lindor, but for now with the injury info we have on Lindor he’ll sit just behind. Story has 30+ home run upside, a decent average and gives you some serious stolen base upside as well. There’s a lot to like with Story and he’s a major target of mine as I can see him finishing the season just behind Trea Turner at the SS position.
Xander Bogaerts at 7 is another major upside play at SS. He’s going later than he should be and provides major upside at multiple categories.
Adalberto Mondesi, oh Adalberto. People either love him or hate him and I am now luke warm on him. I am 100% on board with the crazy speed upside and I am slowly buying into the power. If he can sneak into 15 home runs he’s going to be a huge value in fantasy leagues. For now, for me, that’s a BIG IF.
Carlos Correa at number 9 is crazy to think about considering where he was being drafted just a year ago. Correa had a nasty back injury last season, to the extent that no one really knew. He’s healthy for now and his early spring performance is showing the bat may be back. Could be a top 5 SS by season’s end.
Jean Segura wraps up the Top 10 and is at the point where you start looking for those SB upside guys with himself and Peraza. Peraza likely gets more steals, but Segura in that Phillies lineup should give a better overall stat line.
After the Top 10 you have some of my favorites if you don’t go SS early or you want some more speed at MI. Amed Rosario is a player I am drafting a lot. He’s still so young and the power is still developing. Watch for 15+ homers and 30+ steals and a Top 10 SS ranking at season’s end.
There’s a lot to like at the SS position. Some really young talent with a lot of potential outcomes. This is a position that I see some sneaky nice value in your drafts that will really help out for your Fantasy teams. If you have any other questions contact me on twitter @bdentrek, check out the older rankings, listen to Benched with Bubba EP 142 with Bruce Cagle and be on the lookout for some late round SS targets out soon.