2013 Midseason Position Rankings: Shortstop

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Well, it appears that Hanley Ramirez is back to being the old Hanley Ramirez. Check out where he lands in our Midseason Position Rankings.

We continue with our Midseason Position Rankings and today we bring you our Shortstop rankings for the rest of the season. Coming into the season, Troy Tulowitzki was the runaway favorite as the #1 ranked fantasy shortstop, but some guy on the west coast is giving him a run for his money. Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez has missed a good part of the season, but since his return to full time duty he has been the Yasiel Puig of shortstops. Puig has gotten all the press, but Hanley has been just as good, if not better, than Puig in the LA lineup.

Don't get me wrong, Tulo is still a very good fantasy shortstop, but Ramirez is making the Fake Teams writers think twice about who will be the best at the position for the rest of the season. And our rest of season rankings reflect that in a big way, as Hanley and Tulo finished tied atop our rankings. There is no denying both are great hitters when healthy, and both have spent time on the DL this season.

Here is a look at the Fake Teams Consensus Midseason Shortstop Rankings:

Rank

Name

Ray

Jason

Zack

Kevin

Daniel

Alex

Dan S.

Avg

1

Hanley Ramirez

2

1

2

2

3

1

1

142

2

Troy Tulowtizki

1

3

1

1

1

2

3

142

3

Jean Segura

3

2

3

4

6

4

5

127

4

Jose Reyes

4

6

5

3

2

5

2

127

5

Ian Desmond

5

4

4

5

5

3

4

124

6

Everth Cabrera

7

5

6

6

4

7

7

112

7

Ben Zobrist

6

9

7

8

6

6

89

8

JJ Hardy

11

7

8

15

7

15

10

81

9

Asdrubal Cabrera

10

8

7

16

9

16

8

80

10

Elvis Andrus

14

10

15

11

10

9

9

76

11

Starlin Castro

8

11

11

17

12

14

11

70

12

Alexei Ramirez

15

12

12

10

14

11

19

61

13

Jhonny Peralta

13

9

18

11

8

13

59

14

Jimmy Rollins

9

10

13

18

13

12

56

15

Jed Lowrie

12

20

16

14

13

17

17

45

16

Alcides Escobar

16

13

13

15

12

39

17

Erick Aybar

19

14

14

12

18

31

18

Brad Miller

17

16

9

15

28

19

Andrelton Simmons

18

20

19

19

16

16

20

Yunel Escobar

18

15

14

15

Hanley Ramirez, LAD

Before the season started, I was of the belief that Hanley Ramirez was in for a big season, mainly due to the fact that he was playing in Los Angeles and is not the star of the team. There are plenty of other stars on the Dodgers, and I felt that when In Miami, he was pressing to live up to the star that he had become. In LA, he does not need to be the star in the lineup, and can sort of relax, so to speak. He has responded to the lifting of the pressure to perform and is hitting like the old Hanley from several years ago. If he keeps this up, he very well could be in the NL MVP talk at the end of the season, as the team started winning when he got healthy.

Troy Tulowitzki, COL

I ranked Tulo as my #1 fantasy shortstop for the rest of the season because, when healthy, he is capable of putting up numbers one would expect from their fantasy first baseman. If one could expect a healthy season from him every year, he is an almost guarantee to put up 30 home runs and 100 RBI with a .290-.300 batting average. He is a step above all other shortstops, in a tier by himself.

Starlin Castro, CHC

What the heck happened to Castro? Wow. I was the high man on Castro in our rest of season rankings, but who would have thought he would disappoint like he has this season? Certainly not me. After a rough first half, Castro is hitting more like the Castro we drafted back in March, as he is hitting .318 in July with a couple homers and 8 runs scored in 16 games. I see him continuing to hit well in the second half and restoring his fantasy value heading into 2014.

Jean Segura, MIL

I have to say I was low on Segura coming into the season, as I never expected him to be a top 3 fantasy shortstop this season. I knew he could steal some bags, but he is exceeding all expectations. He is hitting over .300 with double digit home runs, 55 runs and 30 steals right now, and is on pace for 18 home runs, 50 steals, and 93 runs. He should be a 2nd - 3rd round pick next season due to his power speed combo. He may not be a .300 hitter going forward, but his speed, pop and runs scored should continue down the stretch.

Elvis Andrus, TEX

I have always thought Andrus was a bit overrated and he is proving me right so far in the first half of the 2013 season. Andrus can still steal bags, but not much else. His batting average has dropped to a career low .245 and he is hitting for less power than years past. Zack and I were the two lowest on Andrus and I think he is too high at 10 in our consensus rankings, to be honest.

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