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2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 30 Shortstops (Updated)

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It’s a 60-game season! Maybe...

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The gents and I have been working through our preseason rankings, refreshing them ahead of what might be a 60-game MLB season.

Today is shortstops, also known as the most talented position in fantasy baseball—maybe even the whole of fantasy sports.

Updated Top 30 Shortstops

New Rank PLAYER TEAM Early Rank Heath Rank Mark Rank Garrett Rank New Avg
New Rank PLAYER TEAM Early Rank Heath Rank Mark Rank Garrett Rank New Avg
1 Francisco Lindor CLE 1 2 1 2 1.50
2 Trevor Story COL 2 1 4 1 2.00
3 Trea Turner WAS 3 3 3 3 3.00
4 Alex Bregman HOU 4 4 2 4 3.50
5 Xander Bogaerts BOS 6 5 5 8 6.00
6 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD 5 6 9 5 6.25
7 Javier Baez CHC 7 7 7 7 7.00
8 Gleyber Torres NYY 8 8 6 6 7.00
9 Adalberto Mondesi KC 9 11 10 10 10.00
10 Bo Bichette TOR 9 12 8 11 10.00
11 Jonathan Villar MIA 11 10 12 9 10.50
12 Manny Machado SD 12 9 17 12 12.50
13 Marcus Semien OAK 13 14 11 13 12.75
14 Tim Anderson CWS 15 13 13 14 13.75
15 Carlos Correa HOU 14 15 16 15 15.00
16 Jorge Polanco MIN 16 16 15 17 16.00
17 Corey Seager LAD 17 19 14 16 16.50
18 Elvis Andrus TEX 18 18 19 19 18.50
19 Amed Rosario NYM 19 17 18 25 19.75
20 Paul DeJong STL 20 21 21 18 20.00
21 Kevin Newman PIT 23 20 20 24 21.75
22 Jean Segura PHI 21 24 23 20 22.00
23 Didi Gregorius PHI 22 22 24 21 22.25
24 Dansby Swanson ATL 24 23 22 23 23.00
25 Carter Kieboom WAS 26 26 26 22 25.00
26 Willy Adames TB 25 25 25 27 25.50
27 Jon Berti MIA 27 30 29 26 28.00
28 Niko Goodrum DET 29 27 30 31 29.25
29 Luis Urias MIL 31 29 28 29 29.25
30 Andrelton Simmons LAA 30 32 27 28 29.25

Inside the top 12, we flipped Tatis Jr. and Bogaerts, with Bogaerts now getting the nod as our SS5. I’d never argue against Bogaerts, but Tatis Jr. is one of the few guys who could go nuclear and win you your league. I don’t think you go wrong here, it’s just a question of floor vs. upside.

We are also deadlocked with Javier Baez and Gleyber Torres at SS7, after liking Baez juuuuust a hair more back in February (they were at 7.00 and 7.20 on average). Me, I’m pushing up speed in a shortened season. Give me Baez here.

We have ANOTHER tie in Mondesi and Bichette, just like we did back in February. Difference is, February’s average ranking was 10.40, and now these guys are at 10.00 even. If that matters. Anyway, again I say—bank on the otherworldly speed, and that’s Mondesi.

The next change is bumping Tim Anderson a spot ahead of Carlos Correa. Anderson made some positive changes last year. While he may not repeat as the AL batting champ, he still made an effort to use all fields and to focus on his speed (i.e. not sell out for home runs and pulled balls). I like the changes to stick, even if last year’s .399 BABIP is sure to come down. I do not expect Anderson to crater, and he’s one of the cheapest 20/20 threats around.

Next up, Kevin Newman bumping ahead of old guys in Jean Segura and Didi Gregorius. Makes sense to me, hence me ranking Newman ahead of those guys...

Lastly, we rounded this thing out with a three-way tie, featuring Niko Goodrum, Luis Urias, and Andrelton Simmons. They’re being drafted in that order, and I lean towards Goodrum if I’m digging this deep. He’s slated to bat second for Detroit, after all.

Get your vote on below!

Poll

Which shortstop are drafting in 2020?

This poll is closed

  • 59%
    Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees (NFBC ADP: 30)
    (26 votes)
  • 40%
    Javier Baez, Chicago Cubs (NFBC ADP: 32)
    (18 votes)
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