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July Shortstop Rankings

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Welcome to the July shortstop rankings. Players are ranked based on how I believe they will perform in 5x5 leagues over the remainder of the season. Along with the position rankings, you'll find a fully updated top 300 list.

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Shortstop Rankings


Dropping off: Marwin Gonzalez (36th), Hiroyuki Nakajima (46th), Clint Barmes (49th), Brendan Ryan (51st), Freddy Galvis (52nd), Ramiro Pena (57th), Eduardo Escobar (58th), Jamey Carroll (60th)

  • Tulowitzki is aiming to return from his broken rib right after the All-Star break, so I'm keeping him in the top spot. If there was some guarantee Hanley would overcome his hamstring woes, I probably would have put him there instead. He's been incredibly impressive in his limited action, even dating back to spring training. I think he'd be in the MVP race right now if not for the thumb and hamstring injuries.
  • The Mariners, again trading defense for offense, called up Miller to replace the light-hitting Ryan at shortstop. Miller was one of the better hitters in the high minors this year, coming in at .319/.399/.521 with 12 homers, 53 RBI and a 48/35 K/BB ratio in 257 at-bats between Double- and Triple-A. His OPS actually jumped from .850 to 1.022 following his move up to the PCL. Unfortunately, Miller is erratic defensively and probably won't last at shortstop; in fact, he might be best suited for an outfield corner. That's a problem for Mariners pitchers, and it's taken into account in their rankings this month. Miller, though, should be a decent enough fantasy shortstop. The big problem there is that he's hitting low in a lousy lineup, which will lead to poor run and RBI numbers. I wouldn't be quick to grab him in a mixed league.
  • Billy Hamilton still hasn't taken any sort of step forward in Triple-A to force his way into the Reds' outfield picture. After an improved May in which he hit .279/.341/.352, he fell to .245/.274/.363 in June. He does have 49 steals in 58 attempts, but the .302 OBP isn't enticing at all.
RankShortstopTeam2013MayJune
1 Troy Tulowitzki Rockies 1 1 1
2 Hanley Ramirez Dodgers 6 3 2
3 Jean Segura Brewers 26 8 3
4 Jose Reyes Blue Jays 2 16 12
5 Ian Desmond Nationals 7 6 6
6 Asdrubal Cabrera Indians 5 4 5
7 Ben Zobrist Rays 9 7 7
8 Everth Cabrera Padres 16 13 9
9 Elvis Andrus Rangers 4 9 8
10 Jimmy Rollins Phillies 10 11 11
11 Starlin Castro Cubs 3 2 4
12 Alcides Escobar Royals 14 5 10
13 Jhonny Peralta Tigers 22 18 13
14 Erick Aybar Angels 8 12 16
15 J.J. Hardy Orioles 19 20 18
16 Jed Lowrie Athletics 18 14 14
17 Alexei Ramirez White Sox 13 15 15
18 Nick Franklin Mariners 59 38 21
19 Derek Jeter Yankees 12 29 22
20 Stephen Drew Red Sox 21 19 17
21 Brad Miller Mariners NR NR NR
22 Marco Scutaro Giants 17 24 20
23 Josh Rutledge Rockies 11 10 39
24 Andrelton Simmons Braves 15 17 19
25 Zack Cozart Reds 23 22 25
26 Yunel Escobar Rays 25 28 23
27 Brandon Crawford Giants 34 21 26
28 Didi Gregorius Diamondbacks 56 30 24
29 Brian Dozier Twins 29 35 31
30 Derek Dietrich Marlins 92 NR 28
31 Jose Iglesias Red Sox 93 NR 59
32 Jordy Mercer Pirates 86 NR 56
33 Maicer Izturis Blue Jays 30 36 42
34 Mike Aviles Indians 33 33 35
35 Daniel Descalso Cardinals 39 46 38
36 Billy Hamilton Reds 35 26 27
37 Pete Kozma Cardinals 32 31 29
38 Adeiny Hechavarria Marlins 36 41 37
39 Ruben Tejada Mets 24 27 40
40 Pedro Florimon Jr. Twins 60 47 34
41 Jake Elmore Astros 73 NR NR
42 Pedro Ciriaco Padres 35 3B 40 3B NR
43 Eric Sogard Athletics 40 48 55
44 Eduardo Nunez Yankees 27 34 41
45 Willie Bloomquist Diamondbacks 44 44 45
46 Jonathan Herrera Rockies 54 NR NR
47 Danny Espinosa Nationals 20 25 30
48 Jayson Nix Yankees 45 2B NR NR
49 Ed Lucas Marlins NR NR NR
50 Sean Rodriguez Rays 45 37 32
51 Miguel Tejada Royals 51 NR 47
52 Nick Punto Dodgers 48 2B 37 2B 44
53 Cliff Pennington Diamondbacks 31 40 50
54 Ronny Cedeno Astros 43 39 53
55 Omar Quintanilla Mets 82 NR 54
56 Elliot Johnson Royals 61 NR 48
57 Dee Gordon Dodgers 28 23 33
58 Cody Ransom Cubs 68 NR NR
59 Munenori Kawasaki Blue Jays NR NR NR
60 Adam Rosales Athletics 53 2B 43 43
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