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2021 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 25 Shortstops

  • Manuel Gómez - East Coast Contributor & Podcast Director Manuel Gómez, East Coast Contributor & Podcast Director
  • March 19, 2021

Looking for comprehensive 2021 Fantasy Baseball rankings? Look no further, here are the top 25 shortstops in MLB.

With a little more than two weeks before Opening Day, fans are ramping up their research for the upcoming MLB season. Before then, Our Esquina is dropping their 2021 Fantasy Baseball Rankings by position, including updates, every day until the first pitch of the regular season is thrown.

Today, we’re going to rank the league’s top 25 shortstops. In what could arguably be the best era for shortstops, there are plenty of options to choose from in this list. However, there is a vast separation in talent between the top and bottom halves of this list.

Before we begin, these rankings are for head-to-head (H2H) leagues. Determinations were made by aggregating all projection stats, which can be found on FanGraphs.


Rankings by Position

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Items annotated with an * are coming soon.

2021 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: SS

RANKPLAYERTEAM
1Fernando Tatis Jr.SDP
2Corey SeagerLAD
3Francisco LindorNYM
4Xander BogaertsBOS
5Trea TurnerWSN
6Gleyber TorresNYY
7Trevor StoryCOL
8Bo BichetteTOR
9Carlos CorreaHOU
10Marcus SemienTOR
11Paul DeJongSTL
12Jorge PolancoMIN
13Andrelton SimmonsMIN
14Javier BaezCHC
15Didi GregoriusPHI
16Tim AndersonCWS
17Willy AdamesTBR
18J.P. CrawfordSEA
19David FletcherLAA
20Miguel RojasMIA
21Adalberto MondesiKCR
22Chris TaylorLAD
23Jose IglesiasLAA
24Dansby SwansonATL
25Wander FrancoTBR

On the Cusp

A few more shortstops you should probably consider are:

Willi Castro, DET – According to the data collected, Castro and Wander Franco are interchangeable at 25. Castro is hitting the cover off the ball in Spring Training (.333 / .375 / .700), a continuation of his performance last season when he hit .349 with a .932 OPS. You really can’t go wrong with Castro. Don’t be surprised if he jumps on the list in an update.

Amed Rosario, CLE – After being traded by the New York Mets for Francisco Lindor, Rosario finds himself in a battle for a starting position in Cleveland. Currently, he’s slotted as the team’s starting shortstop and if he can keep his job, he can be a good option for your team. Though he lacks power, Rosario can steal bases and slap hits effectively. Keep an eye on Rosario as a bench option in later rounds.

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