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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

SP* RP* C 1B
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Items annotated with an * are coming soon.

2021 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: SS

1 Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP
2 Corey Seager LAD
3 Francisco Lindor NYM
4 Xander Bogaerts BOS
5 Trea Turner WSN
6 Gleyber Torres NYY
7 Trevor Story COL
8 Bo Bichette TOR
9 Carlos Correa HOU
10 Marcus Semien TOR
11 Paul DeJong STL
12 Jorge Polanco MIN
13 Andrelton Simmons MIN
14 Javier Baez CHC
15 Didi Gregorius PHI
16 Tim Anderson CWS
17 Willy Adames TBR
18 J.P. Crawford SEA
19 David Fletcher LAA
20 Miguel Rojas MIA
21 Adalberto Mondesi KCR
22 Chris Taylor LAD
23 Jose Iglesias LAA
24 Dansby Swanson ATL
25 Wander Franco TBR

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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