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February 5, 2014

Fantasy Three-Year Projections

Shortstops

by Craig Goldstein


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Everyone in fantasy sports loves to look ahead. Even in the throes of a pennant race, you can fire up a conversation about next year’s first round and it will go on for an hour. With that in mind, the BP fantasy team will be taking a long-view look at every position this offseason with three-year rankings (composite value over the next three seasons).

Shortstop doesn’t feature as much turnover as it’s up the middle partner, thanks in large part due to stability at the top. The other factor is that while there is a whole ocean of talent underneath the surface and we’re the only ones who can get at it, with only three years of projection, it’s not likely that they’ll make a massive impact. That’s why, even with so many top prospects at shortstop, only Xander Bogaerts cracks the top ten over the three year period. As expected, 2014 will weigh most heavily, and questions as to whether a player will stick at the position do factor in.

1. Hanley Ramirez
2. Troy Tulowitzki

At 30 and 29 years old, respectively, it’s fair to wonder whether these two will slip over the coming seasons, but their wealth of talent leaves them atop the mountain despite injury concerns. Coors will continue to aid Tulo for the foreseeable future, and while he’s stopped running, only his mountain mate Hanley can rival his ability to hit for power and average from the shortstop position.

3. Ian Desmond
4. Jean Segura
5. Jose Reyes
6. Elvis Andrus

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