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03-31

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Every Team's Moneyball: Texas Rangers: Shortstop Depth
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Kate Morrison

02-06

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Player Profile: Hanley Ramirez
by
Nick Shlain

02-06

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Shortstops
by
BP Fantasy Staff

02-06

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9

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Shortstop
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-05

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5

The -Only League Landscape: National League Shortstops
by
Keith Cromer

02-05

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5

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Tim Anderson vs. Francisco Lindor
by
J.P. Breen

02-04

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21

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Shortstop
by
Ben Carsley

02-03

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12

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Shortstops
by
Mike Gianella

02-03

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Tale of the Tape: Starlin Castro vs. Alexei Ramirez
by
Matt Collins

02-02

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State of the Position: Shortstop
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J.P. Breen

02-02

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Fantasy Players to Target: Shortstops
by
BP Fantasy Staff

08-21

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Transaction Analysis: The A's Acquire Stephen Drew *UPDATED*
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Ben Lindbergh and Kevin Goldstein

03-12

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: Shortstops
by
Derek Carty

02-20

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40

Future Shock: Tampa Bay Rays Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-15

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Minnesota Twins
by
Jason Parks

02-03

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35

Future Shock: Giants Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-19

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Future Shock: Indians Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-17

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Future Shock: Cincinnati Reds Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-09

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23

Baseball ProGUESTus: Sunset in Flushing
by
Jonathan Bernhardt and Jarrett Seidler

11-14

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Transaction Analysis: The Twins Go Carolling
by
R.J. Anderson

08-04

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Spinning Yarn: Counsell for the Defense
by
Mike Fast

07-20

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22

The Lineup Card: The Top 13 Veterans Committee Selections That Weren't THAT Bad
by
Baseball Prospectus

06-30

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Divide and Conquer, AL East: Coming Up Short at Shortstop
by
Ben Kabak

06-28

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Positional Primacy: Shortstops
by
Jason Parks

05-19

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: U Got the Look: Fielders, Part I
by
Jason Parks

03-11

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Prospect Profile: Grant Green
by
David Laurila

02-23

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The BP Broadside: Genius + Zobrist = Maddon
by
Steven Goldman

02-18

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Fantasy Focus: Shortstop Rankings
by
Marc Normandin

02-08

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Prospectus Hit and Run: I Saw 'em When, Part 2
by
Jay Jaffe

02-07

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16

Fantasy Beat: BP Scoresheet Early Draft Prep
by
Rob McQuown

01-13

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Fantasy Beat: Rankings Review: Shortstop
by
Marc Normandin

12-29

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: No Shortage of Quality Shortstops
by
Jay Jaffe

12-01

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Prospectus Perspective: Short Shrift?
by
Christina Kahrl

11-30

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27

Prospectus Perspective: Yankee Drama
by
Christina Kahrl

11-17

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34

Future Shock: Baltimore Orioles Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-11

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4

So You Need: Middle Infielders
by
Marc Normandin

09-02

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38

Overthinking It: A Captain's Ransom
by
Ben Lindbergh

08-13

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8

Prospectus Q&A: On Trammell and Whitaker
by
David Laurila

07-28

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21

Manufactured Runs: Looking Farther Afield
by
Colin Wyers

04-06

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop
by
Michael Jong

02-26

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Fantasy Focus: Shortstop Rankings
by
Marc Normandin

01-26

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You Could Look It Up: The Statheads vs. Blondy Ryan
by
Steven Goldman

01-26

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Prospectus Q&A: Terry Reynolds
by
David Laurila

01-26

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33

Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-18

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22

Fantasy Focus: Shortstop Rankings Review
by
Marc Normandin

11-22

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23

Prospectus Today: Infield Free Agents Review
by
Joe Sheehan

11-22

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Prospectus Q&A: Brian Butterfield
by
David Laurila

11-12

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Future Shock: Red Sox Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

10-18

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Winter League Preview
by
Carlos J. Lugo

10-11

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Ahead in the Count: Ranking the Ds
by
Matt Swartz

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Sign all the Latin America shortstops, figure out the positions later.

Every day until Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus authors will preview two teams—one from the AL, one from the NL—identifying strategies those teams employ to gain an advantage. Today: the shortstop factories of the Braves and Rangers.

Week 1 previews: Giants | Royals | Dodgers | Rays | Padres | Astros | Rockies | Athletics | Mets | Yankees

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Enjoy the shortstop eligibility while it lasts.

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You might want to let someone else draft or buy these players in your leagues this spring.

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Sizing up the six spot for Scoresheet leagues.

As you've probably been reading in our sister fantasy positional articles this week, middle infield has borne the brunt of the offensive downturn. When playing Scoresheet, factors such as handedness, defensive prowess, and durability also are in play, the back end of the shortstop rankings in both leagues can best be described as "a pile of mush." We're happy to help you dig.

As always, these rankings are developed for a continuous 10-team keeper league playing under standard Scoresheet rules, with 13 keepers and up to two league crossovers. Also as always, your mileage may vary.

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There's a nice balance of power and speed in the senior-circuit pool.

Despite the flurry of trade rumors bantered about this offseason involving some of the senior circuit’s top shortstops, that core of players has remained intact in the NL thus far, keeping this position chock full of solid fantasy options. While traditionally a position loaded with speed, the 2015 NL shortstop pool provides more power options, in contrast to their AL counterparts. There were nine shortstops who hit 12 home runs or more in 2014, and seven were from the NL, including the players with the top four HR totals: Ian Desmond (24), Troy Tulowitzki (21), Jhonny Peralta (21), and Jimmy Rollins (17). While the AL has more top-end speed plays, the NL shortstop pool also has its share of players who can certainly help their fantasy owners in the SB category. Overall, the NL shortstop position offers a nice blend of both power and speed—and some potential bounce-back candidates, offering NL-only owners multiple opportunities to grab a solid fantasy producer to anchor their middle infields.

Tulowitzki still remains the cream of the crop in terms of fantasy NL shortstops. Despite the fact he has averaged only 88 games per year the past three seasons, Tulo will likely emerge as the first shortstop taken based on his elite production when he does play. While only appearing in 91 games last season, he still was able to crank out $23 in fantasy earnings in standard NL-Only 5x5 formats, which would slot him as the second-ranked SS in the 2015 NL shortstop pool. This type of production in limited time is nothing new for Tulo, as he earned $26 in 2013 over 126 games and $31 in 2010 in just 122 games. He went for an average salary of $30 last year (derived from the prices in CBS, LABR, and Tout Wars as prepared by Mike Gianella ), and there is no reason to think he will go for less than that in 2015, despite the injury/trade concerns. He is certainly fun to own when he plays—not so much when he takes his annual trip to the DL—and in the end is worthy of that high price for the potential reward if he can manage 500 AB.

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Which one of these future AL Central shortstops should you choose for the long haul?

If you’ve been following the fantasy team’s positional coverage, you’re well aware of what we do in this space. For those new to the series, however, the Tale of the Tape is a feature in which we pluck two closely rated players and place them in a head-to-head matchup to see which one is superior. We’ve done both big-league and prospect versions, but today we’re treating you to a minor-league clash between a couple prized shortstop prospects: Francisco Lindor and Tim Anderson.

Batting Average

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Stacking up the position from now through the end of the 2017 season.

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Breaking the position down into fantasy-value-based bins.

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Who comes out on top in the Windy City showdown?

We’ve got some Chicago bias going on in this week’s Tale of the Tape. It’s North Side vs. South Side, youth vs. age, Cubs vs. White Sox. It’s shortstops week, and we’re pitting Starlin Castro against Alexei Ramirez.

Batting Average

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Helping you navigate a notoriously weak position.

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Examining a handful of value plays at this position.

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Oakland gets a new shortstop for the stretch run, as the Diamondbacks dump some cash commitments.



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