Dynasty Rankings - Shortstop May 2022



With Memorial Day on the horizon, we're almost a third of the way through the baseball season - hopefully your fantasy season is shaping up right. Over here at the dynasty locker room we've continued our weekly content for fantasy baseball while getting fired up for your fantasy football drafts and waiver claims that are sure to follow. With that in mind we've had several episodes on the podcast dedicated to both sports that you can browse to your pleasure. Speaking of pleasure, this week Jason joined me for another ranking round up - this week we pay respects to the shortstop position where there are plenty of disagreements, including at the top.


Surprised to see Jason go with Trea Turner at the top here - with the slow start to the year and age 30 shortly on the horizon I'm definitely giving preference to the power speed combo in Tatis that is a few years younger. With Francisco Lindor's red hot start to the year, he certainly remains in the top ten, though I'm not so sure I'm as bullish on Tim Anderson as my counter part. He certainly has a nice collection of tools, but for a guy that has never put up the counting stats that some of the others in the top ten have, I just don't see it for me. A little surprised guys like Wander Franco, Bobby Witt Jr. and Bo Bichette fell here - I'll take the upside of them, even with some of the struggles that come for younger players, over Corey Seager and Trevor Story long term.


A little further down we see guys who have been sporadically hot and former stars - Carlos Correa and Javier Baez are in this range. These are guys who can absolutely put up numbers, and are still primed and at the age to do so again. We also have Marcus Semien in this range - I wonder how much longer he stays relevant, and this cold streak to start the year has no bearing on that. The first wave of prospects grace the top 20 in Oneil Cruz and Anthony Volpe - these are guys that could be perennial 20/20 guys that are just waiting for their opportunity to jump into the big leagues. Oneil Cruz was a surprise not to make the Pirates out of camp. One thing that didn't change this year was certainly monkeying with service time, despite what the MLB says.


Rounding out the rankings we have the next group of prospects - I was surprised to see Noelvi Marte unranked for my counterpart - a slow start at high A this year hasn't done anything to dull the luster on his stock for me. Call me bullish, but I'm definitely in the group that thinks the trio of shortstops taken at the top of the draft last year are already worthy of a top 30 spot in dynasty ranks, and Khalil Watson is my favorite in the group. There's plenty of streamer appeal in this group too, but I'm taking the upside of prospects over guys like Gio Urshela and Chris Taylor who on the whole are pretty uninspiring aside from a hot streak here and there.

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Trea Turner

Fernando Tatis

Xander Bogaerts

Francisco Lindor

Wander Franco

Jazz Chisholm

Tim Anderson

Bo Bichette

Corey Seager

Trevor Story

Bobby Witt Jr

Carlos Correa

Marcus Semien

Javier Baez

Willy Adames

Jorge Polanco

Dansby Swanson

Oneil Cruz

Anthony Volpe

Jake Cronenworth

Noelvi Marte

Marco Luciano

Eugenio Suarez

CJ Abrams

Chris Taylor

Gleyber Torres

Gio Urshela

Khalil Watson

Marcelo Mayer

Royce Lewis

Gavin Lux

Adalberto Mondesi

Nicky Lopez

Brendan Rodgers

Jordan Lawlar

Jordan Groshans

Jonathan Villar

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