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2014 Fantasy Baseball ADP Report: Shortstop

2014 Fantasy Baseball ADP Report: Shortstop

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Hanley Ramirez, SS (LAD)--10.36 ADP

 

Despite missing much of the first half of the 2013 season due to injuries, Ramirez was able to finish the year in a big way, which in return has catapulted him back into first round consideration this draft season. Although it was only in 304 at-bats, Ramirez looked like the player of old, circa-2009, finishing the season with a .345 batting average with 20 home runs and 54 RBI. On the downside, he posted a career-low 10 stolen bases, but when you only play half a season, it is tough to really get going on the base paths, especially when you consider he suffered a hamstring injury last May. Unlike most seasons, the shortstop position is rather deep this year, after the emergence of some young talent from a year ago, so it would be difficult for me to take Ramirez where he is currently going off the board. I truly believe that Ramirez is going to have a good 2014 season, but when you take into consideration his injury history since joining the Dodgers his price tag is just too rich for my liking. Sitting back and taking a player like Ian Desmond a few rounds later just seems to be the logical thing to do in this situation, especially with the depth at the shortstop position. 

ADP Source: National Fantasy Baseball Championship

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Troy Tulowitzki, SS (COL)--14.40 ADP

After a few seasons of being the top shortstop off the board in most standard drafts Tulowitzki has started to fall slightly following a great second half by Hanley Ramirez. Once again, Tulowitzki was unable to get through a season without suffering an injury, making it four seasons in a row without playing in 150 games. Now that there appears to be some depth at the shortstop position, it is somewhat surprising that his ADP hasn't dropped, rather it is almost exactly the same as it was a season ago at this time. Let's face it; the guy has the talent to be a top 10 fantasy player year in and year out, but it just seems like he is always getting hurt at the work times for his fantasy owners although the end results are usually ones that you can deal with. Outside of a forgettable 2012 season, Tulowitzki has reached 24 or more home runs in five of the last six seasons while posting a respectable .295 batting average over the course of his career. On the downside, his production in the base paths has decreased in each season since recording 20 stolen bases back in 2009, all the way down to just one swipe in 2013. With him not running on when on base, his value from a fantasy standpoint has taken a hit, one that in my opinion is not worthy of a selection in the early second round. 

ADP Source: National Fantasy Baseball Championship

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Jean Segura, SS (MIL)--29.27 ADP

In his first full season with the Brewers, Segura had a breakout campaign, finishing with 12 home runs, 49 RBI and 44 steals while supporting a .294 batting average giving the Brewers a great return from the Zack Greinke trade in 2012. Now that Segura has emerged as a rising start at the shortstop position, his ADP has risen significantly from 240.11 in 2013 all the way up to 29.27 in 2014. That is a change of 17 rounds in a standard league format, which will be one of the biggest jumps we will see heading into draft day. What should be noted when discussing Segura is that the majority of his production came in the first half of the season, including 11 of his 12 home runs and 27 of his 44 stolen bases. Granted, he was injury portions of the second half of the year, but it still indicates that maybe the power production was a bit of a fluke in the early going. As mentioned previously, suddenly the shortstop position appears to have some depth, so taking a player like Segura in the third round doesn't make much sense, considering the way he finished out the 2013 season. 

ADP Source: National Fantasy Baseball Championship

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Jose Reyes, SS (TOR)--34.85 ADP

In his first year with the Blue Jays, Reyes failed to play 100 games as he continues to battle injuries over the course of his career. Since 2009, there has been only one season in which Reyes played in 150 games, and has just one season of reaching 600 at-bats over that time frame. The majority of Reyes' fantasy value relies upon his ability to get on base and steal bases, but in an injury-shortened 2013 season, he actually posted his worst stolen base percentage, swiping only 71 percent of his attempts. You have to take into consideration that he did suffer a bad ankle injury, which contributed to low totals in that category. So the question is,how cautious will the Blue Jays be with him on the base paths knowing his history of injuries and that they have two of the top run producers hitting behind him? All I know is that I will be waiting to the later rounds to get a shortstop, unless we start seeing his stock fall to where it belongs.

ADP Source: National Fantasy Baseball Championship

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Everth Cabrera, SS (SD)--83.15 ADP

Although Cabrera played in only 97 games due to a 50-game suspension for a positive performance enhancing drug test, he was able to make an impact in fantasy with his blazing speed on the base paths, which has never been in question. Despite the suspension, Cabrera's stock has risen in this year's drafts all the way to the seventh spot among fellow shortstops. He doesn't hit for much power (only nine career home runs), but that is not needed if he continues to get on base at a high clip (.330 career OBP), which in return will lead to many stolen bases. While I feel his current ADP is warranted, one has to be concerned with how he adjusts following a suspension of that length. If he can produce similar numbers to what he saw leading up to his suspension now off the juice, 50-plus steals is not out of the question, warranting his increased ADP.

ADP Source: National Fantasy Baseball Championship

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Starlin Castro, SS (CHC)--119.73 ADP

Over the last two seasons Castro has steadily declined in all hitting categories, with the biggest dip coming last year. Despite playing a full season, Castro finished with only 10 home runs and 44 RBI while having a difficult time at the plate, posting a .244 batting average. What is even more alarming is that he has now reached the 100-strikeout mark back-to-back seasons, which means he has yet to find a way to adjust at the plate following his breakout 2012 campaign. His troubles weren't only on the field, but he also had a few off the field issues that weighed in on his disappointing year, so much to the point that he just doesn't look comfortable at the plate or while playing defense. With all that considered, Castro's stock has plummeted, making him a mid-round selection for those who think a bounce back year is in store.. The Cubs will enter the 2014 season with a new head coach, Rick Renteria, who is known around baseball as a player's coach and has a long history with dealing with Latin baseball players, so maybe he will be able to get through to Castro in a way that previous management was unable to. Either way, we know what he is capable of when you look back to his early years, so maybe there is a chance he could reclaim some of that value in 2014. At his current ADP, it is worth a shot. 

ADP Source: National Fantasy Baseball Championship

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J.J. Hardy, SS (BAL)--138.73 ADP

Despite posting his third straight season of 22 or more home runs, Hardy still isn't receiving the love that he should on draft day. There aren't many shortstops who have show the consistency of Hardy over the last few seasons, so it really comes as somewhat of a shock when you consider is still being drafted outside of the round 10. Not only does Hardy produce quality home run totals, his ability to score runs is also a major contributor to his fantasy success. Hardy has scored no less than 66 runs in his three-year stint with the Orioles, and that is with the majority of his at-bats coming in the lower portion of the lineup. While his batting average may be a drain (.260 career BA), his contribution in both home runs and runs scored make him a good option to plug into the shortstop position. So if you miss out on one of the elite players at the position, Hardy is a great fall back plan and as close to a lock for 20 home runs, barring an unforeseen injury. 

ADP Source: National Fantasy Baseball Championship

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Andrelton Simmons, SS (ATL)--144.00 ADP

The Braves starting shortstop was able to flash some power in 2013, and in return raised his ADP significantly heading into this year's drafts. Currently, Simmons is going off the board in the mid-rounds of qualified drafts, which is almost 100 points higher than where he was being drafted a season ago. While being known more for his glove than his bat, if Simmons can find a way to raise his batting average (.248 BA in 2013), and continue to hit for power when needed, he could absolutely return solid value at his current position. However, when you evaluate numbers prior to becoming an everyday big leaguer, there is nothing that suggests the power shown will continue moving forward. At worst, Simmons could be an above-average contributor in the runs scored category,  considering he finished fourth overall among shortstops a season ago. On the downside, he is slated to bat sixth in the Braves lineup, which isn't very promising unless there is a resurgence from both Dan Uggla and B.J. Upton hitting behind him. 

ADP Source: National Fantasy Baseball Championship

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Xander Bogaerts, SS (BOS)--163.87 ADP

Although his regular season play wasn't too impressive in limited at-bats, it was his production in the postseason which has everyone talking about him heading into this year's drafts. Currently, Bogaerts is going off the board as the 13th best shortstop, ahead of some other more proven players, like Jimmy Rollins, Derek Jeter and Asdrubal Cabrera as of which have little upside left in the tank. Taking into consideration what he has done in the minors, Bogaerts has the potential of hitting 20 home runs, but gives very little in the stolen base department, unlike most players at his position. Bottom line is this; there are going to be growing pains along the way, but as long as he can bounce back from a bad day or bad stretch he should remain at the big league level this season and beyond. However, if he struggles for an extended period of time, don't expect the Red Sox to continue using him on a daily basis to prevent long term confidence problems. For now, I see nothing wrong with his ADP, just remember he has only 44 career at-bats in the regular season, so don't get too crazy folks.

ADP Source: National Fantasy Baseball Championship

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Jhonny Peralta, SS (STL)--201.84 ADP

Peralta was on his way to having arguably the most productive season of his career, but was then hit with a 50-game suspension for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. The timing of the suspension couldn't have been any worse for Peralta, who became a free agent following the season, but he was still able to find a new home with the Cardinals. It is tough to gauge players who are coming off of PED's suspensions, considering you really don't know how the drug use effected there play. So, like the Cardinals, taking a player like Peralta is somewhat of a risk, but at his given ADP there really isn't much risk involved. Peralta will join one of the better offenses in the National League in 2014, so similar to his days with the Tigers, there is a good chance he can produce quality fantasy numbers, if he can find a way to move on from a disastrous end to last season. 

ADP Source: National Fantasy Baseball Championship

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COMMENTS

  • 64x64

    costarican chata 16 Feb 00:15 / Reply

    did elvis andrus die ? poised for a big year .


  • 64x64

    mitch 11 Feb 13:57 / Reply

    Where is Ian Desmond?


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