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End of Season Rankings: Shortstop

Posted By Zach Sanders On November 5, 2012 @ 7:15 am In Rankings,Shortstops | 12 Comments

The 2012 fantasy baseball season has come to a close, so it is time to look back at the season past and determine which players were the most valuable at each position. This week focuses on shortstops.

The players were ranked based on their 2012 production, using the evaluation system explained and updated on this site some time ago. To keep things manageable and avoid skewing the numbers, players were only considered if they amassed 350 plate appearances over the course of the year. The replacement level was also adjusted to account for players eligible at multiple positions. The valuations are built for $260 budgets and traditional 5×5 roto fantasy leagues.

One important thing to note is the premium (or lack thereof) placed on the position a player occupies in your lineup. For example, while a first baseman may be able to accumulate superior overall numbers, the availability of such production lower in the rankings severely dampers the amount the player was worth.

These rankings are meant to reflect a player’s value should he have occupied this spot in your lineup for the entire year. So, a player who missed time due to injury but put up great numbers during his time on the field would be worth less.

With all this in mind, here are your rankings.

Rnk Name Pos AB HR R RBI SB BA $$$
1 Jimmy Rollins SS 632 23 102 68 30 0.250 22
2 Jose Reyes SS 642 11 86 57 40 0.287 20
3 Ian Desmond SS 513 25 72 73 21 0.292 20
4 Hanley Ramirez SS 604 24 79 92 21 0.257 19
5 Starlin Castro SS 646 14 78 78 25 0.283 18
6 Derek Jeter SS 683 15 99 58 9 0.316 18
7 Ben Zobrist SS 560 20 88 74 14 0.270 16
8 Martin Prado SS 617 10 81 70 17 0.301 16
9 Marco Scutaro SS 620 7 87 74 9 0.306 14
10 Alcides Escobar SS 605 5 68 52 35 0.293 14
11 Elvis Andrus SS 629 3 85 62 21 0.286 12
12 Kyle Seager SS 594 20 62 86 13 0.259 12
13 Danny Espinosa SS 594 17 82 56 20 0.247 11
14 Asdrubal Cabrera SS 555 16 70 68 9 0.270 10
15 Alexei Ramirez SS 593 9 59 73 20 0.265 9
16 Erick Aybar SS 517 8 67 45 20 0.290 9
17 J.J. Hardy SS 663 22 85 68 0 0.238 8
18 Mike Aviles SS 512 13 57 60 14 0.250 5
19 Everth Cabrera SS 398 2 49 24 44 0.246 4
20 Rafael Furcal SS 477 5 69 49 12 0.264 4
21 Trevor Plouffe SS 422 24 56 55 1 0.235 2
22 Zack Cozart SS 561 15 72 35 4 0.246 1
23 Jhonny Peralta SS 531 13 58 63 1 0.239 0
24 Yunel Escobar SS 558 9 58 51 5 0.253 0
25 Jamey Carroll SS 470 1 65 40 9 0.268 0
26 Jed Lowrie SS 340 16 43 42 2 0.244 -3
27 Ruben Tejada SS 464 1 53 25 4 0.289 -4
28 Ryan Theriot SS 352 0 45 28 13 0.270 -4
29 Cliff Pennington SS 418 6 50 28 15 0.215 -6
30 Brandon Crawford SS 435 4 44 45 1 0.248 -7
31 Clint Barmes SS 455 8 34 45 0 0.229 -9
32 Daniel Descalso SS 374 4 41 26 6 0.227 -10
33 Robert Andino SS 384 7 41 28 5 0.211 -11
34 Brendan Ryan SS 407 3 42 31 11 0.194 -12

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