March Composite Rankings – Shortstop

Our staff composite rankings are back! We’re onto shortstop and we’ll be rolling out a new position each day over the next week-plus. I will still be doing my commentary by position rankings to give a quick little thought, but those will be separate posts.

We’re using Yahoo! eligibility requirements which is 5 starts or 10 appearances. These rankings assume the standard 5×5 categories and a re-draft league. If we forgot someone, please let us know in the comments and we’ll make sure he’s added for the updates. If you have questions for a specific ranker on something he did, let us know in the comments. We can also be reached via Twitter:

There will be differences, sharp differences, within the rankings. The rankers have different philosophies when it comes to ranking, some of which you’re no doubt familiar with through previous iterations. Of course the idea that we’d all think the same would be silly because then what would be the point of including multiple rankers?! Think someone should be higher or lower? Make a case. Let us know why you think that. The chart is sortable. If a ranker didn’t rank someone that the others did, he was given that ranker’s last rank +1.

Key:

  • AVG– just the average of the seven ranking sets
  • Adj. AVG– the average minus the high and low rankings
  • SPLIT– the difference between the high and low rankings

March Shortstop Rankings
NAME Paul S Mike Jeff Justin AVG Adj. AVG Split
1 Trea Turner 1 1 1 1 1.0 1.0 0
2 Francisco Lindor 3 2 3 2 2.5 2.5 1
3 Carlos Correa 2 3 2 3 2.5 2.5 1
4 Corey Seager 4 6 6 4 5.0 5.0 2
5 Alex Bregman 5 5 5 5 5.0 5.0 0
6 Elvis Andrus 9 4 4 8 6.3 6.0 5
7 Jean Segura 6 7 7 6 6.5 6.5 1
8 Xander Bogaerts 7 12 8 7 8.5 7.5 5
9 Trevor Story 8 8 12 9 9.3 8.5 4
10 Didi Gregorius 15 10 10 12 11.8 11.0 5
11 Javier Baez 10 20 11 10 12.8 10.5 10
12 Chris Taylor 11 9 17 18 13.8 14.0 9
13 Marcus Semien 14 11 23 11 14.8 12.5 12
14 Andrelton Simmons 16 18 13 14 15.3 15.0 5
15 Eduardo Nunez 12 22 9 20 15.8 16.0 13
16 Orlando Arcia 13 21 19 13 16.5 16.0 8
17 Jorge Polanco 19 15 14 21 17.3 17.0 7
18 Paul DeJong 20 14 16 22 18.0 18.0 8
19 Tim Beckham 21 13 25 19 19.5 20.0 12
20 Jose Peraza 26 16 15 23 20.0 19.5 11
21 Zack Cozart 22 24 20 15 20.3 21.0 9
22 Marwin Gonzalez 17 28 21 17 20.8 19.0 11
23 Addison Russell 23 19 28 16 21.5 21.0 12
24 Tim Anderson 18 25 22 26 22.8 23.5 8
25 Brandon Crawford 27 26 26 25 26.0 26.0 2
26 Amed Rosario 25 23 18 42 27.0 24.0 24
27 Asdrubal Cabrera 28 17 24 43 28.0 26.0 26
28 Ketel Marte 31 29 27 27 28.5 28.0 4
29 Chris Owings 29 33 29 24 28.8 29.0 9
30 Freddy Galvis 30 27 31 29 29.3 29.5 4
31 Troy Tulowitzki 33 31 33 30 31.8 32.0 3
32 Hernan Perez 36 30 36 33 33.8 34.5 6
33 Yangervis Solarte 32 36 37 31 34.0 34.0 6
34 Jose Iglesias 37 35 30 37 34.8 36.0 7
35 Dansby Swanson 38 34 34 35 35.3 34.5 4
36 Jose Reyes 24 47 43 28 35.5 35.5 23
37 Jordy Mercer 39 37 35 36 36.8 36.5 4
38 J.P. Crawford 35 41 41 34 37.8 38.0 7
39 Adeiny Hechavarria 48 32 32 45 39.3 38.5 16
40 Alcides Escobar 42 38 38 40 39.5 39.0 4
41 Franklin Barreto 40 51 46 32 42.3 43.0 19
42 Adalberto Mondesi 41 49 45 38 43.3 43.0 11
43 Aledmys Diaz 34 54 46 41 43.8 43.5 20
44 Nick Ahmed 46 40 46 44 44.0 45.0 6
45 Chad Pinder 44 42 44 49 44.8 44.0 7



Print This Post

Paul is the Editor of Rotographs and contributes to ESPN's Daily Notes. He is the purveyor of the SP Guide (on hiatus for '17). Follow Paul on Twitter @sporer, on Snapchat at psporer, and on Twitch at psporer24.

newest oldest most voted
brood550
Member
brood550

Where does Machado slot in this list when he gets SS eligibility?

cherry_pi
Member
cherry_pi

He’s number one, if you buy the bouceback. The Steamer projections do!

Here are the Fangraphs Auction Calculator $ values (found under the Projections tab) using standard Ottoneu settings, 12 teams, and a $260 budget (dollar values assigned to Avg, R, RBI, HR, SB, Position Adjustment):

Trout: $42.3 (for reference)
Turner: $30.6 (#6 overall hitter)
Machado: $30.1 (#7 overall hitter)
Lindor: $25.4
Correa: $21.6
Bellinger: $19.6 (for reference, 30th ranked batter)

The same projections, adjusted for standard Yahoo league settings (no distinction in OF, no CI or MI, 2 UT, 5 Bench, 1400 max IP):

Trout: $56.3 (for reference)
Machado: $37.8 (#6 overall hitter)
Turner: $37.4 (#7 overall hitter)
Lindor: $31.5
Correa: $25.9
Bellinger: $22.6 (still #30)

cheekfullofchew
Member
cheekfullofchew

probably first.

Anon
Member
Anon

Machado will be between Schoop and Beckham. . . .

montreal
Member
montreal

Good one. LOL

southie
Member
southie

Between Galvis and Tulo?