Shortstop is an absolute glamour position, they make dazzling defensive plays and they’ve got some outstanding hitters, including the best and third-best players in the game in Hanley Ramirez and Jose Reyes, respectively.
Even the third best guy here, Jimmy Rollins, will provide awesome fantasy numbers.
However, after those big three, question marks start to appear. Michael Young is moving to third base, Alexei Ramirez is unproven and nobody’s sure if Troy Tulowitski is ready to bounce back to the form he flashed as a rookie.
Some guys that you should take a hard look at on draft day: Jhonny Peralta drops to almost criminal depths, so does Stephen Drew.
Any shortstop taken in the first three tiers is a fantasy starter. There are a couple, J.J. Hardy and Derek Jeter, from Tier 4 who could prove me wrong and join that crowd.
What do you think? Who’s better Ramirez or Reyes? Will Jeter continue to decline? Let us know in the comments.
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