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May Shortstop Rankings

by Matthew Pouliot
Updated On: May 1, 2019, 4:51 am ET

Up this week are the May rest-of-season position rankings and overall top 300. Remember that players are listed where they’re most valuable, so if you don’t see someone you’re looking for, check another position. Designated hitters are listed with the first basemen.

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Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH

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Shortstop Rankings

MayShortstopTeam2019
1Trevor StoryRockies1
2Francisco LindorIndians3
3Alex BregmanAstros4
4Javier BaezCubs6
5Trea TurnerNationals2
6Xander BogaertsRed Sox5
7Carlos CorreaAstros8
8Adalberto MondesiRoyals9
9Tim AndersonWhite Sox15
10Manny MachadoPadres7
11Elvis AndrusRangers14
12Jonathan VillarOrioles4 2B
13Jean SeguraPhillies10
14Corey SeagerDodgers11
15Ketel MarteDiamondbacks13
16Paul DeJongCardinals19
17Gleyber TorresYankees17
18Fernando Tatis Jr.Padres26
19Jorge PolancoTwins24
20Amed RosarioMets18
21Jose PerazaReds12
22Andrelton SimmonsAngels21
23Dansby SwansonBraves34
24Marcus SemienAthletics28
25Asdrubal CabreraRangers22
26Willy AdamesRays23
27Garrett HampsonRockies16
28Marwin GonzalezTwins25
29Eduardo EscobarDiamondbacks29
30Didi GregoriusYankees31
31Scott KingeryPhillies32
32Lourdes GurrielBlue Jays20
33Cole TuckerPirates58
34Tim BeckhamMariners38
35Jurickson ProfarAthletics27
36Enrique HernandezDodgers41
37Brendan RodgersRockies49
38Orlando ArciaBrewers33
39Freddy GalvisBlue Jays39
40Carter KieboomNationals69
41Nick AhmedDiamondbacks43
42Addison RussellCubs36
43Chris TaylorDodgers30
44Aledmys DiazAstros35
45Daniel RobertsonRays42
46Hernan PerezBrewers40
47Brandon CrawfordGiants37
48Jose IglesiasReds44
49Bo BichetteBlue Jays48
50J.P. CrawfordMariners46
51Mauricio DubonBrewers45
52Troy TulowitzkiYankees50
53Wilmer DifoNationals42 2B
54Jorge MateoAthletics61
55Kevin NewmanPirates56

 

Dropping off: Jordy Mercer (47th), Jose Reyes (51st), JT Riddle (52nd), Richie Martin (53rd)

 

  • I didn’t think Tim Anderson was going to break through as a hitter this year, and I’m still not convinced that he’ll be an above average bat the rest of the way. However, he’s a good enough bet in homers and steals to warrant a spot in the top 10 at the extremely deep shortstop position. The top 11 players here are all in the first 50 of this month’s top 300.
  • Garrett Hampson entered the year as one of the league’s most intriguing sleepers, but though he’s received plenty of playing time in Colorado, he has been thoroughly unimpressive while hitting .184/.203/.276 with a 21/2 K/BB ratio in 80 plate appearances. He’s at the bottom of the league when it comes to exit velocity, too. He still has two big things going for him: Coors Field and about as much steal potential as anyone in the NL. However, he probably belongs in Triple-A right now.
  • With Hampson disappointing and Ryan McMahon also not doing a whole lot yet, it’s worth wondering if the Rockies will give Brendan Rodgers a shot at second base. Rodgers is playing mostly second base in Triple-A and hitting .326/.396/.629 for Albuquerque. He’ll be worth trying in mixed leagues if he gets the call.

Matthew Pouliot

Matthew Pouliot is the Executive Editor of NBC Sports Edge and has been doing the site's baseball projections for the last 10 years. Follow him on Twitter @matthewpouliot.