FANTASY BASEBALL 2020: TOP SHORTSTOPS & THIRD BASEMEN

TOP 30 SHORTSTOPS

1. Francisco Lindor, CLE

2. Trevor Story, COL

3. Trea Turner, WAS

Could be #1 if he’s moved to third in Washington’s batting order and doesn’t steal less bases.

4. Fernando Tatis Jr., SDP

His BABIP was too high last season and this is his sophomore season

5. Javier Baez, CHC

6. Xander Bogaerts, BOS

7. Gleyber Torres, NYY

His power is very questionable according to Statcast.

8. Adalberto Mondesi, KCR

Major gamble due to his shoulder surgery and lack of plate discipline.

9. Jonathan Villar, MIA

Mid-season trade candidate who could bat low in the batting order or be benched altogether on his new team.

10. Tim Anderson, CWS

He has terrible plate discipline and stopped stealing in the second half of last season (presumably due to his ankle injury).

11. Bo Bichette, TOR

He never played a full season in the Majors.

12. Amed Rosario, NYM

13. Elvis Andrus, TEX

He stopped stealing in 2018, but bounced back last season in his contract year.

14. Jean Segura, PHI

Will his speed bounce back with a new manager?

15. Marcus Semien, OAK

16. Scott Kingery, PHI

The power and steals projections are promising.

17. Carlos Correa, HOU

It’s unlikely that he’ll be healthy enough to perform up to his projections.

18. Paul DeJong, STL

19. Lourdes Gurriel Jr., TOR

Never played a full season in the Majors.

20. Jorge Polanco, MIN

21. Niko Goodrum, DET

22. Corey Seager, LAD

23. Kevin Newman, PIT

24. Jose Peraza, BOS

Will he be a starter? Will he hit consistently enough to stick as one?

25. Jon Berti, MIA

His speed is very appealing, but he needs to get enough at-bats.

26. Mauricio Dubon, SFG

Breakout candidate.

27. Nick Ahmed, ARI

28. Freddy Galvis, CIN

29. Nicky Lopez, KCR

30. Asdrubal Cabrera, WAS

TOP 30 THIRD BASEMEN

1. Jose Ramirez, CLE

Can he be more consistent this time around? He’s the only 3B who projects to hit 30 home runs and to steal 20+ bases.

2. Rafael Devers, BOS

Only other 3B projecting to top 30 home runs and steal 8+ bases. If he steals closer to 15, he moves to #1.

3. Nolan Arenado, COL

If he gets traded, his power will go down due to his Coors friendly home/road splits. He also doesn’t steal bases.

4. Alex Bregman, HOU

Statcast says that he’s not really a power hitter and he stopped stealing bases. The juiced ball is the only thing keeping his value high.

5. Yoan Moncada, CWS

He benefited from a high BABIP, but has the tools to shoot up this list with his power/speed combo.

6. Kris Bryant, CHC

Trade candidate.

7. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., TOR

Breakout candidate.

8. Matt Chapman, OAK

If his BABIP is closer to average instead of below like last season, his average and ranking on this list will improve.

9. Josh Donaldson, TOR

Injury and decline risk due to his recent history and age. He’s also moving to a pitcher’s park.

10. Anthony Rendon, LAA

Had an outlier of a season last year due to the combination of a contract year and the juiced ball. His exit velocity actually declined from 2018 to 2019.

11. Eugenio Suarez, CIN

Can he hit 40 homers again?

12. Manny Machado, SDP

13. Mike Moustakas, CIN

14. Justin Turner, LAD

Injury-risk but in his contract year.

15. Miguel Sano, MIN

16. Jeff McNeil, NYM

17. Scott Kingery, PHI

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19. Kyle Seager, SEA

20. Miguel Andujar, NYY

21. Brian Anderson, MIA

22. Yandy Diaz, TBR

Has the power but needs the at-bats.

23. Hunter Dozier, KCR

24. Tommy Edman, STL

Will he start? Will he continue being a different player to the one that he was in the Minors?

25. Travis Shaw, TOR

26. Todd Frazier, TEX

27. Matt Carpenter, STL

Will he start and bounce back after a dismal 2019?

28. Tommy La Stella, LAA

29. J.D. Davis, NYM

He’s not currently a starter.

30. Jake Lamb, ARI

Will he start?

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