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Machado played 45 games at SS and 114 games at 3B. Dual eligibility FTW! … Remember last year when we all fell over ourselves to draft Carlos Correa? His 2016 season was good but not great, and he’s settled in as a second-round pick. Not bad for a 22-year-old, and there’s certainly room for improvement … Do you trust Jonathan Villar’s out-of-nowhere breakout season? It’s going to cost you a second-round pick if you do … The ADP suggests a close race between Xander Bogaerts, Francisco Lindor and Trevor Story for the SS4 slot. I’d take Bogey, and I don’t trust Story in the third round … The ADP drop-off from Story to Eduardo Nunez is about seven rounds, so if you want one of the top half-dozen shortstops, get one early … There are plenty of decent bats at this position, as 18 shortstops hit 15 or more home runs, and 11 of those batted .270 or better … Nobody is sleeping on White Sox SS Tim Anderson, whose ADP is in Round 14 (assuming a 12-team mixed league) … If you’re looking for late-round speed, try Orlando Arcia, who hit 12 homers and stole 23 bases between Triple A and the majors last season. He won’t cost you much, and he’ll play.