Machado tops 2017 fantasy baseball shortstop rankings

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Halpin: Top 250C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF | SP | RP | Position Eligibility

Fowler: Top 250 | C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF | SP | RP

2017 Top Fantasy Shortstops

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 90 picks, 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 15 … 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.

Player Team Positions
1 Manny Machado BAL SS,3B
2 Corey Seager LAD SS
3 Carlos Correa HOU SS
4 Jonathan Villar MIL SS,3B
5 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS
6 Francisco Lindor CLE SS
7 Trevor Story COL SS
8 Jean Segura SEA SS,2B
9 Eduardo Nunez SF SS,3B
10 Addison Russell CHC SS
11 Troy Tulowitzki TOR SS
12 Javier Baez CHC SS,2B,3B
13 Aledmys Diaz STL SS
14 Elvis Andrus TEX SS
15 Brad Miller TB SS,1B
16 Marcus Semien OAK SS
17 Dansby Swanson ATL SS
18 Tim Anderson CWS SS
19 Brandon Crawford SF SS
20 Jedd Gyorko STL 2B,SS,3B
21 Didi Gregorius NYY SS
22 Ketel Marte ARI SS
23 Orlando Arcia ARI SS
24 Asdrubal Cabrera NYM SS
25 Jose Peraza CIN SS,OF
26 Alcides Escobar KC SS
27 Danny Espinosa LAA SS
28 Chris Owings ARI SS,OF
29 Andrelton Simmons LAA SS
30 Jhonny Peralta STL SS,3B

2017 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Halpin: Top 250C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF | SP | RP | Position Eligibility

Fowler: Top 250 | C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF | SP | RP

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