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August Shortstop Rankings

by Matthew Pouliot
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Here’s the August rankings update. Players are ranked for the rest of the season based on a 5x5 scoring format. Included along with the position rankings is an updated top 300. Players are listed at the position at which they’re most valuable.

 

Click to see other August rankings:

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

 

 

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Shortstop Rankings

 

 

Aug Shortstop Team 2015 May June July
1 Troy Tulowitzki Blue Jays 2 2 2 2
2 Carlos Correa Astros 51 31 14 5
3 Hanley Ramirez Red Sox 1 1 1 1
4 Jose Reyes Rockies 3 5 4 3
5 Ian Desmond Nationals 4 3 3 4
6 Jhonny Peralta Cardinals 18 16 6 6
7 Xander Bogaerts Red Sox 11 10 11 9
8 Alexei Ramirez White Sox 9 6 10 11
9 Ben Zobrist Royals 7 13 8 8
10 Alcides Escobar Royals 10 9 13 13
11 Starlin Castro Cubs 5 4 5 7
12 Elvis Andrus Rangers 6 12 17 16
13 Brandon Crawford Giants 29 25 20 18
14 Erick Aybar Angels 12 14 12 14
15 Jean Segura Brewers 14 8 9 10
16 Jimmy Rollins Dodgers 13 7 15 15
17 Jung-Ho Kang Pirates 26 41 16 21
18 Brad Miller Mariners 16 18 21 19
19 Jed Lowrie Astros 17 33 35 33
20 Marcus Semien Athletics 22 2B 11 7 12
21 Francisco Lindor Indians 37 35 36 25
22 Brock Holt Red Sox 34 3B 32 3B 35 3B 17
23 Addison Russell Cubs 50 15 18 20
24 Yunel Escobar Nationals 32 34 34 26
25 J.J. Hardy Orioles 20 20 22 23
26 Asdrubal Cabrera Rays 19 23 26 29
27 Andrelton Simmons Braves 15 17 19 22
28 Jose Iglesias Tigers 36 26 30 30
29 Eugenio Suarez Reds 39 47 NR 31
30 Adeiny Hechavarria Marlins 27 19 27 27
31 Stephen Drew Yankees 24 27 29 28
32 Wilmer Flores Mets 22 28 23 24
33 Didi Gregorius Yankees 28 29 31 32
34 Tyler Saladino White Sox 78 NR NR NR
35 Javier Baez Cubs 23 44 39 42
36 Ketel Marte Mariners 90 NR NR NR
37 Freddy Galvis Phillies 30 32 32 36
38 Chris Owings Diamondbacks 21 21 28 34
39 Ruben Tejada Mets 49 49 NR 44
40 Corey Seager Dodgers 77 NR NR 45
41 Mike Aviles Indians 39 2B 37 2B 33 38
42 Jorge Polanco Twins 73 NR NR NR
43 Eduardo Nunez Twins 41 42 47 39
44 Ryan Flaherty Orioles 38 43 41 35
45 Nick Ahmed Diamondbacks 40 48 46 41
46 Clint Barmes Padres 65 NR NR NR
47 Tim Beckham Rays 80 2B 30 NR NR
48 Alexi Amarista Padres 34 39 40 40
49 Trevor Story Rockies NR NR NR NR
50 Eduardo Escobar Twins 46 46 37 48

 

Shortstops

 

Dropping off: Danny Santana (37th), Jordy Mercer (43rd), Christian Colon (46th), Everth Cabrera (47th), Jonathan Villar (49th), Andrew Romine (50th)

 

o If Tulo couldn’t stay in Coors, there certainly wasn’t a better situation for him out there than Toronto. He takes over as the No. 1 shortstop this month with Hanley sleepwalking through these last couple of months.

 

o The other Ramirez here has fared much better, as Alexei hit .300 with three homers and five steals during the White Sox’s July surge. The only reason he didn’t move up higher than eighth is that the White Sox are still batting him seventh.

 

o A healthy Lowrie jumps back up to 19th in the rankings. He again looks like a mixed-league option after taking over at third base in Houston. Luis Valbuena, listed at second here, stands to lose much of his playing time unless he can outhit Chris Carter as a first baseman against righties.

 

o It’s unclear what the Mariners’ plan is for Marte once Robinson Cano returns to second base, but now that they’ve called him up, they might as well use him. If it’s at shortstop, then Miller will probably move to left field. If it’s in center field, then Austin Jackson will head to the bench. I don’t think Marte is likely to possess mixed league value. He can hit for a decent average, but it won’t come with much power and I’m not sure the Mariners will want him attempting a bunch of steals right away.

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.