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July Shortstop Rankings

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

Sorry about the slight delay, but here are the July 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.

 

Click to see other July rankings:

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

 

 

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Shortstop Rankings

 

 

July Shortstop Team 2016 May June
1 Manny Machado Orioles 2 3B 1 1
2 Carlos Correa Astros 1 2 2
3 Xander Bogaerts Red Sox 3 4 3
4 Francisco Lindor Indians 2 3 4
5 Corey Seager Dodgers 4 6 6
6 Trevor Story Rockies 8 5 5
7 Ian Desmond Rangers 7 8 7
8 Troy Tulowitzki Blue Jays 5 7 12
9 Brad Miller Rays 6 10 8
10 Jonathan Villar Brewers 17 18 10
11 Jean Segura Diamondbacks 10 9 9
12 Jose Reyes Mets 14 19 17
13 Addison Russell Cubs 13 14 14
14 Brandon Crawford Giants 19 20 19
15 Marcus Semien Athletics 16 17 20
16 Eugenio Suarez Reds 15 12 16
17 Elvis Andrus Rangers 11 16 18
18 Jung-Ho Kang Pirates 20 15 11
19 Aledmys Diaz Cardinals 55 24 26
20 Javier Baez Cubs 24 2B 15 2B 23
21 Eduardo Nunez Twins 43 38 28
22 Starlin Castro Yankees 12 13 15
23 Alcides Escobar Royals 9 11 13
24 Jhonny Peralta Cardinals 26 25 21
25 Chris Owings Diamondbacks 21 22 22
26 Ketel Marte Mariners 18 21 24
27 Zack Cozart Reds 27 26 27
28 Tim Anderson White Sox 45 48 48
29 Danny Espinosa Nationals 33 2B 41 44
30 Didi Gregorius Yankees 30 32 30
31 Alex Bregmen Astros NR NR 37
32 Asdrubal Cabrera Mets 24 23 25
33 Wilmer Flores Mets 28 36 36
34 Jose Iglesias Tigers 25 28 31
35 Jose Ramirez Indians 46 44 32
36 Adeiny Hechavarria Marlins 29 31 33
37 Orlando Arcia Brewers 34 30 29
38 Alexei Ramirez Padres 23 27 34
39 J.J. Hardy Orioles 31 43 38
40 Jordy Mercer Pirates 38 37 39
41 Freddy Galvis Phillies 37 39 40
42 Erick Aybar Braves 22 29 42
43 Andrelton Simmons Angels 32 33 46
44 Jedd Gyorko Cardinals 36 35 41
45 Marwin Gonzalez Astros 40 47 47
46 Sean Rodriguez Pirates 180 OF NR NR
47 Daniel Descalso Rockies 59 NR NR
48 Eduardo Escobar Twins 35 40 43
49 Danny Santana Twins 44 42 45
50 Jimmy Rollins   33 34 35

 

Dropping off: Tyler Saladino (49th), Taylor Motter (50th)

 

  • I’m not sure Jose Reyes will be an upgrade over Wilmer Flores for the Mets -- I really wouldn’t count on it, once defense is factored in -- but for fantasy purposes, he’s quite a bit more interesting. I just would have rather seen what Flores could do. Had the Mets not signed Reyes, he’d be at least 10 spots higher this month.

 

  • Jung-Ho Kang would have held steady in the rankings based on performance, but it’s unclear how the investigation into the sexual assault allegations against him will play out. It’s possible he’ll spend the rest of the season in the Pirates’ lineup before anything is decided.

 

  • Orlando Arcia is going in the wrong direction in Triple-A; he hit .307 in April, .279 in May and .235 in June. Plus, he’s off to a 4-for-20 start in July. He’s not giving the Brewers much incentive to trade Aaron Hill and move Jonathan Villar to third, though they still really should go that route anyway.
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.