2010 Fantasy Baseball Shortstop Rankings Outlook: With a valuable combination of speed and power, it should be no surprise that Hanley Ramirez sits atop our shortstop rankings. You could even make the case to pick him No. 1 overall over Albert Pujols since power at the shortstop position is much harder to find than at first base. Either way, Ramirez will likely be gone by the third overall pick.

After Ramirez is off the board the next best shortstops available already come with some uncertainty. Jimmy Rollins is a nice bounce-back candidate after a disappointing 2009 season, Jose Reyes missed most of last year with injuries and could be a bargain in the second round, Derek Jeter, who turned 35 last season, continues to produce, and Troy Tulowitzki is looking to prove that his 2009 rebound was not a fluke. Youngsters like Elvis Andrus, Alexei Ramirez, Jason Bartlett, and Asdrubal Cabrera add some more depth to the position while Alcides Escobar and Everth Cabrera could be potential late round sleeper picks.

Draft-Day Advice: If you are looking for power out of your shortstop then you’ll want to act fast as only a handful of players will top 20 HRs. Fortunately there is a lot of speed available at this position so plan your draft accordingly.

The following are our 2010 Fantasy Baseball Rankings, which are based on standard 5×5 scoring and take into account projected stats as well as upside and risk. Offensive categories include BA, HRs, Runs, RBIs, and SBs. Pitching categories are Wins, ERA, WHIP, Ks, and Saves. Although several players are eligible at multiple positions, they are listed at the position that they will most likely play the most in 2010. All leagues have different position eligibility requirements so be sure to check your settings before draft day.

2010 Rankings: C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | SP | RP | Top 150 | PDFicon Cheatsheet

RankPlayerABAVGHRRBIRSB
1Hanley Ramirez576.3422410610127
2Jimmy Rollins672.250217710031
3Jose Reyes147.2792151811
4Derek Jeter634.334186610730
5Troy Tulowitzki543.297329210120
6Elvis Andrus480.2676407233
7Alexei Ramirez542.27715687114
8Jason Bartlett500.32014669030
9Asdrubal Cabrera523.3086688117
10Miguel Tejada635.3131486835
11Erick Aybar504.3125587014
12Alcides Escobar125.304111204
13Yunel Escobar528.2991476895
14Rafael Furcal613.2699479212
15Stephen Drew533.2611265715
16Everth Cabrera377.2552315925
17Ryan Theriot602.2847548121
18Marco Scutaro574.282126010014
19J.J. Hardy414.2291147530

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