2011 Fantasy Baseball Shortstop Rankings Outlook: When creating these rankings it is normally pretty easy for the gang here at fantasysmacktalk to agree who is the top player at each position. This was not the case when it came to shortstop. A lengthy argument ensured about Ramirez vs. Tulowitzki. We ended up going with Ramirez due to his speed and the fact that he has been so consistent but the argument can be made for Tulowitzki.

Other than stolen bases Tulo might beat Ramirez in every category in standard five by five leagues. All this mean is both of these guys are first round options and since this is such a thin position it would be wise to grab either of them if you have the chance.

Reyes is a nice third option but cannot be taken in the first round and an aging Rollins is certainly an injury concern at this point. Andrus is speedster but will not give you too much power and of course some Yankees fan in your league will take Jeter way too early.

Draft-Day Advice: There are a few youngster that might pay dividends but all this means is do not pass on the two clear cut studs if you have a chance to grab them in the first round.

The following are our 2011 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 2011. All leagues have different position eligibility requirements so be sure to check your settings before draft day.

2011 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | SP | RP | PDFicon Draft Day Cheatsheet

tierRankPlayerTmABHAVGHRRRBISB
11Hanley RamirezFLA5431630.321927632
12Troy TulowitzkiCOL4701480.31527899511
23Jose ReyesNYM5631590.28211835430
24Elvis AndrusTEX5881560.2650883532
25Jimmy RollinsPHI350850.2438484117
26Alexei RamirezCWS5851650.28218837013
27Derek JeterNYY6631790.27101116718
38Reid BrignacTB301770.256839453
39Stephen DrewARZ5651570.27815836110
310Starlin CastroCHC4631390.33534110
311Rafael FurcalLA3831150.38664322
412Ian DesmondWAS5251410.26910596517
413Erick AybarANA5341350.2535692922
414Asdrubal CabreraCLE3811050.276339296
415Yunel EscobarTOR4971270.256460356
516Jason BartlettSD4681190.2544714711
517Cliff PenningtonOAK5081270.256644629
518Alex GonzalezATL5951490.252374881
519Yuniesky BetancourtMLW5561440.2591660782
520Alcides EscobarKC5061190.2354574110
521Juan UribeLA5211290.2482464851

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