Congratulations on surviving another off-season. Now that the new year is upon us, it’s time to spend the next month traveling across the positional landscape, labeling players with numbers that correspond to their value. It’s the very definition of freedom. A ton of hard work was put into these rankings, and will continue to be put in as we bring you just an ungodly amount of information over the next month. We hope you enjoy the product we’ve created, and if you’d like to show appreciation for that work you can do so through this link, or via the donate button on in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage. All donations are truly appreciated.
The shortstop list might be the most prospect-heavy one thus far, and there’s good reason for that. There’s ample talent at the position in the minor leagues that has yet to move off for defensive purposes. The ranks will thin out as that happens, but for now, it’s a well stocked position. To that end, some of the weaker fantasy options at the major league level won’t appear on this list. This isn’t for lack of consideration, but rather the eminent availability of such types make them less valuable than someone with even a glimmer of hope.
1) Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies (Age: 30, Previous Rank: 1)