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Fantasy Baseball: Midseason Shortstop Rankings

This article was originally posted by Seth Walder over at Fake Teams

We are now officially past the half-way mark in the season--and more than halfway through our rankings. Below are the shortstop rankings, anyone who qualifies at short in Yahoo, ESPN or CBS leagues qualifies. 

Rank Player Ray Jason Brian Seth Average
1 Hanley Ramirez 1 1 1 1 1
2 Jose Reyes 3 2 2 2 2.25
3 Derek Jeter 4 3 3 3 3.25
4 Jimmy Rollins 2 4 4 4 3.5
5 Elvis Andrus 7 5 5 5 5.5
6 Rafael Furcal 6 7 7 7 6.75
7 Ben Zobrist 5 6 10 6 7
8 Stephen Drew 8 14 6 8 9
T-9 Troy Tulowitzki 12 10 11 10 10.75
T-9 Yunel Escobar 13 11 8 11 10.75
T-11 Alexei Ramirez 11 13 9 16 12.25
T-11 Marco Scutaro 16 12 12 9 12.25
13 Ryan Theriot 14 8 14 NR 14.25
14 Erick Aybar 10 15 NR 12 14.5
15 Sean Rodriguez 15 16 16 17 16
16 Miguel Tejada 16 17 17 15 16.25
17 Orlando Cabrera 9 20 NR 19 17.25
18 Jason Bartlett NR 9 NR NR 18
19 Juan Uribe NR 18 NR 13 18.25
20 Asdrubal Cabrera NR 19 13 NR 18.5
T-21 Alex Gonzalez NR NR NR 14 19.25
T-21 Jhonny Peralta 17 NR 18 NR 19.25
23 Alcides Escobar NR NR 15 NR 19.5
24 Cliff Pennington 20 NR 20 18 19.75
25 Starlin Castro 19 NR 19 NR 20
26 Clint Barmes 18 NR NR NR 20.25
27 Christian Guzman NR NR NR 20 20.75

In most cases I think our rankings came down to who we felt would rebound, or would be more likely to rebound. Most of us have one or two players that we ranked way ahead of the pack, and in most cases its a player that has been underperforming and we think will improve, or an injured player that may have more of an impact on his return. 

Obviously placing Troy Tulowitzki was hard, but he fell in what I felt was a similar area that other injured players have been falling to in our rankings. Interesting that Clint Barmes, Tulo's replacement, made the list as well--he's been red hot since starting at short. 

As always, the best part of rankings is that people feel differently and question them, so question away! Particularly if you're wondering about one person's ranking, ask in the comments below and we'll do our best to respond.