Manny Machado Is Fantasy Baseballs Best Shortstop & Arguably Best Third Baseman!

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Shortstop is another group with multiple players eligible to play different positions. Manny Machado, who will be the first shortstop off the board in most drafts (average daft position currently about 8th overall), went yard 37 times last season. Considering his batting average has increased each of the last two years Machado remains the leader in the clubhouse at shortstop.

I really like what Elvis Andrus was able to do for Texas last season. He’s been able to tally 20+ stolen bases for eight straight seasons, and hit over .300 for the first time in his career. Though I would expect some regression in batting average it wouldn’t be enough to stop me from drafting him if he’s available at a reasonable price. In addition to the studs in this group, there are also some wily veterans available in later rounds who still have some fantasy value.

Asdrubal Cabrera — maybe shockingly to some — hit 23 home runs for the Mets. Jose Reyes stole 9 bases in 60 games last season. If he is able to play the majority of the season (and this is a BIG if), he might be someone to keep an eye on toward the tail end of your draft.