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Fantasy Baseball Cheat Sheet: Shortstop Rankings for 2017

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Shortstop has become a haven of young talent over the last four years, and this season is the definition of this as a look at the top of the fantasy rankings at the position will show. Consider that a player like Troy Tulowitzki, a guy that was an elite fantasy producer, is now on the downsides of his career and is no more than a borderline top-10 option.

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Instead Tulo has passed the mantle on to the likes of Manny Machado, Corey Seager, Carlos Correa, Xander Bogaerts and Francisco Lindor. This season these young bucks (and a few others) should continue to develop more and we may find out if Lindor’s surprising new power stroke is real or not in 2017.

Much like second base, there are players with more power who are shortstop-eligible while others offer more speed. The good news is that shortstop is no longer a position that boasts only three elite options followed by a cesspool of question marks. This season, the debate is how soon do you take one (and who), although chances are you can still end up with a decent option if you decide to wait a few rounds. It’s always a good thing to have options.

2017 Fantasy Baseball Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR ™ - Expert Consensus Rankings
ADP - Average Draft Position

— Rankings by Chris Meyers, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a member of the FSWA. Meyers' work appears on many other sites, including Follow him on Twitter @FantsyChillpony.