There’s no Reyes, Rollins or Hanley on this list of shortstops. This list is guys that can be had later in your drafts if you’ve punted shortstop or are still looking for a middle infielder. Look at this as a supplement to the top 20 shortstops of 2010 fantasy baseball. If you’re feeling especially industrious, click on the players name to read more about them or to see their 2010 projections. Anyway, here’s some shortstops to target for 2010 fantasy baseball:
Elvis Andrus – He’s slated to start the season in the nine hole. I’ll bet my two hole he moves up the order by midseason.
Asdrubal Cabrera – Speaking of two holes, Asdrubal ended up on this list of shortstops to target rather than a 2nd baseman because he fits into my ideer of what I want at short more than 2nd. It’s the more speed, less power thing.
Alcides Escobar – I’ve compared him to Andrus in a past post — one letter off! The nice thing about Alcides is his defense is so good that he should have a longer leash than some other rookies like, oh, I don’t know, Mat Gamel.
Everth Cabrera – Okay, you know that crazy, roid rage British chef that does Dinner: Impossible? You are him in your draft and your mission is to try to find steals late at the middle infielder position and make Chicken Parm for twenty-five hundred people. When you’re taking a donut in power from an outfield or utility spot from someone like Juan Pierre, it hurts you. A donut from MI, you can handle. Mmm… donut.