2017 Fantasy Baseball Weekly Rankings: Short Stops 2017 TOP 200 Fantasy Football Rankings, TOP 200 PPR Cheatsheets TOP 200 PPR Draft / Draft Rankings

Printer Friendly

2017 Fantasy Baseball Weekly Rankings: Short Stops

Last update: 10/31/2017
Scout Fantasy has developed a way to determine each player's value within each category relevant to their production. Both pitchers and hitters each provide five categories in 5X5 Roto Fantasy Baseball leagues.

The development of SCOUTscores started with the theory around "Average Player Scores." In today's Fantasy Baseball market, it is extremely difficult to determine a baseball player's value when drafting, especially because you need so many different positions, let alone the fact that there are multiple scoring categories. The "Average Player Theory" is a way to compare players at similar positions. Once we have a baseline of the average player, we can determine which players provide the biggest edge and positional value.

Our SCOUTscores can work with any projections to deliver results. This season, we did all the research on all 30 baseball teams. We then did our team profiles for each team's projections. With this information, we delivered preseason Scout rankings in addition to weekly rankings based on playing time and opportunity. If a player is projected to play in seven games, he'll have a better chance to produce stats in the counting categories. This doesn't necessarily mean he'll have a higher score than a player with much higher skill set with five games.

Once we have each player's projections matched up with the SCOUTscore, we have a way to compare values of all players. For this information to have more value, we really need to compare players who play the same position.

The bottom line here is that a Fantasy owner is trying to gain an edge with each of his first few picks in the draft while filling as many categories as possible. Each decision takes a Fantasy owner on a different path.

By using SCOUTscores, a Fantasy owner can easily see which players had the most value last season. It is really a tool that will help you when you are making future decisions. By understanding the player pool and each player's value within each category, a Fantasy owner can make better draft decisions. Here's a look at chart for both batters and pitchers to show power points gained or lost in each category within a league environment:

Click here to read more about the development of Scoutscores!

2017 MLB Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit

1 Trea Turner 2B/SS/OF WAS 0.33
2 Manny Machado 3B/SS BAL 0.20
3 Orlando Arcia SS MIL 0.18
4 Carlos Correa SS HOU 0.11
5 Jean Segura 2B/SS SEA 0.10
6 Francisco Lindor SS CLE 0.09
7 Corey Seager SS LAD 0.08
8 Elvis Andrus SS TEX 0.05
9 Tim Anderson SS CWS 0.05
10 Xander Bogaerts SS BOS 0.01
11 Chris Taylor 2B/SS LAD -0.02
12 Trevor Story SS COL -0.05
13 Marcus Semien SS OAK -0.05
14 Ketel Marte SS ARI -0.07
15 Asdrubal Cabrera SS NYM -0.08
16 Javier Baez 2B/3B/SS CHC -0.09
17 Didi Gregorius SS NYY -0.11
18 Jonathan Villar 3B/SS MIL -0.12
19 Amed Rosario SS NYM -0.16
20 Brad Miller 1B/2B/SS TB -0.16
21 Dansby Swanson SS ATL -0.17
22 Eduardo Escobar SS/OF MIN -0.18
23 Alcides Escobar SS KC -0.19
24 Jorge Polanco SS MIN -0.20
25 Zack Cozart SS CIN -0.20
26 Brandon Crawford SS SF -0.20
27 Jose Iglesias SS DET -0.20
28 Andrelton Simmons SS LAA -0.21
29 Jordy Mercer SS PIT -0.25
30 Freddy Galvis SS PHI -0.25
31 J.P. Crawford SS PHI -0.27
32 Addison Russell SS CHC -0.28
33 Adeiny Hechavarria SS TB -0.28
34 Tim Beckham 2B/SS BAL -0.29
35 Erick Aybar SS SD -0.33
36 Johan Camargo 3B/SS ATL -0.33
37 Wilmer Difo 2B/SS WAS -0.33
38 Tyler Saladino 2B/SS CWS -0.37
39 Miguel Rojas 1B/2B/SS MIA -0.39
40 Andrew Romine SS DET -0.39