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Top-100 Dynasty Shortstop Rankings for 2022

When it comes to infield positions, the shortstop position leads the way in both talent and depth. All of the top five in these dynasty shortstop rankings fall within my top-20 overall and 20 are within my top-100 overall. It’s not just about the star power either as this position is loaded with depth both at the Major League level and in the minors as well. Plenty of these prospects will move to other positions eventually, but for now, they add to an already deep position.

And as a reminder, proximity factors in more heavily in my dynasty rankings than it does in my prospect rankings.

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Fantasy Baseball Dynasty Shortstop Rankings

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Anthony Volpe, NYY

In a month or two when Bobby Witt Jr and Julio Rodriguez graduate from prospect status, Anthony Volpe is on the shortlist to be the new top dog. The 2019 first-round selection put together a season for the ages in 2021, slashing .294/.423/.604 with 68 extra-base hits, 27 home runs, and 33 steals in just 513 plate appearances between Lo-A and Hi-A. On top of that, Volpe had nearly as many walks (79) as strikeouts (90). Volpe projects as plus across the board offensively and will have a great lineup and hitter-friendly home ballpark waiting for him when he likely debuts next season. There’s early-round fantasy upside in Volpe’s profile thanks to his blend of tools, high floor, and .280+/25/25 upside.

Jeremy Pena, HOU

When you let a player like Carlos Correa leave via free agency, it’s usually because you can’t or won’t pay his asking price, or you have a young, in-house candidate ready to replace him. In Houston’s case, this was definitely the latter. While it was only 37 games, Pena broke out last season and showed that he was more than capable of stepping in to fill the void at shortstop in Houston following Carlos Correa’s departure. Pena slashed .297/.363/.579 with 18 extra-base hits, 10 home runs, and six steals, and was impressive this spring as well. Long-term, Pena could blossom into a 25-homer bat with help from the Crawford boxes while adding a .270+ average and 10-15 steals as well. Correa is a damn good player, but I have a feeling that Pena is going to flourish as Houston’s starting shortstop.

Willy Adames, MIL

While he’s off to s so-so start here in 2022, Willy Adames dynasty stock is definitely on the rise right now. Following a May trade from Tampa Bay to Milwaukee, Adames flourished and was one of the top offensive shortstops in the league for the last 2/3 of the season or so. In his time with Milwaukee, Adames slashed .285/.366/.521 with 26 doubles, 20 homers, 58 RBI, 61 runs, and four steals in 413 plate appearances. If he can maintain this level of production over 600+ plate appearances, 100/30/100/5 is well within reach. If his career stats away from the Trop are any indication, Adames surge with Milwaukee could be legit.

1Fernando Tatis Jr.SDP23.41
2Bo BichetteTOR24.21
3Trea TurnerLAD28.91
4Wander FrancoTBR21.21
5Bobby Witt Jr.KCR21.91
6Xander BogaertsBOS29.62
7Trevor StoryBOS29.52
8Tim AndersonCHW28.92
9Corey SeagerTEX28.12
10Marcus SemienTEX31.72
11Francisco LindorNYM28.52
12CJ AbramsSDP21.62
13Anthony VolpeNYY212
14Javier BaezDET29.53
15Noelvi MarteSEA20.63
16Jazz Chisholm Jr.MIA24.33
17Carlos CorreaMIN27.73
18Jorge PolancoMIN28.93
19Willy AdamesMIL26.73
20Oneil CruzPIT23.63
21Jake CronenworthSDP28.33
22Dansby SwansonATL28.33
23Adalberto MondesiKCR26.83
24Gleyber TorresNYY25.44
25Marco LucianoSFG20.74
26Gavin LuxLAD24.54
27Luis UriasMIL254
28Bryson StottPHI24.64
29Kahlil WatsonMIA19.14
30Marcelo MayerBOS19.44
31Jordan LawlarARI19.84
32Amed RosarioCLE26.54
33Jeremy PenaHOU24.64
34Brendan RodgersCOL25.84
35Oswald PerazaNYY21.94
36Brady HouseWSH18.94
37Cristian HernandezCHC18.45
38Chris TaylorLAD31.75
39Orelvis MartinezTOR20.55
40Eugenio SuarezSEA30.85
41Austin MartinMIN23.15
42Brayan RocchioCLE21.35
43Brandon CrawfordSFG35.35
44Royce LewisMIN22.95
45Reginald PreciadoCHC195
46Pedro LeonHOU245
47Jordan GroshansTOR22.55
48Trey SweeneyNYY22.15
49Isiah Kiner-FalefaNYY27.25
50Elly De La CruzCIN20.35
51Ronny MauricioNYM21.16
52Josh RojasARI27.96
53Gio UrshelaMIN30.66
54Tyler FreemanCLE236
55Eddys LeonardLAD21.56
56Ha-Seong KimSDP26.66
57Matt McLainCIN22.86
58Greg JonesTBR24.26
59James TriantosCHC19.36
60Gunnar HendersonBAL20.96
61Jose BarreroCIN24.16
62Jeter DownsBOS23.87
63Nicky LopezKCR27.27
64Jordan WestburgBAL23.27
65Nico HoernerCHC257
66Liover PegueroPIT21.47
67Wilman DiazLAD18.57
68Vaughn GrissomATL21.47
69Roderick AriasNYY17.77
70Luisangel AcunaTEX20.27
71Xavier EdwardsTBR22.87
72Jose TenaCLE21.17
73J.P. CrawfordSEA27.37
74Gabriel AriasCLE22.27
75Andres GimenezCLE23.77
76Carlos ColmenarezTBR18.58
77Paul DeJongSTL28.88
78Jonathan VillarCHC318
79Oswaldo CabreraNYY23.28
80Jose SalasMIA19.18
81Ricardo CabreraCIN17.58
82Ezequiel TovarCOL20.88
83Victor AcostaSDP17.98
84Didi GregoriusPHI32.28
85Colson MontgomeryCHW20.28
86Ed HowardCHC20.39
87Angel MartinezCLE20.39
88Robert PuasonOAK19.79
89Joey WendleMIA32.19
90Geraldo PerdomoARI22.69
91David FletcherLAA289
92Willi CastroDET25.19
93Maximo AcostaTEX19.59
94Taylor WallsTBR25.99
95Adael AmadorCOL19.19
96Elvis AndrusOAK33.79
97Miguel RojasMIA33.29
98Manuel BeltreTOR17.99
99Mauricio DubonSFG27.89
100Kevin NewmanPIT28.89

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