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Dynasty Dugout: Shortstop Dynasty/Keeper Rankings

I debated leaving shortstop for last due to the amount of intrigue and offensive prowess at the position these days. But for the sake of going in somewhat of an order, I held off. Every year it seems like this position gets better and younger. Just look at the top of the rankings below. The average age of the top-10 is just 24. That's it. Can someone please get Jean Segura a walker or a cane of some sort? The dude is ancient for this top-10 at 28 years old. Needless to say, shortstop is in a great position and should only…

The Baseball Show, S2.E13 Rob Silver [Video]

Only a few people in this world know the feeling of taking down the entire field in a Fantasy Baseball contest. Our guest this week, Rob Silver (@RobSilver) was the 2016 NFBC Main Champion (7:45). That achievement comes with a great deal of respect, and commands your attention in his thoughts on the upcoming #TGFBI (10:20), as well as Draft Strategy thoughts in general (11:50); the How and Why of having a Plan (17:25), does he label anyone as Must Have Pitchers for 2018 (19:20), does Logan Morrison move the needle (22:31),…

Observations from the Beat Al Melchior League Draft

I'm a big fan of deep leagues, but one of the less attractive aspects of drafting a large player pool is finding players you can be enthused about in the later rounds. Usually, it's not a problem we need to sweat. Even in deep formats, savvy owners can usually fill the gaps they left with bad late picks through trades or FAAB bidding. So imagine being in a 15-team league with 50-player rosters that doesn't allow trading or add/drops. That is a reality for me and the 14 owners who paid a $150 entry fee for the chance at a…

Fantrax Staff Debate: Carlos Correa vs. Trea Turner

One of the most enjoyable parts of fantasy sports in debating which players are better than others. We’ve all done it. You’re hanging out with some friends, probably enjoying a beer or two, and you get into a long discussion over which player is better than another one. Sometimes it might get heated, but that’s okay. We aren’t all going to agree on every single player. That would make fantasy leagues incredibly boring. The same can be said here at Fantrax. We have a great group of writers and podcasters (that might not be…

2018 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Shortstop (Updated)

As I was growing up during the mid to late '90s, a shortstop revolution changed the way we thought about the position’s offensive capabilities. Guys like Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Nomar Garciaparra, and Miguel Tejeda blazed onto the scene and quickly proved that shortstop was more than just a position for defensive prowess. Over the last few years, another wave of dynamic offensive talents has graced the shortstop position. Just look at the top-10 of these rankings. The "old" man of the top-10 is Elvis Andrus at 29,…