Positional thoughts for the upcoming season, giving the lows and highs of players to watch heading into your fantasy baseball drafts.
Tier One is really a great core of young talent for shortstops. Carlos Correa
is the clear choice, as he has the potential for 30 home runs and a high OBP. Honestly, I would draft Francisco Lindor
and Corey Seager
over Trea Turner
, simply because you're relying on Turner's speed. Either way, you really can't go wrong with any player listed among the Tier One shortstops.
has made is clear during the off-season that he wants to return to shortstop. However, for now, he's still going to be the every day third basemen for the Orioles (with SS eligibility). Machado had a dismal start to the season in 2017, but found a nice groove by the end of year. He finds himself just outside the Top Tier looking in, but could change by the end of the month in May.
slugged a career high 25 home runs for the Yankees last season, which is a total he'll reach again in 2018. The Angels have both Andrelton Simmons
and Zack Cozart
on the roster, with Cozart shifting over to third base - carrying over his SS eligibility from the Cincinnati Reds.
Tier Four has some nice plug-and-play pieces, with the likes of Paul DeJong
and Jorge Polanco
. Both players could find themselves as 20/20 type players with a full season of playing time.
Although Tim Beckham
is listed in Tier Five to start the season - a fresh start in Baltimore ignited his game late last season. Perhaps some of that magic can carry over to 2018. Orlando Arcia
gave the Brewers a nice showing in 2017 - with the hopes of becoming more of a top-of-the-order hitter in 2018.