Post-Show Blog for 9/17/08 (SS Rankings)
On to the shortstops.
Despite his place on these lists (7th on both), Furcal’s the
obvious pick here as a guy who could hang around longer than he should in
drafts. Unfortunately, not everyone
watches the 411! Hitting atop that emerging
Dodgers lineup, especially if Manny stays, Furcal will score a ton of runs
while swiping 35+ bags. I always like to
get speed out of the shortstop and second base positions so I can focus on power
outfielders. Furcal’s been a longtime favorite
of mine, as outside of the elite names you see below (H-Ram, Reyes, Rollins), he’s the only one who
fits that profile.
Agree? Disagree? Have any questions completely unrelated to
this? Let’s hear it!
Hanley Ramirez Hanley
Jose Reyes Jose
Jimmy Rollins Jimmy Rollins
Derek Jeter Derek
Carlos Guillen Jhonny
Troy Tulowitzki Michael Young
Rafael Furcal Rafael
Edgar Renteria Troy Tulowitzki
Miguel Tejada J.J. Hardy
Michael Young Stephen Drew