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2008 Fantasy Preview: Shortstops
01/30/2008 3:49 PM ET
Below is a chart of every shortstop ranked and covered in MLB.com's 2008 Fantasy Preview, a rundown that includes established big leaguers and up-and-coming prospects.

The list features dollar values compiled by our MLB.com staff based on standard 23-man, $260, 5x5 mixed-league play. We included projected stats for the 2008 season as well as a one-liner prediction that encapsulates every player's value in 10 words or fewer. This page will be updated throughout the spring to reflect the impact of inevitable transactions, injuries and changing job situations.

An indispensable part of the draft-day kit, the cheat sheet can make the difference between winning and losing your fantasy league. With quick-hitting rankings and forecasts, it'll help you keep the remaining players on the board in order as the draft wears on. The last thing you want to be doing is flipping through some magazine when it's your turn to pick.

So play fair, but don't forget your cheat sheet when you head to your draft.

Stats listed are 2008 projections.
Dollar values based on standard 5x5 play, $260 budget per 23-man team.   
Mixed rankings: C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | SP | RP | Top 100        Go to: AL SS | NL SS
 Shortstops TM $$ Avg R HR RBI SB Notes
Jose ReyesNYM36.294121157273SB champ should recover from second-half slide.
Hanley RamirezFLA36.306108228744Will be hard-pressed to match '07 production.
Jimmy RollinsPHI35.288122268537Should come close to '07 MVP numbers.
Troy TulowitzkiCOL25.295106261018Capable of approaching .300-30-100.
Derek JeterNYY23.318105147418Veteran All-Star showing slight signs of decline.
Miguel TejadaHOU22.30894251064Hard-hitting SS should thrive in HOU.
Carlos GuillenDET22.305982010411Hits well enough at 1B, but better for SS.
Rafael FurcalLAD20.286101126130Potential bargain after injury-marred '07.
J.J. HardyMIL17.2729625883Plenty to like with power, protection.
Michael YoungTEX17.31286148711Hitting machine could rebound in HR department.
Edgar RenteriaDET16.28697106811Could be headed for downturn in Motown.
Jhonny PeraltaCLE14.2679024813Young power hitter still improving.
Khalil GreeneSD14.2518425924Offensive abilities suited for smaller park.
Orlando CabreraCWS14.27887126617Power to rebound a bit.
Stephen DrewARI12.27371156510Promising SS should enjoy better luck.
Julio LugoBOS12.27078106629Speedy vet to deliver improved AVG.
Yunel EscobarATL10.3059085510Primed to excel in everyday role.
Felipe LopezWAS9.2766684324SB potential too great to ignore in mixed formats.
Ryan TheriotCHC8.2797754825Speedster capable of improved AVG.
Jason BartlettTB8.2777664725Developing into nice source of SB.
Yuniesky BetancourtSEA6.2827096110Pretty consistent so far.
Alex GonzalezCIN5.2564313451Sidelined with compression fracture in left knee.
Brendan HarrisMIN4.2775910523Bat is legit but could wind up in utility role.
Bobby CrosbyOAK3.2484012439Will try once again to remain healthy.
David EcksteinTOR3.288794428Still effective, but becoming more injury-prone.
Jack WilsonPIT2.2786810523Don't expect repeat of stretch production.
Kevin FrandsenSF2.2805284710Scrappy youngster could claim starting infield job.
Nick PuntoMIN1.2754012215Has speed but no value when not hitting for AVG.
Brendan RyanSTL1.2763642610Contact skills, baserunning ability worth considering.
Cesar IzturisSTL1.2644123813Will start, but no longer a helpful SB guy.
Cristian GuzmanWAS1.272475366Comes with considerable injury risk.
Adam EverettMIN1.2485064612Could be mild surprise in new environment.
Erick AybarLAA1.264443228Facing tough competition for everyday job.
Jeff KeppingerCIN1.314426383Good average hitter could see extended PT.
Omar VizquelSF1.2654633910Knee surgery clouds future.
Donnie Murphy OAK1.2664211415Could get opportunities as Bobby Crosby's backup.
Alfredo AmezagaFLA1.268302169PT likely to drop with OF prospect Maybin on board.
Josh WilsonPIT1.260417398Could see regular PT at hot corner.
Juan UribeCWS1.2513210381Likely headed for backup IF duty.
Tony Pena Jr. KC1.258534499Not much to like other than few SB.
Aaron MilesSTL1.286251182One-category contributor headed for decreased PT.
Omar InfanteATL1.268306324Could see extra AB following trade to Atlanta.
Rich AuriliaSF1.268358411Huge home park squashes value.
Willie BloomquistSEA1.262261158Diminishing speed hurts utility value.
Wilson BetemitNYY1.2664816491Could make impact if injuries create opportunity.
Alex CintronCHC1.259162181Backup infielder has minimal value.
Alex CoraBOS1.240222152Backup MI unlikely to deliver much at plate.
Jed LowrieBOS1.2699181Can hit and play three IF spots.
Ben ZobristTB1.262264185Capable of improving AVG.
Alcides EscobarMIL1.2416033Young MI blocked by J.J. Hardy for now.
Reid BrignacTB1.238132104Looks like '09 will be his year.
Chris GomezCLE1.288182171Versatile veteran provides solid batting average.
Clint BarmesCOL1.261355334In the running for starting 2B job.
Cody RansomHOU1.2449281Career Minor Leaguer won't get serious look.
Craig CounsellMIL1.242353205Versatile vet offers little.
Freddy BynumBAL1.2663262111Will deliver more SB with more PT.
Geoff BlumHOU1.248274220Veteran to see decreased PT with move to Houston.
Jamey CarrollCLE1.270282205Contact hitter should improve poor '07 average.
John McDonaldTOR1.254282255Headed back to utility duty.
Luis HernandezBAL1.246313295Bat lags way behind defense.
Marco ScutaroTOR1.256284262Versatile vet has little value.
Mark LorettaHOU1.281243261Veteran contact hitter to see more of a backup role.
Miguel CairoSEA1.250160147Diminishing offensive skills limit value as utilityman.
D'Angelo JimenezSTL1.254214243Former top prospect still trying to find niche in Majors.
Ramon SantiagoDET1.254193175Starting hopes dashed by Edgar Renteria trade.
Ramon VazquezTEX1.231235201Has a little pop but won't play enough to help.
Ronny CedenoCHC1.263326275Regained some luster with strong Triple-A season.
Royce ClaytonFA1.24111182Big league career winding down.
Eric BruntlettPHI1.248152177Subpar hitter stuck behind All-Star duo.
Jason SmithKC1.227145161Still looking for big league job.
Neifi PerezFA1.247152131Long shot to contribute.
Angel BerroaKC1.2428292Running out of big league chances.
Manny BurrissSF1----------Future leadoff type with speed to spare.
Carlos TriunfelSEA1----------Keeper leaguers take note, a future stud in the making.
Brent LillibridgeATL1.261153137SS with speed could get crack in OF.

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