Fantasy MLB
Shortstop Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Starlin Castro, SS, CHC4/27/2015 11:30:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is just 1-for-11 with six whiffs against Pittsburgh right-hander Vance Worley.
Insight: Castro appears to be enjoying this season surrounded by talented youngsters and being the "veteran." He is hitting .329 with two home runs and 11 RBI this season. Avoid this matchup.
Jose Reyes, SS, TORCold4/27/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes is hitless in eight at-bats versus Joe Kelly.
Insight: Since returning from a rib issue on April 21, Reyes is just 2-for-19 (.105). He doesn't figure to turn it around in this unfavorable matchup.
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS, MIA4/26/2015 7:48:00 PM
Description: Miami shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria had three RBI versus Washington.
Insight: Hechavarria has gotten off to a strong start, and now is hitting .333 with 16 RBI overall.
Erick Aybar, SS, ANA4/26/2015 3:18:00 PM
Description: Angels shortstop Erick Aybar is hitting just .143 versus Angels starting pitcher Hector Santiago.
Insight: Aybar is off to a very slow start as well, so it would be wise for fantasy owners to go with someone else on Sunday. He is hitting just .190 in 24 at-bats this year.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL4/26/2015 11:30:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura has a favorable matchup versus Cardinals starter Lance Lynn on Sunday.
Insight: Segura is 9-for-20 with two extra-base hits in his career against Lynn, so he should remain in all fantasy lineups. Segura has started 2015 very well, hitting .324 with one home run, eight runs and five RBI. Start him as long as he hits first or second in the order.
Everth Cabrera, SS, BAL4/26/2015 11:24:00 AM
Description: Orioles shortstop Everth Cabrera is a .476 hitter against Red Sox starting pitcher Wade Miley.
Insight: Cabrera is leading off for Baltimore on Sunday. He is 10-for-21 with three extra-base hits versus Miley in his career, so he is worth a flier in daily leagues.
Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX4/26/2015 9:24:00 AM
Description: Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus had two hits and a stolen base in the loss to the Angels on Saturday.
Insight: Andrus was the only Rangers hitter with two hits. Andrus is off to a slow start to the season, however, hitting .208 with one homer, six RBI, six runs and three steals.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL4/26/2015 9:12:00 AM
Description: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-5 with a home run in the extra-inning loss to the Giants on Saturday.
Insight: Tulowitski hit a solo home run in the third inning to give Colorado a, 2-1, lead, but the Rockies had to comeback to tie the game in the ninth in order to force extra innings. San Francisco, however, won, 5-4, in the 10th. Tulowitzki is hitting .303/.309/.530 with two home runs and nine RBI this season.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL4/25/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura continued his hot start, going 3-for-4 with a run in the, 5-3, loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.
Insight: Segura had two singles and a double, which was his fourth of the season. He is batting .324 with one home run, five RBI and eight runs. Without Carlos Gomez in the lineup, Segura is leading off. It would be better if Jonathan Lucroy was still hitting behind him, but as long as Segura is hitting at the top of the lineup, he is fantasy relevant.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL4/24/2015 4:36:00 PM
Description: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is not in the lineup for Friday's game.
Insight: He is getting a routine day of rest. Daniel Descalso will get the start at shortstop.
Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOS4/24/2015 3:34:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: It's not a complete surprise considering he's just 1-for-10 with four strikeouts versus Baltimore starter Miguel Gonzalez.
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHICold4/24/2015 1:52:00 PM
Description: Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins is hitless in nine at-bats versus Andrew Cashner.
Insight: Rollins is batting just .193 and has yet to play up to expectations in his new uniform. This matchup won't help.
Addison Russell, SS, CHC4/23/2015 4:19:00 PM
Description: Cubs SS/2B Addison Russell picked up his first major league RBI on Thursday afternoon.
Insight: Russell had an RBI double in the fourth inning, and while he is hitting just .154 so far, the sky is the limit for Chicago's top prospect.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/23/2015 3:35:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez is getting Thursday off.
Insight: Ramirez is off to a strong start with five homers, 12 RBI and an .869 OPS through the first 14 games. The Red Sox outfield will be a bit weak without both Ramirez and Shane Victorino.
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI4/23/2015 1:43:00 PM
Description: Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Rollins had played in the first 14 Dodgers games and will finally get a day off. He's batting just .200, but does have seven RBI and seven runs scored.
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET4/23/2015 10:59:00 AM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias will get Thursday afternoon off.
Insight: No injury that we know of, just a day of rest. He's batting a hot .396 this season and also added four steals. Hernan Perez will start at shortstop.
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT4/23/2015 9:59:00 AM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer was not in the lineup on Wednesday against the Cubs and is questionable for Thursday's game.
Insight: Mercer took a fastball in the ribs from Brewers starter Matt Garza on Sunday and hasn't played since then. Jung Ho Kang is 3-for-6 with four RBI over the past two games so there is no need to rush Mercer back before he's ready.
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT4/22/2015 3:15:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer is still not in the lineup on Wednesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Mercer took a fastball in the ribs from Brewers starter Matt Garza on Sunday and hasn't played since then. Jung Ho Kang, who had a three-run double on Tuesday, will again start at shortstop.
Yunel Escobar, SS, WAS4/22/2015 10:43:00 AM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar is 9-for-24 with two doubles and an RBI in his career versus Cardinals starter John Lackey.
Insight: Escobar also has hits in the last three games. He also has two home runs in that stretch, so make sure Escobar is in the lineup on Wednesday.
Yunel Escobar, SS, WAS4/21/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar hit a walkoff homer Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Insight: He did so in the 10th off Carlos Villanueva. It was Escobar's lone hit in the game in fuve at-bats, and he now has two home runs and two RBIs overall.
Starlin Castro, SS, CHC4/21/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with four RBI including the game-tying hit in the ninth as Chicago rallied to beat Pittsburgh, 9-8.
Insight: Castro hit a chopping ground ball over the third baseman's head with the bases loaded in the ninth to tie the game. He also had an RBI-single in the third and solo home run in the sixth. Castro is hitting .352 with two home runs and 10 RBI this season.
Addison Russell, SS, CHC4/21/2015 4:46:00 PM
Description: Cubs top shortstop prospect Addison Russell has been called up to the big club in time for Tuesday's game and he'll start and bat ninth.
Insight: Russell will take over the second base role, for now, but is a natural shortstop. He was batting .316 at Triple-A Iowa.
Yunel Escobar, SS, WAS4/21/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar (groin) will play Tuesday night.
Insight: He was questionable coming in after missing the past two games. Escobar will bat sixth against Lance Lynn and the Cardinals.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR4/21/2015 4:26:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (fracture left ribs) will return to the lineup on Tuesday.
Insight: Reyes will reportedly hit exclusively from the right side, due to small rib fracture. It is not idea, but he is avoiding the disabled list for the moment.
Tim Beckham, SS, TAM4/21/2015 3:59:00 PM
Description: Rays backup shortstop Tim Beckham will get the start Tuesday night.
Insight: Asdrubal Cabrera isn't injured, just ineffective so far this season, batting .192 with a .472 OPS. Beckham is batting .267 with two homers and an .836 OPS.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/21/2015 3:54:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez left Monday morning's game due to illness, but is back in Tuesday's starting lineup batting cleanup.
Insight: Ramirez is off to a strong start with five homers, 12 RBI and an .895 OPS through the first 11 games.
Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOS4/21/2015 3:50:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts will get Tuesday off.
Insight: Bogaerts is hitting .319 through 12 games with eight RBI and eight runs scored. Utility man Brock Holt will start at shortstop and bat eighth.
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT4/21/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer was not in the lineup on Monday against the Cubs due to a rib injury and will not play Tuesday either.
Insight: Mercer took a fastball in the ribs from Brewers starter Matt Garza on Sunday, so Jung Ho Kang will start at shortstop. Too bad, as Mercer is 5-for-11 with two homers versus Tuesday's starter Travis Wood.
Hector Gomez, SS, MIL4/21/2015 1:52:00 PM
Description: Brewers infielder Hector Gomez will get some consistent at-bats at second base with Scooter Gennett placed on the disabled list.
Insight: Gomez is batting .286 in his 14 at-bats this season. He showed decent power at Triple-A Nashville last season, blasting 15 homers, with an .808 OPS.
Starlin Castro, SS, CHC4/21/2015 10:47:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is just 2-for-20 (.100) against Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano.
Insight: Castro is batting .327 this season and is one of the veterans of the very young, but talented Chicago lineup. He isn't a good play on Tuesday.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/21/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez left Monday morning's game due to illness.
Insight: At least the oft-injured star isn't hurt - it's the flu bug. Ramirez is off to a strong start with five homers, 12 RBI and an .895 OPS through the first 11 games. beat writer Gordon Edes expects him to play on Tuesday.
Yunel Escobar, SS, WAS4/21/2015 10:04:00 AM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar is questionable for Tuesday's game against St. Louis due to a groin issue.
Insight: Escobar is hitting .286 with a home run and RBI in 11 games this season. his last game was Friday night so he's had four days to rest.
Addison Russell, SS, CHC4/21/2015 9:36:00 AM
Description: Cubs top shortstop prospect Addison Russell is expected to be called up to the big club in time for Tuesday's game.
Insight: Russell is expected to take over the second base role, for now, but is a natural shortstop. He was batting .316 at Triple-A Iowa.
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT4/20/2015 4:58:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer is not in the lineup on Monday against the Cubs due to a rib injury.
Insight: Mercer took a fastball in the ribs from Brewers starter Matt Garza on Sunday, so Jung Ho Kang will start at shortstop. Mercer had an X-ray, which came back negative, so he is dealing with a bruise.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/20/2015 12:07:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez left Monday morning's game due to illness.
Insight: At least the oft-injured star isn't hurt - it's the flu bug. Ramirez is off to a strong start with five homers, 12 RBI and an .895 OPS through the first 11 games.
Alcides Escobar, SS, KAN4/20/2015 11:48:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is questionable for Monday's game against Minnesota due to a sprained left knee.
Insight: Escobar had not missed a game since 2013 and has averaged 158 games per season over the past four years, so missing two games and possible more is obviously a rarity. Christian Colon is his replacement, but has no fantasy value.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR4/20/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (fracture left ribs) could return to the lineup on Tuesday, according to Blue Jays manager John Gibbons.
Insight: Reyes is expected to bat from the right side only at the beginning, but at least the oft-injured shortstop appears to have avoided the disabled list.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/19/2015 6:09:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez hit his fifth home run of the season in the loss to the Orioles on Sunday.
Insight: Ramirez answered Adam Jones' home run in the first with a three-run shot in the bottom of the inning. Those three runs, however, were the only ones Boston would score as they lost to Baltimore, 8-3. Ramirez is hitting .255 but has show surprising power with five home runs and 12 RBI.
Ruben Tejada, SS, NYM4/19/2015 4:06:00 PM
Description: Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada produced three RBIs Sunday versus Miami.
Insight: He went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored as well. Tejeda is now batting .273 on the year.
Erick Aybar, SS, ANA4/19/2015 11:08:00 AM
Description: Angels shortstop Erick Aybar may be able to break out of his early-season slump on Sunday.
Insight: He will be facing off aganst Houston starter Scott Feldman, who he has a career .452 BA (14-for-31) against, wth three doubles and two triples.
Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOSHot4/17/2015 10:41:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth on Friday as Boston defeated Baltimore, 3-2.
Insight: Bogaerts was the only Red Sox with two hits in the game. His first single broke up a no-hit bid in the fifth. He also scored on catcher Ryan Hanigan's home run. Bogaerts is hitting .395 through 10 games.
Yunel Escobar, SS, WAS4/17/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar left Friday's game after tweaking his groin according to MLB.com.
Insight: The team is going to see how Escobar feels on Saturday before sending him to the disabled list. Escobar is hitting .286 with a home run and RBI in 11 games this season.
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS4/17/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond was 3-for-4 with two runs scored as Washington beat Philadelphia, 7-2, on Friday.
Insight: Desmond had three singles and scored in the first and seventh innings. He has a hit in four straight games, batting .500 with a double, home run and three RBI over that span.
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET4/17/2015 5:00:00 PM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias went 2-for-4 with the game-winning RBI-single in the ninth as Detroit beat the Chicago White Sox, 2-1.
Insight: With his two hits, Iglesias raised his batting average to .484, which is quite impressive for the defensive-minded shortstop even if it is only 10 games. He still doesn't have much power and won't drive in runs hitting ninth, but Iglesias is outplaying owners expectations through a week and a half.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR4/17/2015 11:40:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes, who left Thursday's game with soreness in his left ribs, has been diagnosed with a small fracture, according to beat writer Ben Nicholson-Smith.
Insight: Reyes had been dealing with an oblique injury, but it is unclear if this is the same injury. The Blue Jays will update whether he can play through it or need a trip to the DL soon.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL4/17/2015 9:23:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura could see a boost in production as he's expected to move to the top of the Milwaukee lineup with leadoff hitter Carlos Gomez sidelined by a hamstring injury.
Insight: Segura has batted mostly in the No. 7 hole this season, but has seen success as a No. 2 hitter in the past. He's batting .323 through the first nine games.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR4/16/2015 8:13:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes left Thursday's game with soreness in his left ribs according to MLB.com.
Insight: Reyes has been dealing with an oblique injury, but it is unclear if this is the same injury. The Blue Jays will probably update Reyes' status after the game.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL4/16/2015 5:28:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura wetn 1-for-4 in the, 4-0, loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.
Insight: Milwaukee only had six hits and was shutout, so no one in the lineup stood out. Segura is off to a nice start, hitting .323 in nine games. He hit lead off on Thursday with no Carlos Gomez in the lineup.
Jose Reyes, SS, TORHot4/16/2015 10:52:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes is a career .450 hitter (9-for-20) against Rays starter Chris Archer.
Insight: What we really like is that he's 3-for-3 is stolen base attempts. Maybe it will get him running as he's only attempted one stolen base this season. He's batting .333 this season through the first nine games.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/15/2015 4:51:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez hit another homer Wednesday against the Nationals.
Insight: Ramirez already has four homers and nine RBIs with his new team, and will have the opportunity to have a monster campaign.
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS4/15/2015 4:48:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond clubbed his first homer of the season on Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: It was his lone hit of the game. Owners should expect Desmond to improve on his .206/.270/.382 line quickly.
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS4/14/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond continues to struggle in the field, but he did have three hits on Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Desmond went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored. It was easily his best offensive game in the young season. Unfortunately, Desmond also committed his sixth error of the season. Fantasy owners don't need to worry about Desmond's slow offensive start, but at some point, the defensive errors is a bit worrisome although Washington doesn't really have any other options for shortstop besides Desmond.
Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOSHot4/14/2015 2:50:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Brock Holt will get the start. Since a hitless opening day, Boaerts has batted safely in six stright games and has a .433 batting average. He should be back for the next game.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/14/2015 2:45:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez is probable for Tuesday's game against Washington due to a sore right foot.
Insight: Ramirez fouled a ball off his foot in Monday's game and the team did a scan which came back negative. Given his injury history, there is always the possibility that the team will play it safe, but at this time we expect him to play. Update: Ramirez is in Tuesday's lineup.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/14/2015 10:34:00 AM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez is probable for Tuesday's game against Washington due to a sore right foot.
Insight: Ramirez fouled a ball off his foot in Monday's game and the team did a scan which came back negative. Given his injury history, there is always the possibility that the team will play it safe, but at this time we expect him to play.
Jhonny Peralta, SS, STL4/13/2015 7:27:00 PM
Description: Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta picked up two RBIs Monday against the Brewers.
Insight: He went 2-for-4 with a walk as well. Peralta has a solid .360/.407/.600 line through six games this season.
Justin Turner, SS, LOS4/13/2015 10:37:00 AM
Description: Dodgers infielder Justin Turner got spiked in Saturday's game by A.J. Pollock, but should be ready to go.
Insight: Turner is off to a slow start in limited action and has very little fantasy value.
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL4/13/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy (shoulder) could start a rehab assignment by the end of the week., according to a Baltimore Sun report.
Insight: Everth Cabrera has gotten most of the work with Hardy sidelined, but hasn't done much to get fantasy owners excited.