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2010 MLB Fantasy Baseball: Shortstops To Target in Your Draft

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 27:  Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the Cleveland Indians looks on during the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on July 27, 2009 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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John ZaktanskyCorrespondent IMarch 28, 2010

For all the nitty gritty, nuts-and-bolts of what to expect from shortstops and your upcoming fantasy baseball draft, you can check out our extensive shortstop composite and ADP rankings.

However, we know how valuable your time is. The significant other has a springtime honey-do list a mile long, and the MLB season is fast approaching. Don't worry, we have your back.

Below is our CliffsNotes (or Readers Digest , if you insist) version of shortstop draft prep. The specific players ep and jzak are targeting in 2010 fantasy baseball drafts.

Early-Round Picks

Hanley Ramirez: Consensus pick by both ep and myself here. Can't ask for a better combination of statistics. I personally would take him first overall, as I mention in my NL-East preview . Ep has a good discussion going about the first overall pick.


Middle-Round Picks

Asdrubal Cabrera: There are a bunch of shortstops that will be picked in the middle rounds that will probably under-produce Cabrera this season. People seem to forget how good he was in limited action last season, and he has valuable multiple-position eligibility to boot.


Late-Round Picks

Alcides Escobar: First of two consensus late-round targets at shortstop, Escobar is one of many reasons I'm excited for the Brewers in 2010 and beyond. As with Cabrera, Escobar is going to be more of a speed option than a power threat, but he has gone deep this spring and plays in an incredibly talented offensive lineup.

To check out the rest of this post, including more targets at each phase of your draft, click here .

Be sure to also check out our targets at catcher , first base , and second base .

Plus, check out all our fantasy baseball coverage here .

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