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2017 Fantasy Baseball Weekly Rankings: Short Stops

Last update: 04/20/18

Scout Fantasy Sports has developed a way to determine each player's value within each category relevant to their production. Both pitchers and hitters each provide five categories in 5X5 Roto Fantasy Baseball leagues.

The development of SCOUTscores started with the theory around "Average Player Scores." In today's Fantasy Baseball market, it is extremely difficult to determine a baseball player's value when drafting, especially because you need so many different positions, let alone the fact that there are multiple scoring categories. The "Average Player Theory" is a way to compare players at similar positions. Once we have a baseline of the average player, we can determine which players provide the biggest edge and positional value.

Our SCOUTscores can work with any projections to deliver results. This season, we did all the research on all 30 baseball teams. We then did our team profiles for each team's projections. With this information, we delivered preseason Scout rankings in addition to weekly rankings based on playing time and opportunity. If a player is projected to play in seven games, he'll have a better chance to produce stats in the counting categories. This doesn't necessarily mean he'll have a higher score than a player with much higher skill set with five games.

Once we have each player's projections matched up with the SCOUTscore, we have a way to compare values of all players. For this information to have more value, we really need to compare players who play the same position.

The bottom line here is that a Fantasy owner is trying to gain an edge with each of his first few picks in the draft while filling as many categories as possible. Each decision takes a Fantasy owner on a different path.

By using SCOUTscores, a Fantasy owner can easily see which players had the most value last season. It is really a tool that will help you when you are making future decisions. By understanding the player pool and each player's value within each category, a Fantasy owner can make better draft decisions. Here's a look at chart for both batters and pitchers to show power points gained or lost in each category within a league environment:

Click here to read more about the development of Scoutscores!

2017 MLB Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit

1 Trea Turner SS WAS 0.39
2 Carlos Correa SS HOU 0.35
3 Alex Bregman 3B/SS HOU 0.28
4 Jean Segura SS SEA 0.23
5 Corey Seager SS LAD 0.11
6 Manny Machado 3B/SS BAL 0.05
7 Francisco Lindor SS CLE 0.05
8 Paul DeJong 2B/SS STL 0.02
9 Jose Peraza 2B/SS CIN N/A
10 Trevor Story SS COL -0.02
11 Tim Anderson SS CWS -0.03
12 Orlando Arcia SS MIL -0.03
13 Marcus Semien SS OAK -0.05
14 Didi Gregorius SS NYY -0.05
15 Javier Baez 2B/SS CHC -0.05
16 Wilmer Difo 2B/SS WAS -0.07
17 Zack Cozart SS LAA -0.08
18 Dansby Swanson SS ATL -0.08
19 Chris Owings 2B/SS/OF ARI -0.12
20 Marwin Gonzalez 1B/SS/OF HOU -0.12
21 Yangervis Solarte 2B/3B/SS TOR -0.13
22 Asdrubal Cabrera 2B/3B/SS NYM -0.13
23 Andrelton Simmons SS LAA -0.13
24 Addison Russell SS CHC -0.13
25 Aledmys Diaz SS TOR -0.14
26 Alcides Escobar SS KC -0.15
27 Ketel Marte SS ARI -0.16
28 Freddy Galvis SS SD -0.19
29 Brandon Crawford SS SF -0.21
30 Amed Rosario SS NYM -0.21
31 Jose Iglesias SS DET -0.23
32 Adeiny Hechavarria SS TB -0.23
33 Kike Hernandez SS/OF LAD -0.24
34 J.P. Crawford SS PHI -0.25
35 Tim Beckham SS BAL -0.26
36 Jose Reyes 2B/3B/SS NYM -0.29
37 Jordy Mercer SS PIT -0.30
38 Miguel Rojas SS MIA -0.33
39 Tyler Wade SS NYY -0.33
40 Franklin Barreto SS OAK -0.37