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House of Shlain: Next Wave

Nick Shlain

Nick Shlain

Nick analyzes prospects for RotoWire and focuses on the Midwest League during the season.

I noticed something important while doing the July update of the Top 200 prospects list this week. There are some really good shortstops on the way. I ranked 10 prospects who I think will stick at shortstop in the top 100 and five of them are in the top 20. Entering play on Thursday, there were five major league shortstops in all of baseball with a wRC+ (Weighted Runs Created Plus) better than 101 (100 is league average). One of those five shortstops, the Tigers' Jhonny Peralta, has had the help of a .382 BABIP to get there. Unless you have Jean Segura, Everth Cabrera, Jed Lowrie, or Ian Desmond, your favorite team is probably bleeding at shortstop even more than your fantasy team is. My advice to keeper league owners is to do everything you can to hold on to these guys, especially the five I've highlighted here.


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