Computer Advice on Which Shortstops to Draft: Xander Bogaerts, Jurickson Profar, or Francisco Lindor?

The computer is constantly updating fantasy baseball projections and in our most recent update for shortstops Francisco Lindor is number one, followed by Xander Bogaerts and Jurickson Profar. Jose Peraza and Corey Seager are not in the very upper tier, but they are solid options as well. If you are looking to take a outfielders high in the draft the projection recommends Mike Trout and Mookie Betts. If you are looking for good, but not elite, starting Third Basemen consider Miguel Andujar or Maikel Franco. Below are our top rated position players based on the projected total fantasy points. We also have their per appearance fantasy average. In cases where a player is a free agent we have their team from the 2018 season.

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Top 30 Shortstops

With 407 total projected fantasy points Corey Seager is ranked as the #10 shortstop. He only played in 26 games last season so it's not a surprise to see his projected rank greatly improved vs last season. Dansby Swanson is not projected to be as good in 2019 (#27) as he was in 2018 where he finished as the #20 shortstop. With 299 total projected fantasy points he is still clearly worth a roster spot and will contribute.

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F. Lindor (CLE) FP 551|3.5A. Mondesi (KC) FP 396|3A. Rosario (NYM) FP 342|2.5
X. Bogaerts (BOS) FP 479|3A. Simmons (LAA) FP 391|2.9W. Adames (TB) FP 338|2.6
J. Profar (OAK) FP 460|3.2P. DeJong (STL) FP 390|2.7B. Crawford (SF) FP 335|2.4
T. Story (COL) FP 458|3.1C. Taylor (LAD) FP 388|2.7A. Diaz (HOU) FP 332|2.9
M. Machado (LAD) FP 452|3.5E. Andrus (TEX) FP 376|2.6O. Arcia (MIL) FP 302|2
C. Correa (HOU) FP 437|2.9J. Polanco (MIN) FP 373|2.6J.T. Riddle (MIA) FP 302|2.1
T. Turner (WAS) FP 436|3.1Lourdes Gurriel (TOR) FP 367|2.4D. Swanson (ATL) FP 299|2.2
J. Segura (PHI) FP 417|2.7M. Semien (OAK) FP 353|2.4T. Beckham (SEA) FP 297|2.3
J. Peraza (CIN) FP 414|2.8T. Anderson (CHW) FP 352|2.3D. Gregorius (NYY) FP 295|3.2
C. Seager (LAD) FP 407|2.8N. Ahmed (ARI) FP 346|2.4J. Crawford (SEA) FP 292|2.2

Top 60 Outfielders

With 481 total projected fantasy points Juan Soto is ranked as the #10 outfielder. Last season, he finished as the #29 ranked player so we are projecting a big improvement in 2020. Max Kepler is not projected to be as good in 2019 (#51) as he was in 2018 where he finished as the #28 outfielder. With 357 total projected fantasy points he is still clearly worth a roster spot and will contribute.

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M. Trout (LAA) FP 628|4.2A. Pollock (LAD) FP 429|3.3S. Schebler (CIN) FP 372|2.7
M. Betts (BOS) FP 589|3.8W. Myers (SD) FP 415|2.9D. Dahl (COL) FP 371|2.8
C. Yelich (MIL) FP 534|3.5L. Cain (MIL) FP 415|2.8J. Bradley (BOS) FP 365|2.6
R. Acuna (ATL) FP 528|3.5N. Mazara (TEX) FP 401|2.9G. Polanco (PIT) FP 365|3
A. Judge (NYY) FP 497|3.4A. McCutchen (PHI) FP 399|2.7R. Grichuk (TOR) FP 364|2.6
A. Benintendi (BOS) FP 488|3.2N. Markakis (ATL) FP 396|2.7A. Duvall (ATL) FP 363|2.4
C. Blackmon (COL) FP 487|3.1S. Piscotty (OAK) FP 394|2.9B. Zobrist (CHC) FP 362|2.8
G. Springer (HOU) FP 485|3.2M. Conforto (NYM) FP 393|2.9Daniel Palka (CHW) FP 361|2.6
R. Hoskins (PHI) FP 481|3.2L. Martin (CLE) FP 391|2.8J. Heyward (CHC) FP 360|2.6
J. Soto (WAS) FP 481|3.3A. Eaton (WAS) FP 386|2.9M. Kemp (CIN) FP 360|2.6
M. Brantley (HOU) FP 462|3.2O. Herrera (PHI) FP 384|2.6M. Kepler (MIN) FP 357|2.8
M. Haniger (SEA) FP 450|3H. Renfroe (SD) FP 384|2.6J. Winker (CIN) FP 357|2.7
B. Harper (WAS) FP 444|3.4B. Nimmo (NYM) FP 384|2.8B. Anderson (MIA) FP 356|2.5
T. Pham (TB) FP 437|3.2J. Gallo (TEX) FP 383|3M. Smith (SEA) FP 353|2.6
S. Marte (PIT) FP 437|2.9Y. Puig (CIN) FP 383|2.8E. Jimenez (CHW) FP 353|2.5
J. Upton (LAA) FP 436|2.9C. Dickerson (PIT) FP 382|2.7D. Santana (SEA) FP 348|2.6
D. Peralta (ARI) FP 433|3A. Hicks (NYY) FP 382|3.2B. Gardner (NYY) FP 348|2.7
E. Rosario (MIN) FP 432|3.1K. Schwarber (CHC) FP 377|2.6S. Souza (ARI) FP 345|2.5
N. Castellanos (DET) FP 431|3E. Inciarte (ATL) FP 373|2.5J. Reddick (HOU) FP 343|2.8
M. Ozuna (STL) FP 431|2.9R. Braun (MIL) FP 373|2.7J. Pederson (LAD) FP 343|3

Top 30 Third Basemen

With 397 total projected fantasy points Maikel Franco is ranked as the #12 third baseman. We are projecting an improvement versus last season's final ranking (#16 in 2018). Todd Frazier is not projected to be as good in 2019 (#28) as he was in 2018 where he finished as the #23 third baseman. With 304 total projected fantasy points he is still clearly worth a roster spot and will contribute.

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J. Ramirez (CLE) FP 586|3.8Miguel Andujar (NYY) FP 398|3.1J. Candelario (DET) FP 347|2.6
A. Bregman (HOU) FP 556|3.7M. Franco (PHI) FP 397|2.7T.J. Rivera (NYM) FP 342|2.6
A. Rendon (WAS) FP 533|3.5T. Shaw (MIL) FP 394|3C. Moran (PIT) FP 337|2.4
N. Arenado (COL) FP 511|3.2R. Devers (BOS) FP 387|2.6R. Nunez (BAL) FP 320|2.4
K. Bryant (CHC) FP 479|3.1E. Longoria (SF) FP 381|2.5P. Wisdom (TEX) FP 312|2.8
E. Suarez (CIN) FP 459|3.2K. Seager (SEA) FP 380|2.4B. Drury (TOR) FP 309|2.2
M. Chapman (OAK) FP 448|3.1M. Sano (MIN) FP 371|2.8D. Freese (LAD) FP 307|3.2
J. Donaldson (ATL) FP 442|3E. Escobar (ARI) FP 366|2.7T. Frazier (NYM) FP 304|2.7
J. Turner (LAD) FP 422|3J. Lamb (ARI) FP 365|2.4M. Duffy (TB) FP 304|2.5
V. Guerrero Jr. (TOR) FP 418|2.9Z. Cozart (LAA) FP 354|2.9Johan Camargo (ATL) FP 297|2.7

Top 30 Catchers

Willians Astudillo is projected to average 2.74 fantasy points per game and his projected total of 292 points is good enough to be ranked #10 at his position. He only played in 30 games last season so it's not a surprise to see his projected rank greatly improved vs last season. One player who is expected to slip in the fantasy catcher rankings is Yan Gomes who last season was #12 but is projected to be #18 this season. With 249 total projected fantasy points he is still likely a solid fantasy catcher.

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G. Sanchez (NYY) FP 393|2.9O. Narvaez (SEA) FP 277|2.8M. Zunino (TB) FP 239|2.1
J. Realmuto (PHI) FP 384|3.1Y. Grandal (MIL) FP 274|2.5C. Iannetta (COL) FP 237|2.4
W. Ramos (NYM) FP 366|2.9D. Jansen (TOR) FP 273|2.4C. Herrmann (OAK) FP 236|2.4
Y. Molina (STL) FP 361|2.8W. Castillo (CHW) FP 264|2.2A. Barnes (LAD) FP 232|2.3
B. Posey (SF) FP 356|2.4A. Wynns (BAL) FP 263|2.1J. Lucroy (LAA) FP 228|2.4
S. Perez (KC) FP 345|3F. Mejia (SD) FP 259|2.1T. Flowers (ATL) FP 218|2.2
Willson Contreras (CHC) FP 345|2.5T. Barnhart (CIN) FP 252|2.2A. Hedges (SD) FP 213|2.6
F. Cervelli (PIT) FP 323|2.6Y. Gomes (WAS) FP 249|2.2C. Vazquez (BOS) FP 211|2.2
R. Chirinos (HOU) FP 313|2.9K. Suzuki (WAS) FP 246|3R. Perez (CLE) FP 205|2.1
W. Astudillo (MIN) FP 292|2.7Mitch Garver (MIN) FP 244|2.6M. Pina (MIL) FP 204|2.5

Top 30 First Basemen / Designated Hitters

The #26 ranked 1B/DH is Shohei Ohtani with a projection of 380 total fantasy points. In 2018 he was just the #32 ranked player at the position. He could be someone worth slightly more than you might think in 2019. Carlos Santana is not projected to be as good in 2019 (#12) as he was in 2018 where he finished as the #8 1B/DH. With 426 total projected fantasy points he is still likely a solid fantasy 1B/DH.

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J. Martinez (BOS) FP 554|3.8C. Bellinger (LAD) FP 431|3R. Zimmerman (WAS) FP 397|2.9
P. Goldschmidt (STL) FP 540|3.4C. Santana (CLE) FP 426|3.3Y. Gurriel (HOU) FP 397|2.9
A. Rizzo (CHC) FP 507|3.3E. Hosmer (SD) FP 421|2.7J. Smoak (TOR) FP 394|2.7
K. Davis (OAK) FP 500|3.2J. Aguilar (MIL) FP 416|3Jose Martinez (STL) FP 391|2.9
F. Freeman (ATL) FP 477|3.1M. Muncy (LAD) FP 415|3.2J. Choi (TB) FP 380|2.8
M. Carpenter (STL) FP 471|3.2R. O'Hearn (KC) FP 409|3.1S. Ohtani (LAA) FP 380|3.2
N. Cruz (MIN) FP 469|3.4S. Choo (TEX) FP 406|2.8B. Belt (SF) FP 368|2.8
J. Abreu (CHW) FP 458|3.2M. Olson (OAK) FP 400|2.8L. Voit (NYY) FP 359|3.4
J. Votto (CIN) FP 451|3E. Encarnacion (SEA) FP 398|2.6K. Morales (TOR) FP 358|2.6
G. Stanton (NYY) FP 436|3J. Bell (PIT) FP 397|2.7I. Desmond (COL) FP 356|2.4

Top 30 Second Basemen

Asdrubal Cabrera is projected to average 2.93 fantasy points per game and his projected total of 441 points is good enough to be ranked #6 at his position. In 2018 he was just the #10 ranked player at the position. He could be someone worth slightly more than you might think in 2019. One player who is expected to slip in the fantasy second baseman rankings is Starlin Castro who last season was #13 but is projected to be #21 this season. With 335 total projected fantasy points he is still clearly worth a roster spot and will contribute.

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J. Altuve (HOU) FP 520|3.3J. Lowrie (NYM) FP 381|2.6S. Castro (MIA) FP 335|2.4
J. Baez (CHC) FP 473|3.3C. Hernandez (PHI) FP 381|2.6J. Panik (SF) FP 334|2.6
W. Merrifield (KC) FP 466|3.1G. Torres (NYY) FP 379|2.6A. Frazier (PIT) FP 332|2.7
S. Gennett (CIN) FP 445|3.1K. Marte (ARI) FP 376|2.6I. Kinsler (SD) FP 329|2.2
R. Cano (NYM) FP 444|2.9J. Wendle (TB) FP 375|2.7N. Goodrum (DET) FP 329|2.7
A. Cabrera (TEX) FP 441|2.9Y. Moncada (CHW) FP 363|2.4L. Urias (SD) FP 324|2.4
D. Murphy (COL) FP 415|2.8J. Schoop (MIN) FP 354|2.9D. Gordon (SEA) FP 322|2.1
R. Odor (TEX) FP 412|2.8D. LeMahieu (NYY) FP 350|2.8K. Wong (STL) FP 317|2.4
B. Dozier (WAS) FP 411|3C. Spangenberg (MIL) FP 349|2.5D. Travis (TOR) FP 317|2.3
O. Albies (ATL) FP 406|2.8J. Villar (BAL) FP 335|2.3H. Kendrick (WAS) FP 316|3.2