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Position scarcity comes into play here – the best shortstops are made all the more valuable by the fact that it's not a very deep position. Miguel Tejada and Michael Young are head and shoulders above the competition here, though you'll do well with any of the top five or six. But be warned – they'll go fast, because after that, it's a roll of the dice. You'll want to get in on the action early or wait until much later. Spots 11-15 are filled by players who were injured a year ago. At least one figures to bounce back in a big way. The trick will be figuring out which one.

1. Miguel Tejada, Orioles
2005 stats: .304, 89 R, 26 HR, 98 RBI, 5 SB
Outlook: Clubhouse distractions derailed Tejada in '05; will reestablish himself as the best at his position.

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2. Michael Young, Rangers
2005 stats: .331, 114 R, 24 HR, 91 RBI, 5 SB
Outlook: Look for similarly stellar numbers from the reigning AL batting champ.

3. Jimmy Rollins, Phillies
2005 stats: .290, 115 R, 12 HR, 54 RBI, 41 SB
Outlook: Always a threat to steal 40 bases, he's also coming into his own as a hitter.

4. Derek Jeter, Yankees
2005 stats: .309, 122 R, 19 HR, 70 RBI, 14 SB
Outlook: Hard to find fault with a player who helps in every 5x5 category; biggest drawback are those pinstripes, but that's a matter of personal preference.

5. Rafael Furcal, Dodgers
2005 stats: .284, 100 R, 12 HR, 58 RBI, 46 SB
Outlook: Expect a slight dropoff across the board as he moves to pitcher-friendly Dodger Stadium.

6. Jose Reyes, Mets
2005 stats: .273, 99 R, 7 HR, 58 RBI, 60 SB
Outlook: A burner on the basepaths, but health and a .300 on-base percentage are concerns.

7. Jhonny Peralta, Indians
2005 stats: .292, 82 R, 24 HR, 78 RBI, 0 SB
Outlook: Will give you everything the elite shortstops do, minus the steals.

8. Felipe Lopez, Reds
2005 stats: .291, 97 R, 23 HR, 85 RBI, 15 SB
Outlook: Will have a hard time matching his numbers from a breakout '05 season.

9. Julio Lugo, Devil Rays
2005 stats: .295, 89 R, 6 HR, 57 RBI, 39 SB
Outlook: Last season's numbers were way out of line with his career norms; a risky pick.

10. Edgar Renteria, Braves
2005 stats: .276, 100 R, 8 HR, 70 RBI, 9 SB
Outlook: A better hitter than he showed last season, making him a potential steal on draft day.

11. Carlos Guillen, Tigers
2005 stats: .320, 48 R, 5 HR, 23 RBI, 2 SB
Outlook: A major injury risk who will hit for average, but won't approach his '04 numbers (20 HR, 97 RBI).

12. Clint Barmes, Rockies
2005 stats: .289, 55 R, 10 HR, 46 RBI, 6 SB
Outlook: Wasn't the same player after breaking his collarbone, but Coors Field makes him a risk worth taking.

13. Nomar Garciaparra, Dodgers
2005 stats: .283, 28 R, 9 HR, 30 RBI, 0 SB
Outlook: A solid batting average anchor his speed and power days have passed him by.

14. Bobby Crosby, A's
2005 stats: .276, 66 R, 9 HR, 38 RBI, 0 SB
Outlook: Injuries short-circuited his sophomore season; a future .300 hitter who should hit 20 HRs this season.

15. Khalil Greene, Padres
2005 stats: .250, 51 R, 15 HR, 70 RBI, 5 SB
Outlook: Finger injuries the past two seasons have prevented him from reaching his full potential.

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16. Bill Hall, Brewers
2005 stats: .291, 69 R, 17 HR, 62 RBI, 18 SB
Outlook: Super-utility player helps in every category, but he won't duplicate his '05 stats.

17. David Eckstein, Cardinals
2005 stats: .294, 90 R, 8 HR, 61 RBI, 11 SB
Outlook: Average, homers are bound to fall; there are no points for grittiness.

18. Orlando Cabrera, Angels
2005 stats: .257, 70 R, 8 HR, 57 RBI, 21 SB
Outlook: Buyer beware – numbers are in decline, and Brandon Wood is waiting in the wings.

19. J.J. Hardy, Brewers
2005 stats: .247, 46 R, 9 HR, 50 RBI, 0 SB
Outlook: Second half stats (.308-8-31) provide reason for optimism.

20. Ronny Cedeno, Cubs
2005 stats: .300, 13 R, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1 SB
Outlook: An improving hitter who could approach 10 HRs and 15 SBs; led the Arizona Fall League with a .350 average.

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