Top shortstops from '06

These were the top-10 shortstops in 2006:

1. Jose Reyes, Mets


He took a big step last year, hitting .300 with 19 homers and 81 RBIs. Reyes led the majors with 64 stolen bases and has 124 SBs over the last two years. At just 23-years-old, Reyes figures to be one of fantasy's top players for years to come.

2. Derek Jeter, Yankees


The other New York shortstop (that's a joke, I bet A-Rod enjoyed it) hit .343 in '06, which was good enough for second in the American League. Jeter had 97 RBIs (the second-highest total of his career) and 34 stolen bases (his highest total since 2002). At 32-years-old, Jeter doesn't appear to be slowing down at all.

3. Miguel Tejada, Orioles

The O's shortstop posted a career-high .330 average and was tied for third in the majors with 214 hits. He hasn't missed a game in six years and piled up at least 100 RBIs for the sixth time in seven years. Early reports say that Tejada arrived at spring training in great shape and with a great attitude. The only negative was that his 24 homers in '06 was his lowest total since 1999.

4. Hanley Ramirez, Marlins

Florida's leadoff man did a little bit of everything in his rookie campaign. Ramirez hit .292 with 17 homers, 46 doubles and 51 stolen bases. In his sophomore year, Ramirez will look to cut down on his 128 strikeouts, which were the most of any National League shortstop.

5. Jimmy Rollins, Phillies

Philadelphia's shortstop set career-highs with 25 homers, 83 RBIs, 45 doubles and 127 runs scored. Rollins has never missed more than eight games in his six-year career.

6. Carlos Guillen, Tigers


He'll look to build on last year's postseason when Guillen hit .362 for the Tigers. During the regular season, he set career-highs with a .320 average and 100 runs scored. Guillen -- a free agent at the end of the season -- also had 19 homers, 85 RBIs and 41 doubles.

7. Rafael Furcal, Dodgers

In his first season with Los Angeles, Furcal hit .300 for the first time in his career, tied a career-high with 15 homers and set a career-high with 63 RBIs. He also stole 37 bases. The Dodgers signed Juan Pierre in the offseason, but L.A. manager Grady Little says Furcal will remain in the leadoff spot.

8. Michael Young, Rangers

He hit at least .300 for the fourth straight season. Young failed to hit at least 20 homers for the first time in three seasons, but he led the league with 52 doubles and drove in at least 100 runs for the first time in his career.

9. Bill Hall, Brewers


He played 127 games at shortstop in '06, but Hall is moving to center field for Milwaukee this season. Hall broke out for 35 homers last season, more than two times his previous career-high. He also finished fourth in the majors with 162 strikeouts and was caught stealing nine times in 17 attempts.

10. Felipe Lopez, Nationals

Like Hall, Lopez is set for a position switch in '07, moving to second base for Washington. He set career-highs with 44 stolen bases and 98 runs scored last year even though his power numbers went down.