1. Jose Reyes, Mets

He's stolen 124 bases over the last two seasons, but Reyes' improvement in other categories make him an elite fantasy player. He hit .300 last season with 19 homers and 122 runs. A top-five overall pick and the undisputed No. 1 shortstop.


2. Derek Jeter, Yankees

He showed no signs of slowing down at the age of 34, hitting .343 last season. Jeter also stole a career-high 34 bases drove in 97 runs (his highest total since 1999) and scored 118 times. He's good for solid production across the board.


3. Miguel Tejada, Orioles

If you're looking for speed out of your shortstop, Tejada is not the guy. However, he gets the high ranking after hitting a career-best .330 in '06 and driving in at least 100 runs for the sixth time in seven seasons. Something to keep an eye on -- Tejada hit just 24 home runs last season, his lowest total since 1999.

4. Jimmy Rollins, Phillies

He had never hit more than 14 home runs going into '06, but he went yard 25 times last season. Rollins has stolen at least 30 bases in three straight seasons. He set career-highs with 45 doubles and 127 runs scored in '06.

5. Hanley Ramirez, Marlins

The 23-year-old won the National League Rookie of the Year award after hitting .292 with 51 steals, 17 homers and 119 runs last season. The only negative? He struck out 128 times.

6. Michael Young, Rangers

Few shortstops, if any, can match his run production. Young has driven in and scored at least 90 runs in each of the last three seasons. He's also hit better than .300 in four straight. On the flip side, he failed to hit at least 20 homers for the first time in three seasons in '06.

7. Rafael Furcal, Dodgers

After getting off to a slow start in his first season in L.A., Furcal rebounded by hitting .339 with 11 homers in the second half of '06. He finished last year with a .300 average for the first time in his career, has averaged over 41 stolen bases over the past two seasons and has scored at least 100 runs every season since 2003.

8. Carlos Guillen, Tigers

Few shortstops can match his production across the board. In 2006, Guillen hit .320 with 19 homers, 85 RBIs, 100 runs and 20 stolen bases. If he can stay healthy, Guillen is likely to be available at a spot where he holds great value. Keep in mind he hasn't posted back-to-back seasons with at least 500 at-bats in his career.

9. Felipe Lopez, Nationals

He gets into the top-10 after stealing a career-high 44 bases in '06. Don't expect Lopez to put up similar power numbers to 2005 when he hit 23 homers to go along with 85 RBIs. Lopez has struck out 227 times over the last two seasons.

10. Julio Lugo, Red Sox

I mistakenly included him in the second baseman rankings even though Lugo is expected to be Boston's starting shortstop. He's stolen at least 20 bases in three straight seasons and should score a ton of runs at the top of Boston's lineup.

And the rest:

11. Edgar Renteria, Braves: .293 with 100 runs, 40 doubles, 14 homers and 70 RBIs in return to NL in '06

12. Stephen Drew, Diamondbacks: Hit .316 in 209 at-bats in first major league action

13. Orlando Cabrera, Angels: .282 with 27 SBs, 95 runs and 45 doubles in '06

14. Bobby Crosby, Athletics: Average could kill your team, but power potential is high if he stays healthy

15. Jhonny Peralta, Indians: Awful in '06 -- .257, 13 homers while striking out 152 times

16. Omar Vizquel, Giants: 24 stolen bases in each of last two seasons; hit .295 in '06

17. Khalil Greene, Padres: 15 homers in each of past three seasons

18. Jason Bartlett, Twins: Hit .309 in 99 games last season

19. Juan Uribe, White Sox: Hit .235 last season but has averaged 20 HRs since '04

20. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies: One of top rookies in the National League

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