Fantasy baseball is right around the corner. In fact, many leagues have already drafted in preparation for the season that begins in about a week. It’s an exciting time to be a baseball fan or a fantasy player.
Trea Turner is by far the best shortstop available in fantasy baseball. However, he’s going to go very early and leave many drafters without another option. Turner figures to hit over .300 and with around 30 home runs and 30 steals for elite fantasy production. If he’s off the board, here are some options to replace him.
Fantasy baseball shortstops that aren’t Trea Turner
3) Fernando Tatis Jr.
Fernando Tatis Jr. is going to begin the year suspended, so he won’t play for any team that drafts him for a little while. However, that ends April 20, so there will be almost a month of the season without a shortstop for whichever fantasy manager chooses him.
In his absence, people have forgotten just how good he is and this year, he’ll remind everyone. Take advantage of his slipping ADP and grab him and stash him for a month.
2) Francisco Lindor
Francisco Lindor is primed for another huge season. The New York Mets are returning basically the same lineup, so expect more of the same from their star shortstop. He’s one of the best in the business, and he’ll show that again this season.
1) Bo Bichette
Bo Bichette is widely considered the second-best shortstop in fantasy baseball and for good reason. Expect the Toronto Blue Jays star to hit around .300 and steal plenty of bases, especially since new rules made them bigger. He’s a focal point of the loaded Blue Jays offense and will have plenty of opportunities to get managers a lot of points.