Shortstop Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET5/3/2015 3:57:00 PM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias departed Sunday's game with groin tightness.
Insight: Groins are tricky, so he could miss a game or two. Stay tuned.
Zack Cozart, SS, CIN5/3/2015 3:05:00 PM
Description: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart left Sunday's game with a finger injury.
Insight: Hopefully it is not too serious. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL5/3/2015 2:10:00 PM
Description: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is getting the day off on Sunday.
Insight: Rafael Ynoa will start at short. Tulo will be back in there next time out.
Zack Cozart, SS, CIN5/2/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart had a big game Saturday againt the Braves.
Insight: Cozart went 3-for-5 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs. He is hitting .308 with five homers and 12 RBI so far this season.
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI5/2/2015 5:58:00 PM
Description: Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins will get Saturday off versus Arizona.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest for Rollins. Enrique Hernandez will get the start at shortstop.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL5/2/2015 5:23:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura had a big game Saturday against the Cubs.
Insight: He went 4-for-5 with two RBI, one run, and one stolen base. Segura is hitting .298 with 10 RBI so far this season.
Alexei Ramirez, SS, CWSCold5/2/2015 10:23:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is 6-for-12 with a couple of doubles and a home run versus Minnesota right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: Ramirez has started slowly, batting .197 for the first 20 games, so may not be swinging well enough to take advantage of this favorable matchup.
Alcides Escobar, SS, KAN5/1/2015 5:41:00 PM
Description: The Royals have placed shortstop Alcides Escobar on the 7-day concussion disabled list.
Insight: Escobar took a pitch in the cheek on Wednesday and hasn't played since then. The results of his concussion test are not back yet, but the club went ahead and put him on the DL anyway. Christian Colon will start for the Royals at second base until Escobar returns.
Addison Russell, SS, CHC5/1/2015 5:35:00 PM
Description: Cubs SS/2B Addison Russell hit his first home run of his young MLB career to lead the Cubs to a, 1-0, victory over the Brewers on Friday.
Insight: Russell hit his solo bomb in the third inning. He was 1-for-3 on the day. He is hitting just .194 with six RBI in 31 at-bats, but perhaps this gets him going.
Alcides Escobar, SS, KAN5/1/2015 5:00:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar will not play again on Friday.
Insight: Escobar hasn't played since he left Wednesday's game after getting hit in the cheek with a fastball. The Royals hope he returns at some point over the weekend.
Alcides Escobar, SS, KAN5/1/2015 11:01:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was not in the lineup on Thursday and is doubtful for Friday's game against Detroit.
Insight: Escobar has a left cheek bruise, which he suffered when he took a pitch in the head on Wednesday. Luckily, it doesn't appear to be too serious. Alex Gordon will likely lead off for Kansas City until Escobar returns.
Starlin Castro, SS, CHC5/1/2015 9:38:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is a lifetime .458 hitter (11-for-24) against Brewers starter Wily Peralta.
Insight: He also has a pair of home runs against the right-hander. At 25-years old, Castro is now the "veteran" of the Cubs and is doing his part by batting .325. Start him.
Yunel Escobar, SS, WAS4/30/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar was 3-for-5 with three runs in the, 8-2, victory over the Mets on Thursday.
Insight: Escobar had three singles and scored in the fourth, sixth and ninth in his first game back from his hand injury that kept him sidelined on Tuesday and Wednesday. Escobar is hitting .306 with two home runs and nine runs in 72 at-bats this season.
Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU4/30/2015 6:20:00 PM
Description: Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie will undergo right thumb surgery on Friday according to Root Sports.
Insight: Lowrie tore a ligament in his thumb on Monday, and he isn't expected to be back before the All-Star break. Too bad because he was hitting .300/.432/.567 with four home runs and 10 RBI before the injury.
Yunel Escobar, SS, WAS4/30/2015 5:15:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar will return to the lineup on Thursday against the Mets.
Insight: Escobar didn't play on Tuesday or Wednesday due to a hand injury he suffered on Monday when Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons spiked him. Escobar is hitting .284/.351/.418 with two home runs and five RBI this season.
Alcides Escobar, SS, KAN4/30/2015 5:13:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is not in the lineup on Thursday against the Tigers.
Insight: Escobar has a left cheek bruise, which he suffered when he took a pitch in the head on Wednesday. Luckily, it doesn't appear to be too serious. Alex Gordon will lead off for Kansas City on Thursday.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/29/2015 9:18:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the, 4-1, victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Insight: Ramirez hit the two-run bomb in the third to give Boston its first lead of the game. He also had three strikeouts but is now hitting .292 with 10 home runs and 22 RBI in 82 at-bats this season. The power from Ramirez has been a huge surprise considering he only had 13 homers last season.
Alcides Escobar, SS, KAN4/29/2015 7:53:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar left Wednesday's game after getting hit in the head with a 96 mph fastball against the Indians according to the Kansas City Star.
Insight: Escobar was able to walk off the field on his own, but he left the game. It will be interesting to see if the Royals respond. Kansas City has already fought two American League clubs this season, which one of them stemmed from an injury.
Starlin Castro, SS, CHC4/29/2015 9:07:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 on Tuesday night.
Insight: He also scored two runs and knocked in a run. Castro is hitting .342 with 12 RBI so far this season.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/28/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez continued his solid start to the season.
Insight: Ramirez went 2-for-5 with his ninth home run of the season. He is now hitting .295 with 20 RBI so far.
Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU4/28/2015 6:29:00 PM
Description: Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: He is dealing with a right thumb injury. Jonathan Villar and Marwin Gonzalez will split time and fill in at short.
Jose Reyes, SS, TORCold4/28/2015 3:43:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a cracked rib according to Roto World.
Insight: Reyes attempted to play through the injury, but the pain became too much. That could be why he is hitting only .250 in his first 60 at-bats. Ryan Goins will start most of the games at shortstop for Toronto while Reyes is out.
Yunel Escobar, SS, WAS4/27/2015 8:53:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar left Monday's game with an apparent hand injury.
Insight: Andrelton Simmons spiked Escobar sliding into third base. Stay tuned.
Alexei Ramirez, SS, CWS4/27/2015 3:34:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: Ramirez hasn't started the season well batting .203 for the first 17 games. Gordon Beckham will get the start at shortstop.
Starlin Castro, SS, CHC4/27/2015 11:30:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is just 1-for-11 with six whiffs against Pittsburgh right-hander Vance Worley.
Insight: Castro appears to be enjoying this season surrounded by talented youngsters and being the "veteran." He is hitting .329 with two home runs and 11 RBI this season. Avoid this matchup.
Jose Reyes, SS, TORCold4/27/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes is hitless in eight at-bats versus Joe Kelly.
Insight: Since returning from a rib issue on April 21, Reyes is just 2-for-19 (.105). He doesn't figure to turn it around in this unfavorable matchup.
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS, MIA4/26/2015 7:48:00 PM
Description: Miami shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria had three RBI versus Washington.
Insight: Hechavarria has gotten off to a strong start, and now is hitting .333 with 16 RBI overall.
Erick Aybar, SS, ANA4/26/2015 3:18:00 PM
Description: Angels shortstop Erick Aybar is hitting just .143 versus Angels starting pitcher Hector Santiago.
Insight: Aybar is off to a very slow start as well, so it would be wise for fantasy owners to go with someone else on Sunday. He is hitting just .190 in 24 at-bats this year.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL4/26/2015 11:30:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura has a favorable matchup versus Cardinals starter Lance Lynn on Sunday.
Insight: Segura is 9-for-20 with two extra-base hits in his career against Lynn, so he should remain in all fantasy lineups. Segura has started 2015 very well, hitting .324 with one home run, eight runs and five RBI. Start him as long as he hits first or second in the order.
Everth Cabrera, SS, BAL4/26/2015 11:24:00 AM
Description: Orioles shortstop Everth Cabrera is a .476 hitter against Red Sox starting pitcher Wade Miley.
Insight: Cabrera is leading off for Baltimore on Sunday. He is 10-for-21 with three extra-base hits versus Miley in his career, so he is worth a flier in daily leagues.
Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX4/26/2015 9:24:00 AM
Description: Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus had two hits and a stolen base in the loss to the Angels on Saturday.
Insight: Andrus was the only Rangers hitter with two hits. Andrus is off to a slow start to the season, however, hitting .208 with one homer, six RBI, six runs and three steals.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL4/26/2015 9:12:00 AM
Description: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-5 with a home run in the extra-inning loss to the Giants on Saturday.
Insight: Tulowitski hit a solo home run in the third inning to give Colorado a, 2-1, lead, but the Rockies had to comeback to tie the game in the ninth in order to force extra innings. San Francisco, however, won, 5-4, in the 10th. Tulowitzki is hitting .303/.309/.530 with two home runs and nine RBI this season.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL4/25/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura continued his hot start, going 3-for-4 with a run in the, 5-3, loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.
Insight: Segura had two singles and a double, which was his fourth of the season. He is batting .324 with one home run, five RBI and eight runs. Without Carlos Gomez in the lineup, Segura is leading off. It would be better if Jonathan Lucroy was still hitting behind him, but as long as Segura is hitting at the top of the lineup, he is fantasy relevant.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL4/24/2015 4:36:00 PM
Description: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is not in the lineup for Friday's game.
Insight: He is getting a routine day of rest. Daniel Descalso will get the start at shortstop.
Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOS4/24/2015 3:34:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: It's not a complete surprise considering he's just 1-for-10 with four strikeouts versus Baltimore starter Miguel Gonzalez.
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHICold4/24/2015 1:52:00 PM
Description: Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins is hitless in nine at-bats versus Andrew Cashner.
Insight: Rollins is batting just .193 and has yet to play up to expectations in his new uniform. This matchup won't help.
Addison Russell, SS, CHC4/23/2015 4:19:00 PM
Description: Cubs SS/2B Addison Russell picked up his first major league RBI on Thursday afternoon.
Insight: Russell had an RBI double in the fourth inning, and while he is hitting just .154 so far, the sky is the limit for Chicago's top prospect.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/23/2015 3:35:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez is getting Thursday off.
Insight: Ramirez is off to a strong start with five homers, 12 RBI and an .869 OPS through the first 14 games. The Red Sox outfield will be a bit weak without both Ramirez and Shane Victorino.
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI4/23/2015 1:43:00 PM
Description: Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Rollins had played in the first 14 Dodgers games and will finally get a day off. He's batting just .200, but does have seven RBI and seven runs scored.
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET4/23/2015 10:59:00 AM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias will get Thursday afternoon off.
Insight: No injury that we know of, just a day of rest. He's batting a hot .396 this season and also added four steals. Hernan Perez will start at shortstop.
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT4/23/2015 9:59:00 AM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer was not in the lineup on Wednesday against the Cubs and is questionable for Thursday's game.
Insight: Mercer took a fastball in the ribs from Brewers starter Matt Garza on Sunday and hasn't played since then. Jung Ho Kang is 3-for-6 with four RBI over the past two games so there is no need to rush Mercer back before he's ready.
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT4/22/2015 3:15:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer is still not in the lineup on Wednesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Mercer took a fastball in the ribs from Brewers starter Matt Garza on Sunday and hasn't played since then. Jung Ho Kang, who had a three-run double on Tuesday, will again start at shortstop.
Yunel Escobar, SS, WAS4/22/2015 10:43:00 AM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar is 9-for-24 with two doubles and an RBI in his career versus Cardinals starter John Lackey.
Insight: Escobar also has hits in the last three games. He also has two home runs in that stretch, so make sure Escobar is in the lineup on Wednesday.
Yunel Escobar, SS, WAS4/21/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar hit a walkoff homer Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Insight: He did so in the 10th off Carlos Villanueva. It was Escobar's lone hit in the game in fuve at-bats, and he now has two home runs and two RBIs overall.
Starlin Castro, SS, CHC4/21/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with four RBI including the game-tying hit in the ninth as Chicago rallied to beat Pittsburgh, 9-8.
Insight: Castro hit a chopping ground ball over the third baseman's head with the bases loaded in the ninth to tie the game. He also had an RBI-single in the third and solo home run in the sixth. Castro is hitting .352 with two home runs and 10 RBI this season.
Addison Russell, SS, CHC4/21/2015 4:46:00 PM
Description: Cubs top shortstop prospect Addison Russell has been called up to the big club in time for Tuesday's game and he'll start and bat ninth.
Insight: Russell will take over the second base role, for now, but is a natural shortstop. He was batting .316 at Triple-A Iowa.
Yunel Escobar, SS, WAS4/21/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar (groin) will play Tuesday night.
Insight: He was questionable coming in after missing the past two games. Escobar will bat sixth against Lance Lynn and the Cardinals.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR4/21/2015 4:26:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (fracture left ribs) will return to the lineup on Tuesday.
Insight: Reyes will reportedly hit exclusively from the right side, due to small rib fracture. It is not idea, but he is avoiding the disabled list for the moment.
Tim Beckham, SS, TAM4/21/2015 3:59:00 PM
Description: Rays backup shortstop Tim Beckham will get the start Tuesday night.
Insight: Asdrubal Cabrera isn't injured, just ineffective so far this season, batting .192 with a .472 OPS. Beckham is batting .267 with two homers and an .836 OPS.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/21/2015 3:54:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez left Monday morning's game due to illness, but is back in Tuesday's starting lineup batting cleanup.
Insight: Ramirez is off to a strong start with five homers, 12 RBI and an .895 OPS through the first 11 games.
Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOS4/21/2015 3:50:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts will get Tuesday off.
Insight: Bogaerts is hitting .319 through 12 games with eight RBI and eight runs scored. Utility man Brock Holt will start at shortstop and bat eighth.
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT4/21/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer was not in the lineup on Monday against the Cubs due to a rib injury and will not play Tuesday either.
Insight: Mercer took a fastball in the ribs from Brewers starter Matt Garza on Sunday, so Jung Ho Kang will start at shortstop. Too bad, as Mercer is 5-for-11 with two homers versus Tuesday's starter Travis Wood.
Hector Gomez, SS, MIL4/21/2015 1:52:00 PM
Description: Brewers infielder Hector Gomez will get some consistent at-bats at second base with Scooter Gennett placed on the disabled list.
Insight: Gomez is batting .286 in his 14 at-bats this season. He showed decent power at Triple-A Nashville last season, blasting 15 homers, with an .808 OPS.
Starlin Castro, SS, CHC4/21/2015 10:47:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is just 2-for-20 (.100) against Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano.
Insight: Castro is batting .327 this season and is one of the veterans of the very young, but talented Chicago lineup. He isn't a good play on Tuesday.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/21/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez left Monday morning's game due to illness.
Insight: At least the oft-injured star isn't hurt - it's the flu bug. Ramirez is off to a strong start with five homers, 12 RBI and an .895 OPS through the first 11 games. beat writer Gordon Edes expects him to play on Tuesday.
Yunel Escobar, SS, WAS4/21/2015 10:04:00 AM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar is questionable for Tuesday's game against St. Louis due to a groin issue.
Insight: Escobar is hitting .286 with a home run and RBI in 11 games this season. his last game was Friday night so he's had four days to rest.
Addison Russell, SS, CHC4/21/2015 9:36:00 AM
Description: Cubs top shortstop prospect Addison Russell is expected to be called up to the big club in time for Tuesday's game.
Insight: Russell is expected to take over the second base role, for now, but is a natural shortstop. He was batting .316 at Triple-A Iowa.
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT4/20/2015 4:58:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer is not in the lineup on Monday against the Cubs due to a rib injury.
Insight: Mercer took a fastball in the ribs from Brewers starter Matt Garza on Sunday, so Jung Ho Kang will start at shortstop. Mercer had an X-ray, which came back negative, so he is dealing with a bruise.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/20/2015 12:07:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez left Monday morning's game due to illness.
Insight: At least the oft-injured star isn't hurt - it's the flu bug. Ramirez is off to a strong start with five homers, 12 RBI and an .895 OPS through the first 11 games.
Alcides Escobar, SS, KAN4/20/2015 11:48:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is questionable for Monday's game against Minnesota due to a sprained left knee.
Insight: Escobar had not missed a game since 2013 and has averaged 158 games per season over the past four years, so missing two games and possible more is obviously a rarity. Christian Colon is his replacement, but has no fantasy value.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR4/20/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (fracture left ribs) could return to the lineup on Tuesday, according to Blue Jays manager John Gibbons.
Insight: Reyes is expected to bat from the right side only at the beginning, but at least the oft-injured shortstop appears to have avoided the disabled list.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/19/2015 6:09:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez hit his fifth home run of the season in the loss to the Orioles on Sunday.
Insight: Ramirez answered Adam Jones' home run in the first with a three-run shot in the bottom of the inning. Those three runs, however, were the only ones Boston would score as they lost to Baltimore, 8-3. Ramirez is hitting .255 but has show surprising power with five home runs and 12 RBI.
Ruben Tejada, SS, NYM4/19/2015 4:06:00 PM
Description: Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada produced three RBIs Sunday versus Miami.
Insight: He went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored as well. Tejeda is now batting .273 on the year.
Erick Aybar, SS, ANA4/19/2015 11:08:00 AM
Description: Angels shortstop Erick Aybar may be able to break out of his early-season slump on Sunday.
Insight: He will be facing off aganst Houston starter Scott Feldman, who he has a career .452 BA (14-for-31) against, wth three doubles and two triples.

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