With Rafael Furcal (pictured) and Yunel Escobar landing on the DL, there will be some fantasy owners in the market for a new fantasy shortstop. Here are some reasonably available options.




Yuniesky Betancourt, Kansas City Royals


The Royals are 23rd in the league with 104 runs scored, but Betancourt has been decent. He’s hitting .278 with 10 runs, two HRs, and eight RBIs. He’s owned in 14.7 percent of ESPN and 18 percent of CBS leagues.




Cliff Pennington, Oakland A’s


Oakland isn’t an offensive powerhouse either, but Pennington is hitting .272 with 10 runs, three HRs, 16 RBIs, and four SBs. He’s owned in 18.9 percent of ESPN and 46 percent of CBS leagues.




Cristian Guzman, Washington Nationals


Guzman qualifies at SS despite playing 2B for the Nats. He’s hitting .271 with 10 runs, eight RBIs, and one SB. He’s owned in six percent of ESPN and 15 percent of CBS leagues.




Juan Uribe, San Francisco Giants


Uribe qualifies at 2B, 3B, and SS, making him very valuable. He’s hitting .292 with 11 runs, three HRs, 16 RBIs, and one SB. He’s likely not available in ESPN leagues (74.2 percent ownership), but may be had in CBS leagues (48 percent).




Orlando Cabrera, Cincinnati Reds


Cabrera is the opposite of Uribe. He’s owned in 59 percent of CBS and 19.3 percent of ESPN leagues. He’s hitting .253 with 10 runs, two HRs, 14 RBIs, and three SBs.

Originally published at LestersLegends.com .

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