Best budget SS?

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Hey all! I’m late to the game this year. Starting from scratch in September. Who do you recommend for budget Shortstops? I only have around 20k stubs from flipping and I have lots of team needs so am thinking maybe the AS Dansby Swanson? Any other suggestions?

Doesn’t need to be total meta, but just usable for a while.

Thanks!

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@halfbutt_PSN said in Best budget SS?:

Hey all! I’m late to the game this year. Starting from scratch in September. Who do you recommend for budget Shortstops? I only have around 20k stubs from flipping and I have lots of team needs so am thinking maybe the AS Dansby Swanson? Any other suggestions?

Doesn’t need to be total meta, but just usable for a while.

Thanks!

Maybe All Star Dansby? Idk how much he is rn tho and idrk about other budget options, but I mean many ppl are still using their created player idk

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Elly De La cruz

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I second De La Cruz. Switch hitting beast of a shortstop sitting at quick sell value (10k)

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Use that 20k to keep flipping your way to Rollins.

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People seem to like the new Ozzie and he’s free!

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Ketel Marte?

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@halfbutt_PSN said in Best budget SS?:

Hey all! I’m late to the game this year. Starting from scratch in September. Who do you recommend for budget Shortstops? I only have around 20k stubs from flipping and I have lots of team needs so am thinking maybe the AS Dansby Swanson? Any other suggestions?

Doesn’t need to be total meta, but just usable for a while.

Thanks!

Silver slugger Xander

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@TH3L1GHT_PSN said in Best budget SS?:

Ketel Marte?

I used him at second, sometimes still do. Marte’s swing has always been good. Elly De La Cruz has better speed and defense though. I actually just put him in to do some Reds missions we had to do fo something, and have had him at SS or 2nd since.

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@Kovz88_MLBTS said in Best budget SS?:

I second De La Cruz. Switch hitting beast of a shortstop sitting at quick sell value (10k)

I third De La Cruz. He's one that I just can't get out of my lineup. My favorite card of the year. He's a steal at 10k.

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@SchnauzerFace_MLBTS said in Best budget SS?:

People seem to like the new Ozzie and he’s free!

Right ?? Especially since he's dropping bombs with all that power. Didn't he set the single season NL HR record before those juiced up slap hitters Sosa, McGwire and Bonds came around ?

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Basement budget is gold Brett although maybe not now with every flashback/legend gold being crazy high. But I played him at short at the beginning and the dude is just an on base machine bat him second behind a speed guy and you can easily have 1st and 3rd with no outs for 3,4,5

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FS Watson. Great defense, power, and speed.

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@ronniegant1992_MLBTS said in Best budget SS?:

Elly De La cruz

I 2nd this, My favorite Futrue Stars Hitter he can play 2nd as well,

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@SaveFarris_PSN said in Best budget SS?:

Use that 20k to keep flipping your way to Rollins.

Bruh really said 20k to 13 million 👽 (which is obviously possible, not directly cause of the stub limit but possible in the end) but a new player I doubt is thinking about collections lmao (ik it was a joke but I like to sometimes take these things seriously and think how I'd go about them)

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@halfbutt_PSN said in Best budget SS?:

Hey all! I’m late to the game this year. Starting from scratch in September. Who do you recommend for budget Shortstops? I only have around 20k stubs from flipping and I have lots of team needs so am thinking maybe the AS Dansby Swanson? Any other suggestions?

Doesn’t need to be total meta, but just usable for a while.

Thanks!

MA Swanson is awesome, also Owen Miller and Drury both from MA(one april the other june) both were very good. bregman nootbar and arozarena from the new one are real good too.

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@PAinPA_PSN said in Best budget SS?:

@halfbutt_PSN said in Best budget SS?:

Hey all! I’m late to the game this year. Starting from scratch in September. Who do you recommend for budget Shortstops? I only have around 20k stubs from flipping and I have lots of team needs so am thinking maybe the AS Dansby Swanson? Any other suggestions?

Doesn’t need to be total meta, but just usable for a while.

Thanks!

MA Swanson is awesome, also Owen Miller and Drury both from MA(one april the other june) both were very good. bregman nootbar and arozarena from the new one are real good too.

Monthly awards Dansby is good but his all star card is better imo. Is he better than Dela Cruz not so sure. I think Cruz is insane

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Free

Allan Trammell
Ozzie Smith

20k or less

20k - Noveli Marte (future star)
10k - Tim Anderson (2022 All Star)
13k - Dansby Swanson - (2022 All Star)
10k - De La Cruz - (Future stars)
10k - Andrelton Simmons - ( Retro Finest)
15k - Xander Bogaerts - (Awards)
10k - Brandon Crawford (Awards)
10k - Oswald Peraza - (Future star)
18k - Gunner Henderson - (Future Star)
20k - Brady House - (Future Star)
10k - Marcus Semien - (2nd Half)

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I went ahead and picked up AS Dansby. I might try De La Cruz at 2nd after I give this TN Taylor Walls a shot.

How does Noelvi compare to these? He would fit my M’s theme team…

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@halfbutt_PSN said in Best budget SS?:

I went ahead and picked up AS Dansby. I might try De La Cruz at 2nd after I give this TN Taylor Walls a shot.

How does Noelvi compare to these? He would fit my M’s theme team…

I personally like the Noelvi cards this year amd that card has a ton of power, he's a great option for a all time Mariner build. Also if your looking for great Mariner cards try the monthly programs (if you can) mariners included in them so far have been

George Kirby ( August)
Andres Munoz (July)
Ty France (April)
JP Crawford (April)