Lopez is a full-time ss whose value could take a jump if his move to the second lineup spot is permanent. He's young, with a high potential which he unfortuately won't realize this year. Two things to watch: walks and steals. If he develops a little more patience at the plate, and starts taking more risks on the basepaths, he'll become very good. A nice keeper, but you can do better this year.
Eckstein won't give you any power (the 9 rbi in two games were a major fluke), but his average should improve to around .300 (he has great bat speed and hardly whiffs), and his steals are valuable.
Guzman could well be the best of the lot, but his knee trouble worries me. I'd rather let someone else take that risk.
I agree that Eckstein will give you the best value, unless you're looking primarily for power. Eckstein's surge won't last, but he'll still be a good fantasy option.
Trading for one of the top shortstops will be tough. Good luck!
Even if you don't swing a deal, your team should be fine with Eckstein, as long as you're not too speed-heavy elsewhere. Actually, using the ss spot for steals is an excellent idea if you have a bit of power at 2b - most people go the other way, leaving players like Eckstein undervalued.
I'd say take Eck as well, he's going to have a career year even if he's not going to hit 2 grand slams every month. He should fill in quite nicely for furcal. I wouldn't bother overpaying for a top SS if you have Eck in the lineup, he's a good guy to have.
I got him. The only thing is I probably should have dropped Valentin instead, but who cares, I finally have one of the top five? six? shortstops. My steals are really picking up anyway, and Rich has some power which I am greatly lacking in. Hope he starts playing like last season!