Nonetheless, simply as with our 1B rankings, versatility appears to reign supreme all through this listing. Solely 5 of our top-20 second basemen are solely eligible at 2B in default Yahoo leagues. That does not essentially imply Jose Altuve or Scooter Gennett are much less beneficial than others, but it surely does imply this will likely be a tough place to trace as soon as drafts begin. Each Adalberto Mondesi and Jonathan Villar — legit 20/50 threats if the whole lot breaks proper — can play 2B and SS, whereas sluggers like Max Muncy, Travis Shaw, and Matt Carpenter may play 1B and 3B. Drafting considered one of these gamers early provides you extra choices later.
As with most positions, second base has its share of confirmed veterans trying to bounce again. Gamers like Brian Dozier and Robinson Cano, each with new groups, are robust to guage. Do they nonetheless have one other huge 12 months in them, or are they a sucker’s decide who will get outproduced by kids reminiscent of Willy Adames and Lourdes Gurriel Jr.?
Likewise, Dee Gordon, who stands out as the one pure velocity man exterior the higher tier (barring Colorado’s Garrett Hampson profitable a beginning job in spring coaching), actually did not do a lot final season, stealing solely 30 bases whereas posting a career-low .288 OBP. He’ll seemingly be drafted a lot greater than we’ve him ranked, as fantasy homeowners will undoubtedly hope he can regain the 60-SB tempo he confirmed the earlier 4 seasons, but it surely’s simply as potential he is in decline.
Second base is not a throwaway place, however you possibly can nonetheless wait on it. Solely shortstop can match it with regards to elite SB skills who may hit 15-plus homers, which is why many house owners will seemingly go in relative early on somebody like Whit Merrifield, Mondesi, or Villar. However when you determine to go a distinct route, you could possibly nonetheless be capable to get some energy and velocity to assist stability your roster. If all else fails, load up on homers and search for velocity on the waiver wire.
DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Final 2019 cheat sheet
2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: 2B
These rankings are for traditional 5×5, non-keeper leagues. Eligibility primarily based on Yahoo default settings.
* = Participant not eligible at that place on draft day however anticipated to play there in the course of the season
|3||Javier Baez||Cubs||3B, SS|
|4||Whit Merrifield||Royals||1B, OF|
|12||Travis Shaw||Brewers||1B, 3B|
|13||Matt Carpenter||Cardinals||1B, 3B|
|14||Max Muncy||Dodgers||1B, 3B|
|16||Yoan Moncada||White Sox||3B*|
|19||Dee Gordon||Mariners||SS, OF|
|20||Jurickson Profar||A’s||1B, 3B, SS|
|21||Chris Taylor||Dodgers||SS, OF|
|23||Yuli Gurriel||Astros||1B, 3B|
|24||Wilmer Flores||Diamondbacks||1B, 3B|
|27||Asdrubal Cabrera||Rangers||3B, SS|
|28||Lourdes Gurriel Jr.||Blue Jays||SS|
|33||Ryan McMahon||Rockies||1B, 3B|
|34||Niko Goodrum||Tigers||1B, SS, 3B, OF|
|36||Zack Cozart||Angels||3B, SS|
|37||Hernan Perez||Brewers||3B, SS, OF|
|38||Enrique Hernandez||Dodgers||1B, SS, OF|
|39||Marwin Gonzalez||Twins||1B, SS, OF|
|41||Joey Wendle||Rays||3B, SS, OF|
|42||Ketel Marte||Diamondbacks||SS, OF*|
|43||Daniel Robertson||Rays||3B, SS|
|45||Devon Travis||Blue Jays|
|47||Eduardo Nunez||Pink Sox||3B|
|51||Yolmer Sanchez*||White Sox||3B|
|53||Dustin Pedroia||Pink Sox|