2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: 2B | Fantasy


Only a few fantasy baseball groups construct their lineup round a second baseman. Certain, there are some studs, like Jose Altuve and Jose Ramirez (if eligible in your league), however for a lot of, 2B will a place they wait on. This 12 months, that does not imply you are going to be left scrounging for “sleepers” or one-category wonders — you possibly can truly discover some legit studs deeper in our rankings. Certain, the extra tiers you drop, the extra threat you take, however whether or not you are on the lookout for 30-HR energy or a 20/20 risk, you will discover them at a comparatively inexpensive worth. 

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.

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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.?

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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. 

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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.

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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

Rating Participant Staff Different eligibility
1 Jose Ramirez Indians 3B
2 Jose Altuve Astros
3 Javier Baez Cubs 3B, SS
4 Whit Merrifield Royals 1B, OF
5 Adalberto Mondesi Royals SS
6 Ozzie Albies Braves
7 Jonathan Villar Orioles SS
8 Scooter Gennett Reds
9 Gleyber Torres Yankees SS
10 Daniel Murphy Rockies 1B
11 Rougned Odor Rangers
12 Travis Shaw Brewers 1B, 3B
13 Matt Carpenter Cardinals 1B, 3B
14 Max Muncy Dodgers 1B, 3B
15 Mike Moustakas* Brewers 3B
16 Yoan Moncada White Sox 3B*
17 Brian Dozier Nationals
18 Robinson Cano Mets 1B
19 Dee Gordon Mariners SS, OF
20 Jurickson Profar A’s 1B, 3B, SS
21 Chris Taylor Dodgers SS, OF
22 Cesar Hernandez Phillies
23 Yuli Gurriel Astros 1B, 3B
24 Wilmer Flores Diamondbacks 1B, 3B
25 Jonathan Schoop Twins SS
26 Willy Adames Rays SS
27 Asdrubal Cabrera Rangers 3B, SS
28 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Blue Jays SS
29 Garrett Hampson Rockies SS
30 Ian Kinsler Padres
31 Jason Kipnis Indians
32 Jed Lowrie Mets 3B
33 Ryan McMahon Rockies 1B, 3B
34 Niko Goodrum Tigers 1B, SS, 3B, OF
35 Luis Urias Padres SS
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
40 Franklin Barreto A’s
41 Joey Wendle Rays 3B, SS, OF
42 Ketel Marte Diamondbacks SS, OF*
43 Daniel Robertson Rays 3B, SS
44 Cory Spangenberg Brewers 3B
45 Devon Travis Blue Jays
46 Kolten Wong Cardinals
47 Eduardo Nunez Pink Sox 3B
48 DJ LeMahieu Yankees
49 Ben Zobrist Cubs OF
50 Jedd Gyorko Cardinals 3B
51 Yolmer Sanchez* White Sox 3B
52 Starlin Castro Marlins
53 Dustin Pedroia Pink Sox
54 Joe Panik Giants
55 Adam Frazier Pirates OF

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