Fantasy Baseball: 2010 Top 15 Second Basemen Rankings

Jan 15, 2010

Here’s an early look at the 2010 Second Base rankings.

1. Chase Utley – The most sure thing at Second Base.

2. Robinson Cano – He doesn’t give you the speed Kinsler does, but his average makes up for it. Plus, he’s Kinsler comes with a ton more risk.

3. Ian Kinsler – Not enough risk to move him past #3 though.

4. Dustin Pedroia – He’ll likely lead all Second Basemen in Runs again. He showed his SB production of 2008 wasn’t a fluke by matching those 20 SBs.

5. Brandon Phillips – His lack of runs keep him from being ranked higher. He’s good for 25 HRs and 25 SBs though.

6. Brian Roberts – He quietly keeps churning out 100+ run seasons. His SBs have gone down the past few years, but he’s still a good bet for 30.

7. Aaron Hill – The fluke factor is relatively high on Hill, but his 2008 year was too big to ignore.

8. Ben Zobrist – Ditto Aaron Hill.

9. Jose Lopez – With Chone Figgins on board, Lopez could easily top 100 RBIs. He lacks the runs and SBs to move him higher.

10. Dan Uggla – You know what he’s bringing to the table. Power.

11. Howie Kendrick – If he can stay healthy he’ll give you a nice average and decent runs, SBs, and RBIs.

12. Rickie Weeks – He was having a nice year before getting hurt. He will give you power and speed if he can stay on the field.

13. Placido Polanco – He’s playing Third Base in Philly, but has 2B eligibility. He’ll give you a decent average, runs, and RBIs.

14. Clint Barmes – Nice source of power last year. He really struggles on the road (.631 OPS compared to .834 at home). If he can get that average up, he’d climb a few notches.

15. Alberto Callaspo – He offered little speed and power last year, but hit .300 and had 79 runs and 73 RBIs.

Also check out:
2010 Top 15 First Basemen
2010 Top 15 Third Basemen
2010 Top 15 Shortstops
2010 Top 15 Catchers
2010 Top 25 Outfielders
2010 2011 Top 11 Designated Hitters
2010 Top 25 Starting Pitchers
2010 Top 15 Closers

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3 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Frank
    January 18th, 2010 at 11:18 am #

    Fairly thin group at 2nd. Not sure about Phillips as he seems to be in a slight decline. Needs to a bounce-back year for the Reds to improve.

    Utley is a beast!

  2. LestersLegends
    January 18th, 2010 at 11:22 am #

    Get one early or wait.

  3. john
    March 25th, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

    its rickie weeks, not richie. hill should be higher.

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