Fantasy Baseball: 2010 Top 20 Second Basemen Rankings

Feb 11, 2010

Time for my second look at my second base rankings.

1.  Chase Utley:  Accept no substitutes.

2.  Robinson Cano:  He’s not going to give you SBs, but he could easily lead all 2Bs in average and challenge for HRs as well.

3.   Ian Kinsler:  Health concerns are the only thing that keeps him from #2.

4 .  Dustin Pedroia:  The little big man continues to be a force at second base. Will likely pace all 2Bs in runs and possibly average.

5.  Brandon Phillips:  A great HR-SB threat.

6.  Brian Roberts:  Not the threat he once was, but could score 110 runs with 30 SBs.

7. Ben Zobrist:  Love the flexibility he brings. Without a second productive season under his belt, he assumes some risk.

8.  Aaron Hill:  Has another solid year (2007) on record. Should be productive once again.

9.  Dan Uggla:  Best power threat for someone not named Chase Utley.

10.  Gordon Beckham:  The transition to 2B better suits his numbers.

11.  Jose Lopez:  Has a chance to drive in a lot of runs hitting behind Ichiro and Chone Figgins.

12.  Ian Stewart: A poor man’s Uggla. Plenty of HRs. Weak average.

13.  Howie Kendrick:  Is this the year he finally puts it all together?

14.  Orlando Hudson:  O-Dog should do just fine sandwiched between Denard Span and Joe Mauer.

15.  Richie Weeks:  If he can stay healthy, he’ll be a solid HR/SB guy.

16.  Placido Polanco:  Slid over to 3B, but retains his 2B eligibility. Playing in Philly’s offense should help.

17.  Clint Barmes:  He’s best used as a spot play when he’s playing at home.

18.  Alberto Callaspo:  Not a speed option, but still contributes in the other categories.

19.  Scott Sizemore:  He’s a sleeper pick, but should be productive with the Tigers.

20.  Asdrubal Cabrera:  I’m expecting a regression, but he’s still a decent backup/MI option.

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5 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Rotoprofessor
    February 11th, 2010 at 8:28 pm #

    Cano at #2?!?! I don’t think so!

  2. LestersLegends
    February 11th, 2010 at 8:49 pm #

    Not the conventional pick, I know, but I’m expecting a monster year from him.

  3. RJMUZ
    February 11th, 2010 at 10:25 pm #

    Unless Cano moves into the #2 spot in the lineup(which appears to be going to Nick Johnson as long as he’s healthy) I agree with Rotoprofessor, too high for Cano. I do, however like Zobrist at #7…possible #6 if Roberts slips any more in SB.

  4. LestersLegends
    February 11th, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    I have Cano as #2, but it really depends on what else you have. I did a mock today in the #2 hole. Started with Hanley, then Adrian Gonzalez, and Youk. With my fourth pick I could have went with Cano, but I opted for Pedroia for his SBs. This is actually a fairly deep position as far as the non-1B infield positions go.

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