Fantasy Baseball: 2011 N.L. Only Top 10 Second Basemen Rankings

Mar 2, 2011

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Here’s an early look at the N.L. only 2011 Second Base rankings.
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1. Dan Uggla, Atlanta Braves:  Uggla is a model of consistency hitting between 31 and 33 HRs in each of the past four seasons. He stayed in the N.L. East, which should help his transition with his new team.
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2.  Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds:  A hand injury sapped him of his power, but he gutted it out to play in 155 games. He still managed to hit .275 with 100 runs, 18 HRs, 59 RBIs, and 16 SBs. He remains one of the best HR/SB options at the position.
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3.  Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies:  Utley’s knee issue knocks him out of the top spot in N.L. Only leagues. He’s too big of a risk to take when Uggla and Phillips are safer rock solid options.
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4. Rickie Weeks, Milwaukee Brewers:  Weeks had a great season, but like the A.L.’s Ian Kinsler, his talent comes with a big injury risk.
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5.  Martin Prado, Atlanta Braves:  Prado gives you a solid average, a little pop, and positional flexibility. If you missed out on the big four, he’s a decent value pick.
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6.  Kelly Johnson, Arizona Diamondbacks:  Johnson was a disaster in 2009, but bounced back in a big way last year for the D-backs. He’s been rock solid in three of his past four years, and shouldn’t disappoint this year..lent to take his game to the next level, assuming last year was just a sophomore slump.
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7.  Omar Infante, Florida Marlins:  He does little besides hitting for average, but his positional flexibility give him a little additional value.
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8.  Juan Uribe, Los Angeles Dodgers:  Uribe also has multiple position eligibility. He also offers some pop, even if his ballpark isn’t ideal.
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9.  Ty Wigginton, Colorado Rockies:  He doesn’t have a starting gig, but should get enough ABs at first base, second base, third base, and DH (interleague games) to make him a decent N.L. Only third basemen.
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10.  Neil Walker, Pittsburgh Pirates:  It’s really pick your poison time. The good news is you get Walker late and Pittsburgh is coming around with Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata, and Walker.
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