Anthony Rendon
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Here’s the 2015 Lester’s Legends NL-Only Second Base Rankings.
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1. Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals
Anthony Rendon hit .287 with 111 runs, 21 home runs, 83 RBI and 17 stolen bases. His main position is third base, but he played 28 games last year at second base to give Rendon positional eligibility and additional flexibility.
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2. Dee Gordon, Miami Marlins
Dee Gordon played a full season for the first time in his career and responded by hitting .289 with 92 runs, two home runs, 34 RBI and a league-high 64 stolen bases. He goes to Miami where he’ll look to repeat as the stolen base champion.
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3. Kolten Wong, St. Louis Cardinals
Kolten Wong hit just .249 with 52 runs, 12 home runs, 42 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 113 games. His BABIP (batting average on balls in play) was just .275. Given his speed, his luck should improve, which will boost his batting average and counting stats.
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4. Neil Walker, Pittsburgh Pirates
Neil Walker hit .271 last year with 74 runs, 23 home runs, 76 RBI and a pair of stolen bases. He has averaged 66.2 runs, 15.4 home runs and 69.4 RBI over the past five years while hitting .274.
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5. Howie Kendrick, Los Angeles Dodgers
Over the past six years Howie Kendrick hit .288 while averaging 68.5 runs, 11 home runs, 65.8 RBI and 12.2 stolen bases.
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6. Daniel Murphy, New York Mets
Daniel Murphy has hit .289 over the past five seasons while averaging 68.4 runs, 9.2 home runs, 62.4 RBI and 1 stolen bases.
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7. Josh Harrison, Pittsburgh Pirates
Josh Harrison has second base, third base and outfield eligibility. In 2014 he hit .315 with 77 runs, 13 home runs, 52 RBI and 18 stolen bases.
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8. Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies
Health is the key for Utley. He has averaged 73.5 runs, 14.5 home runs and nine stolen bases. He’s worth the risk.
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9. Martin Prado, Miami Marlins
Martin Prado has second base, third base and outfield eligibility. Over the past five seasons he hit .287 while averaging 75.8 runs, 12.8 home runs, 66.6 RBI and 6.4 stolen bases.
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10. Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds
Brandon Phillips was routinely a top tier second baseman since 2006 before turning in a .266-44-8-51-2 line. He will turn 34 this summer, but is a decent bet to bounce back given his track record.
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Robinson Cano Seattle
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Here’s the 2015 Lester’s Legends AL-Only Second Base Rankings.
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1. Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners
Robinson Cano hit .314 with 77 runs, 14 home runs, 82 RBI and 10 stolen bases in his first year with the Seattle Mariners. His power took a hit, but he is a .310 lifetime hitter that has averaged 87.6 runs, 21.8 home runs and 90.4 RBI.
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2. Jose Altuve, Houston Astros
Jose Altuve hit .341 with 85 runs, seven home runs, 59 RBI and 56 stolen bases. He has averaged 41.3 stolen bases over the past three years. Altuve is a great option for your batting average, runs and stolen bases categories.
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3. Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers
Ian Kinsler hit .275 with 100 runs, 17 home runs, 92 RBI and 15 stolen bases in his first year with the Detroit Tigers. Over the past eight years he averaged 97.9 runs, 19.9 home runs, 72 RBI and 22 stolen bases. Kinsler played in a career-high 161 games last year.
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4. Brian Dozier, Minnesota Twins
Brian Dozier hit .242 with 112 runs, 23 home runs, 71 RBI and 21 stolen bases. This after posting a .244-72-18-66-14 line. His batting average will sting a little, but he helps out in the four categories.
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5. Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Indians
Jason Kipnis struggled to the tune of a .240-61-6-41-22 line. In 2012 and 2013 he averaged 86 runs, 15.5 home runs, 71.5 RBI and 30.5 stolen bases.
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6. Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox
Dustin Pedroia took a step back last year hitting .278 with 72 runs, seven home runs, 53 RBI and six stolen bases. Over the past eight seasons he averaged 89.8 runs, 13 home runs, 67.4 RBI and 15.6 stolen bases while hitting .301. Look for Pedroia to bounce back.
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7. Ben Zobrist, Oakland A’s
Ben Zobrist is Mr. Utility. He is eligible at second base, shortstop and outfield. Zobrist hit .272 with 83 runs, 10 home runs, 52 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 2014. Over the past six years he averaged 85.8 runs, 16.5 home runs, 75.7 RBI and 15.8 stolen bases.
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8. Brett Lawrie, Oakland A’s
Brett Lawrie has second base and third base eligibility. He has yet to tap into his potential as injuries have limited him to 100.7 games over the past three seasons. Lawrie has averaged 11.3 home runs and 44 RBI during that stretch, which extrapolates to 18.2 home runs and 70.8 RBI. If he can stay healthy, maybe Lawrie will finally deliver on his promise.
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9. Asdrubal Cabrera, Tampa Bay Rays
Asdrubal Cabrera has second base and shortstop eligibility. Since 2011 he has averaged 74.3 runs, 17.3 home runs, 71.3 RBI and 11.3 stolen bases.
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10. Rougned Odor, Texas Rangers
Rougned Odor hit .259 with 39 runs, nine home runs, 48 RBI and four stolen bases in 114 games as a rookie. Look for improvement in year two.
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Robinson Cano Seattle
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Here’s the first look at the 2015 Lester’s Legends Second Base Rankings.
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1. Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners
Robinson Cano hit .314 with 77 runs, 14 home runs, 82 RBI and 10 stolen bases in his first year with the Seattle Mariners. His power took a hit, but he is a .310 lifetime hitter that has averaged 87.6 runs, 21.8 home runs and 90.4 RBI.
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2. Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals
Anthony Rendon hit .287 with 111 runs, 21 home runs, 83 RBI and 17 stolen bases. His main position is third base, but he played 28 games last year at second base to give Rendon positional eligibility and additional flexibility.
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3. Jose Altuve, Houston Astros
Jose Altuve hit .341 with 85 runs, seven home runs, 59 RBI and 56 stolen bases. He has averaged 41.3 stolen bases over the past three years. Altuve is a great option for your batting average, runs and stolen bases categories.
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4. Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers
Ian Kinsler hit .275 with 100 runs, 17 home runs, 92 RBI and 15 stolen bases in his first year with the Detroit Tigers. Over the past eight years he averaged 97.9 runs, 19.9 home runs, 72 RBI and 22 stolen bases. Kinsler played in a career-high 161 games last year.
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5. Brian Dozier, Minnesota Twins
Brian Dozier hit .242 with 112 runs, 23 home runs, 71 RBI and 21 stolen bases. This after posting a .244-72-18-66-14 line. His batting average will sting a little, but he helps out in the four categories.
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6. Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Indians
Jason Kipnis struggled to the tune of a .240-61-6-41-22 line. In 2012 and 2013 he averaged 86 runs, 15.5 home runs, 71.5 RBI and 30.5 stolen bases.
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7. Dee Gordon, Miami Marlins
Dee Gordon played a full season for the first time in his career and responded by hitting .289 with 92 runs, two home runs, 34 RBI and a league-high 64 stolen bases. He  goes to Miami where he’ll look to repeat as the stolen base champion.
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8. Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox
Dustin Pedroia took a step back last year hitting .278 with 72 runs, seven home runs, 53 RBI and six stolen bases. Over the past eight seasons he averaged 89.8 runs, 13 home runs, 67.4 RBI and 15.6 stolen bases while hitting .301. Look for Pedroia to bounce back.
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9. Kolten Wong, St. Louis Cardinals
Kolten Wong hit just .249 with 52 runs, 12 home runs, 42 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 113 games. His BABIP (batting average on balls in play) was just .275. Given his speed, his luck should improve, which will boost his batting average and counting stats.
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10. Neil Walker, Pittsburgh Pirates
Neil Walker hit .271 last year with 74 runs, 23 home runs, 76 RBI and a pair of stolen bases. He has averaged 66.2 runs, 15.4 home runs and 69.4 RBI over the past five years while hitting .274.
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Matt Carpenter
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Here’s a look at the 2014 Lester’s Legends’ Second Base Rankings for NL-only fantasy baseball leagues.
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1. Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals
Matt Carpenter posted a .318-126-11-78-3 line. His eligibility at third base makes him a versatile option.
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2. Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds
Brandon Phillips just continues to produce. Last year, he posted a .261-80-18-103-5 line. Over the past eight years, he has averaged 20 home runs, 83.3 RBI and 19.4 stolen bases.
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3. Aaron Hill, Arizona Diamondbacks
Aaron Hill was limited to 87 games last year, but he still hit .291 with 11 home runs. He posted a .302-93-26-85-14 line in 2012.
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4. Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies
Chase Utley managed to stay healthy enough to play 131 games and post a .284-73-18-69-8 line. Just be sure to have a solid backup given his age and injury risk.
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5. Martin Prado, Arizona Diamondbacks
Martin Prado hit .282 with 70 runs, 14 home runs, 82 RBI and three stolen bases. He’s a .293 career hitter and has averaged 12.6 home runs over the past five seasons. He also has third base eligibility, which helps his value.
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6. Daniel Murphy, New York Mets
Daniel Murphy hit .286 with 92 runs, 13 home runs, 78 RBI and 23 stolen bases. He’s a .290 hitter with double-digit home run and stolen base potential.
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7. Jedd Gyorko, San Diego Padres
Jedd Gyorko hit just .249, but he did slug 23 home runs to help his cause. With 62 runs, 63 RBI and one stolen base he was somewhat of a one-trick pony last year. Still, the power can’t be overlooked.
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8. Neil Walker, Pittsburgh Pirates
Neil Walker has averaged .274 with 64.3 runs, 13.5 home runs, 67.8 RBI and 4.8 home runs. He doesn’t excel in any category, but he’s solid across the board.
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9. Dan Uggla, Atlanta Braves
Dan Uggla is a .246 career hitter, but his .179 average was pathetic even by his standards. He did slug 22 home runs. Over eight seasons he has averaged 28.9 home runs and 85 RBI. You’ll have to compensate for his batting average.
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10. Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals
Anthony Rendon hit .265 with 40 runs, seven home runs, 35 RBI and one stolen base in 98 games as a rookie. Rendon will have to beat out Danny Espinosa, but he should provide decent fantasy numbers.
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Robinson Cano Mariners
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Here’s a look at the 2014 Lester’s Legends’ Second Base Rankings for AL-only fantasy baseball leagues.
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1. Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners
Robinson Cano left Yankee Stadium for Safeco, but he is still the premier second baseman in the league. He has hit better than .300 in each of the past five seasons while averaging 99.2 runs, 28.4 home runs and 102.6 RBI. His numbers will likely dip, but he’s still in a class of his own.
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2. Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Indians
Jason Kipnis took a step into the elite second baseman territory after posting a .284-86-17-84-30 line. It was his second straight year with at least 30 stolen bases.
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3. Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox
Dustin Pedroia hit .301 with 91 runs, 84 RBI and 17 stolen bases. His power dipped, but he continues to deliver across the board.
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4. Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers
Ian Kinsler makes the move to the Motor City. He remains in a potent offense. He is a nice power-speed combo player averaging 19.5 home runs and 21.5 stolen bases during his career, but has some injury concerns.
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5. Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay Rays
Ben Zobrist is another guy with added versatility as he is also eligible at shortstop and outfield. He posted a .275-77-12-71-11 line. He doesn’t excel in one category, but he’s solid across the board.
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6. Jose Altuve, Houston Astros
Jose Altuve brings you speed. He swiped 35 bases last year while hitting .283. He had 33 steals in 2012.
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7. Jurickson Profar, Texas Rangers
Jurickson Profar takes over second base for the Rangers following the Kinsler trade. Profar has struggled in his 303 big league at-bats hitting .231, but he has a .816 OPS in the minors. He provides double-digit home run and stolen base potential.
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8. Brian Dozier, Minnesota Twins
Brian Dozier hit just .244, but he scored 72 runs with 18 home runs, 66 RBI and 14 stolen bases. He gives you a solid power-speed combo.
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9. Howie Kendrick, Anaheim Angels
Howie Kendrick has only averaged 56 runs over the past two seasons, which is low for a second baseman. He did average .292 with 10.5 home runs, 60.5 RBI and 10 stolen bases. He doesn’t excel in any area, but he’s solid in four of the five standard batting categories.
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10. Jed Lowrie, Oakland A’s
Lowrie has shortstop and second base eligibility, which helps his value. He had a .290-80-15-75-1 line last year. He’s a .264 career hitter though so regression in his batting average is likely.
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Robinson Cano Mariners
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Here’s the first look at the 2014 Lester’s Legends’ Second Base Rankings.
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1. Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners
Robinson Cano left Yankee Stadium for Safeco, but he is still the premier second baseman in the league. He has hit better than .300 in each of the past five seasons while averaging 99.2 runs, 28.4 home runs and 102.6 RBI. His numbers will likely dip, but he’s still in a class of his own.
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2. Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Indians
Jason Kipnis took a step into the elite second baseman territory after posting a .284-86-17-84-30 line. It was his second straight year with at least 30 stolen bases.
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3. Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox
Dustin Pedroia hit .301 with 91 runs, 84 RBI and 17 stolen bases. His power dipped, but he continues to deliver across the board.
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4. Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers
Ian Kinsler makes the move to the Motor City. He remains in a potent offense. He is a nice power-speed combo player averaging 19.5 home runs and 21.5 stolen bases during his career, but has some injury concerns.
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5. Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals
Matt Carpenter posted a .318-126-11-78-3 line. His third base eligibility makes him a versatile option.
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6. Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds
Brandon Phillips just continues to produce. Last year he posted a .261-80-18-103-5 line. Over the past eight years he has averaged 20 home runs, 83.3 RBI and 19.4 stolen bases.
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7. Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay Rays
Ben Zobrist is another guy with added versatility as he is also eligible at shortstop and outfield. He posted a .275-77-12-71-11 line. He doesn’t excel in one category, but he’s solid across the board.
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8. Aaron Hill, Arizona Diamondbacks
Aaron Hill was limited to 87 games last year, but he still hit .291 with 11 home runs. He posted a .302-93-26-85-14 line in 2012.
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9. Jose Altuve, Houston Astros
Jose Altuve brings you speed. He swiped 35 bases last year while hitting .283. He had 33 steals in 2012.
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10. Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies
Chase Utley managed to stay healthy enough to play 131 games and post a .284-73-18-69-8 line. Just be sure to have a solid backup given his age and injury risk
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Here’s the 2013 LestersLegends Second Base Rankings for NL-Only Leagues.
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1. Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds
Phillips has averaged 87.1 runs, 20.3 home runs, 80.4 RBI and 21.4 stolen bases over the past seven years while hitting .280. He won’t give you elite numbers in any category, but he’s solid across the board.
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2. Aaron Hill, Arizona Diamondbacks
Hill put his nightmare 2011 season behind him and hit 26 home runs last year, giving him at least that many long balls in three of the past four seasons. Hill’s .302-93-26-86-14 was one of the best among second basemen.
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3. Rickie Weeks, Milwaukee Brewers
Batting average isn’t his strength, but the .230 that Weeks hit was, well, weak. He should hit about 20 point higher and produce around a .250-85-20-60-15 line.
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4. Dan Uggla, Atlanta Braves
With Uggla you have to deal with a poor average, but he’ll provide solid numbers in runs, home runs and runs batted in.
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5. Danny Espinosa, Washington Nationals
Espinosa is a career .239 hitter so you’ll have to live with that liability. He has averaged 19 home runs and 18.5 stolen bases the past two seasons so he’s rock solid in those two categories.
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6. Neil Walker, Pittsburgh Pirates
Walker is a solid little player. Over the past three seasons he has averaged a .282-65-13-73-6 line. He doesn’t stand out in a particular category, but he’s a steady performer.
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7. Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies
Once upon a time Utley was the best second baseman in all of baseball. He’s been on the decline for the past three seasons. He’s good for double-digit home runs and stolen bases if he can stay healthy. He’s averaged just 100 games over the past three seasons.
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8. Marco Scutaro, San Francisco Giants
Scutaro is 37 so the upside is minimal. He should contribute in the batting average, runs and RBI categories. He doesn’t offer much power and speed, but is a decent middle infielder option
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9. Martin Prado, Arizona Diamondbacks
Prado is a versatile option to target if you’re looking more for batting average than power. He tends to provide decent run and RBI totals. Last year he stole 17 bases after stealing just 13 in his first 227 games. I’d figure on a .300-80-12-65-10 line.
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