Here’s the 2015 Lester’s Legends NL-Only Second Base Rankings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Also check out:
- 2015 Fantasy Baseball First Basemen Rankings
- 2015 Fantasy Baseball Second Basemen Rankings
- 2015 Fantasy Baseball AL-Only Second Basemen Rankings
- 2015 Fantasy Baseball Third Basemen Rankings
- 2015 Fantasy Baseball Shortstop Rankings
- 2015 Fantasy Baseball Catcher Rankings
- 2015 Fantasy Baseball Outfielder Rankings
- 2015 Fantasy Baseball Designated Hitter Rankings
- 2015 Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitcher Rankings
- 2015 Fantasy Baseball Closer Rankings