Fantasy Baseball: Second Base Rankings

Altuve

The second base rankings in 2016 are intriguing because there is depth at the position, but there is also clear drop off’s in talent at regular intervals. There is a clear top three who are the best options in both formats, but the difference is which tier Dee Gordon falls in. Below those three it gets kind of messy, but in a good way because if you miss out on one tier there are other options who could be just as good. The two guys I didn’t know how to rank are Odor and Russell because the projections have them really low at the position, but they are the two guys with the most upside at the position. And by ranking them just outside the top 12 I feel like I have incorporated that. Based on current ADP I am far more likely to draft Russell than Odor, but I might just stay away from them both and see what is there late in the drafts.

I love the strategy of pairing Altuve with either Miggy, this gives me such a good base at average that I can take gambles on power guys with low averages later in the draft, or one of the monster power guys; Chris Davis, Encarnacion, Stanton or Bautista. The second option allows me to balance elite speed with elite power early in the draft and set me up across all five categories early in the draft and allow me to go in any direction after that. Gordon is someone I will happily take late in the second, mainly in roto, and pair with Trout, Harper or Goldy to give me another power speed start to the draft. After that it becomes more based on roster make-up but given the depth I am not reaching for anyone and I will wait for the draft to come to me and present value at the position.

Postion eligibility based on ESPN – 20 games required at the position in 2015.

Points Roto
Tier Ranking Name Tier Ranking Name
1 1 Altuve, Jose 1 1 Altuve, Jose
2 2 Gordon,Dee 1 2 Gordon,Dee
2 3 Cano, Robinson 2 3 Cano, Robinson
3 4 Dozier, Brian 3 4 Dozier, Brian
3 5 Kinsler, Ian 3 5 Kipnis, Jason
3 6 Zobrist, Ben 3 6 Zobrist, Ben
3 7 Kipnis, Jason 3 7 LeMahieu, D.J.
3 8 Rendon, Anthony 3 8 Kinsler, Ian
3 9 Panik, Joe 4 9 Rendon, Anthony
3 10 LeMahieu, D.J. 4 10 Murphy, Daniel
4 11 Murphy, Daniel 4 11 Harrison, Josh
4 12 Harrison, Josh 4 12 Panik, Joe
4 13 Pedroia, Dustin 5 13 Russell, Addison
4 14 Odor, Rougned 5 14 Odor, Rougned
4 15 Russell, Addison 6 15 Kendrick, Howie
4 16 Philips, Brandon 6 16 Philips, Brandon
4 17 Lawrie, Brett 6 17 Pedroia, Dustin
4 18 Forsythe, Logan 6 18 Lawrie, Brett
4 19 Kendrick, Howie 6 19 Forsythe, Logan
5 20 Wong, Kolten 6 20 Hernandez, Cesar
5 21 Hernandez, Cesar 7 21 Spangenberg, Cory
5 22 Spangenberg, Cory 7 22 Wong, Kolten
5 23 Castro, Starlin 7 23 Schoop, Jonathan
5 24 Schoop, Jonathan 8 24 Hill, Aaron
6 25 Hill, Aaron 8 25 Walker, Neil
6 26 Walker, Neil 8 26 Castro, Starlin
7 27 Ramirez, Jose 8 27 Gennett, Scooter
7 28 Baez, Javier 8 28 Holt, Brock
7 29 Hernandez, Enrique 8 29 Travis, Devon
7 30 Holt, Brock 8 30 Turner, Trea

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