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Bernie Pleskoff’s Fantasy Baseball Second Base Rankings (2020)

by Bernie Pleskoff | @BerniePleskoff | Featured Writer
Feb 25, 2020

Ketel Marte finds himself on top of Bernie Pleskoff’s rankings at second base for the 2020 season.

Second base is a pretty tricky position in fantasy baseball. There are a number of players that may play outfield positions as well as second and shortstop. Some even may be considered at third base.

This listing includes players that this scout believes will be playing second base as a primary position-the position that will generate most of the player’s at-bats.

As always, remember that selecting fantasy players is not an exact science. Skill, research and a great deal of luck are required.

Note that a very high percentage of the 2B fantasy options hit left-handed. If they do have to platoon, they would be on the more desirable long side. 

Remember to plan for injuries, a factor that even the best fantasy player can only control with roster depth and player flexibility.

Note: Whit Merrifield will be included in my outfielder rankings, though he also carries 2B eligibility.

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2B Rankings

1. Ketel Marte (AZ)

  • Age: 26
  • Bats: Both
  • 2019 Stats: .329 AVG, 97R, 32 HR, 92 RBI, 10 SB

2. Ozzie Albies (ATL)

  • Age: 23
  • Bats: Both
  • 2019 Stats: .295 AVE, 102 R, 24 HR, 86 RBI, 15 SB

3. Jose Altuve (HOU)

  • Age: 29
  • Bats: R
  • 2019 Stats: .298 AVE, 89 R, 31 HR, 74 RBI, 6 SB

4. DJ LeMahieu (NYY)

  • Age: 31
  • Bats: R
  • 2019 Stats: .327 AVE, 109 R, 26 HR, 102 RBI, 5 SB

5. Mike Moustakas (CIN)

  • Age: 31
  • Bats: L
  • 2019 Stats: .254 AVE, 80 R, 35 HR, 87 RBI, 3 SB

6. Jean Segura (PHI)

  • Age: 29 (he will turn 30 in mid-March)
  • Bats: R
  • 2019 Stats: .280 AVE, 79 R, 12 HR, 60 RBI, 10 SB

7. Keston Hiura (MIL)

  • Age: 23
  • Bats: R
  • 2019 Stats: .303 AVE, 51 R, 19 HR, 49 RBI, 9 SB

8. Brandon Lowe (TB)

  • Age: 25
  • Bats: L
  • 2019 Stats: .270 AVE, 42 R, 17 HR, 51 RBI, 5 SB

9. Gavin Lux (LAD)

  • Age: 22
  • Bats: L
  • 2019 Stats: .240 AVE, 12 R, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 2 SB

10. Cavan Biggio (TOR)

  • Age: 24
  • Bats: L
  • 2019 Stats: .234 AVE, 66 R, 16HR, 48 RBI,14 SB

11. Luis Arraez (MIN)

  • Age: 23
  • Bats: L
  • 2019 Stats: .334 AVE, 54 R, 4 HR, 28 RBI, 2 SB

12. Starlin Castro (WSH)

  • Age: 29
  • Bats: R
  • 2019 Stats: .270 AVE, 68 R, 22 HR, 86 RBI, 2 SB

13. Kolten Wong (STL)

  • Age: 29
  • Bats: L
  • 2019 Stats: .285 AVE, 61 R, 11 HR, 59 RBI, 24 SB

14. Robinson Cano (NYM)

  • Age 37
  • Bats: L
  • 2019 Stats: .256 AVE, 46 R, 13 HR, 39 RBI, 0 SB

15. Rougned Odor (TEX)

  • Age: 26
  • Bats: L
  • 2019 Stats: .205 AVE, 77 R, 30 HR, 93 RBI, 11 SB

16. Nick Madrigal (CWS)

  • Age: 22 (Madrigal will turn 23 in early March)
  • Bats: R
  • 2019 Stats: No major league experience

17. Leury Garcia (CWS)

Age: 28

Bats: Both

2019 Stats: .279 AVE, 93 R, 8 HR, 40 RBI, 15 SB

18. Cesar Hernandez (CLE)

  • Age: 29
  • Bats: Both
  • 2019 Stats: .279 AVE, 77 R, 14 HR, 71 RBI, 9 SB

19. Michael Chavis (BOS)

  • Age: 24
  • Bats: R
  • 2019 Stats: .254 AVE, 46 R, 18 HR, 58 RBI, 2 SB

20. Ryan McMahon (COL)

  • Age: 25
  • Bats: L
  • 2019 Stats: 250 AVE, 70 R, 24 HR, 83 RBI, 5 SB

21. Jurickson Profar (SD)

  • Age: 27
  • Bats: Both
  • 2019 Stats: .218 AVE, 68 R, 20 HR, 67 RBI, 9 SB

22.  Hanser Alberto (BAL)

  • Age: 27
  • Bats: R
  • 2019 Stats: .305 AVE, 62 R, 12 HR, 51 RBI, 4 SB

23. Adam Frazier (PIT)

  • Age: 28
  • Bats: L
  • 2019 Stats: .278 AVE, 80 R, 10 HR, 50 RBI, 5 SB

24. Jose Peraza (BOS)

  • Age: 25
  • Bats: R
  • 2019 Stats: .239 AVE, 37 R, 6 HR, 33 RBI, 7 SB

25. Jonathan Schoop (DET)

  • Age: 28
  • Bats: R
  • 2019 Stats: .256 AVE, 61 R, 23 HR, 59 RBI, 1 SB

26, Wilmer Flores (SF)

  • Age: 28
  • Bats: R
  • 2019 Stats: .317 AVE, 31 R, 9 HR, 37 RBI, 0 SB

27. Isan Diaz (MIA)

  • Age: 23
  • Bats: L
  • 2019 Stats: .173 AVE, 17 R, 5 HR, 23 RBI, 0 SB

28. Tommy La Stella (LAA)

  • Age: 31
  • Bats: L
  • 2019 Stats: .295 AVE, 49 R, 16 HR, 44 RBI, 0 SB

29. Dee Gordon (SEA)

  • Age: 31
  • Bats: L
  • 2019 Stats: .275 AVE, 36 R, 3 HR, 34 RBI, 22 SB

30. Nico Hoerner (CHC)

  • Age: 22
  • Bats: R
  • 2019 Stats: .282 AVE, 13 R, 3 HR, 17 RBI, 0 SB

Dribblers

Beware of potential position battles or platoon situations with these players.

Others to consider include:

Bunts

It is quite possible Nick Madrigal will eventually assume the role at 2B for the White Sox. Until then, Leury Garcia will give you 2B and OF eligibility.

The 2B position remains very confusing in Seattle, Oakland and with the Cubs. Proceed with caution, as this could be very fluid and volatile all season.

Don’t forget about Jean Segura. He has become a forgotten man in many 2B conversations

Sleepers: Hanser Alberto and Luis Arraez

Rising: Lowe, Arraez, Alberto, Madrigal, McMahon, Lux, Biggio, Chavis

Falling: Gordon, Odor 

Steady: Cano, Hernandez

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Bernie Pleskoff is a featured writer at FantasyPros. For more from Bernie, follow him @BerniePleskoff and read more of his work here.

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