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Dan Harris’s Fantasy Baseball Second Base Rankings (2020)

by Dan Harris | @danharris80 | Featured Writer
Apr 5, 2020

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Other than catcher, second base is the only position that can truly be defined as “scarce.” The first second baseman off the board isn’t drafted until the middle of the third round, and the reliable options run out quickly.

That doesn’t mean that you should be reaching for second basemen. Indeed, the only two regularly-drafted second basemen on whom I’m notably higher than the expert consensus in the overall rankings are Max Muncy (because of his position flexibility) and Cavan Biggio (because he ends a tier for me). But during a draft, you’ll want to monitor the position closely given the paucity of reliable options.

If you wait until the later rounds, you can see that I’m bullish on Scott Kingery, who could put up a 20/20 season without too much trouble, and Garrett Hampson, who I expect to find enough playing time as a super-utility player to matter and who hit five home runs and stole nine bases in September last year.

Conversely, I’m not quite as excited about Eduardo Escobar as the consensus, given how much he outperformed his expected statistics last year, or Tommy Edman, who won’t have regular playing time.

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