Fantasy Baseball 2018 Rankings: Second Base

The second base position gets a little boost at the top if you play in a Yahoo! league and Anthony Rizzo sneaks in that eligibility, but Jose Altuve is clearly the class of the group. He’s the consensus No. 2 overall player on the board so unless you get lucky in that draft lottery and snag a top-2 pick, Altuve will not be likely to be there.

Top Tier Bargains

The veterans in the top tier — Daniel Murphy and Brian Dozier — represent the best draft day value outside of Altuve if you want to take care of the position early.

Thanks, but No Thanks

While I do like Dee Gordon as a player and respect his ability to put up a massive steals total, at pick 32 overall on average (one behind Corey Seager, One ahead of Brian Dozier, and FIFTEEN spots ahead of Anthony Rendon) I cannot justify an invest of that caliber in a speed specialist.

Deep Thoughts

Over 213 career games, Devon Travis has put up a rock solid .292/.331/.462 slash line while averaging 19 home runs and 83 RBI per 162 games. Yes, he’s and injury risk. No, the Blue Jays lineup is not what it once was. This late round pick, however, has shown the skill-set at the major league level of a fantasy stud and will get every chance to hit near the top of Toronto’s lineup. You can easily grab Travis more than 150 slots ahead of his ADP of 366 and turn a profit.

Second Base Draft Rankings 2018

1Jose AltuveHOU2B
2Anthony RizzoCHC1B,2B
3Jose RamirezCLE2B,3B
4Brian DozierMIN2B
5Daniel MurphyWSH2B
6DJ LeMahieuCOL2B
7Dee GordonSEA2B
8Robinson CanoSEA2B
9Matt CarpenterSTL1B,2B,3B
10Chris TaylorLAD2B,SS,LF,CF
11Jonathan SchoopBAL2B
12Ian KinslerLAA2B
13Javier BaezCHC2B,SS
14Jedd GyorkoSTL1B,2B,3B
15Ian HappCHC2B,LF,CF,RF
16Rougned OdorTEX2B
17Jason KipnisCLE2B,CF
18Whit MerrifieldKC2B,RF
19Starlin CastroMIA2B
20Yoan MoncadaCWS2B
21Ozzie AlbiesATL2B
22Devon TravisTOR2B
23Paul DeJongSTL2B,SS
24Eduardo NunezBOS2B,3B,SS,LF
25Jonathan VillarMIL2B,CF
26Marwin GonzalezHOU1B,2B,3B,SS,LF
27Scooter GennettCIN2B,3B,LF
28Cesar HernandezPHI2B
29Chris OwingsARI2B,SS,RF
30Austin BarnesLADC,2B
31Dustin PedroiaBOS2B
32Jose PerazaCIN2B,SS
33Tim BeckhamBAL2B,SS
34Josh HarrisonPIT2B,3B,LF
35Jed LowrieOAK2B

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