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January 23, 2017

The Quinton

Second Base and Changes in Landscape

by Jeff Quinton


Second Base and Changes in Landscape

You all have probably heard by now, but the second base position was incredibly productive last year in fantasy baseball and thus looks to be very deep this year. Like, really deep. How deep? Let’s take a look at that table from catchers week to point us in the right direction:

2016 Mixed League Value

C

1B

3B

2B

SS

OF

$20+

0

8

5

11

7

13

$10-$19

6

9

13

13

11

37

Second base had two fewer $20+ players last season than did outfield. Three people start in the outfield in each game for each team, while only one person starts at second base every game for each team, which makes the fact that second basemen produced that many $20+ hitters pretty incredible. Meanwhile, the $10-$19 row shows that 2016, Year-of-the-Fantasy-Baseball-Second-Basemen, was not just the result of a few second basemen having career years; rather, it seems that at this time in baseball’s history, the keystone is more stocked with impact fantasy players than maybe ever before.

We ain’t here, though, for the historical perspective. We are here, instead, to hopefully get a little bit better at fantasy baseball through strategy and decision-making. In order to achieve that goal via today’s article, we are going to take a look at how this change in the second base landscape (and, consequently, the entire landscape for hitters) will likely influence how we and our competitors make decisions on draft and auction day. We will then take a look at how we can take advantage of our competitors’ mistakes, while avoiding those same mistakes ourselves.

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