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01-27

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5

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Second Base
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-27

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4

The -Only League Landscape: American League Second Basemen
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Mike Gianella

01-26

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 Second Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-25

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14

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Second Base
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Greg Wellemeyer

01-25

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8

Tale of the Tape: Starlin Castro vs. Neil Walker
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Bryan Joiner

01-24

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17

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Second Base
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Mike Gianella

01-24

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Tale of the Tape: Ian Kinsler vs. Jason Kipnis
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Alex Chamberlain

01-24

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Player Profile: Matt Carpenter
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Scooter Hotz

01-23

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The Quinton: Second Base and Changes in Landscape
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Jeff Quinton

01-23

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Fantasy Players to Target: Second Base
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-23

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10

Early ADP Analysis: Second Base
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Matt Collins

01-23

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State of the Position: Second Base
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George Bissell

05-23

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Updating the Tiers: Second Basemen
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Mike Gianella

01-29

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Second Basemen
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Mike Gianella

01-29

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4

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Second Base
by
BP Fantasy Staff

01-28

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Second Basemen on the Ocean Floor
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Wilson Karaman

01-28

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Dilson Herrera vs. Forrest Wall
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Greg Wellemeyer

01-27

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6

The -Only League Landscape: National League Second Basemen
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Mike Gianella

01-27

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12

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Second Base
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J.J. Jansons

01-26

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14

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Second Base
by
Mike Gianella

01-26

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8

The Adjuster: Second Base
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Wilson Karaman

01-26

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2

Tale of the Tape: Ian Kinsler vs. Jason Kipnis
by
Matt Collins

01-25

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7

State of the Position: Second Base
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J.P. Breen

01-25

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Fantasy Players to Target: Second Basemen
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-26

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Player Profile: Jedd Gyorko
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Keith Cromer

01-23

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Player Profile: Arismendy Alcantara
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Nick Shlain

01-23

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10

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Second Base
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

01-23

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6

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Second Basemen
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-22

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Second Basemen
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Keith Cromer

01-22

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-22

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Nick Franklin vs. Marcus Semien
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Craig Goldstein

01-22

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Player Profile: Aaron Hill
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J.P. Breen

01-21

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The Adjuster: Second Base
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Wilson Karaman

01-21

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14

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Second Base
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Ben Carsley

01-21

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Fantasy Infographic: Second Base
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Mauricio Rubio

01-21

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Second Basemen
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Nick Shlain

01-20

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Get to Know: Second Base Prospects
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Craig Goldstein

01-20

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Tale of the Tape: Brian Dozier vs. Ian Kinsler
by
Matt Collins

01-20

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Second Base
by
Mike Gianella

01-19

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The Quinton: Middle Infielders, Expectations, and Weaknesses
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Jeff Quinton

01-19

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12

Fantasy Players to Target: Second Basemen
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-19

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State of the Position: Second Base
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J.P. Breen

01-29

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Graphical Fantasy Rankings: Second Basemen
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Mauricio Rubio

01-29

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10

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Second Basemen
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Ben Carsley

01-28

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Second Basemen
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Craig Goldstein

01-27

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Fantasy Players to Target: Second Basemen
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Baseball Prospectus

09-11

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Fantasy Fool's Gold: Second Base Prospects
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Ben Carsley

05-22

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week Eight
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Josh Shepardson

03-08

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: Second Basemen
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Derek Carty

01-27

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Heavyweight Infield
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Jay Jaffe

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January 27, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Second Base

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BP Fantasy Staff

You might want to let someone else draft or buy these players in your leagues this spring.

Brian Dozier, Minnesota Twins
Dozier has been a worthwhile second baseman since entering the league; no one's doubting that. He's virtual lock to crack double digits in every non-rate category and has somehow scored 100-plus runs on the lowly Twins for three straight years.

But everything that made Dozier a top-25 hitter in 2016, and not just a barely-top-100 hitter in 2015, is tied up entirely in the circumstances of last season's power surge. It depends if you believe Dozier's power stands on its own. Color me skeptical: per StatCast, his average exit velocity (on both flyballs/line drives and overall) and his Barrels per ball in play don't rank particularly well relative to his contemporaries, and neither of those metrics fundamentally changed from 2015 to 2016.


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January 27, 2017 6:00 am

The -Only League Landscape: American League Second Basemen

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Mike Gianella

Scanning the menu of keystone options in the junior circuit.

In 2016, 23 hitters earned $25 or more in AL-only leagues, according to my 2016 valuations. Eight of those hitters were second basemen, and there were more $25+ earners at second than there were at any other position.


Table 1: 2016 10 Best Hitters by Position, AL-only


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January 26, 2017 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 Second Basemen

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Bret Sayre

The position is stronger than its been in recent years. Just how deep is it?

We, at Baseball Prospectus, have been talking about keystoners for a while now (three days and change to be exact, depending on when you are reading this) and the party continues to rage on. Yet before we rage, we shall calibrate—since rankings aren’t useful without knowing what you’re reading. The list you are about to read here presupposes a 16-team standard (read: 5x5 roto) dynasty format, in which there are no contracts/salaries, players can be kept forever, and owners have minor-league farm systems in which to hoard prospects. So feel free to adjust this as necessary for your individual league, whether it’s moving non-elite prospects without 2017 ETAs down if you don’t have separate farm teams or moving lower-risk, lower-reward players up in deeper mixed or -only formats.

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January 25, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Second Base

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Greg Wellemeyer

Stacking up the second sackers based on their fantasy values through the end of the 2019 season.

With catchers and first basemen out of the way it’s time to rank the second sackers. If you read either of the first two installments or you’re familiar with this exercise from years past, you know that these rankings function best as something like a cross between keeper preferences and dynasty rankings for those whose window of contention is open in the immediate future. It’s important to state that these rankings are mine alone. They no doubt vary from the opinions of other writers on this site and that’s okay. Good, even. This wouldn’t be much fun if we all thought the same thing about every player and couldn’t learn from each other in the cases where we diverge.

And with that out of the way, let’s get on with it:

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January 25, 2017 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape: Starlin Castro vs. Neil Walker

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Bryan Joiner

Who comes out on top in the biggest intra-NYC showdown since the election?

In what’s surely the biggest intra-NYC-area battle since Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton, I have been tasked with measuring Yankees second-year 2B Starlin Castro against Mets second-year 2B Neil Walker. Which NL Central transplant will take the title of the Big Apple’s best? Read on to find out, if the prior battle didn’t depress you too much.

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January 24, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Second Base

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Mike Gianella

Breaking down the second sackers into fantasy-value-based bins.

To read the previous editions in this series, follow the links below:

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Catchers

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January 24, 2017 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape: Ian Kinsler vs. Jason Kipnis

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Alex Chamberlain

These second basemen are close alphabetically, but are they all that close when it comes to 2017 fantasy production?

Ah, our two favorite alphabetical second basemen: Ian Kinsler and Jason Kipnis. In 2016 both matched and exceeded, respectively, their home run totals from the previous two years en route to each of their second-most valuable seasons in their careers. Both are five-category hitters, albeit modestly, and they project to put up similar batting lines in 2017. They're a comparison worth picking through with a fine-toothed comb.

Health/Volume

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January 24, 2017 6:00 am

Player Profile: Matt Carpenter

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Scooter Hotz

The Redbirds' infielder might not be second-base-eligible for long, so enjoy it while it lasts.

Player Background

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January 23, 2017 6:00 am

The Quinton: Second Base and Changes in Landscape

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Jeff Quinton

How to adapt to the sudden abundance of fantasy riches at the keystone.

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:

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January 23, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Target: Second Base

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BP Fantasy Staff

Our staff identifies some potential fantasy value plays at the keystone.

Jonathan Schoop, Baltimore Orioles
Sure, Jonathan Schoop isn’t the complete package for roto owners. He only has five career steals in 390 career games and he barely walks, somewhat limiting his ability to score runs and actively hurting his value in OBP leagues. He also hit a woeful .209 as recently as 2014, something which tends to stick in the minds of fantasy players, especially ones who owned him that year. I think that in a lot of leagues, that abysmal batting average from 2014 is still baked into his price despite the fact that he hit .279 in 2015 and .267 in 2016.


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January 23, 2017 6:00 am

Early ADP Analysis: Second Base

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Matt Collins

A look at where keystoners have been selected in the early batch of drafts this spring.

We have moved on to second base week, with everything you need to know about the keystone coming over the next five days. In this space, you’ll once again find everything you need to know about early ADP trends as you start your preliminary draft preparation. As a reminder, this is pulled from the NFBC ADP data, and the average round is assuming a 15-team league. With that housekeeping out of the way, let’s dig into this extremely top-heavy position that appears to be on the rise.

The (Very) Early Rounds

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January 23, 2017 6:00 am

State of the Position: Second Base

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George Bissell

The 30,000-foot-high view of the keystone for fantasy purposes.

The Big Question: What if we’re completely wrong?

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