Brian, Projections, Rankings, Second Base

Brian’s Top 15 Second Basemen Rankings and Projections for ’12


Lots of 2B talent in the AL East.

Once again, the two baggers are top heavy. But the new trend in this position is the amount of deployable, affordable lower tier players. Let’s take a gander, shall we?

The cream of this year’s crop: Robbie Cano, Dustin Pedroia, Ian Kinsler, and Dan Uggla. In standard ten-team leagues, these four are rare species outside of the first three rounds. They are well documented and well followed and well liked by all who document and follow them. They are head and shoulders above the rest, but the usability of the rest is what is worth talking about. So to make this quick, Robbie: stud; Dustin: stud #2; Ian: troll boy; Dan: the man. Moving on…

What you’ll notice about the projections for the rest is the numbers look pretty similar to each other. Brandon Phillips looks like Chase Utley. Utley looks like Dustin Ackley. Ackley looks like Neil Walker. If you’re willing to take a player who isn’t a household name, you’re probably going to be better off with the lower tiered guys. If you’re really looking for a lunch ticket, you’ll wait super late and draft Jason Kipnis, who, surprisingly, looks like Ackley.

There are three tiers, indicated by the underline.

1. Robinson Cano- 99, 26, 105, 5, .307

2. Dustin Pedroia- 100, 16, 87, 20, .300

3. Ian Kinsler- 97, 23, 80, 25, .266

4. Dan Uggla- 90, 34, 90, 1, .245

5. Brandon Phillips- 85, 18, 75, 15, .287

6. Ben Zobrist- 88, 18, 83, 21, .254

7. Michael Young- 85, 15, 95, 5, .300

8. Chase Utley- 75, 17, 69. 13, .267

9. Rickie Weeks- 80, 21, 66, 10, .269

10. Howard Kendrick- 90, 15, 70, 15, .280

11. Michael Cuddyer- 80, 20, 80, 6, .275

12. Dustin Ackley- 84, 13, 70, 12, .270

13. Jemile Weeks- 70, 5, 50, 29, .280

14. Danny Espinosa- 70, 20, 70, 13, .235

15. Neil Walker- 66, 12, 74, 7, .277

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