Brian, Projections, Rankings, Second Base

Brian’s Top-13 Second Basemen Rankings and Projections for ’14


Robinson Cano might be shipwrecked in Seattle for years.

Robinson Cano might be shipwrecked in Seattle for years.

With less than a week before Opening Day in San Diego between the Padres and Dodgers, we release our second basemen rankings and projections. In the coming days, there will be rankings and projections for third, shortstop, outfield, starting and relief pitching. Check back here throughout the week for those. Here are the rankings for second base. [Note: Jurickson Profar has been struck out due to a 2-3 month stint on the DL].

There are four tiers for this position, indicated by the underline [projections are based on three-year averages and sabermetric analysis]:

Name R HR RBI SB BA
1. Robinson Cano (SEA) 79 25 94 6 .307
2. Jason Kipnis (CLE) 88 21 87 33 .277
3. Dustin Pedroia (BOS) 86 17 80 19 .294
4. Matt Carpenter (STL) 101 13 73 2 .303
5. Ian Kinsler (DET) 91 15 70 17 .266
6. Ben Zobrist (TB) 81 18 73 13 .273
7. Brandon Phillips (CIN) 83 18 84 10 .271
8. Aaron Hill (ARI) 87 19 77 9 .299
9. Chase Utley (PHI) 77 21 75 10 .278
10. Jose Altuve (HOU) 72 6 48 34 .288
11. Jedd Gyorko (SD) 71 25 70 2 .261
12. Daniel Murphy (NYM) 77 16 71 16 .289
13. Howie Kendrick (LAA) 53 15 59 11 .293
14. Jurickson Profar (TEX) 60 12 54 10 .261

 

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