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May Second Baseman Rankings

Monday, May 6, 2013

Welcome to the May second baseman rankings. Players are ranked based on how I believe they will perform in 5x5 leagues over the remainder of the season. Along with the position rankings, you'll soon find a fully updated top 300 list.


Click to see other May rankings:

Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH


Second Baseman Rankings

Dropping off: Skip Schumaker (No. 33), Freddy Sanchez (No. 34), Justin Turner (No. 35), Orlando Hudson (No. 38), Ryan Theriot (No. 39)


  • Utley has been the No. 3 second baseman behind Kinsler and Cano so far, but with the injury possibility, I can't see ranking him quite that high. On the other hand, I don't expect much of a dip as long as he does stay healthy.


  • I weighed dropping Profar based on his modest start in Triple-A (.231/.352/.385 in 91 AB) and the continued absence of any place for him to play in Texas, but he still has top-10 upside if he does get an opportunity. Interesting is that just three of his 24 starts this year have come at second base, with the rest at shortstop. Kinsler's impressive showing so far could rule out any chance of an in-season position switch. If Profar starts tearing up the PCL, then perhaps the Rangers could give him some outfield work, just as a temporary arrangement to get him into their lineup.



RankSecond BaseTeam2013
1 Robinson Cano Yankees 1
2 Ian Kinsler Rangers 2
3 Dustin Pedroia Red Sox 3
4 Jason Kipnis Indians 4
5 Brandon Phillips Reds 5
6 Martin Prado Diamondbacks 8 3B
7 Chase Utley Phillies 10
8 Jose Altuve Astros 7
9 Howie Kendrick Angels 8
10 Rickie Weeks Brewers 9
11 Matt Carpenter Cardinals 21 3B
12 Aaron Hill Diamondbacks 6
13 Kelly Johnson Rays 18
14 Neil Walker Pirates 11
15 Dan Uggla Braves 13
16 Daniel Murphy Mets 17
17 Jedd Gyorko Padres 16
18 Dustin Ackley Mariners 12
19 Jurickson Profar Rangers 19
20 Yuniesky Betancourt Brewers 40
21 Jeff Keppinger White Sox 15
22 Omar Infante Tigers 22
23 Emilio Bonifacio Blue Jays 79 OF
24 Chris Nelson Yankees 20
25 Mark Ellis Dodgers 24
26 Darwin Barney Cubs 23
27 Brian Roberts Orioles 21
28 Gordon Beckham White Sox 14
29 Donovan Solano Marlins 26
30 Chris Getz Royals 25
31 Jemile Weeks Athletics 28
32 Ryan Raburn Indians 36
33 Logan Forsythe Padres 27
34 Alexi Casilla Orioles 37
35 Steve Lombardozzi Nationals 30
36 Ryan Roberts Rays 45
37 Nick Punto Dodgers 48
38 Jerry Hairston Jr. Dodgers 31
39 Alexi Amarista Padres 29
40 Ryan Flaherty Orioles 32

Matthew Pouliot is the Executive Editor of and has been doing the site's baseball projections for the last 10 years. Follow him on Twitter @matthewpouliot.
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