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August Second Baseman Rankings

Monday, August 05, 2013


Welcome to the August second baseman rankings. As always, players are ranked based on how I believe they will perform in 5x5 scoring over the rest of the season. I try to list players at the positions at which they're most valuable, so if you can't find that second baseman you're looking for, check shortstop instead. Included along with the position rankings you'll find a fully updated top 300 list.

 

 

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Second Baseman Rankings


Dropping Off: Johnny Giavotella (No. 28), Jordany Valdespin (No. 34), Jemile Weeks (No. 40)

 

  • It wasn't a great July for second basemen; the only two full-timers to finish with OPSs over .800 were Robinson Cano at .909 and Matt Carpenter at .806. Eric Sogard, listed here as a shortstop, did manage to come in at .826 in 61 at-bats in his platoon role. Cano and Daniel Murphy were the most valuable second basemen for fantasy purposes.

 

  • Unless the Rangers change their minds about playing Jurickson Profar in the outfield, it's hard to see how he'll be an asset in mixed leagues. Profar did homer Friday, but that followed a July in which he hit .213 with no homers, no steals, two runs scored and two RBI in 47 at-bats. He's better than that, but he's probably not a difference maker right now.

 

  • The Rockies played Charlie Culberson in the outfield on Saturday, but they have nothing to lose by giving him a long look at second base over D.J. LeMahieu down the stretch. The 23-year-old hit .310/.338/.524 with 14 homers and 13 steals for Triple-A Colorado Springs before his callup, and while that's a great place for offense, he was still at .298/.326/.512 on the road. I'm not all that optimistic that he's a future regular, but then, I'm even more skeptical about LeMahieu.

 

 

RankSecond BaseTeam2013MayJuneJuly
1 Robinson Cano Yankees 1 1 1 1
2 Jason Kipnis Indians 4 4 3 2
3 Dustin Pedroia Red Sox 3 3 2 3
4 Ian Kinsler Rangers 2 2 5 4
5 Brandon Phillips Reds 5 5 4 5
6 Chase Utley Phillies 10 7 12 10
7 Martin Prado Diamondbacks 8 3B 6 6 12
8 Jose Altuve Astros 7 8 7 6
9 Matt Carpenter Cardinals 21 3B 11 9 8
10 Howie Kendrick Angels 8 9 8 7
11 Aaron Hill Diamondbacks 6 12 10 9
12 Daniel Murphy Mets 17 16 16 15
13 Rickie Weeks Brewers 9 10 18 11
14 Dan Uggla Braves 13 15 17 18
15 Neil Walker Pirates 11 14 13 14
16 Anthony Rendon Nationals 56 3B NR 24 3B 13
17 Gordon Beckham White Sox 14 28 20 19
18 Kelly Johnson Rays 18 13 11 20
19 Jedd Gyorko Padres 16 17 14 17
20 Ryan Raburn Indians 36 32 26 33
21 Jurickson Profar Rangers 19 19 15 16
22 Mark Ellis Dodgers 24 25 24 25
23 Omar Infante Tigers 22 22 19 21
24 Emilio Bonifacio Blue Jays 79 OF 23 21 24
25 Jeff Keppinger White Sox 15 21 22 22
26 Brian Roberts Orioles 21 27 35 26
27 Alexi Amarista Padres 29 39 28 32
28 D.J. LeMahieu Rockies 42 NR 23 23
29 Logan Forsythe Padres 27 33 31 27
30 Dustin Ackley Mariners 12 18 34 29
31 Chris Nelson Angels 20 24 NR NR
32 Darwin Barney Cubs 23 26 25 30
33 Charlie Culberson Rockies 78 NR NR NR
34 Skip Schumaker Dodgers 33 NR 40 38
35 Donovan Solano Marlins 26 29 32 39
36 Yuniesky Betancourt Brewers 40 20 30 37
37 Steve Lombardozzi Nationals 30 35 27 35
38 Brock Holt Red Sox 81 NR NR NR
39 Ryan Flaherty Orioles 32 40 29 31
40 Jerry Hairston Jr. Dodgers 31 38 33 36


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