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June Second Baseman Rankings

Monday, June 02, 2014


Here are the June Rankings. Players are ranked for the remainder of the season based on how I believe they’ll perform in 5x5 leagues. Players are also listed at the positions where they’re most valuable, so if you don’t see that third baseman you’re looking for, he’s probably listed at second or short.

 

Click to see other June rankings:

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

 

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Second Baseman Rankings

 

JuneSecond BaseTeamAprMay
1 Jason Kipnis Indians 1 3
2 Robinson Cano Mariners 2 1
3 Dustin Pedroia Red Sox 3 2
4 Ian Kinsler Tigers 4 4
5 Matt Carpenter Cardinals 5 5
6 Jose Altuve Astros 7 6
7 Brian Dozier Twins 15 9
8 Howie Kendrick Angels 10 7
9 Anthony Rendon Nationals 19 8
10 Chase Utley Phillies 13 11
11 Kolten Wong Cardinals 11 25
12 Martin Prado Diamondbacks 6 10
13 Daniel Murphy Mets 12 13
14 Neil Walker Pirates 18 15
15 Brandon Phillips Reds 9 14
16 Aaron Hill Diamondbacks 8 12
17 Gordon Beckham White Sox 17 18
18 Yangervis Solarte Yankees 63 34
19 Jedd Gyorko Padres 16 20
20 Dustin Ackley Mariners 14 19
21 Emilio Bonifacio Cubs 26 16
22 Omar Infante Royals 25 21
23 Derek Dietrich Marlins 44 29
24 Grant Green Angels 41 23
25 Rickie Weeks Brewers 24 33
26 Kelly Johnson Yankees 21 24
27 D.J. LeMahieu Rockies 22 26
28 Jonathan Schoop Orioles 32 32
29 Danny Espinosa Nationals 42 28
30 Brian Roberts Yankees 28 30
31 Rougned Odor Rangers 62 NR
32 Tommy La Stella Braves 52 48
33 Alberto Callaspo Athletics 37 31
34 Dan Uggla Braves 23 27
35 Jurickson Profar Rangers 20 17
36 Marcus Semien White Sox 26 3B 22
37 Sean Rodriguez Rays 138 OF 104 OF
38 Logan Forsythe Rays 29 37
39 Scooter Gennett Brewers 36 35
40 Alexander Guerrero Dodgers 34 39
41 Steven Tolleson Blue Jays 56 3B NR
42 Eric Sogard Athletics 31 36
43 Josh Rutledge Rockies 38 49
44 Jeff Baker Marlins 125 OF NR
45 Alexi Amarista Padres 39 41
46 Ryan Flaherty Orioles 33 44
47 Skip Schumaker Reds 48 NR
48 Mark Ellis Cardinals 49 42
49 Marco Scutaro Giants 27 40
50 Scott Sizemore Yankees 45 47

 

Dropping off: Chris Getz (No. 43), Jemile Weeks (No. 46), Jeff Keppinger (No. 50)

 

  • In part because I still have the third basemen listed over here, the depth at second base is looking very good, which is one of the reasons I suggested selling high on Altuve last week and why I’d say the same about Dozier and Utley. Another part of the reason is that everyone is healthy; with Kipnis returning last week, the only preseason top-20 second baseman currently on the DL is Profar. That’s rather unusual for the position. Also, Wong is back in the majors and looking much like he did when he skyrocketed up the rankings this spring.

 

  • Rickie Weeks ended up hitting .413/.449/.609 in 46 at-bats last month, but it still wasn’t enough to get him off the bench against righties. Defense is the big reason, plus the fact that Gennett is the Brewers’ only left-handed-hitting starter. Weeks is still higher than Gennett here, as he has been all year, but I’m not sure the status quo is going to change. If the Brewers ever do decide to give him another opportunity as a regular, he’d jump into the top 20.

 

  • I figured the Rockies would give Rutledge a look at third base with Nolan Arenado out, but they consider him strictly a middle infielder, it seems. So, of course, Michael Cuddyer is playing third base instead.


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 at matthewpouliot.
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