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June Second Baseman Rankings

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Up this week are the June rest-of-season position rankings and overall top 300. Remember that players are listed where they’re most valuable, so if you don’t see someone you’re looking for, check another position. Designated hitters are listed with the first basemen.

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Second Baseman Rankings


JuneSecond BaseTeam2018May
1 Jose Altuve Astros 1 1
2 Jose Ramirez Indians 2 2
3 Dee Gordon Mariners 3 3
4 Brian Dozier Twins 4 4
5 Ozzie Albies Braves 9 5
6 Whit Merrifield Royals 10 11
7 Yoan Moncada White Sox 11 7
8 Jonathan Schoop Orioles 7 9
9 DJ LeMahieu Rockies 14 10
10 Cesar Hernandez Phillies 20 13
11 Scooter Gennett Reds 25 23
12 Daniel Murphy Nationals 13 12
13 Jonathan Villar Brewers 18 15
14 Rougned Odor Rangers 5 8
15 Ian Happ Cubs 15 16
16 Eduardo Nunez Red Sox 8 17
17 Brad Miller Rays 19 19
18 Jason Kipnis Indians 17 18
19 Matt Carpenter Cardinals 20 1B 25 1B
20 Starlin Castro Marlins 21 20
21 Ian Kinsler Angels 23 21
22 Jed Lowrie Athletics 34 22
23 Josh Harrison Pirates 24 28
24 Robinson Cano Mariners 6 6
25 Ryan McMahon Rockies 13 1B 27 1B
26 Devon Travis Blue Jays 22 26
27 Yolmer Sanchez White Sox 33 24
28 Dustin Pedroia Red Sox 32 30
29 Neil Walker Yankees 29 32
30 Joe Panik Giants 30 37
31 Ben Zobrist Cubs 37 33
32 Adam Frazier Pirates 28 27
33 Kolten Wong Cardinals 26 29
34 Brandon Drury Yankees 27 34
35 Jose Pirela Padres 95 OF 31
36 Logan Forsythe Dodgers 31 35
37 Niko Goodrum Tigers 199 OF 148 OF
38 Adalberto Mondesi Royals 36 38
39 Daniel Descalso Diamondbacks 45 43
40 Hernan Perez Brewers 30 3B 36
41 Joey Wendle Rays 52 39
42 Cory Spangenberg Padres 37 3B 40 3B
43 Alen Hanson Giants 51 42
44 Brock Holt Red Sox 43 46
45 Chase Utley Dodgers 47 41


Dropping off: Howie Kendrick (25th), Carlos Asuaje (40th), Ryan Flaherty (44th), Brandon Phillips (45th)


  • I was all prepared to move Daniel Murphy into the top 10 with his return imminent, but there still seem to be some serious questions about whether his surgically repaired knee is going to hold up. From the sound of things, he might have his rehab shut down for a spell. An alternative would be for the Nationals to bring him back as a part-timer, but it doesn’t sound like they want to go that route, at least not yet.


  • Rougned Odor is an uncomfortable ranking at the moment. The bat is showing signs of coming around and the Rangers have stuck with him an everyday player to this point, but they did just get Adrian Beltre back from the DL and Elvis Andrus (elbow) should return in a couple of weeks. At that point, the Rangers will have to figure out how to keep Jurickson Profar in the mix and perhaps Isiah Kiner-Falefa, too. I still think Odor will be a top-10 second baseman the rest of the way if he’s left alone, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Rangers sent him down for a spell (and given how much worse he is in reality than in fantasy baseball, they’d be completely justified in doing so). It could hinge on how well he hits before Andrus returns.


  • Adalberto Mondesi has been on the DL twice this season at Triple-A Omaha, but he’s hit .268/.311/.561 in 10 games since returning from his latest injury. All of his starts in the field since returning have come at shortstop, so perhaps the Royals will consider finally moving on from Alcides Escobar at some point. They also have the option of playing Mondesi at second and moving Whit Merrifield to the outfield, but if they liked that idea, he’d be splitting time at second right now.

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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