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May Second Baseman Rankings

by Matthew Pouliot

Up this week are the May 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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Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH

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Second Baseman Rankings

May Second Base Team 2019
1 Jose Altuve Astros 1
2 Whit Merrifield Royals 2
3 Ozzie Albies Braves 5
4 Daniel Murphy Rockies 3
5 Yoan Moncada White Sox 8
6 Dee Gordon Mariners 7
7 Rougned Odor Rangers 6
8 Max Muncy Dodgers 12 3B
9 Travis Shaw Brewers 9
10 Robinson Cano Mets 10
11 Nick Senzel Reds 14
12 Jonathan Schoop Twins 12
13 Brian Dozier Nationals 11
14 Adam Frazier Pirates 13
15 Brandon Lowe Rays 20
16 Cesar Hernandez Phillies 15
17 Jeff McNeil Mets 19
18 Starlin Castro Marlins 17
19 Chris Owings Royals 61 OF
20 Wilmer Flores Diamondbacks 14 1B
21 Ryan McMahon Rockies 27 1B
22 Scooter Gennett Reds 23
23 Jason Kipnis Indians 18
24 DJ LeMahieu Yankees 25
25 Chad Pinder Athletics 24
26 Niko Goodrum Tigers 26
27 Michael Chavis Red Sox 46 3B
28 Tommy La Stella Angels 42 3B
29 Jed Lowrie Mets 28
30 Kolten Wong Cardinals 36
31 Howie Kendrick Nationals 29
32 Yolmer Sanchez White Sox 23 3B
33 Josh Harrison Tigers 22
34 Brad Miller   16
35 Eduardo Nunez Red Sox 21
36 Franklin Barreto Athletics 33
37 Derek Dietrich Reds 111 OF
38 Luis Urias Padres 31
39 David Fletcher Angels 35
40 Dustin Pedroia Red Sox 32
41 Cavan Biggio Blue Jays 54
42 Neil Walker Marlins 39
43 Joe Panik Giants 30
44 Daniel Descalso Cubs 49
45 Keston Hiura Brewers 46
46 Ben Zobrist Cubs 37
47 Logan Forsythe Rangers 52
48 Joey Wendle Rays 27
49 Ian Kinsler Padres 40
50 Devon Travis Blue Jays 34

 

Dropping off: Erik Gonzalez (38th), Cory Spangenberg (41st), Yangervis Solarte (43rd)

 

  • Nick Senzel could take over as the Reds’ starting center fielder this weekend. I’m not as excited about his fantasy potential as some are, but it helps a bunch that he shouldn’t be a zero in any category. He comes in 11th here, and I’d probably push him ahead of Robinson Cano if I felt a little bit better about his ability to stay healthy while learning a new position.
  • It’s tempting to write Brian Dozier off after his latest slow start, but he’s currently sporting his best exit velocity and hard-hit rate of the Statcast era. It comes with easily his highest strikeout rate, too, but they seem like reasons not to give up on him yet. That will change if he’s still struggling when Trea Turner comes off the IL.
  • Jays prospect Cavan Biggio and Brewers youngster Keston Hiura both crack the rankings after hot starts. The 24-year-old Biggio is crushing it for Triple-A Buffalo, hitting .348/.471/.565 with four homers and two steals. He has a pretty obvious path to the majors, especially in light of Lourdes Gurriel Jr.’s throwing troubles. Hiura, who is hitting .318/.351/.682 with seven homers in 88 at-bats, is going to have a more difficult time overtaking Travis Shaw in Milwaukee unless someone gets hurt.

Matthew Pouliot
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.