Fantasy Baseball 2014: Second Base Projections

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Last week we looked at the league’s top fantasy baseball first basemen, today we turn to the league’s second basemen. Below you’ll find the official XN Sports 2014 second base projections.

The top two spots generated some discussion on Tuesday when we posted our second base rankings. While Robinson Cano would certainly be the top ranked second baseman with last year’s numbers, it will be hard for him to post the stats he’s posted in Yankee Stadium in Seattle, not to mention that it will take him time to get acclimated to the new team, division, and coast.

Meanwhile, Jason Kipnis is a player on the rise, on a team on the rise, and offers a healthy dose of steals in case his offensive output isn’t quite that of Cano. It seems ironic to trust a guy with two seasons under his belt over a nine-year vet with perennial All-Star numbers but, under the circumstances, Kipnis is the least likely of the two to disappoint.

Beyond the top two spots, the Pedroia/Carpenter/Hill/Phillips/Prado tier is the least likely to disappoint barring injury. The Zobrist/Altuve/Gyorko/Murphy/Miller/Lowrie/Utley tier has solid potential but all present a decent amount of risk. The bottom tier actually provides very solid value for guys who are likely to go late in the draft. If you can’t get one of the top second baggers, a combination of a third tier guy and a fourth tier guy can definitely get you through the season.

Player BA HR RBI R SB
Jason Kipnis 270 17 82 86 30
Robinson Cano 295 24 92 83 5
Dustin Pedroia 293 12 72 87 18
Ian Kinsler 264 16 72 90 19
Matt Carpenter 295 10 65 92 3
Aaron Hill 285 19 70 78 4
Brandon Phillips 263 18 80 80 5
Martin Prado 282 13 75 70 4
Ben Zobrist 270 15 72 82 10
Jose Altuve 283 6 50 70 34
Jedd Gyorko 260 26 75 72 2
Daniel Murphy 284 11 70 78 13
Brad Miller 274 16 65 72 10
Jed Lowrie 270 15 67 70 1
Chase Utley 262 17 66 70 10
Brett Lawrie 264 14 60 70 13
Howie Kendrick 285 12 60 65 9
Brian Dozier 252 14 57 70 12
Jurickson Profar 260 10 58 65 10
Neil Walker 265 14 63 64 2
Anthony Rendon 261 11 58 60 1
Omar Infante 286 10 50 56 5
Kelly Johnson 227 17 57 60 10

 

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