Here are the 2B rankings for mixed leagues using a ranking system that accounts for a player's previous three season's of work and relates those efforts to those of his peers across the five fantasy baseball categories - HR, RBI, SB, R, AVG. Because I did not want diminish the purity of the calcuations, I instead added a "+/-" column to make some commentary on select listed players. You may agree or disagree, and I hope you do.
There are a couple of 2B-eligible players who have a chance to be good 2008 sleepers - the Cleveland Indians' Asdrubal Cabrera and the Los Angeles Angels' Erick Aybar. Cabrera could be a poor man's Placido Polanco while Aybar need only discover the skills that allowed him to be a 40+ SB player in the minor leagues to be the equal of Felipe Lopez.
A player I'd like to highlight as being ranked much lower than I expected is Angels' 2B Howie Kendrick. Maybe I read too many of his press-clippings. Maybe I am too prone to believe prospect rankings. I don't know why, but I expected him to be much higher than 30th. A closer look at his efforts over the first two seasons reveals nothing to be excited about. A handful or HRs and SBs in each won't get you past the high single digit efforts of Freddy Sanchez and Placido Polanco, two players I doubt many fantasy players would select ahead of Kendrick.
|1||Utley Chase||16||Castillo Luis||31||Kendrick Howie||up up|
|2||Phillips Brandon||17||Sanchez Freddy||32||Loretta Mark|
|3||Roberts Brian||18||Weeks Rickie||33||German Esteban|
|4||Cano Robinson||19||Belliard Ronnie||34||Harris Brendan|
|5||Polanco Placido||20||Giles Marcus||down||35||DeRosa Mark|
|6||Kinsler Ian||21||Giles Marcus||36||Kennedy Adam|
|7||Ellis Mark||22||Grudzielanek Mark||37||Escobar Yunel||up|
|8||Lopez Felipe||23||Matsui Kazuo||up||38||Counsell Craig|
|9||Hill Aaron||24||Lopez Jose||39||Punto Nick|
|10;||Hudson Orlando||25||Johnson Kelly||up||40||Burke Chris|
|11||Uggla Dan||26||Barfield Josh||41||Castillo Jose|
|12||Upton B.J.||up up||27||Izturis Maicer||42||Graffanino Tony|
|13||Iguchi Tadahito||down||28||Pedroia Dustin||43||Valentin Jose|
|14||Kent Jeff||29||Wigginton Ty||44||Bloomquist Willie|
|15||Durham Ray||30||Theriot Ryan||45||Carroll Jamey|