Fake Teams Consensus Prospect Rankings: Second Basemen 11 Through 20

Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

The prospect staff at Fake Teams releases the rest of their top 20 fantasy second base prospects for 2013.

With each week being dedicated to our consensus rankings at a particular position, the prospect staff at Fake Teams will also be providing position-specific coverage during these weeks. This will include a pair of prospect profiles, as well as a comparison post between two similar prospects at the position. And of course, we will be releasing our top 20 prospects at the position. This differs slightly from what we did last year, as these rankings are for the long term, rather than providing a separate list for the upcoming season only.

Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein, and I have discussed the ranking of each player on these lists, and have come to a determination on each them of where they belong on the list. There are a number of groupings where, if you believe a prospect should move up or down a slot, we would probably not disagree. Prospect rankings remain a picture of what we see based on the information available at that moment in time, and are likely to change as the offseason progresses.

The top 10 prospects will be released on Tuesday of each week, and prospects 11-20 will be released on Thursday. Please note that at this point in the second base rankings, you really can kind of slot them in just about any order, as right now there is not a lot separating this group from each other. And to be perfectly honest with you, most of these prospects may not even make it as a productive player in the Majors. With that, you can view our top 10 second base prospects here, and here are the rest of top 20 second base prospects:

11. Taylor Lindsey (LAA) (Profile in MLKT Series)

Estimated ETA: 2015

12. Scooter Gennett (MIL) (Profile in MLKT Series)

Estimated ETA: 2014

13. Carlos Sanchez (CHW) (Profile in MLKT Series)

Estimated ETA: 2014

14. Chris Bostick (OAK)

Bostick was a 44th round draft pick by the Athletics, but may very well outplay that draft position. Obviously with a draft pick that low, the odds are dramatically against him at the outset. But the reports on Bostick so far seem to indicate that he has more upside at this point than you would normally see from a low draft pick, and that he could turn into a solid contributor at 2B in the future.

Estimated ETA: Late 2015/Early 2016

15. Ryan Brett (TAM)

Brett will miss a significant portion of the 2013 season after being suspended for a positive drug test. Brett released a statement after the fact, noting specifically that the drug taken was Adderall, but thought to be a caffeine pill. Brett has hit well at each stop so far, but the development time lost will not help him. I'll be very interested to see if he can continue to steal bases at the pace he has to this point as he moves up in the minors.

Estimated ETA: 2015

16. Grant Green (OAK)

Green will begin the 2013 season at 2B, after not really making strides at either SS or in center field last year for Sacramento. I think the best case scenario for Green would be to seize the 2B job in Oakland out of Spring Training, but with both Scott Sizemore and Jemile Weeks also vying for that job, Green may very well end up back in Sacramento for the foreseeable future.

Estimated ETA: 2013

17. Christian Colon (KC)

Colon was the 4th overall pick back in the 2010 draft, and as time progressese the rumblings that the Royals should have taken someone else continue to get louder. Colon reached AAA in 2012, and while he could be a useful player for the Royals, his profile doesn't really fit with a fantasy contributor in most leagues.

Estimated ETA: 2013

18. Gioskar Amaya (CHC)

Amaya posted some solid numbers in the Northwest League this year, hitting 8 home runs and stealing 15 bases along with a .298/.381/.496 slash line in 69 games there. There is some potential for a solid hitter here, and hopefully he will be sent to a full season assignment in 2013 to see where he really stands.

Estimated ETA: Late 2015-2016

19. Tony Wolters (CLE)

Wolters split time with the #9 prospect on our 2B list, Ronny Rodriguez, playing both 2B and SS. Wolters is not expected to be able to stay at shortstop in the long term, but could potentially have an interesting bat if he can stay at 2B, providing a little bit of power and potentially a high batting average. I wouldn't give those high odds of either occurring, but he's a name worth watching in very deep dynasty leagues.

Estimated ETA: 2015

20. Joe Panik (SF)

The first round pick of the Giants back in 2011, Panik really does not appear to profile as even a solid contributor for fantasy purposes. He will likely have more value to the Giants than to fantasy owners, as his skill set does not seem to profile well for fantasy purposes. He could be a contributor in a number of categories, but none of them really look like they would be average or above average, and a lot of that value will be tied to the fact that he will be a 2B in the long term.

Estimated ETA: 2014

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