ADP Rankings Analysis: Second Base

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Ray takes a look at the recent average draft position (ADP) data from NFBC for second basemen. Let's see how the rankings from the Fake Teams writers fared vs the NFBC ADP rankings.

Today we take a look at the average draft position data for second basemen to see how our consensus second base rankings fared against the NFBC (National Fantasy Baseball Championship) ADP rankings courtesy of NESN.com.

Along with the NFBC ADP rankings, the NESN site also provides the Max Pick and Min Pick data, which tells readers where the player was drafted the highest and the lowest thus far in the NFBC drafts.

In addition, I thought it would be helpful to include the Fake Teams consensus second base rankings in the table below to see how close the collective rankings of eight independent writers fared vs the NFBC ADP rankings. The NFBC rankings are collected from all the NFBC drafts that have completed to date. Each of the NBC drafts consist of 15 teams and 30 rounds, so the data is a good barometer for where players are being drafted.

Quick Thoughts

Our consensus rankings agree with the NFBC ADP rankings for the top six second baseman, but after that, things begin to differ. Fake Teams writers are less optimistic on Jose Altuve and Jedd Gyorko, and more optimistic on Chase Utley and Anthony Rendon.

The range of the min and max picks for Robinson Cano indicates fantasy owners are less comfortable drafting him in the first round this season, which I am in agreement with. His ADP sits a 9.21 as of this writing, which I imagine is lower than last season.

Fake Teams writers and the NFBC ADP rankings are in agreement on Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter, ranking him as the 4th best fantasy second baseman for 2014, yet I think we will look back and say we were a little too optimistic on him come midseason. Just a hunch.

There is a large discrepancy in the ranking for Dodgers second baseman Alexander Guerrero, as the Fake Teams writers rank him as the 25th best second baseman this season, while the NFBC drafters like him as a top 20 second baseman. I lean toward the NFBC ranking here, actually, as I think he will outperform his draft day value this season.

After the top 20 or so second baseman, you can throw about 15 guys into a hat and probably get similar production this season. But a few that I like are Dan Uggla, Nick Franklin and Scooter Gennett, as Uggla is a nice bounce back candidate. Franklin just needs a change of scenery and Gennett appears to have the starting job in Milwaukee.

NFBC ADP Rankings-Second Base

Fake Teams Rank

Rank

Player

Pos

Pick

Min Pick

Max Pick

1

1

Robinson Cano

Sea

9.21

3

20

2

2

Jason Kipnis

Cle

21.33

14

35

3

3

Dustin Pedroia

Bos

32.72

21

52

4

4

Matt Carpenter

StL

52.3

21

77

5

5

Ian Kinsler

Det

62.42

44

86

6

6

Ben Zobrist

TB

76.3

52

96

9

7

Jose Altuve

Hou

91.49

52

124

7

8

Brandon Phillips

Cin

99.88

52

139

11

9

Jedd Gyorko

SD

102.05

63

126

14

10

Daniel Murphy

NYM

102.7

76

129

10

11

Aaron Hill

Ari

108

87

141

8

12

Chase Utley

Phi

138.09

103

183

16

13

Howie Kendrick

LAA

167.26

125

218

15

14

Jurickson Profar

Tex

172

120

237

19

15

Brian Dozier

Min

187.44

163

235

17

16

Neil Walker

Pit

214.91

158

293

13

17

Anthony Rendon

Was

225.4

182

277

25

18

Alexander Guerrero

LAD

261.74

174

342

21

19

Kolten Wong

StL

266.77

165

327

20

20

Omar Infante

KC

271.21

201

349

NR

21

Emilio Bonafacio

KC

295.6

162

422

NR

22

Josh Rutledge

Col

309.23

239

397

NR

23

Dustin Ackley

Sea

332.23

222

435

27

24

Scooter Gennett

Mil

337.88

253

460

NR

25

DJ LeMahieu

Col

348.53

223

424

22

26

Nick Franklin

Sea

363.88

234

495

23

27

Dan Uggla

Atl

376.05

296

479

28

28

Marco Scutaro

SF

386.19

269

505

26

29

Gordon Beckham

CWS

407.77

319

492

30

30

Rickie Weeks

Mil

419.42

336

520

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