Similar to the 1B rankings, the 2B rankings appear to favor the NL at the top of the heap. While the disparity is not as great, I am beginning to think the days of the weak sister NL may be over.
One trait I notice is there appears to be a lot of good AVG-only players at the position. If you end up scrambling for a middle infielder at the end of the draft or find yourself with a lot of .270-ish HR hitters, you should consider grabbing a Mark Grudzalaniek-type.
What will interest me is to seeing how far Pirates 2B Freddie Sanchez drops after he failed to follow-up his 2006 Batting Title with a perceived acceptable performance. However, .304 with 11 HRs and 81 RBIs should not have disappointed those with realistic expectations.
Of course, when a player has just 2 HRs, 32 RBIs and a sub-.300 AVG at the All-Star Break, it is hard to shake the perception he didn't disappoint. For those whose patience rivals Mother Theresa's, you were rewarded post-ASB with 9 HRs and 49 RBIs, but who didn't cut bait on Freddy before that?
AL 2B Draft Prices:
|$30+||Robinson Cano||Brian Roberts||BJ Upton|
|$15-22||Aaron Hill||Howie Kendrick||Mark Ellis|
|$8-$14||Dustin Pedroia||Akinori Iwamura||Placido Polanco||Asdrubal Cabrera|
|Mark Grudzalaniek||Brendan Harris||Jose Lopez|
|$1-7||Danny Richar||Juan Uribe|
NL 2B Draft Prices:
|$30+||Chase Utley||Brandon Phillips|
|$23-29||Dan Uggla||Richie Weeks|
|$15-22||Kelly Johnson||Mark DeRosa||Kaz Matsui||Orlando Hudson|
|$8-$14||Luis Castillo||Freddie Sanchez||Jeff Kent||Tadahito Iguchi|
|$1-7||Rafael Belliard||Adam Kennedy||Jayson Nix||Marcus Giles|
|Jeff Baker||Ian Stewart|