So today we will look at the position which I think has the greatest depth for fantasy purposes, 2B. Lots of good rosterable names on this early trend report. Some as mid-draft finds or some as later round gems. I will give some analysis after the chart.
|1 (11)||Robinson Cano||2B||NYY||9.64||3||36||100.0%|
|2 (17)||Dustin Pedroia||2B||BOS||18.65||10||38||100.0%|
|3 (23)||Ian Kinsler||2B||TEX||23.62||13||35||100.0%|
|4 (53)||Dan Uggla||2B||ATL||54.29||25||394||100.0%|
|5 (62)||Brandon Phillips||2B||CIN||61.76||31||210||100.0%|
|6 (76)||Chase Utley||2B||PHI||77.29||42||363||100.0%|
|7 (78)||Rickie Weeks||2B||MIL||79.83||53||306||100.0%|
|8 (81)||Ben Zobrist||2B||TB||82.37||38||117||100.0%|
|9 (105)||Howie Kendrick||2B||ANA||104.32||63||141||100.0%|
|10 (133)||Dustin Ackley||2B||SEA||135.81||74||180||100.0%|
|11 (139)||Neil Walker||2B||PIT||143.80||98||212||100.0%|
|12 (147)||Danny Espinosa||2B||WAS||150.36||95||213||100.0%|
|13 (152)||Jemile Weeks||2B||OAK||153.80||98||-ND-||99.8%|
|14 (162)||Jason Kipnis||2B||CLE||164.96||76||-ND-||99.4%|
|15 (224)||Alexi Casilla||2B,SS||MIN||217.16||203||-ND-||6.4%|
|16 (271)||Jose Altuve||2B||HOU||227.48||220||-ND-||10.3%|
|17 (311)||Aaron Hill||2B||ARI||231.55||163||-ND-||85.5%|
|18 (323)||Gordon Beckham||2B||CHW||233.55||188||-ND-||28.3%|
|19 (327)||Kelly Johnson||2B||TOR||234.26||160||-ND-||71.1%|
|20 (351)||Brian Roberts||2B||BAL||240.98||201||-ND-||53.9%|
|21 (369)||Omar Infante||2B||MIA||257.47||249||-ND-||14.8%|
|22 (389)||Johnny Giavotella||2B||KC||274.01||265||-ND-||4.2%|
|23 (419)||Ruben Tejada||2B,SS||NYM||317.44||307||-ND-||0.3%|
|24 (440)||Darwin Barney||2B||CHC||332.95||322||-ND-||0.5%|
|25 (450)||Robert Andino||2B,3B,SS||BAL||362.93||351||-ND-||0.3%|
Players Listed as 3b:
|12 (197)||Ryan Roberts||3B,2B||ARI||196.23||108||-ND-||97.6%|
Players listed as SS:
|18 (292)||Sean Rodriguez||SS,2B,3B||TB||229.54||212||-ND-||
- Three 2B in the first 2 rounds seems about right to me. You know what your going to get out of Cano, which is basically corner OF production from a MI spot. The "Dirt Pig" is an all energy player that puts up decent stats in all categories. Kinsler is the "little-if-that-could". Sure, he can produce 30/30 but will he stay healthy?Personally, it's worth the gamble late/early rounds 2/3.
- Let someone else take the gamble on Utley. I just don't see him returning to the elite level as a 33 year old.
- My two undervalued picks are Ben Zobrist and Howie Kendrick. I like that they both have multiple eligiblities, and i love that they are getting picked in the 7-9 rd range. I personally think the addition of Pujols will have the greatest effect on Kendrick in that line-up.
- The big debate I have seen over the internet is Jason Kipnis vs Dustin Ackley. To me there isn't much of one, Ackley is a better real life player and Kipnis is a better for fantasy player. Kipnis is arguably in a better line-up, definitely a better ball park and a better mix of power and speed.
- Lots of value late, Jemile Weeks should be given free range on the bases making him a great source of steals after Rd 13, and will be on most of my teams this year either as my 2B or MI.
- Love me some Jose Altuve. Kid reminds me of me when I was in the 8th grade, but shorter. Houston is going to be terrible, but if he hits he makes a great set it and forget candidate for 2B.
- You can't go wrong at the end of your draft with taking Aaron Hill or a Kelly Johnson. Both showed promise in their new situations and the line-ups around them are only getting better.