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2017 Second Base Rankings: Projected

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Dave runs an early set of projections for Ray's 2017 Second Base Rankings

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

With the World Series participants now decided (how awesome will that be), we continue down the 2017 projection path. Earlier this week we projected Ray's Top 20 First Base Players for 2017. As was mentioned at that time, it's very early. The projections shown below are subject to change as rosters are built and playing time is awarded. For an example of the process I use for my Jr Circuit Projections, you can read my rundown of Trea Turner's 2017 projection.

It is important to note that while a set of projections might add up to a dollar value when converted using a variety of methods that would rank a certain player above another, that doesn't necessarily mean the projection is correct and the updated ranking is incorrect. With a ranking things such as consistency and the odds of more or less playing time can be the difference between one spot in a ranking list and another. When converting projections straight over to dollar values, this can be lost at times. Using both projections and rankings from your favorite sources is an ideal way to build an appropriate expectation level for the coming season.

As always, please share any thoughts or questions in the comments below.

Ray's Rank Name Team LG PA HR R RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
1 Jose Altuve Astros AL 705 17 96 78 39 0.331 0.378 0.491
2 Brian Dozier Twins AL 700 34 106 87 16 0.252 0.331 0.448
3 Robinson Cano Mariners AL 690 28 92 91 2 0.299 0.353 0.492
4 Daniel Murphy Nationals NL 575 18 75 82 6 0.311 0.354 0.502
5 Jean Segura Dbacks NL 680 13 85 57 30 0.284 0.324 0.411
6 Rougned Odor Rangers AL 650 27 81 86 10 0.265 0.302 0.475
7 Ian Kinsler Tigers AL 665 21 103 82 12 0.289 0.338 0.460
8 Trea Turner Nationals NL 685 18 97 64 44 0.291 0.340 0.455
9 Jason Kipnis Indians AL 665 16 87 66 16 0.279 0.347 0.441
10 Dustin Pedroia Red Sox AL 590 12 78 59 5 0.301 0.361 0.428
11 Matt Carpenter Cardinals NL 685 26 103 83 3 0.276 0.377 0.495
12 Jonathan Schoop Orioles AL 620 23 71 72 2 0.256 0.288 0.431
13 Dee Gordon Marlins NL 660 2 87 37 58 0.285 0.318 0.363
14 Javier Baez Cubs NL 540 17 56 63 13 0.243 0.288 0.395
15 Ben Zobrist Cubs NL 605 15 86 64 6 0.274 0.370 0.436
16 DJ LeMahieu Rockies NL 625 8 90 61 16 0.315 0.375 0.437
17 Devon Travis Blue Jays AL 500 13 61 61 5 0.265 0.306 0.429
18 Jedd Gyorko Cardinals NL 445 20 44 56 1 0.235 0.296 0.417
19 Starlin Castro Yankees AL 590 16 58 68 4 0.273 0.308 0.416
20 Brandon Phillips Reds NL 575 11 65 63 11 0.285 0.319 0.398