Check out my top 250:
Fantasy Baseball 2017 Top 250
We head to the middle of the infield for this positional preview. Second base is the topic of today’s discussion. In addition to giving you the top players to draft at the position, I’ll offer up a breakout player, sleepers, busts, and an overall strategy of how to go about drafting the position. Here are my thoughts on second base.
Top 30 Second Basemen
*PR stands for 'Player Rater' which is a measure of how good a player was in a standard 5x5 roto league
Breakout player – Javier Baez
Sleepers – Starlin Castro, Josh Harrison
Busts – Rougned Odor, Matt Carpenter
The landscape of second base has changed quite a bit compared to just one year ago. There are far more players I am comfortable with as my starting 2B. In fact, assuming I grab great values at other positions, I’m perfectly fine with any of the top 20 second basemen as my starter in mixed leagues. Because of this, I’m not really targeting any particular player at the position. I usually approach my drafts my following my rankings and picking the best available player. The two players I seem to be drafting often in mock drafts are Javier Baez and Josh Harrison. Baez has a world of potential and can play anywhere in a deadly Cubs lineup. Playing time seems to be the biggest gripe of his doubters, but he is one injury or slump away from being an everyday player. Even without that, he should still see plenty of games with his phenomenal flexibility. Harrison is the perfect target for owners needing stolen bases late. He finished last year as a top 200 overall player and most sites have him outside the top 250.
Check back tomorrow for a look at shortstop! See you then and thanks for the read.