Tag Archive | second base

Know the Role: Baez, Peraza and Gyorko

Know the Role: Baez, Peraza and Gyorko

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Like most growing up during the late 80’s into the 90’s, console gaming provided countless hours of entertainment. I cut my teeth on Nintendo during my infancy. When the 16-bit conversion took place my allegiance switched to the Sega company; as Sega […]

The Baseball Show Episode 20: Hitters part 6

The Baseball Show Episode 20: Hitters part 6

Trades, Prospects, Breakouts and Busts: join us each week as we talk about baseball from a fantasy angle – but not exclusively. This is the Baseball Show Episode 20 In today’s show Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) and Ralph Lifshitz (@RalphLifshitzBB) discuss Jean Segura, Jonathan Villar and Tom Murphy. Episode 5 featuring Keon Broxton, Pablo Sandoval and […]

Prospect Values: Second Base

Prospect Values: Second Base

For many people, second base has the top prospect in baseball – if not number one then definitely in the top-three, and I wouldn’t be surprised if most people had as many as seven second baseman in the top-100. According to the study I keep referencing, believe it or not the second base position busts […]

2017 Second Base Rankings: Top 30

2017 Second Base Rankings: Top 30

We wrap up each week of positional coverage with our 2017 rankings. In addition to the rankings we will pose a number of questions to our panel covering topics such as reaches and targets, players to avoid and late round impact players. Taking part in our rankings will be Kevin Jebens, Jim Finch, Ron Vackar, […]

Underrated Second Baseman: Kipnis and Hernandez

Underrated Second Baseman: Kipnis and Hernandez

Second base has gone from a position with few elite players to one overflowing with talent. Jose Altuve and Trea Turner could both end up being first-round picks, with the likes of Robinson Cano, Brian Dozier and Daniel Murphy going shortly after. If you miss out on them during your draft, here are two players […]

Is Trea Turner worth a first round draft pick?

Is Trea Turner worth a first round draft pick?

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. Being married with four children can put a dent into one’s social life. Thanks to my compassionate and considerate wife I’m given one free pass per week. So every Friday many of  societies finest meet up to have a few drinks, tell […]

2017 Top 25 Second Base Prospects

2017 Top 25 Second Base Prospects

We continued our prospect rankings last week with a look at the first base position, and we continue along the infield looking at second base today. Joining me again for this year’s rankings is our very own Andy Germani. Our rankings will be consolidated to give you our final site rankings, but you can see where […]

The Enigma That Is Javier Baez

The Enigma That Is Javier Baez

Yes, I’m a Cubs fan. Let’s just that out of the way now. However, until 2016, the Cubs weren’t very good at winning things, so bear in mind that my view often comes with a high degree of pessimism when it comes to my team’s players. I didn’t hold out hope for Starlin Castro long […]

Rougned Odor’s fantasy conundrum

Rougned Odor’s fantasy conundrum

While it’s possible that Odor’s biggest hit of the season came on the basepaths against Jose Bautista, there’s no doubt his impact was felt by the league as a whole when the 22-year-old second baseman exploded for 33 bombs in his third full season, despite only hitting double digits twice in his entire professional career (this […]

Second Baseman Tiers

Second Baseman Tiers

What’s the advantage of tiers? Placing players of the same position into tiers based on similar projected production can give you a huge advantage when planning out your roster and acquiring players for the season. These second base tiers will differ significantly from some of the ranking lists you will see this Spring, so use […]

2017 Second Base Dynasty/Keeper Rankings

2017 Second Base Dynasty/Keeper Rankings

After each week of positional coverage, we will wrap things up here on Sunday with our 2016 dynasty/keeper rankings. Players are ranked with the next five years of production in mind, so when you see Daniel Murphy ranked ahead of a player like Ian Kinsler – that does not mean that we believe Murphy will […]

Concerns From the Keystone

Concerns From the Keystone

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. It wasn’t too long ago that draft day selections at second base were accompanied by nausea and lightheadedness. Robinson Cano was the gold standard, but he was often over-drafted by many who felt the need to “fill the position”. Dozier, Altuve, Kinsler, […]

Second Base Prospects: Rankings Movers

Second Base Prospects: Rankings Movers

Every Friday I will take a snapshot of this year’s current crop of prospects at each position relative to how they were ranked a year ago. I’ll examine the top performers, those who did not live up to our lofty expectations, and the key graduates. Our rankings last year were compiled by Andy Germani and myself, and I […]

2B Keeper Stock Watch: Cano, Wong, Kipnis, Murphy

2B Keeper Stock Watch: Cano, Wong, Kipnis, Murphy

With the regular season over, it’s time to look at 2017 and beyond. For keeper formats, I’m looking at risers and fallers in our 2017 rankings, as well as highlighting where I differ from the rest of the Assembly team. I’m going to say this here, instead of in every player’s analysis, because it’s true […]

Ian Kinsler’s power surge

Ian Kinsler’s power surge

It’s not surprising that Ian Kinsler can knock some pitches out of the park with ease. He’s always been at least somewhat of a power threat, hitting 30 homers twice in 2009 and 2011, and over 200 in his career so far. As a second baseman, that’s an impressive trait to carry, especially when he’s […]

Top 200 Players for 2016

Top 200 Players for 2016

No need for any long introduction or colorful anecdotes today.  We’ve already given you the top players at each position along with our reaches, avoids, late round picks, etc.  We bring things to a close today with our big list – the top 200+ players for the 2016 season. Taking part in our rankings will […]

2016 Second Base Rankings – Top 25

2016 Second Base Rankings – Top 25

Second base is very deep in talent.  Not elite talent mind you, but steady reliable bats that can be taken at all points in the draft. How deep is the position you ask?  Dustin Pedroia is currently the 12th second baseman being taken in NFBC Drafts.  Neil Walker, Daniel Murphy, Ben Zobrist and Howie Kendrick […]

Category Help at Second Base

Category Help at Second Base

In the coming weeks, you will be reading positional previews on a variety of sites. Many of these will speak about positions in terms of tiers, and you can bet that a few fantasy writers will be emphasizing the importance of grabbing one of the top 8 to 10 second basemen and perceiving a big […]

Going Down Swinging With Javier Baez

Going Down Swinging With Javier Baez

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening, whichever is applicable to you.  If you’re searching for a team building block at second base, you’re looking at the wrong place, at least for my taste. Jose Altuve and Dee Gordon are clearly the top options, but neither would be considered 5 category options. While the top […]

Potential 20/20 at Second: Dozier, Kipnis, Kinsler

Potential 20/20 at Second: Dozier, Kipnis, Kinsler

Remember the glory days of 20/20 middle infielders? BJ Upton, Brandon Phillips, Ian Kinsler, Alfonso Soriano, Chase Utley — they all hit the mark in the last ten years. Others have come close but haven’t quite made it — see Jason Kipnis and Ben Zobrist. There’s still a strong draw for us fantasy managers to […]