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2013 Fantasy Baseball, Total Run Series: Second Basemen

Second base has been one of the more interesting positions in fantasy baseball this season. Seven players in the current top twenty were drafted in the top 100 selections. None of them registered as the number one second baseman to this point of the season. Developments like this are interesting to say the least and they have a profound impact on not only the regular baseball season, but the fantasy baseball season as well.

Who would have guessed that a waiver wire pickup would propel more teams to the playoffs than a player like Robinson Cano? It just goes to show that you can help your team plenty by paying attention to the waiver wire. In order to help you navigate through the remaining total runs series articles, a couple of changes have been made.

First, instead of ranking the players purely by position, we have thrown in the preseason overall rankings according to Yahoo. Considering that most ten team leagues have 24 rounds, when you see a player 250 or above you can surmise that they were waiver wire selections in most leagues. When we start getting above 500 we are really looking at some deep hibernators in your league. Again, it pays to pay attention.

The second change will be a comment section in the table so that I could leave a little comment on each player. As much as I would love to write a paragraph on each player, most internet sites are not big on 2000 word articles. The alternative would be to comment on a few players as I have. That’s not really fair to the rest of them. I like to let the numbers do the talking anyway.

PRE

RC

BR

TOT

Notes
Matt Carpenter

311

74

4

78

Playoff teams always have guys like this up their sleeve.
Robinson Cano

4

71

0

71

MLBTR has him as the number one impending free agent on the board.
Jason Kipnis

55

71

-1

70

He faded down the stretch last season so it will be interesting to see what he does from here.
Ben Zobrist

52

61

3

64

Still is probably the most underrated player in all baseball.
Dustin Pedroia

20

66

-3

63

Armed with a new eight year contract, the little guy will retire as a Red Sox.
Daniel Murphy

314

55

6

61

Critics don’t like him, but all he does is produce on the offensive end.
Howie Kendrick

179

58

-1

57

Whatever has happened in Anaheim, it isn’t his fault.
Marco Scutaro

249

52

0

52

I find it very hard to believe that he went undrafted in a number of leagues.
Brandon Phillips

65

49

3

52

He has just never lived up to the hype in my book.
Ian Kinsler

28

49

3

52

Here is another guy that has underwhelmed two years in a row.
Chase Utley

114

49

2

51

When health, he is as productive as anyone. When healthy.
Dan Uggla

170

47

-1

46

Add in defense and he probably falls out of the top twenty.
Jose Altuve

96

46

0

46

A savvy organization made a mistake when they gave him a huge deal.
Omar Infante

293

43

1

44

He’s steady but unspectacular. A good fantasy backup.
Brian Dozier

546

39

4

43

He’s quietly picking things up and has conquered the second base spot in Minnesota.
Neil Walker

140

38

0

38

Has a .333/.388/.521 career mark in July. It’s too bad it’s August.
Rickie Weeks

105

37

-2

35

Is he more to blame for the Brewer’s troubles than Aramis Ramirez or Ryan Braun.
Mark Ellis

619

34

1

35

It’s hard to believe a regular would rank this low coming into the season.
Jedd Gyorko

274

32

1

33

It’s been a struggle, but there are signs of life. He could be much better next season.
Eric Sogard

962

32

1

33

There are only 750 players on MLB rosters at one time.

 

 

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