Fantasy 40/40: Top 10 Fantasy Second Baseman
Top 10 Fantasy Second Baseman
- Rickie Weeks MIL – .284-11-26-43-7. After his stellar season in ‘10, Weeks is having another solid season for the Brew Crew in 2011. He had his career high in plate appearances and games played last year and is on his way to repeating.
- Robinson Cano NYY – .277-12-39-33-5. Many people expected for Cano to take over as the top dog in the school yard. I was one of them. His average is down, but he still has one of the nicest swings in baseball and should end up near the top when all is said and done.
- Michael Young TEX – .311-3-37-25-4. He’s going to pop up on lists for 1B, 2B and 3B. He’s doing work, putting up a typical Michael Young season and adds a ton of versatility to your fantasy team.
- Brandon Phillips CIN – .287-5-33-36-4. B Phillips is one of the many pieces the Reds are trotting out there everyday. He’s an elite option at the keystone and one of my favorite players in the game.
- Ian Kinsler TEX – .235-7-23-40-12. This guy could be special every year if he could just stay in the lineup. He’s got 30/30 potential and the last guy to do it (‘09).
- Ben Zobrist TB – .256-9-34-35-6. Hasn’t really done much since his historic doubleheader performance. He’s still a legitimate threat to go 20/20 and plays a couple positions.
- Martin Prado ATL – .277-8-33-36-2. Another guy who plays a couple positions, Prado is having a solid season. His average is below the .300 mark fantasy owners have come to expect, but I see his numbers improving with the addition of Heyward and eventual improvement of Dan Uggla (hopefully).
- Howard Kendrick ANA – .304-7-18-31-4. Just returned from the DL and might need some time to get his timing done. He’s finally performing like we expected and should continue to be used as a mixed league option.
- Neil Walker PIT – .265-8-39-34-2. Walker was a sexy pick this March and is one of few Pirates playing well. He’s got 8 HR on the year with a chance at 17-20 – use him in all formats.
- Kelly Johnson ARI – .227-12-27-34-8. Johnson had a monster year in the desert in 2010 and hasn’t started hitting until recently. His power numbers are there, but his .227 BA is hurting owners (not like Uggla).
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