2015 End of Season Rankings: Second Basemen

The 2015 fantasy baseball season has come to a close, so it is time to look back at the season past and determine which players were the most valuable at each position. After looking at catchers last week, we continuing moving around the diamond and focus on second basemen.

The players were ranked based on their 2015 production, using the evaluation system explained and updated on this site some time ago. The valuations are built for $260 budgets and standard 5×5 roto fantasy leagues, where only one catcher is started. Players are listed only at their primary positions from 2015.

One important thing to note is the premium (or lack thereof) placed on the position a player occupies in your lineup. For example, while a first baseman may be able to accumulate superior overall numbers, the availability of such production lower in the rankings severely dampers the amount the player was worth. These rankings are meant to reflect a player’s value should he have occupied this spot in your lineup for the entire year. A player who missed time due to injury but put up great numbers during his time on the field would be worth less.

With all this in mind, here are your rankings.

2015 End of Season Fantasy Second Base Rankings
Name pos G AB HR R RBI SB AVG $$
Dee Gordon 2B 145 615 4 88 46 58 0.333 32.90
Jose Altuve 2B 154 638 15 86 66 38 0.313 29.69
Ian Kinsler 2B 154 624 11 94 73 10 0.296 19.09
DJ LeMahieu 2B 150 564 6 85 61 23 0.301 18.53
Brandon Phillips 2B 148 588 12 69 70 23 0.294 17.89
Brian Dozier 2B 157 628 28 101 77 12 0.236 17.73
Robinson Cano 2B 156 624 21 82 79 2 0.287 16.78
Jason Kipnis 2B 141 565 9 86 52 12 0.303 14.83
Logan Forsythe 2B 153 540 17 69 68 9 0.281 12.48
Neil Walker 2B 151 543 16 69 71 4 0.269 9.39
Kolten Wong 2B 150 557 11 71 61 15 0.262 9.31
Ben Zobrist 2B 126 467 13 76 56 3 0.276 7.93
Daniel Murphy 2B 130 499 14 56 73 2 0.281 7.43
Howie Kendrick 2B 117 464 9 64 54 6 0.295 7.23
Rougned Odor 2B 120 426 16 54 61 6 0.261 4.80
Joe Panik 2B 100 382 8 59 37 3 0.312 3.35
Cesar Hernandez 2B 127 405 1 57 35 19 0.272 2.03
Brock Holt 2B 129 454 2 56 45 8 0.280 1.00
Addison Russell 2B 142 475 13 60 54 4 0.242 0.88
Dustin Pedroia 2B 93 381 12 46 42 2 0.291 0.57
Jace Peterson 2B 152 528 6 55 52 12 0.239 -0.69
Jimmy Paredes 2B 104 363 10 46 42 4 0.275 -0.90
Danny Espinosa 2B 118 367 13 59 37 5 0.240 -1.10
Johnny Giavotella 2B 129 453 4 51 49 2 0.272 -1.59
Chris Owings 2B 147 515 4 59 43 16 0.227 -2.08
Jonathan Schoop 2B 86 305 15 34 39 2 0.279 -2.57
Devon Travis 2B 62 217 8 38 35 3 0.304 -3.08
Jedd Gyorko 2B 128 421 16 34 57 0 0.247 -3.14
Ryan Goins 2B 128 376 5 52 45 2 0.250 -3.77
Cory Spangenberg 2B 108 303 4 38 21 9 0.271 -6.36
Scooter Gennett 2B 114 375 6 42 29 1 0.264 -7.00
Stephen Drew 2B 131 383 17 43 44 0 0.201 -7.29
Eric Sogard 2B 120 372 1 40 37 6 0.247 -7.54
Anthony Rendon 2B 80 311 5 43 25 1 0.264 -7.64
Aaron Hill 2B 116 313 6 32 39 7 0.230 -7.84
Chase Utley 2B 107 373 8 37 39 4 0.212 -9.52
Kelby Tomlinson 2B 54 178 2 23 20 5 0.303 -9.94
Carlos Sanchez 2B 120 389 5 40 31 2 0.224 -10.91
Omar Infante 2B 124 440 2 39 44 2 0.220 -10.97
Ryan Flaherty 2B 91 267 9 34 31 0 0.202 -11.50
Phil Gosselin 2B 44 106 3 19 15 2 0.311 -12.54
Ivan De Jesus 2B 76 201 4 15 28 0 0.244 -13.98
Cliff Pennington 2B 105 210 3 24 21 3 0.210 -14.50
Jonathan Herrera 2B 73 126 2 14 14 3 0.230 -15.97
Adam Rosales 2B 55 114 3 14 7 4 0.228 -16.39
Josh Rutledge 2B 39 74 1 11 10 0 0.284 -16.97
Taylor Featherston 2B 101 154 2 23 9 4 0.162 -17.57
Tommy La Stella 2B 33 67 1 4 11 2 0.269 -17.77
Daniel Castro 2B 33 96 2 14 5 0 0.240 -17.87
Rob Refsnyder 2B 16 43 2 3 5 2 0.302 -18.25
Dan Uggla 2B 67 120 2 12 16 0 0.183 -18.36
Steve Tolleson 2B 19 41 0 9 3 2 0.268 -18.39
Dilson Herrera 2B 31 90 3 7 6 2 0.211 -18.68
Micah Johnson 2B 36 100 0 10 4 3 0.230 -18.70
Darnell Sweeney 2B 37 85 3 9 11 0 0.176 -18.81
Brendan Ryan 2B 47 96 0 10 8 0 0.229 -19.03
Tommy Field 2B 14 41 2 6 5 1 0.195 -19.10
Hanser Alberto 2B 41 99 0 12 4 1 0.222 -19.16
Jose Pirela 2B 37 74 1 7 5 1 0.230 -19.20
Josh Wilson 2B 21 38 0 4 5 0 0.316 -19.25
Darwin Barney 2B 17 27 2 4 4 0 0.259 -19.29
Reynaldo Navarro 2B 10 29 1 5 3 0 0.276 -19.45
Nick Franklin 2B 44 101 3 11 7 1 0.158 -19.56
Trea Turner 2B 27 40 1 5 1 2 0.225 -19.60
Hector Gomez 2B 66 127 1 15 7 0 0.181 -19.75
Jose Peraza 2B 7 22 0 3 1 3 0.182 -19.99
Grant Green 2B 21 42 1 6 3 0 0.190 -20.13
Munenori Kawasaki 2B 23 28 0 6 2 0 0.214 -20.16
Gregorio Petit 2B 20 42 0 7 5 0 0.167 -20.17
Emmanuel Burriss 2B 5 3 0 2 0 0 0.667 -20.56
Jemile Weeks 2B 3 9 0 1 1 0 0.333 -20.75
Ronald Torreyes 2B 8 6 0 1 1 0 0.333 -20.79
Ryan Brett 2B 3 3 0 0 0 0 0.667 -20.95
Arismendy Alcantara 2B 11 26 0 5 1 1 0.077 -21.03
Wilmer Difo 2B 15 11 0 1 0 0 0.182 -21.29
Emilio Bonifacio 2B 47 78 0 5 4 1 0.167 -21.31
Willie Bloomquist 2B 35 69 0 2 4 1 0.159 -21.79
Ryan Jackson 2B 22 9 0 0 0 0 0.000 -21.84
Yadiel Rivera 2B 7 14 0 0 0 0 0.071 -21.93
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Where would Rendon have fallen on this list? He had 2B eligibility in 2015 and sadly for what appears to be for the last time… He will have 2B eligibility in 2016. Judging from this list, I have traded to make in my dynasty league for after Rendon is 3B only