End of Season Rankings: Second Baseman

The 2014 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. Moving around the infield, we’re looking at second baseman this week.

The players were ranked based on their 2014 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 2014.

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.

This year, I’ve added in RotoGraphs’ preseason consensus rankings so you can see what we thought of each player coming into the year. This ranking can be found in the “Pre” column. “EOS” of course stands for End Of Season, and the rest should be self explanatory.

With all this in mind, here are your rankings.

EOS Pre Name pos G PA AB HR R RBI SB AVG $$$
1 5 Jose Altuve 2B 158 707 660 7 85 59 56 0.341 35.86
2 4 Ian Kinsler 2B 161 726 684 17 100 92 15 0.275 26.41
3 Dee Gordon 2B 148 650 609 2 92 34 64 0.289 25.71
4 17 Brian Dozier 2B 156 707 598 23 112 71 21 0.242 24.63
5 2 Robinson Cano 2B 157 665 595 14 77 82 10 0.314 22.98
6 14 Howie Kendrick 2B 157 674 617 7 85 75 14 0.293 19.29
7 15 Neil Walker 2B 137 571 512 23 74 76 2 0.271 16.69
8 9 Daniel Murphy 2B 143 642 596 9 79 57 13 0.289 15.05
9 12 Chase Utley 2B 155 664 589 11 74 78 10 0.270 14.84
10 11 Ben Zobrist 2B 146 654 570 10 83 52 10 0.272 12.24
11 3 Dustin Pedroia 2B 135 609 551 7 72 53 6 0.278 8.82
12 23 Scooter Gennett 2B 137 474 440 9 55 54 6 0.289 7.32
13 21 Kolten Wong 2B 113 433 402 12 52 42 20 0.249 6.09
14 1 Jason Kipnis 2B 129 555 500 6 61 41 22 0.240 4.61
15 19 Omar Infante 2B 135 575 528 6 50 66 9 0.252 4.12
16 DJ LeMahieu 2B 149 538 494 5 59 42 10 0.267 3.65
17 6 Aaron Hill 2B 133 541 501 10 52 60 4 0.244 2.78
18 13 Brandon Phillips 2B 121 499 462 8 44 51 2 0.266 1.00
19 Rougned Odor 2B 114 417 386 9 39 48 4 0.259 -0.08
20 29 Gordon Beckham 2B 127 483 446 9 53 44 3 0.226 -1.75
21 37 Jonathan Schoop 2B 137 481 455 16 48 45 2 0.209 -2.08
22 32 Rickie Weeks 2B 121 286 252 8 36 29 3 0.274 -3.25
23 8 Jedd Gyorko 2B 111 443 400 10 37 51 3 0.210 -4.29
24 Sean Rodriguez 2B 96 259 237 12 30 41 2 0.211 -4.63
25 33 Brian Roberts 2B 91 348 317 5 40 21 7 0.237 -6.26
26 44 Danny Espinosa 2B 114 364 333 8 31 27 8 0.219 -7.07
27 Joe Panik 2B 73 287 269 1 31 18 0 0.305 -7.47
28 Eric Sogard 2B 117 329 291 1 38 22 11 0.223 -7.53
29 Ryan Flaherty 2B 102 312 281 7 33 32 1 0.221 -7.54
30 Alberto Callaspo 2B 127 451 404 4 37 39 0 0.223 -8.12
31 Logan Forsythe 2B 110 336 301 6 32 26 2 0.223 -8.84
32 42 Donovan Solano 2B 111 340 310 3 26 28 1 0.252 -9.11
33 Derek Dietrich 2B 49 183 158 5 31 17 1 0.228 -9.53
34 Tommy La Stella 2B 93 360 319 1 22 31 2 0.251 -9.93
35 Munenori Kawasaki 2B 82 274 240 0 31 17 1 0.258 -10.46
36 31 Darwin Barney 2B 94 262 237 3 24 23 1 0.241 -10.62
37 Steve Tolleson 2B 109 189 170 3 21 16 3 0.253 -10.90
38 Brandon Hicks 2B 71 242 204 8 27 22 0 0.162 -12.08
39 Nick Punto 2B 73 224 198 2 21 14 3 0.207 -13.71
40 Ed Lucas 2B 69 189 179 1 19 9 1 0.251 -13.80
41 Luis Sardinas 2B 43 125 115 0 12 8 5 0.261 -14.03
42 Daniel Descalso 2B 104 184 161 0 20 10 1 0.242 -14.08
43 Phil Gosselin 2B 46 136 128 1 17 3 2 0.266 -14.25
44 Chris Valaika 2B 44 131 121 3 10 13 1 0.231 -14.46
45 Donnie Murphy 2B 45 128 112 4 11 14 0 0.196 -14.83
46 46 Grant Green 2B 43 103 99 1 7 11 1 0.273 -14.97
47 Ramiro Pena 2B 81 165 147 3 9 9 1 0.245 -15.05
48 Christian Colon 2B 21 49 45 0 8 6 2 0.333 -15.13
49 Dilson Herrera 2B 18 66 59 3 6 11 0 0.220 -15.46
50 Jordany Valdespin 2B 52 113 98 3 8 10 1 0.214 -15.51
51 Logan Watkins 2B 31 68 65 1 10 6 1 0.246 -15.64
52 35 Jemile Weeks 2B 17 45 37 0 8 3 2 0.297 -16.03
53 Josh Wilson 2B 24 72 67 0 7 8 1 0.239 -16.36
54 36 Mark Ellis 2B 73 202 178 0 15 12 4 0.180 -16.41
55 Ehire Adrianza 2B 53 106 97 0 10 5 1 0.237 -16.51
56 Johnny Giavotella 2B 12 41 37 1 8 5 0 0.216 -16.57
57 39 Ryan Goins 2B 67 193 181 1 14 15 0 0.188 -16.62
58 Pedro Ciriaco 2B 25 49 47 0 7 2 4 0.213 -16.63
59 45 Steve Lombardozzi 2B 20 74 73 0 6 2 1 0.288 -16.76
60 Jose Pirela 2B 7 25 24 0 6 3 0 0.333 -16.86
61 Carlos Sanchez 2B 28 104 100 0 6 5 1 0.250 -17.00
62 Cole Figueroa 2B 23 49 43 0 6 6 0 0.233 -17.06
63 30 Nick Franklin 2B 28 90 81 1 7 6 2 0.160 -17.56
64 28 Dan Uggla 2B 52 157 141 2 14 10 0 0.149 -17.57
65 Maicer Izturis 2B 11 38 35 0 3 1 1 0.286 -17.67
66 Pete Kozma 2B 14 26 23 0 4 0 0 0.304 -17.89
67 43 Tyler Pastornicky 2B 28 47 40 0 4 2 0 0.200 -18.35
68 Rafael Furcal 2B 9 37 35 0 4 2 0 0.171 -18.50
69 Guilder Rodriguez 2B 7 14 12 0 2 1 0 0.167 -18.56
70 Chris Getz 2B 10 28 25 0 1 0 2 0.160 -18.67
71 Greg Garcia 2B 14 18 14 0 2 1 0 0.143 -18.68
72 Hernan Perez 2B 8 6 5 0 1 0 0 0.200 -18.71
73 Jeff Kobernus 2B 4 8 6 0 2 0 0 0.000 -18.81
74 Brooks Conrad 2B 13 34 30 1 2 2 0 0.100 -18.89
75 Tony Abreu 2B 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0.000 -19.07
76 Alexi Casilla 2B 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0.000 -19.07
77 24 Marco Scutaro 2B 5 13 11 0 1 0 0 0.091 -19.07
78 Michael Martinez 2B 26 44 39 0 2 2 0 0.128 -19.34
79 Irving Falu 2B 22 35 30 0 0 1 1 0.100 -19.51
80 Jace Peterson 2B 27 58 53 0 3 0 2 0.113 -19.52





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Trey Baughn
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Where is Rendon?

kleinjeff
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kleinjeff

They list where the player primarily played last year, so Rendon will be found on the 3B rankings.

Terrible Ted
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Terrible Ted

Boo.

Spa City
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Spa City

Players are only listed at their primary positions, and Rendon played a lot more games at 3B than 2B in 2014.

Ryan Brock
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He would be 2nd.

MDL
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MDL

Rendon’s numbers are very comparable to Dozier’s, so he would be around $25.