Justin Mason’s Final 2022 Second Base Ranks (w/Comments)

With the season upon us, it is time to drop my final edition of my positional ranks. I will continue to update them live on the Sleeper and the Bust Patreon until the season gets underway and in-season as well.

You can review my ranks for other positions here: https://fantasy.fangraphs.com/category/rankings/


Justin Mason’s Second Base Ranks: 3/30/22
Rank Player Team POS ADP / AAV Notes
1 Trea Turner LAD 2B, SS 1.54 #1 player on my board
2 Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 16.48 He should be a first rounder.
3 Whit Merrifield KC 2B, OF 32.26 Fears of decline overstated.
4 Marcus Semien TEX 2B, SS 44.52 Hate may be going too far.
5 Javier Báez DET 2B, SS 62.48 Power and speed will play in Detroit.
6 Brandon Lowe TB 2B 78.28 Somehow going later than last year after a huge season.
7 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 80.3 Super safe for average and power.
8 Jorge Polanco MIN 2B, SS 77.82 I believe in the breakout.
9 Jonathan India CIN 2B 84.8 Not a huge ceiling, but a very safe floor.
10 Tommy Edman STL 2B, OF 81.84 Some concerns he could get dropped in the lineup.
11 Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA 2B, SS 72.38 Huge upside if he can stay healthy.
12 Ketel Marte ARZ 2B, OF 86.18 Health is the concern. Talent is is not.
13 Jake Cronenworth SD 1B, 2B, SS 126.1 Love the triple eligiblity on a great team
14 Chris Taylor LAD 2B, SS, OF 134.72 Second half average drop is a bit concerning.
15 DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B, 2B, 3B 120.34 I am a little worried that the playing time is hurt by recent trades.
16 Jean Segura PHI 2B 180.14 Doesn’t get enough respect for all around production.
17 Kolten Wong MLW 2B 170.74 Health is the main concern for Wong.
18 Enrique Hernández BOS 2B, OF 219.04 Leading off in Boston makes him pretty interesting in spite of a boring profile.
19 Cesar Hernandez WAS 2B 320.46 Hitting in front Soto will be nice.
20 Ryan McMahon COL 2B, 3B 161.1 I think he is who he is at this point.
21 Jonathan Schoop DET 1B, 2B 200.6 I can’t remember such a streaky player that is so reliable.
22 Ty France SEA 1B, 2B 155.58 I don’t see the power upside that others do for France.
23 Luis Urías MLW 2B, 3B, SS 147.66 Injury drops him some.
24 Andrés Giménez CLE 2B, SS 240.4 Finally began to produce at the end of the season. Probably underrated.
25 Brendan Rodgers COL 2B, SS 172.2 If healthy, he could be really good, but I need to see him stay on the field.
26 Eduardo Escobar NYM 2B, 3B 201.76 Hate the park and the fact he will likely hit near the bottom of the order.
27 Josh Rojas ARZ 2B, SS, OF 224.22 I want to believe, but the StatCast profile is gross.
28 Max Muncy LAD 1B, 2B 172.76 Can’t trust him with a UCL tear.
29 Robinson Canó NYM 2B 473.2 Looks like he could hit fifth in a good lineup.
30 Garrett Hampson COL 2B, OF 258.3 Speed is great, but never delivered on the hype
31 Gavin Lux LAD 2B, SS 229.36 I don’t know where the PAs come from anymore.
32 Luis Arraez MIN 2B, 3B, OF 297.62 Empty average with eligiblity.
33 Nick Madrigal CHC 2B 291.82 Looks healthy and could be a monster in batting average
34 David Fletcher LAA 2B, SS 335.54 Will play everyday.
35 Wilmer Flores SF 1B, 2B, 3B 374.98 With Longo out, he could be real interesting.
36 Leury García CHW 2B, OF 458.36 Should play everyday .
37 Abraham Toro SEA 2B, 3B 254.26 Additions puts his playing time in question
38 Adam Frazier SEA 2B 332.26 Disappeared after trade to Seattle. Now there is a lot of competition in Seattle.
39 Ha-Seong Kim SD 2B, 3B, SS 344.58 Has a role with Tatis out.
40 Jeff McNeil NYM 2B, OF 323.24 Popless profile isn’t that interesting.
41 Nico Hoerner CHC 2B 386.38 Could turn into a cheap accumulator.
42 Nick Solak TEX 2B 372.42 Burn me once, shame on you. Burn me twice, shame on me.
43 Rougned Odor BAL 2B, 3B 425.16 Should play regularly and if you can sustain the bad average, there’s pop here.
44 Tommy La Stella SF 2B 472.96 If healthy, he could lead off versus righties.
45 Dylan Moore SEA 2B, OF 427.26 Needs to learn to hit righties if he wants to play.
46 Nolan Gorman STL 2B 468.36 Love the talent, but he needs a role.
47 Edmundo Sosa STL 2B, SS 407.3 Looks like he could have a job on Opening Day.
48 Luis García WAS 2B 455.7 Surprised the Nats blocked him with Hernandez.
49 Tony Kemp OAK 2B, OF 384.72 Has a role, but the ceiling is low.
50 Willi Castro DET 2B, SS 518.44 Last year’s bust is still pretty young.
51 Josh Harrison CHW 2B, 3B, OF 384.32 Don’t love his landing spot for playing time.
52 Zach McKinstry LAD 2B, OF 608.48 If Muncy is hurt, he would be in line for a bunch of ABs.
53 Ramón Urías BAL 2B, SS 423.02 Could be interesting if he is a full time player.
54 Hoy Park PIT 2B 723.84 Could find a good amount of playing time on a bad Pirates team.
55 Michael Chavis PIT 2B 529.46 Looks like he is the DH for now.
56 Mike Brosseau MLW 2B, 3B 621.96 Short-side platoon.
57 Josh VanMeter ARZ 2B, 3B 634.86 Could play a lot in Arizona.
58 Isan Díaz MIA 2B, 3B 743.7 It is now or never.
59 Hanser Alberto LAD 2B, 3B 743.1 Just a bench bat.
60 Michael Busch LAD 2B 736.3 File his name away if Lux and McKinstry struggle.
61 Donovan Solano CIN 2B 695.6 Hurt right now, but could be interesting utility guy in Cincy.
62 Jon Berti MIA 2B, 3B 550.16 Speed for deeper leagues.
63 Sergio Alcantara CHC 2B, SS 740.7 Might play a fair amount as a utility infielder.
64 Isaac Paredes DET 2B 703.48 Probably heading back to AAA.
65 David Bote CHC 2B, 3B 688.84 Injured right now.

ADP is based on NFBC Draft Champions leagues during the. month of March.

Ranks are for 5×5 Roto leagues.

Justin is the co-host on The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast and writes for Rotographs covering the Roto Riteup as well as other periodic articles. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for FriendswithFantasyBenefits.com, and the owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.

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3 months ago

Surprised you didn’t include story in this list with him expected to have eligibility by the second week. Great list