Justin Mason’s Top 50 Second Basemen: 2/8/2021

Drafts are in full swing and now I am 10 drafts into the season, here are my current ranks for the second base position for 2021. I will post updates every 2-4 weeks as things change with signings, injuries, or news in Major League Baseball.

Justin Mason’s Top 50 Second Basemen: 2/8/2021
Rk Player Team Position(s) ADP Notes
1 Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 34.83 Safe floor for a guy that is only 24 with upside too.
2 DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B, 2B, 3B 33.58 Landing back in New York was the best case scenario.
3 Whit Merrifield KC 2B, OF 39.58 Pretty much a lock for a good average and speed with enough pop to play
4 Brandon Lowe TB 2B, OF 75.62 Few barrel the ball like him. Power, decent speed and batting high in a good lineup.
5 Keston Hiura MLW 2B 73.17 Power and speed with an awful approach. Will add 1B eligibility quickly.
6 Cavan Biggio TOR 2B, 3B, OF 59.75 Some concerns about where he hits in this lineup has me a bit concerned.
7 Max Muncy LAD 1B, 2B, 3B 103.37 Playoff performance makes me feel better about the disappointing 2020.
8 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 100.17 Monster postseason makes lessens some of the regular season concerns.
9 Mike Moustakas CIN 1B, 2B 125.88 Moose should bounce back after a weird and disappointing 2020.
10 Tommy Edman STL 2B, 3B, SS, OF 126.02 I think there is enough pop and speed with a great flexibility.
11 Dylan Moore SEA 2B, OF 120.29 The hype is real, but the floor is just as low as the ceiling is high.
12 Ketel Marte ARZ 2B 78.19 I am concerned about his healthy and the power outage in 2020.
13 Jonathan Villar FA 2B, SS 150.88 Rumored to be heading to Cincy which would be a nice landing spot.
14 Andres Gimenez CLE 2B, 3B, SS 153.79 Cleveland is a great landing spot for Gimenez.
15 Nick Solak TEX 2B, OF 165.98 Price is rising, but the he should still be a decent value considering he has power and speed.
16 Jeff McNeil NYM 2B, 3B, OF 89.25 The power outage and 0-for-2 on the base paths has me very scared.
17 Jon Berti MIA 2B, OF 246.85 His versatility in the field should get him enough playing time to let his speed play.
18 Jean Segura PHI 2B, 3B 188.29 The stolen bases aren’t what they used to be, but he is a solid contributor.
19 Kolten Wong MLW 2B 338.44 Love the move to Milwaukee. Better park and a team that runs.
20 Cesar Hernandez CLE 2B 365.75 Resigning in Cleveland was perfect for him. Would like to see him start to run again.
21 Jurickson Profar SD 2B, OF 231.42 Playing time crunch in SD is a bit scary, but he should get first shot for playing time with the new contract.
22 Nick Madrigal CWS 2B 180.9 I am worried about the shoulder and question how much he will run.
23 Chris Taylor LAD 2B, SS, OF 228.27 Taylor always seems to outproduce his ADP and he should play close to everyday.
24 Jonathan Schoop DET 2B 380.83 Underrated complier.
25 Niko Goodrum DET 2B, SS 370.1 There is power and speed here, but the batting average is a concern.
26 Ryan McMahon COL 1B, 2B, 3B 250.96 Is he old enough for the Rockies to want to play him?
27 Garrett Hampson COL 2B, OF 264.92 Is it finally Hampson SZN? I still don’t trust the Rockies.
28 Jake Cronenworth SD 1B, 2B, SS 189.85 Until we know the DH is coming, he doesn’t have a place to play regularly.
29 David Fletcher LAA 2B, 3B, SS 221.87 Going to lead off, but has no power or speed.
30 Mauricio Dubon SF 2B, SS, OF 275.38 I think he will play a lot, but he is a future utility guy.
31 Scott Kingery PHI 2B, OF 278.13 Kingery has average and injury issues, but there is talent there.
32 Starlin Castro WAS 2B 295.1 Some power with a decent average in the heart of a good lineup.
33 Kike Hernandez BOS 2B, OF 411.08 I think he signed in Boston because he will play everyday.
34 Rougned Odor TEX 2B 474.58 Power and speed, but now there is playing time concerns along with the average issues.
35 Gavin Lux LAD 2B 249.79 I love him, but it doesn’t seem like the Dodgers do.
36 Ty France SEA 2B 294.37 Finally has a full time role, but I don’t think that will mean that much.
37 Tommy La Stella SF 1B, 2B 306.71 Might lead off in SF.
38 Nico Hoerner CHC 2B, SS 405.23 Could accumulate in Chicago.
39 Adam Frazier PIT 2B, OF 438.9 Will play and lead off in Pittsburgh until they trade him.
40 Donovan Solano SF 2B 473.19 I am not a believer in Donnie Bats, but he should get first crack at full time playing time.
41 Nicky Lopez KC 2B 645.77 Lopez is going to play, but does that matter?
42 Joey Wendle TB 2B, 3B, SS 306.23 Strong side platoon is still a platoon.
43 Jazz Chisholm MIA 2B, SS 437.29 There is power and speed, but will he strikeout too much.
44 Luis Urias MLW 2B, 3B, SS 376.69 Should play every day, but bats at the bottom.
45 Freddy Galvis BAL 2B, SS 489.15 Could compile just by playing every day.
46 Wilmer Flores SF 1B, 2B 327.37 Playing time is an issue unless the DH comes.
47 Luis Arraez MIN 2B 354.65 The Simmons signing hurts his playing time.
48 Michael Chavis BOS 1B, 2B, OF 397.5 No longer a starter after the Kiké signing.
49 Isan Diaz MIA 2B 630.13 Probably not a starter, but there is still talent there.
50 Luis Garcia WAS 2B 525.88 On the outside looking in.
ADP is from NFBC Draft Champions leagues from 1/1-2/8

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

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Hey, just a note: the blurb for Moustakas and McMahon are the same. Which is either an error or too droll and I don’t get it (but if so, kudos!).