Justin Mason’s Top 50 Second Basemen for 2020 by Justin Mason December 18, 2019 It is that time of year again! With the new year upon us, I am releasing my first set of ranks during this week and next for those doing early drafts or prep over the holidays. All ADP and position eligibility are based on NFBC Draft Champions leagues. Justin Mason’s Top 50 Second Basemen for 2020 Rank Player Team Position(s) ADP Comments 1 Gleyber Torres NYY 2B, SS 26.32 Murdered the Orioles to the tune of a 394/.467/1.045 triple slash and .267/.316/.470 versus the rest of the league. I am not saying he can’t repeat it, especially since he gets to play the Orioles a ton again. 2 Jonathan Villar MIA SS, 2B 29.36 If he was going to leave the Orioles, Miami was a pretty good landing spot. He still bats high and no reason to not let him run. 3 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 34.5 Feels like a steal even though he didn’t steal as much. 4 Ketel Marte ARZ 2B, OF 42.77 Ended the year with a back injury which scares me until we see he’s ok. 5 Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 43.45 23 years old and he feels underrated. 6 Whit Merrifield KC 2B, OF 52.14 Worried about the Matheny effect on his stolen base attempts. 7 Keston Hiura MLW 2B 42.86 Hype is getting crazy, but I am in for now. 8 Max Muncy LAD 2B, 1B, 3B 77.86 Repeated the 2018 breakout. No reason to think he can’t continue the success. 9 Mike Moustakas CIN 2B, 3B 124.05 Great landing spot for Moose, who should keep gains while batting in the middle of a very good lineup. 10 DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B, 3B, 2B 62.5 First year in the Bronx was insane. Has multi-positional eligibility. Why do I not trust him? 11 Jeff McNeil NYM OF, 3B, 2B 84.82 Love his eligibility and upside. High floor is the kicker. 12 Eduardo Escobar ARZ 2B, 3B 122.45 I don’t know why I hate Escobar, but I always seem to be the low guy on him. 13 Cavan Biggio TOR 2B 134.23 Hype is strong, but so is the upside him. 14 Gavin Lux LAD 2B 157.36 Should breakout with everyday at bats. 15 Kevin Newman PIT 2B, SS 198.27 My most drafted player thus far. Should leadoff in Pitt and contribute in all categories. 16 Garrett Hampson COL 2B, OF 160.23 Strong September will make me look stupid again at the draft table. 17 Ryan McMahon COL 2B, 3B 183.86 I don’t understand why McMahon is so low in the ADP. 18 Brandon Lowe TB 2B 193.32 Injuries derailed extremely strong start, but that just covers up the fact regression was coming anyways. 19 Rougned Odor TEX 2B 242.45 Rare to get a guy that went 30/11 this late. 20 Tommy Edman STL 2B, 3B 124.23 I think he is a fine player, but I expect the Cardinals to block him with someone because that’s how the Cardinals do. 21 Michael Chavis BOS 1B, 2B 223.5 If healthy and starting, he could hit 30. 22 Dee Gordon SEA 2B 253.18 Shell of his former self that can still steal 20-40 bases depending games played. 23 Kolton Wong STL 2B 208 Should be higher, but I have been burned before on Wong. 24 Luis Arraez MIN 2B, OF 203.45 Steamer projects him to win the AL Batting Title, but also projects him to go 6/6. 25 Luis Urias MLW SS, 2B 337.32 Move to Milwaukee should help him deliver on pedigree. 26 Tommy La Stella LAA 2B, 3B 286.23 Injury cut short the breakout, but he should get regular at bats to prove it wasn’t a fluke. 27 Robinson Cano NYM 2B 337.18 Injuries slowed him down and hard to believe at 37 he can find younger form. 28 Mauricio Dubon SF 2B 315.73 Should get a ton of at bats and has upside that is held back by bad park, team. 29 Howie Kendrick WAS 1B, 2B 332.5 Playoff hero not worth rostering if Washington signs someone. 30 Nick Madrigal CWS 2B 262.91 Overrated in fantasy because he should be a great real life player. 31 Jurickson Profar SD 2B 348.82 Obviously SD believes in him. I don’t. 32 Adam Frazier PIT 2B 409.09 Finally got full run last year, but that didn’t translate to a big year. 33 Shed Long SEA 2B 423.14 Could be a 15/15 guy if the Mariners let him play. 34 Isan Diaz MIA 2B 486.45 Wasn’t good in his brief call up, but showed pop. Should get full run this year, but make sure you have BA to counterbalance. 35 Cesar Hernandez FA 2B 279.09 Where does he land? 36 Franklin Barreto OAK 2B 579.68 I still believe in the talent and there is an opening, but do the A’s believe in him? 37 Starlin Castro FA 3B, 2B 280.91 Love Castro and virtually any landing spot should be an improvement, but can he get a starting gig somewhere? 38 Niko Goodrum DET 2B, SS, OF 303.64 Great multi-positional eligible for your reserve list. 39 David Fletcher LAA SS, OF, 2B, 3B 308.41 Plays all the positions. 40 Jose Peraza BOS OF, 2B, SS 444.18 If Boston doesn’t sign anyone else, he is a really sneaky grab. 41 Hanser Alberto BAL 2B, 3B 367.91 Love him as a lefty masher in DFS. 42 Freddy Galvis CIN 2B, SS 352.5 Defense keeps him in the lineup, but his bat isn’t empty. 43 Wilmer Flores ARZ 2B 517.73 Going way too low. If healthy, he will surprise. 44 Nicky Lopez KC 2B, SS 489.14 Remember when people spent all their faab on him during the season last year? Pepperidge Farms remembers. 45 Sheldon Neuse OAK 2B 592.23 I think Barreto gets the first shot, but he figures to play a role. 46 Joey Wendle TB 2B, 3B 441.05 Blocked now, but the Rays will get him at bats. 47 Brendan Rodgers COL 2B 397.05 Former top prospect is recovering from labrum surgery. Likely blocked off to start the year. 48 Chris Taylor LAD 2B, SS, OF 400.27 No longer starting limits his value. 49 Kike Hernandez LAD 2B, OF 474.45 Lefty killer had a hot stretch early then faded. 50 Brian Dozier FA 2B 513.45 Should land a gig somewhere.