Justin Mason’s Top 50 Second Basemen- July 2, 2020

Justin Mason’s Top 50 Second Basemen- July 2, 2020
Rank Player Team Position(s) Previous Change
1 Gleyber Torres NYY 2B, SS 1 0
2 Jonathan Villar MIA SS, 2B 2 0
3 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 3 0
4 Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 5 1
5 Ketel Marte ARZ 2B, OF 4 -1
6 Keston Hiura MLW 2B 7 1
7 Whit Merrifield KC 2B, OF 6 -1
8 Max Muncy LAD 2B, 1B, 3B 8 0
9 DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B, 3B, 2B 10 1
10 Mike Moustakas CIN 2B, 3B 9 -1
11 Cavan Biggio TOR 2B 13 2
12 Jeff McNeil NYM OF, 3B, 2B 11 -1
13 Tommy Edman STL 2B, 3B 20 7
14 Garrett Hampson COL 2B, OF 16 2
15 Eduardo Escobar ARZ 2B, 3B 12 -3
16 Ryan McMahon COL 2B, 3B 17 1
17 Brandon Lowe TB 2B 18 1
18 Starlin Castro WAS 3B, 2B 37 19
19 Gavin Lux LAD 2B 14 -5
20 Rougned Odor TEX 2B 19 -1
21 Kolton Wong STL 2B 23 2
22 Howie Kendrick WAS 1B, 2B 29 7
23 Luis Arraez MIN 2B, OF 24 1
24 Tommy La Stella LAA 2B, 3B 26 2
25 Robinson Cano NYM 2B 27 2
26 Michael Chavis BOS 1B, 2B 21 -5
27 Shed Long SEA 2B 33 6
28 Kevin Newman PIT 2B, SS 15 -13
29 Cesar Hernandez CLE 2B 35 6
30 Nick Madrigal CWS 2B 30 0
31 Luis Urias MLW SS, 2B 25 -6
32 Schoop, Jonathan DET 2B 51 19
33 Mauricio Dubon SF 2B 28 -5
34 Adam Frazier PIT 2B 32 -2
35 Isan Diaz MIA 2B 34 -1
36 Franklin Barreto OAK 2B 36 0
37 Niko Goodrum DET 2B, SS, OF 38 1
38 David Fletcher LAA SS, OF, 2B, 3B 39 1
39 Dee Gordon SEA 2B 22 -17
40 Hanser Alberto BAL 2B, 3B 41 1
41 Jose Peraza BOS OF, 2B, SS 40 -1
42 Freddy Galvis CIN 2B, SS 42 0
43 Sogard, Eric TB 2B 51 8
44 Jurickson Profar SD 2B 31 -13
45 Wilmer Flores ARZ 2B 43 -2
46 Cabrera, Asdrubal WAS 2B, 3B 51 5
47 Nicky Lopez KC 2B, SS 44 -3
48 Sheldon Neuse OAK 2B 45 -3
49 Joey Wendle TB 2B, 3B 46 -3
50 Brendan Rodgers COL 2B 47 -3





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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bbboston
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bbboston

I know I’ll get little support in this statement, but what-the-hell:

Luis Arraez will hit 0.335 in this shortened season and he’ll get a few steals/hrs. Next Spring the fantasy world will wake up to the fact that a full season of .335 BA, 7 Hrs/Steals is actually great in a world where BA has gone out the window, like steals.

Anon
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Anon

Statcast wasn’t buying his BA last year – his xBA was .290. Yes he doesn’t strike out and hit an absurd number of line drives last year, but low EV and really low hard hit % say it was a mirage. Further, there is nothing in his minor league track record to suggest that he can maintain a 29% line drive rate. He has run high BA in the minors but largely on the strength of BABIPs in the upper .300’s that is going to be tough to maintain at hte major league level.

Maybe he can keep it up and become a line drive machine but I’m dubious

MustBunique
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Wait, hold up. Hang on. In sixty games you have confidence that players’ Batting Averages will normalize to their true talent levels? I’m interested in why you think that. Batting Averages are historically one of the stats that take the longest time to normalize. I think the shortened season calls for completely punting Batting Average, because it will be nearly impossible to predict and will be the product of luck both via batted balls and scheduling.