March Composite Rankings – Second Base

Our staff composite rankings are back! We’re onto the middle infield with the keystone, a position I find to be remarkably deep. I will still be doing my commentary by position rankings to give a quick little thought, but those will be separate posts.

We’re using Yahoo! eligibility requirements which is 5 starts or 10 appearances. These rankings assume the standard 5×5 categories and a re-draft league. If we forgot someone, please let us know in the comments and we’ll make sure he’s added for the updates. If you have questions for a specific ranker on something he did, let us know in the comments. We can also be reached via Twitter:

There will be differences, sharp differences, within the rankings. The rankers have different philosophies when it comes to ranking, some of which you’re no doubt familiar with through previous iterations. Of course the idea that we’d all think the same would be silly because then what would be the point of including multiple rankers?! Think someone should be higher or lower? Make a case. Let us know why you think that. The chart is sortable. If a ranker didn’t rank someone that the others did, he was given that ranker’s last rank +1.

You can also check out my 2B rankings with commentary here and a closer look at the position here.

Key:

  • AVG– just the average of the seven ranking sets
  • Adj. AVG– the average minus the high and low rankings
  • SPLIT– the difference between the high and low rankings

March Second Base Rankings
NAME Paul S Mike Jeff Justin AVG Adj. AVG Split
1 Jose Altuve 1 1 1 1 1.0 1.0 0
2 Jose Ramirez 2 2 3 2 2.3 2.0 1
3 Anthony Rizzo 3 3 2 4 3.0 3.0 2
4 Dee Gordon 5 4 4 3 4.0 4.0 2
5 Brian Dozier 4 5 7 5 5.3 5.0 3
6 Daniel Murphy 6 8 5 6 6.3 6.0 3
7 Jonathan Schoop 7 7 10 7 7.8 7.0 3
8 Robinson Cano 8 10 9 9 9.0 9.0 2
9 Whit Merrifield 12 6 8 13 9.8 10.0 7
10 Rougned Odor 9 14 12 8 10.8 10.5 6
11 DJ LeMahieu 15 11 6 12 11.0 11.5 9
12 Ozzie Albies 10 13 11 11 11.3 11.0 3
13 Ian Kinsler 14 9 16 18 14.3 15.0 9
14 Matt Carpenter 22 12 15 16 16.3 15.5 10
15 Chris Taylor 11 15 23 17 16.5 16.0 12
16 Javier Baez 18 27 17 10 18.0 17.5 17
17 Eduardo Nunez 13 31 13 19 19.0 16.0 18
18 Ian Happ 17 23 26 14 20.0 20.0 12
19 Yoan Moncada 19 17 25 21 20.5 20.0 8
20 Cesar Hernandez 21 16 14 31 20.5 18.5 17
21 Marwin Gonzalez 16 33 24 15 22.0 20.0 18
22 Paul DeJong 25 20 21 25 22.8 23.0 5
23 Jose Peraza 27 22 18 24 22.8 23.0 9
24 Jonathan Villar 20 21 34 20 23.8 20.5 14
25 Josh Harrison 23 28 19 26 24.0 24.5 9
26 Tim Beckham 28 19 31 22 25.0 25.0 12
27 Scooter Gennett 24 26 22 29 25.3 25.0 7
28 Jason Kipnis 26 18 29 32 26.3 27.5 14
29 Joe Panik 30 24 20 35 27.3 27.0 15
30 Starlin Castro 31 30 33 23 29.3 30.5 10
31 Asdrubal Cabrera 29 25 30 41 31.3 29.5 16
32 Kolten Wong 32 39 28 34 33.3 33.0 11
33 Neil Walker 33 37 27 44 35.3 35.0 17
34 Devon Travis 38 29 35 45 36.8 36.5 16
35 Brad Miller 34 44 43 27 37.0 38.5 17
36 Brandon Drury 36 36 39 40 37.8 37.5 4
37 Yangervis Solarte 35 43 41 33 38.0 38.0 10
38 Jed Lowrie 43 32 38 39 38.0 38.5 11
39 Chris Owings 40 41 36 43 40.0 40.5 7
40 Ben Zobrist 49 38 37 37 40.3 37.5 12
41 Dustin Pedroia 39 46 32 47 41.0 42.5 15
42 Logan Forsythe 45 48 47 30 42.5 46.0 18
43 Scott Kingery 37 63 51 28 44.8 44.0 35
44 Hernan Perez 42 34 51 54 45.3 46.5 20
45 Adam Frazier 46 50 44 42 45.5 45.0 8



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OddBall Herrera
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OddBall Herrera

After the off-season love fest for Albies, I’m a little surprised to see him behind Schoop, Odor, Merrifield and LaMahieu. In order, that’s a couple one dimensional sluggers who could fall off a cliff quickly (Odor is already dangling there by a hair), a guy whose best case looks a lot like Albies, and the king of empty batting averages.

The Real McNulty
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The Real McNulty

LeMahieu is not an empty average. He is a plus in runs, and is a positive contributor to SB. Any look at an auction calculator that quantifies his contributions shows he is right where he belongs.

MustBunique
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Second this. After hearing Paul and Justin (let’s face it mostly Paul, Justin pulling up the rear) gush over Albies, I would have expected a 7-ish rank from Sporer.

MustBunique
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That makes sense. So while you’re ranking those guys ahead for EOS, there’s no way you’d end up with them on your teams. Similar to what you were saying on S&TB. Great podcast by the way. Big snowstorm here in the Boston area today, I’ll be snowblowing my driveway and listening to a couple episodes.

calebw
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calebw

Yeah, EOS is way more useful for the reader on a composite list especially, since the logic is never transparent on those draft lists. Lots of mixed-motivation voting.

Klubot3000
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Klubot3000

Absolutely agree, OddBall. Also, why the love for Murphy considering he seems like he’s going to miss a bunch of the season?