March Rankings Update – Second Base

We are updating our rankings for the stretch run of draft season! Today we’ll have second and third base.

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.

March Updates:

February Editions:

Key:

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

March 2B Rankings
Rk NAME Paul S Brad Mike Jeff Al Justin AVG Adj. AVG Split
1 Jose Altuve 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
2 Trea Turner 2 2 2 2 3 3 2.3 2.3 1
3 Jonathan Villar 4 3 3 3 2 4 3.2 3.3 2
4 Robinson Cano 3 4 5 6 6 2 4.3 4.5 4
5 Daniel Murphy 5 5 4 8 5 6 5.5 5.3 4
6 Brian Dozier 7 7 6 4 7 5 6 6.3 3
7 Ian Kinsler 6 9 8 9 10 11 8.8 9 5
8 Rougned Odor 12 10 11 5 9 8 9.2 9.5 7
9 Dee Gordon 10 12 7 7 13 7 9.3 9 6
10 Jean Segura 9 11 12 11 4 9 9.3 10 8
11 Matt Carpenter 8 6 13 13 8 10 9.7 9.8 7
12 DJ LeMahieu 11 8 10 10 11 12 10.3 10.5 4
13 Jose Peraza 15 14 9 12 21 13 14 13.5 12
14 Dustin Pedroia 13 13 15 16 14 18 14.8 14.5 5
15 Jason Kipnis 19 18 14 14 12 14 15.2 15 7
16 Ben Zobrist 20 16 18 17 15 15 16.8 16.5 5
17 Logan Forsythe 18 15 17 19 17 17 17.2 17.3 4
18 Eduardo Nunez 17 20 16 15 16 19 17.2 17 5
19 Jonathan Schoop 22 19 21 18 18 16 19 19 6
20 Neil Walker 16 17 26 20 20 23 20.3 20 10
21 Devon Travis 14 24 20 23 19 27 21.2 21.5 13
22 Joe Panik 24 30 24 26 23 25 25.3 24.8 7
23 Starlin Castro 32 28 23 21 25 26 25.8 25.5 11
24 Yangervis Solarte 29 25 22 24 28 29 26.2 26.5 7
25 Javier Baez 21 22 32 25 35 24 26.5 25.8 14
26 Cesar Hernandez 27 21 27 28 26 33 27 27 12
27 Josh Harrison 28 27 25 22 30 32 27.3 27.5 10
28 Ryan Schimpf 30 23 29 29 27 31 28.2 28.8 8
29 Hernan Perez 36 31 31 30 22 20 28.3 28.5 16
30 Brandon Phillips 23 35 28 27 34 28 29.2 29.3 12
31 Jedd Gyorko 26 32 36 32 29 21 29.3 29.8 15
32 Kolten Wong 25 26 33 34 31 34 30.5 31 9
33 Howie Kendrick 37 29 19 31 37 37 31.7 33.5 18
34 Brandon Drury 33 47 35 35 24 22 32.7 31.8 25
35 Steve Pearce 31 33 37 36 36 30 33.8 34 7
36 Jorge Polanco 41 41 30 33 33 36 35.7 35.8 11
37 Derek Dietrich 38 34 39 40 40 40 38.5 39.3 6
38 Tyler Saladino 35 38 38 39 32 50 38.7 37.5 18
39 Jurickson Profar 34 48 40 38 40 35 39.2 38.3 14
40 Raul Mondesi 39 48 34 37 40 44 40.3 40 14



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plasmaj
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plasmaj

I’d be curious to see Mike do a Pod Projection for Odor to understand why everyone (except Jeff) is so down on him from a roto perspective. I understand the concerns about the low walk rate, but he is a 23 year old coming off a 33 HR season, and projected to hit in the upper 20s this year.

Francis C.
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Francis C.

Not to mention vs his 2015 season, he increased his Line Drive Rate, Lowered his ground ball rate, increased his fly ball rate, decreased his popups (by more than 10%!), increased his hard contact rate (by more than 6%) and conversely lowered his soft contact rate (by more than 5%). And he did that in his age 22 season, but traded his contact% and walk rate for these improvements. Imagine what would happen if he improved his plate discipline.

plasmaj
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plasmaj

and this despite pitcher’s adjustments. He faced the highest frequency of curve balls among qualified batters last year and the second lowest frequency of fastballs. He also upped his SB success rate from abysmal in 2015 to almost acceptable in 2016.

Rainja182
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Rainja182

I had the same curiosity during the February Rankings. Basically I was told that it’s more about their belief that the other guys are a better bet to achieve their draft value where as Odor has some serious risk. Or that’s the summarized version anyway. You’re welcome to read their responses. Personally, I agree with Jeff. I’m taking Odor over everyone not named Altuve, Turner, Villar and maybe Dozier.

Mike Podhorzer
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I’m not so down on him. Only about two bucks in value separates Odor and Kinsler at 8.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Steamer agrees with you, projecting Odor as the 3rd most valuable 2B this year.