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May Second Baseman Rankings

by Matthew Pouliot
Updated On: May 1, 2019, 4:50 am ET

Up this week are the May rest-of-season position rankings and overall top 300. Remember that players are listed where they’re most valuable, so if you don’t see someone you’re looking for, check another position. Designated hitters are listed with the first basemen.

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Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH

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Second Baseman Rankings

MaySecond BaseTeam2019
1Jose AltuveAstros1
2Whit MerrifieldRoyals2
3Ozzie AlbiesBraves5
4Daniel MurphyRockies3
5Yoan MoncadaWhite Sox8
6Dee GordonMariners7
7Rougned OdorRangers6
8Max MuncyDodgers12 3B
9Travis ShawBrewers9
10Robinson CanoMets10
11Nick SenzelReds14
12Jonathan SchoopTwins12
13Brian DozierNationals11
14Adam FrazierPirates13
15Brandon LoweRays20
16Cesar HernandezPhillies15
17Jeff McNeilMets19
18Starlin CastroMarlins17
19Chris OwingsRoyals61 OF
20Wilmer FloresDiamondbacks14 1B
21Ryan McMahonRockies27 1B
22Scooter GennettReds23
23Jason KipnisIndians18
24DJ LeMahieuYankees25
25Chad PinderAthletics24
26Niko GoodrumTigers26
27Michael ChavisRed Sox46 3B
28Tommy La StellaAngels42 3B
29Jed LowrieMets28
30Kolten WongCardinals36
31Howie KendrickNationals29
32Yolmer SanchezWhite Sox23 3B
33Josh HarrisonTigers22
34Brad Miller 16
35Eduardo NunezRed Sox21
36Franklin BarretoAthletics33
37Derek DietrichReds111 OF
38Luis UriasPadres31
39David FletcherAngels35
40Dustin PedroiaRed Sox32
41Cavan BiggioBlue Jays54
42Neil WalkerMarlins39
43Joe PanikGiants30
44Daniel DescalsoCubs49
45Keston HiuraBrewers46
46Ben ZobristCubs37
47Logan ForsytheRangers52
48Joey WendleRays27
49Ian KinslerPadres40
50Devon TravisBlue Jays34


Dropping off: Erik Gonzalez (38th), Cory Spangenberg (41st), Yangervis Solarte (43rd)


  • Nick Senzel could take over as the Reds’ starting center fielder this weekend. I’m not as excited about his fantasy potential as some are, but it helps a bunch that he shouldn’t be a zero in any category. He comes in 11th here, and I’d probably push him ahead of Robinson Cano if I felt a little bit better about his ability to stay healthy while learning a new position.
  • It’s tempting to write Brian Dozier off after his latest slow start, but he’s currently sporting his best exit velocity and hard-hit rate of the Statcast era. It comes with easily his highest strikeout rate, too, but they seem like reasons not to give up on him yet. That will change if he’s still struggling when Trea Turner comes off the IL.
  • Jays prospect Cavan Biggio and Brewers youngster Keston Hiura both crack the rankings after hot starts. The 24-year-old Biggio is crushing it for Triple-A Buffalo, hitting .348/.471/.565 with four homers and two steals. He has a pretty obvious path to the majors, especially in light of Lourdes Gurriel Jr.’s throwing troubles. Hiura, who is hitting .318/.351/.682 with seven homers in 88 at-bats, is going to have a more difficult time overtaking Travis Shaw in Milwaukee unless someone gets hurt.