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August Second Baseman Rankings

by Matthew Pouliot
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Up this week are the August 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

 

Aug Second base Team 2018 July
1 Jose Ramirez Indians 2 2
2 Jose Altuve Astros 1 1
3 Rougned Odor Rangers 5 11
4 Whit Merrifield Royals 10 6
5 Ozzie Albies Braves 9 5
6 Dee Gordon Mariners 3 3
7 Matt Carpenter Cardinals 20 1B 15
8 Scooter Gennett Reds 25 9
9 Jonathan Schoop Brewers 7 13
10 Brian Dozier Dodgers 4 4
11 Yoan Moncada White Sox 11 7
12 Daniel Murphy Nationals 13 14
13 Max Muncy Dodgers NR 10
14 DJ LeMahieu Rockies 14 8
15 Jonathan Villar Orioles 18 21
16 Cesar Hernandez Phillies 20 12
17 Robinson Cano Mariners 6 20
18 Ian Happ Cubs 15 19
19 Jason Kipnis Indians 17 16
20 Jed Lowrie Athletics 34 18
21 Starlin Castro Marlins 21 23
22 Jeff McNeil Mets NR NR
23 Ian Kinsler Red Sox 23 24
24 Devon Travis Blue Jays 22 25
25 Eduardo Nunez Red Sox 8 22
26 Kolten Wong Cardinals 26 32
27 Josh Harrison Pirates 24 26
28 Ben Zobrist Cubs 37 29
29 Yolmer Sanchez White Sox 33 27
30 Brandon Lowe Rays NR NR
31 Joey Wendle Rays 52 40
32 Neil Walker Yankees 29 36
33 Brad Miller   19 17
34 Ryan McMahon Rockies 13 1B 33
35 Logan Forsythe Twins 31 42
36 David Fletcher Angels 91 35
37 Joe Panik Giants 30 31
38 David Bote Cubs 84 NR
39 Daniel Descalso Diamondbacks 45 39
40 Brandon Drury Blue Jays 27 30
41 Jose Pirela Padres 95 OF 37
42 Alen Hanson Giants 51 28
43 Dilson Herrera Reds 42 NR
44 Adam Frazier Pirates 28 41
45 Cory Spangenberg Padres 37 3B 38
46 Dustin Pedroia Red Sox 32 34
47 Ronny Rodriguez Tigers NR 44
48 Carlos Asuaje Padres 39 47
49 Jose Fernandez Angels 60 NR
50 Brandon Phillips Red Sox 35 45
51 Garrett Hampson Rockies 55 NR
52 Steve Wilkerson Orioles 80 49
53 Kaleb Cowart Angels 78 NR
54 Brandon Dixon Reds 69 NR
55 Jace Peterson Orioles 194 OF NR

 

Dropping off: Jesmuel Valentin (46th), Chase Utley (48th), Tyler Saladino (50th)

  • The Jonathan Schoop and Brian Dozier trades left both veterans with some unexpected playing time concerns. Schoop definitely seems like the safer choice at this point; with his bat having warmed, the Brewers have thus far made him a lineup fixture despite initially saying Mike Moustakas, Travis Shaw and Schoop would rotate between two spots. Schoop could even get five-game eligibility at shortstop before long. Dozier comes with more questions, but he’s off to a great start in Los Angeles, with two homers, three doubles and seven RBI in his first five games. I still think there’s a decent chance he’s a top-five second baseman the rest of the way, but since any sort of cold streak would cost him starts against righties, he’s 10th here for now.

 

  • I like Jonathan Villar in Baltimore. The Orioles aren’t known for their basestealing, but Villar will get a chance to be the everyday second baseman and leadoff hitter and he should have the green light as long as he’s relatively successful. He’s worth picking up where available.

 

  • The Rays are giving Brandon Lowe a look after he hit .304/.380/.613 with 14 homers in 181 at-bats for Triple-A Durham. He split time between second base and left field in the minors, but he’ll likely mostly play left in the majors with Tommy Pham down and Austin Meadows waiting for the team to finish gaming his service time in Triple-A. If the power is for real, he could be a nice offensive-minded second baseman in the long run.
Matthew Pouliot

Matthew Pouliot is the Executive Editor of NBC Sports Edge and has been doing the site's baseball projections for the last 10 years. Follow him on Twitter @matthewpouliot.