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May Second Baseman Rankings

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

Welcome to the May second baseman rankings update. Players are ranked for the rest of the season based on a 5x5 scoring format. Included along with the position rankings is an updated top 300. Players are listed wherever they’re most valuable, so if you don’t see that third baseman you’re looking for, he’s probably listed at second or short.


Click to see other May rankings:

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


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Second Baseman Rankings



May Second Base Team 2015
1 Jose Altuve Astros 1
2 Robinson Cano Mariners 2
3 Dee Gordon Marlins 3
4 Anthony Rendon Nationals 4
5 Dustin Pedroia Red Sox 7
6 Howie Kendrick Dodgers 8
7 Kolten Wong Cardinals 5
8 Brian Dozier Twins 9
9 Ian Kinsler Tigers 10
10 Jason Kipnis Indians 6
11 Neil Walker Pirates 13
12 Devon Travis Blue Jays 28
13 Rougned Odor Rangers 11
14 Brandon Phillips Reds 14
15 Daniel Murphy Mets 15
16 Martin Prado Marlins 17
17 Chase Utley Phillies 16
18 Brett Lawrie Athletics 18
19 Luis Valbuena Astros 24
20 Odubel Herrera Phillies 29
21 D.J. LeMahieu Rockies 25
22 Scooter Gennett Brewers 19
23 Yangervis Solarte Padres 50
24 Johnny Giavotella Angels 40
25 Joe Panik Giants 23
26 Micah Johnson White Sox 26
27 Logan Forsythe Rays 30
28 Aaron Hill Diamondbacks 27
29 Jonathan Schoop Orioles 21
30 Jedd Gyorko Padres 20
31 Nick Franklin Rays 31
32 Gordon Beckham White Sox 42
33 Arismendy Alcantara Cubs 12
34 Emilio Bonifacio White Sox 32
35 Jace Peterson Braves 35
36 Omar Infante Royals 36
37 Mike Aviles Indians 39
38 Rickie Weeks Mariners 41
39 Hector Olivera Dodgers 33
40 Alberto Callaspo Braves 45
41 Danny Espinosa Nationals 46
42 Matt Duffy Giants 47
43 Dilson Herrera Mets 53
44 Dan Uggla Nationals 38
45 Tommy La Stella Cubs 37


Dropping off: Jose Peraza (43rd), Daniel Descalso (44th)


o Just a few days ago, I felt I had no choice but to drop Kipnis to 10th or lower. But then he went and hit two homers in three games after showing absolutely no power during the first three weeks of the season. It seems like injuries have really taken away from him as a player, but then, he’s just 28 and he finished with 17 homers and 30 steals two years ago. I really don’t have any idea whether he’s going to get back to being a top fantasy second baseman or not.


o Franklin (oblique) is all set to begin a rehab assignment, which could give the Rays a very crowded second base situation in a couple of weeks. As well as both Forsythe (.835 OPS) and Beckham (.798 OPS) have hit, there might not be any room for Franklin on the major league roster once he returns. It’s not like he has a big defensive advantage on the alternatives, either. One problem for the Rays: Asdrubal Cabrera might be the worst player in the whole bunch, yet figures to continue to start anyway. (If you’re looking for Beckham on this list, he’s listed over at shortstop.)

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