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Top 10 Second Basemen From Last Week (7/16/18-7/22/18)

While nobody has overthrown Altuve for the keystone crown, there were some slightly less surprising developments from vets and rookies alike.

 

1. Rougned Odor – TEX (57%)

.615 AVG, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 SB

Season Stats: (70 GP) .259 AVG, 34 R, 7 HR, 27 RBI, 8 SB

Odor has actually done a much better job laying off pitches outside the zone lately and barreling up on the ball. You can’t really lose with a combo like that and he’s hitting .615 over the week with some power and speed to boot.

 

2. Sean Rodriguez – PIT – 2B, 3B, SS, OF (1%)

.500 AVG, 6 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (56 GP) .178 AVG, 20 R, 5 HR, 18 RBI, 1 SB

Rodriguez had a couple of great game to boost his season line, almost doubling some categories in fact. He’s still not an everyday player and does not hold enough value to roster.

 

3. Ketel Marte – ARI – 2B, SS (19%)

.625 AVG, 2 R, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (95 GP) .247 AVG, 45 R, 9 HR, 39 RBI, 3 SB

Ketel does not really have any standout types of tools, but has middling power and speed potential with an average that will not completely tank your team. He’s a deep league only option.

 

4. Ian Kinsler – LAA (39%)

.455 AVG, 4 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (85 GP) .227 AVG, 41 R, 12 HR, 28 RBI, 8 SB

Kinsler’s BABIP and subsequently his average has dropped off precipitously over the last two years, but it’s good to see his power and some speed still showing. It also seems unlikely that he can be so unlucky as to hold a .220 BABIP all year.

 

5. Jonathan Schoop – BAL (72%)

.286 AVG, 3 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (79 GP) .231 AVG, 39 R, 12 HR, 27  RBI, 0 SB

Schoop finally is starting to bring his average out of the first half hole he dug his way into. The trek to productivity just got a lot harder with Manny gone, but his power potential remains.

 

6. Kiké Hernández – LAD – 2B, 3B, SS, OF (31%)

.250 AVG, 3 R, 1  HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (91 GP) .231 AVG, 40 R, 17 HR, 37 RBI, 1 SB

Kike Is such a nice addition to any bench with his eligibility, and while he will never win a batting title, he is a nice, flexible source of power.

 

7. Ben Zobrist – CHC – 2B, OF (24%)

.500 AVG, 2 R, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (81 GP) .293 AVG, 43 R, 6 HR, 38 RBI, 2 SB

Zorilla has been hitting well for average lately, and while the power is gone he can still contribute with a solid average in deep leagues.

 

8. Ozzie Albies – ATL (93%)

1.000 AVG, 1 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (94 GP) .283 AVG, 75 R, 20 HR, 56 RBI, 10 SB

“Batting a thousand for the week…Albies!” Albies is suffering through a hamstring issues and is day-to-day, so his pinch-hit double (and subsequent steal) put him at a perfect average and a 716 wRC+. Small sample sizes are fun.

 

9. Carlos Asuaje – SD – (0%)

.333 AVG, 3 R, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (60 GP) .235 AVG, 14 R, 2 HR, 19 RBI, 1 SB

Due to the light workload last week, we find 0% owned Asujae gracing our presence at number 9. All it takes is a couple RBIs which should remind you how little baseball there was last week.

 

10. Javier Baez – CHC – 2B, 3B, SS (94%)

.278 AVG, 2 R, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (96 GP) .291 AVG, 63 R, 19 HR, 74 RBI, 19 SB

Baez continues to do it all. My current theory is that he focuses on keeping his HR/SB totals equal at all times. In all seriousness, Baez continues to play like an All-Star in his breakout year.

 

 

 

 

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