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Top 10 Second Basemen From Last Week (7/9/18 – 7/15/18)

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

Here’s a look at standouts over the past week by Second Basemen…


1. Brian Dozier – MIN (96%)

.321 AVG, 6 R, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (93 GP) .230 AVG, 60 R, 16 HR, 48 RBI, 5 SB

Dozier is historically a poor first half hitter and really comes alive in the second half. The power has been pretty good over the first half this year, and he might even find himself traded to a contending team as he is in the last year of his contract.


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

.250 AVG, 5 R, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 2 SB

Season Stats: (91 GP) .292 AVG, 61 R, 19 HR, 72 RBI, 18 SB

Javy continues to show that he is one of the most exciting players to watch, as he really can do it all. He capped last week off with a couple steals and a couple homers before entering the All-Star festivities.


3. Ozzie Albies – ATL (93%)

.300 AVG, 5 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (93 GP) .281 AVG, 74 R, 20 HR, 55 RBI, 9 SB

Albies is another player who many called regression on, but if this is his regression, I’ll take it. He’s still hitting for average, power and stealing bags as well. Scary thing is, he hasn’t really shown off his potential on the basepaths fully.


4. Jason Kipnis – CLE (32%)

.300 AVG, 4 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (87 GP) .222 AVG, 39 R, 9 HR, 39 RBI, 4 SB

After a huge Spring Training, some fantasy owners were once again interested in Kipnis. The ceiling is interesting, as he has had  20/20 potential in the past. The biggest risk is his health at this point, and his floor is as scary as his ceiling is interesting.


5. Scooter Gennett – CIN – 2B, 3B, OF (91%)

.320 AVG, 5 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (92 GP) .326 AVG, 59 R, 16 HR, 63 RBI, 2 SB

Scooter continues to prove last year was not a fluke as he keeps his .326 average afloat. The average will no doubt deflate some, but he is still a legit average and power hitter in a decent Reds lineup with positional flexibility.


6. DJ LeMahieu – COL (87%)

.409 AVG, 6 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (71 GP) .280 AVG, 52 R, 8 HR, 34 RBI, 5 SB

After a bad month of May, where he hit .227, LeMahieu is back up and running with a .302 average in July so far. His average should return and if he can show some of the power he did earlier, and chip in a couple of steals on top of it, then he will be a top 2B option again.


7. Asdrubal Cabrera – NYM – 2B, 3B, SS (82%)

.286 AVG, 5 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (92 GP) .281 AVG, 44 R, 17 HR, 52 RBI, 0 SB

Surprisingly, Cabrera has kept up his great pace more than halfway into the season. Despite the lack of Mets offense, he has solid counting numbers and is still hitting homers, as evidenced by his 2 last week.


8. Joey Wendle – TB – 2B, OF (2%)

.348 AVG, 2 R, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB                                

Season Stats: (81 GP) .283 AVG, 28 R, 4 HR, 29 RBI, 7 SB

Wendle had been making good contact but not getting many hits in over the past few games. In the Rays lineup it is not always easy to tell who will be getting regular starts, but he does have some deep-league appeal for average and speed.


9. Whit Merrifield – KC – 1B, 2B, OF (88%)

.364 AVG, 5 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (91 GP) .307 AVG, 42 R, 5 HR, 30 RBI, 17 SB

Merrifield hasn’t put up big power numbers this year, but the speed has been solid along with a great average. He is continuing to get on base and that gives him more steal opportunities, even in the struggling Royals lineup.


10. Yoan Moncada – CHW (66%)

.385 AVG, 5 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (87 GP) .238 AVG, 47 R, 12 HR, 41 RBI, 9 SB

Moncada still has a chance to reach 20/20 this season, he just continues to struggle when it comes to hitting for average. At 33%, strikeouts continue to plague him and lessen his value.





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