Here are the June Rankings. Players are ranked for the remainder of the season based on how I believe they’ll perform in 5x5 leagues. Players are also listed at the positions where 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.
Second Baseman Rankings
|3||Dustin Pedroia||Red Sox||3||2|
|17||Gordon Beckham||White Sox||17||18|
|32||Tommy La Stella||Braves||52||48|
|36||Marcus Semien||White Sox||26 3B||22|
|37||Sean Rodriguez||Rays||138 OF||104 OF|
|41||Steven Tolleson||Blue Jays||56 3B||NR|
|44||Jeff Baker||Marlins||125 OF||NR|
Dropping off: Chris Getz (No. 43), Jemile Weeks (No. 46), Jeff Keppinger (No. 50)
- In part because I still have the third basemen listed over here, the depth at second base is looking very good, which is one of the reasons I suggested selling high on Altuve last week and why I’d say the same about Dozier and Utley. Another part of the reason is that everyone is healthy; with Kipnis returning last week, the only preseason top-20 second baseman currently on the DL is Profar. That’s rather unusual for the position. Also, Wong is back in the majors and looking much like he did when he skyrocketed up the rankings this spring.
- Rickie Weeks ended up hitting .413/.449/.609 in 46 at-bats last month, but it still wasn’t enough to get him off the bench against righties. Defense is the big reason, plus the fact that Gennett is the Brewers’ only left-handed-hitting starter. Weeks is still higher than Gennett here, as he has been all year, but I’m not sure the status quo is going to change. If the Brewers ever do decide to give him another opportunity as a regular, he’d jump into the top 20.
- I figured the Rockies would give Rutledge a look at third base with Nolan Arenado out, but they consider him strictly a middle infielder, it seems. So, of course, Michael Cuddyer is playing third base instead.
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