Catcher | First base No owner in a standard-size league should feel left out at second base. That isn't to say every player in the top 12 is entirely risk-free, but the drop-off thereafter is gradual, extending beyond even the 20 shown here. You'll have someone to fall back on, in all likelihood, so you shouldn't worry too much about messing it up. But you can gain a real advantage at the position. While second base offers a surplus of alike options, it's lacking in true standouts, featuring four if you count Brian Dozier and three if you don't. And that number has risen from a year ago. Note: These rankings are intended to be just a first glimpse and aren't tailored for any specific format.
The 2017 MLB playoffs are here, with 10 teams providing us several storylines to watch this October, from the wild card games all the way through the World Series. We had three 100-win teams — the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, and Houston Astros — for just the sixth time in major league history and the first time since 2003. There were a trio of great turnaround stories as well. The Minnesota Twins had the worst record in baseball in 2016 with 103 losses, but this year they’re in the postseason as the second American League Wild Card, the first team ever to make the playoffs one year after losing 100 games. In the National League, the Arizona Diamondbacks rebounded from a 93-loss campaign