June Second Baseman Rankings

Matthew Pouliot
Rotoworld
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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.

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Second Baseman Rankings

June

Second Base

Team

Apr

May

1

Jason Kipnis

Indians

1

3

2

Robinson Cano

Mariners

2

1

3

Dustin Pedroia

Red Sox

3

2

4

Ian Kinsler

Tigers

4

4

5

Matt Carpenter

Cardinals

5

5

6

Jose Altuve

Astros

7

6

7

Brian Dozier

Twins

15

9

8

Howie Kendrick

Angels

10

7

9

Anthony Rendon

Nationals

19

8

10

Chase Utley

Phillies

13

11

11

Kolten Wong

Cardinals

11

25

12

Martin Prado

Diamondbacks

6

10

13

Daniel Murphy

Mets

12

13

14

Neil Walker

Pirates

18

15

15

Brandon Phillips

Reds

9

14

16

Aaron Hill

Diamondbacks

8

12

17

Gordon Beckham

White Sox

17

18

18

Yangervis Solarte

Yankees

63

34

19

Jedd Gyorko

Padres

16

20

20

Dustin Ackley

Mariners

14

19

21

Emilio Bonifacio

Cubs

26

16

22

Omar Infante

Royals

25

21

23

Derek Dietrich

Marlins

44

29

24

Grant Green

Angels

41

23

25

Rickie Weeks

Brewers

24

33

26

Kelly Johnson

Yankees

21

24

27

D.J. LeMahieu

Rockies

22

26

28

Jonathan Schoop

Orioles

32

32

29

Danny Espinosa

Nationals

42

28

30

Brian Roberts

Yankees

28

30

31

Rougned Odor

Rangers

62

NR

32

Tommy La Stella

Braves

52

48

33

Alberto Callaspo

Athletics

37

31

34

Dan Uggla

Braves

23

27

35

Jurickson Profar

Rangers

20

17

36

Marcus Semien

White Sox

26 3B

22

37

Sean Rodriguez

Rays

138 OF

104 OF

38

Logan Forsythe

Rays

29

37

39

Scooter Gennett

Brewers

36

35

40

Alexander Guerrero

Dodgers

34

39

41

Steven Tolleson

Blue Jays

56 3B

NR

42

Eric Sogard

Athletics

31

36

43

Josh Rutledge

Rockies

38

49

44

Jeff Baker

Marlins

125 OF

NR

45

Alexi Amarista

Padres

39

41

46

Ryan Flaherty

Orioles

33

44

47

Skip Schumaker

Reds

48

NR

48

Mark Ellis

Cardinals

49

42

49

Marco Scutaro

Giants

27

40

50

Scott Sizemore

Yankees

45

47

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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