It’s Fantasy Baseball draft season! While some of us degenerates were drafting back in October and November, now is the time when fantasy baseball drafts really kick into high gear. We here at FantraxHQ have been pumping out a ton of great content all offseason long and are diving head-first into our 2023 Fantrax Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit. A big part of any draft kit are the rankings, and we’re continuing our staff consensus rankings for 2023 with our consensus second base rankings.
Below you’ll find the consensus rankings that nine of our MLB writers were involved in. The writers involved are Eric Cross, Matt Heckman, Lauren Auerbach, David Mendelson, Mike Carter, Taylor Tarter, Ryan Kirksey, Dave Funnell, and Tyler Bowen. Each writer provided anywhere from 40-50 second basemen so we could create our consensus rankings.
Hopefully, these rankings will help assist you in all your fantasy drafts this season, and make sure to check out our 2023 Draft Kit for more great content leading up to opening day!
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Second Base Rankings for 2023
Meet the Analysts: EC = Eric Cross | MH = Matt Heckman | LA = Lauren Auerbach | DM = David Mendelson | MC = Mike Carter | TT = Taylor Tarter | RK = Ryan Kirksey | DF = Dave Funnell | TB = Tyler Bowen
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Hey, I was the one that ranked McNeil low. This list is for fantasy baseball and Jeff McNeil is not very special in fantasy. Yes, he is much better as a real life baseball player, but he is essentially only good for batting average in fantasy baseball.
He posted one season of double-digit home runs in his career and it was in 2019 with the juiced ball. All the players I ranked ahead of him have more power, more speed, more upside, or all three.
Additionally, he has lousy hard contact metrics and a low HR/FB%. 2019 was a clear fluke.
Again, he may be a great fielder, but this is a fantasy baseball list and fielding doesn’t count in fantasy.
This has got to be a joke. Jeff McNeil is #17 and Taylor Starter has him at #40? He’s one of the better fielding second basemen and was the batting champion last year. on the other hand, Gleybor Torres is a below average fielder and an average batter. He should not be as high as he is.
I want to know what facts and statistics were used to make this list. it seems like pure opinion to me. I don’t see how their opinions would be any more accurate than mine.
Santiago Espinal? Literally an all-star 2B in 2022
He’s likely a part-time player in 2023.