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Fantasy Baseball 2014: Ranking the Top 25 Second Basemen
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Jason Kipnis helps fantasy owners with more than just his bat.

With the top 150 fantasy baseball players all ordered and ranked on the inaugural Big Board, it's time to get into the individual position rankings.

After providing some sequencing to the first basemen last time out, next up is second base, which consists of a few answers followed by a whole lot of questions. There are three top options owners will have to pay handsomely to acquire, including Robinson Cano, Jason Kipnis (pictured) and Dustin Pedroia.

After that, thoughwell, good luck. After the top three, there are the aging, past-their-prime vets (Ian Kinsler, Brandon Phillips and Chase Utley), the promising-but-still-inexperienced youngsters (Jedd Gyorko and Jurickson Profar), the one-category helpers (Jose Altuve) and the always-leave-you-needing-mores (Howie Kendrick and Neil Walker).

Because so few of those inspire confidence, let's run down the top-25 fantasy second basemen and a few others you should watch.

 

These rankings consider three factors:

First, everything is based on 10- or 12-team mixed leagues with standard five-by-five rotisserie scoring (BA, R, HR, RBI, SB for hitters; W, ERA, WHIP, K, SV for pitchers).

Second, lineup construction accounts for 22 active roster positions consisting of: one each for catcher, first base, second base, third base, shortstop, corner infield, middle infield and utility; along with five outfielders and nine pitchers.

And third, to be eligible at a particular position, players either must have played at least 20 games there in 2013 or be in line to start there in 2014. Additionally, players are listed in the rankings at the position where their fantasy utility would be most useful.

 

Statistics courtesy of Baseball Reference and FanGraphs.

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