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2018 Positional Thoughts - Second Base
Reggie | Saturday January 6th, 2018
Jose Ramirez hopes to crack the 30 home run club in 2018. (USA Today Sports Images)
Jose Ramirez hopes to crack the 30 home run club in 2018. (USA Today Sports Images)
Positional thoughts for the upcoming season, giving the lows and highs of players to watch heading into your fantasy baseball drafts.

Initial rankings are listed here for the second base. We've already discussed catchers and first basemen.

No surprise with Jose Altuve in the top spot. Some owners will take a shot on drafting Jose Altuve first overall, but I would still go with Mike Trout. Altuve is in the top spot by himself and it's not particularly close.

The Second Tier of players truly features a mix bag of offensive categories. From Jonathan Schoop's power numbers to DJ LeMahieu's on-base numbers. The Seattle Mariners have both Robinson Cano and Dee Gordon in this category, but with Gordon moving to CF in 2018..this could be his last year in the second base category.

Tier Three is truly a power category. Players like Ian Happ and Rougned Odor who will likely hit close to 30 home runs, but have league-to-below-league on-base percentage numbers.

With second base truly being a weak offensive position, the remaining players in Tier Four and Tier Five are simply plug and play pieces. Drafting these guys late or even off the free agency pile is your best bet.

Unless you're an owner that can draft Jose Altuve in the first three picks overall, it will likely benefit you to just wait until the middle rounds or later for your second baseman.
ReggieReggie is a writer and the co-founder of Baseball Press. He enjoys fantasy baseball and hates when players bunt in baseball.