3/16/12

Top 25 Second Basemen

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1. Robinson Cano, NYY – No surprise here. All Cano has done is post 3 straight seasons of .300+ BA, 25+ HR, 85+ RBI (2 seasons of 100+), and 100+ R. Cano rarely strikes out, hits line drives in his sleep, and plays in the most left-handed hitter friendly park in all of baseball. Oh yeah, and he’s on the Yankees. If you have the chance to get your hands on Robinson Cano, do it at all costs. This is a no brainer. 2012 Projection: .305 BA 27 HR 102 RBI 95 R 4 SB 


 2. Dustin Pedroia, BOS – Coming off an injury plagued 2010, the Muddy Chicken posted career highs in homers (21), RBI (91) and SB (26). All of that earned him 9th place in MVP voting, and this is a guy who WON the MVP in 2008! Pedroia is annually posts one of the best contact %’s in the league (career 91%) and, over his career, has struck out at less than half the rate of the rest of the league (8.4% to 17.7%). Pedroia has outpaced the league in HR/FB% for two straight seasons, meaning another 20-homer season isn’t out of the question. Discounting his injury-ridden 2010 (.288), Pedroia’s lowest BA for a season was in 2009 when he hit .296. He has also stolen 20+ bases and scored 100+ R in each of the last 3 FULL seasons he has played in. For those of you who are good at math and paying attention, we’re talking about a guy who, if healthy, has consistently posted .300 BA, 20 SB and 100 R with potential 20 HR power. When you’re this good, the only reason you aren’t the best fantasy player at your position is…well…Robinson Cano. 2012 Projection: .300 BA 18 HR 85 RBI 105 R 21 SB 


 3. Ian Kinsler, TEX – 


 4. Dan Uggla, ATL – 


 5. Brandon Phillips


 18. Daniel Murphy, NYM


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