Continuing our 2014 fantasy baseball preview, we turn to our third positional preview focusing on the Second Basemen in the Major Leagues. Second base can be a tricky position since there are some elite options and then a big drop off to the rest of the regular starters at the position.
If you don’t use an early-round pick on an elite option, there is value to be had late in drafts with some players that have potential to help your team. It’s important that you understand your league’s scoring system and know your team needs if you decide to go for a value pick since there are many options that are “specialists” that can help you with one category or another but may not contribute across the board.
Different teams take difference approaches with their 2B, so make sure you understand what you’re getting and get what you need if you miss the elites at this position which is usually considered among the shallower when it comes to offensive production. In daily leagues, you can either spend big like the Mariners or find a value option who produces points at a reduced rate.
Today, we’ll focus on the American League players at the position as we go team by team looking at who played the position for each time last season, who is projected to play the position this season, and what fantasy value each team’s option presents.