The second base position is deep this fantasy baseball season but there are question marks further down the rankings.
The second base position doesn’t feature a lot of top talent like the other positions do. That doesn’t mean you won’t find a productive option for your fantasy baseball team. You may just have to wait a little longer to draft your starter for this position.
This has been the norm for second base, and even shortstop, for a few years. What the elite players at other positions provide cannot be replicated later in the draft. What the top second baseman can do is better than the No. 10 option but it’s not by much.
You can stack up on top corner infielders, build a nice one-two punch for your rotation and even land a top closer before even looking at a second baseman. It all depends on your league’s settings and how the draft goes. One weird pick and everyone’s strategy gets thrown out the window.
Unlike my rankings in year’s past, this list is going to include players that qualify at second base, based on ESPN’s fantasy baseball requirements. That means each player has to have played at least 20 games at the position in the prior season. This will be the same for every other position going forward.
I have ranked 30 second basemen and broke them into five tiers. There wasn’t enough to differentiate some players to make a sixth tier as I did with first base. Most fantasy owners will two second baseman, a starter and a backup. Going past 30 wouldn’t make much sense.
So, with that out of the way, let’s get this slide show started. Here are my 2020 fantasy baseball tiered rankings for second base.