2011 Fantasy Baseball Second Base Rankings Outlook: Second base is historically the one of the thinnest positions in fantasy baseball. This year however, there is no reason to completely reach simply to fill the position. Cano is our clear-cut number one option but after him there is a ton of risk reward second baseman.

Utley, Pedroia, Kinsler all battled injuries a season ago but are on good offenses and if they stay healthy can be key pieces on your fantasy team. Uggla, Weeks, and Kelly Johnson had a breakout seasons. Uggla has always had the power numbers but the .287 batting average was a nice surprise while Weeks had career highs in homeruns and RBIs.

Still in our top ten is Phillips and Roberts who we believe have some left in the tank. In the later rounds you could take a flier on a few youngsters we really like, Beckham, Walker, Rodriguez all have the ability to have great seasons.

Draft-Day Advice: It’s all about risk reward at this position, choose wisely since having a top second basemen will give your team a nice edge.

The following are our 2011 Fantasy Baseball Rankings, which are based on standard 5×5 scoring and take into account projected stats as well as upside and risk. Offensive categories include BA, HRs, Runs, RBIs, and SBs. Pitching categories are Wins, ERA, WHIP, Ks, and Saves. Although several players are eligible at multiple positions, they are listed at the position that they will most likely play the most in 2011. All leagues have different position eligibility requirements so be sure to check your settings before draft day.

2011 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | SP | RP | PDFicon Draft Day Cheatsheet

TierRankPlayerTmABHAVGHRRRBISB
11Robinson CanoNYY6262000.319291031093
12Chase UtleyPHI4251170.27516756513
13Dustin PedroiaBOS302870.2881253419
14Ian KinslerTEX3911120.2869734515
15Dan UgglaATL5891690.287331001054
26Brandon PhillipsCIN6261720.275181005916
27Brian RobertsBAL230640.2784281512
28Kelly JohnsonARZ5851660.28426937113
29Rickie WeeksMLW6511750.269291128311
210Howie KendrickANA6161720.27910677514
311Chone FigginsSEA6021560.2591623542
312Gordon BeckhamCWS4441120.252958494
313Aaron HillTOR5281080.2052670682
314Neil WalkerPIT4261260.2961257662
315Sean RodriguezTB343860.2519534013
416Tsuyoshi NishiokaMIN0000000
417Eric Young Jr.COL172420.244026817
418Mike AvilesKC4241290.3048633214
419Ryan TheriotSTL5861580.272722920
420Danny EspinosaWAS103220.214616150
421Omar InfanteFLA4711510.321865477

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