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Hide your face, second base. I’m embarrassed for you. The dearth of bankable Fantasy options here is like something from a different time, back when draft strategy was largely based in position scarcity.
Early 2021 Rankings
The main issue is that so many of the high-ceiling options at the position (from Ketel Marte to Jose Altuve to Keston Hiura to Jeff McNeil) dramatically underachieved in 2020, and there weren’t enough risers to pick up the slack. So for the most part, that group ends up being ranked just as it was, even though the production doesn’t back it up.
But how much should two months of production count for anyway? It’s the question no one can answer heading into 2021, forcing us all to play hunches with our rankings.
And it just so happens that at this position, those hunches could be particularly costly.
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Note that these rankings are intended for 5×5 scoring (such as Rotisserie leagues), but I note distinctions for points leagues where applicable.
Top 20 second basemen for 2021