For baseball fans, players, and enthusiasts, the baseball season will soon be on its way. Here is the Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide 2009’s Top 10 Positions Battle for 2nd baseman. This is based off estimates of players’ performance and also several other factors, which will be discussed within the guide.
#1 Position Battles 2nd basemen – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox
Dustin Pedroia. 2nd baseman for the Boston Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia has a batting average of .326, 17 home runs, and 83 runs batted in. He should reduce fielding errors.
#2 Position Battles 2nd basemen – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies
Chase Utley. Playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chase Utley has a batting average of .292, with 33 home runs, and 104 runs batted in. Although his fielding percentage at 1st baseman includes 4 different seasons with 1.000, he should break .984 as 2nd baseman this season or the next.
#3 Position Battles 2nd basemen – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Ian Kinsler, Texas Rangers
Ian Kinsler. He is 2nd baseman for the Texas Rangers. Ian Kinsler has a batting average of .319, 18 home runs, and 71 runs batted in. His fielding percentage could be improved with fewer errors. He may start just as many games or continue to start a greater amount of games for 2009.
#4 Position Battles 2nd basemen – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Brian Roberts, Baltimore Orioles
Brian Roberts. He is 2nd baseman for the Baltimore Orioles. Brian Roberts has a batting average of .296, with 9 home runs and 57 runs batted in. His batting average may improve in 2009, with more home runs. Starting the most games in his career for the last two seasons, he may remain steady in the top ten 2nd basemen.
#5 Position Battles 2nd basemen – Fantasy Baseball 2009: B.J. Upton, Tampa Bay Rays
B.J. Upton. Playing for the Tampa Bay Rays, B.J. Upton has a batting average of .273, 9 home runs, and 67 runs batted in. His one season as 2nd baseman in 2007 saw him with his highest number of assists. He is currently listed as a center fielder but he may return as 2nd baseman with a few more starts.
#6 Position Battles 2nd basemen – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Mark DeRosa, Cleveland Indians
Mark DeRosa. Playing for the Cleveland Indians, Mark DeRosa has a batting average of .285. He also has 21 home runs and 87 runs batted in for 2008. His 2nd baseman ability is almost as high as his 1st baseman and right field ability. With a career 2nd baseman field percentage of .982. He will reduce errors this season, most likely.
#7 Position Battles 2nd basemen – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Jose Lopez, Seattle Mariners
Jose Lopez. Playing for the Seattle Mariners, Jose Lopez has a batting average of .297, 17 home runs, 89 runs batted in, and has over 476 starts as 2nd baseman during his career. He should reduce the number of his errors.
#8 Position Battles 2nd basemen– Fantasy Baseball 2009: Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds
Brandon Phillips. He plays for the Cincinnati Reds. Brandon Phillips has a batting average of .261, 21 home runs, and 78 runs batted in. He may have a higher batting average for 2009. With his last two seasons with the Cincinnati Reds with a .990 fielding percentage, he will obtain another .990 or above fielding percentage, sometime in 2009 or afterwards.
#9 Position Battles 2nd basemen – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Dan Uggla, Florida Marlins
Dan Uggla. He plays for the Florida Marlins. Dan Uggla has a batting average of .260, 32 home runs, and 92 runs batted in. He will most likely work to improve the number of doubles and triples he hits at bat. He will also reduce errors to increase his fielding percentage for 2009.
#10 Position Battles 2nd basemen– Fantasy Baseball 2009: Alexei Ramirez, Chicago White Sox
Alexei Ramirez. Playing primarily as 2nd baseman for the Chicago White Sox, Alexei Ramirez has a batting average of .290, 21 home runs, and 77 runs batted in. Hopefully, he will start more games and reduce the number of errors in his game play.