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Saturday, January 28, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL DRAFT STRATEGY: SECOND BASEMAN

The second baseman are up now as we continue on with our ongoing position fantasy baseball draft strategies.  Now as far as second base is concerned, we continue to suggest going first baseman-five tool player the first two rounds of your draft and at this position, Jose Altuve and Trea Turner make the grade with the latter.  Altuve and his fantasy baseball MVP numbers the last two seasons is well worth a top five pick in any format but things get tricky if he is out of reach.  Turner is becoming vastly overpriced given the fact he has only played half a season in the majors and his power output in 2016 was in outlier territory given his minor league rates.  Tremendous talent no doubt but Turner going as a late first round pick seems a bit too rich in my opinion.  In getting back to the overall position, we suggest looking for your second baseman in the mid-tier range which contains some very effective but somewhat affordable options you can get in Rounds 4-6 like Matt Carpenter, Dee Gordon, D.J. LeMahieu, Jean Segura, Jason Kipnis, and Ian Kinsler.  Any of these guys would make a terrific starter for your team and you don't need a pick in the first three rounds to get them.  Sop stick with your five-tool player, first baseman, and either third baseman/outfielder (depending on who the five-tool player you took earlier) when you compile your selection early on in the draft and select your second baseman soon after.


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