The second base position when it comes to fantasy baseball has some very interesting options and seems to be getting a bit deeper. A healthy Altuve moves up the list while the Top 10 gets much stronger for me. Let see where they all stand in the UPDATED 2019 Fantasy Baseball Second Base Rankings.

1 – Jose Altuve2 – Whit Merrifield
3 – Javy Baez4 – Scooter Gennett
5 – Daniel Murphy6 – Travis Shaw
7 – Rougned Odor8 – Robinson Cano
9 – Jonathan Villar10 – Brian Dozier
11 – Ozzie Albies12 – Gleyber Torres
13 – Dee Gordon14 – Yoan Moncada
15 – Cesar Hernandez16 – Asdrubal Cabrera
17 – Nick Senzel18 – Jonathan Schoop
19 – Marwin Gonzalez20 – Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Jose Altuve is apparently healthy, he’s looking healthy in Spring Training and is currently an insane value in your fantasy drafts, so enjoy that. Merrifield drops down a spot and that hurts. I am still super high on Merrifield, but the injury to Salvador Perez really hurts in my opinion. The average will still be good, the steals could still be there. But the overall production will be down with the top player in an already bad lineup is now out for the year.

Javy Baez still sits at 3 and nothing has changed for me there, I won’t own Baez this season.

Scooter Gennett at 4 is really really nice. The power continues to develop and is in an even better lineup this season. Scooter is going to late in drafts for the upside he brings to your fantasy teams.

Daniel Murphy is just slightly behind Gennett for me. Murphy should have a better average and will produce well in HR/RBI/R, but Scooter should be slightly better in those 3 categories and that leaves the slight bump.

Travis Shaw joins the list (be ready for Moustakas to gain 2B eligibility this season too) and he could be a huge power source at a position where power disappears quickly. Shaw won’t kill your average but his 30+ homer upside and other counting stats will help carry your team.

At 7 is Rougned Odor and he’s basically a mini Travis Shaw. He’s getting better and better. If the improvements in plate discipline we saw in 2018 continues then Odor may move into that Gennett conversation by season’s end.

Robinson Cano is that aging veteran that continues to be forgotten. All Cano does is continually hit for a solid average, gives you 20+ homers and gives 80+ RBIs and runs. He’s a really nice, safe play for your 2B position.

Jonathan Villar moves up to number 9 as we see the steals will be a plenty in 2019. Early looks out of spring appear he’ll be running wild and unlike other rabbits he’ll add some power along with his other ROTO category contributions.

Round out the Top 10 is Brian Dozier. The new Nat will look to bounce back after a round 2018. A 2018 where he battled injuries and then playing time with the Dodgers. Dozier is just recently removed from 30+ home run seasons with a respectable average and sneaky good stolen base potential.

After the top 10 you have some youth gambles with Ozzie Albies, Yoan Moncada and Gleyber Torres. All have some major upside and all have some growing pains we saw last year and we aren’t sure who has worked through those yet.

Nick Senzel is now in the top 20 as it appears he has a fighter’s chance of making the opening day squad. If he does make the team I likely move him up even more. At worse he comes up some time in April and has a fantasy impact for the rest of the season.

The 2B position has a lot to like but isn’t nearly as deep as SS when it comes to MI. I would try to get one of the top 10 or wait and punt. If you have any more questions feel free to contact me on Twitter @bdentrek, look at the early 2B rankings, listen to Benched with Bubba EP 139 with Donkey Teeth and read the late round 2B targets.