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2012 Fantasy Baseball: Second Base Rankings

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Opening Day is just a few weeks away and Athlon Sports has all the fantasy baseball rankings you need to get ready for the upcoming season.

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Athlon Sports has combined nine fantasy baseball big boards from around the web to compile an updated consensus Top 200 as well as positional breakdowns.

The top four at second base stay the same as Robinson Cano leads the way followed by Dustin Pedroia, Ian Kinsler and Ben Zobrist.

Brandon Phillips and Michael Young have swapped places at fifth and seventh, respectively, with Dan Uggla falling in between them. Phillips slight move up the Top 200 could be attributed to Reds manager Dusty Baker's assertion that Phillips will star the season as his leadoff hitter. Phillips was moved to the leadoff spot last August and thrived there, hitting .350 with seven home runs, seven stole bases and a .417 on-base percentage.

Chase Utley dropped just a few spots in the Top 200, but that's subject to change as the Phillies' second basemen is dealing with issues with both knees. He left the Phillies' camp earlier this week to see a knee specialist and the team has already said his availability to be ready by Opening Day is in doubt.

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Rank Position ranking
OVR
Overall ranking on The Big Board
LR — Last Ranked, where player was ranked on The Big Board that was published on Feb. 20, 2012
NR — Not Ranked, means player did not appear on The Big Board that was published on Feb. 20, 2012

Recommended Articles

AS – Athlon Sports (updated 3/19/12)
CBS – CBSSportsline.com (as of 3/16/12)
ESPN – (updated 3/13/12)
FOX – FOXSports.com (updated 3/7/12)
MLB – MLB.com (as of 3/15/12)
RC – RotoChamp.com (updated 3/18/12)
RS – RotoSummit.com (updated 2/27/12)
USA — USAToday.com (updated 2/13/12)
Y! – Yahoo! Sports (updated 2/24/12)*

*Yahoo! ranked only 120 players on their list, while Athlon's Big Board contains 200. The aggregated scores of the other eight big boards were used to extrapolate Yahoo!’s rankings to 200 players.

Athlon Sports Fantasy Rankings**: Big Board | C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF | SP | RP

**Positional rankings will be updated throughout the week

Rank

OVR

LR

Player:

Team

Pos

AS

CBS

ESPN

FOX

MLB

RC

RS

USA

Y!

1

7

8

Robinson Cano

NYY

2B

3

16

7

10

10

13

7

8

8

2

15

15

Dustin Pedroia

BOS

2B

13

14

15

11

21

16

14

19

17

3

22

22

Ian Kinsler

TEX

2B

28

30

19

26

14

35

20

15

20

4

50

52

Ben Zobrist

TB

2B/OF

93

72

51

41

45

64

43

51

52

5

53

59

Brandon Phillips

CIN

2B

39

101

54

49

49

71

52

47

55

6

55

57

Dan Uggla

ATL

2B

100

103

42

52

64

50

45

55

48

7

59

53

Michael Young

TEX

1B/2B/3B

74

56

95

43

101

26

57

75

61

8

75

64

Rickie Weeks

MIL

2B

95

95

83

45

55

96

67

54

84

9

89

83

Chase Utley

PHI

2B

68

100

76

71

98

-

74

67

71

10

90

90

Howard Kendrick

LAA

1B/2B/OF

85

119

118

79

84

88

91

101

72

11

112

120

Michael Cuddyer

COL

1B/2B/OF

96

152

92

123

156

139

98

121

70

12

123

129

Dustin Ackley

SEA

2B

112

144

171

93

135

152

132

103

117

13

146

148

Neil Walker

PIT

2B

141

157

167

104

-

117

154

144

147

14

152

146

Jason Kipnis

CLE

2B

139

-

174

148

167

135

134

141

156

15

159

164

Ryan Roberts

ARI

2B/3B

162

123

165

112

192

162

189

180

155

16

162

168

Danny Espinosa

WAS

2B

182

185

189

113

166

140

165

155

160

17

167

186

Jemile Weeks

OAK

2B

165

131

-

180

-

156

145

147

177

18

178

193

Kelly Johnson

TOR

2B

-

161

175

164

141

199

157

-

188

19

229

NR

Aaron Hill

ARI

2B

-

198

-

168

-

-

-

-

-

20

256

NR

Mike Aviles

BOS

2B/SS/3B

-

-

-

-

191

-

-

-

-

21

259

NR

Darwin Barney

CHC

2B

-

-

-

194

-

-

-

-

-

Other names to consider (in alphabetical order): Jose Altuve (HOU, 2B), Gordon Beckham (CHW, 2B), Jamey Carroll (MIN, 2B/SS), Allen Craig (STL, 2B/OF), Mark Ellis (LAD, 2B), Orlando Hudson (SD, 2B), Macier Izturis (LAA, 2B/SS/3B), Daniel Murphy (NYM, 1B/2B/3B), Ryan Raburn (DET, 2B/OF), Brian Roberts (BAL, 2B), Sean Rodriguez (TB, 2B/SS/3B), Scott Sizemore (OAK, 2B/3B), Ruben Tejada (NYM, 2B/SS)

— By Mark Ross, updated on March 23, 2012

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