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Havok's 2010 Top 25 2nd Basemen Rankings

Postby Havok1517 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:30 pm

Top 25 2nd Base Rankings
1. C. Utley (Phi) – Clearly the head of the class
2. R. Cano (NYY) – A great 2009 should catapult him up in 2010
3. I. Kinsler (Tex) – Needs to keep his BA up to be complete
4. A. Hill (Tor) – Proved that when he plays he can be great
5. B. Phillips (Cin) – A possible move to SS would tax his body more
6. D. Pedroia (Bos) – Hitting amongst the top of Red Sox order again
7. B. Roberts (Bal) – Starting to slow down but adding power once more
8. D. Uggla (Fla) – If he gets dealt, this could be his last year as a 2B
9. G. Beckham (ChW) – Sophomore has been announced as the starting 2B
10. J. Lopez (Sea) – Productive for 2 years in a row, could get 100 RBIs
11. B. Zobrist (TB) – Where did that come from? Can he repeat? SS & OF eligible
12. R. Weeks (Mil) – Capable of so much but seems to fail every year
13. I. Stewart (Col) – Finally full-time 3B, continues to improve, needs better BA
14. M. Prado (Atl) – Took 2B job in ‘09, good power potential, 20+ HR sleeper
15. H. Kendrick (LAA) – Had a stellar 2nd half, could carry that through, potential
16. C. Barmes (Col) – A pleasant surprise in ’09, might regress some
17. A. Cabrera (Cle) – SS eligible, hasn’t quite hit his peak yet
18. C. McGehee (Mil) – Bat played, I question playing time & league adjustments
19. S. Rodriguez (TB) – Huge sleeper if he’s the starter, hit 30 MiLB HRs in ‘09
20. A. Callaspo (KC) – Should be good in all categories except SBs
21. P. Polanco (Phi) – He’ll be much better in reality, likely bats near bottom
22. M. Ellis (Oak) – Just can’t stay healthy enough to be counted on
23. O. Hudson (Min) – Much better in reality than fantasy but should be just OK
24. S. Sizemore (Det) – Rookie should produce, I could see him batting up lineup
25. L. Castillo (NYM) - Dropped in order but AVG and Steals should be decent

- 5 Games Started, 10 Games Played criteria

Prospects
1. B. Lawrie (Mil) – A slower yet more powerful Biggio? Maybe
2. J. Weeks (Oak) – Rickie’s little brother with lower ceiling but higher floor
3. R. Havens (NYM) – The Mets would like nothing more than to move Castillo
4. M. Antonelli (SD) – Padres still waiting on this guy to replace Eckstein
5. A. Cardenas (Oak) – Another A’s 2B prospect needing a place to play
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Re: Havok's 2010 Top 25 2nd Basemen Rankings

Postby Grounded Polo » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:34 pm

Cano could use some reasoning at #2. He didn't improve his plate discipline much from what I saw, he's still far too timid at the plate. He can do alot better than 30 walks, the strike zone is such a mystery for him that I'm weary of drafting him early.
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Re: Havok's 2010 Top 25 2nd Basemen Rankings

Postby rookies and cream » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:35 pm

Great list, though I'd move Cano down 2-5 spots.
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Re: Havok's 2010 Top 25 2nd Basemen Rankings

Postby MasterX1918 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:25 pm

I'm not sure if Sean Rodriguez should be on the list ahead of Callaspo, Casilla, Sizemore etc...probably should round out the list
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Re: Havok's 2010 Top 25 2nd Basemen Rankings

Postby kab21 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:34 pm

Zobrist needs to go higher

And Casilla shouldn't be in a top 40 2B. He's not the starter and he's very unlikely to even stay on the Twins 25 man roster. he's just not very good.

Kelly Johnson is a big rebound candidate playing in a friendly home park. And I can't find Felipe Lopez.
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Re: Havok's 2010 Top 25 2nd Basemen Rankings

Postby AquaMan2342 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:45 pm

Finally somebody who agrees with me on Cano. Although I'd even have him behind Kinsler.
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Re: Havok's 2010 Top 25 2nd Basemen Rankings

Postby MasterX1918 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:55 pm

kab21 wrote:Zobrist needs to go higher

And Casilla shouldn't be in a top 40 2B. He's not the starter and he's very unlikely to even stay on the Twins 25 man roster. he's just not very good.

Kelly Johnson is a big rebound candidate playing in a friendly home park. And I can't find Felipe Lopez.

I think this is a bit crass. Casilla still has ability and it's not like he's the backup to Chase Utley, he's playing behind Nick Punto.
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Re: Havok's 2010 Top 25 2nd Basemen Rankings

Postby kab21 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:58 pm

MasterX1918 wrote:
kab21 wrote:Zobrist needs to go higher

And Casilla shouldn't be in a top 40 2B. He's not the starter and he's very unlikely to even stay on the Twins 25 man roster. he's just not very good.

Kelly Johnson is a big rebound candidate playing in a friendly home park. And I can't find Felipe Lopez.

I think this is a bit crass. Casilla still has ability and it's not like he's the backup to Chase Utley, he's playing behind Nick Punto.


You can make him a deep sleeper but he's not a very good player and I think it's pretty unlikely that he even makes the team.
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Re: Havok's 2010 Top 25 2nd Basemen Rankings

Postby KCollins1304 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:12 pm

AquaMan2342 wrote:Finally somebody who agrees with me on Cano. Although I'd even have him behind Kinsler.


You must not be talking to the looney Yankee fans then. :-B
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Re: Havok's 2010 Top 25 2nd Basemen Rankings

Postby einstein2u » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:23 pm

cano too high. good list though.
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