Fighting Chance Consensus Rankings - Second Base

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Anyways, here are the Fighting Chance Fantasy Consensus Rankings for the Second Base position. Here's who contributed to the rankings and where you can find them on Twitter. There are some notes on the position after the consensus rankings and each participants rankings are listed at the bottom for reference.

Ryan Hallam - @fightingchance
Steve Rapin - @fantasygeek37
Patrick Wisnewski - @polkapat
Kevin Tomkins - @ktompkinsii
Kari Thomas - @12ozCurlSports

Consensus Average
1 Jose Ramirez, CLE 1
2 Jose Altuve, HOU 2.2
3 Javier Baez, CHC 3.4
4 Whit Merrifield, KC 3.6
5 Ozzie Albies, ATL 5
6 Gleyber Torres, NYY 6.4
7 Travis Shaw, MIL 8.6
8 Scooter Gennett, CIN 8.8
9 Daniel Murphy, COL 9.8
10 Rougned Odor, TEX 12.4
11 Brian Dozier, WAS 13
12 Dee Gordon, SEA 13.4
T-13 Jonathan Villar, BAL 13.8
T-13 Robinson Cano, NYM 13.8
15 Cesar Hernandez, PHI 16.6
16 Jonathan Schoop , MIN 17.8
17 Chris Taylor, LAD 19.3
18 Yoan Moncada, CWS 19.8
19 Ketel Marte, ARI 20.2
20 DJ LeMahieu, NYY 22
T-21 Garrett Hampson, COL 23.2
T-21 Nick Senzel, CIN 23.2
23 Asdrubal Cabrera, TEX 25.8
24 Joey Wendle, TB 26
T-25 Marwin Gonzalez, MIN 26.4
T-25 Jed Lowrie, NYM 26.4
27 Lourdes Gurriel Jr, TOR 27.4
28 Luis Urias, SD 27.8
29 Ian Kinsler, SD 28.6
30 Josh Harrison, DET



  • Jose Ramirez is the first player in our released consensus rankings (Catcher and First Base as well), that was a unanimous top choice for his respective position.
  • Six players were consensus top ten choices among all five experts. Those players were Ramirez, Jose Altuve, Javier Baez, Whit Merrifield, Ozzie Albies, and Gleyber Torres.
  • There was more variance at Second Base than there were at the other two positions that we have released so far. For example, Daniel Murphy was number seven in the rankings for Kari and Kevin, yet number 19 for Polka.
  • Dee Gordon was as high as number nine in Polka's rankings and dropped to number 17 on Steve's.
  • Ryan had Jonathan Schoop at 13 while Kevin had him all the way down at 24.
  • Finally, Steve had Jonathan Villar up at number eight, yet Kevin had him down at 21.

Hallam Rapin Thomas Polka Tompkins
1 Jose Ramirez, CLE 1 Jose Ramirez, CLE 1 Jose Ramirez, CLE 1 Jose Ramirez , CLE 1 Jose Ramirez, CLE
2 Jose Altuve, HOU 2 Jose Altuve, HOU 2 Jose Altuve, HOU 2 Jose Altuve, HOU 2 Javier Baez, CHC
3 Whit Merrifield, KC 3 Javier Baez, CHC 3 Whit Merrifield, KC 3 Javier Baez, CHC 3 Jose Altuve, HOU
4 Javier Baez, CHC 4 Whit Merrifield, KC 4 Ozzie Albies, ATL 4 Whit Merrifield, KC 4 Whit Merrifield, KC
5 Ozzie Albies, ATL 5 Ozzie Albies, ATL 5 Javier Baez, CHC 5 Ozzie Albies, ATK 5 Scooter Gennett, CIN
6 Gleyber Torres, NYY 6 Gleyber Torres, NYY 6 Gleyber Torres, NYY 6 Gleyber Torres, NYY 6 Ozzie Albies, ATL
7 Travis Shaw, MIL 7 Travis Shaw, MIL 7 Daniel Murphy, COL 7 Adalberto Mondesi, KC 7 Daniel Murphy, COL
8 Daniel Murphy, COL 8 Jonathan Villar, BAL 8 Travis Shaw, MIL 8 Scooter Gennett, CIN 8 Gleybar Torres, NYY
9 Brian Dozier, WAS 9 Daniel Murphy, COL 9 Scooter Gennett, CIN 9 Dee Gordon, SEA 9 Matt Carpenter, STL
10 Rougned Odor, TEX 10 Scooter Gennett, CIN 10 Robinson Cano, NYM 10 Travis Shaw, MIL 10 Raul Mondesi, KC
11 Dee Gordon, SEA 11 Rougned Odor, TEX 11 Rougned Odor, TEX 11 Cesar Hernandez, PHI 11 Travis Shaw, MIL
12 Scooter Gennett, CIN 12 Brian Dozier, WAS 12 Jonathan Villar, BAL 12 Yoan Moncada, CWS 12 Robinson Cano, NYM
13 Jonathan Schoop, MIN 13 Robinson Cano, NYM 13 Brian Dozier, WAS 13 Rougned Odor, TEX 13 Jurickson Profar, OAK
14 Jonathan Villar, BAL 14 Yoan Moncada, CWS 14 Cesar Hernandez, PHI 14 Jonathan Villar, BAL 14 Dee Gordon, SEA
15 Robinson Cano, NYM 15 Garrett Hampson, COL 15 Ketel Marte, ARI 15 D.J. LeMahieu, NYY 15 Brian Dozier, WAS
16 Chris Taylor, LAD 16 Ketel Marte, ARI 16 Dee Gordon, SEA 16 Brian Dozier, WAS 16 Max Muncy, LAD
17 Yoan Moncada, CWS 17 Dee Gordon, SEA 17 Jonathan Schoop, MIN 17 Jonathan Schoop , MIN 17 Rougned Odor, TEX
18 Marwin Gonzalez, MIN 18 Jonathan Schoop, MIN 18 Garrett Hampson, COL 18 Daniel Murphy, COL 18 Nick Senzel, CIN
19 Cesar Hernandez, PHI 19 Cesar Hernandez, PHI 19 D.J. LeMahieu, NYY 19 Robinson Cano, NYM 19 D.J. LeMathieu, NYY
20 Asdrubal Cabrera, TEX 20 Nick Senzel, CIN 20 Chris Taylor, LAD 20 Yuli Gurriel, HOU 20 Cesar Hernandez, PHI
21 Garrett Hampson, COL 21 Marwin Gonzalez, MIN 21 Ian Kinsler, SD 21 Yairo Munoz, STL 21 Jonathan Villar, BAL
22 Ketel Marte, ARI 22 Asdrubal Cabrera, TEX 22 Joey Wendle, TB 22 Joey Wendle, TB 22 Ketel Marte, ARI
23 Jed Lowrie, NYM 23 Chris Taylor, LAD 23 Starlin Castro, MIA 23 Nick Senzel, CIN 23 Jed Lowrie, NYM
24 Nick Senzel, CIN 24 Luis Urias, SD 24 Josh Harrison, DET 24 Niko Goodrum, DET 24 Jonathan Schoop, MIN
25 Jason Kipnis, CLE 25 Jeff McNeil, NYM 25 Adam Frazier, PIT 25 Eduardo Nunez, BOS 25 Yoan Moncada, CWS
26 Luis Urias, SD 26 Jed Lowrie, NYM 26 Lourdes Gurriel Jr, TOR 26 Ketel Marte, ARI 26 Lourdes Gurriel, TOR
27 Lourdes Gurriel Jr, TOR 27 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR 27 Luis Urias, SD 27 Jason Kipnis, CLE 27 Joey Wendle, TB
28 DJ LeMahieu, NYY 28 Joey Wendle TB 28 Jason Kipnis, CLE 28 Asdrubel Cabrera, TEX 28 Josh Harrison, DET
29 Josh Harrison, DET 29 DJ LeMahieu, NYY 29 Asdrubal Cabrera, TEX 29 Jed Lowrie, NYM 29 Zack Cozart, LAA
30 Ian Kinsler, SD 30 Ian Kinsler, SD 30 Kolten Wong, STL 30 Josh Harrison, DET 30 Asdrubal Cabrera, TEX

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