Fighting Chance Consensus Rankings - Second Base
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Today, I woke up and took a nice long walk along the river behind my house. I came upon a newly "dropped" baby deer. I walked him over, gently picked him up and carefully carried him over to the water's edge. Then I carefully placed his head under the surface of the water and drowned him in the river. I came back home and after a nice hearty breakfast of Pop Tarts and Jack Daniels and I went and smuggled 38 Ethiopian kids into the country. Sold them to buy more Jack. Now I'm sitting here behind my computer this evening with a wicked case of diahrrea. All in all...today was a good day. Now let's see who reads that.
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.
|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.
|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|