The guys on this list are going after the 1st ten rounds in your 2009 fantasy drafts. But, for the LP, I would absolutely draft Utley, Phillips, etc. if they fell to me at the right spot. This is a supplement to the top 20 2nd basemen of 2009 fantasy baseball. These are 2nd basemen that I’ll be setting the ol’ crosshairs on at my 2009 fantasy drafts after the top options are gone. Click on the player’s name where applicable to read more and see their 2009 projections. Anyway, here’s some 2nd basemen to target for 2009 fantasy baseball:
PSYCHE! Before we get to the 2nd basemen to target, small site update. Frequent commenter and F.O.R., Figgy, made this fantasy baseball tiers thingamajack that I think some of you might be interested in. Thanks, Figgy! Make sure you scroll to the right on the fantasy baseball tiers thingamajack, it goes over. It can also be found in the sidebar on the left under ‘Fantasy Baseball Features’ and under the 2009 fantasy baseball rankings at the top. Okay, on to the 2nd basemen.
Jose Lopez – I really wanted to write a sleeper post about this doode. I did. I ended up not writing it because I just couldn’t find enough to get excited about. If that sounds like the exact opposite thing you want to hear when looking for guys to target, it kinda is. But these are 2nd basemen, so you’re not going to find an insanely valuable hidden gem like when Max, your Golden Retriever, pooped out your dead Nana’s broach.
Ian Stewart – Unfortunately, he’s not 2nd base eligible in a lot of leagues.
Mike Aviles – He’s a poor man’s Kelly Johnson. That’s really not a big compliment, but, late enough in a draft, Aviles is worth a flier.
Rickie Weeks – If he doesn’t come down with a case of a strained something-or-other, potentially Mike Cameron at 2nd base.
Asdrubal Cabrera – Think about the giggles you’ll get from your 12-year-old cousin if you have Asdrubal and Pujols on the same team.
Mark Teahen – He doesn’t have eligibility yet but the Royals are trying him out at 2nd. I wish they’d just go with Alberto Callaspo. If Teahen wins the job, and I’m skeptical, he could offer some value at 2nd. If Callaspo wins the job, I’m buying. He can hit (and run while intoxicated) and he has speed.
Emmanuel Burriss – SAGNOF if he wins the job.
Felipe Lopez – Here’s one last guy who I haven’t discussed much on this site, which is for shame because I really like him this year. The last time he played a full season in a hitter’s park he went 97/23/85/.291/15. Now he’s had a lot of crappy seasons since then but he’s only 28 and he’s back in a hitter’s park. If he goes 20/20 at 2nd base, you’ll be thanking me. You’re welcome.