Psst! This post is gonna list 2nd basemen that you should target in your 2019 fantasy baseball drafts. I’m whispering because you don’t want everyone to see this post. No, I can’t whisper louder, then it WOULDN’T BE WHISPERING! Okay, gig’s up (or maybe that’s jig’s up), the love I’m about to reiterately (Made Up Word of the Day!) confirm is on these guys I love later in drafts. I’m not going to mention Jonathan Villar other than this one mention of him where I say I’m not going to mention him. At least that’s my apophasis and I’m sticking to it! These are players that you’re looking at later and all of them have ADPs after 200 (unlike Villar; okay, two non-mentions). Some could be the 2nd baseman on your team, they are more than likely MIs. This is a (legal-in-all-countries-except-Croatia) supplement to the top 20 2nd basemen for 2019 fantasy baseball. Click on the player’s name where applicable to read more and see their 2019 projections. Anyway, here’s some 2nd basemen to target for 2019 fantasy baseball:
Joey Wendle (207 NFBC, Yahoo 294, ESPN 235) I’m seeing Wendle being pegged as the Rays’ three-hole hitter. If that’s true, he’s at least worth a top 150 pick. Runs and RBIs alone give him that value. I wonder if anyone’s ever hit third all year and not been worth a 150 overall pick. I’m gonna say no, but I’m also in no way fact-checking that, and wouldn’t know how.
Ketel Marte (222 NFBC, 253 Yahoo) I’m conflicted about mentioning Marte, because I do like him, but I think he has some serious concerns and I don’t think his ADP is that off. In fact (Grey’s got more!), he might be a little bit overdrafted going 222 overall, and definitely has been drafted way earlier than that and I don’t think that’s right. Wow, huge endorsement for Ketel! “I’m Grey Albright and I sorta, kinda, an eensy widdle bit approve this message.” Because this endorsement is already going better than any DNC endorsement of Bernie, let me go further down this rabbit hole and say he hit .224 vs. righties last year. Righties, ya know, the most popular hand pitchers use.
Willy Adames (226 NFBC, 243 Yahoo, ESPN 206) Already gave you my Willy Adames sleeper, and, apparently, it did not make much of an impression because everyone is still looking at him as an afterthought. I guess since Steamer projects him for a 13/10/.248 line, an afterthought is to be expected. “To be or not to be…expected,” a quote by the famous hedge artist, Grey Shakespeare.
Garrett Hampson (203 NFBC, Yahoo 259, ESPN unranked) As good as time as any to point out that I moved Hampson up in my rankings, as I said I would in my rankings when I originally dropped my rankings. *looks up* Damn, I expected balloons to drop for most times using the word ‘rankings’ in a sentence. *dials phone* “Hello, Guinness…Yeah, it’s Grey again. Hello? Hello?” Damn, they’re rude. As long as Hampson has playing time, I’m in there like testicles in Mr. Belvedere.
Jeff McNeil (369 NFBC, Yahoo unranked, ESPN unranked) The Mets are giving me the impression they want McNeil in the lineup, saying they’ll even start him in the outfield to get at-bats. I nearly wrote a sleeper post for him, when he wasn’t even guaranteed playing time, and now he could be one of the biggest surprises that is going undrafted in shallower leagues.
Luis Urias (437 NFBC, Yahoo unranked, ESPN unranked) Sometimes I like to say his name to the tune of Notorious. That is all. Okay, not all. Urias doesn’t have huge power or speed, so you’re kinda hoping he hits .285 or better and in the two hole. If he’s in the two hole, I guess we should call him Luis Uranus.
David Fletcher (604 NFBC, Yahoo unranked, ESPN unranked) When I see Fletcher’s name, I begin to raise my arms slowly, then I start chanting his name, then, because my arms are raised, I lower my chin to my mouse and draft Fletcher without the use of my hands. That’s how dedicated I am to owning him. I’ve already drafted him twice, and, by the end of draft season, I could own him on more teams. I find Fletcher so fetch. Here’s more about Fletcher: