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SCFE’s 2017 Fantasy Second Base Rankings has more power hitting middle infielders than we’ve really gotten used to in the past decade.

If we look back at FanGraphs’ 2016 End-of-Season Second Base Rankings last fall, we find just one $30-plus player (Jose Altuve) and five others worth $20 or more. But from a power perspective alone, we had over a dozen second basemen hit 20 or more home runs last year! Compare that to 2013, when there were just THREE second basemen to hit over 20 home runs, and you get an idea of just how impressive this feat was.

Even if we look back 15 years ago, to the 2002 season, when steroids and other performance enhancing drugs were being handed out like Tic-Tacs, there were just four second basemen with over 20 home runs!

So we have to adjust the way we thing about second basemen going forward, right?

Well, let’s not get too ahead of ourselves. In a recent experts draft I’m taking part in over at Fantasy411.MLB.com, Altuve is the only second basemen to get drafted in the first 35 picks!

But after that, Robinson Cano, Roughned Odor, Brian Dozier and Daniel Murphy went in the next 12 picks. After that, figure one or two second basemen will go in each round until about 100 players are off the board.

2017 Fantasy Second Base Rankings

With catchers, first basemen and now the 2017 Fantasy Second Base Rankings done already, we’re not even halfway done with our draft prep rankings, so check back throughout the next week.

2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit
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David Gonos

David Gonos has been writing about Fantasy Sports online since 2000 – and playing Fantasy Sports since 1989. He has drafted both Curt Warner and Kurt Warner, along with Big Unit and Big Papi. A veteran of hundreds of drafts in the past 15 years alone, Gonos is closely acquainted with sleepers, breakouts and busts – as he has drafted many of all three. He was a Senior Fantasy Writer for CBSSports.com for five years, and he has been columnist on SI.com and FanDuel.com, while also getting published on MLB.com, NFL.com, FoxSports.com and USAToday.com.
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