2020 Fantasy Baseball: Top 10 H2H second basemen, ranked

SARASOTA, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 20: Ozzie Albies #1 of the Atlanta Braves looks on during a team workout at CoolToday Park on February 20, 2020 in Sarasota, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
SARASOTA, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 20: Ozzie Albies #1 of the Atlanta Braves looks on during a team workout at CoolToday Park on February 20, 2020 in Sarasota, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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2020 Fantasy Baseball: Top 10 Second basemen

Mike Moustakas, Cincinnati Reds

2019 MLB Season: .254 AVG / .845 OPS / 30 2B / 1 3B / 35 HR / 87 RBI

2020 STEAMER: .257 AVG / .827 OPS / 27 2B / 1 3B / 36 HR / 97 RBI

I’m not going to lie, I’m not really sure what position Mike Moustakas will play this coming season. Last season, he spent some time at second base, however, so he should qualify for the position in your H2H league.

Power has never been a problem for “Moose,” which makes him an attractive option at second in fantasy baseball leagues. Patience, however, has never been Moustakas’ forté. Though I will admit that in the last few seasons, he has increased his OBP a touch.

The Steamer system projects Moustakas to have a similar season, with a slight uptick in RBIs. This should result in more fantasy points and could make him an attractive option. Especially when you consider his versatility in being able to play 2B and 3B.

Max Muncy, Los Angeles Dodgers

2019 MLB Season: .251 AVG / .889 OPS / 22 2B / 1 3B / 35 HR / 98 RBI

2020 STEAMER: .241 AVG / .823 OPS / 22 2B / 1 3B / 29 HR / 80 RBI

Max Muncy is another one of those versatile players that will qualify to play multiple positions in H2H leagues. I had him on my team last season and I couldn’t be happier with the level of production he provided my team.

Now, the Steamer system is predicting a drop-off in production for Muncy next season. I happen to disagree, however. The Dodgers lineup is deeper this season and Muncy will benefit from the level of protection he will receive as a result of this.

He may not slug .900 or hit 40+ HR, but he will be a valuable commodity on many fantasy teams. Don’t be shy about drafting Muncy higher; you may not regret it.

DJ LeMahieu, New York Yankees

2019 MLB Season: .327 AVG / .893 OPS / 33 2B / 2 3B / 26 HR / 102 RBI

2020 STEAMER: .285 AVG / .780 OPS / 30 2B / 2 3B / 19 HR / 74 RBI

If we were to translate the term literally, DJ LeMahieu was arguably the “most valuable player” in baseball last season. He stepped in to play different positions when necessary, all the while maintaining his status as the anchor of an injury-filled New York Yankees team that went on to win 103 games last season.

However, though the Steamer system projects a steep drop-off in production for LeMahieu next season, consider that he will (fingers crossed) be the everyday second baseman for the Yanks. This means he can truly focus on maintaining his level of offensive production.

Don’t expect another magical season from DJ; at the same time, don’t be surprised if he is one of the best second basemen in baseball either.