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

Ketel Marte, Arizona Diamondbacks

2019 MLB Season: .329 AVG / .981 OPS / 36 2B / 9 3B / 32 HR / 92 RBI

2020 STEAMER: .296 AVG / .862 OPS / 34 2B / 8 3B / 23 HR / 83 RBI

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Ketel Marte emerged as a force during the 2019 MLB season. Now, he’s one of the most highly touted second basemen in the game. So much so that all of the major fantasy baseball sites have him in the top 5.

The Steamer system projects a dropoff for Marte in 2020, but not so much that it would impact his standing as a top tier second baseman. What’s more, he offers some flexibility in that he will most likely qualify as an outfielder in some H2H leagues. Draft him with confidence; he’ll have another solid season.

Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves

2019 MLB Season: .295 AVG / .852 OPS / 43 2B / 8 3B / 24 HR / 86 RBI

2020 STEAMER: .287 AVG / .835 OPS / 37 2B / 6 3B / 24 HR / 83 RBI

Ozzie Albies had his best MLB season in 2019 and is looking to continue to build upon that in 2020. Though the Steamer system is expecting a slight dropoff –surprise, surprise– I’m fully expecting Albies to maintain his level of performance, and perhaps even improve upon it.

At just 23 years of age, Albies has a long career ahead of him. Though the Braves lost the protection Josh Donaldson provided in that lineup, they still have Acuna Jr. (aka “Trout-Adjace”) and Freddie Freeman.

As someone who had Albies in 2019, if he’s still available when it’s time for me to draft a second baseman this season, he will most certainly be mine.

Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

2019 MLB Season: .298 AVG / .903 OPS / 27 2B / 3 3B / 31 HR / 74 RBI

2020 STEAMER: .296 AVG / .848 OPS / 34 2B / 4 3B / 24 HR / 92 RBI

It’s hard to argue against Jose Altuve as #1 pick for second basemen. Proceed with caution, however. Especially when you consider all of the revelations that came out against the Houston Astros this offseason.

Personally, I wouldn’t be surprised if Altuve fell in many Fantasy Baseball drafts this season. Accusations of Altuve wearing a buzzer when he hit a walk-off home run against Aroldis Chapman in game 6 of the 2019 ALCS have left a sour taste in some people’s mouths.

Though those allegations haven’t been proven, the court of public opinion has ruled that Altuve was guilty of wrong-doing. Given that fantasy baseball is a sport for the fan, that will most certainly have an impact come draft day.

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Take advantage of it; take him if you see him there.