Farm Futures: Second Base Tiers
Farm Futures: Second Base Tiers

This article is part of our Farm Futures series.

You will see other sites releasing position rankings where players are slotted into the positions they play in the minors. My position rankings focus on which position I think these guys will play in the majors, which seems to be the only sensible way to do these for fantasy. So while a lot of these guys are capable of playing other positions or are perhaps still playing shortstop every day in the minors, I put them in the second base tier because I think that's where they will qualify in fantasy. 

Reminder: these tiers are for dynasty leagues, not redraft leagues.

TIER ONE

1. Wander Franco, Rays

Franco could probably play anywhere on a diamond other than catcher and has only ever played shortstop in the minors. However, I believe in Willy Adames as a 3-to-5-win player over the next 4-5 years, and a lot of that value is tied to his high-end defense at shortstop. This could mean Franco moves to third base or second base, and I think the keystone makes the most sense given his size and range — the Rays could wind up with the best defensive double-play duo in the league. 

TIER TWO

2. Gavin Lux, Dodgers

Lux has always profiled as a better fit at second base than at shortstop due to an average arm. He will hit enough to profile anywhere.

TIER THREE

3. Jeter Downs, Dodgers

4. Nick Madrigal, White Sox

5. Vidal Brujan, Rays

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James Anderson
James Anderson is RotoWire's Lead Prospect Analyst, Assistant Baseball Editor, and co-host of Farm Fridays on Sirius/XM radio and the RotoWire Prospect Podcast.
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