In continuing to post the Top 5 at every position, the FantasyJuice experts submitted their 2B rankings heading into the spring.
Michael and Cody agree on the top five second basement with only a slight variance between and .
Second base is stocked pretty well for 2013 so don't feel bad if you are unable to get any of the top 5 studs.
| Michael Ryan || Cody Crosby |
| 1) || 1) |
| || As consistent as they get. Four category stud in his prime at a thin position. Hard to complain here. || || Probably won't get 30 home runs again in 2013 but draft him, and draft him early, if you can. |
| 2) || 2) |
| || Behind Cano, about as consistent as you could ask for. Missed some time with injuries but stats still near what you expect. He's a gamer that contributes across the board. || || A solid contributor you can build your infield around. Expect a 20/20 season again even if the Red Sox are in flux. |
| 3) || 3) |
| || Second straight healthy season and career high in AB, but stats down in both rate and counting. Three of past four years under .260 avg has to be noticed. || || Another tasty season but he's getting older so who knows if his health will hold out. Expect a slight regression in counting stats but similar AVG. |
| 4) || 4) |
| || If Cano is your model of consistency, Hill is your biggest wild card. Up and down in every category but has shown the ability to produce big numbers. || || It's B-Phil. You know what you are getting year in and year out. Three-straight years of 18 dingers...who wants to bet he does the same this season? |
| 5) || 5) |
| || At this point you know you can count on Phillips for good but not great contributions in every category. A safe, if unsexy, pick at one of this year's weakest positions. || || A Pedroia-esque season in 2012. Owners were scared off after a poor 2011 but he is here to stay with a 25/15 season expected. |