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Second base no longer a weak position in Fantasy Baseball

By Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

While working on the Fantasy Baseball rankings Wednesday, I couldn't help but ask my colleagues in amazement: "When did second base become such a deep Fantasy position?"

If I told you a little more than two months into the season that the top of the points leaderboard at second base in Head-to-Head leagues was Brian Dozier, Jose Altuve, Dee Gordon and Daniel Murphy, you would have laughed me out of the room.

I was also shocked to see my colleagues Scott White and Al Melchoir rank Ian Kinsler outside of the top 5 in both Head-to-Head and Rotisserie leagues, despite Kinsler being the fifth-highest scoring second baseman in both formats.

That speaks volumes right there about how many players are deserving of a high ranking at second base. Kinsler hasn't really done anything to lose his preseason top 5 status, but there have been so many surprise options at the position after two months that it's getting difficult to rank them. It seems we can no longer say second base is a weak position.

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