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2008 Fantasy Preview: NL-Only 2B
02/04/2008 2:42 PM ET
Below is a chart of every NL second baseman covered in MLB.com's 2008 Fantasy Preview, a rundown that includes established big leaguers and up-and-coming prospects.

The list features dollar values compiled by our MLB.com staff based on standard 23-man, $260, 5x5 NL-league play. We included projected stats for the 2008 season as well as a one-liner prediction that encapsulates every player's value in 10 words or fewer. This page will be updated throughout the spring to reflect the impact of inevitable transactions, injuries and changing job situations.

An indispensable part of the draft-day kit, the cheat sheet can make the difference between winning and losing your fantasy league. With quick-hitting rankings and forecasts, it'll help you keep the remaining players on the board in order as the draft wears on. The last thing you want to be doing is flipping through some magazine when it's your turn to pick.

So play fair, but don't forget your cheat sheet when you head to your draft.

Stats listed are 2008 projections.    
NL-only rankings: C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | SP | RP | Top 100        Go to: Mixed 2B | AL 2B
 Second Base TM $$ Avg R HR RBI SB Notes
Chase Utley PHI 38 .328 126 30 114 12 Fantasy's top 2B worthy of first-round pick.
Brandon Phillips CIN 32 .275 90 28 88 30 Could turn in second straight 30-30 campaign.
Rickie Weeks MIL 21 .261 95 24 55 28 Could be ready to deliver major power/speed production.
Kelly Johnson ATL 19 .285 98 20 74 10 Full-time job will allow him to build on '07 numbers.
Dan Uggla FLA 19 .264 98 32 94 5 Provides legitimate power at light-hitting position.
Jeff Kent LAD 18 .294 75 20 81 1 Still wields potent bat but showing signs of age.
Ty Wigginton HOU 15 .272 68 23 87 1 Should enjoy his new park and favorable lineup spot.
Orlando Hudson ARI 15 .296 88 13 72 10 Solid all-around 2B enjoys benefits of hitters' park.
Freddy Sanchez PIT 13 .308 84 12 77 2 Improved power solidifies mixed-league value.
Yunel Escobar ATL 12 .305 90 8 55 10 Comparable to Renteria with contact skills, gap power.
Tadahito Iguchi SD 11 .292 84 10 58 12 Offensive potential limited by move to PETCO.
Luis Castillo NYM 11 .298 105 2 44 25 Will accumulate plenty of SB, R in potent lineup.
Felipe Lopez WAS 10 .276 66 8 43 24 SB potential too great to ignore in mixed formats.
Kazuo Matsui HOU 10 .266 77 5 40 28 Ripe for letdown after strong contract-year performance.
Mark DeRosa CHC 6 .284 63 10 57 2 Super-utilityman has likely already peaked.
Ronnie Belliard WAS 6 .284 68 13 64 3 Should benefit from team's move to new ballpark.
Ray Durham SF 6 .262 68 12 63 7 Has enough left for a rebound year.
Kevin Frandsen SF 3 .280 52 8 47 10 Scrappy youngster could claim starting infield job.
Eugenio Velez SF 2 .270 45 4 30 20 Offers valuable speed and position flexibility.
Brendan Ryan STL 2 .276 36 4 26 10 Contact skills, SB ability worth considering.
Alfredo Amezaga FLA 1 .268 30 2 16 9 PT likely to drop with OF prospect Maybin on board.
Marcus Giles COL 1 .264 42 8 46 7 Former All-Star young enough to bounce back at Coors.
Chris Burke ARI 1 .254 39 6 26 8 Has potential to deliver solid numbers in part-time role.
Adam Kennedy STL 1 .276 46 5 41 8 Vet should bounce back from injury-plagued '07.
Josh Wilson PIT 1 .260 41 7 39 8 Could see regular PT at hot corner.
Jayson Nix COL 1 .262 35 6 27 11 Infielder can hit and run, could win 2B job.
Jose Castillo FLA 1 .255 26 6 30 1 Light bat for a MI, never mind 3B.
Mike Fontenot CHC 1 .280 35 4 30 6 Developed batting eye should lead to solid average.
Aaron Miles STL 1 .286 25 1 18 2 One-category contributor headed for decreased PT.
Omar Infante ATL 1 .268 30 6 32 4 Could see extra AB following trade to Atlanta.
Matt Antonelli SD 1 .267 44 6 31 6 20-20 performer blocked by Tad Iguchi.
Omar Quintanilla COL 1 .272 27 3 31 3 Could hit for respectable average with regular AB.
Tony Abreu LAD 1 .288 18 1 19 1 Hits for a little AVG but has little power or speed.
Alex Cintron CHC 1 .259 16 2 18 1 Backup infielder has minimal value.
Chris Gomez PIT 1 .288 18 2 17 1 Versatile veteran provides solid batting average.
Geoff Blum HOU 1 .248 27 4 22 0 Veteran to see decreased PT with move to Houston.
Mark Loretta HOU 1 .281 24 3 26 1 Veteran contact hitter to see more of a backup role.
D'Angelo Jimenez STL 1 .254 21 4 24 3 Former top prospect still trying to find niche in Majors.
Damion Easley NYM 1 .246 20 8 22 1 Has pop, but unlikely to bat .280 for second straight year.
Ruben Gotay NYM 1 .260 15 3 18 2 Provides little upside as part-time 2B.
Matt Kata PIT 1 .234 10 1 10 0 Utilityman without upside or playing time.
Jose Valentin FA 1 .238 18 6 24 1 Aging slugger goes to bench with Castillo re-signed.
Tony Graffanino MIL 1 .259 17 3 15 1 Injured veteran unlikely to contribute much.
Augie Ojeda ARI 1 .252 14 1 10 1 Journeyman unlikely to replicate stretch production.
Jorge Velandia PIT 1 .226 6 1 5 0 Vet likely to spend majority of season in Minors.

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