2011 Bloomberg Sports Draft List: Second Basemen                   Print

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B-RANK 2011 PROJECTIONS
RANK NAME POS TEAM 2011 2010 AB R HR RBI SB AVG IP W SV K ERA WHIP
1. Robinson Cano 2B NYY 7 8 608 97 25 41 5 .299
An MVP candidate last season, Robinson Cano posted career-highs across the board with 103 runs, 29 home runs, 109 RBI, and a .381 OBP. The durable second baseman actually tailed off a bit in the second half of the season, however, at 28-years old, Cano remains an elite talent in the Majors. Against the Red Sox last season, Cano hit .371 with 13 RBI in 18 games.
2. Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS 17 152 595 95 18 59 18 .293
This one-time AL MVP hopes to return to his productive ways after missing half the 2010 season due to injury. The 27-year old Red Sox star offers a little bit of everything including power, speed, and a high average. Pedroia also stands to gain from the Red Sox acquisition of Adrian Gonzalez, one of the elite sluggers in baseball.
3. Brandon Phillips 2B CIN 35 65 609 93 20 46 22 .270
Phillips saw his home run total slide for a third straight season, however, he still remains one of the top second basemen in the game coming off 18 homers, 100 runs, and 16 steals while batting .275 last season. Phillips is particuarly lethal against southpaws with a .294 career average and .505 SLG compared to just a .256 batting clip and .400 slugging against right-handers.
4. Dan Uggla 2B ATL 55 16 571 80 32 80 4 .260
5. Chase Utley 2B PHI 59 97 532 77 24 71 13 .272
6. Martin Prado 2B ATL 88 52 587 88 14 45 5 .289
7. Ian Kinsler 2B TEX 93 122 505 66 20 55 22 .276
8. Mike Aviles 2B KC 109 166 513 63 11 26 12 .281
9. Kelly Johnson 2B ARI 116 41 582 78 21 66 12 .266
10. Rickie Weeks 2B MIL 119 23 538 80 24 67 12 .255