Second Base Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DET4/27/2015 4:00:00 PM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is batting leadoff instead of his normal No. 2 spot.
Insight: He's batting .313 off of Tommy Milone and Rajai Davis injured his groin over the weekend.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT4/26/2015 8:04:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker had three hits and two RBI sunday versus Arizona.
Insight: Walker is off to a nice start this season. He has a .300/.333/.457 line with one homer and nine RBI overall.
Dee Gordon, 2B, MIA4/26/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon was 4-for-5 in the, 6-2, victory over the Nationals on Sunday.
Insight: Unfortunately, Gordon didn't score or drive in any runs. He was also caught stealing for a league-ealding sixth time. Fantasy owners must still be happy with his start, though, as he is batting .390/.407/.463 with 10 runs, 10 RBI and eight steals.
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM4/26/2015 3:33:00 PM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is 6-for-17 with two doubles and a home run versus Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi.
Insight: Maybe this will get Murphy going. He is hitting just .145/.217/.242 in 62 at-bats this season.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DETHot4/26/2015 11:11:00 AM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has a great chance to keep his recent hot streak going on Sunday against Indians starter Carlos Carrasco.
Insight: Kinsler is 4-for-8 in his last two games and is 5-for-16 (.313) in his career versus Carrasco. Three of those five hits are doubles. Kinsler is hitting .296 with nine RBI this season, but he is still waiting for his first home run.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA4/26/2015 9:33:00 AM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano was 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the loss to the Twins on Saturday.
Insight: Cano started the season slowly but has raised his average to .304 with an 11-game hitting streak. He has six multi-hit games during that stretch. Continue to start Cano as usual.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN4/26/2015 9:30:00 AM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier was 2-for-5 with a RBI-double and two runs in the, 8-5, victory over the Mariners on Saturday.
Insight: Dozier hit his double in the seventh to give the Twins some insurance runs late. Dozier hasn't been great to start 2015, so perhaps this game gets him going. He is hitting .215 with one home run and five RBI this season.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT4/26/2015 8:59:00 AM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was 2-for-4 with two doubles and both of the Pirates runs as Pittsburgh beat Arizoma, 2-1, on Saturday.
Insight: The Pittsburgh offense is really struggling to start the season, but the team has been able to win games. The Pirates fell behind, 1-0, on Saturday, but Walker scored in the fourth and ninth as Pittsburgh came back to win, 2-1. Walker scored on two-outs hits each time. He is hitting .273 with seven RBI but just one home run this season. The Pirates have won four straight and seven of the last nine.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU4/25/2015 7:28:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in the, 9-3, victory over the Athletics on Saturday.
Insight: Altuve hit the three-run bomb in the second as Houston scored the first eight runs of the game. Altuve is hitting .315 with two home runs and 11 RBI this season.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK4/25/2015 12:35:00 PM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist (knee) returned to the lineup on Friday, but apparently it didn't go well because he's been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: He's dealing with a knee injury. Surgery is a possibility. Eric Sogard will start in his place, but doesn't have much offensive ability.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS4/25/2015 11:08:00 AM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is a career .517 hitter (15-for-29) versus Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: The most important thing for fantsy owners is that Pedroia looks healthy so far this season. He's batting .250, but with power - four homers and seven extra-base hits in 68 at-bats. He's a must start on Saturday.
Dee Gordon, 2B, MIA4/24/2015 10:00:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon had a nice game Friday versus Washington.
Insight: He went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base. Gordon is hitting .370 with 10 RBIs and eight stolen bases on the year.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK4/24/2015 5:53:00 PM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist (knee) will return to the lineup on Friday.
Insight: It will be his first start since Sunday. He will start at the DH spot, but should be back int he field at some point this weekend.
Omar Infante, 2B, KAN4/24/2015 4:52:00 PM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante will return to the lineup on Friday night.
Insight: He has not played since Sunday, but is ready to roll for Friday's contest. Infante should improve on his .250..244/.350 line quickly.
Rey Navarro, 2B, BAL4/24/2015 3:37:00 PM
Description: Baltimore just called up infielder Rey Navarro and he's being pushed right into the starting lineup for Friday night versus Boston
Insight: Ryan Flaherty joined Jonathan Schoop on the injured list Friday, leaving manager Buck Showalter without many options. Navarro was batting .429 in two games at Norfolk (INT).
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU4/24/2015 1:47:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is 11-for-22 with four extra-base hits and a couple of steals versus Oakland southpaw Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Altuve is off to an average start, hitting .297 with three extra-base hits, eight RBI and five stolen bases in 59 at-bats this season. We expect more.
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM4/23/2015 4:33:00 PM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy produced four RBIs on Thursday afternoon.
Insight: This was much needed for fantasy owners, as Murphy is batting just .170 this season. He finished the day 2-for-3 with a double, walk, and the four RBIs.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SDPCold4/23/2015 12:09:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko, a career .229 hitter who is batting .163 this season, continues to sit even though second baseman Yangervis Solatre is starting at 3B on Thursday.
Insight: Gyorko will sit in favor of Cory Spangenberg. Gyorko has fallen a long way from 2013 when he hit 23 homers and fantasy owners were excited about his future.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI4/23/2015 10:49:00 AM
Description: Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: When you are 36 years-old and struggling, you get days games off after a night game. Utley is batting just .120 this season. Cesar Hernandez will start at second base.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK4/23/2015 10:05:00 AM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist (knee) is expected to take batting practice and run the bases Thursday and could return as soon as Friday.
Insight: Zobrist needed a cortisone shot earlier in the week. He's batting .267 with one homer, eigth RBI and eight runs scored.
Omar Infante, 2B, KAN4/23/2015 10:02:00 AM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante is still questionable for Thursday's game against the Chicago White Sox due to a strained left groin.
Insight: Infante is only hitting .250 this season, however, he had a nine-game hitting streak when we last saw him playing (Sunday).
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS4/22/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia hit a homer Wednesday versus Tampa Bay.
Insight: It was a two-run shot in the third inning. The most important thing for fantsy owners is that Pedroia looks healthy so far this season.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR4/22/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis should be owned everywhere.
Insight: He went 3-for-4 on Wednesday with his fourth homer, and is now hitting .388 with 14 RBIs on the season.
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL4/22/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong had a big game Wednesday versus Washington.
Insight: He went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs. Wong is now hitting .325 with one home run and five RBIs overall.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK4/22/2015 6:35:00 PM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist (knee) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Angels.
Insight: Zobrist needed a cortisone shot and is expected to miss a few days. Stay tuned.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR4/22/2015 4:11:00 PM
Description: X-rays on Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis will return to the starting lineup on Wednesday.
Insight: Travis missed Tuesday's game after he took a pitch in the ribs on Sunday. He is hitting second, though, versus Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez on Wednesday.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA4/22/2015 11:27:00 AM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano is finally starting to find a groove this season.
Insight: Many fantasy owners have complained about Cano's slow start, but he does have hits in eight straight games. Cano is also a .423 career hitter with five RBI versus Astros Roberto Hernandez, so Cano is doing just fine.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK4/22/2015 11:24:00 AM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist is 7-for-21 in his career versus Angels starter Jered Weaver.
Insight: Zobrist also has two doubles, triple and home run with four RBI against Weaver. Zobrist is hitting .267 with a home run and eight RBI in 45 at-bats.
Omar Infante, 2B, KAN4/22/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante has 15 singles in his career versus Twins starter Mike Pelfrey.
Insight: Infante is 16-for-39 (.410) against Pelfrey, but only one hit was extra bases. Infante is only hitting .250 this season, however, he has a nine-game hitting streak and went 2-for-2 in his last start on Sunday.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA4/22/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano had an RBI-single in the, 6-3, loss to the Astros on Tuesday.
Insight: Cano also had an RBI on a groundout in the first. He finished 1-for-4 with two RBI. Cano is hitting .293 with one home run and six RBI this season.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU4/22/2015 9:56:00 AM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was just 1-for-5 on Tuesday but had three RBI in the, 6-3, victory over the Mariners.
Insight: Altuve had the game-winning three-run double in the eighth. Altuve is off to an average start, hitting .288/.333/.373 with three extra-base hits on seven RBI and five stolen bases in 59 at-bats this season.
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B, TAM4/21/2015 3:58:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Cabrera isn't injured, just ineffective so far this season, batting .192 with a .472 OPS. Tim Beckham will get the nod at shortstop. Beckham is batting .267 with two homers and an .836 OPS.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL4/21/2015 1:52:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 20.
Insight: Gennett wasn't hitting at the moment (.207 with 12 Ks in 29 at-bats) so maybe this is a good thing. Hector Gomez is likely to start the next few games. He's batting .286 with a .786 OPS.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOUHot4/21/2015 11:08:00 AM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is 5-for-10 with a couple of doubles against Seattle starter Taijuan Walker.
Insight: Altuve is also 2-for-2 in steals against Walker. he's batting .296 this season , but had a nine-game hitting streak end Monday night. he should get right back on the horse in this favorable matchup.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLECold4/21/2015 10:58:00 AM
Description: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis hitless in 13 at-bats against White Sox starter Hector Noesi.
Insight: Kipnis has been sidelined by back spasms recently and is hitting just .224 this season. Avoid this matchup.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK4/21/2015 10:11:00 AM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist was not in the lineup on Monday against the Angels and is not expected to be available for Tuesday's game against the LA Angels
Insight: Zobrist is dealing with soreness in his left knee and was given a cortisone shot so should miss a couple more days, according to Joe Stiglich of Comcast SportsNet California.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL4/21/2015 9:56:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett should miss a couple of days after cutting his hand in the shower on Sunday.
Insight: Gennett wasn't hitting at the moment (.207 with 12 Ks in 29 at-bats) so maybe this is a good thing. Hector Gomez is likely to start the next few games for the 2-11 Brewers.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK4/20/2015 6:13:00 PM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist is not in the lineup on Monday against the Angels.
Insight: Zobrist left Sunday with soreness in his left knee. Consider him day-to-day.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL4/20/2015 4:00:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett should miss a couple of days after cutting his hand in the shower on Sunday.
Insight: Gennett wasn't hitting at the moment (.207 with 12 Ks in 29 at-bats) so maybe this is a good thing. Hector Gomez is likely to start the next few games for the 2-10 Brewers.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SDP4/20/2015 1:30:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko, a career .229 hitter, hasn't proven he can handle major league pitching on a day-in, day-out basis, but he can hit Rockies starter Jorge de la Rosa.
Insight: Gyorko is 10-for-15 (.667) with four walks and a 1.604 OPS against de la Rosa.
Omar Infante, 2B, KAN4/20/2015 11:49:00 AM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante is doubtful for Monday's game against Minnesota due to a strained left groin.
Insight: The Royals added Orlando Calixte from the minors to help their middle infield depth, but neither batter holds much value for fantasy owners.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK4/20/2015 11:23:00 AM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist is questionable for Monday's game against the LA Angels due to a sore left knee.
Insight: Zobrist left late on Sunday and could get some time off, but it doesn't appear to be serious. He's not a high-average guy, but he's effective. He is batting .267 with one homer, eight RBI, eight runs and a stolen base.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR4/20/2015 11:08:00 AM
Description: X-rays on Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis were negative after he was hit in the left ribcage by a pitch.
Insight: Travis has been impressive through the first 13 games, hitting .356 with three home runs and a 1.053 OPS. If you need second base help, he's your guy.
Ryan Flaherty, 2B, BALHot4/20/2015 9:29:00 AM
Description: If you installed Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty into your lineup over the weekend, you did well for yourself as he went 4-for-8 with a double and home run over the weekend.
Insight: Flaherty has played shortstop for the injured J.J. Hardy and now is playing second base for Jonathan Schoop. If he continues to hit like this there will be no need to find a long-term replacement down the road.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU4/19/2015 6:18:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a caught stealing in the, 4-3, victory over the Angels on Sunday.
Insight: Altuve did score a run in the third inning as well. He is hitting .320 in 50 at-bats this season.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE4/19/2015 6:16:00 PM
Description: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the loss to the Twins on Sunday.
Insight: It was Kipnis' first multi-hit game since April 11. He scored a run in the third inning. Kipnis is hitting .244 and has yet to go yard this season.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL4/19/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett should be active in all formats for Sunday's contest against the Pirates.
Insight: Gennett is 6-for-12 against Gerrit Cole in his career, and should be line for a nice afternoon on Sunday.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI4/19/2015 11:01:00 AM
Description: Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has just four hits in 25 at-bats aganst Stephen Strasburg.
Insight: He has no extra base hits and no RBIs against him as well. Utley will not be a good option Sunday against Washington.
Joe Panik, 2B, SFG4/19/2015 8:56:00 AM
Description: Giants second baseman Joe Panik had three hits Saturday versus Arizona.
Insight: He did so in three at-bats, and alos had one RBI and one run scored. Panik is hitting .286 this season.
Jonathan Schoop, 2B, BAL4/18/2015 1:28:00 PM
Description: Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop took a hit from Pablo Sandoval Friday night and has been diagnosed with a PCL tear and a sprained MCL.
Insight: He'll obviously be placed on the disabled list. Schoop had shown power early on with three homers and seven RBI through nine games.
Jonathan Schoop, 2B, BAL4/18/2015 1:10:00 PM
Description: Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop took a hit from Pablo Sandoval Friday night and is doubtful for Saturday's game, according to Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com.
Insight: Schoop has shown power early on with three homers and seven RBI through nine games. We should hear more on the injury closer to game-time.
Kolten Wong, 2B, STLCold4/18/2015 11:40:00 AM
Description: Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Wong is just getting a day of rest. He's batting .207 after going 1-for-12 over the past four games and can probably use the time off. Peter Kozma gets the start at 2B.
Dan Uggla, 2B, WAS4/18/2015 10:54:00 AM
Description: Dan Uggla will get the start at second base on Saturday against Aaron Harang and the Phillies.
Insight: Uglla is a .333 hitter (9-for-27) against Harang with a pair of homers. Yunel Escobar (leg) and Danny Espinosa will get the day off.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN4/18/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is 7-for-11 (.636) against Cleveland right-hander Danny Salazar.
Insight: Dozier could use a favorable matchup matchup as he's batting just .231 with one homer and three RBI this season.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE4/17/2015 11:25:00 AM
Description: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is just 1-for-11 (.091) against Minnesota starter Mike Pelfrey.
Insight: We're still waiting for Kipnis to return to his 2013 form and Friday's matchup is likely to make us keep waiting.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MINCold4/17/2015 11:21:00 AM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is just 3-for-22 against Cleveland ace Corey Kluber.
Insight: Dozier has twice as many strikeouts (6) as hits. We recommend avoiding this matchup.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR4/16/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis went 2-for-4 against the Rays on Thursday.
Insight: Toronto only had four hits in the game, so Travis was the only Blue Jays hitter to make an impact. He doubled in the ninth to score Russell Martin. Travis has been impressive through the first 10 games, hitting .371 with two home runs and seven RBI.
Howie Kendrick, 2B, LOS4/15/2015 9:29:00 AM
Description: Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick was the hero Tuesday against Seattle.
Insight: Kendrick capped the Dodgers' comeback with a walkoff RBI single that scored Jimmy Rollins and Carl Crawford. Kendrick should be active in all formats.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA4/15/2015 9:26:00 AM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano smacked his first homer of the season.
Insight: His 2-for-5 night should help the slow start to the season. The dinger was a two-run shot.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI4/14/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Phillies second baseman Chase Utley broke out of his slump on Tuesday night.
Insight: He did so in a big way, going 3-for-3 with two homers, three RBIs and two runs scored. Even at 36 years old, Utley is a fine option at second base.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS4/14/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia went 3-for-4 with solo home run in the, 8-7, victory over the Nationals on Tuesday.
Insight: Pedroia hit the home run off Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg in the fourth inning. He also had a walk. Pedroia is hitting .278 with three home runs and six RBI in eight games this season.
Dee Gordon, 2B, MIA4/14/2015 11:35:00 AM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon is a career .400 hitter (6-for-15) against Braves starter Trevor Cahill.
Insight: That's not the real reason we like Gordon on Tuesday. It's that he's 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts off of Cahill that makes him an exciting play.
Stephen Drew, 2B, NYY4/13/2015 11:00:00 PM
Description: Yankees infielder Stephen Drew played the role of hero Monday night against Baltimore.
Insight: He hit a pinch-hit grand slam in the seventh, which won the game for New York. However, Drew is not a great fantasy option.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK4/13/2015 11:24:00 AM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist is just 1-for-13 versus Houston right-hander Scott Feldman.
Insight: Zobrist is batting just .250 this season, but has scored five times and knocked in four runs. So far he's played mostly in the outfield, but did start once at second base. We're hoping he continues to be multi-position eligible.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU4/13/2015 11:21:00 AM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is 9-for-19 (.474) against Oakland left-hander Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Altuve is also 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts. We're still waiting for Altuve to show up this season as he's batting just .192 for the fix six games.
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B, TAMHot4/13/2015 11:13:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera apparently likes facing the knuckle ball of R.A. Dickey as he's 4-for-9 with a double and a pair of homers in their matchups.
Insight: Cabrera is off to a solid start, batting .320 through the first six ganes abd with the favorable matchup could be a nice play on Monday.
Tommy La Stella, 2B, CHC4/13/2015 10:29:00 AM
Description: Cubs second baseman Tommy La Stella is doubtful for Monday's game against Cincinnati due to a strained oblique.
Insight: Mike Olt is also hurting and Jonathan Herrera started Sunday, but has little fantasy value.
Dee Gordon, 2B, MIA4/12/2015 5:05:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon went 3-for-5 with double, triple, RBI and run scored on Sunday.
Insight: It's too bad Gordon wasn't also able to steal a bag, but fantasy owners will take this big day. He is now hitting .346/.370/.500 after the first week of the season.

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