Second Base Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B, TAMCold5/25/2015 3:01:00 PM
Description: Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left Sunday's game against Oakland due to a strained groin and is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: Cabrera hasn't done little this season for fantasy owners to get excited about. He's hitting just .214 with two homers and 11 RBI. There are better options out there.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK5/25/2015 1:39:00 PM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist (knee) has been activated for Monday's game, but is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: He had been targeting May 25. Zobrist has always hit for a mediocre average, but still been productive for fantasy owners. Plus, he's a multi-position eligible player.
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B, TAMCold5/25/2015 9:15:00 AM
Description: Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left Sunday's game against Oakland due to a strained groin.
Insight: Cabrera hasn't done little this season for fantasy owners to get excited about. He's hitting just .214 with two homers and 11 RBI. There are better options out there.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN5/24/2015 6:36:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier had a huge afternoon Sunday against the White Sox.
Insight: Dozier finished 2-for-5 with two homers, four RBI, and two runs scored. He is hitting .253 with eight homers and 24 RBI.
Ryan Goins, 2B, TOR5/24/2015 4:17:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays infielder Ryan Goins had three RBI in the, 8-2, victory over the Mariners on Sunday.
Insight: Goins had a two-run homer in the fifth to give the Blue Jays a, 2-1, lead. They didn't trail again. He also walked in a run during the four-run seventh for Toronto. Goins is hitting .248 with one home run, 11 RBI and eight runs in 101 at-bats this season.
Howie Kendrick, 2B, LOS5/24/2015 3:16:00 PM
Description: Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick is 15-for-29 with seven extra-base hits and three RBI in his career against Padres starter James Shields.
Insight: That makes Kendrick a great daily play on Sunday. His slash line versus Shields is .517/.533/.818. He has four doubles, two triples and a home run. Start him.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN5/24/2015 12:09:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is just 5-for-28 with seven strikeouts in his career versus the White Sox starter Jose Quintana.
Insight: That's good for a .179 batting average. Two of those five hits are a double and home run, and Dozier does have four RBI, but based on the batting average, it is best to find another second base option on Sunday.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DET5/24/2015 11:40:00 AM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is a career .182 hitter against Astros starter Roberto Hernandez.
Insight: Kinsler is 4-for-22 with six strikeouts versus Hernandez. Kinsler is also 2-for-19 in his last five games, so it would be better to go with another second base option on Sunday.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI5/24/2015 11:34:00 AM
Description: Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is getting the day off on Sunday.
Insight: Utley is not starting due to the lefty Gio Gonzalez on the mound. Cesar Hernandez is starting at second base.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT5/24/2015 11:27:00 AM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is not starting on Sunday against the Mets.
Insight: Clint Hurdle is really mixing it up with left-hander Jon Niese on the mound. Sean Rodriguez is at first base, Jose Tabata is in right, Jung Ho Kang is at third base, Jordy Mercer is at shortstop and Josh Harrison is at second base. Walker is hitting .253 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 154 at-bats this season.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU5/24/2015 11:14:00 AM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is getting the day off on Sunday.
Insight: Marwin Gonzalez is starting at second base for the Astros on Sunday. Altuve is hitting .294 with five home runs, 25 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 180 at-bats this season.
Daniel Descalso, 2B, STL5/24/2015 9:38:00 AM
Description: Rockies shortstop Daniel Descalso hit a two-run home run in the, 5-3, victory over the Giants in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday.
Insight: Descalso was 1-for-3 with three RBI. His first RBI came on a ground out in the fourth and then the homer came in the sixth. Descalso is hitting .200 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 55 at-bats this season.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE5/23/2015 7:43:00 PM
Description: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis had the game-winning double in the, 2-1, victory over the Reds on Saturday.
Insight: Kipnis was 2-for-4 with the double coming in the eighth. Michael Bourn scored on the hit. Kipnis is having an incredible May, hitting .463/.546/.732 with three home runs and 12 RBI.
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM5/23/2015 7:01:00 PM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy was 3-for-4 with an RBI in the loss to the Pirates on Saturday.
Insight: Murphy had an RBI-ground out in the fourth to cut the Pirates lead to two, but Pittsburgh added four more runs in the bottom of the inning. Murphy is hitting .259 with three home runs and 23 RBI this season.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK5/23/2015 2:56:00 PM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist (knee) is expected to be activated on Monday, according to A's beat writer John Hickey.
Insight: He had been targeting May 25. Zobrist has always hit for a mediocre average, but still been productive for fantasy owners. Plus, he's a multi-position eligible player.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS5/23/2015 10:50:00 AM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is a career .417 hitter (10-for-24) against Angeles left-hander C.J. Wilson.
Insight: Pedroia has five homers, 16 RBI, 16 runs and is hitting .280 this season. he went 3-for-5 in the series opener on Friday night. It doesn't hurt that the wind will be blowing out to right at 13 mph this evening.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN5/23/2015 10:48:00 AM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is one of the few hitters with success against White Sox ace Chris Sale.
Insight: Dozier is a career .280 hitter (7-for-25) with three home runs in their matchups. Only Victor Martinez has more homers versus Sale (4).
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B, TAMCold5/22/2015 1:22:00 PM
Description: Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is hitless in 12 career tries versus Oakland left-hander Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Cabrera hasn't done much this season, so fantasy owners shouldn't be using him anyway. he's hitting just .209 with two homers and 11 RBI.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR5/22/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Travis had already missed five games in a row, so this wasn't a big surprise. He's been a very good fantasy asset this season, batting .271 with seven homers, 26 RBI and 24 runs. Steve Tolleson has been getting Travis' playing time.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR5/21/2015 4:33:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) is expected to avoid the disabled list.
Insight: This is according to manager John Gibbons. Travis will miss his fifth straight game on Thursday, but should still be considered day-to-day.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA5/21/2015 11:00:00 AM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano is 12-for-28 (.429) with a couple of home runs versus Baltimore starter Chris Tillman.
Insight: Beware, it's likely that this game will have to deal with rain for most of the afternoon and into the early evening.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK5/21/2015 10:25:00 AM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist (knee) has been sent out on a rehab assignment.
Insight: He's hoping to return around May 25. Zobrist has always hit for a mediocre average, but still been productive for fantasy owners. Plus, he's a multi-position eligible player.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR5/20/2015 6:26:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis is not in the lineup once again on Wednesday.
Insight: This will be Travis' fourth straight game in which he is sidelined since leaving Saturday's game with a shoulder issue. Steve Tolleson will start again at second base for Toronto.
Brett Lawrie, 2B, TOR5/19/2015 11:42:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Brett Lawrie had three hits and an RBI in the loss to the Astros on Tuesday.
Insight: Lawrie hit a bloop single in the ninth to score catcher Stephen Vogt. He also had a double. Lawrie is hitting .268 with two home runs, 16 RBI and 11 runs in 153 at-bats this season.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR5/19/2015 3:54:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) is out of the lineup again on Tuesday.
Insight: He left Saturday's game with the issue and it seems Toronto is being cautious. Consider Travis day-to-day. Steve Tolleson, who has back-to-back multi-hit games, will play second and bat eighth.
Rafael Furcal, 2B, KAN5/19/2015 3:45:00 PM
Description: Infielder Rafael Furcal has appeanrtly announced his retirement.
Insight: Fooled me, I thought he had retired about a decade ago. OK, a slight exaggeration, but he hasn't been fantasy worthy since 2009 in Los Angeles.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MILCold5/18/2015 11:44:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett has been sent down to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Insight: he's never been able to match his 2013 season and the regression in 2015 (.154, 1 HR, 3 RBI, .403 OPS) forced this move. He can be dropped from fantasy rosters.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR5/18/2015 11:36:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) is out of the lineup again on Monday afternoon.
Insight: He left Saturday's game with the issue and it seems Toronto is being cautious. Consider Travis day-to-day. Steve Tolleson will play second and bat eighth.
DJ LeMahieu, 2B, COL5/17/2015 3:32:00 PM
Description: D.J. LeMahieu is not in Sunday's starting lineup. He'll be replaced by Rafael Ynoa.
Insight: LeMahieu batted .406 in 69 April at-bats, but has returned to reality by hitting just .171 in May.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR5/17/2015 12:30:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) is out Sunday.
Insight: He left Saturday's game with the issue and it seems Toronto is being cautious. Consider Travis day-to-day.
Omar Infante, 2B, KAN5/17/2015 12:10:00 PM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante is 7-for-18 lifetime against Chris Capuano.
Insight: Two of those hits are homers and Infante has three total RBI against. Infante could be a solid daily option for Sunday's game.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI5/17/2015 11:32:00 AM
Description: Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is getting the day off on Sunday.
Insight: As is Carlos Ruiz and Freddy Galvis. Andres Blanco is starting for Utley, as Cameron Rupp and Cesar Hernandez are getting the nods for Ruiz and Galvis, respetctively.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE5/17/2015 8:38:00 AM
Description: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis had a big game Saturday versus Texas.
Insight: He went 3-for-6 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored. Kipnis is hitting .340 with four homers, 17 RBI, and 24 runs overall.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR5/16/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis left Saturday's game with a left shoulder issue.
Insight: Travis was 1-for-4 with a double before leaving in the seventh. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN5/15/2015 10:45:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier had a home run and the game-winning sacrifice fly in the, 3-2, victory over the Rays on Friday.
Insight: Dozier tied the game with a solo bomb in the third and then his sacrifice fly in the seventh proved to be the game-winner. He was 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run in the game. Dozier is batting .259 with five home runs and 18 RBI this season.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN5/15/2015 5:10:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips will return to the lineup on Friday versus the Giants.
Insight: Phillips missed the last two games with turf toe according to MLB.com. He is slashing .311/.349/.345 with a home run and 15 RBI, which is solid but owners would like to see more power numbers. He has just two extra-base hits in 119 at-bats.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU5/14/2015 11:02:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 2-for-3 with two runs and a walk in the, 6-4, victory over the Blue Jays on Thursday.
Insight: Altuve scored in the first and sixth. He also had two stolen bases. He is hitting .333/.386/.479 with four home runs, 21 RBI and 19 runs in 144 at-bats this season.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU5/14/2015 10:57:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in the, 8-4, victory over the Blue Jays on Friday.
Insight: Altuve also had a single. He is having another incredible season, and he now has the supporting cast to become a true fantasy star. Altuve is slashing .338/.389/.500 with five home runs, 24 RBI, 20 runs and 13 stolen bases in 148 at-bats this season.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN5/14/2015 5:44:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is not in Thursday's lineup against the Giants.
Insight: Phillips missed Wednesday's game due to a toe issue, so this is his second straight missed game. Consider him day-to-day.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN5/14/2015 10:55:00 AM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips (toe) missed Wednesday's contest and is questionable for Thursday's game against San Francisco.
Insight: Phillips left Tuesday game with the injury, but it is not considered serious. Consider him day-to-day.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN5/14/2015 10:09:00 AM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier has helped carry the team to it's current lofty levels, but is in an unfavorable matchup on Thursday.
Insight: Dozier, who is hitting .244 with four home runs, 16 RBI and 25 runs in 133 at-bats this season, is just 1-for 17 (.059) in his career versus Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN5/13/2015 4:00:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips (toe) is out Wednesday.
Insight: Phillips left Tuesday game with the injury, but it is not considered serious. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL5/13/2015 2:45:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is getting the day off on Wednesday.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest for Gennett. Hector Gomez is starting at second base in his place.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA5/13/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano is a ridiculous 34-for-84 (.405 BA) lifetime against James Shields.
Insight: Cano has four homers, nine doubles, and 15 RBI lifetime against Shields, and will have a nice opportunity to produce a big game on Wednesday.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DET5/13/2015 11:15:00 AM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is a career .429 hitter (6-for-14) lifetime versus Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: Three of those hits are doubles, and he also has four total RBI in this matchup. Kinsler will be a solid option for Wednesday's contest.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT5/13/2015 11:13:00 AM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker has just one hit in 10 at-bats lifetime against Cole Hamels.
Insight: The hit is just a single, so Walker may be in for a rough outing, if in the lineup, Wednesday versus Philadelphia.
Matt Duffy, 2B, SFG5/12/2015 11:04:00 PM
Description: Giants IF Matt Duffy was 3-for-4 with a double and five RBI in the, 8-1, victory over the Astros on Tuesday.
Insight: Duffy had a bases loaded double in the second that scored three runs and then a twor-run single in the fifth. Duffy is hitting .300 with one home run and 15 RBI in 70 at-bats this season.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DET5/12/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler hit a walk-off single Tuesday versus Minnesota.
Insight: He did so int he 10th inning, and finished 2-for-5 with a double as well. Kinsler is hitting .308 with 16 RBI this season.
Ryan Flaherty, 2B, BAL5/11/2015 8:42:00 PM
Description: If you installed Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty left Monday's game after aggravating his groin injury.
Insight: He was activated from the DL last Friday, and has since left two games after re-injuring it. Another DL stint is likely.
Adam Rosales, 2B, TEX5/11/2015 3:16:00 PM
Description: Rangers infielder Adam Rosales figures to be the full-time starting second baseman for a while.
Insight: Rosales will take over after the team sent Roughned Odor to Triple-A. Rosales batted .262 in a part-time role last season, but is only batting .167 this season.
Rougned Odor, 2B, TEX5/11/2015 3:13:00 PM
Description: Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor has been options to Triple-A Round Rock.
Insight: The 21-year-old Odor was horrible this spring, batting .144 with a .486 OPS. He batted .59 last season with nine homers and 48 RBI. Hopefully he can reinvigarate his career at Triple-A. Adam Rosales should take over most of the work, but with a .167 batting average fantasy owners must steer clear.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS5/11/2015 11:34:00 AM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is a career .500 hitter (19-for-38) with a pair of home runs versus Oakland starter Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Pedroia has five homers, 14 RBI, 13 runs and is hitting .277 this season. More important, he seems healthy.
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL5/10/2015 4:24:00 PM
Description: Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong had another big hit versus the Pirates as he hit a two-run bomb on Sunday.
Insight: Wong has four home runs this season and three of them have come versus the Pirates. The two-run bomb from Wong tied the game at two in the sixth, but Pittsburgh was able to still win, 4-3. Wong is hitting .336 with four home runs, 17 RBI and 17 runs in 110 at-bats this season.

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