Fantasy MLB
Second Base Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Dee Gordon, 2B, LOS9/30/2014 8:32:00 PM
Description: Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon completely expects to play in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday against the Cardinals according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Irritation in his right hip kept Gordon out of the final regular season game, but he went through a full workout on Tuesday and said he felt fine. Gordon finished with a .289 average with 64 stolen bases in 148 games this season.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DET9/28/2014 6:35:00 PM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI to lead the Tigers to a division title sealing victory.
Insight: Kinsler hit four homers in the final 14 regular season games, which is more than he had in the previous two and a half months. Kinsler has struggled getting on base lately, but he will remain Detroit's lead off man for the ALDS.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU9/28/2014 6:05:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve registered two hits and finished with a .341 batting average to win the American League batting title.
Insight: Altuve had to talk his way into the lineup as the Astros wanted him to sit and protect the batting title lead. He came into the day with a three point lead over Detroit's Victor Martinez, who went 0-for-3 on Sunday. Altuve had a fantastic year: .341/.377/.453 with seven home runs, 59 RBI, and 56 stolen bases.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU9/28/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is a career .357 (5-for-14) hitter against Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon.
Insight: After an 0-for-4 on Saturday, Altuve's average has dopped to .340, which is only three percentage points ahead of Detroit's Victor Martinez for the American League lead. With nothing to play for on Sunday, make sure Altuve is not sitting out to ensure he keeps the batting title before inserting him in your fantasy lineup.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT9/28/2014 9:47:00 AM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker could be in line for a rough afternoon on Sunday.
Insight: He is a .171 career hitter (7-for-41) off Reds' starter Johnny Cueto, with seven strikeouts. In a game Pittsburgh needs to win, Walker is not a recommended daily play.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN9/27/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier goes 2-for-6 with a homer Saturday versus Detroit.
Insight: It was his 23rd of the year, and now is hitting .244/.347/.419 with 71 RBI. Dozier has made for great value for fantasy owners in 2014.
Dee Gordon, 2B, LOS9/27/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon exits Saturday's game versus Colorado with an apparent leg injury, according to Pedro Moura.
Insight: Not good timing for Los Angeles. It looked like Gordon tweaked something when running out a groundball in the first inning. The Dodgers will provide an upsate shortly, but for now Darwin Barney has taken over.
Mark Ellis, 2B, STL9/27/2014 10:45:00 AM
Description: Cardinals second baseman Mark Ellis is a career .417 hitter with four home runs and a 1.458 OPS against Arizona left-hander Wade Miley.
Insight: Ellis hasn't done much since coming back from his injury, or all season for that matter, but does have this extremely favorable matchup and might get a rare start.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU9/26/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 1-for-4 with an RBI-single on Friday.
Insight: Altuve tied the game with his single in the sixth. He also scored in the inning which proved to be the game-winner. Altuve is batting .342, which leads the American League. Victor Martinez of the Tigers is second, hitting .336.
Danny Espinosa, 2B, WAS9/25/2014 4:51:00 PM
Description: Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa had two hits in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday against the Mets.
Insight: Espinosa was 2-for-4 with a run in a loss to the Mets. He scored in the fifth inning, in which the Nationals tied the game at four, but New York scored the final three runs of the game to win, 7-4. Espinosa is hitting .222 with eight home runs and 27 RBI in 324 at-bats this year.
Rickie Weeks, 2B, MIL9/25/2014 3:56:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks hit 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs in the loss to the Reds on Thursday.
Insight: Unfortunately for Weeks, he also committed two errors in the field which contributed to two Reds runs. It was a fitting end to the Brewers slide out of first place and then playoff contention this month. Weeks is hitting .272 with eight home runs, 36 runs and 28 RBI in 246 at-bats this year.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN9/25/2014 3:53:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run to seal the victory over the Brewers, 5-3, on Thursday.
Insight: The Reds eliminated the Brewers from playoff contention with the victory. Phillips scored in the third to tie the game at one, and his two-run bomb came in the sixth to extend the Reds lead to 5-2. The second baseman is hitting .263 with eight home runs and 51 RBI on the season.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DET9/24/2014 6:08:00 PM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler continues to stay hot.
Insight: He was 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, two RBI, and a run scored. Kinsler now has an impressive 89 RBI from Detroit's leadoff spot.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL9/24/2014 4:04:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Reds.
Insight: Rickie Weeks (.263, 7 HR, 26 RBI in 240 at-bats) will start against Daniel Corcino
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE9/24/2014 3:51:00 PM
Description: Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis is out for Wednesday's game against Kansas City with tightness in right hamstring.
Insight: Even when he's in the lineup he's been a DH due to the injury. The second baseman has been disappointing this season, hitting .241 with six home runs, and 41 RBI after a 17- homer, 84 RBI, 2013 season.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DET9/23/2014 10:58:00 PM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and scored on Miguel Cabrera's single in the ninth as Detroit beat the Chicago White Sox, 4-3, on Tuesday.
Insight: With Kinsler's help, Detroit stays a game ahead of Kansas City with five days left in the season. Kinsler is batting .274 with 16 homers and 87 RBI this year.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, TAM9/23/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Insight: Zobrist hit a two-RBI double in the eighth inning as Tampa Bay took its first lead of the night, 2-1. Zobrist came around to score on David DeJesus' single as the Rays added three more runs in the frame. The second baseman is hitting .273 with 10 home runs and 50 RBI this season.
Howie Kendrick, 2B, ANA9/23/2014 7:15:00 PM
Description: Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick was not in the starting lineup on Monday and is questionable for Tuesday's game against Oakland. Update: Kendrick is in the Angels lineup on Tuesday.
Insight: Kendrick tweaked his left hamstring on Sunday. While minor and with the team already locked into the playoffs, you may not see him for a while. Gordon Beckham played second on Monday.
Dee Gordon, 2B, LOS9/23/2014 6:46:00 PM
Description: Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon is getting the night off Tuesday.
Insight: It will be a day of rest against Giants' lefty Madison Bumgarner. Justin Turner gets the start at second base, while Gordon should be back in the lineup tomorrow.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SDP9/23/2014 1:50:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is a career .643 hitter (9-for-14) against Rockies starter Jorge de la Rosa.
Insight: Gyorko is hitting just above the "Mendoza Line" for the season so it would be a gamble to start him, but if you are ever going to take a chance, Tuesday is the day in this favorable matchup. It's encouraging that he's batting .278 in September.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, TAMCold9/23/2014 1:34:00 PM
Description: Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist is just 4-for-36 (.111) against Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz
Insight: Zobrist is not a recommended daily fantasy play. He's batting .269 this season with 10 homers, 48 RBI, 80 runs and nine steals. Remember when he was close to being a 20-20 guy every season?
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE9/23/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis is questionable for Tuesday's game against Kansas City with tightness in right hamstring.
Insight: The second baseman has been disappointing this season, hitting .243/.314/.334 with six home runs, and 41 RBI after a 17 homer, 84 RBI, 2013 season.
Howie Kendrick, 2B, ANAHot9/22/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick is not in the starting lineup on Monday.
Insight: Kendrick tweaked his left hamstring on Sunday. The Angels consider it a minor ailment, but do not expect them to push Kendrick since they already locked up the division.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU9/21/2014 7:05:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve continues his pursuit of the AL batting title.
Insight: He had two more hits today, and one RBI. While he will not win it, Altuve should at least be in the discssion for AL MVP honors.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU9/21/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve just keeps on hitting.
Insight: After a two-hit game last night, Altuve has a nice matchup against Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma. He is 9-for-22 (.409 BA) lifetime against Iwakuma, with four RBI. Altuve has the AL batting title locked up.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, TAM9/21/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist could be in for a rough day today (if he is in the lineup) against White Sox starter John Danks.
Insight: He is a career .111 hitter (2-for-18) against Danks, with seven strikeouts. Zobrist is not a recommended daily fantasy play.
Dilson Herrera, 2B, NYM9/21/2014 9:38:00 AM
Description: Mets second baseman Dilson Herrera is likely to miss several days because of a quad strain according to ESPN New York.
Insight: Herrera suffered the injury on Saturday against the Braves. Manager Terry Collins said he intends to leave Daniel Murphy at third base with Herrera out. Do not count on Herrera returning at any point in the final week of the season.
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL9/20/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong came up big for St. Louis Saturday night.
Insight: He went 3-for-3 with a walk, including his 12th homer of the year. Wong has been a little inconsitent at the plate, but still has a .256 average with 20 stolen bases. At 23-years-old, Wong should improve upon those numbers in 2015.
Josh Rutledge, 2B, COL9/20/2014 7:26:00 PM
Description: Rockies shortstop Josh Rutledge smacked his fourth homerun of the season Saturday afternoon against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: He extended the lead to 3-0 with his two-run shot, in the third inning. Rutledge is hitting .270 with 32 RBI. There are better options out there.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CINCold9/20/2014 10:24:00 AM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is hitless in 12 at-bats against Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha.
Insight: Phillips has been ugly since the All-Star break batting just .228 with a .591 OPS over his last 56 games. Avoid this matchup.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU9/20/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve it hitless in seven at-bats against Seattle starter Chris Young.
Insight: It's hard to believe the "hit machine" hasn't had any success against Young, but it is a small sample size. He has 216 hits with a week still left on the season. The 24-year-old now has a commanding lead in the batting title race, hitting .343/.379/.456 on the year.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA9/18/2014 3:28:00 PM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano has a .395 lifetime batting average against Angels pitcher Jered Weaver.
Insight: Cano is 15-for-38 off Weaver, but only has one extra-base hit (a triple). His power numbers are also down in his first year with Seattle as he has just 14 homers. Cano, however, is batting .319 with 34 doubles, 77 RBI and 76 runs.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN9/17/2014 4:02:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.
Insight: With the Reds managing only one hit last night, a ton of regulars are not in the starting lineup this evening. Kristopher Negron is batting leadoff and playing second base.
Dee Gordon, 2B, LOS9/17/2014 1:49:00 PM
Description: Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon (rest) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's afternoon game against the Rockies.
Insight: It is just a routine day off for Gordon. He is hitting .290 with a ridiculous 62 stolen bases in 2014. Darwin Barney gets the start at second base today.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOUHot9/16/2014 11:55:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was 2-for-5 on Tuesday against the Indians and past Craig Biggio for the Astros' record for hits in a single season.
Insight: He has 211 hits with a week and a half still left on the season. The 24-year-old now has a commanding lead in the batting title race, hitting .343/.379/.456 on the year.
Martin Prado, 2B, NYY9/16/2014 4:11:00 PM
Description: Yankees 2B/3B/OF Martin Prado has an emergency appendectomy and is likely done for the season.
Insight: Prado has been sidelined much of the past week with a mild left hamstring strain, but now this. Prado is batting .282 with a .733 OPS for the season, but was much better as a Yankee infielder, batting .316 with seven homers and an .877 OPS.