Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Second Basemen for 2023 MLB Season
Opening Day is rapidly approaching and that means it's time to start getting ready for your upcoming 2023 fantasy baseball drafts.
Here at The Duel, we'll have you covered every step of the way, and that begins with the first step of draft prep — identifying this year's top fantasy baseball assets. You can check out our top 100 fantasy baseball player rankings here, as well as our top 25 team names.
With that in mind, here are the top 10 fantasy baseball second basemen for the 2023 MLB season.
Fantasy Baseball Second Basemen Rankings 2023
10. Ketel Marte, Arizona Diamondbacks
9. Brandon Lowe, Tampa Bay Rays
8. Jeff McNeil, New York Mets
McNeil is one of the best pure average hitters in the sport, batting over .310 in four of his five seasons so far. That gives MLB's reigning batting champ a ton of value in standard fantasy leagues, especially with the current trend of batting averages dropping across the sport. You'd like to see a bit more power from him, but he does have two seasons with close to 40 doubles and parked 9 homers last year, so double-digit dingers is possible. Even if he never comes close to repeating his fluky 23-homer barrage from 2019, this line-drive hitter still has plenty of fantasy value in a loaded Mets lineup.
7. Andres Gimenez, Cleveland Guardians
6. Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees
Torres recovered from a horrendous two-year stretch with a strong rebound effort in 2022, slamming 24 home runs with 76 RBIs, 10 stolen bases and a .257/.310/.451 batting line. There's a sense we still haven't seen the best of the 26-year-old two-time All-Star, who's finally coming into his physical prime this season. He's yet to stay healthy for a full season, but if he does we could be looking at his second 30-homer season this year.
5. Tommy Edman, St. Louis Cardinals
4. Jazz Chisholm Jr., Miami Marlins
3. Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves
2. Jose Altuve, Houston Astros
It's easy to underestimate Altuve because of his size, especially his power potential. But the former MVP is one of those rare players who does everything well, which he displayed last year by hitting .300 with 28 homers, 18 steals and 103 runs. He hasn't played a full season since 2017 and is usually good for at least a short trip to the injured list every year, but when he's on the field he's still arguably the best second baseman in baseball. The eight-time All-Star may be heading into his age-33 season, but he's showing no signs of slowing down.