2nd Basemen to Goal for 2024 Fantasy Baseball

Psst! This put up is gonna record 2nd basemen that you need to goal in your 2024 fantasy baseball drafts. I’m whispering since you don’t need everybody to see this put up. No, I can’t whisper louder, then it WOULDN’T BE WHISPERING! Okay, gig’s up (or perhaps that’s jig’s up), the love I’m about to reiterately (Made Up Phrase of the Day!) verify is on these guys I like later in drafts. I’m not going to say Bryson Stott apart from this one point out of him the place I say I’m not going to say him. A minimum of that’s my apophasis and I’m sticking to it! These are gamers that you just’re taking a look at later and all of them have ADPs after 200 (in contrast to Stott; okay, two non-mentions). Some may very well be the 2nd baseman in your workforce, they’re greater than probably MIs. This can be a (legal-in-all-countries-except-Canada) complement to the high 20 2nd basemen for 2024 fantasy baseball. Click on on the participant’s identify the place relevant to learn extra and see their 2024 projections. Anyway, right here’s some 2nd basemen to focus on for 2024 fantasy baseball:

Nolan Gorman (Yahoo 189) Ya know what I love to do for this put up? Overlook every little thing I’ve stated earlier than and simply have a look at guys recent. Gorman went 27/7 final 12 months in solely 406 ABs. In Triple-A, he had a 19.2% Ok% and a .274 common. Will he get there within the majors after having a 31.9% Ok% final 12 months? No thought, however he was solely 23, why can’t his Ks get higher? That is at all times so dumb with projections. Individuals simply assume a man is precisely what he was and will probably be once more. Everyone seems to be giving him a 30% or worse Ok%. If he hits .240-45, then so be it, however he may very well be a 35/12/.260 hitter at 2nd base with two getting older bats in the midst of the order that must make room for brand spanking new blood sooner or later. Give me all of the Nolan Gorman shares. (Be aware: I wrote this previous to a Yahoo replace, when Gorman was ranked outdoors of 200 and eligible for this put up, so right here ya are.)

Edouard Julien (NFBC 212, ESPN 217) I like Julien — gave you an Edouard Julien sleeper — so don’t take this the incorrect manner, however he’s being drafted earlier than Gorman in some leagues. That’s wild. Gorman simply went 27/7 and Julien went 16/3. I like Julien so much, so I gained’t belabor this, however what’s going on in individuals’s noodles? Your shizz is undercooked, al dente at finest. With that out of the way in which, Julien can be a high 120 total bat if he wasn’t a lefty. Julien’s stroll price alone (don’t normally care, however it’s gorge) ought to have him on the market every single day. Oh, he gained’t be. He’s a lefty, and Baldelli doesn’t play guys every single day, even when he ought to. Julien has one of many prettiest batted ball profiles and I need him all over the place (although barely much less so than Gorman, however that shouldn’t cease anybody).

Jonathan India (NFBC 280, ESPN unranked) If there was one workforce that would soak up an 80-day suspension from its third baseman, it was the Reds. I wrote an India sleeper this 12 months, however didn’t put up it when Jeimer was signed and India’s PT was clogged. Right here’s part of that sleeper put up offered to you:

Final 12 months, Jonathan India went 78/17/61/.244/14 in 454 ABs. To not shake out of his slumber, Mr. Prorater, however that’s not dangerous if you happen to simply chuck 150 video games onto his line. It was solely three years in the past, he gained Rookie of the 12 months with a 21/12/.269 season. The Launch Angle final 12 months (15.3) was a bit too pronounced, as he would possibly’ve began attempting to hit homers. His fly balls had been as much as 39.5%. He’s in a fantastic park — Nice American Smallpark, formally — so I don’t need him to lose all of these fly balls. If he will get to his rookie 12 months HR/FB% (15.9), then he may simply grow to be a 27-homer hitter along with his newfound fly balls. He additionally would possibly hit .250. If I’m being actual with you, I’d take 27 homers and .250 or 22 homers and .270. Each appear on the desk. He had the eighth lowest chase price within the majors (19.1%), which isn’t in itself a fantastic factor. He’s selective; really, he’s sixth lowest for Swing% (38.6%). When he does swing, he was within the 81st percentile for Candy Spot% (37.2%) and his exit velocity didn’t simply bounce again to his Rookie of the 12 months, uh, 12 months numbers, however he exceeded them.

That he missed time and/or suffered from plantar fasciitis worries me about mistakenly plantar’ing my flag on India like Columbus. Right here’s to an offseason of relaxation fixing his toes. He had 12 steals within the first half, then nothing in July and August. (For what it’s Cronenworth, he didn’t even play in August.) Then stole two luggage in September, which was his worst steals month. I did a deep dive (of about 75 seconds) of men who had plantar fasciitis and the way they did the next 12 months. Harrison Bader did in 2022, was advantageous in 2023 (with regard to that a minimum of). Kris Bryant had it in 2022, and I believe that was advantageous this previous 12 months (every little thing else was a problem). Bud Black stated his foot damage in 2023 had nothing to do with plantar of 2022, so take that so far as you’d like. Carlos Correa was the one I discovered with a reoccurrence, however, ya know, shizz occurs. India may not have 25-steal pace as his steals tally from pre-injury reveals, however there’s some pace there if wholesome.

On the finish of the day, there’s some danger right here, because of the foot and the brand new penchant for hitting fly balls, however the foot ought to be advantageous and the fly balls add to his energy menace (and subtract his batting common). Solely a kind of is an actual destructive. If his steals after returning are any indication, he’s at worst a 12-steal man. At finest, 20 steals. Coming with 20 homers and a .270 common or 25 homers and a .250 common? Both manner, give me all of the Reds hitters I can get round decide 200, and that’s the place India’s been lurking. This looks like a kind of sleepers that’s tremendous simple cash. Low ceiling, however excessive ground if he performs for 140+ video games.

Luis Rengifo (NFBC 231, ESPN 257, Yahoo 223) I’ll say this for the 2nd basemen, they’re shallow, however there’s attention-grabbing names late. Is Rengifo the identical as drafting Altuve? Properly, that may be a mustard seed of religion that’s past my expertise, however one love. Hope it really works out that manner. Higher to think about Rengifo is greater than a RenGTFO that he will probably be by mid-April in your fantasy workforce.

Jordan Westburg (NFBC 301, ESPN 274, Yahoo 306) First off, gave you my Jordan Westburg sleeper. Second off, he went 21/10 in Triple-A and the majors mixed final 12 months. Third off, there’s no third off. Fourth off, he hit .260 within the majors with a 24.6% Ok% and hit .295 in Triple-A. Fifth off, you have got the correct to stay silent. Sixth off, he was extremely touted prospect. How did he out of the blue get forgotten? Does this make any sense to anybody? Seventh off, anybody in any respect? Okay, seventh off was kinda sixth off nonetheless.

Michael Massey (NFBC 430, ESPN unranked, Yahoo unranked) I really feel like this put up is now choosing on Julien — a man who I like so much! — however Massey’s stats final 12 months had been 15/6 vs. Julien’s 16/3. Massey’s had been in 90 extra ABs, however nonetheless. Massey can also be a lefty, however he hit higher vs. lefties and Royals don’t have any different choices than Massey. They could attempt to make Garrett Hampson a factor, however I attempted that myself 5 years in the past and it by no means works.

Joey Ortiz (NFBC 452, ESPN 242, Yahoo unranked) Remember his NFBC ADP has so much to do along with his pre-trade worth, which was zero. Now his worth is .001. I child, however perhaps not solely. Don’t be a JO. Jerk off? No, Joey Ortiz who’s a 12/12/.270 participant. Name him Jeff McCeiling. Maintain my yawn, I’m going again to mattress. Is {that a} sleeper or somebody who places you to sleep? It’s not clear, however the upside is there, and the value is mainly free.

Additionally, there’s some RCLs with spots obtainable to draft this week. They’re filling up quick if you wish to play in opposition to me and others: