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Ranking the projected starting American League second basemen for 2019

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Jose Altuve, Astros

A three-time American League batting champ, Altuve equaled his career .316 average with that same mark in 2018. While he still had a superb season, his 13 homers were much less than the 24 he had in both 2016 and 2017. His 17 steals are well behind the slightly-over 37 that he averaged in the six years prior. That seems like nitpicking thought for the 28-year-old who is still a star player. MLB.com lists him as the top second baseman in fantasy.

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