Ranking the projected starting National League second basemen in 2019

Scooter Gennett has put together two straight excellent years. [Image Source: Flickr | Andy Ziegler]
Scooter Gennett has put together two straight excellent years. [Image Source: Flickr | Andy Ziegler]

After two straight superb offensive seasons, Scooter Gennett enters 2019 as the top National League second baseman.

MLB

After looking at the projected starting second basemen in the American League, it is time to rank those that play in the Senior Circuit.

As a subjective list, many players can almost be considered interchangeable as to where they are ranked. Projected starters were taken from Roster Resource.

1

Scooter Gennett, Reds

Proving 2017 wasn't a fluke, Gennett was named an All-Star for the first time last year. He batted .310 with 23 home runs and 30 doubles. The 28-year-old also drove in over 90 runs for the second straight season. He grades out as an average defensive second baseman. NBC Sports recently spoke of how they expect him to once again put up excellent stats for fantasy baseball.

2

Ozzie Albies, Braves

While his numbers were for better prior to the All-Star break (.281 average, .834 OPS, 21 homers) compared to after (.226 average, .624 OPS, four homers), that is to be somewhat expected for a player who just turned 22 years old. He ended the year with 69 extra-base hits and set a franchise-record for the month of April with 19 of those. Defensive metrics lived his 2018 season at second base.

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