2012 Position Preview: Second base

Updated: March 27, 2012, 4:48 PM ET
By Brian Gramling | Special to ESPN.com

No infield position is as thin as second base, which places only nine players among the top 160 in ESPN.com's initial rankings. That barely beats out the eight catchers among this group and falls way short of the 14 shortstops that make the top 160.

In a position lacking much power -- only three second basemen hit 22 or more homers in 2011 -- one would think there would be a good chunk of high-average hitters and/or speedsters to be had. But that really was not the case at all last ...

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