At first glance, our fantasy 2B rankings for 2021 look fairly deep, but when you factor in multi-position eligibility, you can imagine many of these players going off the board earlier than expected, at least in deep leagues. In shallow leagues, you shouldn’t have a problem finding a good second baseman, even if you wait and dip down to the sleeper tier.
The great thing about second base is you can find almost whatever you need there. There are average hitters, power hitters, and steals contributors. That makes it tough to put this position into tiers, as it really comes down to category needs. A speedster like Nick Madrigal might have more value to your team than a slugger like Mike Moustakas depending on how you’ve built your team. Moustakas is ranked roughly 10 spots ahead of Madrigal — and will certainly go higher in drafts — but you could be better off waiting several rounds and scooping up Madrigal even if that means reaching a bit.