Fantasy Sports Fantasy Baseball

2013 Fantasy Baseball: Week 2 Player Rankings (4/8-4/14)

1 of 9

Week 2 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Derick Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The fantasy baseball season is officially in full swing and owners all over the country are in mid-season form.

Now that you have added your Week 1 wavier wire picks to your roster, it is finally time to set your Week 2 fantasy lineups. One of the most important aspects to setting your lineup is knowing what player to bench and which one to start. To eliminate the tough decisions, I will compile full player rankings for each week of the fantasy season.

It is also important to pay attention to box scores when planning your lineup because some people get off to slow starts, while others start off hot. So keep in mind that several All-Stars are rated much lower than usual, but it is simply due to the fact that they have gotten off to a rather slow start. As players like Josh Hamilton and Giancarlo Stanton start hitting home runs, you can bet to see them skyrocketing up my weekly rankings.

On the other side of the coin, players who are red hot right now will be ranked much higher than they normally would. Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis started the season off on fire, as he has blasted four home runs with 17 RBIs in the first week alone. If you have Davis on your fantasy squad, you better believe that you should have him in your starting lineup for Week 2.

To help you plan the rest of your starting lineup this week, here are my full Week 2 fantasy baseball player rankings:

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

2 of 9

Week 2 Catcher Rankings

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

1. Matt Weiters, Baltimore Orioles

2. Carlos Santana, Cleveland Indians

3. Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

4. Miguel Montero, Arizona Diamondbacks

5. Wilin Rosario, Colorado Rockies

6. John Buck, New York Mets

7. Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins

8. J. P. Arencibia, Toronto Blue Jays

9. Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals

10. Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals

11. Wilson Ramos, Washington Nationals

12. Chris Iannetta, Los Angeles Angels

13. A. J. Pierzynski, Texas Rangers

14. Tyler Flowers, Chicago White Sox

15. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Boston Red Sox

3 of 9

Week 2 First Base Rankings

Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

1. Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels

2. Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles

3. Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers

4. Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds

5. Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks

6. Todd Frazier, Cincinnati Reds

7. Justin Morneau, Minnesota Twins

8. Edwin Encarnacion, Toronto Blue Jays

9. Lance Berkman, Texas Rangers

10. Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs

11. Allen Craig, St. Louis Cardinals

12. Mark Reynolds, Cleveland Indians

13. Ike Davis, New York Mets

14. Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies

15. Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals

4 of 9

Week 2 Second Base Rankings

Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

1. Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

2. Ben Zorbist, Tampa Bay Rays

3. Ian Kinsler, Texas Rangers

4. Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox

5. Rickie Weeks, Milwaukee Brewers

6. Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds

7. Aaron Hill, Arizona Diamondbacks

8. Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies

9. Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Indians

10. Howard Kendrick, Los Angeles Angels

11. Danny Espinosa, Washington Nationals

12. Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

13. Dan Uggla, Atlanta Braves

14. Daniel Murphy, New York Mets

15. Omar Infante, Detroit Tigers

5 of 9

Week 2 Shortstop Rankings

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

1. Jose Reyes, Toronto Blue Jays

2. Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies

3. Ian Desmond, Washington Nationals

4. Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia Phillies

5. J. J. Hardy, Baltimore Orioles

6. Elvis Andrus, Texas Rangers

7. Starlin Castro, Chicago Cubs

8. Jean Segura, Milwaukee Brewers

9. Jed Lowrie, Oakland Athletics

10. Zack Cozart, Cincinnati Reds

11. Pete Kozma, St. Louis Cardinals

12. Alcides Escobar, Kansas City Royals

13. Everth Cabrera, San Diego Padres

14. Erick Aybar, Los Angeles Angels

15. Asdrubal Cabrera, Cleveland Indians

6 of 9

Week 2 Third Base Rankings

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

1. Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

2. David Wright, New York Mets

3. Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays

4. Ryan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals

5. Will Middlebrooks, Boston Red Sox

6. Kevin Youkilis, New York Yankees

7. Todd Frazier, Cincinnati Reds

8. Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers

9. Aramis Ramirez, Milwaukee Brewers

10. Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco Giants

11. Kyle Seager, Seattle Mariners

12. Mike Moustakas, Kansas City Royals

13. Trevor Plouffe, Minnesota Twins

14. Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles

15. Lonnie Chisenhall, Cleveland Indians

7 of 9

Week 2 Outfield Rankings

Daniel Shirey-USA Today Sports

1. Michael Morse, Seattle Mariners

2. Justin Upton, Atlanta Braves

3. Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles

4. Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

5. Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates

6. Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers

7. Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

8. Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals

9. Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

10. Shin-Soo Choo, Cincinnati Reds

11. Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland Athletics

12. Martin Prado, Arizona Diamondbacks

13. Josh Hamilton, Los Angeles Angels

14. Jacoby Ellsbury, Boston Red Sox

15. Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds

8 of 9

Week 2 Starting Pitcher Rankings

Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

1. Gio Gonzalez, Washington Nationals - (4/9) (4/14)

2. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers – (4/12)

3. Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners – (4/11)

4. Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers – (4/13)

5. Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals – (4/13)

6. Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants - (4/8) (4/13)

7. Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies - (4/13)

8. David Price, Tampa Bay Rays – (4/13)

9. Jeff Samardzija, Chicago Cubs – (4/12)

10. Andy Pettitte, New York Yankees – (4/9) (4/14)

11. Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers – (4/12)

12. Matt Harvey, New York Mets – (4/8) (4/14)

13. Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox – (4/13)

14. Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies – (4/9)

15. Zach Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers – (4/11)

* - dates reflects the pitcher’s schedule start during the week

9 of 9

Week 2 Closer Rankings

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

1. Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves

2. Sergio Romo, San Francisco Giants

3. Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati Reds

4. Jim Johnson, Baltimore Orioles

5. Rafael Soriano, Washington Nationals

6. Addison Reed, Chicago White Sox

7. Fernando Rodney, Tampa Bay Rays

8. Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees

9. Chris Perez, Cleveland Indians

10. Joel Hanrahan, Boston Red Sox

11. Mitchell Boggs, St. Louis Cardinals

12. Kyuji Fujikawa, Chicago Cubs

13. Jason Grilli, Pittsburgh Pirates

14. Greg Holland, Kansas City Royals

15. Glen Perkins, Minnesota Twins