Second Base Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Howie Kendrick, 2B, ANA4/18/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles second baseman Howie Kendrick found his home run stroke on Friday.
Insight: Kendrick belted two homers in the Angels' 11-6 victory. Friday marks Kendrick's first multi-homer game since April 23rd of last season.
Jonathan Schoop, 2B, BALHot4/18/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop crushed four hits Friday in an 8-4 win over Boston.
Insight: The Baltimore rookie has hit .429 during his seven-game hitting streak. Schoop has seven RBI during that span. We'll see how he does Saturday against Red Sox left-hander Felix Doubront (1-2, 6.75 ERA).
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN4/18/2014 7:54:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips left Friday's game because of back spasms. SOURCE: John Fay, Cincinnati Enquirer
Insight: He went 1-for-2 before exiting in the third inning. Consider Phillips (.313, 1 HR, 3 RBI) day-to-day.
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYMHot4/18/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is 6-for-14 (.428) against Braves starter Aaron Harang.
Insight: Five of Murphy's six hits against Harang have gone for extra bases. He's posted three consecutive multi-hit games entering Friday's action and with a favorable matchup is a must start.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, TAM4/18/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Rays 2B/SS/OF Ben Zobrist is a career .417 hitter (5-for-12) versus Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda.
Insight: Zobrist's five hits have all been of the extra base variety, including two homers and a 1.783 OPS. He's batting .268 this season with a .388 OBP due to walking 11 times already. He's a solid play on Friday.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DET4/17/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler bopped his second home run of the season Thursday in a win over Cleveland.
Insight: Kinsler, who finished with four RBI, has gone 7-for-17 over his last four games. The former Ranger recorded his third stolen base of the season on Thursday, though he was also caught stealing.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLECold4/17/2014 2:28:00 PM
Description: It was a short day for Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis as he was ejected in the third inning for arguing a strike call.
Insight: Not much was expected of Kipnis anyway, as he was just 3-for-24 (.125) in his career against Detroit's right-hander Justin Verlander, so this shouldn't hurt too many lineups.
Brian Roberts, 2B, NYY4/17/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Brian Roberts' MRI came back negative and he is questionable for Thursday's game against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Roberts hasn't played since Saturday due to a back injury. The 36-year-old is hitting just .129 with one RBI this season and shouldn't be owned in most leagues.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLECold4/17/2014 9:40:00 AM
Description: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is an ugly 3-for-24 (.125) in his career against Detroit's right-hander Justin Verlander.
Insight: That includes 11 Ks. Kipnis is hitting .220 with two homers, three steals and 11 walks in 14 games this season.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS4/16/2014 4:20:00 PM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia has returned to the starting lineup. SOURCE: Peter Abraham, Boston Globe
Insight: He's been out with inflammation in his wrist. Pedroia will bat leadoff tonight for the 92nd time in his career. He's a .262 lifetime hitter from that spot in the lineup (98-for-374).
Matt Carpenter, 2B, STL4/16/2014 1:01:00 PM
Description: St. Louis third baseman Matt Carpenter is out of the lineup Wednesday. SOURCE: Jenifer Langosch, mlb.com
Insight: Carpenter will get his first day off of the season. He went 0-for-5 over his last two games to drop from .295 to .265 but has 11 runs, nine RBI and 11 walks this season.
Nick Franklin, 2B, SEA 4/16/2014 11:54:00 AM
Description: The Mariners have called up SS Nick Franklin from Triple-A Tacoma. Franklin went 17-for-43 (.395) with four homers in his first 11 games at Triple-A to earn a callup.
Insight: Brad Miller, who won the shortstop job with a hot spring, hit two homers in the second game of the year but has batted .214 with a 19/1 K/BB in 56 at-bats this season. Franklin is a former first-round pick and top prospect who started off with a .277 average and 10 HRs in his first 52 games last year but hit .167 with two homers in his final 50. He could see some outfield duty with Logan Morrison (hamstring) out, according to Jon Heyman of cbssports.com.
Neil Walker, 2B, PITHot4/16/2014 11:29:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh second baseman Neil Walker has hit four home runs over his last five games but he'll run into Johnny Cueto Wednesday against the Reds.
Insight: Walker has five homers in 14 games after blasting six in his final nine last year. He didn't hit his fifth homer in 2013 until his 51st game. Cueto has limited the second baseman to six hits in 28 at-bats (.214), however.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SDP4/16/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: San Diego second baseman Jedd Gyorko only has seven at-bats against Colorado's Jorge De La Rosa, but he collected six hits, including two doubles.
Insight: Gyorko, who just got a new contract extension, is 8-for-50 (.160) with one home run so far after hitting .249 with 23 homers in 486 at-bats as a rookie.
Howie Kendrick, 2B, ANA4/16/2014 11:12:00 AM
Description: Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick has gone 9-for-20 (.450) with two homers and seven RBI against Oakland's Tommy Milone.
Insight: Kendrick is hitting . 241 with zero home runs and 12 Ks in 58 at-bats this season but he may be able to get his bat going Wednesday against Milone.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE4/16/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is 3-for-17 in his career against Detroit's Anibal Sanchez.
Insight: That includes six Ks. Kipnis is hitting .234 with two homers, three steals and 10 walks in 13 games this season.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS4/16/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: If Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (wrist) can return to the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox, he'll face a pitcher he's gone 2-for-17 against in John Danks.
Insight: Pedroia had a cortisone shot in his sore left wrist on Tuesday and didn't start for the second straight game. He pinch ran in the ninth inning. The 30-year-old has zero homers, one RBI and a .236 average this season.
Neil Walker, 2B, PITHot4/15/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh second baseman Neil Walker continued his home run binge with another long ball Tuesday in the second game of a double-header.
Insight: That gives Walker five blasts in 58 at bats this season. Last season, Walker didn't hit his fifth home run until June 12th. Walker's .310 batting average is a noticeable improvement from the .265 clip he hit for in 2013.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT4/15/2014 9:05:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker finished 3-for-5 with two homers in Monday's game against the Reds, which was suspended due to rain and completed on Tuesday.
Insight: Walker hit six homers in his final nine games last year and now he has started off with four in his first 13 games this season.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS4/15/2014 5:42:00 PM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia was given a cortisone shot in his injured wrist. He expects to return Wednesday against Chicago. SOURCE: Gordon Edes, ESPN Boston
Insight: Pedroia played all of last season with a torn muscle in his thumb and only wound up missing two games. You have to admire Pedroia's toughness, though it's a little concerning he only has nine home runs in his last 758 at bats.
Mark Ellis, 2B, STL4/15/2014 11:43:00 AM
Description: Cardinals second baseman Mark Ellis has been activated from the disabled list (knee).
Insight: Kolten Wong should continue to be the Cardinals starter with Ellis filling a backup role. Ellis used to have low-end value when he played with Oakland, but hasn't produced an OPS above .700 since 2011.
Dee Gordon, 2B, LOS4/15/2014 10:43:00 AM
Description: Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon is just 1-for-13 (.077) against Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum.
Insight: Gordon beat out Alex Guerrero for the second base job this spring and has continues to play well, batting .400 through the first 11 games with a league-leading nine steals. Proceed with caution on Tuesday based on the unfavorable matchup with Lincecum.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, TAM4/15/2014 9:34:00 AM
Description: Rays 2B/SS/OF Ben Zobrist is a career .105 hitter (2-for-19) versus Baltimore right-hander Miguel Gonzalez.
Insight: Zobrist is a career .277 hitter left-handed (.256 right-handed), but hasn't had any success versus Gonzalez. Add in a strong wind blowing in from left field on Tuesday and you have all the ingredients for a low output evening.
Dan Uggla, 2B, ATL4/14/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Atlanta second baseman Dan Uggla hit two homers, including a go-ahead grand slam in the top of the ninth, Monday at Philadelphia.
Insight: Uggla entered the game with a .195 average, zero homers, one walk and 12 strikeouts in 41 at-bats this season.
Matt Carpenter, 2B, STL4/14/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: St. Louis third baseman Matt Carpenter is done for the rest of the night on Monday. He was ejected for arguing a called third strike. SOURCE: Jenifer Langosch, mlb.com
Insight: Carpenter went 0-for-2 with a walk against the Brewers. He's hiting .283 with a homer, nine RBI and 10 runs this season.
Maicer Izturis, 2B, TOR 4/14/2014 8:36:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis will miss 4-to-6 months with a complete tear of the LCL in his left knee, according to Shi Davidi of sportsnet.ca.
Insight: Izturis tripped down the dugout steps during Sunday's game and tore the ligament. The 33-year-old has been getting most of the starts at second base but the job will now go to Ryan Goins (3-for-28 this season).
Rafael Furcal, 2B, MIA4/14/2014 5:50:00 PM
Description: Miami second baseman Rafael Furcal (hamstring) will start his minor league rehab assignment on Monday, according to Joe Frisaro of mlb.com. The Marlins anticipate using all 21 days for Furcal's assignment.
Insight: Furcal is one of the rare position players who underwent Tommy John surgery. He missed all of 2013 following the procedure and hasn't been a worthwhile fantasy option since he got off to a hot start in the first two months of 2012. His hamstring injury and advanced age mean he won't be looking to run much when he does make his 2014 debut.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOSCold4/14/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has no fracture or structural damage in his left wrist, according to Rob Bradford of weei.com.
Insight: Pedroia should avoid the disabled list and may even rejoin the lineup Tuesday at Chicago. The 30-year-old missed Sunday's series finale against the rival Yankees and went 7-for-45 (.156) over his last 10 games.
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM4/14/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is 6-for-13 (.462) against Arizona right-hander Bronson Arroyo.
Insight: Murphy missed some time due to paternity leave, but he's back and a viable fantasy option on Tuesday. He's hit safely in eight of 11 games this season.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, TAMHot4/14/2014 9:51:00 AM
Description: Rays 2B/SS/OF Ben Zobrist is a career .435 hiiter (10-for-23) versus Baltimore left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: Zobrist is coming off a two-homer afternoon and has hit safely in six of his last seven games to raise his average to .277 with an .871 OPS. Add in a strong wind blowing out to left field on Monday and you have all the ingredients for another solid day with the bat.
Brian Roberts, 2B, NYY4/13/2014 11:07:00 PM
Description: Yanees second baseman Brian Roberts' MRI came back negative and he'll be reevaluated in a few days. SOURCE: Jeff Roberts, Bergen Record.
Insight: Roberts missed Sunday's game with a back injury. The 36-year-old is hitting just .129 with one RBI this season and shouldn't be owned in most leagues.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SDP4/13/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: San Diego second baseman Jedd Gyorko belted his first home run of the 2014 season Sunday against the Tigers.
Insight: He took 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer deep in the second inning. The 25-year-old had 23 homers in 486 at-bats last season but is batting .163 with 16 strikeouts in his first 43 at-bats this year.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHIHot4/13/2014 8:32:00 PM
Description: Three more hits Sunday against Miami has Philadelphia second baseman Chase Utley's average up to .500 (20-for-40).
Insight: He hit his sixth double and three homer Sunday and suddenly looks like vintage Utley. The 35-year-old has just two strikeouts so far.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, TAM4/13/2014 7:45:00 PM
Description: Rays 2B/SS/OF Ben Zobrist went yard from both sides of the plate and drove in four runs Sunday at Cincinnati.
Insight: Zobrist is batting .277 with three homers, six RBI and an .871 OPS so far. As usual, he's walking a ton (8 BBs, 7 Ks). The utilityman is a career .238 hitter in April, but he's off to a nice start for a change.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN4/13/2014 7:39:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips had three singles in five at-bats Sunday against the Rays and is hitting .327 with a homer and three RBI this season.
Insight: Phillips has 11 Ks in 52 plate appearances and has benefited from a .405 BABIP. He's not a .300 hitter and fantasy owners shouldn't expect this to continue. He also doesn't run much anymore (five steals last year, zero this year).
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOSCold4/13/2014 6:17:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is not in Sunday's lineup and is going back to Boston for tests on his sore left wrist. SOURCE: Gordon Edes, espnboston.com.
Insight: If Pedroia has to go on the disabled list, the Red Sox would probably fill the spot with Ryan Roberts, though they may go the bold route and call up Mookie Betts from Double-A Portland. Betts is hitting .457 with six extra-base hits and four steals in 35 at-bats this season and is ranked as Boston's No. 6 prospect by MLB.com. We'll see how Pedroia's tests go.
Danny Espinosa, 2B, WAS4/13/2014 4:01:00 PM
Description: It looks like Danny Espinosa is going to be Washington's everyday second baseman for the next 4-6 weeks while Ryan Zimmerman (thumb) is on the DL.
Insight: Zimmerman broke his thumb Saturday. Espinosa averaged 19 homers and 18 steals per season in 2011-12 but played through an injury and hit just .158 in 44 games last year. He came into Sunady with a .316 average in 19 at-bats this season and could help out NL-only owners looking for middle-infield help.
Dan Uggla, 2B, ATL4/13/2014 10:34:00 AM
Description: Atlanta second baseman Dan Uggla isn't in the starting lineup for Sunday's game versus the Nationals. SOURCE: Mark Bowman, MLB.com
Insight: Uggla's low batting average becomes a lot more tolerable when he's producing good power numbers. However, that hasn't been the case this season as he's now homerless in 41 at bats. Tyler Pastornicky will draw the start at second base.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHIHot4/11/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia second baseman Chase Utley had another two-hit game Friday against Miami.
Insight: Utley is hitting .469 with two homers, seven RBI and just two strikeouts in 32 at-bats.
Omar Infante, 2B, KAN4/11/2014 6:08:00 PM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante (jaw) is in the starting lineup Friday, according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star.
Insight: Infante suffered a sprained jaw and required six stitches when he was hit in the face by a Heath Bell pitch on April 7.
Maicer Izturis, 2B, TORHot4/11/2014 4:07:00 PM
Description: Jays infielder Maicer Izturis will make his fifth consecutive start at second base.
Insight: Izturis seems to surpasses Ryan Goins in the pecking order. That will happen when you are batting .385 with an .852 OPS.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MINHot4/11/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: Minnesota second baseman Brian Dozier is a .556 hitter against Royals starter Bruce Chen (5-for-9) with three extra base hits and a 1.822 OPS.
Insight: After starting 0-for-13 to start the year, Dozier is starting to hit the ball with authority. He's homered in his last two games and leads the league in runs scored (9). Add in the favorable matchup and he's a solid play on Friday.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI4/11/2014 9:36:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia second baseman Chase Utley is hitless in six at-bats against Miami ace Jose Fernandez.
Insight: The two games Utley missed due to illness didn't cool off his bat as he added two more hits to raise his average to .464. This unfavorable matchup might.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI4/10/2014 3:56:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia second baseman Chase Utley is back in the lineup on Thursday after missing a couple of days due to illness.
Insight: Cesar Hernandez (.250, 0 HR, 0 RBI) started at second base while Utley was sidelined. Hopefully, Utley will be as hot now as before he got ill (.458, 2 HR, 6 RBI).
Brian Roberts, 2B, NYY4/10/2014 3:53:00 PM
Description: Yanees 2B Brian Roberts will get Thursday night off with Dean Anna batting ninth as his replacement.
Insight: Roberts can use the day off as he's batting just .160 for the first nine games. Anna isn't any better with one hit in seven at bats, though he did bat .331 at Triple-A Tucson last season.
Aaron Hill, 2B, ARI4/10/2014 10:17:00 AM
Description: D'Backs second baseman Aaron Hill is a must start on Thursday against Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong.
Insight: Hill is 9-for-16 (.563) with a 1.424 OPS in their matchups. Hill didn't start on Wednesday, but did knock out a pinch-hit single in the sixth inning.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE4/10/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is a .385 hitter with a 1.246 OPS versus White Sox left-hander John Danks.
Insight: Kipnis is struggling so far, batting just .194, but has a favorable matchup.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU4/10/2014 10:11:00 AM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is hitless in seven at-bats against R.A. Dickey's knuckleball.
Insight: Altuve is hitting .303. with five RBI, three runs and three steals, but should be avoided on Thursday.
Anthony Rendon, 2B, WASHot4/9/2014 11:08:00 PM
Description: Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon has hit safely in all eight games this season.
Insight: Rendon had a triple and a single Wednesday and is batting .419 with five extra-base hits, eight RBI and six runs.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI4/9/2014 4:37:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia second baseman Chase Utley won't be available Wednesday against the Brewers. SOURCE: Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia
Insight: He's still battling the flu. Cesar Hernandez (.375, 0 HR, 0 RBI) will grab another start at second base. He went 1-for-3 with a walk in yesterday's game.
Marcus Semien, 2B, CWS4/9/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: White Sox second baseman Marcus Semien ripped four hits Tuesday in a victory over Colorado.
Insight: It's the seventh multi-hit game of Semien's career and his first of the four-hit variety. The jury's still out on Semien's fantasy potential but at least he's hanging in there with a .273 average in the month of April (9-for-33).
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SDP4/8/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: San Diego second baseman Jedd Gyorko was 2-for-21 prior to Tuesday's game but he went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI against the Indians.
Insight: Gyorko also struck out twice and has 11 Ks in 25 at-bats this year. The second baseman hit 15 homers in his last 204 at-bats last year to finish with 23 as a rookie.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU4/8/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve had three hits, including a double, and one RBI Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Altuve is hitting .310 with five RBI, two runs and three steals so far.
Omar Infante, 2B, KAN4/8/2014 6:23:00 PM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante was hit in the face by a Heath Bell pitch Monday night, according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star.
Insight: Infante suffered a sprained jaw and required six stitches. He'll be re-evaluated in a couple of days. Danny Valencia will take over at second base until Infante returns.
Ryan Roberts, 2B, BOS4/8/2014 2:16:00 PM
Description: Red Sox newly-acquired infielder Ryan Roberts will make his debut on Tuesday night at third base.
Insight: Roberts was cut by the Cubs last month after hitting .237 in spring training. He's insurance for the injured Will Middlebrooks. The last time he was fantasy relevant was 2010 when he smacked 19 homers and stole 18 bases for Arizona.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI4/8/2014 2:08:00 PM
Description: Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will miss Tuesday's game due to flu-like symptoms.
Insight: Utley is pounding the ball this spring, batting .458 with a pair of homers through the first two series, but is just a .148 lifetime hitter against Tuesday's starter right-hander Kyle Lohse. Hopefully he won't miss more than a day or two.
Matt Carpenter, 2B, STL4/8/2014 1:35:00 PM
Description: St. Louis third baseman Matt Carpenter is a .579 career average against Cincinnati right-hander Homer Bailey.
Insight: Carpenter is 11-for-19, though without much power (two doubles, nine singles). Fantasy owners hope he'll get close to last year's breakout season (.318, 126 runs, 199 hits, 78 RBI).
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM4/8/2014 12:49:00 PM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is 6-for-11 (.545) with five extra base hits and a 1.727 OPS versus Atlanta starter Aaron Harang.
Insight: Murphy missed some time due to paternity leave, but he's back and a viable fantasy option on Tuesday plus multi-position eligible.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI4/8/2014 10:01:00 AM
Description: Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is just a .148 lifetime hitter against Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse (4-for-27).
Insight: Utley is pounding the ball this spring, batting .458 with a pair of homers through the first two series. Fantasy owners would probably like to put him out there given the wind blowing out to right on Tuesday, but his lack of success against Lohse makes that a gamble.
Ryan Roberts, 2B, BOS4/7/2014 6:26:00 PM
Description: The Red Sox have signed infielder Ryan Roberts to a one-year deal.
Insight: He'll give the team some insurance at third base while Middlebrooks is out with a calf strain. Roberts was cut by the Cubs last month after hitting .237 in spring training.
Alexi Amarista, 2B, SDP4/7/2014 3:43:00 PM
Description: San Diego IF/OF Alexi Amarista will get a start in center field on Monday after blasting a pinch-hit home run Sunday.
Insight: Amarista doesn't usually get many starts and the homer was his first hit of the season. he batted .236 over 368 at-bats last season and has little-to-no fantasy value.
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL4/6/2014 11:07:00 AM
Description: Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong is not in the starting lineup Sunday, according to foxsportsmidwest.com.
Insight: Daniel Descalso will start at second base. Wong had one hit in each of the first four games but went 0-for-4 Saturday to drop his average to .235.
Howie Kendrick, 2B, ANA4/6/2014 9:51:00 AM
Description: Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick started off 0-for-10 but has gone 4-for-10 with two doubles and two RBI the last two games. He also has a terrific matchup Sunday.
Insight: Kendrick has gone 8-for-18 (.444) against Astros starter Scott Feldman.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN4/6/2014 9:31:00 AM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is 7-for-18 (.389) with two homers in his career against Mets starter Jon Niese.
Insight: Niese was supposed to start on Opening Day for New York but he was set back by shoulder and elbow issues. Phillips went deep Saturday and is 5-for-20 with seven Ks this season.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHIHot4/5/2014 6:48:00 PM
Description: Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has homered in two straight games against the Cubs.
Insight: Utley has collected at least one hit in all five games this season and is 10-for-21 (.476) with two doubles, two homers, five RBI and just one strikeout.
Yangervis Solarte, 2B, NYY4/5/2014 11:18:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Yangervis Solarte will likely move to 3B as a result of the injury to Mark Teixeira.
Insight: Solarte is off to a hot start, batting .500 through his first three games. As long as he stays hot there will be a spot in the lineup for him.
Emilio Bonifacio, 2B, CHC4/5/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Cubs IF/OF Emilio Bonifacio is off to a great start, but he's just 1-for-10 against Phillies ace Cliff Lee.
Insight: Bonifacio is batting a league-leading .579 (11-for-19) with four SB and three runs scored, but the Phillies pitching staff held him hitless on Friday and he has a poor matchup on saturday.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE4/4/2014 9:01:00 PM
Description: The Indians have signed second baseman Jason Kipnis to a six-year, $52.5 million contract extension.
Insight: He's a bargain compared to Dustin Pedroia (eight years, $110 million) and Robinson Cano (ten years, $240 million). Through four games, Kipnis is hitting .188 with no homers or RBI.
Anthony Rendon, 2B, WAS4/4/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon is back in the lineup after a day off.
Insight: Rendon is 4-for-10 with a home run and five RBI in the first two games and appears to be solidly entrenched as a fantasy-worthy second baseman. He'll bat second against Braves starter David Hale.

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