Like Buster Posey at catcher, Jose Altuve is the undisputed king at his position. Altuve hit .338 (yes, you read that correctly) with a .396 on-base percentage and .531 slugging with a career high 24 bombs. Hard to argue with that type of production. I had to drop Jason Kipnis just a bit with the news that a shoulder injury will keep him out an additional four to five weeks.
If he is able to stick to that schedule and come back and be effective by the end of April he’ll be a top 10 second baseman. Dee Gordon is an oddity in that he doesn’t have huge power numbers, but his stolen base production (30 in just 79 games in 2016) can’t be ignored.
This category also features a lot of players who have position eligibility at multiple spots on the field. Trea Turner, Daniel Murphy, Jean Segura, Matt Carpenter, and Javi Baez are just a few of the players offering multi-position versatility.