X
Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Gain Access Now

X

Receive free daily analysis

NFL
NBA
NHL
NASCAR
CFB
MLB
MMA
PGA
ESPORTS
BETTING

Already have an account? Log In

X

Forgot Password


POPULAR FANTASY TOOLS

Expert Advice
Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Daily Stats & Leaders
All Pitcher Matchups
Compare Any Players
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

Second Baseman Busts for 2022 Fantasy Baseball Drafts

Second base has a lot of question marks and is home to some of the biggest boom or bust players in baseball.  Don’t let the scarcity at the position trick you into taking unnecessary risks.

Sometimes all it takes is a few bad picks to completely derail a fantasy baseball season.  Avoiding major busts is going to put you at a big advantage, and it’s important to know which guys have the highest chance of dragging your team down.

Busts can mean a lot of different things, but in this case, these are guys that are going relatively early that have a high chance of not returning value.  All three of these guys have the potential to be fantastic, but even more of a chance to hurt your team than help it.  Here are three second baseman I am avoiding at their ADP for 2022.

Be sure to check all of our fantasy baseball lineup tools and weekly lineup resources:

 

Brandon Lowe, Tampa Bay Rays

Strikeouts are going to be a theme here, and that’s my biggest concern with Brandon Lowe. While he had a career-high 39 HR in 2021, he paired that with 167 Ks, fitting in the 15th percentile in the whole league. Lowe essentially has to give 35+ homers in order to make those Ks worth it, and it’s hard to believe that will happen again.

His 89.3 average exit velocity isn’t terrible, but not what you’re looking for when drafting a power specialist. His .247 batting average and seven steals aren’t helping you much, and it makes it hard for me to see him returning value at pick 72. If it’s power that you’re looking for from Lowe, I would much prefer waiting much deeper in the draft for guys like Franmil Reyes (ADP 113.3) or Jorge Soler (ADP 200.3), just to name a few. I don’t think Lowe will be a complete disaster, but just too early to take a guy that whiffs as much as he does and has only shown elite power once.

 

Jazz Chisholm, Miami Marlins

Jazz Chisholm is one of the most exciting young players in the game, but maybe take a look at his Baseball Savant page before getting too excited.

There isn’t a ton here to get excited about.  His plate discipline is awful, sporting a 28.6 K% and a 6.7 BB%.  That’s a 0.23 BB/K ratio, 9th worst in baseball last season.  To go with that, his batting average is concerning too. His .248 actual batting average wasn’t great, but his .238 expected average suggests it could have been even worse.

His power and speed potential is certainly high, but I find it hard to rely on Chisholm to be anything more than a glorified steals specialist in 2022. He’s seen his ADP drop from inside the top 75 to around pick 90.7 and could continue to drop. Inside the top 100 is still a bit early to take a gamble on someone with a floor as low as his.  t only 24 years old, there is still a lot of room for growth for Chisholm, especially with his plate discipline. That being said, it might be smart to let him go through that development on somebody else’s team in 2022.

 

Javier Baez, Detroit Tigers

I’m sure everyone reading this knows the risk they are taking if they draft Javier Baez.  It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that Baez has looked like the BEST hitter in the league at times and has looked like the WORST hitter in the league other times since his debut in 2014. You never truly know what you’re going to get, and the floor is just way too low at his ADP (71) for me to buy in. His plate discipline is horrendous, as he had the worst K% in his career last year at 33.6% (3rd percentile) and a 5.1 BB% (6th percentile). That’s good for a 0.15 BB/K ratio, dead last among qualified hitters in 2021. While he’s had a decent batting average in the past, the chances of that happening again are only going to decrease as he gets older.

He was great with the Mets last year, hitting .299 with 9 HR and .515 SLG in 47 games, but he isn’t on the Mets anymore. His new home field and lineup in Detroit aren’t going to do him any favors, which is another reason for concern. There is a chance you get Mets Baez for a whole season in 2022 but pick 71 is too early to swing for the fences this hard in drafts.



Download Our Free News & Alerts Mobile App

Like what you see? Download our updated fantasy baseball app for iPhone and Android with 24x7 player news, injury alerts, sleepers, prospects & more. All free!



More Fantasy Baseball Advice




POPULAR FANTASY TOOLS

Expert Advice
Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Daily Stats & Leaders
All Pitcher Matchups
Compare Any Players
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

REAL-TIME FANTASY NEWS

Adam Svensson22 mins ago

Looking For Putting Consistency
Nolan Arenado52 mins ago

Getting A Breather Wednesday
TJ Friedl57 mins ago

Activated And Starting Wednesday
Oneil Cruz1 hour ago

Sitting Against Lefty For Game 1
Kerry Carpenter1 hour ago

Tigers Place Kerry Carpenter On 10-Day Injured List
Sam Reinhart2 hours ago

Ties Series Against Rangers With Dramatic Power-Play Goal
Aleksander Barkov2 hours ago

Enjoys Second Consecutive Multi-Point Game
Adam Fox3 hours ago

Records Two Assists In Game 4 Loss
Artemi Panarin3 hours ago

Posts Pair Of Helpers In Game 4
Vincent Trocheck3 hours ago

Extends Point Streak With Power-Play Goal
Blake Wheeler3 hours ago

Logs Nine Minutes In First Game Since February
Daniel Gafford3 hours ago

Effective At Both Ends Tuesday
Kyrie Irving3 hours ago

Suffers First Closeout Game Loss
Luka Doncic4 hours ago

Posts Ninth Postseason Triple-Double
Mike Conley4 hours ago

Impactful At Both Ends In Game 4 Win
Rudy Gobert4 hours ago

Posts Double-Double In Vital Win
Anthony Edwards4 hours ago

Flirts With Triple-Double Once Again
Karl-Anthony Towns4 hours ago

Ends Slump With 25-Point Effort
Josh Naylor13 hours ago

Homers Twice, Plates Five Tuesday
Jake Irvin13 hours ago

Fans 10 In No-Decision Tuesday
Trevor Megill13 hours ago

Leaves After Being Hit By Comebacker
Francisco Lindor14 hours ago

Injures Finger On Bunt Attempt
Ryan Fox14 hours ago

Trying To Contend On PGA Tour
Nicolai Hojgaard14 hours ago

Finding The PGA Grind Rough
Kevin Yu14 hours ago

In For A Long Week At RBC Canadian Open
Doug Ghim14 hours ago

Struggling With His Golf Game This Spring
Ben Griffin14 hours ago

Attempts To Rebound Up In Canada
Davis Thompson15 hours ago

It Is Full Steam Ahead For Davis Thompson At RBC Canadian Open
Keider Montero15 hours ago

Coming Up For Wednesday's Doubleheader
Erik Van Rooyen15 hours ago

Looking To Ride With The Hot Putter In Canada
Vinnie Pasquantino15 hours ago

Has Leg Contusion
Freddie Freeman15 hours ago

Homers With Three RBI In Matinee
Tylor Megill15 hours ago

Dominates Dodgers In Game 1
TJ Friedl15 hours ago

Takes Live Batting Practice Tuesday
Jimmy Butler15 hours ago

76ers Willing To Give Jimmy Butler A Max Extension
Bobby Miller16 hours ago

To Make Another Rehab Start This Weekend
Daniel Berger16 hours ago

Heads Back To RBC Canadian Open
Josh Lowe16 hours ago

Resumes All Baseball Activities
Akshay Bhatia16 hours ago

Has Bounce-Back Opportunity At RBC Canadian Open
Zach Eflin16 hours ago

Set To Throw Bullpen Session Thursday
Tom Kim16 hours ago

Playing Well Heading To RBC Canadian Open
Vinnie Pasquantino16 hours ago

Leaves With Apparent Injury
Maverick McNealy16 hours ago

Returns To RBC Canadian Open
PGA16 hours ago

Alex Noren Yet To Miss A Cut Heading To RBC Canadian Open
Rory McIlroy16 hours ago

Continues Stellar Season At RBC Canadian Open
Keith Mitchell17 hours ago

Looking For Any Signs Of Life With Putter In Canada
Merrill Kelly18 hours ago

Expected To Begin A Throwing Program Next Week
Geraldo Perdomo18 hours ago

To Get Into Live Games "Very Shortly"
Brandon Woodruff18 hours ago

Plays Catch Tuesday
Rhys Hoskins18 hours ago

Could Return Next Week
Sam Burns18 hours ago

Looking To Have Bounce-Back Performance In Canada
Shane Lowry19 hours ago

The Range Of Outcomes Is Wide For Shane Lowry At RBC Canadian
Justin Fields19 hours ago

Says He Won't Return Kicks
SEA19 hours ago

Kraken Appoint Dan Bylsma As Head Coach
SJ19 hours ago

Sharks Sign Will Smith To Entry-Level Deal
Simone Fontecchio19 hours ago

Undergoes Surgery On His Left Big Toe Tuesday
Darius Slayton19 hours ago

Spotted At OTAs
Igor Shesterkin20 hours ago

Looks To Keep Momentum Going In Game 4
Sergei Bobrovsky20 hours ago

Hopes To Avoid Third Consecutive Defeat Tuesday
Nico Collins20 hours ago

Texans Agree On A Contract Extension
Kyle Okposo20 hours ago

Set To Re-Enter Panthers Lineup For Game 4
Vladimir Tarasenko20 hours ago

Drops Down To Third Line Tuesday
Keldon Johnson20 hours ago

Spurs Willing To Hear Offers For Keldon Johnson
NASCAR20 hours ago

Stewart-Haas Racing Will Cease Operations After 2024 Season
Pascal Siakam21 hours ago

Expected To Receive A Max Contract Offer From Pacers
Maxi Kleber21 hours ago

Available For Game 4
Mike Conley21 hours ago

Questionable For Game 4 Tuesday
Drake Maye23 hours ago

Patriots Sign Drake Maye To Rookie Deal
Tee Higgins23 hours ago

A No-Show At OTAs
Ja'Marr Chase23 hours ago

Not Present For Voluntary OTAs
Evan Bouchard1 day ago

Continues Prolific Playoff Run With 17th Assist
Zach Hyman1 day ago

Notches 13th Postseason Goal
Connor McDavid1 day ago

Reaches 100 Playoff Points In Monday's Loss
Tyler Seguin1 day ago

Delivers Two Assists In Game 3 Victory
Roope Hintz1 day ago

Returns To Stars Lineup With Two Assists
Jason Robertson1 day ago

Ends 10-Game Goal Drought WIth First Playoff Hat Trick
T.J. McConnell1 day ago

Solid Off The Bench In Game 4 Loss
Pascal Siakam1 day ago

Logs A Double-Double In Final Game Of The Season
Andrew Nembhard1 day ago

Scores Team-High 24 Points In Game 4 Loss
Jrue Holiday1 day ago

Caps Off Efficient Series With 17-Point Effort
Derrick White1 day ago

Extraordinary On The Defensive End In Game 4
Jayson Tatum1 day ago

Bags Another Double-Double In Game 4 Versus Indiana
Jaylen Brown1 day ago

Named Eastern Conference Finals MVP
Dereck Lively2 days ago

II Officially Doubtful For Game 4
Christopher Bell2 days ago

Gets Booed After Winning Rain-Shortened Coca-Cola 600
Brad Keselowski2 days ago

Finishes Second At Charlotte
Tyler Reddick2 days ago

Recovers From Drive-Through Penalty To Finish Fourth At Charlotte
Ty Gibbs2 days ago

Has Great Speed At Charlotte
William Byron2 days ago

Finishes Third, Has Significantly Improved At Passing
Justin Allgaier2 days ago

Finishes 13th At Charlotte In Substitute Role For Kyle Larson
Brady Tkachuk2 days ago

Senators General Manager Denies Brady Tkachuk Is On The Trade Block
Jacob Trouba2 days ago

Escapes Suspension For Elbowing
Jake Oettinger2 days ago

Aims To Continue Road Success On Monday
Brandon McManus2 days ago

Accused Of Sexual Assault
Chase Elliott2 days ago

Finishes Seventh In Rain-Shortened Coca-Cola 600
Alex Bowman2 days ago

Earns Ninth Top-10 Finish Of 2024 At Charlotte Motor Speedway
Josh Berry2 days ago

Hangs On To Tenth At Charlotte
Denny Hamlin2 days ago

Grinds Out Top Five Result At Charlotte
Hunter Renfrow3 days ago

Browns Considering Adding Hunter Renfrow?
Kyle Larson3 days ago

Will Miss Start of Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte; Do Not Pick Him in DFS
William Byron3 days ago

a Strong Contender for the Coca-Cola 600
Martin Truex Jr3 days ago

Looking for First Win of the Season at Charlotte
Denny Hamlin3 days ago

Should Contend for Coca-Cola 600 Win
Derrick Henry3 days ago

Will Be Involved In Passing Attack
NASCAR3 days ago

Bubba Wallace Will Start 12th In The Coca-Cola 600
Tyler Reddick3 days ago

Why Tyler Reddick Is Not A Core Play This Weekend At Charlotte
Joey Logano3 days ago

What Should You Do With Joey Logano This Weekend At Charlotte Motor Speedway?
Carson Hocevar3 days ago

Is Carson Hocevar A Value Play At Charlotte?
Ty Gibbs3 days ago

Will Start On The Pole In Sunday's Coca-Cola 600
Ryan Blaney3 days ago

a Strong DFS Play at Charlotte
Joe Burrow4 days ago

No "Special Pitch Counter" For Joe Burrow
Joe Mixon4 days ago

Dameon Pierce Viewed As A "One-Two Punch"
Brandon Aiyuk4 days ago

Reportedly Looking To Double Annual Salary
Grayson Murray4 days ago

PGA Tour Player Grayson Murray Passes Away At 30
Pat Freiermuth5 days ago

Developing Chemistry With New QB
Russell Wilson5 days ago

Looking Good At OTAs
Caleb Williams5 days ago

Has Struggled At OTAs
Christian Watson5 days ago

Hoping To Move Past Hamstring Issues
Anthony Richardson5 days ago

Won't Change His Playing Style
Blake Corum6 days ago

Rams Seeking Three-Down Role From Blake Corum
Javonte Williams6 days ago

Newcomers Threatening Javonte Williams' Role
Samaje Perine6 days ago

Jaleel McLaughlin Facing Threat To Workload
Courtland Sutton6 days ago

Not At OTAs
RANKINGS
C
1B
2B
3B
SS
OF
SP
RP

RANKINGS

QB
RB
WR
TE
K
DEF