Fantasy Baseball Friday: Top Five Infielders in 2015 AL Central
By Dave Holcomb
Mar 10, 2015; Clearwater, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers second basemanIan Kinsler
(3) hits a triple to left field during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
2B Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers
There is a big drop off from the top two fantasy infielders in the AL Central to the third.
While Cabrera and Abreu should each go in the top 10 in fantasy drafts, Kinsler should be around to the end of the third or early part of the fourth round in 10-team leagues.
As far as second base options go, though, Kinsler is a top five second baseman in fantasy and can contribute a little bit of everything.
Last season he hit .275 with 17 home runs, 92 RBI, 100 runs and 15 stolen bases. His runs and RBI increased in his first season in Detroit last year while his average, home runs and stolen bases remained about the same.
In the Tigers potent lineup, Kinsler has the potential for another 100 run and 90 RBI season and could return back to the 20 stolen bases plateau, which he routinely reached with Texas.
Those are some big numbers for second basemen.