Found January 11, 2013 on hardballchat.com:
When we looked at the top twenty fantasy second basemen we discovered that the crop was pretty weak. That means the same will also be true of the free agent crop of second baseman. Most of the prominent second basemen have been signed, but there are still a few left on the open market. There might not be any starting quality guys (depending on who you ask) but they could be valuable part time players. 1) Marco Scutaro– San Francisco Giants Fielding Hitting Running TRI 2012 -2.4 3.0 2.0 2.6 2011 0.2 4.2 0.7 5.1 2010 -1.3 -1.4 1.7 -4.4 2009 2.6 10.5 2.8 15.9 2008 16.3 -1.4 0.2 15.1 Scutaro was the only full-time free agent coming off a positive impact campaign. Unfortunately, he has steadily gone downhill since his back to back strong seasons in 2008 and 2009. That being said, he is considerably better than what the Giants have been throwing out there the past few seasons. 2) Freddy Sanchez– Free Agent Fielding Hi...
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