1. Robinson Cano– There may be concerns about Cano but with an improving Seattle lineup that now includes Nelson Cruz, Cano will improve on his 14 homers from last season. A top-10 overall selection is warranted with the talent there.
2. Anthony Rendon– One of the rising stars in the game. 21 homers, 83 RBI last season and those numbers are going to go up in 2015. A selection in the second round is needed with Rendon being someone owners don’t want to pass on.
3. Jose Altuve– The top fantasy player of 2014 with 225 hits and 56 steals to go with a .341 average looks great on paper. The Houston lineup looks great too. He will be gone before the first 25 picks are done.
4. Dee Gordon– A move to Miami should pay huge dividends for Gordon, who stole 64 bases last year and had 12 triples. There are some inside the park homers in Gordon this season. He will help in more than just one category.
5. Ian Kinsler– There is still a lot to like about Kinsler, who hit 17 homers and had 92 RBI for the Tigers last season in 684 at-bats. Detroit’s lineup will give him plenty of chances to knock in runs. He is still a top second baseman to own.
6. Jason Kipnis– It was a very down year for Kipnis in 2014 with just six homers in 129 games. He won’t be as bad in 2015. Kipnis simply isn’t someone that owners should be jumping to get in the first two or three rounds now.
7. Dustin Pedroia– There is questions about Pedroia and how good he will be for fantasy use this season. He hit just seven homers in 2014 while batting .278 to go with his six steals. The numbers should rise some but don’t get too excited.
8. Brian Dozier– The Minnesota second baseman looks like a star. 23 homers last season after 18 in 2013. While another jump in homers shouldn’t be expected, a jump in batting average would really add to his value.
9. Kolten Wong– An up and down year didn’t help Wong’s overall value going into 2015 but he is the everyday second baseman in St. Louis. Opportunities will lead to more offensive output. A season hitting .260 with 15 homers would work just fine.
10. Daniel Murphy– There hasn’t been as many solid players as Murphy in recent years. He is bound to hit around ten homers, bat around .290 and add 10-15 steals. He could be a sleeper later in the draft.