Only Josh Reddick will hit more fly balls than me. But he's a serial masturbator.
While Robinson Cano sits atop all 2B cheat sheets, it is Ian Kinsler who has the most potential. Cano is a safe bet for greatness, but he has no chance of pushing a 30/30 season, which Kinsler has done twice since '09. Don't let the poor BA fool you, Ian makes plenty of contact (12.2 K% vs Cano's 11.8). Kinsler's poor BA is the result of his flyball tendencies. Kinsler is projected to hit nearly 75 more FBs than Cano (251 vs 177). For someone like Kinsler, playing in such a hitter's paradise, you would think his career best HR/FB would be higher than 12.5-percent. If he were to experience a "lucky" season like everyone does at some point, he could hit 40 HR (that is only a 15.9 HR/FB). Then there is the "lucky" BABIP. You can bet on a mediocre BA from Kinsler, but he is different than the strikeout-prone hitters with mediocre batting averages. Plus, I guarantee he will play 162 games. If he doesn't I'll refund your money times five. Did I just rank Ian Kinsler ahead of Robinson Cano? Check out the 2B rankings and projections after the jump:no comments