Here they are. A reminder -- these are the top-10 second baseman from 2006, not rankings or projections for 2007. We'll get to those in a couple weeks.
1. Chase Utley, Phillies
A fan-favorite in Philadelphia, Utley hit .309 with 32 homers and 102 RBIs last year. He also led the league with 131 runs scored and stole 15 bases. Utley signed a seven-year, $85 million deal with Philadelphia in the offseason.
2. Ray Durham, Giants
At 34-years-old, he set career-highs with 26 homers and 93 RBIs in 2006. He hasn't reached 500 at-bats in the last four seasons, but Durham has hit at least .280 in five straight seasons. Can he once again put up big power numbers? The Giants seem to think so. They signed Durham to a two-year, $14.5 million deal in the offseason.
3. Robinson Cano, Yankees
He missed 40 games, but Cano still hit .342 (third-best in the American League) and piled up 15 homers and 78 RBIs. At just 24-years-old, he figures to be one of the top fantasy second basemen for years to come.
4. Dan Uggla, Marlins
He made his major league debut at the age of 26 and turned out to be one of fantasy's biggest surprises last season. Uggla hit 27 homers in '06, which was good enough for second-best among second basemen. His 90 RBIs were third-best.
5. Brandon Phillips, Reds
After not panning out as a prospect in Cleveland, Phillips turned heads last year as Cincinnati's everyday second basemen. He hit .276 with 17 homers and 75 RBIs to go along with 25 stolen bases -- third best among second basemen.
6. Brian Roberts, Orioles
He set a career-high with 36 steals (tops among AL second basemen) last year to go along with a .286 average, 10 homers and 55 RBIs. Nine of his 10 bombs came after the All-Star break. Fantasy owners who are expecting big things from Roberts this season are hoping he'll produce power numbers like he did in '05 when he hit 18 homers and 73 RBIs.
7. Tadahito Iguchi, White Sox
In his second full major league season, Chicago's second baseman hit .281 with 18 homers and 67 RBIs. He showed minimal improvement from his rookie season in '05 when Iguchi hit .278 with 15 homers and 71 RBIs.
8. Josh Barfield, Indians
San Diego dealt him to Cleveland in the offseason for Kevin Kouzmanoff and Andrew Brown. As a rookie, Barfield hit .280 with 13 homers, 58 RBIs and 21 steals.
9. Orlando Hudson, Diamondbacks
In his first season with Arizona, Hudson hit .283 with career-highs 15 homers and 67 RBIs. Hudson also stole 11 bases. Fourteen of his 15 homers came in the final four months of the season.
10. Luis Castillo, Twins
He had a new team in '06, but Castillo's fantasy numbers stayed the same. After spending 10 years with the Marlins, Castillo hit .296 with 25 steals in his first season with Minnesota. Castillo consistenly bats around .300 and possesses no power.