Using FantasyPros Zeile Consensus Projections, we calculated the relative positional value (RPV) for Yahoo 2B, SS and MI positions.  Instead of using the top scoring players at each position, we looked at the top ADP.  We listed 14 players at 2B/SS, as Jonathan Villar and Jean Segura are eligible for both.  For MI, we took what was left of the 2B/SS position after the top 12 were selected at each position.

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Second Base

Yahoo 2B RPV Fantasy Baseball

ADPPlayerProjRPV
(503.5 avg)
3Jose Altuve56011%
14Trea Turner5387%
29Robinson Cano5448%
30Jonathan Villar5142%
31Daniel Murphy5010%
32Brian Dozier57614%
45Rougned Odor56011%
58Dee Gordon443-12%
62Jean Segura479-5%
64Matt Carpenter486-3%
70Ian Kinsler5142%
84DJ LeMahieu450-11%
96Jason Kipnis460-9%
114Dustin Pedroia424-16%

As you can see, we ordered them by ADP, but RPV is all over the place.  Clearly, if you do not want Altuve in the 1st round, or don't get the chance to draft him, you can wait for Dozier/Odor in the 3rd/4th rounds.  I like LeMahieu/Kipnis enough to ignore their -11%/-9% RPV and would be more than happy starting the season with him as my 2B - you just have to make sure you nailed your other draft picks!

Shortstop

Yahoo SS RPV Fantasy Baseball

ADPSSProjRPV
(485.7 avg)
8Manny Machado60424%
17Carlos Correa56516%
18Corey Seager53711%
25Francisco Lindor5319%
27Xander Bogaerts5258%
30Jonathan Villar5146%
35Trevor Story54212%
62Jean Segura479-1%
123Addison Russell455-6%
130Eduardo Nunez409-16%
132Aledmys Diaz414-15%
136Troy Tulowitzki425-13%
142Jose Peraza389-20%
153Javier Baez411-15%

Machado is the top SS eligible player, despite being the Orioles 3B.  At his natural position, he has an RPV of 9%, where the top 12 average is 552.8 projected points.  All of the hype entering the 2017 MLB season surrounds Peraza/Baez, but fantasy baseball owners can comfortably draft Diaz and compete for a championship!

Middle Infield

Yahoo MI RPV Fantasy Baseball

ADPMIProj RPV
(415.2 avg)
150Ben Zobrist4232%
155Elvis Andrus401-3%
158Brad Miller45911%
169Jonathan Schoop4519%
171Dansby Swanson407-2%
205Logan Forsythe411-1%
208Tim Anderson400-4%
215Brandon Crawford4160%
227Devon Travis395-5%
239Jedd Gyorko378-9%
240Starlin Castro407-2%
244Didi Gregorius403-3%
245Neil Walker4283%
247Marcus Semien4447%
255Asdrubal Cabrera406-2%

There is still some good value left to fill out your roster but Semien is a seriously undervalued fantasy player, despite his career .246 avg.  I would love to have him as a MI/Util candidate and a backup SS to my starter.

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