Fantasy baseball Stat Focus: Kipnis' wRC+ shows off offensive value

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Thanks to his wRC+ of 150, Jason Kipnis is arguably the best second baseman in fantasy baseball.

Thanks to his wRC+ of 150, Jason Kipnis is arguably the best second baseman in fantasy baseball.

Back to our Kipnis-Cano debate. Cano's wRC+ is an excellent 140 thus far this season, good for 21st in the league. Kipnis, however, is tied with Carlos Gonzalez for 11th with a wRC+ of 150. That matches Cano's career high, set last year. In just his second full season in the majors, Kipnis has a great chance to notch a better wRC+ than Cano ever has. The latter may still hold the second baseman championship belt, but Kipnis has a chance to claim it for good in 2014.