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The Best Current MLB Second Basemen 

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Updated April 24, 2020 4.4k votes 443 voters 5.4k views 46 items

Whether you're working on your fantasy baseball roster or simply staying updated with the 2020 MLB rankings, this list of the best MLB second basemen currently playing will prove to be quite useful. Baseball fans, cast your votes for the players best at covering second base, executing double plays, and specializing in defense. Who are the best current second basemen in major league baseball today?

Perennial All-Star José Altuve of the Houston Astros definitely ranks in the top 10 second basemen, along with Jonathan Schoop and Brian Dozier. Other good MLB second basemen right now include Robinson Cano, Daniel Murphy, Ian Kinsler, Anthony Rizzo, and Dee Gordon. 

Vote for who you think are the best MLB second basemen currently playing in the league today and feel free to add any players who are missing from the list. 

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Javier Báez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
Javier Báez Chicago Cubs

Position: Shortstop, Second baseman

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Bats: Right

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Jose Altuve is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
Jose Altuve Houston Astros
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D. J. LeMahieu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
Colorado Rockies

Position: Infielder

Nationality: American

Birthplace: Visalia, California

Bats: Right

4
Gleyber Torres is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
PaulA1 added Gleyber Torres New York Yankees

Position: second baseman

Birthplace: Cracaas, Venezuala

Bats: right

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Jose Ramirez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
Jose Ramirez Cleveland Indians
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Yoan Moncada is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
Yoan Moncada Chicago White Sox
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Starlin Castro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
Miami Marlins

Position: Shortstop

Birthplace: Provinces of the Dominican Republic

Bats: Right-handed

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Kolten Wong is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
St. Louis Cardinals

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Hilo, Hawaii

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Robinson Cano is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
Robinson Cano Seattle Mariners
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Paul DeJong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
Paul DeJong St. Louis Cardinals
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Jonathan Schoop is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
Baltimore Orioles

Position: Third baseman

Nationality: Curaçao

Birthplace: Willemstad, Netherlands

Bats: Right-handed

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Dee Gordon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
Dee Gordon Seattle Mariners

Position: Shortstop

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Windermere, Florida

Bats: Left-handed

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Scooter Gennett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
Cincinnati Reds

Position: Second baseman

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

Bats: Left-handed

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Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
St. Louis Cardinals

Position: First baseman, Third baseman

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Galveston, Texas

Bats: Left-handed

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Cesar Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
Cesar Hernandez Philadelphia Phillies
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Jason Kipnis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
Cleveland Indians

Position: Second baseman

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Northbrook, Illinois

Bats: Left-handed

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Jonathan Villar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
Milwaukee Brewers

Position: Second baseman, Shortstop

Nationality: Dominican Republic

Birthplace: La Vega Province, Dominican Republic

Bats: Switch

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Brian Dozier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
Minnesota Twins

Position: Shortstop

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi

Bats: Right-handed

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Rougned Odor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
Texas Rangers

Position: Infielder

Nationality: Venezuela

Birthplace: Maracaibo, Venezuela

Bats: Left-handed

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Daniel Murphy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
Washington Nationals

Position: Second baseman

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida

Bats: Left-handed

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Chris Taylor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
Los Angeles Dodgers

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Virginia Beach, Virginia

Bats: Right-handed

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Gleyber Torres is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
New York Yankees

Position: Second baseman, shortstop

Bats: Right

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Dustin Pedroia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
Boston Red Sox

Position: Second baseman

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Woodland, California

Bats: Right-handed

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Marwin González ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
Houston Astros

Position: Utility

Nationality: Venezuela

Birthplace: Puerto Ordaz and San Felix, Venezuela

Bats: Switch

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Brandon Phillips is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds

Position: Second baseman

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina

Bats: Right-handed

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