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The Best Current MLB Second Basemen

Updated April 24, 2020 6.0k votes 509 voters 6.4k views46 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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  • 1
    Javier Báez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    Javier Báez

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionShortstop, Second baseman

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

    BatsRight

  • 2
    D. J. LeMahieu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    87

    D. J. LeMahieu

    Colorado Rockies

    PositionInfielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceVisalia, California

    BatsRight

  • 3
    Gleyber Torres is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    79

    Gleyber Torres

    New York Yankees

    Positionsecond baseman

    BirthplaceCracaas, Venezuala

    Batsright

  • 4
    Jose Altuve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    Jose Altuve

    Houston Astros
  • 5
    Yoan Moncada is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    68

    Yoan Moncada

    Chicago White Sox
  • 6
    Kolten Wong is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    62

    Kolten Wong

    St. Louis Cardinals

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHilo, Hawaii

  • 7
    Jose Ramirez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    108

    Jose Ramirez

    Cleveland Indians
  • 8
    Paul DeJong is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    75

    Paul DeJong

    St. Louis Cardinals
  • 9
    Gleyber Torres is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    5

    Gleyber Torres

    New York Yankees

    PositionSecond baseman, shortstop

    BatsRight

  • 10
    Starlin Castro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    75

    Starlin Castro

    Miami Marlins

    PositionShortstop

    BirthplaceProvinces of the Dominican Republic

    BatsRight-handed

  • 11
    Robinson Cano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    Robinson Cano

    Seattle Mariners
  • 12
    Jonathan Villar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    Jonathan Villar

    Milwaukee Brewers

    PositionSecond baseman, Shortstop

    NationalityDominican Republic

    BirthplaceLa Vega Province, Dominican Republic

    BatsSwitch

  • 13
    Chris Taylor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    Chris Taylor

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceVirginia Beach, Virginia

    BatsRight-handed

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  • 14
    Gavin Lux is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    Gavin Lux

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionShortstop, Second baseman

    BirthplaceKenosha, Wisconsin

  • 15
    Dee Gordon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    Dee Gordon

    Seattle Mariners

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWindermere, Florida

    BatsLeft-handed

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    Jonathan Schoop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    95

    Jonathan Schoop

    Baltimore Orioles

    PositionThird baseman

    NationalityCuraçao

    BirthplaceWillemstad, Netherlands

    BatsRight-handed

  • 17
    Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    84

    Matt Carpenter

    St. Louis Cardinals

    PositionFirst baseman, Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGalveston, Texas

    BatsLeft-handed

  • 18
    Cesar Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    Cesar Hernandez

    Philadelphia Phillies
  • 19
    Jason Kipnis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    Jason Kipnis

    Cleveland Indians

    PositionSecond baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNorthbrook, Illinois

    BatsLeft-handed

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    Scooter Gennett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    Scooter Gennett

    Cincinnati Reds

    PositionSecond baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    BatsLeft-handed

  • 21
    Brian Dozier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    Brian Dozier

    Minnesota Twins

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceTupelo, Mississippi

    BatsRight-handed

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    Daniel Murphy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    Daniel Murphy

    Washington Nationals

    PositionSecond baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    BatsLeft-handed

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    Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    Ian Kinsler

    Los Angeles Angels

    PositionSecond baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona

    BatsRight-handed

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    Rougned Odor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    Rougned Odor

    Texas Rangers

    PositionInfielder

    NationalityVenezuela

    BirthplaceMaracaibo, Venezuela

    BatsLeft-handed

  • 25
    Ian Happ is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Second Basemen
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    Ian Happ

    Chicago Cubs
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