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The Best Current MLB Second Basemen

Updated April 24, 2020 6.1k votes 534 voters 6.9k 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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  • D. J. LeMahieu1
    191
    90

    D. J. LeMahieu

    Colorado Rockies

    PositionInfielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceVisalia, California

    BatsRight

  • Javier Báez2
    222
    119

    Javier Báez

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionShortstop, Second baseman

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

    BatsRight

  • Gleyber Torres3
    141
    85

    Gleyber Torres

    New York Yankees

    Positionsecond baseman

    BirthplaceCracaas, Venezuala

    Batsright

  • Jose Altuve4
    221
    177

    Jose Altuve

    Houston Astros
  • Yoan Moncada5
    100
    69

    Yoan Moncada

    Chicago White Sox
  • Kolten Wong6
    86
    62

    Kolten Wong

    St. Louis Cardinals

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHilo, Hawaii

  • Jose Ramirez7
    125
    106

    Jose Ramirez

    Cleveland Indians
  • Gleyber Torres8
    27
    7

    Gleyber Torres

    New York Yankees

    PositionSecond baseman, shortstop

    BatsRight

  • Paul DeJong9
    89
    77

    Paul DeJong

    St. Louis Cardinals
  • Starlin Castro10
    82
    75

    Starlin Castro

    Miami Marlins

    PositionShortstop

    BirthplaceProvinces of the Dominican Republic

    BatsRight-handed

  • Jonathan Villar11
    65
    61

    Jonathan Villar

    Milwaukee Brewers

    PositionSecond baseman, Shortstop

    NationalityDominican Republic

    BirthplaceLa Vega Province, Dominican Republic

    BatsSwitch

  • Gavin Lux12
    21
    8

    Gavin Lux

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionShortstop, Second baseman

    BirthplaceKenosha, Wisconsin

  • Chris Taylor13
    71
    72

    Chris Taylor

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceVirginia Beach, Virginia

    BatsRight-handed

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  • Robinson Cano14
    110
    122

    Robinson Cano

    Seattle Mariners
  • Dee Gordon15
    87
    95

    Dee Gordon

    Seattle Mariners

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWindermere, Florida

    BatsLeft-handed

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  • Jonathan Schoop16
    84
    95

    Jonathan Schoop

    Baltimore Orioles

    PositionThird baseman

    NationalityCuraçao

    BirthplaceWillemstad, Netherlands

    BatsRight-handed

  • Matt Carpenter17
    75
    87

    Matt Carpenter

    St. Louis Cardinals

    PositionFirst baseman, Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGalveston, Texas

    BatsLeft-handed

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  • Jason Kipnis18
    55
    63

    Jason Kipnis

    Cleveland Indians

    PositionSecond baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNorthbrook, Illinois

    BatsLeft-handed

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  • Cesar Hernandez19
    59
    70

    Cesar Hernandez

    Philadelphia Phillies
  • Scooter Gennett20
    78
    99

    Scooter Gennett

    Cincinnati Reds

    PositionSecond baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    BatsLeft-handed

  • Dustin Pedroia21
    53
    68

    Dustin Pedroia

    Boston Red Sox

    PositionSecond baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWoodland, California

    BatsRight-handed

  • Brian Dozier22
    65
    84

    Brian Dozier

    Minnesota Twins

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceTupelo, Mississippi

    BatsRight-handed

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  • Ian Happ23
    47
    61

    Ian Happ

    Chicago Cubs
  • Daniel Murphy24
    65
    88

    Daniel Murphy

    Washington Nationals

    PositionSecond baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    BatsLeft-handed

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  • Brandon Phillips25
    45
    63

    Brandon Phillips

    Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds

    PositionSecond baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina

    BatsRight-handed