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The Best Current MLB Second Basemen

Updated April 24, 2020 6.3k votes 522 voters 6.7k 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
    189
    88

    D. J. LeMahieu

    Colorado Rockies

    PositionInfielder

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceVisalia, California

    BatsRight

  • Javier Báez2
    227
    116

    Javier Báez

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionShortstop, Second baseman

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

    BatsRight

  • Gleyber Torres3
    145
    81

    Gleyber Torres

    New York Yankees

    Positionsecond baseman

    BirthplaceCracaas, Venezuala

    Batsright

  • Jose Altuve4
    222
    175

    Jose Altuve

    Houston Astros
  • Yoan Moncada5
    103
    68

    Yoan Moncada

    Chicago White Sox
  • Kolten Wong6
    87
    62

    Kolten Wong

    St. Louis Cardinals

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHilo, Hawaii

  • Jose Ramirez7
    125
    110

    Jose Ramirez

    Cleveland Indians
  • Gleyber Torres8
    27
    7

    Gleyber Torres

    New York Yankees

    PositionSecond baseman, shortstop

    BatsRight

  • Paul DeJong9
    89
    76

    Paul DeJong

    St. Louis Cardinals
  • Starlin Castro10
    82
    76

    Starlin Castro

    Miami Marlins

    PositionShortstop

    BirthplaceProvinces of the Dominican Republic

    BatsRight-handed

  • Jonathan Villar11
    67
    62

    Jonathan Villar

    Milwaukee Brewers

    PositionSecond baseman, Shortstop

    NationalityDominican Republic

    BirthplaceLa Vega Province, Dominican Republic

    BatsSwitch

  • Gavin Lux12
    20
    8

    Gavin Lux

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionShortstop, Second baseman

    BirthplaceKenosha, Wisconsin

  • Chris Taylor13
    74
    74

    Chris Taylor

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceVirginia Beach, Virginia

    BatsRight-handed

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  • Robinson Cano14
    114
    125

    Robinson Cano

    Seattle Mariners
  • Dee Gordon15
    88
    98

    Dee Gordon

    Seattle Mariners

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWindermere, Florida

    BatsLeft-handed

  • Jonathan Schoop16
    87
    98

    Jonathan Schoop

    Baltimore Orioles

    PositionThird baseman

    NationalityCuraçao

    BirthplaceWillemstad, Netherlands

    BatsRight-handed

  • Matt Carpenter17
    78
    88

    Matt Carpenter

    St. Louis Cardinals

    PositionFirst baseman, Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGalveston, Texas

    BatsLeft-handed

  • Cesar Hernandez18
    62
    72

    Cesar Hernandez

    Philadelphia Phillies
  • Jason Kipnis19
    57
    66

    Jason Kipnis

    Cleveland Indians

    PositionSecond baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNorthbrook, Illinois

    BatsLeft-handed

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  • Scooter Gennett20
    83
    102

    Scooter Gennett

    Cincinnati Reds

    PositionSecond baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    BatsLeft-handed

  • Brian Dozier21
    66
    87

    Brian Dozier

    Minnesota Twins

    PositionShortstop

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceTupelo, Mississippi

    BatsRight-handed

  • Dustin Pedroia22
    54
    71

    Dustin Pedroia

    Boston Red Sox

    PositionSecond baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWoodland, California

    BatsRight-handed

  • Daniel Murphy23
    68
    91

    Daniel Murphy

    Washington Nationals

    PositionSecond baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    BatsLeft-handed

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  • Ian Happ24
    48
    63

    Ian Happ

    Chicago Cubs
  • Marwin González25
    52
    73

    Marwin González

    Houston Astros

    PositionUtility

    NationalityVenezuela

    BirthplacePuerto Ordaz and San Felix, Venezuela

    BatsSwitch