Top 10 Second Basemen

K Zone Master Ranking Mike’s Ranking Ian’s Ranking Mojo’s Ranking
 1) Daniel Murphy (WSH)  Daniel Murphy (WSH) Jose Altuve (HOU)  Daniel Murphy (WSH)
 2) Robinson Cano (SEA)  DJ LeMahieu (COL) Robinson Cano (SEA)  Jose Altuve (HOU)
 3) Jose Altuve (HOU)  Robinson Cano (SEA) Daniel Murphy (WSH)  Robinson Cano (SEA)
 4) DJ LeMahieu (COL)  Dustin Pedroia (BOS) Brain Dozier (MIN)  DJ LeMahieu (COL)
 5) Dustin Pedroia (BOS)  Jose Altuve (HOU) Ian Kinsler (DET)  Brian Dozier (MIN)
 6) Brian Dozier (MIN)  Ian Kinsler (DET) DJ LeMahieu (COL)  Dustin Pedroia (BOS)
 7) Ian Kinsler (DET)  Brandon Phillips (ATL) Dustin Pedroia (BOS)  Ben Zobrist (CHC)
 8) Cesar Hernandez (PHI)  Cesar Hernandez (PHI) Jason Kipnis (CLE)  Ian Kinsler (DET)
 9) Ben Zobrist (CHC)  Rougned Odor (TEX) Ben Zobrist (CHC)  Javier Baez (CHC)
 10) Jason Kipnis (CLE)  Jason Kipnis (CLE) Cesar Hernandez (PHI)  Cesar Hernandez (PHI)


Some Brief Words of Explanation: With plenty of breakout stars and immortal veterans alike, second base is a fascinating position indeed. Daniel Murphy’s incredible breakout season earned him the #1 overall spot, and the #1 spot on two of three lists. Having once again become extremely relevant, Robinson Cano and his near 40 home runs lands him in the two-hole. Jose Altuve, who has kept his batting average and speed skills while improving on his power, round out the top three. Underrated batting average leader DJ LeMahieu takes hold of the cleanup position, and veteran Dustin Pedroia’s most recent .300 campaign grants him the fifth spot. Brian Dozier broke out in 2016 to hit 40 bombs to go along with plus speed, and is ranked sixth. Ian Kinsler is granted the seventh spot after adding another year to his resume of consistent hitting and excellent defense. Cesar Hernandez, a rare late-ranker who made all three writer’s lists after hitting nearly .300 with speed, ends up eighth , and the versatile Ben Zobrist made the ninth position. Finally,  Jason Kipnis rounds out the list at #10, after greatly improving his power numbers. New Brave Brandon Phillips, formally a perennial top 3 second baseman, barely missed the group this time around.

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