Position-by-Position Rankings: Second Basemen (VIDEO)


This issue celebrates Baseball America’s 25th Top 100 Prospects list, and we just published our 14th Prospect Handbook with 900 scouting reports. Ranking players is our business as well as our hobby, though, so we just can’t stop ourselves. Here’s a look at how prospects rank by position, covering 300 of the best prospects in the game.

Over the past century, second and third base have switched back and forth over which requires more offensively. Now we’re in an era where they both are expected to hit. This group of second basemen fits that need, as there are a significant number of prospects, led by Rougned Odor, Kolten Wong and Mookie Betts who will not have to be stuck at the bottom of the lineup.

SECOND BASEMEN
GRADE B
Rank, Player, Team
1. Rougned Odor, Rangers
2. Kolten Wong, Cardinals
3. Mookie Betts, Red Sox
4. Devon Travis, Tigers
5. Taylor Lindsey, Angels
6. Arismendy Alcantara, Cubs
7. Micah Johnson, White Sox
8. Eddie Rosario, Twins
9. Jonathan Schoop, Orioles
10. Jorge Polanco, Twins
11. Alexander Guerrero, Dodgers
12. Wilmer Flores, Mets
13. Tommy La Stella, Braves
14. Travis Demeritte, Rangers
15. Eugenio Suarez, Tigers
16. Dilson Herrera, Mets
17. Carlos Sanchez, White Sox
18. Christian Colon, Royals
19. Hernan Perez, Tigers
20. Wendell Rijo, Red Sox
21. Gosuke Katoh, Yankees
22. Ronny Rodriguez, Indians
23. Joe Panik, Giants
24. Cory Spangenberg, Padres
25. Alex Yarbrough, Angels