Top 100 Prospects Position Rankings: Second Basemen

Now that we’ve wrapped up the Top 10 Prospects lists and The Top 100, we turn our attention to how the best of the best stack up against each other with our position rankings.


Quality of the Class: As usual, the ranks of minor league second basemen are low on prospects. You have the occasional Yoan Moncada or Jose Peraza surrounded by team after team whose second baseman isn’t really a prospect.

Highest Ceiling: Moncada’s ceiling is sky high, as he showed in his stateside debut. After shaking off the rust in a poor first half, Moncada was outstanding in the second half including a .333/.451/.573 August that included three home runs and 23 steals in 25 attempts. Moncada’s second base defense is behind his bat, but he has the athleticism to play a multitude of positions.

Lowest Risk: Alex Blandino is the kind of productive college baseball grinder that the Reds love to draft. They’ve hit on this phylum of prospect pretty regularly. Blandino’s glove should be excellent at second base and he’ll hit for solid average with a home run every now and then.

Bursting On The Scene: Rangers 2B Andy Ibanez was one of the best young players in Cuba before he came to the U.S. He’s not a flashy defender or a speedster, but Ibanez has an easy swing that allows him to hit for average and line doubles. He could move quickly once he gets acclimated to playing in the U.S.

Second Basemen
1. Yoan Moncada, Red Sox
2. Jose Peraza, Reds
3. Ian Happ, Cubs
4. Brandon Drury, Dbacks
5. Alen Hanson, Pirates
6. Alex Blandino, Reds
7. Rob Refsnyder, Yankees
8. Forrest Wall, Rockies
9. Scott Kingery, Phillies
10. Willie Calhoun, Dodgers
11. Andy Ibanez, Rangers
12. Mauricio Dubon, Red Sox
13. Wendell Rijo, Red Sox
14. Micah Johnson, Dodgers
15. Joey Wendle, Athletics
16. Mark Mathias, Indians
17. Tony Kemp, Astros
18. Ryan Brett, Rays
19. Carlos Asuaje, Padres
20. Domingo Leyba, Dbacks

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