ALL-TIME PLAYER RANKINGS

Second Basemen

Rankings
1
Rogers Hornsby
Offense is just too hard to ignore. Hit over .400 for a four-year stretch.
2
Eddie Collins
Hitting, speed, defense, and a great team leader. One of best in postseason.
3
Joe Morgan
Combination of power and on-base ability, also a very good defender and exceptional basestealer.
4
Nap Lajoie
High average hitter, decent defensive player, power for his era.
5
Jackie Robinson
Rates high on peak value and the years he missed due to segregation. Speed, hitting, and power.
6
Charlie Gehringer
Did everything exceptionally well, one of the most perfect ballplayers in history.
7
Rod Carew
Also spent many years at first base; was seven-time batting champion.
8
Frankie Frisch
One of the most overlooked figures in baseball history, great player and manager.
9
Joe Gordon
Finally got his HOF honor, which was well deserved. Power and great defense.
10
Craig Biggio
Could rate higher; rates very well on peak and career performance.
11
Bobby Grich
Deserves Hall of Fame consideration: drew walks, hit homers, played stellar defense.
12
Ryne Sandberg
The next three are very close. He rates higher on peak, as he flamed out early.
13
Roberto Alomar
Other than power, could do it all, and may have been the best in the field.
14
Lou Whitaker
Had no glaring weakness, vastly underrated. No high peak, just very good for nearly two decades.
15
Jeff Kent
Rates here mostly on power; was not a good defender or rate hitter.
16
Willie Randolph
Very good at almost every aspect, but lacked power of those in front of him.
17
Billy Herman
Not spectacular, but good and reliable. Very good at turning the double play.
18
Bobby Doerr
Only back injury that forced early retirement keeps him out of top 10.
19
Tony Lazzeri
Offense is just too hard to ignore, but was average with glove at best.
20
Chase Utley
Could rise into top 12 with a decent run in his mid-30s.