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
Bobby Grich
Deserves Hall of Fame consideration: drew walks, hit homers, played stellar defense.
9
Frankie Frisch
One of the most overlooked figures in baseball history, great player and manager.
10
Ryne Sandberg
The next three are very close. He rates higher on peak, as he flamed out early.
11
Lou Whitaker
Had no glaring weakness, vastly underrated. No high peak, just very good for nearly two decades.
12
Joe Gordon
Finally got his HOF honor, which was well deserved. Power and great defense.
13
Roberto Alomar
Other than power, could do it all, and may have been the best in the field.
14
Craig Biggio
Could rate higher; rates very well on peak and career performance.
15
Chase Utley
Could rise into top 12 with a decent run in his mid-30s.
16
Willie Randolph
Very good at almost every aspect, but lacked power of those in front of him.
17
Jeff Kent
Rates here mostly on power; was not a good defender or rate hitter.
18
Billy Herman
Not spectacular, but good and reliable. Very good at turning the double play.
19
Bobby Doerr
Only back injury that forced early retirement keeps him out of top 10.
20
Nellie Fox
21
Tony Lazzeri
Offense is just too hard to ignore, but was average with glove at best.
22
Robinson Cano
23
Tony Phillips
24
Chuck Knoblauch
25
Johnny Evers
26
Dustin Pedroia
27
Buddy Myer
28
Del Pratt
29
Larry Doyle
30
Eddie Stanky
31
Julio Franco
32
Red Schoendienst
33
Placido Polanco
34
Gil McDougald
35
Davey Lopes
36
Jim Gilliam
37
Lonny Frey
38
Don Buford
39
Dick McAuliffe
40
Max Bishop
41
Danny Murphy
42
Ian Kinsler
43
Robby Thompson
44
Tony Cuccinello
45
Bill Mazeroski
46
Bill Doran
47
Ben Zobrist
48
Ray Durham
49
Frank White
50
Mark Ellis