The 100 Greatest Second Basemen of All-Time

THE SECOND BASEMEN

Joe Morgan

1963—1984
HALL OF FAME

1

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 4th
LONG PEAK ... 4th
SHORT PEAK ... 2nd
PRIME ... 2nd

Rogers Hornsby

1915—1937
HALL OF FAME

2

WAR RANKING
CAREER ...1st
LONG PEAK ...1st
SHORT PEAK ... 1st
PRIME ... 1st

Eddie Collins

1906—1930
HALL OF FAME

3

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 2nd
LONG PEAK ...2nd
SHORT PEAK ... 3rd
PRIME ... 3rd

Jackie Robinson

1947—1956
HALL OF FAME

4

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 8th
LONG PEAK ... 5th
SHORT PEAK ... 5th
PRIME ... 5th

Charlie Gehringer

1924—1942
HALL OF FAME

5

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 5th
LONG PEAK ... 6th
SHORT PEAK ... 7th
PRIME ... 6th

Rod Carew

1967—1985
HALL OF FAME

6

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 6th
LONG PEAK ... 7th
SHORT PEAK ... 8th
PRIME ... 8th

Nap Lajoie

1896—1916
HALL OF FAME

7

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 3rd
LONG PEAK ... 3rd
SHORT PEAK ... 4th
PRIME ... 4th

Bobby Grich

1970—1986

8

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 9th
LONG PEAK ... 9th
SHORT PEAK ... 9th
PRIME ... 10th

Chase Utley

2003—2018

9

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 16th
LONG PEAK ... 8th
SHORT PEAK ... 6th
PRIME ... 7th

Ryne Sandberg

1981—1997
HALL OF FAME

10

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 11th
LONG PEAK ... 10th
SHORT PEAK ... 11th
PRIME ... 12th

Craig Biggio

1988—2007
HALL OF FAME

11

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 13th
LONG PEAK ... 14th
SHORT PEAK ... 12th
PRIME ... 11th

Frankie Frisch

1919—1937
HALL OF FAME

12

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 10th
LONG PEAK ... 12th
SHORT PEAK ... 10th
PRIME ... 13th

Lou Whitaker

1977—1995

13

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 7th
LONG PEAK ... 19th
SHORT PEAK ... 24th
PRIME ... 27th

Roberto Alomar

1988—2004
HALL OF FAME

14

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 12th
LONG PEAK ... 15th
SHORT PEAK ... 15th
PRIME ... 21st

Joe Gordon

1938—1950
HALL OF FAME

15

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 17th
LONG PEAK ... 11th
SHORT PEAK ... 19th
PRIME ... 15th

Robinson Cano

2005—

16↑

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 18th
LONG PEAK ... 13th
SHORT PEAK ... 18th
PRIME ... 9th

Willie Randolph

1975—1992

17

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 14th
LONG PEAK ... 24th
SHORT PEAK ... 32nd
PRIME ... 23rd

Dustin Pedroia

2006—

18

WAR RANKING
CAREER ...23rd
LONG PEAK ... 16th
SHORT PEAK ... 16th
PRIME ... 18th

Ian Kinsler

2006—

19

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 20th
LONG PEAK ... 17th
SHORT PEAK ... 27th
PRIME ... 26th

Jeff Kent

1992—2008

20

WAR RANKING
CAREER ... 19th
LONG PEAK ... 25th
SHORT PEAK ... 22nd
PRIME ... 23rd

Billy Herman

1931—1947
HALL OF FAME

21

Bobby Doerr

1937—1951
HALL OF FAME

22

Ben Zobrist

2006—

23

Eddie Stanky

1943—1953

24

Tony Phillips

1982—1999

25

Nellie Fox

1947—1965
HALL OF FAME

26

Lonny Frey

1933—1948

27

José Altuve

2011—

28↑

Chuck Knoblauch

1991—2002

29

Tony Lazzeri

1926—1939
HALL OF FAME

30

Red Schoendienst

1945—1963
HALL OF FAME

31

Davey Lopes

1972—1987

32

Johnny Evers

1902—1917, 1922, 1929
HALL OF FAME

33

Placido Polanco

1998—2013

34

Gil McDougald

1951—1960

35

Buddy Myer

1925—1941

36

Bobby Avila

1949—1959

37

Del Pratt

1912—1924

38

Dick McAuliffe

1960—1975

39

Jim Gilliam

1953—1966

40

Larry Doyle

1907—1920

41

Robby Thompson

1986—1996

42

Bill Mazeroski

1956—1972
HALL OF FAME

43

Max Bishop

1924—1935

44

Bill Doran

1982—1993

45

Snuffy Stirnweiss

1943—1952

46

Danny Murphy

1900—1915

47

Howie Kendrick

2006—

48↑

Ray Durham

1995—2008

49

Mark Ellis

2002—2014

50

Ron Hunt

1963—1974

51

Tony Cuccinello

1930—1940, 1942—1945

52

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THE REST OF THE 100 GREATEST SECOND BASEMEN

WAR7: Best 7 Seasons
wins above replacement
— second basemen —
Rogers Hornsby

73.7

Eddie Collins

64.2

Nap Lajoie

60.3

Joe Morgan

59.3

Charlie Gehringer

52.5

Jackie Robinson

51.4

Rod Carew

49.8

Robinson Cano

49.4

Chase Utley

49.3

Ryne Sandberg

47.1

Best 5 Consecutive Seasons
WINS ABOVE REplacement
— second basemen —
Rogers Hornsby

49.9

Joe Morgan

47.8

Eddie Collins

44.5

Nap Lajoie

41.8

Jackie Robinson

41.6

Charlie Gehringer

40.1

Chase Utley

39.7

Rod Carew

38.8

Robinson Cano

35.4

Bobby Grich

35.0

WAR3: Best 3 Seasons
wins above replacement
— second basemen —
Rogers Hornsby

33.3

Joe Morgan

30.0

Eddie Collins

29.5

Nap Lajoie

28.4

Jackie Robinson

27.4

Chase Utley

25.0

Charlie Gehringer

24.9

Rod Carew

24.9

Robinson Cano

23.8

Frank Frisch

23.8