Among the many items that Red Sox and Yankees fans can debate is which team has the better second baseman. Sox supporters can point to Dustin Pedroia’s 2008 Most Valuable Player Award and his Gold Glove-caliber play at the position.
New Yorkers cite Robinson Cano as one of the best pure hitters in the game, as well as his improved defensive play. Both are still in their 20s, so the debate could rage for years to come.
However, Pedroia and Cano are just two of several standout second basemen in the game today. Never in the history of baseball has so much production come from the position, which is no longer reserved for little guys with a good glove and the ability to bunt.
There will be some tough omissions in ranking the top 10 at the position. Since we’re that brave and daring, we will take a shot at it.