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2023 Second Baseman Rankings

Jazz Chisholm Jr.

Jazz Chisholm Jr.

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Up this week are my mostly-for-fun 2023 player rankings. I’ve done my best to list players where they’ll be 20-game eligible next year, and the free agents-to-be are listed without teams. Players with options for next year are still listed with their current teams if those options have a legitimate chance of being exercised. Those players are noted with asterisks.

Click to see other other preliminary 2023 rankings:

Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH

Second Baseman rankings

2023 Second basemen Team 2022
1 Ozzie Albies Braves 2
2 Jazz Chisholm Jr. Marlins 10
3 Trevor Story Red Sox n/a
4 Jorge Polanco Twins 8
5 Whit Merrifield Royals 3
6 Jose Altuve Astros 7
7 Brandon Lowe Rays 6
8 Tommy Edman Cardinals 13
9 Ketel Marte Diamondbacks 5
10 Marcus Semien Rangers 9
11 Gleyber Torres Yankees n/a
12 Luis Arraez Twins 26
13 DJ LeMahieu Yankees 14
14 Gavin Lux Dodgers 17
15 Andres Gimenez Guardians 29
16 Nolan Gorman Cardinals 69
17 Jake Cronenworth Padres 11
18 Max Muncy Dodgers* 16
19 Jonathan India Reds 15
20 Jeff McNeil Mets 31
21 Brendan Rodgers Rockies 19
22 Christopher Morel Cubs n/a
23 Jean Segura Phillies* 20
24 Luis Urías Brewers 25
25 Nick Madrigal Cubs 18
26 Kolten Wong Brewers* 28
27 Jonathan Aranda Rays NR
28 Isaac Paredes Rays 79
29 C.J. Abrams Padres n/a
30 Wilmer Flores 41
31 Jonathan Schoop Tigers 23
32 David Bote Cubs 59
33 Brandon Drury n/a
34 Santiago Espinal Blue Jays n/a
35 Vidal Bruján Rays 27
36 Keston Hiura Brewers n/a
37 Eguy Rosario Padres NR
38 Jon Berti Marlins 64
39 Joey Wendle Marlins n/a
40 Brendan Donovan Cardinals n/a
41 Jonathan Villar n/a
42 Bryson Stott Phillies n/a
43 Orlando Arcia Braves n/a
44 Tommy La Stella Giants 37
45 Michael Busch Dodgers NR
46 César Hernández 33
47 Adam Frazier 44
48 Buddy Kennedy Diamondbacks n/a
49 Josh Harrison 35
50 Eduardo Escobar Mets 48
51 Cavan Biggio Blue Jays n/a
52 Ramón Urías Orioles 45
53 Owen Miller Guardians NR
54 Diego Castillo Pirates 75
55 Abraham Toro Mariners 46
56 Luis Guillorme Mets n/a
57 Thairo Estrada Giants n/a
58 Ji-Hwan Bae Pirates NR
59 Aledmys Diaz n/a
60 Nicky Lopez Royals n/a
61 Xavier Edwards Rays 66
62 David Fletcher Angels 40
63 Nick Maton Phillies NR
64 Terrin Vavra Orioles NR
65 Samad Taylor Blue Jays 80
66 Michael Massey Royals NR
67 Rougned Odor 42
68 Christian Arroyo Red Sox 65
69 Kevin Newman Pirates n/a
70 Leury Garcia White Sox 51
71 Zack Gelof Athletics NR
72 Michael Chavis Pirates 60
73 Enmanuel Valdez Astros NR
74 Nick Allen Athletics n/a
75 Luis Rengifo Angels n/a

  • Ozzie Albies gets the top spot here, but the first three are all very close and none rank in my overall top 40. If I wind up with a top second baseman in drafts next year - and from the look of things, that’s not going to be a priority - I’m guessing it’ll be Jazz Chisholm Jr.

  • If Trea Turner leaves L.A. as a free agent this winter, I could slide Gavin Lux up several spots, assuming that it looks like he’d get to bat high in the order. Lux has a nice .292/.369/.415 line this year, but with just four homers, 22 RBI and five steals, it hasn’t resulted in a whole lot of fantasy value. There’s nothing to suggest that he’s about to bust out in the power department, but his approach is excellent, he has top-notch speed and his run potential as a No. 1 or No. 2 hitter would be terrific.