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MLB Draft Success : Second Baseman

 

Second base is a position that is typically relegated to players that aren’t athletic enough or don’t have enough arm to play short stop. They don’t have enough bat or arm to be 3B, so they play second base.

This is why very few second basemen even get drafted. Most are shortstopswho move to second after failing to have the defense needed at the big league level. If a player gets drafted highly as a second baseman, he has something very special. Chase Utley and Todd Walker were two of the highest drafted players. They were expected to have great bats. Utley turned out better than Walker obviously, but Walker wasn’t a slouch.

This season, Kolten Wong was a 1st rounder. It will be interesting to see if he follows in the mold of Walker, or more along the lines of Ty Griffin, the 9th overall pick in 1988 who never amounted to anything.

1st round

2B

2B

2B

4-yr

HS

JC

All-time great

33.33%

0.00%

0.00%

Superstar

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Occasional All-Star

33.33%

0.00%

0.00%

Starter-Solid Regular

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Part-time player

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Bench warmer

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Minor leaguer

33.33%

0.00%

0.00%

1st supp

2B

2B

2B

4-yr

HS

JC

All-time great

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Superstar

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Occasional All-Star

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Starter-Solid Regular

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Part-time player

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Bench warmer

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Minor leaguer

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

2nd round

2B

2B

2B

4-yr

HS

JC

All-time great

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Superstar

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Occasional All-Star

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Starter-Solid Regular

25.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Part-time player

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Bench warmer

50.00%

100.00%

0.00%

Minor leaguer

25.00%

0.00%

0.00%

3rd round

2B

2B

2B

4-yr

HS

JC

All-time great

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Superstar

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Occasional All-Star

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Starter-Solid Regular

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Part-time player

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Bench warmer

0.00%

50.00%

0.00%

Minor leaguer

100.00%

50.00%

0.00%

4th round

2B

2B

2B

4-yr

HS

JC

All-time great

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Superstar

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Occasional All-Star

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Starter-Solid Regular

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Part-time player

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Bench warmer

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Minor leaguer

100.00%

100.00%

0.00%

5th round

2B

2B

2B

4-yr

HS

JC

All-time great

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Superstar

9.09%

100.00%

0.00%

Occasional All-Star

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Starter-Solid Regular

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Part-time player

9.09%

0.00%

0.00%

Bench warmer

36.36%

0.00%

0.00%

Minor leaguer

45.45%

0.00%

100.00%

6th round

2B

2B

2B

4-yr

HS

JC

All-time great

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Superstar

0.00%

50.00%

0.00%

Occasional All-Star

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Starter-Solid Regular

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Part-time player

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Bench warmer

14.29%

0.00%

0.00%

Minor leaguer

85.71%

50.00%

100.00%

7th round

2B

2B

2B

4-yr

HS

JC

All-time great

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Superstar

0.00%

0.00%

50.00%

Occasional All-Star

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Starter-Solid Regular

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Part-time player

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Bench warmer

16.67%

0.00%

0.00%

Minor leaguer

83.33%

100.00%

50.00%

8th round

2B

2B

2B

4-yr

HS

JC

All-time great

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Superstar

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Occasional All-Star

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Starter-Solid Regular

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Part-time player

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Bench warmer

16.67%

0.00%

0.00%

Minor leaguer

83.33%

0.00%

100.00%

9th round

2B

2B

2B

4-yr

HS

JC

All-time great

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Superstar

16.67%

0.00%

0.00%

Occasional All-Star

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Starter-Solid Regular

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Part-time player

16.67%

0.00%

0.00%

Bench warmer

0.00%

33.33%

0.00%

Minor leaguer

66.67%

66.67%

0.00%

10th round

2B

2B

2B

4-yr

HS

JC

All-time great

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Superstar

0.00%

100.00%

0.00%

Occasional All-Star

0.00%

0.00%

25.00%

Starter-Solid Regular

9.09%

0.00%

0.00%

Part-time player

9.09%

0.00%

0.00%

Bench warmer

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Minor leaguer

81.82%

0.00%

75.00%