dan connolly ranks the second basemen Name, team Key statistic Skinny1. Chase Utley, Philadelphia 414 RBIs inpast four years A budding Hall of Famer if he can duplicate production of his past four seasons2. Dustin Pedroia, Boston Had 54 doublesas 2008 MVP An MVP and Gold Glove player at age 25. Gets extra points for hustle.3. Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati 30-30 (homers- steals) in 2007 Best second baseman defensively; needs to get on base more (.312 OBP in 2008)4. Brian Roberts, Orioles 27 or more SB in5 straight years Consistency as leadoff hitter and top base-running skills make him elite5. Ian Kinsler, Texas .319 averagein 2008 Durability and defensive issues must be resolved before he moves up list
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