Pittsburgh Pirates Countdown: Top Five Second Basemen

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Over the past couple of weeks, we have been looking back at the five best players in Pittsburgh Pirates history in a position by position review. We began with catchers, and moved on to first base last week. This week, we head over to second base.

In the Pirates long history, there have been quite a few solid players to man the position. While the Pirates have only had one Hall of Fame second baseman in Bill Mazeroski, that does not diminish the accomplishments of the other players to come before. In fact, the list of Pirates second basemen is deep enough where players like Rennie Stennett, he of the seven hit regular season game, and Freddie Sanchez, who won a batting title, did not make the list. However, we can consider them Honorable Mentions.

As in the previous top five lists, we used Fangraphs.com list for all time Pittsburgh Pirates Wins Above Replacement as a guide. Some players may not be on this list, even if they are in the top five all time in that category, such as Stennett.

We hope you enjoy this list as much as we enjoy creating these for you. As always, if there is a player that you feel should have been included, or if you feel a player should have been rated higher, let us know in the comments!

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