MLB Twitter reacts to fan voted top ten ranking of Second Basemen: "Ozzie is literally the most overrated player" "AllStar Crone, not shown"

Championship Series - New York Yankees v Houston Astros - Game Two
Jose Altuve has been named the top secon basemen going into the 2023 season

MLB fans voted for the best second basemen going into the 2023 season, and the results were quite surprising.

Jose Altuve led the charge atop the list, which also contained the likes of Jeff McNeil of the Mets, Marcus Semien of the Texas Rangers, and Gleyber Torres of the Yankees among the stellar names constituting the list.

Here's how the fans voted for the #Top10RightNow at Second Base.@MLBNow's list will be revealed at 8pm ET. 📺
"Here's how the fans voted for the Top 10 Right Now at Second Base." - MLBNetwork

MLB fans took it upon themselves to voice their opinion about voting for the top 10 first and third basemen, as well as the shortstop. The same could be observed for this list, as fans didn't hold back on Twitter.

@MLBNetwork @MLBNow ozzie is literally the most overrated player in mlb
"ozzie is literally the most overrated player in mlb" - belladeryy
@MLBNetwork @MLBNow Jazz Chisholm Jr. is not playing 2B in 2023. So, right away this list is wrong.
@MLBNetwork @MLBNow Albies don’t get insanely overrated challenge
AllStar Crone, not shown.…
"AllStar Crone, not shown." - TheMaverick21
@MLBNetwork @MLBNow McNeil altuve and gimenez are so much higher the anyone else
@MLBNetwork @MLBNow What are we doing with ozzie albies man
@MLBNetwork @MLBNow McNeil is better than Albies
@MLBNetwork @MLBNow Altuve must be unanimous
@MLBNetwork @MLBNow White Sox second baseman ranked lower than AAA teams
@MLBNetwork @MLBNow Jazz not a second baseman. Same as Cronenworth. Why isn’t Cronenworth on this list?

Some of MLBs Best Second Basemen

Jazz Chisholm, one of baseball's brightest emerging talents, was one of the few shining lights for the Marlins' offense in 2022. The team scored a league-worst 586 runs. The issue is that Chisholm, who was named to the senior circuit All-Star team, missed the entire second half due to a back injury.

Imagina ter um Jazz Chisholm Jr. no seu infield?#MakeItMiami

Jeff McNeil appeared in his second All-Star Game in 2022, winning the Silver Slugger Award and the National League Hitting Title with a.326 batting average. The Mets have benefited greatly from McNeil's versatility over the past few seasons, but second base is where he excels.

Jeff McNeil throws out Shohei Ohtani at home to end the 3rd:
"Jeff McNeil throws out Shohei Ohtani at home to end the 3rd" - SNYtv

Marcus Semien had a.697 OPS in his first half as a Texas Ranger after being an AL MVP finalist the year before with the Toronto Blue Jays.

He bounced back to score a.777 OPS in the second half of the season, and as a natural shortstop, he kept getting high marks for being one of the top defensive second basemen.

Ozzie Albies' absence from the Braves' starting lineup for the majority of 2022 was caused by foot and finger fractures that only allowed him to play in 64 games.

The two-time All-Star should enjoy better fortunes ahead, which is alarming for rival teams given that the Braves still managed to win 101 games the previous year without him for significant portions of the season.

Ozzie Albies makes a great diving catch, but can't get either runner, so he throws the ball to the ground.
"Ozzie Albies makes a great diving catch, but can't get either runner, so he throws the ball to the ground." - gifs_baseball

It may be difficult to argue against Jose Altuve's Cooperstown-worthy record when his career is through. However, his affiliation with the 2017 Astros may have an impact on his chances of being voted into the Hall of Fame.

In 2022, Altuve was an All-Star for the eighth time, winning his sixth Silver Slugger Award and contributing to the Astros' World Series victory.

ASTROS BASEBALLHouston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve throws to first after fielding a ground ball during a baseball practice at Minute Maid Park, Saturday, July 4, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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