MLB The Show 20: Best second basemen (2B) in Franchise Mode, RTTS, & March to October – Ozzie Albies, Jose Altuve & more


It would be baseball season, but coronavirus has shut most of the world down. Fortunately, MLB The Show 20 is here to provide some action for fans!

The PS4-exclusive game has been wowing fans, you can read our review here!

Now is the perfect time to hit the diamond in Franchise Mode or jump into March To October and rack up some wins.

To do so, you'll need a strong second baseman.

This year’s game features excellent offline game modes. Franchise Mode, March to October, and Road to the Show are all worth your time, and each uses the same roster.

The best second basemen (2B) in MLB The Show 20

This article will be focused on the best second basemen to use in these offline modes.

We are looking for players that have their primary position as second base. We don’t care if they are lefties or righties at the plate, and we are going for players that have the highest overall possible regardless of age, contract status, or versatility.

READ MORE: MLB The Show 20 – All the best starting pitchers (SP)

So who are the best second basemen in MLB The Show 20? Let’s take a look.

Ozzie Albies - 92 OVR

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The top second baseman in MLB The Show 20 is Ozzie Albies of the Atlanta Braves.

Albies brings perfect 99 contact vs L to the plate, along with 98 durability and 85 clutch. He has 92 arm accuracy and 77 fielding along with solid 73 speed.

Jose Altuve - 91 OVR

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Next up is Houston Astros star Jose Altuve.

The former MVP has terrific 95 contact vs L and 90 vs R, as well as reasonable 75 power vs L. He's also got 74 arm accuracy and 73 speed.

Jonathan Villar - 91 OVR

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Jonathan Villar is the first of the more defensive second basemen.

His star stats are his 89 baserunning aggressiveness and 82 speed. That comes with 91 arm strength and 75 arm accuracy. At the plate he has 71 contact vs R and 63 vs L.

DJ LeMahieu - 91 OVR

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The first of two Yankees on this list, DJ LeMahieu has a massive 2019 season to get these stats.

He has 99 contact vs L and 80 vs R. That comes with 95 clutch too. He's also got 97 reaction and 86 fielding, but no speed (47).

Gleyber Torres - 89 OVR

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The second Yankees player is Gleyber Torres.

Torres has the power that LeMahieu lacks. With 88 vs L and 85 vs R he can launch the ball, and his contact (75 vs L, 74 vs R) is solid too.

Brandon Lowe - 87 OVR

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Next up is Tampa Bay's 25-year-old Brandon Lowe.

Lowe has 83 arm strength and 79 reaction, with 72 power vs R and 69 power vs L. He's also got 83 durability and 75 fielding, but just 59 speed.

Whit Merrifield - 86 OVR

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One of the best second basemen last year, Whit Merrifield returns to this list.

His 99 durability is brilliant for the position, while he also has 85 contact vs R and 79 vs L as well as 91 clutch at the plate. Merrifield comes with 77 reaction, 76 fielding, and 73 speed.

David Fletcher - 86 OVR

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David Fletcher is another stellar fielder at the position.

He has 96 reaction, 90 arm strength, and 88 fielding. He's no slouch at the plate either, with 94 vision, 85 clutch, and 72 contact vs R.

Jeff McNeil - 85 OVR

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Jeff McNeil is a rare offensive weapon at the position.

He has 94 contact vs R and 86 vs L. Along with that there is 97 clutch and 85 vision. He also has 89 arm accuracy and 72 reaction.

Robinson Cano - 85 OVR

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A fourth New Yorker! Robinson Cano has an 85 OVR despite being 37 now.

He brings a strong 92 durability with 92 arm strength and 81 reaction. At the plate, Cano brings 78 contact vs R and 69 vs L, with 79 vision and 75 clutch.

The best 2B in MLB The Show 20

Player
Team
Age
OVR
Ozzie Albies
Atlanta Braves
23
92
Jose Altuve
Houston Astros
29
91
Jonathan Villar
Miami Marlins
28
91
DJ LeMahieu
New York Yankees
31
91
Gleyber Torres
New York Yankees
23
89
Brandon Lowe
Tampa Bay Rays
25
87
Whit Merrifield
Kansas City Royals
31
86
David Fletcher
Los Angeles Angels
25
86
Jeff McNeil
New York Mets
27
85
Robinson Cano
New York Mets
37
85
Rougned Odor
Texas Rangers
26
84
Starlin Castro
Washington Nationals
30
84
Mike Moustakas
Cincinnati Reds
31
83
Adam Frazier
Pittsburgh Pirates
28
83
Kolten Wong
St. Louis Cardinals
29
82
Cesar Hernandez
Cleveland Indians
29
81
Dee Gordon
Seattle Mariners
31
81
Brian Dozier
San Diego Padres
32
81
Howie Kendrick
Washington Nationals
36
80
Jason Kipnis
Chicago Cubs
32
79

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