Entering the 2010 season, the top second baseman in the National League included: Chase Utley (Philadelphia), Dan Uggla (Florida), and Brandon Phillips (Cincinnati).

At the mid-way point of the season, Phillips is making a case to be considered the best. Martin Prado is emerging as a superstar in Atlanta, but does not have all the tools Phillips has.

The chart below clearly shows Phillips is the most complete second sacker in the league.

Player             Avg.  HR  RBI  Steals    Fielding%   errors

Phillips           .302    12   30       10        .995          2

Prado             .332    10   39        4        .990          4

Uggla             .285    16   51        2        .978          9

Utley              .277    11   37        5        .973         10

I am sure all general managers would be content with any of these four, but I believe many would prefer Phillips.


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