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Ian Kinsler and the best Second Baseman in baseball

Posted By Adrian Fedkiw On Apr 14 2012 @ 10:07 pm In MLB,Texas Rangers | No Comments

The man with the shaggy moptop, the stinging bat and the natural flair defensively at second base recently received a five-year $75 million extension from the Texas Rangers.

Ian Kinsler is one of two second baseman in American League history that has  gone 30-30 in a season — Alfonso Soriano is the other. Defensively, he’s among the best at the position in the league.

But Kinsler’s not the only one who’s gotten rewarded for his stellar play at second base, Brandon Phillips has 72-million reasons to smile over the next six years in Cincinnati.

The best 2B in the game are being locked up by their teams.

In addition, the laser show will continue in Boston until at least 2014, and you’d think the Evil Empire would lock up their star before he becomes a free agent in 2013.

  1.  Robinson Cano (NYY) 9
  2. Dustin Pedroia (Bos) 8.5
  3. Ian Kinsler (Tex) 8.25
  4. Brandon Phillips (Cin) 8.25
  5. Chase Utley (Phi) 8
  6. Ben Zobrist (TB) 8
  7. Rickie Weeks (Mil) 8
  8. Howie Kendrick (LAA) 7.75
  9. Dan Uggla (Atl) 7.75
  10. Dustin Ackley (Sea) 7.75
  11. Neil Walker (Pit) 7.75
  12. Aaron Hill (Ari) 7.5
  13. Jemile Weeks (Oak) 7.5
  14. Danny Espinosa (Was) 7.5
  15. Brian Roberts (Bal) 7.25
  16. Jason Kipnis (Cle) 7.25
  17. Omar Infante (Mia) 7.25
  18. Kelly Johnson (Tor) 7.25
  19. Marco Scutaro (Col) 7.25
  20. Freddy Sanchez (SF) 7.25
  21. Darwin Barney (ChC) 7.25
  22. Orlando Hudson (SD) 7.25
  23. Mark Ellis (LAD) 7.25
  24. Ryan Raburn (Det) 7
  25. Gordon Beckham (ChW) 7
  26. Alexi Casilla (Min) 7
  27. Skip Schumaker (Stl) 7
  28. Yuniesky Betancourt (KC) 7
  29. Daniel Murphy (NYM) 7
  30. Jose Altuve (Hou) 7

 

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