There are a lot of good second basemen in Major League Baseball but there can only be one best second baseman in the game. Right now, as the MLB All-Star Game approaches, Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees is making the case that he is the best. You can look at his last five games and it becomes very hard to argue the case that he is the top second baseman in the game. Lucky for us he is being voted in as the clear All-Star starter at second base for the American League.
During the last five games Cano has 12 hits in 21 at-bats. Included in that are 4 homers, 8 runs scored and 8 RBI. There isn’t much else that can be added to that. His totals for the season back that up as well. He leads in nearly every offensive category. Dustin Pedroia is a close second overall I think but if I had to pick one second baseman in the American League or all of MLB for that matter, it would be Cano without a second look. Picking the back-up second baseman might be a problem or even dramatic but the number one is absolutely Cano.
It is seldom that the All-Star voting actually backs up the true best in the game and sends them to start the game but the voters have gotten it right at second base in the American League. That might very well be because Cano plays for the Yankees but either way, the best second baseman looks to be the guy that will start the All-Star game. Maybe we should throw a party.