Second basemen are arguably just important as first basemen in MLB The Show 18, but unfortunately the game is a little thin on talent at the position. In this MLB 18 Best Prospect Second Basemen guide, we’ll be going over all the best players in the game that you could potentially station at second base.
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MLB The Show 18 Best Prospect Second Basemen
Second base is a little thin when it comes to young prospects, but the few that are there are ready to take over right now. Here are the top 5 second base prospects you should know about in MLB The Show 18.
|Kevin Lane||Baltimore Orioles||20||71||C|
|Yoan Moncada||Chicago White Sox||22||82||A|
|Willie Calhoun||Texas Rangers||23||68||A|
|Ozzie Albies||Atlanta Braves||21||80||A|
|Tim Locastro||Los Angeles Dodgers||25||70||B|
Best Potential Second Baseman - Kevin Lane - Baltimore Orioles Organization
When I saw Kevin Lane, even though he’s only a C Potential, I had to mention him. At 20 years old he’s already got 77 Con vs R, 80 Con vs L, 72 Vision and 79 Speed. The problem with him lies with his lack of power, and only 45 Fielding rating. Maybe a move to an outfield position would help his value, but still, a 20 year old that can rake can be a valuable asset.
Best Potential Second Baseman - Yoan Moncada - Chicago White Sox Organization
Moncada is going to be the starting second baseman for the White Sox, and at an 82 overall at 22 years old, it’s easy to see why. The only thing currently lacking is his game is his Plate Vision (29). His 70 Fielding and 79 Reaction will be sure to keep balls in front of him, and he’ll be a headache on the basepaths with his 87 Speed.
Best Potential Second Baseman - Willie Calhoun - Texas Rangers Organization
Calhoun’s biggest problem right now is that he’s stuck behind another young, A Potential player, in Roghned Odor. That being the case, one of the expendable. Odor is going to cost a little more than $10m per year on average for 6 years, and Calhoun is under team control for the same amount of time. So if you are the Rangers, you’ll have a decision to make, and if you’re not, you might be able to snag a great young prospect from them.
Best Potential Second Baseman - Ozzie Albies - Atlanta Braves Organization
The Braves are in rebuilding mode, and Ozzie is one of the guys at the heart of it. At only 21 years old, and already an 80 Overall, he’s on pace to be one of the greats. With 60 Con vs R and 59 Con vs L, he should have no problem using his 81 Speed to beat out infield hits, and stretch singles into doubles. He also has very good defensive attributes with all of them in the low-to-mid 70s.
Best Potential Second Baseman - Tim Locastro - Los Angeles Dodgers Organization
While he is currently stuck behind Logan Forsythe and Chase Utley on the Dodgers Depth Chart, he’ll be a good option to take over the spot for the next few years. At 25, and a B Potential, he’s still got room to grow, and he has some position flexibility, and the one thing you can’t teach, speed (88).