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The Greatest Rookie Seasons By A Second Baseman

To be eligible, players since 1957 had to meet the MLB qualifications for rookie status. Players prior to the 1957 season were considered rookies based on rookie status taken from Fangraphs. The other qualification for eligibility for this list is that players had to have a minimum of 300 plate appearances.


  1. Joe Morgan – 1965
  2. Joe Morgan
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    5.7 129 157 708 601 100 163 22 12 14 40 20 9 97 77 .271 .371 .418 .789

  3. Bump Wills – 1977
  4. Bump Wills
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    5.4 111 152 617 541 87 155 28 6 9 62 28 12 65 96 .287 .357 .410 .767

  5. Lou Klein – 1943
  6. Lou Klein
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    5.8 114 154 694 627 91 180 28 14 7 62 9 50 70 .287 .334 .410 .744

  7. Jim Viox – 1913
  8. Jim Viox
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.9 139 137 578 492 86 156 32 8 2 65 14 64 28 .317 .386 .427 .813

  9. Bill Doran – 1983
  10. Bill Doran
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.8 114 154 629 535 70 145 12 7 8 39 12 12 86 67 .271 .367 .364 .731

  11. Willie Randolph – 1976
  12. Willie Randolph
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    5 106 125 500 430 59 115 15 4 1 40 37 12 58 39 .267 .352 .328 .680

  13. Joey Wendle – 2018
  14. Joey Wendle
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.3 116 139 545 487 62 146 33 6 7 61 16 4 37 96 .300 .354 .435 .789

  15. Dots Miller – 1909
  16. Dots Miller
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.6 121 151 631 560 71 156 31 13 3 87 14 39 .279 .314 .396 .710

  17. Jim Lefebvre – 1965
  18. Jim Lefebvre
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.6 108 157 631 544 57 136 21 4 12 69 3 5 71 92 .250 .331 .369 .700

  19. Dustin Pedroia – 2007
  20. Dustin Pedroia
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.9 117 139 581 520 86 165 39 1 8 50 7 1 47 42 .317 .377 .442 .819

  21. Dustin Ackley – 2011
  22. Dustin Ackley
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.8 117 90 376 333 39 91 16 7 6 36 6 0 40 79 .273 .348 .417 .765

  23. Roberto Alomar – 1988
  24. Roberto Alomar
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    4.3 107 143 611 545 84 145 24 6 9 41 24 6 47 83 .266 .319 .382 .701

  25. Keston Hiura – 2019
  26. Keston Hiura
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    2.1 139 84 348 314 51 95 23 2 19 49 9 3 25 107 .303 .368 .570 .938

  27. Ken Oberkfell – 1979
  28. Ken Oberkfell
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.5 118 135 435 369 53 111 19 5 1 35 4 1 57 35 .301 .395 .388 .783

  29. Brandon Lowe – 2019
  30. Brandon Lowe
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    2.9 125 82 327 296 42 80 17 2 17 51 5 0 25 113 .270 .336 .514 .850

  31. Jim Gilliam – 1953
  32. Jim Gilliam
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.9 109 151 710 605 125 168 31 17 6 63 21 14 100 38 .278 .382 .415 .797

  33. Larry Gardner – 1910
  34. Larry Gardner
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.1 127 113 475 413 55 117 12 10 2 36 8 41 .283 .341 .375 .716

  35. Gleyber Torres – 2018
  36. Gleyber Torres
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    2.9 120 123 484 431 54 117 16 1 24 77 6 2 42 122 .271 .340 .480 .820

  37. Del Pratt – 1912
  38. Del Pratt
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.6 118 152 622 570 76 172 26 15 5 69 24 36 .302 .341 .426 .767

  39. Tim Teufel – 1984
  40. Tim Teufel
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    3.8 103 157 652 568 76 149 30 3 14 61 1 3 76 73 .262 .348 .400 .748

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