OK, this is really no great surprise, but our friends at MLB Network say Mariners star Robinson Cano is the best second baseman in the majors. Cano was voted last season as the American League's starting second baseman in the All-Star Game for the fifth consecutive year.
The ranking, announced Thursday night, is based on "a number of offensive and defensive metrics, both advanced and traditional, plus projections for the upcoming season."
Boston's Dustin Pedroia finished second in the ranking, followed by Oakland's Ben Zobrist. Pittsburgh's Neil Walker was the highest-ranked National League second baseman at No. 4.
Houston's Jose Altuve, the American League batting champ and Silver Slugger recipient, placed sixth.
Here's the complete Top 10.
1. Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners
2. Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox
3. Ben Zobrist, Oakland Athletics
4. Neil Walker, Pittsburgh Pirates
5. Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers
6. Jose Altuve, Houston Astros
7. Howie Kendrick, Los Angeles Dodgers
8. Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies
9. Brian Dozier, Minnesota Twins
10. Scooter Gennett, Milwaukee Brewers