How Do the Oakland A’s Stack Up Against The AL West

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 24: Matt Chapman #26 of the Oakland Athletics tags Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels during the game at RingCentral Coliseum on July 24, 2020 in Oakland, California. The Athletics defeated the Angels 7-3. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 24: Matt Chapman #26 of the Oakland Athletics tags Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels during the game at RingCentral Coliseum on July 24, 2020 in Oakland, California. The Athletics defeated the Angels 7-3. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images) /
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Second Base

(Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
(Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
  1. LAA: David Fletcher
  2. HOU: José Altuve
  3. SEA: Dylan Moore
  4. OAK: Tony Kemp/Chad Pinder/Jed Lowrie…
  5. TEX: Nick Solak

The Oakland A’s Who Do You Have winning streak ends here. In fact, second base has been one of Oakland’s most glaring deficiencies for the past few years. I wrote about the candidates earlier this spring, outlining each of the second base options this year.

Despite the Athletics not bringing much to the table, there isn’t a shortage of talented second basemen in this competition. David Fletcher is one of my favorite baseball players to watch and has a case to win the Ben Zobrist Swiss Army Man of the Year Award (to be clear, this is a fictional award). He narrowly eeks ahead of former MVP Jose Altuve for my number one spot. The other judges also had a tough time deciding between Fletcher and Altuve, and all but my contact-loving small ball friend Sven had Fletcher as the victor.

It is worth noting that the Mariners’ second baseman Dylan Moore had a sneaky breakout last season, and he can potentially snag the top spot for the Mariners by the end of the season. Still, he needs to prove he can sustain his small sample of success before entering the conversation.

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