Jul 28, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Washington Nationals second basemanDanny Espinosa
(8) connects for a two run RBI single during the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Once the 2015 season begins on April 6 against the New York Mets at Nats Park, it will be the 10th anniversary of the Washington Nationals playing baseball in the Nation’s Capital. While Washington has yet to win a postseason series in its short franchise history, there have still been plenty of good players that have donned the Nats uniform over the past decade. To begin our slideshow series of our All-Decade team, we are going to take a look at the second base position. In total, there have been 22 players that have played that position for Washington in their franchise history. This season, Yunel Escobar is likely to be the 23rd player for that spot as he is expected to be the Opening Day second baseman.
It is a unique spot for the Nationals because when they moved from being the Montreal Expos, they already had a franchise second baseman in Jose Vidro. Vidro had played for the Expos from 1997-2004. Out of those 22 players who have played second base , 13 of those players had played second base for multiple seasons.
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For this slideshow, we are going to profile some of the players who have played the position and then ultimately give our prediction of who the best second baseman of all-time is for the Nationals. We also want to get your opinion on who you think should be the best at their respective positions. Feel free to comment this piece with your selection.
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