Washington Nationals: Where Daniel Murphy Ranks Among NL East 2nd Basemen

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Jul 9, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy (20) hits a home run in the seventh inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports /

Our position-by-position rankings continue as we look at where Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy ranks among second basemen

Leading up to spring training, we have been ranking the National League East by position. So far, we have looked at catcher and center fielder with Washington Nationals Derek Norris and Adam Eaton ranking fifth and third on their respective lists. Today, we continue with second base.

Last offseason, the Washington Nationals and New York Mets each acquired new second basemen when the Nats signed former Met Daniel Murphy and the Mets traded for Neil Walker, who was the Pirates.

When you look at this offseason around the division, there aren’t any changes that have been made at the position. Dee Gordon is back for the Marlins after missing 80 games last season due to a PED suspension and should be the everyday second baseman in 2017.

As for the other two teams, Cesar Hernandez is back at second base for the Phillies. If there is one team that made some changes, it’s the Braves. Atlanta signed Sean Rodriguez to a one-year deal as their utility man. He could see sometime at second base along with Jace Peterson (projected starter on Roster Resource).

Heading into last season, our staff writer Matt Weyrich had Gordon as the top second baseman in the league ahead of Walker and Murphy. How will our rankings look this season? You are about to find out. Feel free to share your rankings of the NL East at second base with us in our comments section: