There’s almost nothing better in baseball than when a second baseman and shortstop make a double play look easy as can be.
Of course, teams would like to not have to turn double plays because that means that somehow an opponent got on base, but turning two makes everything all better more often than not.
But there are only so many middle infielders that have the ability to get two for the price of one on a consistent basis from various parts of the infield. It’s not rare that we see an errant throw to second base that delays the throw to first, which would result in the batter getting in safely.
So which second basemen and shortstops are the best at turning a double play? Let’s get right into it, ranking the top seven combos in baseball today.
*All statistics in this article were obtained via FanGraphs unless otherwise noted. All contract information was obtained via Cot’s Contracts. All injury information was obtained via Baseball Prospectus.