Monday, February 3, 2014

2014 Fantasy Baseball Third Base Rankings

Third base is quickly becoming a very good hitting position.  For our ranking purposes, Miguel Cabrera is listed at First Base so he is not ranked here.  Matt Carpenter has been shifted here from Second Base and instead of being a top 5 guy at 2B he is a top 10 3B.  Kyle Seager gets to play with Robinson Cano this season and Seager should post career numbers.  It will be interesting to see how Manny Machado returns from injury and how other owners in your league rank him.  The position is pretty deep, but if you can add a top 5 guy in the first five rounds, you did yourself a favor.

Who Would You Rather Have - Josh Donaldson or Brett Lawrie

Carlos Santana has offoically been named the 3B for the Indians, he was our #2 ranked catcher but we have moved him here to be ranked at his position

* - New Team
** - Sleeper
PlayerRank
Adrian Beltre - TEX1
Evan Longoria - TB2
David Wright - NYM3
Ryan Zimmerman - WAS4
Kyle Seager - SEA5
Josh Donaldson - OAK6
Pedro Alvarez - PIT7
Matt Carpenter - StL8
Carlos Santana - CLE9
Aramis Ramirez - MIL10
Brett Lawrie - TOR11
Martin Prado - ARI12
Pablo Sandoval - SF13
Manny Machado - BAL14
Nolan Arenado - COL15
Will Middlebrooks - BOS16
Todd Frazier - CIN17
Chase Headley - SD18
Chris Johnson - ATL19
Mike Moustakas - KC20
David Freese *- LAA21
Nick Castellanos - DET22
Cody Asche **- PHI23
Matt Davidson *- CWS24
Trevor Plouffe - MIN25
Matt Dominguez - HOU26
Kelly Johnson - NYY27

Lonnie Chisenhall is the Cleveland Indians 3B, but when/if Carlos Santana plays 3B it seems Chisenhall will be on the bench, especially against lefties.  Draft him in the deepest of leagues and AL only.

Stats from Last Season

  • 25 third basemen had at least 400 at bats
    • This list does not include Alex Rodriguez, Will Middlebrooks and Aramis Ramriez
  • Manny Machado led all 3B with 51 doubles
    • Evan Longoria, Josh Donaldson, Martin Prado and Chase Headley hit at least 35
  • Miguel Cabrera's 44 home runs led all 3B
    • Pedro Alvarez, Evan Longoria and Adrian Beltre each hit at least 30
  • Miguel Cabrera was the only 3B to score 100+ runs
    • Evan Longoria was the only one to eclipse 90 runs scored
  • Miguel Cabrera and Pedro Alvarez were the only ones to drive in at least 100 runs
    • Josh Donaldson and Adrian Beltre only others with 90+ RBI
  • Miguel Cabrera (90) was the only 3B with more than 76 walks
  • 12 third basemen struck out over 100 times
  • David Wright (17) was the only 3B with double digit steals
  • Miguel Cabrera, Chris Johnson, Adrian Beltre, David Wright and Josh Donaldson all had .300 or better batting avg
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