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Fantasy Baseball Rankings - Third Base - End of Season Update

** - Break out season candidate

NameTeamEnd of Season
All Star Break
Michael YoungTEX174
Aramis RamírezCHC2107
Mark ReynoldsBAL3116
Adrián BéltreTEX462
Evan LongoriaTB5113
Ryan RobertsARI6#N/A8
Kevin YoukilisBOS733
Danny Valencia**MIN82011
Edwin EncarnaciónTOR92927
Chipper JonesATL10259

NameTeamEnd of Season
All Star Break
Pablo SandovalSF111423
Martín PradoATL12815
Álex RodríguezNYY1325
David WrightNYM14433
Casey McGeheeMIL15919
Alberto CallaspoLAA162616
Ryan ZimmermanWAS17549
Ty WiggintonCOL19#N/A14
Plácido PolancoPHI201812
Chase HeadleySD211210
Scott SizemoreOAK22#N/A#N/A
Aaron MilesLAD23#N/A26
Greg DobbsFLA24#N/A29
Brent Morel**CWS252843
David FreeseSTL261545
Wilson BetemitDET27#N/A#N/A
Jack HannahanCLE28#N/A24
Chris Johnson**HOU292320
Eduardo NúñezNYY30#N/A#N/A

2010 INFO
  • Third basemen hit for a .266 average
  • 11 third basemen hit 20+ big flys with Mark Reynolds and Alex Rodriguez the only ones to hit 30+.
  • ARod was the only one to top 105 RBI (125), while Evan Longoria, Casey McGehee, David Wright and Adrian Beltre cracked 100.
  • David Wright led 3Bs in SB with 19.  Chase Headly and Evan Longoria had 17 and 15 respectively.
  • Mark Reynolds struck out 211 times.  10 others struck out 100 times but no more than David Wright's 161.

Break Out Season Candidates
Danny ValenciaMINThe 26 year old just destroys lefty pitching hitting .374 last year in his first big league appearance. He is not a power hitting third baseman, but will have unlimited RBI opportunities with Denard Span, Delmon Young, Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, and Michael Cuddyer batting in front of him.
Chris JohnsonHOUAnother 26 year old entering his first full season as a pro ball player, Johnson is a free swinger who rarely walks and strikes out a ton. But even with that being said he still batted .308 last season in 94 games while driving in 52 runs. He will sit between 15-20 HRs while driving in runs with doubles and singles. He will be slotted in behind Hunter Pence and Carlos Lee so the RBIs will be there.
Pedro AlvarezPITThe 23 year old future of the Pirates displayed his power last year crushing 16 HRs in 95 games. At that pace he was due for 27 HRs, so you can expect 25-30 HRs and at least 100 RBI. Think Aramis Ramirez.
Brent MorelCWSA great doubles hitter and a career .305 average in the minors, Morel can beat Mark Teahen for the starting 3b job and will take full advantage if given the chance. He will turn 24 right after the season begins and the White Sox may have found their thrid baseman for years to come.

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