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Fantasy Baseball 2012 - Third Base Rankings (End of Season Update)

  • Congrats to Miggy on the Triple Crown
  • Chase Headley really made a name for himself this season
  • Hanley Ramirez is back to Fantasy Star status
  • ARod continues to slip down these rankings year after year
  • Sayonara Chipper!

How Fantasy Points Are Scored:
Singles - 1pt
Doubles - 2pts
Triples - 3pts
Homeruns - 2pts
RBI - 2pts
Runs Scored - 2pts
Walks - 1pt
Stolen Bases - 1pt

Pre Season RankAll Star RankNameTeam
11Miguel CabreraDET
252Chase HeadleySD
263Edwin EncarnaciónTOR
84David WrightNYM
115Aramis RamírezMIL
56Adrián BéltreTEX
107Ryan ZimmermanWAS
48Hanley RamírezLAD
289Kyle SeagerSEA
1610David FreeseSTL
2211Pedro AlvarezPIT
612Michael YoungTEX
2413Mike MoustakasKC
1714Mark ReynoldsBAL
715Álex RodríguezNYY
#N/A16Chris JohnsonARI
917Brett LawrieTOR
218Kevin YoukilisCWS
#N/A19Todd FrazierCIN
1220Chipper JonesATL

All Star Break

I can't imagine many people thought that Chase Headley would nearly match his 2011 numbers in the first half of the 2012 campaign.  Edwin Encarnacion has just been on an absolute tear this year but it is hard to imagine him staying on pace to hit 46 HRs.  Headley is my pick to not be on this list come September.

Pre Season RankAll Star RankNameTeamG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS Fantasy Points
81David WrightNYM823025610627211595047970.3510.4410.5631.004437
12Miguel CabreraDET863435211126018713250310.3240.3820.5570.938436
253Edwin EncarnaciónTOR83308559114023583756920.2950.3820.5650.947400
54Adrián BéltreTEX823195110418015541840100.3260.3580.5240.881366
95Aramis RamírezMIL78301478227210523043210.2720.3460.4750.821353
46Hanley RamírezMIA843234680172124434601240.2480.3230.4240.747339
247Chase HeadleySD86315398420184250881040.2670.3680.4130.780336
78Álex RodríguezNYY82305468210113383677910.2690.3570.4360.793320
149Brett LawrieTOR81327519516283317521180.2910.3340.4250.759319
1610David FreeseSTL79293398614113512276120.2940.3480.4810.829318
Excludes: Jose Bautista (OF) Mark Trumbo (OF) Martin Prado (OF)
Neil Walker (2B)

Preseason Ranking

Projected Starting Third Basemen courtesy of MLB Depth Charts
** - Breakout Season Candidate

3/27 -
  • Casey Blake has been release by the Rockies.  Jordan Pacheo should be the opening day 3b.
  • Jack Hannahan beat out Lonnie Chisenhall for the Indians starting 3b position.  Chisenhall will start the year in the minors.

2/28 update - Oakland's Scott Sizemore will miss the 2012 season after tearing his ACL

Who Would You Rather Have? Brett Lawrie vs Kevin Youkilis

Miguel CabreraDET1
Kevin YoukilisBOS2
Evan LongoriaTB3
Hanley RamirezMIA4
Adrián BéltreTEX5
Michael YoungTEX6
Álex RodríguezNYY7
David WrightNYM8
Aramis RamirezMIL9
Ryan ZimmermanWAS10

Chipper JonesATL11
Pablo SandovalSF12
Plácido PolancoPHI13
Brett Lawrie**TOR14
Scott RolenCIN15
David FreeseSTL16
Mark ReynoldsBAL17
Ian StewartCHC18
Ryan RobertsARI19
Danny ValenciaMIN20
Alberto CallaspoLAA21
Pedro AlvarezPIT22
Mike Moustakas**KC23

Chase Headley

Edwin Encarnacion

Kyle Seager**
Juan UribeLAD27
Jordan PacheoCOL28
Jack HannahanCLE29
Brent MorelCWS30
Casey McGeheePIT31
Josh DonaldsonOAK32
Jimmy ParedesHOU33

Stats from last season
  • Michael Young, Pablo Sandoval, and Aramis Ramirez were the only third basemen to hit over .300
    • 12 others hit over .275
  • Mark Reynolds, Adrian Beltre and Evan Longoria hit 30+ HRs
    • 12 third basemen hit between 15-26 HRs
  • Michael Young and Adrian Beltre drove in 100+ RBI
    • Just 4 other had 75+ RBI
  • Michael Young was the only third basement to hit 40+ doubles
    • 6 other had at least 30
  • 5 third basemen struck out over 100 times
    • 11 others did at least 80 times
  • Just 4 third basemen walked more than 50 times
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