2019 Third Base Rankings

Third base is in a very healthy state checking in as the second deepest position on the diamond heading into the season (or at least the infield… judging IF v. OF is difficult given the need to roster 3-5 OF depending on league type). There’s even upside for many. Is Rafael Devers ready for a breakout season? Can Jake Lamb’s shoulder stay together and push him back to the 30 HR level? Will Maikel Franco have another Spring Training HR explosion and trick me into drafting him again? Will Kyle Seager rebound? Is Ian Happ capable of trimming his K% to foster a breakout?

Podcasts on 3B: Pt. 1; Pt. 2

  • What’s your strategy at 3B in shallower mixed leagues (10-12 teams)?
  • What about 15-team NFBC-type leagues?
  • Who’s your favorite gamble outside of my top 20?

Third Base – February
PLAYER TEAM POS.
1 Nolan Arenado COL
2 Jose Ramirez CLE
3 Alex Bregman HOU SS
4 Anthony Rendon WSH
5 Javier Baez CHC 2B/SS
6 Kris Bryant CHC OF
7 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR
8 Josh Donaldson ATL
9 Max Muncy LAD 1B
10 Matt Chapman OAK
11 Matt Carpenter STL 1B
12 Eugenio Suarez CIN
13 Justin Turner LAD
14 Rafael Devers BOS
15 Travis Shaw MIL 2B
16 Wil Myers SD OF
17 Miguel Andujar NYY
18 Jurickson Profar OAK SS/1B
19 Mike Moustakas MIL
20 Jake Lamb ARI
21 Ian Happ CHC OF
22 Asdrubal Cabrera TEX 2B/SS
23 Kyle Seager SEA
24 Yuli Gurriel HOU 1B
25 Maikel Franco PHI
26 Miguel Sano MIN
27 Eduardo Escobar ARI SS
28 Jeimer Candelario DET
29 Jung Ho Kang PIT
30 Joey Wendle TB 2B
31 Johan Camargo ATL
32 Zack Cozart LAA
33 Eduardo Nunez BOS 2B
34 Brian Anderson MIA OF
35 Evan Longoria SF
36 Todd Frazier NYM
37 Hunter Dozier KC 1B
38 Matt Duffy TB
39 Renato Nunez BAL
40 Tim Beckham SEA SS
41 Yandy Diaz TB
42 Colin Moran PIT
43 Yairo Munoz STL SS/2B/OF
44 Hernan Perez MIL 2B/OF/SS
45 David Fletcher LAA
46 Brandon Drury TOR
47 Jedd Gyorko STL
48 Aledmys Diaz HOU SS
49 J.D. Davis NYM
50 Yangervis Solarte SF 2B
51 Neil Walker MIA 1B/2B
52 Austin Riley ATL
*20+ gm eligibility

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Great work on these lists so far Paul. Outside the top 20, Seager and Sano are guys that were high picks in the past that looked real bad last year. I will def be checking in to see if they can be rosterable again. Candelario and Dozier are both younger and should get plenty of ABs, it’ll be interesting to see how they progress.