Justin Mason Third Base Ranks: 3/15/21

Drafts are in full swing and now I am 15+ drafts into the season, here are my current ranks for the second base position for 2021. I will post updates as things change with signings, injuries, or news in Major League Baseball.

See my other ranks here: C 1B 2B SS 3B OF SP RP

 

Justin Mason Third Base Ranks: 3/15/21
Rk Player Team Position(s) ADP Notes
1 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B 11.4 Easily a top 10 pick in fantasy this year.
2 Manny Machado SD 3B 24.33 In spite of what people think, he has never been anything but a stud.
3 Anthony Rendon LAA 3B 43.54 Safe floor and high ceiling
4 DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B, 2B, 3B 33.58 Landing back in New York was the best case scenario.
5 Nolan Arenado STL 3B 35.15 I don’t think the regression will be as bad as others do.
6 Rafael Devers BOS 3B 44.54 At somepoint he will hit 40+ bombs.
7 Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B 83.23 Power is legit, but that batting average cratering is scary.
8 Alex Bregman HOU 3B 46 Could be a guy that is hurt by the change in the ball. Could easily move him down further.
9 Yoan Moncada CWS 3B 82.63 COVID sapped him, but supposedly he is good to go.
10 Cavan Biggio TOR 2B, 3B, OF 59.75 Some concerns about where he hits in this lineup has me a bit concerned.
11 Max Muncy LAD 1B, 2B, 3B 103.37 Playoff performance makes me feel better about the disappointing 2020.
12 Alec Bohm PHI 1B, 3B 104.98 Perfect mix of upside and safe floor.
13 Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT 3B 139.87 Was really impressive in his small sample.
14 Matt Chapman OAK 3B 117.6 Injuries hurt him in 2020, but if healthy, he is a solid power bat that plays everyday.
15 Andres Gimenez CLE 2B, 3B, SS 153.79 Cleveland is a great landing spot for Gimenez.
16 Kris Bryant CHC 3B 136.12 Last year was disappointing, but as long as he is healthy, he should rebound.
17 Jeff McNeil NYM 2B, 3B, OF 89.25 The power outage and 0-for-2 on the basepathes has me very scared.
18 Tommy Edman STL 2B, 3B, SS, OF 126.02 I think there is enough pop and speed with a great flexibility.
19 Josh Donaldson MIN 3B 205.75 Health is the only thing I am worried about.
20 Justin Turner LA 3B 217.17 Back to LA was the best fit.
21 Jean Segura PHI 2B, 3B 188.29 The stolen bases aren’t what they used to be, but he is a solid contributor.
22 Gio Urshela NYY 3B 159.98 Expected to play this week which is a relief.
23 Austin Riley ATL 3B 204.81 Still young enough to improve.
24 Brian Anderson MIA 3B 219.44 Boring name matches a boring profile.
25 J.D. Davis NYM 3B, OF 232.56 Rumors of the Mets wanting to trade for a 3B and no DH makes me worried about his playing time.
26 Eduardo Escobar ARZ 3B 283.4 He isn’t as bad as he was in 2020 and not as good as he was in 2019.
27 Ryan McMahon COL 1B, 2B, 3B 250.96 The Swing change has me buying back in.
28 Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX 3B, SS 287.02 Locked into playing time now.
29 David Fletcher LAA 2B, 3B, SS 221.87 Going to lead off, but has no power or speed.
30 Carter Kieboom WAS 3B 425.25 I still believe in the talent and the price is right.
31 Willi Castro DET 3B, SS 251.25 Showed more pop than I thought was there and seems to be backing it up in spring.
32 Kyle Seager SEA 3B 258.02 Compiler that should produce just enough.
33 Jeimer Candelario DET 1B, 3B 242.73 Going to hit fifth and should accumlate a decent enough stats to be usable.
34 Joey Wendle TB 2B, 3B, SS 306.23 Strong side platoon is still a platoon.
35 Maikel Franco BAL 3B 433.08 Gets a huge bump with a job in Baltimore.
36 Yandy Diaz TB 3B 431.08 I don’t think we ever see the upside his muscles say is there.
37 Evan Longoria SF 3B 363.48 Injuries and platoon issues drops him a ton.
38 Luis Urias MLW 2B, 3B, SS 376.69 Should play every day, but bats at the bottom.
39 Erik Gonzalez PIT 3B, SS 540.44 Will play everyday in Pittsburgh, but there is limited upside.
40 Mike Brosseau TB 1B, 2B, 3B 421.04 May get more time with Choi down
41 Matt Carpenter STL 3B 544.35 No longer a starter with no DH in the NL.
42 Edwin Rios LAD 3B 316.02 Buried with Turner resigning.
43 David Bote CHC 2B, 3B 458.63 Super Utility guy that will have deep league value.
44 Marwin Gonzalez BOS 1B, 2B, 3B, OF 475.87 Super Utility guy in Boston
45 Josh Harrison WAS 2B, 3B 605.92 Insurance for Kieboom.
46 Isaac Paredes DET 3B 494.44 Likely heading back to the minors.
47 Rio Ruiz BAL 3B 491.75 Playing time is an issue with Franco signing in Baltimore.
48 Nolan Gorman STL 3B 736.29 The Arenado signing blocks him, but he is ready offensively.
49 Abraham Toro HOU 3B 645.83 Blocked, but I think he has some skills.
50 Spencer Torkelson DET 3B 529.98 Don’t know when or if he will be up this year.
ADP is from NFBC Draft Champions over the last month





Justin is the co-host on The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast and writes for Rotographs covering the Roto Riteup as well as random topics that float into his juvenile brain. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for FriendswithFantasyBenefits.com, owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and a fantasy football and baseball writer for Fantasy Alarm. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.

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