Justin Mason’s 2022 Third Base Rank: 3/8/22

As we head into primetime drafting season, I will be rereleasing my positional ranks. Here are my current ranks for the third base position for 2022, my third of the offseason. I will post updates as things change with signings, injuries, or news in Major League Baseball. On the Sleeper and the Bust Patreon, you can see the rankings updated live.

You can review my ranks for other positions here: https://fantasy.fangraphs.com/category/rankings/

Justin Mason’s 2022 Third Base Ranks: 3/7/22
Rank Player Team POS ADP / AAV Notes
1 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B 3.43 My #2 player this season. Could be #1 if traded to a better team.
2 Rafael Devers BOS 3B 16.82 Breakout is legit.
3 Manny Machado SD 3B 22.8 Somehow he gets underrated.
4 Adalberto Mondesi KC 3B 50.5 Widest range of outcomes in the game.
5 Austin Riley ATL 3B 61.36 Will regress, but how far?
6 Nolan Arenado STL 3B 83.64 About as safe as can be.
7 Alex Bregman HOU 3B 97.45 If healthy, he is a bargain.
8 DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B, 2B, 3B 121.05 I think he bounces back in average and scores a ton of runs.
9 Justin Turner LAD 3B 161.61 Always underrated.
10 Anthony Rendon LAA 3B 117.43 Injuries have sapped the value.
11 Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT 3B 128.57 I am ready to be hurt again.
12 Kris Bryant FA 3B, OF 105.98 Just not a believer anymore.
13 Eugenio Suárez CIN 3B, SS 200.09 I think the September changes mean a rebound for 2022.
14 Luis Urías MLW 2B, 3B, SS 147.73 I don’t think there is a ton of room for growth except in average.
15 Yoán Moncada CWS 3B 158.59 At this point, I don’t know what Moncada is,, bt the tools are still enticing.
16 Ryan McMahon COL 2B, 3B 159.93 I think he is who he is at this point.
17 Matt Chapman OAK 3B 189.64 Should bounceback.
18 Josh Donaldson MIN 3B 201.82 Health is the only issue.
19 Jeimer Candelario DET 3B 211.45 I am intrigued, but it is limited upside.
20 Eduardo Escobar NYM 2B, 3B 200.09 Hate the park and the fact he will likely hit near the bottom of the order.
21 Jonathan Villar FA 3B, SS 263.66 Injuries scare me off of him.
22 Gio Urshela NYY 3B, SS 283.34 Once he lands a role, price will jump.
23 Mike Moustakas CIN 3B 334.73 If healthy, he should bounce back.
24 Abraham Toro SEA 2B, 3B 254.05 Big oppurtunity with Seager gone.
25 Alec Bohm PHI 3B 284.09 I want to believe he will bounceback.
26 Patrick Wisdom CHC 3B 334.43 Ton of power and a ton of strikeouts.
27 Carter Kieboom WAS 3B 452.34 Should have a full time role now. Talent is still there, but will he ever put it all together?
28 Evan Longoria SF 3B 334.09 Injuries keep him from accumulating.
29 Hunter Dozier KC 3B, OF 350.36 Should still play, but could lose job with prospects coming.
30 Cavan Biggio TOR 3B 293.07 Injuries and approach are a problem.
31 Luis Arraez MIN 2B, 3B, OF 298.41 Empty average with eligiblity.
32 Yandy Díaz TB 1B, 3B 350.5 Will he ever lift the ball?
33 Brian Anderson MIA 3B 368.07 Boring but solid.
34 Joey Wendle MIA 3B, SS 345.25 Kind of boring but should play somewhat regularly.
35 Ha-Seong Kim SD 2B, 3B, SS 342.66 I still believe in the talent. Needs a role.
36 Rougned Odor NYY 2B, 3B 424.43 Should play regularly and if you can sustain the bad average, there’s pop here.
37 Tyler Wade LAA 3B, SS, OF 419.73 In line for a big role right now, but I think the Angels bring in Story or Correa.
38 Jose Miranda MIN 3B 385.77 Could arrive in Minnesoate soon.
39 J.D. Davis NYM 3B 417 Might not have a job in New York.
40 Josh Harrison FA 2B, 3B, OF 382.8 Landing spot determines his value.
41 Wilmer Flores SF 1B, 2B, 3B 371.25 Unfortunatly he will platoon.
42 Mike Brosseau MLW 2B, 3B 622.43 Short-side platoon.
43 Jake Burger CWS 3B 612.16 Blocked, but talented.
44 Brett Baty NYM 3B 739.98 Blocked, but just about ready.
46 Josh VanMeter ARZ 2B, 3B 630.86 Could play a lot in Arizona.
47 Aledmys Díaz HOU 3B 518.89 With Correa gone,
48 Isan Díaz MIA 2B, 3B 744.86 It is now or never.
49 David Bote CHC 2B, 3B 684.93 Injured right now.
50 Yu Chang CLE 1B, 3B 611.64 Mostly a utility guy in Cleveland/.
51 Jon Berti MIA 2B, 3B 549.7 Speed for deeper leagues.
52 Kelvin Gutierrez BAL 3B 690.61 Should play somewhat regularly.
53 Santiago Espinal TOR 3B 469.52 Could play a lot if Toronto doesn’t bring someone else in.
54 Nolan Jones CLE 3B 649.98 Could debut at some point.
55 Hanser Alberto FA 2B, 3B 742.95 Landing spot determines his value.
56 Matt Duffy FA 2B, 3B 590.5 Landing spot determines his value.
56 Colton Welker COL 3B 627.25 Can’t trust the Rockies.
57 Willians Astudillo FA 1B, 3B 750.89 Should get a shot somewhere.
58 Starlin Castro FA 3B 729.3 Needs to find a team.
59 Kevin Smith TOR 3B 680.59 Does he have a role?
60 Josh Jung TEX 3B 375.52 Probably done for the season.
ADP is based on Draft Champions drafts since 2/5/22

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

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8 months ago

Bryant = underrated now? something to chew on