Justin Mason’s 2022 Third Base Ranks: 1/19/22

2021 is over and we turn the page to 2022. Here are my current ranks for the third base position for 2022, my second 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 and notes for each player will be added this week.

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

Justin Mason’s Top 60 Third Basemen
Rank Player Team POS ADP / AAV
1 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B 4.38
2 Rafael Devers BOS 3B 18.26
3 Manny Machado SD 3B 23.71
4 Adalberto Mondesi KC 3B 56.7
5 Austin Riley ATL 3B 53.31
6 Nolan Arenado STL 3B 72.06
7 Alex Bregman HOU 3B 93.47
8 Anthony Rendon LAA 3B 109.08
9 DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B, 2B, 3B 114.08
10 Kris Bryant FA 3B, OF 88.99
11 Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT 3B 142.54
12 Yoan Moncada CWS 3B 145.54
13 Justin Turner LAD 3B 161.73
14 Ryan McMahon COL 2B, 3B 171.93
15 Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B, SS 207.43
16 Josh Donaldson MIN 3B 215.92
17 Matt Chapman OAK 3B 187.04
18 Luis Urias MLW 2B, 3B, SS 165.01
19 Eduardo Escobar NYM 2B, 3B 189.6
20 Jeimer Candelario DET 3B 225.93
21 Gio Urshela NYY 3B, SS 265.37
22 Jonathan Villar FA 3B, SS 277.22
23 Abraham Toro SEA 2B, 3B 262.97
24 Josh Jung TEX 3B 280.83
25 Cavan Biggio TOR 3B 278.72
26 Alec Bohm PHI 3B 283.83
27 Patrick Wisdom CHC 3B 315.97
28 Hunter Dozier KC 3B, OF 349.63
29 Mike Moustakas CIN 3B 374.06
30 Luis Arraez MIN 2B, 3B, OF 302.62
31 Yandy Diaz TB 1B, 3B 379.89
32 Brian Anderson MIA 3B 375.45
33 Carter Kieboom WAS 3B 505.16
34 J.D. Davis NYM 3B 447.82
35 Evan Longoria SF 3B 400.61
36 Joey Wendle MIA 3B, SS 349.46
37 Josh Harrison FA 2B, 3B, OF 375.78
38 Wilmer Flores SF 1B, 2B, 3B 393.71
39 Ha-Seong Kim 김하성 SD 2B, 3B, SS 379.26
40 Rougned Odor NYY 2B, 3B 470.57
41 Tyler Wade LAA 3B, SS, OF 485.27
42 Matt Duffy FA 2B, 3B 644.76
43 Brett Baty NYM 3B 735.03
44 Jake Burger CWS 3B 683.58
45 Josh VanMeter ARZ 2B, 3B 711.8
46 Jose Miranda MIN 3B 440.29
47 Aledmys Diaz HOU 3B 621.59
48 David Bote CHC 2B, 3B 700.83
49 Yu Chang CLE 1B, 3B 672.79
50 Isan Diaz MIA 2B, 3B 744.2
51 Jon Berti MIA 2B, 3B 613.88
52 Mike Brosseau MLW 2B, 3B 675.31
53 Hanser Alberto FA 2B, 3B 713.65
54 Colton Welker COL 3B 704.89
55 Kelvin Gutierrez BAL 3B 734.24
56 Santiago Espinal TOR 3B 551.26
57 Nolan Jones CLE 3B 649.12
58 Willians Astudillo FA 1B, 3B 743.54
59 Starlin Castro FA 3B 719.22
60 Asdrubal Cabrera CIN 3B 724.71
SOURCE: https://nfc.shgn.com/adp/baseball
Positional eligibility and ADP are based on NFBC Draft Champions leagues.

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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1 year ago

Is 3B the deepest position?

You can get better than 12-team league average production from a Donaldson-Urias at #16-18.

1 year ago
Reply to  whiptydojoe

No, it’s actually considered the shallowest other than catcher this year.

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1 year ago
Reply to  whiptydojoe

The auction calculators tend to agree 3B is very deep for non-shallow formats. Not so much star potential compared to other positions, but the replacement level is highest. The relative value between the 10th and 25th best 3B is the smallest of any position which means you can pretty safely wait to get decent production from 3B without using a lot of draft/auction capital.