Justin Mason’s Final 2022 Third Base Ranks (w/Comments)

With the season upon us, it is time to drop my final edition of my positional ranks. I will continue to update them live on the Sleeper and the Bust Patreon until the season gets underway and in-season as well.

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


Justin Mason’s Third Base Ranks: 4/1/22
Rank Player Team POS ADP Notes
1 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B 3.4 My #2 player this season. Could be #1 if traded to a better team.
2 Rafael Devers BOS 3B 16.8 My pick to lead the AL in HRs.
3 Manny Machado SD 3B 22.8 Humidor in SD could be huge for him.
4 Adalberto Mondesi KC 3B 50.5 Widest range of outcomes in the game.
5 Kris Bryant COL 3B, OF 106.0 Move to Colorado has raised price but I am here for it.
6 Austin Riley ATL 3B 61.4 Will regress, but how far?
7 Nolan Arenado STL 3B 83.6 About as safe as can be.
8 Alex Bregman HOU 3B 97.5 If healthy, he is a bargain.
9 Justin Turner LAD 3B 161.6 Always underrated.
10 Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT 3B 128.6 Already dealing with an injury in spring which is concerning.
11 DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B, 2B, 3B 121.1 I am a little worried that the playing time is hurt by recent trades.
12 Anthony Rendon LAA 3B 117.4 Injury risk will always be there, but there is huge potential if he is healthy.
13 Eugenio Suárez SEA 3B, SS 200.1 Move to Seattle hurts some, but I think the power will still be fine.
14 Yoán Moncada CWS 3B 158.6 At this point, I don’t know what Moncada is, but the tools are still enticing.
15 Ryan McMahon COL 2B, 3B 159.9 Contract extension solidfies his role.
16 Josh Donaldson NYY 3B 201.8 Love the move to NY. Just needs to stay healthy.
17 Matt Chapman TOR 3B 189.6 Landing spot is amazing, but still K’s too much
18 Jeimer Candelario DET 3B 211.5 I am intrigued, but it is limited upside.
19 Jonathan Villar CHC 3B, SS 239.3 Should play a lot in Chicago and steal a lot of bases.
20 Luis Urías MLW 2B, 3B, SS 147.7 Injury drops him some.
21 Eduardo Escobar NYM 2B, 3B 200.1 Hate the park and the fact he will likely hit near the bottom of the order.
22 Gio Urshela MIN 3B, SS 283.3 I actually like the move to Minnesota for him, but injuries last year scare me.
23 Mike Moustakas CIN 3B 334.7 If healthy, he could be a huge bargain.
24 Kevin Smith OAK 3B 680.6 Should play regularly in Oakland
25 Abraham Toro SEA 2B, 3B 254.1 Additions make playing time much more risky.
26 Alec Bohm PHI 3B 284.1 I want to believe he will bounceback.
27 Patrick Wisdom CHC 3B 334.4 Ton of power and a ton of strikeouts. Villar signing makes him less safe though.
28 Hunter Dozier KC 3B, OF 350.4 Should still play, but could lose job with prospects coming.
29 Cavan Biggio TOR 3B 293.1 Injuries and approach are a problem.
30 Luis Arraez MIN 2B, 3B, OF 298.4 Empty average with eligiblity.
31 Wilmer Flores SF 1B, 2B, 3B 375.0 With Longo out, he becomes much more interesting.
32 Yandy Díaz TB 1B, 3B 350.5 Will he ever lift the ball?
33 Brian Anderson MIA 3B 368.1 Boring but solid.
34 Joey Wendle MIA 3B, SS 345.3 Kind of boring but should play somewhat regularly.
35 Ha-Seong Kim SD 2B, 3B, SS 342.7 Has a role with Tatis out.
36 Evan Longoria SF 3B 334.1 Injuries keep him from accumulating.
37 Rougned Odor NYY 2B, 3B 424.4 Should play regularly and if you can sustain the bad average, there’s pop here.
38 Tyler Wade LAA 3B, SS, OF 419.7 Super utility could make him really interesting in LA.
39 Jose Miranda MIN 3B 385.8 Could arrive in Minnesota soon.
40 J.D. Davis NYM 3B 417.0 Might not have a job in New York.
41 Josh Harrison FA 2B, 3B, OF 382.8 Don’t love his landing spot for playing time.
42 Maikel Franco WAS 3B 677.5 Looks like he is the starter in Washington as long as Kieboom is out.
43 Mike Brosseau MLW 2B, 3B 622.4 Short-side platoon.
44 Jake Burger CWS 3B 612.2 Blocked, but talented.
45 Brett Baty NYM 3B 740.0 Blocked, but just about ready.
46 Josh VanMeter PIT 2B, 3B 630.9 Could play a lot after trade to Pittsburgh.
47 Kelvin Gutierrez BAL 3B 690.6 Should play somewhat regularly.
48 Aledmys Díaz HOU 3B 518.9 With Correa gone, he could find more playing time.
49 Isan Díaz MIA 2B, 3B 744.9 It is now or never.
50 Jon Berti MIA 2B, 3B 549.7 Speed for deeper leagues.
51 Yu Chang CLE 1B, 3B 611.6 Mostly a utility guy in Cleveland/.
52 David Bote CHC 2B, 3B 684.9 Injured right now.
53 Santiago Espinal TOR 3B 469.5 Could play a lot if Toronto doesn’t bring someone else in.
54 Nolan Jones CLE 3B 650.0 Could debut at some point.
55 Hanser Alberto LAD 2B, 3B 743.0 Just a bench bat.
56 Matt Duffy LAA 2B, 3B 590.5 Utility player
57 Colton Welker COL 3B 627.3 Can’t trust the Rockies.
58 Willians Astudillo FA 1B, 3B 750.9 Should get a shot somewhere.
59 Starlin Castro FA 3B 729.3 Needs to find a team.
60 Josh Jung TEX 3B 375.5 Probably done for the season.
ADP is based on NFBC Draft Champions leagues during the month of March.

Ranks are for 5×5 Roto 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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5 months ago

I want to believe Bohm will bounce back, too. I’m just struggling to find reasons to believe it will happen.

5 months ago
Reply to  pepper69fun

Phillies prospects have almost all had a weird funk around them once getting to the bigs