RotoGraphs June Consensus Ranks: Third Base

Third base has had some nicks and cuts but has survived fairly intact. Sure, Evan Longoria has takent some time to get going, and David Wright looks like he won’t be that counting stat monster going forward. And Nolan Arenado’s injury has been a disappointment. I’m sure some of you are even upset about the terrible start Mike Moustakas has had.

But, generally, the position looks pretty good still.

Though he was top two going in and might be top 20 in the rear view mirror, Miguel Cabrera is a beast at third base. Edwin Encarnacion only made us worry for a few weeks before turning it on. And Josh Donaldson has been a mad man, again.

And though the second half of the top ten looks a little iffy, it’s full of guys that are intriguing. Pedro Alvarez has the power, but there’s something in his plate discipline stats that looks like there might be even better on the way. Pablo Sandoval finally got aggressive again. Todd Frazier looks completely sustainable, and Ryan Zimmerman is back, allbeit in left field.

There are even some names in the low 20s that have jobs and skills and all that. It’s not a bad position.

Again, this is for 5×5 roto rest of season, and though Jeff Zimmerman mostly uses the rest of season projections, it’s not just a computer ranking. We’ve left off the color coding in favor of a simple up or down arrow — those arrows are only next to big movers. The table is designed to be sortable in case you prefer one of the rankings.

RG Name Jeff Zach Mike Eno
1 Miguel Cabrera 1 1 1 1
2 Edwin Encarnacion 2 2 2 2
3 Adrian Beltre 3 4 3 3
4 Josh Donaldson 5 3 4 4
5 David Wright 4 5 5 5
6 Evan Longoria 6 6 7 6
7 Kyle Seager 7 12 13 9
8 Pedro Alvarez 9 15 12 7
9 Brett Lawrie 11 13 14 8
10 Pablo Sandoval 10 8 18 12
11 Ryan Zimmerman 20 9 6 13
12 Todd Frazier 13 11 16 11
13 Martin Prado 12 18 9 16
14 Manny Machado 8 16 23 10
15 Matt Carpenter 19 10 10 18
16 Anthony Rendon 17 14 15 15
17 Aramis Ramirez 23 17 8 17
18 Carlos Santana 15 20 11 20
19 Chase Headley 22 19 17 14
20 Nolan Arenado 21 7 25 21
21 Jedd Gyorko 18 21 26 24
22 Matt Dominguez 25 23 22 22
23 Mark Reynolds 16 22 29 26
24 Chris Johnson 27 31 20 19
25 DJ LeMahieu 14 29 33 25
26 Trevor Plouffe 26 30 28 23
27 Nick Castellanos 24 32 24 29
28 Juan Francisco 29 41 19 28
29 Cody Asche 37 24 30 27
30 David Freese 33 28 21 36
31 Kelly Johnson 32 41 27 33
32 Lonnie Chisenhall 30 41 34 30
33 Mike Moustakas 31 41 32 32
34 Luis Valbuena 38 27 41 31
35 Conor Gillaspie 41 26 31 41
36 Juan Uribe 41 25 39 41
37 Marcus Semien 28 41 41 39
38 Jonathan Schoop 41 41 35 35
39 Mike Aviles 35 41 41 37
40 Eduardo Escobar 39 41 41 34
41 Will Middlebrooks 36 41 38 41
42 Wilmer Flores 40 41 37 41

Ranked by one analyst: Andrew Romine, Logan Forsythe, Ryan Flaherty, Mike Olt, and Kris Bryant.

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Josh
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Josh

Is something wrong with Zach’s? He has 1-32, then a 10 way tie for 41st.

Zach Sanders
Member

I only ranked 32, so the rest is just a placeholder value to help with calculations.

But yes, there is generally something wrong with me.