2013 End of Season Rankings: Third Base

The 2013 fantasy baseball season has come to a close, so it is time to look back at the season past and determine which players were the most valuable at each position. This week focuses on third baseman.

The players were ranked based on their 2013 production, using the evaluation system explained and updated on this site some time ago. To keep things manageable and avoid skewing the numbers, players were only considered if they amassed 400 plate appearances over the course of the year. The replacement level was also adjusted to account for players eligible at multiples positions. The valuations are built for $260 budgets and traditional 5×5 roto fantasy leagues, where only one catcher is started.

One important thing to note is the premium (or lack thereof) placed on the position a player occupies in your lineup. For example, while a first baseman may be able to accumulate superior overall numbers, the availability of such production lower in the rankings severely dampers the amount the player was worth.

These rankings are meant to reflect a player’s value should he have occupied this spot in your lineup for the entire year. So, a player who missed time due to injury but put up great numbers during his time on the field would be worth less.

With all this in mind, here are your rankings.

Name Pos AB HR R RBI SB AVG $$
1 Miguel Cabrera 3B 555 44 103 137 3 0.348 42.02
2 Edwin Encarnacion 3B 530 36 90 104 7 0.272 23.21
3 Adrian Beltre 3B 627 30 88 92 1 0.316 23.14
4 Matt Carpenter 3B 626 11 126 78 3 0.318 21.66
5 Josh Donaldson 3B 579 24 89 93 5 0.301 19.96
6 Evan Longoria 3B 610 31 89 86 1 0.266 15.72
7 Mark Trumbo 3B 620 34 85 100 5 0.234 15.10
8 Ryan Zimmerman 3B 568 26 84 79 6 0.275 14.55
9 Pedro Alvarez 3B 558 36 70 100 2 0.233 12.43
10 Manny Machado 3B 667 14 88 71 6 0.283 10.89
11 David Wright 3B 430 18 63 58 17 0.307 10.69
12 Kyle Seager 3B 615 22 79 69 9 0.260 9.55
13 Martin Prado 3B 609 14 70 82 3 0.282 7.91
14 Chris Johnson 3B 514 12 54 68 0 0.321 5.22
15 Pablo Sandoval 3B 525 14 52 79 0 0.278 2.36
16 Jedd Gyorko 3B 486 23 62 63 1 0.249 2.23
17 Todd Frazier 3B 531 19 63 73 6 0.234 2.07
18 Matt Dominguez 3B 543 21 56 77 0 0.241 1.00
19 Mark Reynolds 3B 445 21 55 67 3 0.220 -1.33
20 Chase Headley 3B 520 13 59 50 8 0.250 -1.91
21 Juan Uribe 3B 388 12 47 50 5 0.278 -2.59
22 Emilio Bonifacio 3B 420 3 54 31 28 0.243 -3.49
23 David Freese 3B 462 9 53 60 1 0.262 -3.82
24 Nolan Arenado 3B 486 10 49 52 2 0.267 -4.56
25 Michael Young 3B 519 8 52 46 1 0.279 -4.59
26 Alberto Callaspo 3B 453 10 52 58 0 0.258 -4.65
27 Kelly Johnson 3B 366 16 41 52 7 0.235 -4.82
28 Trevor Plouffe 3B 477 14 44 52 2 0.254 -5.35
29 Brett Lawrie 3B 401 11 41 46 9 0.254 -5.54
30 Marco Scutaro 3B 488 2 57 31 2 0.297 -6.07
31 DJ LeMahieu 3B 404 2 39 28 18 0.280 -6.87
32 Conor Gillaspie 3B 408 13 46 40 0 0.245 -8.51
33 Eric Sogard 3B 368 2 45 35 10 0.266 -8.54
34 Mike Moustakas 3B 472 12 42 42 2 0.233 -10.24
35 Yuniesky Betancourt 3B 391 13 35 46 0 0.212 -12.45
36 Jeff Keppinger 3B 423 4 38 40 0 0.253 -12.74
37 Adeiny Hechavarria 3B 543 3 30 42 11 0.227 -14.27
38 Placido Polanco 3B 377 1 33 23 2 0.260 -16.07



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  1. Cybo says:

    No Hanley Ramirez?

    Vote -1 Vote +1

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