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Third Base Rankings: RotoGraphs Consensus

Posted By Eno Sarris On March 12, 2012 @ 10:15 am In Rankings,Third Base,Uncategorized | 22 Comments

Consensus Ranks: OF, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, and RP and SP.

Tiered Ranks: C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, NL OF, AL SP, NL SP, Holds.

And just because I’ve just finished up watching the Angels in Spring Training, I’ll jump to an absence on this list: Mark Trumbo. He’s not there because he’s not a third baseman yet. In the game I attended, he was the DH. Despite projecting him to be the starting third baseman for the FanGraphs Positional Rankings, I now believe the Angels will mix and match at third base — as they have done before — and that Trumbo won’t be the fulltime third baseman. The team can keep saying that they want to try him there, but if they keep running Alberto Callaspo out there in the spring, their actions speak louder. That means my projection of 461 at-bats, 24 home runs and a .243 batting average could really be dead-on. That’s a crowded team. If that more conservative projection holds true, Trumbo would be worth a little less than Lonnie Chisenhall on my list.

I don’t hate Pablo Sandoval, I just think that a couple of third-basemen will offer more well-rounded lines or more power. Ryan Roberts was held in different esteem by most of us — I felt that even with regression he’d be useful. It’s a little strange to see Daniel Murphy so close to David Freese despite the only Mets fan in the room being sour on his projections. Here’s the thing I may have factored more heavily than the others: Murphy is playing second base again, where he’s blown out his knee two straight years making the turn on double plays. My projections are not heavy on playing time.

The rest of our rankings are pretty similar. Well, we’ll see about Pedro Alvarez.

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Jose Bautista 1 1 1 1 1 view
Evan Longoria 2 2 2 3 2 view
Pablo Sandoval 6 4 3 2 3 view
David Wright 4 3 5 4 4 view
Adrian Beltre 3 6 6 5 5 view
Brett Lawrie 5 5 4 6 5 view
Ryan Zimmerman 7 8 7 7 6 view
Aramis Ramirez 10 7 10 9 7 view
Michael Young 15 9 8 8 8 view
Alex Rodriguez 8 10 9 14 9 view
Kevin Youkilis 9 11 12 13 10 view
Mark Reynolds 11 13 11 10 10 view
Martin Prado 16 12 15 11 11 view
Ryan Roberts 12 20 20 12 12 view
Mike Moustakas 13 15 16 20 12 view
Emilio Bonifacio 21 22 13 15 13 view
David Freese 14 18 18 21 13 view
Daniel Murphy 26 17 14 16 14 view
Chase Headley 18 19 17 19 14 view
Danny Valencia 17 21 22 17 15 view
Edwin Encarnacion 24 14 19 22 16 view
Brent Morel 22 16 23 26 17 view
Chipper Jones 25 23 21 18 17 view
Lonnie Chisenhall 20 29 25 27 18 view
Pedro Alvarez 19 33 26 25 19 view
Placido Polanco 31 28 28 24 20 view
Scott Rolen 32 31 27 28 21 view
Jimmy Paredes 23 24 22 view
Ian Stewart 33 32 32 23 23 view
Chris Davis 26 24 24 view
Alberto Callaspo 34 25 31 25 view
Jed Lowrie 27 27 25 view
Juan Uribe 34 33 30 26 view
Chris Johnson 34 29 27 view
Mike Aviles 28 28 view
Casey McGehee 35 29 28 view
Kyle Seager 29 29 view
Chone Figgins 30 35 29 view
Wilson Betemit 30 30 view
Sean Rodriguez 30 30 view
Brandon Inge 35 31 view

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