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Updated Consensus Ranks: Third Base

Posted By Eno Sarris On May 16, 2013 @ 7:45 am In Rankings,Third Base,Uncategorized | 27 Comments

Third base is slowly creeping up on first base in terms of production. At least in standard twelve team leagues, look at the elite guys. One of them used to be an elite first baseman even. Where you might suffer a little in power when compared to the first basemen, you add a little speed with David Wright and Chase Headley. And where some first basemen make you choose between power and batting average, third base has some guys like Adrian Beltre and Aramis Ramirez that are good in both categories.

That said, once you drop out of the top ten, there’s been plenty of movement. New stars are on the rise — Manny Machado and Nolan Arenado skyrocketed — and some young players have cemented their status — Kyle Seager and Josh Donaldson come to mind. Mike Moustakas is missing some power, Ryan Zimmerman can’t get healthy, and Hanley Ramirez boasts both problems.

Still, this is a position that is likely owned into the low 20s even in twelve-team mixed leagues, because third basemen make decent corner infield fillers, and occasionally even man a utility spot.

Of course, some of you are playing Yuniesky Betancourt and are probably not happy about it.

Who should move up? Down?

With the color-coding we hope to highlight the biggest movers. That definition changes as you follow the ranks down the list — players had to move more to register a color change as you near the bottom of the list. These are rest-of-season rankings for 5×5 roto.


RG   JZ ES MP ZS
1 Miguel Cabrera 1 1 1 1
2 David Wright 2 3 2 4
3 Adrian Beltre 3 4 4 3
4 Evan Longoria 4 2 3 5
5 Chase Headley 6 5 6 2
6 Pablo Sandoval 7 6 8 7
7 Mark Trumbo 5 7 11 6
8 Aramis Ramirez 9 8 7 8
9 Ryan Zimmerman 10 9 5 9
10 Martin Prado 8 10 16 10
11 Brett Lawrie 12 12 9 11
12 Kyle Seager 11 14 14 12
13 Manny Machado 16 13 10 13
14 Hanley Ramirez 13 11 12 25
15 Mark Reynolds 15 14 13 15
16 Nolan Arenado 17 15 15 14
17 Todd Frazier 18 17 17 17
18 Mike Moustakas 14 16 20 19
19 Michael Young 20 18 22 16
20 Josh Donaldson 24 20 21 20
21 Will Middlebrooks 21 25 18 21
22 David Freese 23 21 19 22
23 Jedd Gyorko 22 19 25 23
24 Pedro Alvarez 19 22 26 27
25 Matt Carpenter 33 23 24 18
26 Kevin Youkilis 25 24 23 35
27 Chris Johnson 29 29 28 24
28 Trevor Plouffe 26 26 33 28
29 Juan Francisco 35 28 29 26
30 Alberto Callaspo 32 30 37 31
31 Luis Valbuena 41 36 27 29
32 Jordan Pacheco 27 27 38 41
33 Jeff Keppinger 28 32 32 41
34 Maicer Izturis 41 35 31 33
35 Conor Gillaspie 41 33 30 36
36 Lonnie Chisenhall 30 31 41 41
37 Yuniesky Betancourt 41 34 35 39
38 Donovan Solano 41 40 41 32
39 Steve Lombardozzi 36 37 41 40
40 Jamey Carroll 39 38 41 37
41 Chris Nelson 41 41 41 34
42 Matt Dominguez 38 39 39 41
43 Adeiny Hechavarria 41 41 36 41

The following appeared on one ranker’s list: Eric Chavez, Placido Polanco, Alex Rodriguez and Mike Olt.


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