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All Star Break Consensus Ranks: Third Base

Third base has to be the group with the most movement.

But mostly I love the ones that don’t move. Like Michael Young, ending a nine-player chain of movement. Yeah, he’s still Michael Young. And was Michael Young last time we ran the third base rankings. And then David Freese and Chris Johnson, okay, they’re older fantasy role-players that might not move much, but Trevor Plouffe and Juan Francisco are pretty much what we thought they were,too?

There are some nice names on this list. Could be the best in baseball, relatively, at the end of the year. At least on the infield.

There are a lot of young names mid-rankings, too. Trade down for quantity at the position is the dynasty strategy then?

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. Jeff Zimmerman‘s rankings are a combination of ZiPs and Steamer rest-of-season projections with playing time determined by our depth charts. You can find the projections on every player page and the depth charts here.

RG Player ES JZ MP ZS
1 Miguel Cabrera 1 1 1 1
2 David Wright 2 2 2 3
3 Adrian Beltre 3 3 5 2
4 Edwin Encarnacion 4 4 4 4
5 Evan Longoria 5 6 3 5
6 Hanley Ramirez 6 5 6 14
7 Mark Trumbo 7 7 10 8
8 Ryan Zimmerman 11 8 7 11
9 Pablo Sandoval 10 12 8 9
10 Manny Machado 8 16 9 13
11 Kyle Seager 12 10 12 12
12 Josh Donaldson 9 20 13 6
13 Aramis Ramirez 15 14 11 10
14 Chase Headley 13 13 14 15
15 Matt Carpenter 14 24 17 7
16 Pedro Alvarez 20 9 16 18
17 Martin Prado 16 11 21 21
18 Jedd Gyorko 18 23 20 16
19 Brett Lawrie 17 15 15 33
20 Todd Frazier 21 19 22 19
21 Michael Young 24 18 27 20
22 David Freese 22 22 23 23
23 Mark Reynolds 27 21 18 25
24 Nolan Arenado 23 29 19 22
25 Anthony Rendon 19 33 26 17
26 Mike Moustakas 25 17 24 36
27 Chris Johnson 26 27 30 28
28 Trevor Plouffe 28 26 29 29
29 Kelly Johnson 31 30 32 30
30 Juan Francisco 37 37 25 24
31 Lonnie Chisenhall 32 34 28 37
32 Alberto Callaspo 29 31 33 39
33 Alex Rodriguez 30 41 35 26
34 Will Middlebrooks 36 25 38 35
35 Mike Aviles 33 35 41 32
36 Eric Chavez 41 41 37 27
37 Matt Dominguez 35 38 34 41
38 Jeff Keppinger 38 28 42 41
39 DJ LeMahieu 34 36 39 41
40 Jose Iglesias 41 41 40 31
41 Brett Wallace 39 39 36 42
42 Luis Valbuena 41 41 31 43
43 Juan Uribe 40 41 41 40
44 Jordan Pacheco 41 40 41 41

Also ranked once were Luis Jimenez, Mike Olt, Eric Sogard, Conor Gillaspie, Maicer Izturis,