Fantasy Baseball: 2010 Top 20 Third Basemen Rankings

Feb 16, 2010

Here’s my second look at fantasy third basemen rankings.

1.  Alex Rodriguez – Easily the top of a shallow position.

2.  Evan Longoria – Possibly the #1 keeper third baseman.

3.  David Wright – The power outage of 2009  probably moves him to the third round, which should make him a great value.

4.  Kevin Youkilis – Love his 1B/3B flexibility. Hard to imagine a scenario where he’s not used at 3B though for fantasy owners. Should hit at a high average and drive in a ton of runs.

5.  Mark Reynolds – He’s going to take a step back, but 35 HRs and 15 SBs are a strong possibility.

6.  Pablo Sandoval – The Kung Fu Panda will really bolster you average.

7.  Ryan Zimmerman – The last of the second tier of fantasy third basemen.

8.  Aramis Ramirez – Health concerns keep him out of the top six.

9.  Chone Figgins – If you go with Figgins at 3B, you’ll need to make up for his lack of power.

10.  Michael Young – He’s not the sure thing he once was, but is still a decent option in a shallow position.

11.  Gordon Beckham – Beckham is playing second base for the White Sox, though he should still put up 3B numbers.

12.  Jorge Cantu – Gives you 1B & 3B flexibility. Decent pop and a good RBI producer.

13.   Ian Stewart – He’ll give you plenty of pop though is average leaves plenty to be desired.

14.   Kevin Kouzmanoff – Ditto.

15.  Miguel Tejada – Making the move to 3B for the Orioles. Still has SS eligibility and a decent bat.

16.  Jhonny Peralta – Has 3B/SS eligibility, which is great. His power numbers should bounce back.

17.  Placido Polanco – He’s manning the Hot Corner for the Phillies now. Just being in that offense should elevate his game.

18.  Mark Teahen –   Has 3B/OF eligibility. I think the move to the White Sox will be a favorable one.

19.  Chipper Jones – He’ll give you 400 ABs if you’re lucky, but they should be at a .310 batting average or better.

20.  Mark DeRosa –  Should give you decent pop. Not as position flexible as he’s been in the past.


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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Steve
    February 16th, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    A typo with Miguel Tejada, not Cabrera ??

    I’m loving Beckham and Sandoval to jump up a notch or two..

  2. LestersLegends
    February 16th, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

    Yep, typo indeed. Thanks.

  3. Rotoprofessor
    February 16th, 2010 at 1:46 pm #

    Cantu as a starter?! Not for me. I like the potential upside of other options significantly more.

  4. LestersLegends
    February 16th, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    He was a guy I had last year. .289 with 100 RBIs. I’ll take that. The year before he hit .277 with 92 runs, 29 HRs, 95 RBIs

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