Fantasy Baseball Bounceback Players – Third Basemen

Feb 22, 2008

Here’s a look at some third basemen who should improve on last year’s stats.  Keep them in mind when you’re drafting your fantasy baseball team.  They could be great bargains.

Hank Blalock (.293, 10 HR, 33 RBI)
Blaylock only played in 58 games last year because of a shoulder injury.  He’s healthy and looks to rebound in ’08.  He should be able to get you 15-20 HRs and 80 RBI, which should be a steal when you draft him.

Eric Chavez (.240, 21 doubles, 15 HR, 46 RBI)
Chavez is coming off three surgeries (both shoulders and back) so he’ll likely get off to a slow start as he gets his swing back.  As long as he stays healthy, I don’t see any reason why he doesn’t blow last year’s numbers out of the water.

Troy Glaus (.262, 19 doubles, 20 HR, 62 RBI)
Sheryl Crow said “Change will do you good”.  The Cardinals hope that is the case as they sent the disgruntled Scott Rolen to the Blue Jays for Glaus.  If he’s healthy, Glaus should improve on his uncharacteristically low power numbers.

Scott Rolen (.265, 24 doubles, 8 HR, 58 RBI)
The other half of the Glaus-Rolen deal should also improve on last year, again providing he’s healthy.  He’s been alternating between good and bad years since 2004 so if the trend continues he’ll be in store for a decent season.  I’m sure he’s just glad to be away from Tony LaRussa.

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