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August Third Baseman Rankings

Wednesday, August 03, 2011


Up this week are the August rankings. Players are ranked based on how I believe they will perform in 5x5 leagues over the remainder of the season. Along with the position rankings, you'll find a fully updated top 250 list.

Click to see other August rankings:
Top 250 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH

Third Baseman Rankings

Falling off: Chase d'Arnaud (No. 40)

  • The deadline was quiet for third basemen, with Aramis Ramirez, Mark Reynolds, Ian Stewart and Kevin Kouzmanoff all staying put. It's doubtful Ramirez will go in a waiver deal this month, but someone might take a flier on Kouzmanoff. He's hitting .305/.340/.605 with 12 homers in 177 at-bats since getting demoted to Triple-A Sacramento.

  • Chris Davis went from Texas to Baltimore, but he'll be playing first base for the Orioles. I think that's a mistake -- he's a better defender than Reynolds in my eyes -- but at least he will get another shot to play regularly. He probably won't hit better than .220-.230, but he could be good for 8-10 homers the rest of the way.

  • Lawrie is hitting .368/.438/.684 with three homers in 14 games for Triple-A Las Vegas since returning from a fractured hand, but the Jays aren't likely to suddenly shift Bautista back to the outfield to make room for him. It may be that he'll have to wait until September for his promotion no matter how well he plays.


  • RankThird basemanTeamAprMayJunJul
    1 Jose Bautista Blue Jays 4 2 1 1
    2 David Wright Mets 3 4 8 7
    3 Evan Longoria Rays 2 3 3 3
    4 Kevin Youkilis Red Sox 9 1B 6 5 5
    5 Adrian Beltre Rangers 6 5 4 4
    6 Pablo Sandoval Giants 8 14 7 9
    7 Aramis Ramirez Cubs 10 9 12 8
    8 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals 5 10 6 6
    9 Alex Rodriguez Yankees 1 1 2 2
    10 Mark Reynolds Orioles 7 7 11 10
    11 Chase Headley Padres 13 16 13 13
    12 Chipper Jones Braves 19 11 9 11
    13 Placido Polanco Phillies 17 13 10 12
    14 Edwin Encarnacion Blue Jays 20 21 24 22
    15 David Freese Cardinals 24 29 27 21
    16 Danny Valencia Twins 15 17 15 18
    17 Pedro Alvarez Pirates 11 12 17 17
    18 Ryan Roberts Diamondbacks 195 OF 25 20 19
    19 Mike Moustakas Royals 44 37 31 15
    20 Casey McGehee Brewers 16 15 16 16
    21 Wilson Betemit Tigers 26 20 18 26
    22 Chris Davis Orioles 39 1B NR 38 1B 36 1B
    23 Casey Blake Dodgers 23 27 22 20
    24 Scott Rolen Reds 18 19 14 14
    25 Alberto Callaspo Angels 28 24 21 24
    26 Lonnie Chisenhall Indians 40 39 34 25
    27 Ian Stewart Rockies 12 18 25 27
    28 Greg Dobbs Marlins NR 40 26 31
    29 Miguel Cairo Reds 35 38 NR 39
    30 Brett Lawrie Blue Jays 44 2B NR 19 32
    31 Daniel Descalso Cardinals 41 NR 38 34
    32 Kevin Kouzmanoff Athletics 21 22 28 33
    33 Eric Chavez Yankees 14 DH 32 40 38
    34 Brent Morel White Sox 27 30 29 30
    34 Dayan Viciedo White Sox 32 NR NR 28
    35 Mark Teahen Blue Jays 29 31 37 35
    37 Steven Pearce Pirates 43 1B NR 39 37
    38 Jack Hannahan Indians 55 28 35 36
    39 Brandon Inge Tigers 25 26 30 29
    40 Chris Johnson Astros 22 23 23 23



    Matthew Pouliot is the Executive Editor of RotoWorld.com and has been doing the site's baseball projections for the last 10 years. Follow him on Twitter @matthewpouliot.
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