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July Third Baseman Rankings

Monday, July 01, 2013


Welcome to the July third baseman rankings. Players are ranked based on how I believe they will perform in 5x5 leagues over the remainder of the season.

 

 

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Third Baseman Rankings


Dropping off: Greg Dobbs (No. 36), Alex Liddie (No. 39)

 

  • Alvarez went from hitting .180 in April to .225 in May to .330 in June, but it didn't come with any reduction in strikeouts. He still has so many bad at-bats that he's a hard guy to trust, even if he does have nine homers in the last few weeks. There figure to be more ups and downs as he sets his sights on a 35-homer, 100-RBI season.

 

  • I think Middlebrooks comes back as Boston's regular third baseman after the All-Star break. Jose Iglesias won't keep racking up hits like this forever.

 

  • With Corey Hart out for the season, the door is open for Francisco to last at first base for the Brewers. I'm not very optimistic that it will happen, though; his power doesn't make up for his lack of OBP. I expect that the Brewers will eventually want to give Hunter Morris a look. However, they could also trade Aramis and put Francisco back at third.

 

 

RankThird BaseTeam2013MayJune
1 Miguel Cabrera Tigers 1 1 1
2 David Wright Mets 4 2 2
3 Evan Longoria Rays 2 3 3
4 Adrian Beltre Rangers 3 4 4
5 Edwin Encarnacion Blue Jays 5 1B 5 1B 5 1B
6 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals 6 7 6
7 Pablo Sandoval Giants 5 5 5
8 Chase Headley Padres 9 6 7
9 Manny Machado Orioles 18 12 8
10 Aramis Ramirez Brewers 7 8 9
11 Josh Donaldson Athletics 26 15 11
12 Kyle Seager Mariners 12 10 12
13 Pedro Alvarez Pirates 14 14 15
14 Nolan Arenado Rockies 31 18 17
15 Todd Frazier Reds 13 11 14
16 Michael Young Phillies 16 17 20
17 David Freese Cardinals 17 19 19
18 Mark Reynolds Indians 24 1B 12 1B 10
19 Brett Lawrie Blue Jays 10 9 13
20 Alex Rodriguez Yankees 23 23 21
21 Mike Moustakas Royals 15 16 23
22 Chris Johnson Braves 32 22 22
23 Trevor Plouffe Twins 22 24 28
24 Lonnie Chisenhall Indians 20 21 31
25 Matt Dominguez Astros 27 30 25
26 Will Middlebrooks Red Sox 11 13 16
27 Alberto Callaspo Angels 24 27 27
28 Juan Francisco Brewers 28 26 30
29 Luis Valbuena Cubs 37 25 26
30 Eric Chavez Diamondbacks 39 29 32
31 Jordan Pacheco Rockies 25 28 29
32 Wilson Betemit Orioles 33 31 33
33 Juan Uribe Dodgers 40 34 34
34 Danny Valencia Orioles 43 NR 38
35 Placido Polanco Marlins 29 33 35
36 Conor Gillaspie White Sox 51 32 37
37 Ian Stewart   30 35 40
38 Kevin Youkilis Yankees 19 20 18
39 Kevin Frandsen Phillies 47 NR NR
40 Nick Castellanos Tigers 56 39 NR


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 at matthewpouliot.
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