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July Third Baseman Rankings

Monday, June 30, 2014


Here are the July Rankings. Players are ranked for the remainder of the season based on how I believe they’ll perform in 5x5 leagues. Players are also listed at the positions where they’re most valuable, so if you don’t see that third baseman you’re looking for, he’s probably listed at second or short.

 

Click to see other July rankings:

Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | C

 

 

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Third Baseman Rankings

 

JulyThird BaseTeam2014MayJune
1 Miguel Cabrera Tigers 1 1 1
2 Adrian Beltre Rangers 2 2 2
3 David Wright Mets 3 3 3
4 Josh Donaldson Athletics 9 6 4
5 Evan Longoria Rays 4 4 5
6 Todd Frazier Reds 17 12 10
7 Pablo Sandoval Giants 7 9 7
8 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals 5 8 8
9 Kyle Seager Mariners 8 7 9
10 Manny Machado Orioles 6 5 6
11 Aramis Ramirez Brewers 10 10 11
12 Lonnie Chisenhall Indians 21 21 13
13 Nolan Arenado Rockies 12 11 17
14 Pedro Alvarez Pirates 16 15 12
15 Chase Headley Padres 11 16 15
16 Juan Francisco Blue Jays 34 25 16
17 Brock Holt Red Sox 52 NR 33
18 Chris Johnson Braves 18 19 19
19 Nick Castellanos Tigers 61 OF 20 25
20 Casey McGehee Marlins 25 26 21
21 Juan Uribe Dodgers 24 18 23
22 Mark Reynolds Brewers 20 17 18
23 Matt Dominguez Astros 22 24 20
24 Luis Valbuena Cubs 32 31 27
25 Trevor Plouffe Twins 30 22 22
26 David Freese Angels 23 28 26
27 Mike Moustakas Royals 19 23 29
28 Kris Bryant Cubs 48 40 38
29 Cody Asche Phillies 31 33 30
30 Conor Gillaspie White Sox 33 32 28
31 Will Middlebrooks Red Sox 13 13 34
32 Mike Olt Cubs 27 27 24
33 Justin Turner Dodgers 38 NR NR
34 Adam Duvall Giants 72 NR 40
35 Kevin Kouzmanoff Rangers 40 39 37
36 Eric Chavez Diamondbacks 35 34 31
37 Danny Valencia Royals 7 DH 35 36
38 Maikel Franco Phillies 29 29 32
39 Don Kelly Tigers 47 NR 35
40 Matt Davidson White Sox 28 37 NR

 

Dropping off: Ian Stewart (39th)

 

  • Whether or not to drop Wright was the biggest question here. His malaise predates the shoulder injury he sustained on June 12, but then, he was actually hitting much better of late before sitting out the last three games. Plus, while Wright’s stock has definitely dropped some -- something that is reflected in the top 300 -- there’s no one I thought was worthy of overtaking him here. Donaldson has been in a terrible slump. Longoria is playing better, but his supporting cast has been awful and could get even worse after some trades. I like Frazier a lot more as the No. 2 hitter in the Reds lineup, but who knows how long that will last? I still don’t really trust him to hit for average anyway.

 

  • I left Headley at No. 15 based on the assumption that he’ll be traded in the coming weeks. As long as he remains with the Padres, he deserves to be probably five spots lower.

 

  • The last spot was going to either Davidson or Garin Cecchini, who still might get a look at third base for Boston depending on how things shake out. I went with Davidson because he’s finally pulling out of his early funk, hitting .238 with seven homers for Triple-A Charlotte in June. His OPSs by month are .540, .643 and .843.


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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