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August Third Baseman Rankings

Monday, August 04, 2014


Here are the August 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 August rankings:

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

 

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Third Baseman Rankings

 

AugThird BaseTeam2014MayJuneJuly
1 Miguel Cabrera Tigers 1 1 1 1
2 Adrian Beltre Rangers 2 2 2 2
3 Josh Donaldson Athletics 9 6 4 4
4 Manny Machado Orioles 6 5 6 10
5 Evan Longoria Rays 4 4 5 5
6 Pablo Sandoval Giants 7 9 7 7
7 Kyle Seager Mariners 8 7 9 9
8 Todd Frazier Reds 17 12 10 6
9 David Wright Mets 3 3 3 3
10 Chase Headley Yankees 11 16 15 15
11 Aramis Ramirez Brewers 10 10 11 11
12 Nolan Arenado Rockies 12 11 17 13
13 Juan Francisco Blue Jays 34 25 16 16
14 Brock Holt Red Sox 52 NR 33 17
15 Chris Johnson Braves 18 19 19 18
16 Lonnie Chisenhall Indians 21 21 13 12
17 Pedro Alvarez Pirates 16 15 12 14
18 Nick Castellanos Tigers 61 OF 20 25 19
19 Casey McGehee Marlins 25 26 21 20
20 Juan Uribe Dodgers 24 18 23 21
21 David Freese Angels 23 28 26 26
22 Mark Reynolds Brewers 20 17 18 22
23 Matt Dominguez Astros 22 24 20 23
24 Conor Gillaspie White Sox 33 32 28 30
25 Trevor Plouffe Twins 30 22 22 25
26 Mike Moustakas Royals 19 23 29 27
27 Luis Valbuena Cubs 32 31 27 24
28 Cody Asche Phillies 31 33 30 29
29 Justin Turner Dodgers 38 NR NR 33
30 Will Middlebrooks Red Sox 13 13 34 31
31 Andy Marte Diamondbacks NR NR NR NR
32 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals 5 8 8 8
33 Danny Valencia Blue Jays 7 DH 35 36 37
34 Chris Nelson Padres 44 NR NR NR
35 Kris Bryant Cubs 48 40 38 28
36 Mike Olt Cubs 27 27 24 32
37 Adam Duvall Giants 72 NR 40 34
38 Don Kelly Tigers 47 NR 35 39
39 Jake Lamb Diamondbacks 77 NR NR NR
40 Maikel Franco Phillies 29 29 32 38

 

Dropping off: Kevin Kouzmanoff (No. 35), Eric Chavez (No. 36), Matt Davidson (No. 40)

 

  • With the third baseman’s bat not making up for his extreme throwing problems, the Pirates were left with no choice but to bench Pedro Alvarez. Josh Harrison will take over that spot for the foreseeable future (he’s listed 16th at second base), and now the Pirates have to decide whether it’s worth sacrificing some defense to play Alvarez over Ike Davis at first. In truth, I doubt it is; Davis has been just about as productive as Alvarez against righties this year. The Pirates, though, won’t want all of Alvarez’s power to go to waste if they can help it. As a result, Alvarez stays in the top 20 for now. Davis might head to the bench once Alvarez gets comfortable at first base.


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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