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June Third Baseman Rankings

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Welcome to the June third baseman rankings update. Up this week are the June rest-of-season position rankings and overall top 300. Remember that players are listed where they’re most valuable, so if you don’t see someone you’re looking for, check another position. Designated hitters are listed with the first basemen.

 

Click to see other June rankings:

Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH

 

 

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Third Baseman Rankings

 

 

JuneThird BaseTeam2016May
1 Josh Donaldson Blue Jays 1 1
2 Nolan Arenado Rockies 3 2
3 Kris Bryant Cubs 4 3
4 Todd Frazier White Sox 5 4
5 Kyle Seager Mariners 7 6
6 Maikel Franco Phillies 6 5
7 Adrian Beltre Rangers 8 7
8 Matt Carpenter Cardinals 9 8
9 Nick Castellanos Tigers 18 14
10 Evan Longoria Rays 10 10
11 Travis Shaw Red Sox 34 1B 17
12 Jake Lamb Diamondbacks 21 15
13 Justin Turner Dodgers 12 12
14 Danny Valencia Athletics 15 18
15 Yasmany Tomas Diamondbacks 20 11
16 David Wright Mets 14 13
17 Matt Duffy Giants 13 16
18 Chase Headley Yankees 16 21
19 Trevor Plouffe Twins 24 23
20 Mark Reynolds Rockies 36 28
21 Martin Prado Marlins 23 22
22 Yunel Escobar Angels 26 25
23 Lonnie Chisenhall Indians 25 26
24 Yangervis Solarte Padres 29 29
25 Luis Valbuena Astros 30 30
26 Cheslor Cuthbert Royals 55 NR
27 Tyler White Astros 31 24
28 Yulieski Gurriel   17 20
29 Brett Wallace Padres 45 1B NR
30 Juan Uribe Indians 32 36
31 Matt Chapman Athletics 53 37
32 David Freese Pirates 33 32
33 Alex Guerrero Dodgers 35 34
34 Colin Moran Astros 67 NR
35 Hector Olivera Braves 19 35
36 Rio Ruiz Braves 60 33
37 Cody Asche Phillies 43 40
38 Hernan Perez Brewers 57 NR
39 Adonis Garcia Braves 34 31
40 Eric Campbell Mets 51 NR

 

Dropping off: Mike Moustakas (9th), Chris Johnson (38th)

 

  • The Royals are giving Cuthbert an extended look at third base with Moustakas out for the season due to a torn ACL. Cuthbert was off to a .333/.402/.624 start in 24 games in Triple-A this year, but that was after hitting a much more modest .277/.339/.421 there last year. Since debuting in 2010, he’s never finished a minor league season with better than a .760 OPS. In other words, I think the Royals will eventually have to make a trade for a better solution at the hot corner.

 

  • Maybe Valencia could be that solution. He’s been on fire for the A’s, but the team also has 2014 first-round pick Matt Chapman hitting .257/.359/.519 in Double-A after a very impressive showing this spring. I don’t think he’s ready yet -- he’s struck out 66 times in 49 games in the Texas League -- but his power is really intriguing.

 

  • There’s been little to suggest Gurriel will sign anytime soon. Since he and little brother Lourdes defected over the winter, there have been indications that they’ll come in a package deal, and because Lourdes is still just 22, he needs to wait until after July 1 to maximize his dollars in a contract. Yulieski will be a quality regular for whatever team that signs him, but I don’t know when it’s going to happen.


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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