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June Third Baseman Rankings

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Welcome to the June third baseman 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 300 list.

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Third Baseman Rankings


Dropping off: Brandon Inge (36th), Brandon Laird (38th), Nick Castellanos (39th), Pedro Ciriaco (40th)

  • I'm sure most will say that Machado should be higher, but the average is going to come down and everyone else in the top 10 should have better power numbers. I'll list Machado as a top-five third baseman next year, but I don't think he's going to rank that highly over the rest of this year.
  • Rendon debuts at No. 24 with the expectation that he'll soon replace Danny Espinosa as the Nationals' second baseman. Perhaps it will only be until Espinosa's wrist heals, but if he hits, he should get every opportunity to keep the job.
  • Chisenhall is batting .371 with five homers in 15 games since his demotion to Triple-A Columbus. The Indians won't be in any hurry to bring him back, but they hurt themselves defensively every time they play Reynolds at third base.
  • Stewart, on the other hand, is batting .151/.275/.233 with no homers in 31 games for Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs have soured on him and might just decide to go ahead and release him.
RankThird BaseTeam2013May
1 Miguel Cabrera Tigers 1 1
2 David Wright Mets 4 2
3 Evan Longoria Rays 2 3
4 Adrian Beltre Rangers 3 4
5 Pablo Sandoval Giants 5 5
6 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals 6 7
7 Chase Headley Padres 9 6
8 Manny Machado Orioles 18 12
9 Aramis Ramirez Brewers 7 8
10 Mark Reynolds Indians 24 1B 12 1B
11 Josh Donaldson Athletics 26 15
12 Kyle Seager Mariners 12 10
13 Brett Lawrie Blue Jays 10 9
14 Todd Frazier Reds 13 11
15 Pedro Alvarez Pirates 14 14
16 Will Middlebrooks Red Sox 11 13
17 Nolan Arenado Rockies 31 18
18 Kevin Youkilis Yankees 19 20
19 David Freese Cardinals 17 19
20 Michael Young Phillies 16 17
21 Alex Rodriguez Yankees 23 23
22 Chris Johnson Braves 32 22
23 Mike Moustakas Royals 15 16
24 Anthony Rendon Nationals 56 NR
25 Matt Dominguez Astros 27 30
26 Luis Valbuena Cubs 37 25
27 Alberto Callaspo Angels 24 27
28 Trevor Plouffe Twins 22 24
29 Jordan Pacheco Rockies 25 28
30 Juan Francisco Braves 28 26
31 Lonnie Chisenhall Indians 20 21
32 Eric Chavez Diamondbacks 39 29
33 Wilson Betemit Orioles 33 31
34 Juan Uribe Dodgers 40 34
35 Placido Polanco Marlins 29 33
36 Greg Dobbs Marlins 48 37
37 Conor Gillaspie White Sox 51 32
38 Danny Valencia Orioles 43 NR
39 Alex Liddi Mariners 53 NR
40 Ian Stewart Cubs 30 35
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