July Third Baseman Rankings

Matthew Pouliot
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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.

Rank

Third Base

Team

2013

May

June

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

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