June Third Baseman Rankings

Matthew Pouliot
Rotoworld
Brian Dozier or Anthony Rendon? Two Rotoworld writers take sides and debate

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Brian Dozier or Anthony Rendon? Two Rotoworld writers take sides and debate

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.

Rank

Third Base

Team

2013

May

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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