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2007 3B Rankings

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As with shortstops, the NL has a strong and deep class of thirdbasemen. There are certainly differences amongst the top six or seven, but I would not feel cheated to end up with Ryan Zimmerman if it allowed me to grab Jose Reyes, Chase Utley and/or Jason Schmidt with my first three picks.

An interesting player is Royals 3B-soon-to-be-LF Mark Teahen. If his emergence is real and his power pro-rates over a full season, he'd be the third best AL-only 3B. And if his SBs do the same, he'd be #2. Five categories has more value than the single dominating one Figgins provides. Even if it doesn't, an argument can be made that he is already there. The AL 3B position is weak.

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Mixed AL-only NL-only
1 RODRIGUEZ ALEX NYY RODRIGUEZ ALEX NYY CABRERA MIGUEL FLA
2 WRIGHT DAVID NYM FIGGINS CHONE ANA WRIGHT DAVID NYM
3 CABRERA MIGUEL FLA BELTRE ADRIAN SEA ATKINS GARRETT COL
4 ATKINS GARRETT COL GLAUS TROY TOR RAMIREZ ARAMIS CHC
5 RAMIREZ ARAMIS CHC MORA MELVIN BAL JONES CHIPPER ATL
6 FIGGINS CHONE ANA CREDE JOE CWS ROLEN SCOTT STL
7 JONES CHIPPER ATL TEAHEN MARK KC ZIMMERMAN RYAN WAS
8 ROLEN SCOTT STL INGE BRANDON DET TRACY CHAD ARZ
9 ZIMMERMAN RYAN WAS WIGGINTON TY TB AURILIA RICH SF
10 BELTRE ADRIAN SEA BLALOCK HANK TEX DEROSA MARK CHC
11 GLAUS TROY TOR CHAVEZ ERIC OAK SANCHEZ FREDDY PIT
12 MORA MELVIN BAL HUFF AUBREY BAL ENCARNACION EDWIN CIN
13 TRACY CHAD ARZ HILLENBRAND SHEA ANA FELIZ PEDRO SF
14 INGE BRANDON DET MARTE ANDY CLE ENSBERG MORGAN HOU
15 SANCHEZ FREDDY PIT LOWELL MIKE BOS BETEMIT WILSON LA
16 TEAHEN MARK KC UPTON B.J. TB KOUZMANOFF KEVIN SD
17 AURILIA RICH SF PUNTO NICK MIN HELMS WES PHI
18 DEROSA MARK CHC GERMAN ESTEBAN KC LAMB MIKE HOU
19 LOWELL MIKE BOS MCPHERSON DALLAS ANA GRAFFANINO TONY MLW
20 CREDE JOE CWS IZTURIS MAICER ANA BELL DAVID MLW
21 HUFF AUBREY BAL PEREZ TOMAS TB WALKER TODD SD
22 WIGGINTON TY TB TIFFEE TERRY MIN SPIEZIO SCOTT STL
23 ENCARNACION EDWIN CIN GUZMAN JOEL TB BOONE AARON FLA
24 HILLENBRAND SHEA ANA FIELDS JOSH CWS BAUTISTA JOSE PIT
25 BLALOCK HANK TEX BRANYAN RUSSELL SD
26 CHAVEZ ERIC OAK KOSKIE COREY MLW
27 FELIZ PEDRO SF CIRILLO JEFF MLW
28 ENSBERG MORGAN HOU AYBAR WILLY ATL
29 MARTE ANDY CLE IZTURIS CESAR CHC
30 BETEMIT WILSON LA
31 KOUZMANOFF KEVIN SD
32 UPTON B.J. TB
33 HELMS WES PHI
34 IZTURIS MAICER ANA
35 LAMB MIKE HOU
36 GRAFFANINO TONY MLW
37 PUNTO NICK MIN
38 BELL DAVID MLW
39 GERMAN ESTEBAN KC
40 WALKER TODD SD
41 QUINLAN ROBB ANA
42 SPIEZIO SCOTT STL
43 BOONE AARON FLA
44 BAUTISTA JOSE PIT
45 CIRILLO JEFF MLW
46 BRANYAN RUSSELL SD
47 AYBAR WILLY ATL
48 KOSKIE COREY MLW
49 MCPHERSON DALLAS ANA
50 BELLHORN MARK SD
51 IZTURIS CESAR CHC