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2016 Top 20 Third Base Rankings with Auction Values

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Ray updates his 2016 top 20 third base rankings, and for the first time ever, he has added auction dollar values for each third baseman ranked.

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Earlier in the offseason, I recall a reader asking if I could add auction dollar values to my rankings this season. I am glad I received this request, as I have wanted to add auction values to my rankings for the longest time, but never did. Thanks for giving me a reason to add them.

WIth that said, here are my early Top 20 Third Base rankings with auction values. I will admit that these are all "top of my head" rankings, with no clear rhyme or reason, except that I have been participating in auction drafts for quite some time, so I think I have a good idea of what I would spend on each third baseman ranked below.

I have provided auction values for my top 20 third baseman  below, but you can use these as a barometer for either 12 team or 15 team mixed league auctions. Depending on the size of your league, the inflation in your league, your league rules and constitution, your auction values may vary by a few dollars from my preliminary auction values.

As the offseason rolls along, I will try to refine my auction dollar values for 12 team leagues using a $260 salary cap per team. So, in a 12 team league, there should be $3,120 allocated to 276 hitters and pitchers, assuming 23 man rosters (14 hitters and 9 pitchers).

Below are my early 2016 Top 20 Third Base Rankings with auction dollar values. Let's discuss my rankings and auction values in the comments section below.

Rank

$ Value

Name

Team

G

PA

HR

R

RBI

SB

AVG

OBP

SLG

wRC+

WAR

1

$35

Manny Machado

Orioles

162

713

35

102

86

20

0.286

0.359

0.502

134

6.8

2

$35

Josh Donaldson

Blue Jays

158

711

41

122

123

6

0.297

0.371

0.568

154

8.7

3

$33

Nolan Arenado

Rockies

157

665

42

97

130

2

0.287

0.323

0.575

119

4.5

4

$31

Kris Bryant

Cubs

151

650

26

87

99

13

0.275

0.369

0.488

136

6.5

5

$28

Todd Frazier

Reds

157

678

35

82

89

13

0.255

0.309

0.498

114

4.4

6

$24

Anthony Rendon

Nationals

80

355

5

43

25

1

0.264

0.344

0.363

97

0.9

7

$23

Kyle Seager

Mariners

161

686

26

85

74

6

0.266

0.328

0.451

116

3.9

8

$18

Maikel Franco

Phillies

80

335

14

45

50

1

0.280

0.343

0.497

128

1.5

9

$18

Evan Longoria

Rays

160

670

21

74

73

3

0.270

0.328

0.435

110

4.2

10

$17

Matt Carpenter

Cardinals

154

665

28

101

84

4

0.272

0.365

0.505

139

5.2

11

$16

Adrian Beltre

Rangers

143

619

18

83

83

1

0.287

0.334

0.453

108

4.6

12

$14

Jung-ho Kang

Pirates

126

467

15

60

58

5

0.287

0.355

0.461

130

3.9

13

$14

Mike Moustakas

Royals

147

614

22

73

82

1

0.284

0.348

0.470

124

3.8

14

$13

David Wright

Mets

38

174

5

24

17

2

0.289

0.379

0.434

133

0.9

15

$12

Justin Turner

Dodgers

126

439

16

55

60

5

0.294

0.370

0.491

141

4

16

$11

Trevor Plouffe

Twins

152

632

22

74

86

2

0.244

0.307

0.435

102

2.5

17

$9

Pablo Sandoval

Red Sox

126

505

10

43

47

0

0.245

0.292

0.366

75

-2

18

$7

Yasmany Tomas

Diamondbacks

118

426

9

40

48

5

0.273

0.305

0.401

88

-1.3

19

$6

Matt Duffy

Giants

149

612

12

77

77

12

0.295

0.334

0.428

116

4.9

20

$7

Brett Lawrie

Athletics

149

602

16

64

60

5

0.260

0.299

0.407

94

0.6