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2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Third Basemen (Part 1)

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The Fake Teams writers rank the Top 15 options at the hot corner.

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Consensus rankings are always fun. In theory, as a group we can cancel out each other’s ridiculousness. Then again, rankings generally end up looking like each other anyway. Most of us are lemmings at heart. It’s true.

Third base gets dicey in a hurry. After the Top 10 options you start asking lots of questions, like:

Will Miguel Andujar play in New York all year? Will the Yankees sign Manny Machado? If they do, is Andujar out of a job?

Is Max Muncy for real?

Where will Mike Moustakas play?

Is Josh Donaldson still the “Bringer of Rain?” Was he really just injured a year ago?

Is Johan Camargo going to get enough at-bats to be an All-Star? Okay, maybe that’s just me asking that one.

In my opinion, this position might be the scariest we have covered that isn’t named “catcher.” So in the immortal words of Tim Riggins, “can we all just embrace the suck for once?” Fine, this makes twice (since we already covered catchers). But you don’t want Neil Walker as your starting third baseman, do you? Better buckle up then.

As always, let us know who we are too high or too low on. If you think we missed someone, hopefully that gem makes Part 2 of our rankings, which will come out tomorrow (Tuesday) at noon. If your guy doesn’t make THAT list, he’s a bum. Let’s skip to it.

Top 15 Third Basemen for 2019

Name Team Rank Avg Rank Heath Punk Joe Zack Mark
Name Team Rank Avg Rank Heath Punk Joe Zack Mark
Jose Ramirez CLE 1 1.00 1 1 1 1 1
Nolan Arenado COL 2 2.20 2 2 3 2 2
Alex Bregman HOU 3 2.80 3 3 2 3 3
Kris Bryant CHC 4 4.60 4 5 4 6 4
Anthony Rendon WAS 5 6.00 7 6 8 4 5
Javier Baez CHC 6 6.40 5 4 7 7 9
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 7 6.80 8 8 5 5 8
Eugenio Suarez CIN 8 6.80 6 7 6 8 7
Matt Carpenter STL 9 10.00 9 11 9 9 12
Josh Donaldson ATL 10 10.60 12 9 16 10 6
Justin Turner LAD 11 11.80 11 12 12 11 13
Travis Shaw MIL 12 12.60 10 10 14 15 14
Miguel Andujar NYY 13 12.80 13 14 13 14 10
Matt Chapman OAK 14 13.40 15 13 11 13 15
Wil Myers SDP 15 14.40 14 16 10 16 16

Poll

Which man would you rather have at the hot corner in 2019? (NFBC ADP)

This poll is closed

  • 47%
    Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (42.36)
    (86 votes)
  • 52%
    Eugenio Suarez (54.61)
    (96 votes)
182 votes total Vote Now