Fantasy Baseball: Third Base Rankings

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

A really deep position makes putting together the third base rankings something of a pleasure to do. The position breaks down quite nicely with clearly defined tiers. There is elite, top end talent in Donaldson, Machado and Arenado, young upside in Bryant, and then potentially nice value with Frazier, Carpenter  and Seager. Even down in the mid-teams there is nice value and it wouldn’t surprise me if a larger amount of teams than normal chose to use third basemen as their corner infielders given the poor depth at first. Even down in the 20’s there are some interesting options who make for intriguing late round selections with upside.

Positional eligibility from ESPN – 20 games required at the position in 2015

Points Roto
Tier Ranking Name Tier Ranking Name
1 1 Donaldson, Josh 1 1 Donaldson, Josh
2 2 Machado, Manny 1 2 Machado, Manny
2 3 Arenado, Nolan 1 3 Arenado, Nolan
3 4 Frazier, Todd 2 4 Frazier, Todd
3 5 Bryant, Kris 2 5 Bryant, Kris
3 6 Carpenter, Matt 3 6 Seager, Kyle
3 7 Seager, Kyle 3 7 Carpenter, Matt
4 8 Longoria, Evan 4 8 Longoria, Evan
4 9 Beltre, Adrian 4 9 Franco, Maikel
4 10 Franco, Maikel 4 10 Beltre, Adrian
5 11 Duffy, Matthew 4 11 Duffy, Matthew
5 12 Rendon, Anthony 4 12 Rendon, Anthony
5 13 Moustakas, Mike 5 13 Harrison, Josh
6 14 Murphy, Daniel 5 14 Turner, Justin
6 15 Solarte, Yangervis 5 15 Wright, David
6 16 Wright, David 5 16 Murphy, Daniel
6 17 Harrison, Josh 5 17 Solarte, Yangervis
6 18 Turner, Justin 5 18 Kang, Jung-ho
7 19 Escobar, Yunel 6 19 Moustakas, Mike
7 20 Lawrie, Brett 6 20 Lawrie, Brett
7 21 Kang, Jung-ho 6 21 Prado, Martin
8 22 Plouffe, Trevor 6 22 Plouffe, Trevor
8 23 Prado, Martin 6 23 Escobar, Yunel
8 24 Lowrie, Jed 7 24 Valencia, Danny
9 25 Castellanos, Nick 7 25 Garcia, Adonis
9 26 Headley, Chase 7 26 Castellanos, Nick
10 27 Hill, Aaron 7 27 Lowrie, Jed
10 28 Garcia, Adonis 8 28 Hill, Aaron
10 29 Valencia, Danny 8 29 Headley, Chase
10 30 Sandoval, Pablo 8 30 Sandoval, Pablo

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