Fantasy Baseball: Roto third base rankings

Andy Cross - The Denver Post

The roto third base rankings always throw up some interesting wrinkles and this year perhaps more than ever are splitting opinion. Much like with second base it depends what you think of the group just outside the top 10 and whether you think the value is good enough and whether you think they can perform enough to be low end starters for you. They generally have to be starters because the depth and upside of first base means where possible you are likely starting at least two first baseman in a conventional roto draft unless you get value on two of the top 10 third basemen.


The position is somewhat weakened by the fact that three of the top eight are, or will become, eligible at middle infield spots. Even if you consider this position shallow it is hard to think it is worse in the teens than the two middle infield spots. The guys that generally go between 10 and 20 at third base have already shown glimpses of their upside whereas at the middle infield it feels like we are still waiting to see if that upside can be shown.

I have already spoken about why I think Evan Longoria is hugely undervalued in San Francisco here and I can equally make the case for Eugenio Suarez as a sleeper in power friendly Cincinnati. Outside of those two Jake Lamb, Mike Moustakas and Joey Gallo offer upside if you believe they can over come the concerns but in Gallo and Moustakas’ case it feels like you are already having to pay for that upside. On the younger side you have Rafael Devers who I can make a case might be back in the minors in June or could be a challenger for those top 8 spots come the end of the year.

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