Sunday, October 30, 2016

Fantasy Focus: 2016 Third Base Rankings

Third Base is another position that saw a dramatic resurgence on offensive firepower over the past 2 seasons.  The position features 3 of the elite hitters in all of MLB, Josh Donaldson, Kris Bryant and Nolan Arenado.  Those big 3 are backed up a by a health second tier.  Here they are, ranked by OPS:

Josh Donadson, Blue Jays- .953.

Kris Bryant, Cubs- .939.  Bryant will also have OF eligibility.

Nolan Arenado, Rockies- .932.

Matt Carpenter, Cardinals- .885.  Carpenter enjoys eligibility at multiple positions.

Adrian Beltre, Rangers- .879.

Manny Machado, Orioles- .876.  Went from 20 SB's in 2015 to 0 in 2016.  Also eligible at SS.

Jung-Ho Kang, Pirates- .867.  21 HR in 370 PA's.  Just sayin'.

Ryon Healy, A's- .861.  13 HR in 283 PA's.

Kyle Seager, Mariners- .859.

Jake Lamb, D'Backs- .840.  Will Lamb learn hit lefties?

Evan Longoria, Rays- .840.

Justin Turner, Dodgers- .832.

Nick Castellanos, Tigers- .827.

Jonathan Villar, Brewers- .826.  Comes with 62 SB's.

Jose Ramirez, Indians- .825.

Anthony Rendon, Nationals- .797.

Alex Bregman, Astros- .791.  8 HR in 217 PA.

Jefry Marte, Angels- .790.  15 HR in 284 PA.

Scott Frazier, White Sox- .767.  40 HR, 15 SB, .225 BA.

1 comment:

  1. One of the best finds I had during the season was Yangervis Solarte of the Padres. He started on the bench, but finished 145th in scoring in just 405 ABs as he played all the IF spots, settling at 3B. His stat lat line was .286, .808 OPS, 15 HR in 405 PA. He should come with at least 2B eligibility next year.

    He wasn't my starter at any position, but he made a great 'fill-in' when bad things happened, or people were on the road or were getting rested.