Tag Archive | third base

Prospect Values: Third Base

Prospect Values: Third Base

Third base has become a deep fantasy position in recent years, seeing high-end prospects like Kris Bryant and Nolan Arenado turn into stars that fantasy players want as a first round pick. Similar to second base, third base will see a lot of former shortstop prospects that got moved off the position because they were […]

2017 Third Base Rankings: Top 30

2017 Third Base Rankings: Top 30

We wrap up each week of positional coverage with our 2017 rankings. In addition to the rankings we will pose a number of questions to our panel covering topics such as reaches and targets, players to avoid and late round impact players. Taking part in our rankings will be Kevin Jebens, Jim Finch, Ron Vackar, […]

Moose Taco’s for All

Moose Taco’s for All

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening — whichever is applicable to you. If you attend enough live drafts over time you’ll one day find yourself drafting double. One of my most memorable instances of this happened about five-years ago. A fellow league mate was unable to attend the draft due to prior commitments. After […]

Underrated Third Baseman: Kang and Castellanos

Underrated Third Baseman: Kang and Castellanos

Third base is loaded with elite talent, headlined by four first round picks. That means there will be plenty of talent left forgotten in the later rounds. Here are two such players that are currently being underrated and should be targeted in drafts this year at their discount price point. Jung-Ho Kang On the field, […]

2017 Top 25 Third Base Prospects

2017 Top 25 Third Base Prospects

Last week we took a look at the second base position, and this week we continue along the infield looking at third base. Joining me again for this year’s rankings is our very own Andy Germani. Our rankings will be consolidated to give you our final site rankings, but you can see where Andy and […]

Kris Bryant or Nolan Arenado

Kris Bryant or Nolan Arenado

Fair warning: my thoughts on Bryant last year turned out to be pretty terrible. I pegged him as a regression candidate; instead he won the MVP, but I’ve finally joined the hype train on the guy, although perhaps it’s now more of a bandwagon. There’s no doubt Bryant is absolutely one of the best hitters […]

Third Baseman Tiers

Third Baseman Tiers

This is the position I was looking forward to writing about, and you should be looking to build your fantasy team around. In a keeper league, Bryant, Arenado and Machado are three of the most valuable commodities you can add to your roster. In a seasonal league, add Donaldson to that list and you have […]

What Happened to the Corner Infielders?

What Happened to the Corner Infielders?

For ages, fantasy baseball has relied on a key offensive foundation of heavy-hitting first basemen, and most years there was a strong group of third basemen as well. The corner infielders have anchored power and elite production for ages. For a long time in my casual friends league, where there are two DH slots, many […]

2017 Third Base Dynasty/Keeper Rankings

2017 Third Base Dynasty/Keeper Rankings

After each week of positional coverage, we will wrap things up here on Sunday with our 2016 dynasty/keeper rankings. Players are ranked with the next five years of production in mind, so when you see Anthony Rendon ranked ahead of a player like Adrian Beltre – that does not mean that we believe Rendon will […]

Buyers Guide for the Hot Corner

Buyers Guide for the Hot Corner

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening —whichever is applicable to you.  In 2011, Adrian Beltre’s .296 AVG with 32 HR, 85 Runs and 105 RBI was the class of the 3B position. Joining him among the elite in the game were Aramis Ramirez (.306/26/80/93), Michael Young (.338/11/88/106), and Evan Longoria (.244/31/78/99). Other notable performances […]

Third Base Prospects: Rankings Movers

Third Base Prospects: Rankings Movers

Every Friday I will take a snapshot of this year’s current crop of prospects at each position relative to how they were ranked a year ago. I’ll examine the top performers, those who did not live up to our lofty expectations, and the key graduates. Our rankings last year were compiled by Andy Germani and myself, and I […]

3B Keeper Stock Watch: Seager, Rendon, Healy, Frazier

3B Keeper Stock Watch: Seager, Rendon, Healy, Frazier

With the regular season over, it’s time to look at 2017 and beyond. For keeper formats, I’m looking at risers and fallers in our 2017 rankings, as well as highlighting where I differ from the rest of the Assembly team. We’re entering a golden age for third base, with many youngsters and Donaldson firmly entrenching […]

Justin Turner in a full sample

Justin Turner in a full sample

If you were writing off Justin Turner after every hot streak he had, you would be pretty easily forgiven. Blocked by David Wright at the hot corner during a four-year tenure with the Mets, he put up major league average numbers in his limited time and did little to warrant much attention. The Dodgers picked […]

Has Nick Castellanos Finally Reached His Prospect Potential?

Has Nick Castellanos Finally Reached His Prospect Potential?

As recently as 2014, Nick Castellanos was a top-20 prospect entering the season. For two full seasons, he underwhelmed those in dynasty leagues who expected him to quickly reach his full potential. It’s a common issue — managers see a prospect with a “star” ranking as his ceiling, and they get frustrated when he doesn’t […]

Top 200 Players for 2016

Top 200 Players for 2016

No need for any long introduction or colorful anecdotes today.  We’ve already given you the top players at each position along with our reaches, avoids, late round picks, etc.  We bring things to a close today with our big list – the top 200+ players for the 2016 season. Taking part in our rankings will […]

YES WE KANG!

YES WE KANG!

If you haven’t guessed what this piece will be about, well, you need to work on your powers of deduction. We’re digging on the Korean Klubber, himself, Jung Ho Kang. Going into last season I had Kang as a deep sleeper. I mean what’s not to love, a little Korean with some potential pop at […]

2016 Third Base Rankings – Top 25

2016 Third Base Rankings – Top 25

What a difference two years can make.  Looking back at 2014 rankings we see a top five of Miguel Cabrera, Adrian Beltre, David Wright, Evan Longoria and Ryan Zimmerman.  Cabrera is the only top player left on the list, although he has shifted to first base.  Zimmerman also moved to first, but you can’t pay […]

Familiarity Breeds Contempt: A Look at Evan Longoria

Familiarity Breeds Contempt: A Look at Evan Longoria

Third base is a position that is exciting to talk about because of the names at the top of the positional rankings. Machado! Bryant! Arenado! Donaldson! Tremendous numbers from all of them. There will be much discussion on who should be taken first out of those guys, which will resemble a debate about the best […]

Anyone Kung Fu Fighting?

Anyone Kung Fu Fighting?

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening, whichever is applicable to you. When the biggest off-season news for a player is losing 20-25 lbs, it’s a given the prior season was a disappointment. A batting average of .245 with 10 HR, 43 Runs, and 47 RBI in 126 games qualifies as one for a player […]

Not So Odd Fits at 3B: Turner and Duffy

Not So Odd Fits at 3B: Turner and Duffy

We’ve entered a new age of baseball offense. The days of .300/.400/.500 hitters being relatively common are gone. We still have the power output, with several hitters capable of 25+ and even 30+ HR. OBP is still a skill that you either have or don’t, and it’s hard to really learn and improve that discipline. […]