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Fantasy Baseball: Midseason Third Baseman Rankings

This article was originally written by Seth Walder over at Fake Teams

And we move to the hot corner.

A word of warning to the readers: some of us are on different schedules due to the long weekend, etc. So I believe there may be some unsolved confusion over position eligibility for some players. As most of us think about the players that qualify in our own platform, there is a decent amount of difference between ESPN, Yahoo and CBS.

So, for players such as Jorge Cantu and Troy Glaus, those that didn’t rank them may have not realized they qualified. It just makes it a little more important to look at our individual rankings.

Rank Player Ray Jason Brian Seth Average
1 Evan Longoria 1 2 1 1 1.25
2 David Wright 5 1 2 3 2.75
3 Kevin Youkilis 3 3 3 4 3.25
4 Alex Rodriguez 2 4 6 2 3.5
5 Ryan Zimmerman 4 5 4 5 4.5
6 Mark Reynolds 9 6 7 6 7
7 Scott Rolen 13 8 5 10 9
8 Adrian Beltre 7 12 10 8 9.25
9 Pablo Sandoval 6 11 8 13 9.5
10 Michael Young 10 15 9 7 10.25
11 Martin Prado 12 7 16 9 11
12 Chone Figgins 8 9 NR 16 13.5
13 Troy Glaus 11 13 NR 11 14
T-14 Jorge Cantu NR 14 13 14 15.5
T-14 Casey McGehee 17 10 14 NR 15.5
16 Jose Bautista 16 16 11 20 15.75
17 Juan Uribe NR 18 12 18 17.25
18 Chipper Jones 14 NR 19 19 18.25
19 Michael Cuddyer NR NR 17 15 18.5
20 Aramis Ramirez NR NR NR 12 18.75
21 Kevin Kouzmanoff NR 17 NR 17 19
T-22 David Freese NR NR 15 NR 19.5
T-22 Ian Stewart 15 NR NR NR 19.5
T-24 Casey Blake 18 NR NR NR 20.25
T-24 Chase Headley NR NR 18 NR 20.25
T-26 Ty Wiggington 19 NR NR NR 20.5
T-26 Pedro Alvarez 20 NR 20 NR 20.5
T-26 Placido Polanco NR 19 NR NR 20.5
29 Neil Walker NR 20 NR NR 20.75

 

Obviously a lot of different names on the list. We had some interesting choices to make, like what to do with guys who had hot starts but have quickly cooled off like McGehee, Stewart and Headley? Or what to do about the now-injured David Freese or the recently uninjured Aramis Ramirez? And what will happen with Chipper Jones?

I believe all these questions are why the back end of each of our rankings is so different. 

One note about my own rankings: You'll notice Chone Figgins is ranked higher here than he was in my second base rankings (compared to others in both rankings.) I looked closer and changed my mind on a him a little bit. He's still not a great option at third, but he's a better fantasy player than I was giving him credit for.