2014 Third Base Rankings

Edwin Encarnacion has been one of the hottest starters in Fantasy Baseball.

You must be drafting this weekend if you are looking at our 2014 Third Base Rankings just now. Although Draft season is nearly over, it happens to be what is oft-referred to as “Draft Weekend. This means many owners are cramming for their only, or final drafts of the season now.

Third base is what I consider to be a scarce position. Once you get past the top 2 Tiers of Third Baggers there is a significant drop-off. Plenty of young players with upside, but plenty of question marks along with that upside. Let our rankings help you make a decision easier. If you’ve been reading my Draft Strategy Series you know I am targeting Third Base and Shortstop very early in drafts. If I were you, I would do the same. If you miss out, sit back and snag one of the young fellas and hope for the best.

2014 Third Baseman Rankings

The rankings for our other positions are posted at the bottom of the page. These Rankings will be updated frequently on Fantasy Pros, so be sure to look for the latest rankings there as well.

2014 3B Rankings     
PlayerTeamDavid GonosChris MeyersStaff Composite
Miguel CabreraDET111
Adrian BeltreTEX232
Evan LongoriaTB343
David WrightNYM454
Ryan ZimmermanWSH575
Matt CarpenterSTL686
Josh DonaldsonOAK7107
Pedro AlvarezPIT8118
Manny MachadoBAL1199
Kyle SeagerSEA101510
Xander BogaertsBOS151311
Aramis RamirezMIL141412
Nolan ArenadoCOL171213
Martin PradoARI92114
Pablo SandovalSF121915
Chase HeadleySD161616
Brett LawrieTOR132317
Will MiddlebrooksBOS181818
Todd FrazierCIN192219
Mike MoustakasKC202420
Chris JohnsonATL213121
David FreeseLAA222622
Matt DominguezHOU232523
Trevor PlouffeMIN242824
Cody AschePHI252725
Mark ReynoldsFA263426
Matt DavidsonCWS273027
Juan FranciscoMIL283328
Lonnie ChisenhallCLE293229

For ours, as well as other Industry Expert rankings be sure to check out FantasyPros.com Consensus rankings, or make a cheat-sheet while your there.

2013 Fantasy Baseball Rankings powered by FantasyPros



Miguel Cabrera, Evan Longoria, David Wright, Edwin Encarnacion, Adrian Beltre: These are all players you can trust, and will provide very consistent stats while flashing power, and high batting average. After these big five, you may be hurting to match production

Mike Moustakas, 2014 Kansas City Royals

“Royals 3B Mike Moustakas is due for a breakout season,” said everyone for the past couple seasons. Is this finally the year? Photo Credit: Keith Allison

The Next Wave:

Manny Machado, Mike Moustakas, Xander Bogaerts, Nolan Arenado, Nick Castellanos: These guys all have shown promise at some point in their brief careers. Although I am hoping I don’t need to rely on them, if I have to I wouldn’t feel completely powerless. Plenty of upside, but along with their youth comes plenty of risk as well.

Potential Breakouts:

Chase Headley, Mike Moustakas, and Xander Bogaerts: Xander adapted well to his late season call-up in 2013, and Headley may have simply had a rough season in 2013. They all have the skill sets, it is just having a full-season to show it (For Bogaerts) or to prove they can match what they have done once in their careers already with Headley and Moustakas.

Avoiding. Avoiding. Avoiding

Please note, these are guys who are still very good, and valuable, I just prefer to avoid them and will not be taking them in any drafts this season because of their ADP. 

Aramis Ramirez: As noted above he is very good when he is on the field. However, with persistent injuries I wouldn’t rely on him to be my everyday Third baseman. Or if he was, I would make sure I have a same tier, or comparable back-up plan in place.

2014 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep

Rankings: Overall | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | DH |SP |RP

Strategy:Drafting Rds 9-16 | Drafting Rds 4-8 |Drafting the First 3 Rds | 7 Steps to Success | Positional Tiers | 30 for30 Draft Results
One-Man Mock Drafts: Mixed Roto (1/27) | Mixed H2H (2/4)

Fantasy Baseball 30-for-30 MLB Team Previews

AL East: Baltimore | Boston | N.Y. Yankees | Tampa Bay | Toronto
AL Central: Chi White Sox | Cleveland | Detroit | Kansas City | Minnesota
AL West: Houston | L.A. Angels | Oakland | Seattle | Texas
NL East: Atlanta | Miami | N.Y. Mets | Philadelphia | Washington
NL Central: Chicago Cubs | Cincinnati | Milwaukee | Pittsburgh | St. Louis
NL West: Arizona | Colorado | L.A. Dodgers | San Diego | San Francisco
Prospects: Top 50 Prospects | Nick Castellanos | Javier Baez
Stat Deep-Dives: Expected RBI Totals from 2013
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