FINAL POSITION RANKS: Rendon, Devers headline excellent and deep group of third basemen

The depth at second base is a major issue in the middle and end of 12-team drafts, but third base doesn't share that same issue. Arguably the strongest infield group top to bottom, this year's crop of third basemen offer fantasy players a lot of opportunities to strike gold.


Let's take a look:


For the fifth straight season, Rendon's xBA, xSLG, barrel%, and xwOBA all improved, and he finished as the No. 7 rated player last season.


Devers finished one spot ahead of Rendon in the final rankings last season, and is an elite talent with elite bat-to-ball skill.

Moncada was placed on the 10-day injured list July 10th and has yet to report to camp. That's a bummer because prior to the news his ADP was stupid and easy to exploit.


Donaldson is a year older, but he's also projected to hit cleanup for one of the best lineups in baseball. Nelson Cruz continues to drink from the Fountain of Youth in Minnesota. I believe Donaldson, who finished as the 58th player last year, can do the same.


The bottom of this tier isn't particularly sexy, but it is productive. I normally steer clear of power hitters and shoulder issues. So, Suarez is probably off the board for me.

My affection for Diaz and willingness to take him WAY ahead of his ADP is well-documented.


I don't trust the Rockies. So, I probably won't draft McMahon, especially with more reliable options later in the draft.


Locked into at-bats in the middle of the order, Seager's solid 2019 second half actually produced decent numbers despite poor luck.


Anderson, Gonzalez, and Longoria might be boring, but they're probably going to play everyday. And in the case of the former two, they're going to hit in good spots in the lineup.


Kiner-Falefa is reportedly in the mix to start at third base and has turned a lot of heads in Rangers camp.

This is where we get to the platoon options, but also a few players - Frazier, Shaw, Cabrera, Franco - who could play everyday. Getting those plate appearances this deep in drafts can add value in a shortened season.




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