Welcome to the May third baseman rankings. As always, players are ranked based on how I believe they will perform in 5x5 scoring over the rest of the season. Included along with the position rankings is an updated top 300 list. I try to list players at the positions at which they're most valuable, so if you can't find that second baseman you're looking for, check shortstop instead.
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Third Baseman Rankings
|13||Will Middlebrooks||Red Sox||13|
|14||Brett Lawrie||Blue Jays||15|
|20||Nick Castellanos||Tigers||61 OF|
|25||Juan Francisco||Blue Jays||34|
|32||Conor Gillaspie||White Sox||33|
|37||Matt Davidson||White Sox||28|
Dropping off: Justin Turner (38th)
- With a .353 average, two homers and five doubles in his last eight games, Franco is getting it together in Triple-A after an ugly start. If he keeps it up, he could get a chance to take over Asche’s starting job next month.
- Davidson, on the other hand, isn’t giving the White Sox anything to think about yet. He’s hitting .165/.239/.320 with 43 strikeouts in 97 at-bats for Triple-A Charlotte.
- Many are hoping the Cubs will give Javier Baez a try later this year, but the Bryant hype is quieter, even though he’s actually a year older than Baez and he’s done nothing but hit since being drafted last year. I’d still say it’s a long shot that he takes over as the Cubs’ third baseman this season, but it can’t be completely ruled out. He’s adjusted quickly to Double-A, hitting .278/.407/.515 with five homers and five steals in his first 27 games. The fact that he has struck out 34 times has held down his average.