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May Third Baseman Rankings

by Matthew Pouliot
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:09 pm ET

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.


Click to see other May rankings:

Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH


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Third Baseman Rankings


May Third Base Team 2014
1 Miguel Cabrera Tigers 1
2 Adrian Beltre Rangers 2
3 David Wright Mets 3
4 Evan Longoria Rays 4
5 Manny Machado Orioles 6
6 Josh Donaldson Athletics 9
7 Kyle Seager Mariners 8
8 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals 5
9 Pablo Sandoval Giants 7
10 Aramis Ramirez Brewers 10
11 Nolan Arenado Rockies 12
12 Todd Frazier Reds 17
13 Will Middlebrooks Red Sox 13
14 Brett Lawrie Blue Jays 15
15 Pedro Alvarez Pirates 16
16 Chase Headley Padres 11
17 Mark Reynolds Brewers 20
18 Juan Uribe Dodgers 24
19 Chris Johnson Braves 18
20 Nick Castellanos Tigers 61 OF
21 Lonnie Chisenhall Indians 21
22 Trevor Plouffe Twins 30
23 Mike Moustakas Royals 19
24 Matt Dominguez Astros 22
25 Juan Francisco Blue Jays 34
26 Casey McGehee Marlins 25
27 Mike Olt Cubs 27
28 David Freese Angels 23
29 Maikel Franco Phillies 29
30 Ian Stewart Angels 45
31 Luis Valbuena Cubs 32
32 Conor Gillaspie White Sox 33
33 Cody Asche Phillies 31
34 Eric Chavez Diamondbacks 35
35 Danny Valencia Royals 7
36 Wilmer Flores Mets 37
37 Matt Davidson White Sox 28
38 Donnie Murphy Rangers 36
39 Kevin Kouzmanoff Rangers 40
40 Kris Bryant Cubs 48


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.
Matthew Pouliot
Matthew Pouliot is the Executive Editor of RotoWorld.com and has been doing the site's baseball projections for the last 10 years. Follow him on Twitter @matthewpouliot.