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September Third Baseman Rankings

Rafael Devers

Rafael Devers

Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports

Here are some final-month rankings. Please try not to get too bent out of shape if your star player isn’t listed where you like ... anything can happen in a month. Heck, there was a month this year in which Owen Miller compiled a 1.166 OPS and Madison Bumgarner had a 1.17 ERA.

As always, players are ranked by position and then combined into an overall top 300 list.

Click to see other September rankings:

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

Third Baseman Rankings

Sept Third basemen Team 2022 Aug
1 Jose Ramirez Guardians 1 1
2 Manny Machado Padres 2 2
3 Rafael Devers Red Sox 3 3
4 Austin Riley Braves 5 4
5 Nolan Arenado Cardinals 8 5
6 Alex Bregman Astros 7 7
7 Bobby Witt Jr. Royals n/a 6
8 DJ LeMahieu Yankees 13 8
9 Ryan McMahon Rockies 11 14
10 Alec Bohm Phillies 21 10
11 Luis Arraez Twins 20 9
12 Matt Chapman Blue Jays 15 11
13 Max Muncy Dodgers n/a 16
14 Ke’Bryan Hayes Pirates 6 13
15 Josh Rojas Diamondbacks n/a 19
16 Jon Berti Marlins 48 23
17 Jose Miranda Twins 35 12
18 Brandon Drury Padres n/a 18
19 Josh Donaldson Yankees 16 17
20 Eugenio Suárez Mariners 31 25
21 Justin Turner Dodgers 14 22
22 Yandy Díaz Rays 27 30
23 Wilmer Flores Giants 32 27
24 Josh Jung Rangers NR 54
25 Evan Longoria Giants 28 35
26 Brett Baty Mets NR NR
27 Isaac Paredes Rays n/a 28
28 Gio Urshela Twins 29 32
29 BrIan Anderson Marlins 17 33
30 Ha-Seong Kim Padres 43 52
31 Emmanuel Rivera Diamondbacks 55 68
32 J.D. Davis Giants 39 39
33 Jeimer Candelario Tigers 22 28
34 Luis Urías Brewers 19 20
35 Yoan Moncada White Sox 10 15
36 Joey Wendle Marlins 25 34
37 Elehuris Montero Rockies 47 40
38 Donovan Solano Reds n/a 38
39 Kris Bryant Rockies 9 21
40 Ramón Urías Orioles n/a 41
41 Christian Arroyo Red Sox n/a 55
42 Kyle Farmer Reds n/a n/a
43 Brendan Donovan Cardinals 59 61
44 Harold Castro Tigers n/a 49
45 Jace Peterson Brewers n/a 76
46 Bobby Dalbec Red Sox n/a 36
47 Colin Moran Reds n/a 71
48 Hunter Dozier Royals 41 37
49 Miguel Vargas Dodgers NR 24
50 Josh Harrison White Sox 26 43
51 Santiago Espinal Blue Jays 54 42
52 Patrick Wisdom Cubs 34 31
53 Romy Gonzalez White Sox NR NR
54 Matt Vierling Phillies n/a 44
55 Nicky Lopez Royals n/a 56
56 Brad Miller Rangers n/a 48
57 Garrett Hampson Rockies n/a 45
58 Mike Moustakas Reds 24 47
59 Ildemaro Vargas Nationals NR NR
60 Eduardo Escobar Mets 38 51
61 Nolan Jones Guardians NR 26
62 Michael Chavis Pirates n/a 63
63 David Bote Cubs 45 50
64 Luis Guillorme Mets NR 57
65 Rougned Odor Orioles 33 60
66 Vimael Machin Athletics n/a NR
67 Ezequiel Duran Rangers NR 59
68 Jonah Bride Athletics n/a 69
69 Jake Lamb Mariners NR 62
70 Jonathan Villar Mariners 18 58
71 Aledmys Diaz Astros 40 64
72 Yu Chang Rays 53 NR
73 Matt Duffy Angels 37 NR
74 Cavan Biggio Blue Jays 23 77
75 Tyler Nevin Orioles n/a 66

Dropping off: Josh H. Smith (46th), Maikel Franco (53rd), Jake Burger (65th), Mike Brosseau (67th), Chad Pinder (70th)

  • I haven’t touched the top five here in months, but I did weigh dropping Rafael Devers behind Austin Riley this time around. Devers just hasn’t been quite right since he started dealing with back and hamstring injuries in July. He’s further removed from those injuries now, so a bounce-back September is quite possible. Still, I dropped him several spots in the overall top 300, and I probably would have put him below Riley if Riley had been hitting better of late.

  • Josh Jung‘s callup appears imminent, even if he has cooled off in Triple-A over the last week (he’s still batting .297/.357/.656 through 15 games). Ideally, he’ll split time between third base and DH in Texas next month and amass a little mixed-league value.

  • The Dodgers are set to put Miguel Vargas back on the roster on Sept. 1, but it isn’t clear that he’ll have a whole lot to do, at least not unless someone ahead of him gets hurt. He should get a long look for the third base job next spring after hitting .304/.402/.511 in Triple-A this year.