Fantasy Baseball 2014: Third Base Rankings

Miguel Cabrera
Miguel Cabrera
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The third base position is as deep as ever this season, led by the unstoppable Miguel Cabrera who will remain eligible at third despite moving to first base this season. Miggy is in a class of his own but the first two tiers of third basemen are filled with can’t-miss talent. If you miss out on those guys, the third tier of third basemen is also stacked with strong fantasy potential, but a decent bit of risk as well.

Some players that I’m higher on than others include Aramis Ramirez, who should bounce back nicely if healthy, Kyle Seager, who looks like a legit Major League third baseman ready to come into his own, and Martin Prado, who improved significantly as his first season in Arizona went on and should put up a strong effort despite not having much pop in his bat.
On the flipside, I think it’s safe to expect some regression from Matt Carpenter, Josh Donaldson, and Chris Johnson, although not enough to drop them down the rankings too much.

Let’s take a look at the full XN Sports third base rankings for the fantasy baseball 2014 season and be sure to check back later this week for our full third base projections for the season.

Don’t miss our first base rankings, second base rankings, and shortstop rankings.


Tier Rank Player
1 1 Miguel Cabrera
1a 2 Adrian Beltre
3 David Wright
4 Edwin Encarnacion
5 Evan Longoria
6 Ryan Zimmerman
2 7 Matt Carpenter
8 Pedro Alvarez
9 Josh Donaldson
10 Aramis Ramirez
3 11 Martin Prado
12 Kyle Seager
13 Jedd Gyorko
14 Chase Headley
15 Manny Machado
16 Pablo Sandoval
17 Brett Lawrie
18 Nolan Arenado
4 19 Todd Frazier
20 Will Middlebrooks
21 Xander Bogaerts
22 Jurickson Profar
23 David Freese
24 Anthony Rendon
25 Chris Johnson
26 Kelly Johnson
27 Mike Moustakas
28 Matt Dominguez
29 Matt Davidson
30 Cody Asche


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Igor Derysh
Igor Derysh is Editor-at-Large at XN Sports and has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sun-Sentinel, and FantasyPros. He has previously covered sports for COED Magazine, Fantasy Alarm, and