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01-27

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Tale of the Tape: Evan Longoria vs. Carlos Santana
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Matt Collins

01-27

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Get to Know: Third-Base Prospects
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Ben Carsley

01-26

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State of the Position: Third Base
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Mike Gianella

01-26

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Fantasy Players to Target: Third Basemen
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BP Fantasy Staff

08-27

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They Hold No Quarter: Third Basemen
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Baseball Prospectus

02-14

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Third Basemen
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Bret Sayre

02-14

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Third Basemen
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-14

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Third Basemen
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-13

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Tale of the Tape: Evan Longoria vs. David Wright
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Alex Kantecki

02-13

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Get to Know: Third Base Prospects
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Craig Goldstein

02-12

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Third Basemen
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Ben Carsley

02-11

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Graphical Fantasy Rankings: Third Base
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Mauricio Rubio

02-11

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Third Basemen
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Mike Gianella

02-10

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State of the Position: Third Basemen
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Ben Carsley

02-10

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Fantasy Players to Target: Third Basemen
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-20

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Overthinking It: Moving Miguel
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Ben Lindbergh

03-09

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: Third Basemen
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Derek Carty

02-15

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Inspecting the Spectrum, Part I: The Cold Corner, Again
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Jay Jaffe

02-15

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Minnesota Twins
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Jason Parks

02-03

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The BP First Take: Friday, February 3
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Daniel Rathman

01-31

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The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 1/31/12
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Michael Street

01-27

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Heavyweight Infield
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Jay Jaffe

01-17

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Western Front: A Haphazard History of Halos at the Hot Corner
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Geoff Young

01-13

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Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in Motion
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Jonathan Bernhardt

12-22

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: Can We Just Stick Edgar in the Corner?
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Jay Jaffe

12-21

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Spinning Yarn: Hit-and-Run Success is No Accident
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Mike Fast

12-19

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Wezen-Ball: The Greatest Comic Ever
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Larry Granillo

10-28

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World Series Prospectus: Game Six: The Crazy Train Keeps Rolling
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Jay Jaffe

09-09

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Divide and Conquer, AL West: Adrian Beltre: The Game-Changer?
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Joey Matschulat

08-04

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Spinning Yarn: Counsell for the Defense
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Mike Fast

07-07

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Positional Primacy: Third Basemen
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Jason Parks

04-14

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Prospectus Q&A: YOU Make the Call! Part III
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David Laurila

04-13

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Prospectus Q&A: YOU Make the Call! Part II
by
David Laurila

01-11

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Future Shock: Oakland Athletics Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

08-03

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Prospectus Q&A: Matt Williams
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David Laurila

07-21

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Transaction Action: ALtruisms
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Christina Kahrl

06-18

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Prospectus Q&A: Davey Lopes
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David Laurila

03-29

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
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Michael Street

02-17

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Hot Stove U.: Why All Third-Base Coaches Should Be Fired
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Russell A. Carleton

12-23

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases at Third and Short
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Jay Jaffe

12-08

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Ahead in the Count: Shifting in the Third-Base Market
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Matt Swartz

06-17

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Conquering the Cubs
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Jay Jaffe

02-16

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Fantasy Beat: Third Base
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Marc Normandin

02-04

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Future Shock: Indians Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

12-07

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Every Given Sunday: Winter Meetings Preview
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John Perrotto

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers versus Phillies
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Jay Jaffe

04-03

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Schrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFR, the Sequel
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Dan Fox

03-27

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Schrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFR
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Dan Fox

01-24

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Schrodinger's Bat: Simple Fielding Runs Version 1.0
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Dan Fox

12-13

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Schrodinger's Bat: Inching Along
by
Dan Fox

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January 27, 2015 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape: Evan Longoria vs. Carlos Santana

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Matt Collins

Which of these power bats is a better fantasy bet this year?

I think, by this point, we all get the drill with these Tales of the Tape. For those just tuning in, I’ll be covering two players ranked next to each other in our tiered rankings for third base category-by-category, declaring a winner at the end. This week, we have Evan Longoria pitted against Carlos Santana. An important note before we begin: with some early ADP data in, Longoria is crushing Santana thus far, with an average draft position around 54 to Santana’s 74. As we’ll see, that is not representative of the production gap we can expect from them. Now, on to the good stuff.

Batting Average

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January 27, 2015 6:00 am

Get to Know: Third-Base Prospects

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Ben Carsley

Looking into the pipeline for future contributors at the hot corner.

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January 26, 2015 6:00 am

State of the Position: Third Base

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Mike Gianella

Sizing up the position from a fantasy point of view.

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January 26, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Target: Third Basemen

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BP Fantasy Staff

Keep these hot-corner players in mind in your drafts and auctions this spring

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August 27, 2014 6:00 am

They Hold No Quarter: Third Basemen

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Baseball Prospectus

These hot-corner players aren't owned in many leagues, but they might hold keeper value for 2015 and beyond.

If there’s anything we love more than baseball around here on the fantasy staff, it’s collaborating with each other. So, at the behest of myself, we’re going to be doing one final group series of the year to close out the last seven weeks of the season. For this series, we will each select one player who is below 25 percent owned in either ESPN or Yahoo! leagues who could be someone to consider grabbing before the end of the season with an eye toward a keeper spot. Now, given the depth we’re dealing with here, these recommendations are not for owners who can keep five or seven players from season-to-season—it’s more for those of you who play in leagues where keepers take up more than half of your roster (and possibly more, in the case of some recommendations contained within).

Garin Cecchini, Boston Red Sox
“Garin Cecchini has had a down year. His much-vaunted walk rate is down and his strikeout rate is up. Trading walks for strikeouts is not good. The good that might come of this is that his poor performance has potentially made him acquirable. We know that owners hate selling low, but if he has not been claimed or if he has been dropped, then I still think he is worth a shot. Since he’s still only 23 years old, 2014 might prove to be an adjustment year for Cecchini. Of course, it might not. But if it does, you are looking at a cheap third basemen that gives you a little bit of everything while playing half his games at Fenway. On top of that, opportunity is not unforeseeable as only Will Middlebrooks and Brock Holt stand in front of him on the depth chart. Cecchini could also very easily be traded, potentially in a package including Boston’s many outfielders and number five/six starters. The advantage here is that the acquiring team probably likes Cecchini, meaning playing time would be likely. It is not a sexy gamble, but it is a gamble that (depending on your league) might just be cheap enough to be worth the risk.” —Jeff Quinton


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February 14, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Third Basemen

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Bret Sayre

Miguel Cabrera might be moving to first base this year, but he still sits atop this list.

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February 14, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Third Basemen

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BP Fantasy Staff

You might want to let someone else draft or buy these players in your leagues this spring.

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February 14, 2014 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Third Basemen

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

A look at how the hot corner stacks up for Scoresheet leagues.

As you probably guessed, this week we’re tackling the hot corner for Scoresheet players. Below, you’ll find our rankings, general thoughts on strategy for third base, and some deeper looks at players we felt were important to single out. Tune in to our podcast for more thoughts on the position and to hear us answer listener questions on drafts and keepers. As always, we’re happy to answer any Scoresheet-related questions you might have, on the record or off. Also, in case you missed it, you can check out a compilation of our rankings (please note that rankings for positions we haven’t yet covered are still subject to change).

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February 13, 2014 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape: Evan Longoria vs. David Wright

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Alex Kantecki

This week's showdown features a couple of third basemen from our four-star tier.

In this week’s “Tale of the Tape,” we take a look at a pair of upper-echelon third basemen who have combined for 10 All-Star appearances and 384 home runs, Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria and New York’s David Wright. Longoria, 28, is a former AL Rookie of the Year award winner who once barehanded a foul ball to save the life of a reporter in a commercial for Gillette; Wright, 31, is a seven-time All-Star who once made a barehanded catch in fair territory to rob the Padres’ Brian Giles of a base hit. Both can be found in Mike Gianella’s four-star tier in the battle for next best after Miguel Cabrera, but only one can win this week’s “Tale of the Tape.”

Batting Average
Wright is the owner of a career .301 average. Excluding his rookie debut, the Mets third baseman has provided fantasy owners with a .300-or-better average in seven of nine seasons, including a high of .325 in 2007. Following an injury-plagued year that saw his average sink to a career-worst .254 in 2011, Wright has put up marks of .306 (2012) and .307 (2013). His batted-ball profile is as consistent as they come, and there’s no reason to doubt that another .300 average is coming. The same can’t be said for Longoria, whose batting average has fluctuated from .244 (2011) to .294 (2010). More recently, Longo has recorded averages of .289 (2012) and .269 (2013). Somewhere in-between is where I see Longoria finishing in 2014, but a strikeout increase of almost four percent and a batted-ball profile that included fewer line drives and more fly balls in 2013 could keep him in the .260s. Wright is the easy choice.


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February 13, 2014 6:00 am

Get to Know: Third Base Prospects

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Craig Goldstein

A look the fantasy contributions you can expect when prospects like Kris Bryant, Nick Castellanos, and Miguel Sano reach the majors.

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February 12, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Third Basemen

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Ben Carsley

With Miguel Cabrera set to move across the diamond, Evan Longoria and David Wright usurp the top tier.

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February 11, 2014 6:00 am

Graphical Fantasy Rankings: Third Base

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Mauricio Rubio

A visual breakdown of the players at the position and the stat categories in which they could help your team.

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