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03-13

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Player Profile: Ryan Zimmerman
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Matt Collins

01-30

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

01-30

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Player Profile: Chris Davis
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Wilson Karaman

01-30

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Fantasy Players to Avoid: Third Basemen
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-29

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Maikel Franco vs. D.J. Peterson
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Ben Carsley

01-29

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Third Basemen
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Keith Cromer

01-28

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Third Basemen
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Nick Shlain

01-28

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The Quinton: Third Base and Avoiding Result-Driven Strategy
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Jeff Quinton

01-28

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The Adjuster: Third Base
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Wilson Karaman

01-28

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Top 30 Third Basemen
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J.P. Breen

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

01-27

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Fantasy Infographic: Third Base
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Mauricio Rubio

01-27

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Third Base
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Craig Goldstein

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
by
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
by
Michael Street

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March 13, 2015 6:00 am

Player Profile: Ryan Zimmerman

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Matt Collins

Now healthy, can the Nats infielder rediscover his past levels of production?

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January 30, 2015 10:31 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Third Base

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

Sizing up the hot corner for Scoresheet leagues.

Both in real life and fantasy, it's a joy to watch the current crop of third basemen play. The position most neglected historically is having maybe its best era, with great peak talents, future Hall of Famers exiting their prime, and a few youngsters getting ready to approach greatness. What's more, this list doesn't even contain Kris Bryant yet.

As ever, our house rules for these rankings. The keeper rankings assume that your team is in a 10-team continuing league with 13 hard keepers, including up to two crossovers, operating under standard Scoresheet rules. The more your league differs from normal, the more your lists may vary.

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January 30, 2015 6:00 am

Player Profile: Chris Davis

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Wilson Karaman

Come for the power, stay for the third-base eligibility... while it lasts.

Player Background

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January 30, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Third Basemen

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BP Fantasy Staff

You might want to let someone else pick these players in your drafts and auctions this spring.

Previous articles in this series:

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January 29, 2015 9:45 am

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Maikel Franco vs. D.J. Peterson

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Ben Carsley

Which of these two third basemen is likely to be more valuable over the long haul?

It's a battle for the future of your CI spot today, as we're pitting Maikel Franco and D.J. Peterson against each other in this Tale of the Tape. Will Franco ever stop swinging at garbage? Will Peterson ever play third base? Will rhetorical questions as literary devices ever work? The Answers May Surprise You:

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January 29, 2015 6:00 am

The -Only League Landscape: National League Third Basemen

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Keith Cromer

This player pool might be deeper than you think.

At first glance, the NL third-base pool looks a little thin, primarily based on last year’s production. There are concerns about veterans coming off injury-plagued seasons (David Wright, Ryan Zimmerman, and Aramis Ramirez) that leave us unsure if they will be able to return to fantasy star status, along with uncertainty about the roles and fantasy relevance of younger players like Kris Bryant, Maikel Franco, and Yasmany Tomas. Despite the question marks and lack of fantasy studs at the position, the hot corner in the NL is deeper than you might think. Based on how last year played out and the landscape of the position heading into 2015 drafts, this player pool has the potential to provide the biggest fantasy impact of all the NL infield positions from a value perspective.

We start at the top, and by far the fantasy standouts are Anthony Rendon and Todd Frazier. Not only did both surpass $30 in earnings a year ago in standard NL-Only 5x5 formats and utilize the power/speed combo we yearn for at the hot corner, they also qualify at two positions, which increases their value. Rendon’s 2B/3B and Frazier’s 3B/1B eligibility will allow for flexibility in constructing your rosters, which can prove to be critical when putting together a balanced offense. Both players will go for a premium, and deservedly so, and once they are off the table, it’ll be time to study those sheets you agonized over for months for your preferred targets. This decision could prove crucial, as the next tier of players is where the potential for value sits.

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January 28, 2015 6:00 am

The -Only League Landscape: American League Third Basemen

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Nick Shlain

Examining the junior-circuit options at the hot corner.

Depth at each position varies from year to year and making adjustments to your bid limits or rankings based on positional depth or lack thereof can be crucial in preparing for the upcoming draft season. How much more do you value getting a decent player at a shallow position? Are the elite players at the position worth the risk? How these questions are handled can go a long way toward deciding the makeup of your roster.

Despite Miguel Cabrera losing his third base eligibility this year, the American League still has a third basemen who stands above the rest of the competition. Josh Donaldson, who earned $25 in AL-only leagues last year as a member of the Athletics, should benefit quite a bit from being traded to Toronto this offseason. He hit 29 home runs last season while playing half of his games in one of the worst home run parks for right-handed hitters in the AL. Toronto’s Rogers Centre is one of the best parks in the AL for right-handed power hitters and the Jays’ lineup will offer Donaldson plenty of baserunners to drive in. The added boost from a friendly hitting environment should be enough to propel Donaldson to be the most valuable third basemen in fantasy this year.

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January 28, 2015 6:00 am

The Quinton: Third Base and Avoiding Result-Driven Strategy

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Jeff Quinton

Why tweaking a sound plan because of last year's outcomes could be problematic going forward.

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” –Woody Allen

Per Mr. Allen, God finds our ability (or lack of ability) to forecast an uncertain future hilarious or at least laughable. And while this God might be laughing on the outside, it is not unreasonable to assume that this God is probably sad on the inside because no one will play fantasy baseball with a precognizant being.

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January 28, 2015 6:00 am

The Adjuster: Third Base

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Wilson Karaman

A look at which hot-corner players move up or down if you play in OBP or points formats.

As Mike noted in his excellent State of the Position piece to kick off the week, there’s a sneaky amount of depth at third base this season. That depth is tested a bit more in OBP leagues than standard and points formats, particularly in the second tier of options. But there are still no shortage of guys capable of putting up above-average numbers. Given the higher floor, relative value is of critical importance.

In case you missed it, here are our Third-Base Tiers for standard leagues. Previous articles in this series: Catcher, First Base, Second Base.

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January 28, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Top 30 Third Basemen

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J.P. Breen

Ranking the third sackers from now through the end of the 2017 season.

Previous articles in this series:

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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 27, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Infographic: Third Base

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Mauricio Rubio

A visual ranking of the players at the hot corner and their projected statistical contributions.

Here’s the primer for this series.

Notes
Kris Bryant is going to get a lot of roto love in drafts coming up, but if we look at the graph PECOTA charts out for him, we find him lacking. This is a situation we’ve encountered before with players like Matt Wieters and Jurickson Profar: PECOTA doesn’t like his playing-time forecast but it does have him putting up a solid slash line. Ultimately, Bryant is the wildcard of the position—he could out-earn everyone or merely be a middle-tier third baseman.


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