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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 11, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Third Basemen

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Mike Gianella

In his last year of eligibility at the hot corner, Miguel Cabrera stands alone at the top.

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August 31, 2012 6:27 am

Overthinking It: From Prospect to Project to Prominence

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Ben Lindbergh

Ten players who took the long route from top prospect to major-league contributor this year.

With over a month remaining in the regular season, Mike Trout’s campaign already looks like it might be remembered as the best ever recorded by a rookie. But Trout’s 2012 may have another lasting legacy: spoiling future rookie seasons for the rest of us. While watching Trout run roughshod over opposing AL pitchers, it’s easy to forget how rare it is for first-year players to be stars, let alone leading MVP candidates. However, it takes time for most young players (including Trout himself last season) to find their footing: only one other rookie, 26-year-old Yoenis Cespedes, has amassed even a third of the value of the Angels’ outfielder this year.

Even highly rated rookies usually struggle in their initial exposure to big-league pitching, and those who find success at first often suffer in their second trips around the league or in their sophomore seasons, as opponents start to exploit their weaknesses. Some of them recover quickly from these setbacks. Others take years to adjust, and many never put together the production that was expected of them.

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May 15, 2012 3:00 am

Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 5/15/12

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Michael Street

The majority of Michael’s VP list turns over this week, but he’s got plenty of replacements lined up, including three who picked up their first home run of the year last week.

Statistically speaking, a single home run (like a single hit) is fairly meaningless. It’s the ultimate small sample, showing how one batter did against one pitcher (and one pitch) under one specific set of conditions. But psychologically speaking, when it’s the first home run of the season, it can mean so much more. The hitter feels confident in his swing or relieved at having gotten his first longball of the season out of the way, and it could mean a turnaround is coming. Look at Albert Pujols: in 27 plate appearances since his first jack of the season, he’s picked up 5 RBI—as many as he picked up in the 114 plate appearances before he finally went yard.

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November 13, 2008 12:30 pm

Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

While the system's a bit shallow, the Reds have a blend of almost-ready talent and toolsy teens.

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