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Fantasy Baseball 2021 Third Base Rankings

Third base is loaded and one of my favorite positons to draft. We’ve got 30/30 contenders at the top, rock solid 30-100 corner guys in the middle rounds and a fat tier of undervalued veterans. I tend to lean towards the outfield early if my league has five outfield spots, but if not securing a third baseman from the top couple tiers with one of my first three picks is a solid strategy.

Jose Ramirez isĀ thisclose to being in his own tier, with a power/speed combo that is not likely matched by anyone else at the position. He’s the only first-rounder at the position, but if you don’t tend to prioritize steals, there is a clear path for any one of Manny Machado, Alex Bregman, Anthony Rendon or Nolan Arenado to out-earn Ramirez on the season. For the record, Arenado will be just fine away from Coors.

ADP Targets

Alex Bregman (37) and Anthony Rendon (31) lost some ground comparing their 2020 ADP to early drafts this year, though there is little to point to in terms of diminished skills that would warrant the drop. I’m fine with buying the dip on either. I love Max Muncy (97) as I do every year (and even moreso in OBP and points leagues), but he looks a little better in a second base slot if eligibility allows.

Gio Urshela (156) remains a bit of an underrated name in a loaded offense. Josh Donaldson (195) and Kyle Seager (235) get the job done whenever they’re on the field. Ty France (419) looks to be earning his way some at-bats and remains an interesting flier in deep leagues

Top 40-ish Third Base Rankings for 2021

RankNameTeam
Tier 1
1Jose RamirezCLE
2Manny MachadoSD
3Alex BregmanHOU
4Anthony RendonLAA
5Nolan ArenadoSTL
Tier 2
6DJ LeMahieuNYY
7Rafael DeversBOS
8Vladimir Guerrero Jr.TOR
9Max MuncyLAD
10Yoan MoncadaCWS
Tier 3
11Matt ChapmanOAK
12Cavan BiggioTOR
13Jeff McNeilNYM
14Kris BryantCHC
15Eugenio SuarezCIN
16Alec BohmPHI
17Ke'Bryan HayesPIT
18Mike MoustakasCIN
19Josh DonaldsonMIN
20Gio UrshelaNYY
21Kyle SeagerSEA
22Justin TurnerLAD
Tier 4
23Jean SeguraPHI
24Dylan MooreSEA
25Ian HappCHC
26Miguel SanoMIN
27Jeimer CandelarioDET
28J.D. DavisNYM
29Tommy EdmanSTL
30Austin RileyATL
31Nick SolakTEX
32Eduardo EscobarARI
33Brian AndersonMIA
34Hanser AlbertoKC
35Ty FranceSEA
36Starlin CastroWSH
Tier 5
37David FletcherLAA
38Willi CastroDET
39Isiah Kiner-FalefaTEX
40Andres GimenezCLE
41Jon BertiMIA
42Yuli GurrielHOU
43Hunter DozierKC
44Tommy La StellaSF
45Ryan McMahonCOL
46Evan LongoriaSF
47Yandy DiazTB
48Scott KingeryPHI

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