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Postby FBIGUY » Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:54 pm

Today we continue our series of 2007 rankings. I noticed that third base has developed a fairly deep talent pool. Gone are the days when Chipper and Rolen had it all to themselves. Enter the 2007 class where we can go five deep without fear. This group of fantasy players has some young proven talent along with some rising stars, so let's take a look and see what we came up with.



Alex Rodriguez, NYY
Miguel Cabrera - FLA
Garrett Atkins - COL
Aramis Ramirez - CHC
David Wright - NYM
Scott Rolen - STL
Ryan Zimmerman - WAS
Chone Figgins - LAA
Chipper Jones - ATL
Troy Glaus - TOR
Joe Crede - CHW
Chad Tracy - ARI
Adrian Beltre - SEA
Eric Chavez - OAK
Mark Teahen - KC
Edwin Encarnacion - CIN
Freddy Sanchez - PIT
Aubrey Huff - BAL
Morgan Ensberg - HOU
Alex Gordon - KC
Hank Blalock - TEX
Ty Wigginton - TB
Mike Lowell - BOS
Kevin Kouzmanoff - SD


It is very possible that four of these players will be drafted in the first two rounds of your draft. Another two or three will be drafted soon after. If you want a big name player at third base you are going to need to invest early. I suggest that you grab Garrett Atkins or Aramis Ramirez in the late second or early third. I would also keep a watch out for Mark Teahen, he produced well late in the 2006 season and could be real bargain for a late shopper!



Am I too low on Wright?

Is it any good?

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Postby laxguy8947 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:02 pm

Rolen and Atkins too high. Not bad otherwise.
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Re: My 3B Rankings...am I wrong?

Postby J35J » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:04 pm

FBIGUY wrote:
Alex Rodriguez, NYY
Miguel Cabrera - FLA
Garrett Atkins - COL
Aramis Ramirez - CHC
David Wright - NYM -- Move up to where Atkins is
Scott Rolen - STL
Ryan Zimmerman - WAS
Chone Figgins - LAA
Chipper Jones - ATL
Troy Glaus - TOR
Joe Crede - CHW --Move down a few spots
Chad Tracy - ARI
Adrian Beltre - SEA
Eric Chavez - OAK
Mark Teahen - KC -- Move down a couple spots
Edwin Encarnacion - CIN
Freddy Sanchez - PIT
Aubrey Huff - BAL -- Move up a couple spots
Morgan Ensberg - HOU -- Move up a couple spots
Alex Gordon - KC
Hank Blalock - TEX -- Move up a few spots
Ty Wigginton - TB
Mike Lowell - BOS
Kevin Kouzmanoff - SD





Overall, not too bad. Most of my indifferences lie towards the mid to latter part of the rankings.



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Postby Ender » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:04 pm

I'm not all that far into my projections yet so I can't give you a strong comment but the one thing that jumps out at me is I think Zimmerman is probably too high. That lineup is going to be pretty terrible this year and he's not going to become a big HR hitter. I'd expect his RBI's to be down and he'll probably put up Lyle Overbay style numbers which are fine but not 7th best 3B fine.

I also would not feel comfortable taking Atkins over ARam and Wright, I can believe he'd put up better numbers than them but he has a little less of a track record with no stronger upside than them imo.
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Postby FBIGUY » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:08 pm

Ender wrote:
I also would not feel comfortable taking Atkins over ARam and Wright, I can believe he'd put up better numbers than them but he has a little less of a track record with no stronger upside than them imo.


I know what you are saying...I do think he ends with better numbers this season.

So I ranked him up high,

What we need to remember is draft value vs actual projection. I think Atkins can be had far cheaper than Wright...but I think Atkins will have better numbers. That makes him a great draft pick where he is being taken.
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Postby Rhydderch » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:37 pm

I'm not high on Chone Figgins. I don't like where he is supposed to bat this year. I agree with you on David Wright, something about him worries me. I'd rather have Atkins than Wright, but Wright will be chosen first.

I'm also going to throw out that Miggy could go end up ahead of AROD. Kinda a hunch here.
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Postby chipper » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:01 pm

I've watched Chavez in person for years....the guys swing is flawed. He'll get hot for a week or two out of the seaon, other than that......

I'd drop him to about Ensberg.
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Postby letsgoas » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:07 pm

Alex Rodriguez, NYY
David Wright - NYM
Miguel Cabrera - FLA
Aramis Ramirez - CHC
Garrett Atkins - COL
Ryan Zimmerman - WAS
Scott Rolen - STL
Chone Figgins - LAA
Troy Glaus - TOR
Chipper Jones - ATL
Adrian Beltre - SEA
Eric Chavez - OAK
Joe Crede - CHW
Hank Blalock - TEX
Chad Tracy - ARI
Mark Teahen - KC
Freddy Sanchez - PIT
Edwin Encarnacion - CIN
Aubrey Huff - BAL
Alex Gordon - KC
Morgan Ensberg - HOU
Ty Wigginton - TB
Mike Lowell - BOS
Kevin Kouzmanoff - SD
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Postby stumpak » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:37 pm

Lugo is not there and should be top 10.
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Re: My 3B Rankings...am I wrong?

Postby APAP » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:17 pm

J35J wrote:
FBIGUY wrote:
Alex Rodriguez, NYY
Miguel Cabrera - FLA
Garrett Atkins - COL
Aramis Ramirez - CHC
David Wright - NYM -- Move up to where Atkins is
Scott Rolen - STL
Ryan Zimmerman - WAS
Chone Figgins - LAA
Chipper Jones - ATL
Troy Glaus - TOR
Joe Crede - CHW --Move down a few spots
Chad Tracy - ARI
Adrian Beltre - SEA
Eric Chavez - OAK
Mark Teahen - KC -- Move down a couple spots
Edwin Encarnacion - CIN
Freddy Sanchez - PIT
Aubrey Huff - BAL -- Move up a couple spots
Morgan Ensberg - HOU -- Move up a couple spots
Alex Gordon - KC
Hank Blalock - TEX -- Move up a few spots
Ty Wigginton - TB
Mike Lowell - BOS
Kevin Kouzmanoff - SD





Overall, not too bad. Most of my indifferences lie towards the mid to latter part of the rankings.



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