Ranking

3B

1 Miguel Cabrera - Det
2 Anthony Rendon - Was
3 Adrian Beltre - Tex
4 Josh Donaldson - Tor
5 Todd Frazier - Cin
6 Nolan Arenado - Col
7 Kyle Seager - Sea
8 Evan Longoria - TB
9 Josh Harrison - Pit
10 David Wright - NYM
11 Ryan Zimmerman - Was
12 Carlos Santana - Cle
13 Manny Machado - Bal
14 Matt Carpenter - StL
15 Daniel Murphy - NYM
16 Chris Davis - Bal
17 Pedro Alvarez - Pit
18 Kris Bryant - ChC
19 Chase Headley - NYY
20 Pablo Sandoval - Bos
21 Aramis Ramirez - Mil
22 Yasmany Tomas - Ari
23 Xander Bogaerts - Bos
24 Jake Lamb - Ari
25 Trevor Plouffe - Min
26 Martin Prado - Mia
27 Lonnie Chisenhall - Cle
28 Aaron Hill - Ari
29 Mike Moustakas - KC
30 Chris Johnson - Atl
31 Brett Lawrie - Oak
32 Marcus Semien - Oak
33 Nick Castellanos - Det
34 Alex Rodriguez - NYY
35 David Freese - LAA
36 Cody Asche - Phi
37 Juan Uribe - LAD
38 Casey McGehee - SF
39 Conor Gillaspie - CWS
40 Yangervis Solarte - SD
41 Luis Valbuena - Hou
42 Jonathan Schoop - Bal
43 Josh Rutledge - LAA
44 Maikel Franco - Phi
45 Will Middlebrooks - SD
46 Matt Dominguez - Hou
47 Joey Gallo - Tex
48 Justin Turner - LAD
49 Jose Iglesias - Det
50 Jace Peterson - Atl

Third Baseman Notables

Kyle Seager (Seattle Mariners). I've found Seager is generally the last option on the table for third basemen in the early-to-middle rounds before a clear tier dropoff. However, he should be one of the first players selected in his tier, thanks to his high floor, clean bill of health and hidden upside. He's just entering his peak, so it's possible he turns these seasons hitting .260 with 20-25 HRs into a quality average with 30-plus bombs.

Pedro Alvarez (Pittsburgh Pirates). Power tends to get scooped up early in drafts, leaving most late corner-infield options competent in one or two categories and harmful in one or two others. Alvarez is the souped-up version of that scenario; sure, he'll likely be a batting-average downer, but he could challenge for the home-run title in his new role as an everyday first baseman. Remember, he hit 36 home runs the last time he had 500-plus at-bats.