2011 Bloomberg Sports Draft List: Third Basemen                           Print

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B-RANK 2011 PROJECTIONS
RANK NAME POS TEAM 2011 2010 AB R HR RBI SB AVG IP W SV K ERA WHIP
1. Evan Longoria 3B TB 15 21 587 84 31 72 11 .278
One of the top talents in baseball, Evan Longoria had a fine 2010 campaign with 22 home runs, 104 RBI, 96 runs, and 15 steals. Though he enters the 2011 season at just 25 years old and is in the midst of his prime, Longoria will also miss having Carl Crawford in the Rays lineup.
2. Alex Rodriguez 3B NYY 21 35 507 82 30 67 9 .271
At 35 years old, it looks like Alex Rodriguez is no longer in his prime. The Yankees slugger has not played as many as 140 games in any of the past three seasons, and while he continues to blast 30 home runs with 100 RBI annually, he has not surpassed 35 home runs in four of his last five seasons. We still see A-Rod as one of the game's finer hitters, but his days of 40-plus home runs with an average north of .300 may be a thing of the past.
3. Ryan Zimmerman 3B WAS 31 44 588 84 29 67 3 .287
The fourth overall pick of the 2005 draft, Ryan Zimmerman has evolved into one of the premier players at the hot corner. Last season, Zimmerman posted 25 homeruns with 85 RBI and 85 runs while hitting .307 last season. Though he has been a bit injury-prone throughout his career, the 26-year old veteran is first entering his peak and should enjoy the benefits of having Jayson Werth in his lineup.
4. David Wright 3B NYM 39 22 574 77 23 76 19 .277
5. Pablo Sandoval 3B SF 67 329 545 71 20 44 5 .293
6. Aramis Ramirez 3B CHI 71 157 507 71 24 50 2 .270
7. Mark Reynolds 3B BAL 73 163 539 72 38 78 13 .235
8. Adrian Beltre 3B TEX 84 19 565 69 22 40 7 .282
9. Casey McGehee 3B MIL 97 76 565 76 20 46 2 .274
10. Ian Stewart 3B COL 117 199 484 65 27 62 7 .251