Position-by-Position Rankings: Third Basemen (VIDEO)


This issue celebrates Baseball America’s 25th Top 100 Prospects list, and we just published our 14th Prospect Handbook with 900 scouting reports. Ranking players is our business as well as our hobby, though, so we just can’t stop ourselves. Here’s a look at how prospects rank by position, covering 300 of the best prospects in the game.

The additions of Kris Bryant and Colin Moran from the 2013 draft, as well as the continued development of Miguel Sano and Maikel Franco makes this one of the deeper positions in the minors. None of those players is a lock to stay at the hot corner, however.  Many of the players ranked 11-20 on this list have a solid shot to be big league regulars at some point. Corey Seager makes this list and not the shortstop one because, long term, most evaluators say he’ll end up at third. 

THIRD BASEMEN
GRADE B
Rank, Player, Team
1. Miguel Sano, Twins
2. Kris Bryant, Cubs
3. Maikel Franco, Phillies
4. Nick Castellanos, Tigers
5. Corey Seager, Dodgers
6. Joey Gallo, Rangers
7. Colin Moran, Marlins
8. Matt Davidson, White Sox
9. Garin Cecchini, Red Sox
10. Marcus Semien, White Sox
11. Hunter Dozier, Royals
12. Rio Ruiz, Astros
13. Mitch Nay, Blue Jays
14. Eric Jagielo, Yankees
15. Renato Nunez, Athletics
16. Brandon Drury, Diamondbacks
17. Jake Lamb, Diamondbacks
18. Jeimer Candelario, Cubs
19. Kaleb Cowart, Angels
20. Ryan McMahon, Rockies
21. Rafael Devers, Red Sox
22. Mike Olt, Cubs
23. Cheslor Cuthbert, Royals
24. Zach Green, Phillies
25. Victor Caratini, Braves