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2020 Draft: Top 10 College 3B

By Teddy Cahill

College third basemen have been popular picks early in the draft in recent years and one has been drafted in the first half of the first round for four straight seasons.

Whether that streak continues or not may come down to what position Vanderbilt’s Austin Martin is announced as. He was a unanimous selection as a first-team Preseason All-American by MLB scouting directors at third base, but he’s played more in center field than at third base this spring. That means he doesn’t appear on this list, which is limited to players who are seeing regular time at second base this spring, regardless of where they project as pros.

Arizona State’s Gage Workman tops this list and has first-round potential. Overall, however, it’s not a deep crop at the hot corner this spring.

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    Gage Workman

    Arizona State 3B

    Workman would be playing shortstop for many teams around the country and did it this summer in the Cape Cod League. But at 6-foot-4, 195 pounds, he has the big, athletic frame that profiles at third base and has good offensive ability as a switch-hitter.

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    Tyler Keenan

    Ole Miss 3B

    Listed at 6-foot-4, 250 pounds, Keenan is a powerful middle-of-the-order hitter. After a solid sophomore season that included 15 home runs, he’s off to a fast start this spring for the Rebels.

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    Jamal O'Guinn

    Southern California 3B

    O’Guinn is off to an impressive start this spring, building off a strong summer on the Cape. He squares up balls well but is still learning to tap into his solid raw power.

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    Raymond Gil

    Miami 3B

    Gil has some intriguing raw tools overall but is off to a slow start at the plate. He’s a smooth fielder with a chance to hit for power.

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    Riley Tirotta

    Dayton 3B

    Tirotta was flying under the radar before he started to get some buzz with an impressive fall. He’s got plus speed, good athleticism and power potential. His ceiling is impressive, but he’s still got to put it all together.

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    Zack Mathis

    Louisiana State 3B

    Drafted last year in the 38th round coming out of junior college, Mathis instead elected to head to LSU. He was drafted as a catcher, mostly played shortstop in junior college and is now playing third base, showcasing his defensive versatility. While he’s only listed at 5-foot-8, 188 pounds, he packs an impressive punch into his lefthanded swing.

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    Quentin Selma

    California 3B

    Selma last season broke out, showing the ability to both hit for power and average for the Golden Bears. His power plays more as doubles pop right now but the lefthanded hitter has the potential for more in his 6-foot-2 frame.

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    Cole Barr

    Indiana 3B

    Drafted last year in the 37th round as an eligible sophomore, Barr returned for his junior year at Indiana. He has big power, but that also comes with a lot of swing and miss. Last year he homered 17 times and struck out 87 in 216 at bats.

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    Kirby McMullen

    Florida 3B

    McMullen came to Florida as a two-way player but mostly pitched in his first three seasons in Gainesville. Now, as a senior, he won the starting third base job for the Gators. The righthanded hitter has some pop and a good approach at the plate.

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    Anthony Giachin

    Army 3B

    Giachin last year as a sophomore produced 32 extra-base hits in 234 at bats, showing good power in his 6-foot frame. He hasn’t gotten to that pop as often in the early going this spring but still has intriguing overall tools.

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