3rd Baseman Rankings (4-3)
Anthony Rendon (4):
In seasons in which Rendon totals at least 500 AB’s, he has yet to produce less than 20 home runs, 80 RBI’s and a .280 batting average. As Rendon’s 6th season in the bigs, his 2018 campaign featured a +.300 batting average for the second consecutive year (.308) as well as 24 home runs and 92 RBI’s which resulted in a 3.3 points per game average (ESPN Standard Scoring), quitely good for 3rd among 3rd baseman. If Rendon played any other position in the infield he would easily be a top 3 fantasy player at that spot, however with names such as Nolan Arenado, Alex Bregman and Jose Ramirez, Rendon falls just short. Nevertheless, Rendon is a dark horse MVP candidate heading into 2019 season. His ADP is 41.9 proving that he certainly isn't cheap, but will definitely make a worthwhile investment in 2019.
Alex Bregman (3):
In Bregman's 2nd full season in the majors, Bregman totaled 31 home runs and 103 RBI’s while maintaining a .286 batting average at the dish. Despite his impressive power statistics the aspect that is most impressive about the young 3rd baseman’s 2018 campaign was his positive K/BB ratio of 85/96. Having more walks than strikeouts always very valuable in Fantasy Baseball because of the floor it provides. What's special about Alex Bregman is his ceiling that was previewed through the improvements he made following his 2017 campaign. This combination of floor and ceiling is part of the reason why Bregman is being valued so highly, evidenced by his ADP of 16.4. As exciting as Bregman is, his second round value is an expensive price to pay for a 3rd baseman considering the depth at the position. Luckily, in ESPN formats, Bregman has SS eligibility which justifies him being taken so early. If you plan on drafting Bregman, make sure you check his position eligibility, and draft him to be your SS because that is where his value lies.
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