I suggest you grab a 3rd baseman before leaving the top 100, but that’s not always possible. So, if you miss out on one, this list is guys that can be had later in your drafts. Look at this as a supplement to the top 20 3rd basemen of 2009 fantasy baseball. Where applicable, click on the players name to read more about them or to see their 2009 projections. Anyway, here’s some 3rd basemen to target for 2009 fantasy baseball:
Ryan Zimmerman - “For today’s game of Jew or Not a Jew… Ryan Zimmerman.”
Alex Gordon – Hey, it’s everyone’s favorite fantasy baseball blogger’s perennial sleeper.
Mark Reynolds – Capable of 30 HRs and 10 steals. I will call you bizarro, low average, swing-happy David Wright.
Joe Mather – Troy Glaus’s replacement until Glaus returns (read: May or much later). CHONE projects Mather for 19 HRs and 6 steals with a .253 average, but that’s in 415 ABs. Last year in Triple-A, Mather crushed the ball hitting 17 HRs and batting .303 in only 59 games. Then again, that was in the offense-minded PCL. Just looking at the numbers, Mather profiles to me like mini-Glaus. Some pop, low average. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him hit 25 homers and bat .240 over an entire season. It also wouldn’t be unlikely to see Glaus stay unhealthy with his old man shoulder. Act like you know, MC Lyte!