I suggest you grab a 3rd baseman before leaving the top 150. Shoot, I suggest you get one before leaving the 2nd round, but those scenarios aren’t always possible. So what what what what is the scenario if you miss out on one? This list of guys that can be had later in your drafts. Look at this as a supplement to the top 20 3rd basemen of 2011 fantasy baseball. Where applicable, click on the players name to read more about them or to see their 2011 projections. Anyway, here’s some 3rd basemen to target for 2011 fantasy baseball:
Jose Lopez – “Hahahahahahahaha… Whoaaaaaa. Hahahahahahahaha… Seriously, dubya tee eff?! Are you dropping a Mr. Winky, the emoticon, on me?!” That was what my thirteen-year-old niece texted me when I told her Jose Lopez was the first deep sleeper if you start looking for a 3rd baseman after the top 150. If you take nothing else away from this post, know you need a 3rd baseman earlier than the 12th round in 12 team drafts. Also, you should probably infer that if you play with a corner infidel, you better have a 1st baseman slotted in there, as well.
Chris Johnson – Here’s what I said in the top 20 3rd baseman post, “Honestly, I don’t fully buy into the Chris Johnson fanwagon. He arrived with little fanfare last summer, because he was kinda whatever. He struck out 91 times in 94 games last year and I think Johnson’s pretty numbers are a small sample size talking. (That’s what she said!) But he is in his prime and has upside. It’s worth a flier if you’re back against the wall.” And that’s me quoting me!
David Freese – I kinda like Freese the best on this list if you take into account his ADP, but you can’t own him in anything but deep mixed and/or NL-Only daily leagues. He’s got a cankle issue and might not play more than 5 days a week.
Danny Valencia – Sounds like a star of a telenovela, right? Danny Valencia, no cocina mi corazon! Valencia is a nice name to look at in AL-Only leagues. If you’re drafting him in 12 team, mixed leagues, there’s a chance he will cook your heart.