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 2010 fantasy baseball. Where applicable, click on the players name to read more about them or to see their 2010 projections. Anyway, here’s some 3rd basemen to target for 2010 fantasy baseball:
Ian Stewart – For those drinking every time I mention Stewart, keep your buzz going.
Chris Davis – May not have 3rd base eligibility in your league (11 games last year). If he does have the eligibility, there’s a chance he could be a bargain basement Mark Reynolds. (Yes, last year I said Mark Reynolds was a bargain basement Chris Davis. Weird!)
Chase Headley – He’s a career .301/.368/.437 hitter in 492 ABs. Oh, that’s in away games. Yeah, thanks, Petco! So he’s not going to be last round value that turns into a top 20 hitter, but he could sneak into the top 12 third basemen overall.
Kevin Kouzmanoff – He was actually decent away from Petco in his career. Then again, he’s moving to another pitchers’ park. Be hard for me to own Kouzmanoff in a 12 team league… In a 14 team league, Kouz wouldn’t be terrible. I’d expect a line of 60/24/80/.260. Nothing spectacular, but in a deep enough league there’s value there. So, maybe mess with The ‘Noff!
Brandon Wood – Honestly, I won’t believe he has the starting job until I see it. I have the feeling Scioscia’s spinning bottle is going to stop on Aybar or Izturis’s name to start at 3rd base at least 3 times a week. It’ll be the Figgy Duets.