Excuse the exposition and this clunky intro into aforementioned exposition, but here’s the catchers to target, 1st basemen to target, 2nd basemen to target, shortstops to target and something to stick to your dartboards to target. These 3rd basemen to target are being drafted after 200 overall. Keep in mind, nephew (and five niece readers), your Uncle Grey likes to have a corner man drafted by the time these guys appear, so you’re looking at potential utility men more than anything. Now, this is a (legal-in-all-countries-except-Indonesia) supplement to the top 20 3rd basemen for 2019 fantasy baseball. Click on the player’s name where applicable to read more and see their 2019 projections. Speaking of baseball (best segue ever!), the Stream-o-Nator, Hitter-Tron and DFSBot are now available, i.e., the Razzsubscriptions. Anyway, here’s some 3rd basemen to target for 2019 fantasy baseball:
Nick Senzel (210 NFBC, 214 ESPN, 220 Yahoo) I have Senzel ranked as a 3rd baseman, ESPN has him ranked as a 2nd baseman, Yahoo has him as a 3rd baseman, and he’s the lead candidate to play center field in Cincy. How’s dem apples? Delicious! Wherever he plays, he will be worth owning. That’s just common *pinkie to mouth* Senzel.
Ian Happ (264, NFBC, 266 ESPN, 222 Yahoo) You know what’s funny (but not funny at all). There’s some guys who I am burned by that I am so done with that I spray Solarcaine on certain players’ names just to remind myself they burned me in the past. “Just blocking some Ray’s.” “Your computer screen doesn’t give out UV rays.” “I’m talking about Robbie Ray’s rays! Leave me alone!” That’s me interacting with a stranger at a Starbucks. Happ, however, I don’t care if he’s burned me multiple times in the past. I am back in once again. Hopefully, in ten years, I’m not at a dermatologist examining sun spots, saying, “Nah, I didn’t lay out in the sun, Ian Happ was the only one burning me.”
Brian Anderson (276 NFBC, 252 ESPN, 297 Yahoo) I don’t even really care for Anderson, but I had to mention this (I mentioned it on the podcast but not everyone listens). There was a fantasy baseball magazine this preseason that had a article title on its cover that read, “Stalking This Year’s Brian Anderson” This absolutely kills me. No, I don’t read fantasy magazines, so I have no idea what their point was. What does that even mean? Stalking? Did they send someone to stakeout Anderson’s house? Was it Vincent Adultman? Did they interview him and misspell talking? Or how about the brainstorming sesh that thought Brian Anderson would sell magazines? Are they implying, who will be a player that no one cares about this year? Did they reject the article, “Stalking This Year’s Wilmer Difo?” I mean, what in the holy eff does it mean to be this year’s Brian Anderson? For preseason chuckles, this falls only behind Brian Dozier’s average home run distance was shorter than 29 major league parks and Cody Bellinger played in 162 games, while being platooned. We should call Bellinger, It’s Academical Ripken. Any hoo! Brian Anderson seems like a good bet for a 16-homer, .260 average with decent-enough counting stats.
Johan Camargo (410 NFBC, 267 ESPN, unranked Yahoo) Gun to my head and you ask me who will be the best value for a guy going after 400 overall, and I will say, “You can just ask me, you don’t have to pull out a gun,” then I’d prolly say Ronald Guzman. Then, after a bit more deliberation, I’ll say Johan Camargo. Dansby Swanson feels headed for Brett Lawrie-type bust levels and Donaldson won’t stay healthy for more than 80 games. If Camargo can’t get 350 ABs, I’d be surprised, but he will need 500+ ABs to have the best value for after 400th overall. 350 at-bats to 500 isn’t a big leap.
Jeimer Candelario (432 NFBC, unranked ESPN, 318 Yahoo) He had 12 homers thru June of last year, but only hit seven homers the rest of the way, after he was diagnosed with wrist tendinitis. May is a key month for him to replicate. He only had a .295 BABIP, hit .262 with 4 HRs. If he can do that across six months, then he’ll have 24 homers and a .262 average. Pretty cool math, huh? He is only 25 years old, so I think there’s a chance here for some surprising goodness.
Renato Nunez (637 NFBC, unranked ESPN, unranked Yahoo) If you said to yourself, “Renato Nunez is a MTV VJ.” You’re thinking of Daisy Fuentes. If you’re thinking now, “Then Renato Nunez is the name of the Puerto Rican chick I named my boat after.” To which I say, stop pretending you have a boat. That’s an inner tube. I’m surprised Nunez is such an afterthought in leagues, but I guess you people like someone that can make quote-unquote contact. Fine, fair enough, but Nunez could easily get into 25 homers *cough* with a .205 average. *cough*
Patrick Wisdom (738 NFBC, unranked ESPN, unranked Yahoo) Pretty shocked he’s all the way after 700 overall. To wiggle out of a platoon of Ronald Guzman and get more playing time is that inconceivable? Asdrubal is that much a lock to stay healthy? That *scrunches nose* inconceiv-drubal? *TV news crashes into my office* We’re here from “When Portmanteaus Go Wrong” and…YOU WENT WRONG!!!