|Best Hot Corner Hitters|
|Written by Perry Van Hook|
|Sunday, 11 December 2011 12:45|
Continuing on with draft prep for 2012, let’s look at how the third basemen fared last year and which I project to be the top twelve for next season.
Here were the Top Ten in 2011
Odd that two teams both had two “third basemen” in the top performers last year. “Tatman” – aka Ryan Roberts came out of nowhere last year – he wasn’t even projected as a starter by the Diamondbacks heading into the 2011 year.
Okay, so what do my 2012 third base rankings look like?
Pedro Alvarez is a possibility but I need to see it (after being burned last year). But I think the talent is there despite Pittsburgh mismanaging him.
Lonnie Chisenhall will continue to develop in 2012 but not sure his stats will be good enough to crash this list.
First basemen and third basemen who didn’t make the top twelve in their respective categories (in no particular order) are Martin Prado, Mark Reynolds (good power, terrible average), Freddie Freeman, Gaby Sanchez, Chipper Jones, Ike Davis, Derrek Lee, Carlos Lee, Scott Rolen, Mark Trumbo, Carlos Pena, and James Loney (assuming that was a blip on his behavior resume).
Next week we will look at middle infielders.
|Last Updated on Monday, 12 December 2011 10:10|