2011 Fantasy Baseball Third Base Rankings Outlook: Third Base has some studs, some sleepers, some bust potential, and might the hardest position to draft this year. Longoria is the hands down best fantasy third baseman coming into this season and should be taken in the first round.

After him there are a ton of question marks and yes that includes Alex Rodriguez. Arod has been on somewhat of a decline and we have him ranked as our fourth best fantasy third basemen. Due to his great bounce back season David Wright comes in at two while Ryan Zimmerman rounds out the top three due to his great production on a terrible Nationals team (that should be little better this year giving Zimmerman more RBI chances).

Our biggest bust candidate is Jose Bautista, we just don’t see him hitting another 50 homeruns and someone in your draft will reach to grab him due to his third base eligibility. Our favorite sleeper is Pedro Alvarez, this 24 year old has all the tools to be a great fantasy player.

Draft-Day Advice: The hot corner is not the deepest position so if you can get a player at the right cost be sure not to pass on him.

The following are our 2011 Fantasy Baseball Rankings, which are based on standard 5×5 scoring and take into account projected stats as well as upside and risk. Offensive categories include BA, HRs, Runs, RBIs, and SBs. Pitching categories are Wins, ERA, WHIP, Ks, and Saves. Although several players are eligible at multiple positions, they are listed at the position that they will most likely play the most in 2011. All leagues have different position eligibility requirements so be sure to check your settings before draft day.

2011 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | SP | RP | PDFicon Draft Day Cheatsheet

TierRankPlayerTmABHAVGHRRRBISB
11Evan LongoriaTB5741690.294229610415
12David WrightNYM5871660.283298710319
23Ryan ZimmermanWAS5251610.3072585854
24Alex RodriguezNYY5221410.2730741254
35Jose BautistaTOR5691480.26541091249
36Pedro AlvarezPIT347890.2561642640
37Adrian BeltreTEX5891890.32128841022
38Mark ReynoldsBAL499990.1983279857
49Michael YoungTEX6561860.2842199914
410Pablo SandovalSF5631510.2681361633
411Aramis RamirezCHC4651120.2412561830
512Casey McGeheeMLW6101740.28523701041
513Ian StewartCOL386990.2561854615
514Danny ValenciaMIN299930.311730402
515Chris JohnsonHOU3411050.3081140523
616Chase HeadleySD6101610.26411775817
617David FreeseSTL240710.296428361
618Jose LopezCOL5931420.2391049583
619Wilson BetemitKC276820.2971336430
720Brent MorelCWS65150.2313972
721Placido PolancoPHI5541650.298676525
722Chipper JonesATL317840.2651047465
723Miguel TejadaSF6361710.2691571712

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