Turn Two – Third Basemen

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2015 FANFOOD Fantasy Baseball

 

- Third Basemen -

 

Last year we brought you “Five to Watch” for each position including prospects. They were the players that we found interesting at each position, ones you needed to keep an eye on during the spring before considering for your fantasy baseball team.

This year we give you two players at each position outside the top 10 that you can TURN inTO starters and win your fantasy baseball league championship. 2 players from each position we think you should watch closely this spring and plan accordingly. of course it’s followed by a great recipe, this time it’s Big Mac Special Sauce

Timing is Everything/Be Flexible is just one of the 2015 FANFOOD Fantasy Baseball Drafting Strategies and many would say the most important.

We are not saying go out and get ALL these guys, just remember them when the time comes, and if you are looking to fill a need, or backup your projected starter, consider them and if the time is right and they are available, pull the trigger.

 

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Third Basemen

Just like the Second Base position, the hot corner is deep in the middle and there is an abundance of players who are eligible at multiple positions. Don’t worry if you don’t get one the elites, there is talent to go around. Having someone like Pablo Sandoval as your starting 3B is not bad and you can draft him in or about the 8th round of your 12 team league. The options are endless on how to approach third base, you will have to find yours based on how the draft unfolds and the needs of your team as you’re assembling it.We don’t recommend waiting too long for your starting 3B, but if you do and you want a quality bench player and possible starter, don’t sleep on these two players. You can turn them into fantasy gold.

 

1. Nolan Arenado (Rockies)

 

Summary

Nolan had some injuries that hurt his second season numbers, but he made strides. He is in a lineup that scores runs and if CarGo and Troy rebound and are healthy, he could emerge as a top 10 Third baseman.

 

PROJECTION

It is not a stretch to see him hit over 20 HRs, and drive in over 80 runs. He won’t steal you many bases (what 3B will)? His average will help your team as we project him to hit over .285.

 

Where to Draft

Y! has him ranked a little high at 62. I think you can find better in the 5th round of your 12-team draft. But if he falls to lets say round 8 he can be considered a bargain. This means you have a stacked OF, quality SPs and power at the corners.

 

 

2. Nick Castellanos (Tigers)

 

Summary

Nick is the complete opposite of Nolan when it comes to your draft day plans. The youngster (22) will be a forgotten man when your draft hits the later rounds. Sure he strikes out a lot (140 times last year), but he has shown in the minors that he can fix the problem. The stacked Tigers’ lineup will accelerate the development of Castellanos as a viable fantasy option. Detroit was in the top two in the majors in runs scored, batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage last season, and they added one of the best power-hitting outfielders in the league, Yoenis Cespedes. In Detroit’s projected lineup, three of the four guys hitting in front of Castellanos hit for .300+ with and an OBP average between them around .380. There will be ducks on the pond for Castellanos and I think he will be able to cash in on the opportunities. He finds himself in a star-studded lineup with the likes of Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Yoenis Cespedes and J.D. Martinez so he should have plenty of chances to improve on his 66 RBI rookie season. An injury to one of those 4 and Castellanos will be climbing up the batting order.

 

PROJECTION

ZIPS projects him hitting 17 HRs and driving in over 75 runs. All this and batting .280. We think that is about right. He could surprise and drive in more, but his batting average will not be that great.

 

Where to Draft

It is not unreasonable to select him in rounds 19-21. By then you have your team filled out, part of your bench and you are looking for that guy you can take a flyer on. We don’t think he should go undrafted. If he does, he will not be a FA for long. Nick could be a nice UTIL fill in for your team all year long.

 

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Big Mac Special Sauce

 

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons French dressing

4 teaspoons sweet pickle relish

1 tablespoon finely minced white onion

1 teaspoon white vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

 

PREPARATION

Mix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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