Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Third Basemen for 2023 MLB Season
Opening Day is rapidly approaching, which means it's time to begin prepping for your 2023 fantasy baseball drafts.
Here at The Duel we'll have you covered every step of the way, and that begins with the first step of draft prep — identifying this year's top fantasy baseball assets. You can check out our top 100 fantasy baseball player rankings here and top 25 team names as well.
With that in mind, here are the top 10 fantasy baseball third basemen for the 2023 MLB season.
Fantasy Baseball Third Basemen Rankings 2023
10. Eugenio Suarez, Seattle Mariners
9. Max Muncy, Los Angeles Dodgers
8. Gunnar Henderson, Baltimore Orioles
Fantasy managers know that risks have to be taken to win championships, and drafting a player with only 34 MLB games under his belt certainly qualifies. That said, Gunnar Henderson is ranked as the No. 1 prospect in all of baseball for a reason. The 21-year-old was one of only four hitters with at least 50 batted ball events to record a 50+% hard-hit rate last year while ranking in the 90th percentile or better for sprint speed in 2022, making him a potential game-changer in the batter's box and on the bases.
7. Alex Bregman, Houston Astros
6. Bobby Witt Jr., Kansas City Royals
5. Austin Riley, Atlanta Braves
4. Nolan Arenado, St. Louis Cardinals
Paul Goldschmidt's MVP campaign last year overshadowed just how well teammate Nolan Arenado performed during the 2022 season. The veteran slugger slashed .293/.358/.533 while topping 30 home runs and 100 RBIs for the seventh time each. Arenado hits in the middle of a Cardinals lineup stacked with players capable of getting into scoring position, so the RBI opportunities should remain plentiful. His floor is one of the highest at the hot corner.
3. Manny Machado, San Diego Padres
2. Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox
1. Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Guardians
Jose Ramirez is the epitome of consistency at the third base position. The Cleveland star is coming off a season in which he slashed .280/.355/.514 with 90 runs scored, 29 home runs, 126 RBIs and 20 stolen bases in 157 games played. He also led the American League in doubles (44) and made his fourth All-Star appearance. Ramirez is now surrounded by young players that matured throughout the 2022 season and make the Guardians a legitimate threat to win the AL Central. That only makes his ceiling even higher.
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