2020 Fantasy Baseball: Top 10 H2H third basemen, ranked

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 18: Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros laughs with Jose Altuve #27 during a team workout at FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches on February 18, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 18: Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros laughs with Jose Altuve #27 during a team workout at FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches on February 18, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Anthony Rendon, Los Angeles Angels

2019 MLB Season: .319 AVG / 1.010 OPS / 44 2B / 3 3B / 34 HR / 126 RBI

2020 STEAMER: .284 AVG / .881 OPS / 37 2B / 2 3B / 28 HR / 98 RBI

Anthony Rendon has always been one of those understated power-houses. The type of player that doesn’t get much coverage and attention, but quietly ends up at the top of the list of best third basemen in the game year-in and year-out.

This offseason, Rendon finally got the superstar treatment he deserves in the form of 7-years and $245M, the third richest contract for a third baseman in the game.

There’s little to say about Rendon. He’s a valuable commodity to any team. Feel comfortably taking him in the first round of your fantasy baseball draft if necessary. He won’t disappoint.

Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies

2019 MLB Season: .315 AVG / .962 OPS / 31 2B / 2 3B / 41 HR / 118 RBI

2020 STEAMER: .296 AVG / .943 OPS / 35 2B / 3 3B / 40 HR /114  RBI

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Like Rendon, Nolan Arenado is another one of those super-reliable third basemen. The type you take in the middle of the first round knowing that it will be a net positive when all is said and done.

Now, the Steamer system is projecting Arenado as the #6-ranked third baseman in the league. Pay no attention to this. Offensively, he will likely lead all of his hot corner peers in most categories.

Personally, I have the number five pick in my fantasy baseball draft this weekend. Though I’m projected to take Cody Bellinger, I might shock the league and take Arenado for the 2nd straight year.

Alex Bregman, Houston Astros

2019 MLB Season: .296 AVG / 1.015 OPS / 37 2B / 2 3B / 41 HR / 112 RBI

2020 STEAMER: .287 AVG / .938 OPS / 38 2B / 2 3B / 33 HR / 103 RBI

I feel like a broken record, but of all the third basemen on this list, Alex Bregman gives me the most pause. It’s not that I doubt his talent. Instead, it’s that I’m not sure that he’s really the B to Mike Trout‘s A.

Last season, Bregman delivered a season so good that he winning the AL MVP award by just four 1st-place votes. Then, the sign-stealing scandal broke and the whole existence of the Houston Astros organization post-2015 became a big fat question mark.

dark. Next. Los Angeles Dodgers: Home opener now in question

Don’t be surprised if Bregman dropped down in many Fantasy Baseball drafts. As for me, I’m keeping a safe distance from any Astros players.