January 16, 2012 posted by Albert Lang

2012 Fantasy Baseball 3B Rankings – H2H

2012 Fantasy Baseball 3B Rankings – H2H
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Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays

Was it just last year that third base was the dregs of the fantasy world? Now it looks like there are 11 – 13 solid options. Of course, only one third baseman (and he doesn’t really play there) comes without questions: Jose Bautista.

Still, I’m fairly confident in Evan Longoria and Adrian Beltre putting up solid power numbers, and that’s what you need in a third baseman. Only two third basemen stole 20+ bases, Eduardo Nunez (22) and Emilio Bonifacio (40). I do like both players this year, but would rather slot them in at short. After those two, you get Ryan Roberts and his fluky season. So it appears you aren’t going to find a true five category producer at the position, right?


1TE Rob Gronkowski, NE1TE Jimmy Graham, NO
2TE Jimmy Graham, NO2TE Rob Gronkowski, NE
3TE Aaron Hernandez, NE3TE Aaron Hernandez, NE
4TE Antonio Gates, SD4TE Vernon Davis, SF
5TE Vernon Davis, SF5TE Antonio Gates, SD
6TE Jason Witten, DAL6TE Jason Witten, DAL
7TE Jermichael Finley, GB7TE Brandon Pettigrew, DET
8TE Brandon Pettigrew, DET8TE Jermichael Finley, GB
9TE Tony Gonzalez, ATL9TE Tony Gonzalez, ATL
10TE Fred Davis, WAS10TE Fred Davis, WAS
11TE Owen Daniels, HOU11TE Owen Daniels, HOU
12TE Jermaine Gresham, CIN12TE Brent Celek, PHI
12TE Greg Olsen, CAR13TE Dustin Keller, NYJ
14TE Dustin Keller, NYJ14TE Jared Cook, TEN
15TE Brent Celek, PHI15TE Jermaine Gresham, CIN
16TE Jared Cook, TEN16TE Greg Olsen, CAR
17TE Jacob Tamme, DEN17TE Jacob Tamme, DEN
18TE Coby Fleener, IND18TE Coby Fleener, IND
19TE Ed Dickson, BAL19TE Ed Dickson, BAL
20TE Heath Miller, PIT20TE Heath Miller, PIT
21TE Kellen Winslow, SEA21TE Kellen Winslow, SEA
22TE Kyle Rudolph, MIN22TE Kyle Rudolph, MIN
23TE Marcedes Lewis, JAX23TE Marcedes Lewis, JAX
24TE Dallas Clark, TB24TE Dallas Clark, TB
25TE Lance Kendricks, STL24TE Dennis Pitta, BAL
26TE Martellus Bennett, NYG26TE Lance Kendricks, STL
27TE Scott Chandler, BUF27TE Martellus Bennett, NYG
28TE Tony Moeaki, KC28TE Scott Chandler, BUF
29TE Dennis Pitta, BAL29TE Tony Moeaki, KC
30TE Zach Miller, SEA30TE Zach Miller, SEA
31TE Anthony Fasano, MIA31TE John Carlson, MIN
32TE Joel Dreessen, DEN32TE Anthony Fasano, MIA
33TE John Carlson, MIN32TE Evan Moore, CLE
34TE Ben Watson, CLE34TE Ben Watson, CLE
35TE Dwayne Allen, IND35TE Tony Scheffler, DET
36TE Evan Moore, CLE36TE Todd Heap, ARI
37TE Kellen Davis, CHI37TE Kellen Davis, CHI
38TE Todd Heap, ARI38TE Joel Dreessen, DEN
39TE Tony Scheffler, DET39TE Dwayne Allen, IND
40TE Chris Cooley, WAS40TE Chris Cooley, WAS
41TE Charles Clay, MIA41TE Rob Housler, ARI
42TE Jake Ballard, NYG42TE Kevin Boss, KC
43TE Kevin Boss, KC43TE D.J. Williams, GB
44TE Rob Housler, ARI44TE Delanie Walker, SF
45TE Delanie Walker, SF45TE Jeff King, ARI
45TE Luke Stocker, TB45TE Brandon Myers, OAK
47TE Julius Thomas, DEN47TE Colin Cloherty, JAX
48TE Jeff King, ARI47TE Julius Thomas, DEN
49TE Jed Collins, NO49TE Luke Stocker, TB
50TE D.J. Williams, GB50TE Richie Brockel, CAR


For a downloadable version of the rankings, please visit here.

Albert has been playing and arguing about baseball and fantasy sports since 2002. Since 1982, he has also been largely miserable (here’s looking at you Armando Benitez) because of the Orioles and Eagles. Albert has won leagues and lost leagues, but he has the most fun debating player values. Albert typically plays in several baseball and football leagues a year. He also is an avid baseball card collector and writes about older players and their historical value relative to the Hall of Fame and their peers/current players. When not harassing league mates with trades and analyzing what categories his team performs poorly in, Albert is a communications professional in Washington, D.C. Follow Albert on Twitter @h2h_corner. He has an awesome puppy named Charlotte. You can find all of Albert's work at

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