100 Greatest Third Baseman of All-Time

To say a third baseman needs to be a good hitter is like saying a pitcher has to have a good fastball. The first player associated with the long ball, Frank “Home Run” Baker, was a third baseman. Players like Brooks Robinson and Ken Boyer set the precedence for a good glove to accompany a good bat. Two of the best players in today’s game, Nolan Arenado and Matt Chapman are carrying on the legacy.

Here is my list of the 100 greatest third baseman of all time.


  1. Mike Schmidt
  2. Mike Schmidt
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    106.49 147 2404 10062 8352 1506 2234 408 59 548 1595 174 92 1507 1883 .267 .379 .527 .906

  3. Eddie Mathews
  4. Eddie Mathews
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    96.4 143 2391 10101 8537 1509 2315 354 72 512 1453 68 39 1444 1487 .271 .374 .509 .884

  5. Wade Boggs
  6. Wade Boggs
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    91.05 132 2440 10740 9180 1513 3010 578 61 118 1014 24 35 1412 745 .327 .413 .442 .856

  7. George Brett
  8. George Brett
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    88.37 132 2707 11624 10349 1583 3154 665 137 317 1596 201 97 1096 908 .304 .368 .487 .855

  9. Chipper Jones
  10. Chipper Jones
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    85.02 141 2499 10614 8984 1619 2726 549 38 468 1623 150 46 1512 1409 .303 .400 .529 .930

  11. Adrian Beltre
  12. Adrian Beltre
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    96.09 115 2933 12130 11068 1524 3166 636 38 477 1707 121 42 848 1732 .286 .338 .479 .818

  13. Ron Santo
  14. Ron Santo
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    70.42 126 2243 9396 8143 1138 2254 365 67 342 1331 35 41 1108 1343 .276 .361 .464 .825

  15. Home Run Baker
  16. Home Run Baker
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    62.77 134 1575 6660 5984 887 1838 315 103 96 987 235 28 473 182 .307 .354 .442 .796

  17. Scott Rolen
  18. Scott Rolen
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    69.99 122 2038 8518 7398 1211 2077 517 43 316 1287 118 49 899 1410 .280 .364 .490 .854

  19. Brooks Robinson
  20. Brooks Robinson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    78.36 104 2896 11782 10654 1232 2848 482 68 268 1357 28 22 860 990 .267 .319 .400 .720

  21. Sal Bando
  22. Sal Bando
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    61.38 121 2019 8288 7060 982 1790 289 38 242 1039 75 46 1031 923 .253 .349 .408 .757

  23. Ken Boyer
  24. Ken Boyer
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    62.76 116 2034 8268 7455 1104 2143 318 68 282 1141 105 77 713 1017 .287 .347 .461 .809

  25. David Wright
    • Age: 21 – 33, 35
    • Years: 2004 – 2016, 2018
    • Teams: New York Mets

    David Wright
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    49.9 133 1585 6870 5998 949 1777 390 26 242 970 196 65 762 1292 .296 .376 .490 .867

  26. Josh Donaldson
  27. Josh Donaldson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    38.71 140 883 3817 3292 556 906 193 12 182 551 34 6 457 730 .275 .366 .506 .873

  28. Graig Nettles
  29. Graig Nettles
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    67.96 111 2700 10226 8986 1193 2225 328 28 390 1314 32 36 1088 1209 .247 .328 .420 .749

  30. Darrell Evans
  31. Darrell Evans
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    58.52 120 2687 10737 8973 1344 2223 329 36 414 1354 98 68 1605 1410 .247 .359 .430 .790

  32. Evan Longoria
  33. Evan Longoria
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    51.85 120 1560 6663 5930 831 1588 363 23 277 946 54 16 591 1321 .267 .336 .476 .812

  34. Buddy Bell
  35. Buddy Bell
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    66.07 108 2405 10009 8995 1151 2514 425 56 201 1106 55 79 836 776 .279 .338 .406 .744

  36. Ron Cey
  37. Ron Cey
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    53.51 123 2073 8344 7162 977 1868 328 21 316 1139 24 29 1012 1235 .260 .352 .444 .797

  38. Stan Hack
  39. Stan Hack
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    52.52 124 1938 8506 7278 1239 2193 363 81 57 642 165 0 1092 466 .301 .388 .396 .785

  40. Bob Elliott
  41. Bob Elliott
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    50.39 124 1978 8190 7141 1064 2061 382 94 170 1195 60 2 967 604 .288 .371 .439 .811

  42. Al Rosen
  43. Al Rosen
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    32.61 138 1044 4374 3725 603 1063 165 20 192 717 39 33 587 385 .285 .383 .495 .878

  44. Robin Ventura
  45. Robin Ventura
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    55.93 113 2079 8271 7064 1006 1885 338 14 294 1182 24 38 1075 1179 .266 .360 .443 .804

  46. Heinie Groh
  47. Heinie Groh
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    48.15 122 1676 7035 6074 918 1774 308 87 26 566 180 66 696 345 .292 .362 .384 .747

  48. Toby Harrah
  49. Toby Harrah
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    51.25 116 2155 8766 7402 1115 1954 307 40 195 918 238 94 1153 868 .263 .361 .395 .756

  50. Troy Glaus
  51. Troy Glaus
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    37.92 120 1537 6355 5410 889 1375 293 10 320 950 56 29 854 1377 .254 .357 .489 .847

  52. Manny Machado
  53. Manny Machado
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    33.69 120 926 4074 3720 522 1050 211 12 175 513 53 24 296 669 .282 .334 .486 .820

  54. Matt Williams
  55. Matt Williams
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    46.4 110 1866 7595 7000 997 1878 338 35 378 1218 53 35 469 1363 .268 .316 .488 .804

  56. Doug DeCinces
  57. Doug DeCinces
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    41.56 114 1649 6534 5809 778 1505 312 29 237 879 58 48 618 904 .259 .328 .445 .773

  58. Ryan Zimmerman
  59. Ryan Zimmerman
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    37.79 117 1637 6938 6228 916 1740 392 22 264 988 43 16 613 1268 .279 .343 .476 .820

  60. Nolan Arenado
  61. Nolan Arenado
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    33 118 876 3694 3348 524 975 222 25 186 616 13 13 285 571 .291 .345 .539 .885

  62. Larry Gardner
  63. Larry Gardner
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    48.05 110 1923 7685 6688 866 1931 301 129 27 934 165 68 654 282 .288 .340 .384 .724

  64. Harlond Clift
  65. Harlond Clift
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    39.14 114 1582 6894 5730 1070 1558 309 62 178 829 69 43 1070 713 .271 .387 .440 .827

  66. Kris Bryant
  67. Kris Bryant
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    21.62 140 559 2471 2100 378 598 132 15 107 326 30 18 295 588 .284 .385 .514 .900

  68. Bill Madlock
  69. Bill Madlock
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    37.96 121 1806 7372 6594 920 2008 348 34 163 860 174 90 605 510 .304 .363 .441 .805

  70. Art Devlin
  71. Art Devlin
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    36.64 113 1313 5241 4412 603 1185 164 57 10 505 285 0 576 105 .268 .352 .338 .690

  72. Matt Carpenter
  73. Matt Carpenter
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    25.32 132 1020 4315 3640 653 998 264 25 133 485 19 16 578 818 .274 .375 .470 .845

  74. Eric Chavez
  75. Eric Chavez
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    37.44 113 1615 6227 5518 816 1477 318 24 260 902 50 17 639 1079 .267 .342 .475 .817

  76. Heinie Zimmerman
  77. Heinie Zimmerman
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    33.59 118 1456 5740 5304 695 1566 275 105 58 796 175 33 242 404 .295 .321 .419 .741

  78. Jim Ray Hart
  79. Jim Ray Hart
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    24.88 129 1125 4236 3783 518 1052 148 29 170 578 17 17 380 573 .278 .344 .467 .812

  80. Bobby Bonilla
  81. Bobby Bonilla
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    30.08 123 2113 8255 7213 1084 2010 408 61 287 1173 45 57 912 1204 .278 .357 .471 .828

  82. Bill Bradley
  83. Bill Bradley
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    34.31 105 1304 5419 4857 665 1306 248 75 26 485 163 0 251 18 .268 .299 .366 .666

  84. Justin Turner
  85. Justin Turner
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    24.14 129 937 3278 2892 398 844 201 8 93 405 32 10 282 469 .291 .365 .463 .829

  86. Ken Caminiti
  87. Ken Caminiti
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    33.31 114 1760 7125 6288 894 1710 348 17 239 983 88 39 727 1163 .271 .346 .446 .792

  88. Carney Lansford
  89. Carney Lansford
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    40.22 111 1862 7905 7158 1007 2074 332 40 151 874 224 104 553 719 .289 .340 .410 .751

  90. Aramis Ramirez
  91. Aramis Ramirez
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    32.15 115 2194 8986 8136 1098 2303 495 24 386 1417 29 18 633 1238 .283 .340 .492 .832

  92. Whitey Kurowski
  93. Whitey Kurowski
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    23.95 127 916 3691 3229 518 925 162 32 106 529 19 0 369 332 .286 .360 .454 .815

  94. Eddie Yost
  95. Eddie Yost
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    34.17 114 2109 9175 7346 1215 1863 337 56 139 683 72 66 1614 920 .253 .389 .371 .761

  96. Jimmy Collins
  97. Jimmy Collins
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    30.26 114 955 4099 3769 520 1074 206 68 25 450 111 0 204 0 .284 .319 .395 .714

  98. George Kell
  99. George Kell
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    37.4 111 1795 7528 6702 881 2054 385 50 78 870 51 36 621 287 .306 .360 .413 .773

  100. Ken Keltner
  101. Ken Keltner
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    33.77 110 1526 6312 5683 737 1570 308 69 163 852 39 33 514 480 .276 .332 .440 .773

  102. Richie Hebner
  103. Richie Hebner
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    32.94 119 1908 7016 6144 865 1694 273 57 203 890 38 40 687 741 .275 .349 .437 .787

  104. Tim Wallach
  105. Tim Wallach
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    38.25 102 2212 8908 8099 908 2085 432 36 260 1125 51 66 649 1307 .257 .315 .415 .731

  106. Jose Ramirez
  107. Jose Ramirez
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    21.87 123 641 2596 2292 383 654 165 19 87 309 93 24 249 287 .285 .354 .487 .842

  108. Kyle Seager
  109. Kyle Seager
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    27.66 113 1155 4843 4362 542 1124 249 12 175 603 45 24 398 840 .257 .324 .440 .764

  110. Don Money
  111. Don Money
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    36.27 106 1720 6998 6215 798 1623 302 36 176 729 80 51 600 866 .261 .323 .406 .729

  112. Hank Thompson
  113. Hank Thompson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    24.77 120 933 3568 3003 492 801 104 34 129 482 33 15 493 337 .266 .368 .452 .821

  114. Jeff Cirillo
  115. Jeff Cirillo
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    34.45 103 1617 6136 5396 800 1598 343 21 112 727 63 37 563 694 .296 .363 .429 .792

  116. Ken McMullen
  117. Ken McMullen
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    34.08 104 1583 5730 5131 568 1273 172 26 156 606 20 19 510 815 .248 .314 .382 .697

  118. Edgardo Alfonzo
  119. Edgardo Alfonzo
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    28.65 107 1506 6108 5385 777 1532 282 18 146 744 53 17 596 617 .284 .355 .424 .779

  120. Red Smith
  121. Red Smith
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    26.98 118 1117 4517 3907 477 1087 208 49 27 514 117 5 420 415 .278 .341 .377 .718

  122. Anthony Rendon
  123. Anthony Rendon
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    21.2 123 770 3281 2879 454 820 201 12 102 420 40 15 329 524 .284 .360 .469 .829

  124. Pie Traynor
  125. Pie Traynor
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    36.23 107 1941 8293 7559 1183 2416 371 164 58 1273 158 46 472 278 .319 .351 .435 .787

  126. Freddie Lindstrom
  127. Freddie Lindstrom
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    28.32 109 1438 6104 5611 895 1747 301 81 103 779 84 10 334 276 .311 .343 .448 .791

  128. Travis Fryman
  129. Travis Fryman
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    34.25 103 1698 7217 6481 895 1776 345 40 223 1022 72 38 602 1369 .274 .335 .442 .778

  130. Kevin Seitzer
  131. Kevin Seitzer
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    28.69 113 1439 6062 5278 739 1557 285 35 74 613 80 49 669 617 .294 .372 .404 .777

  132. Bob Horner
  133. Bob Horner
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    21.66 126 1020 4213 3777 560 1047 169 8 218 685 14 18 369 512 .277 .339 .499 .839

  134. Howard Johnson
  135. Howard Johnson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    22.14 117 1531 5715 4940 760 1229 247 22 228 760 231 77 692 1053 .248 .339 .446 .785

  136. Harry Steinfeldt
  137. Harry Steinfeldt
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    28.54 107 1317 5336 4692 592 1266 221 69 25 610 152 0 377 32 .269 .320 .362 .682

  138. Bob Bailey
  139. Bob Bailey
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    28.72 112 1931 7043 6082 772 1564 234 43 189 773 85 83 852 1126 .257 .345 .402 .748

  140. Corey Koskie
  141. Corey Koskie
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    24.6 113 989 3950 3399 516 936 223 13 124 506 71 36 458 795 .275 .367 .458 .825

  142. Melvin Mora
  143. Melvin Mora
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    28.21 107 1556 6158 5422 794 1503 283 19 171 754 93 55 520 953 .277 .347 .431 .778

  144. Ray Boone
  145. Ray Boone
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    25.75 114 1373 5297 4589 645 1260 162 46 151 737 21 19 608 463 .274 .357 .428 .786

  146. Buddy Lewis
    • Age: 18 – 24, 28 – 30, 32
    • Years: 1935 – 1941, 1945 – 1947, 1949
    • Teams: Washingotn Senators

    Buddy Lewis
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    26.7 110 1349 5937 5261 830 1563 249 93 71 607 83 59 573 303 .297 .363 .420 .783

  147. Willie Kamm
  148. Willie Kamm
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    35.23 100 1693 6935 5851 802 1643 348 85 29 826 126 84 824 405 .280 .358 .384 .743

  149. Martin Prado
  150. Martin Prado
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    29.37 106 1354 5601 5128 638 1485 307 27 98 594 40 28 373 635 .289 .336 .417 .754

  151. Gary Gaetti
  152. Gary Gaetti
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    41.99 95 2507 9817 8951 1130 2280 443 39 360 1341 96 65 634 1602 .254 .306 .433 .740

  153. Pete Ward
  154. Pete Ward
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    20.23 116 973 3511 3060 345 776 136 17 98 427 20 17 371 539 .253 .338 .405 .743

  155. Chase Headley
  156. Chase Headley
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    26.35 107 1436 5761 5088 637 1337 272 16 130 596 93 29 574 1298 .262 .342 .399 .741

  157. Mike Lowell
  158. Mike Lowell
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    24.8 108 1601 6498 5813 771 1619 394 7 223 952 30 14 548 817 .278 .341 .463 .805

  159. Bill Mueller
  160. Bill Mueller
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    23.8 112 1216 4886 4223 663 1229 265 22 85 493 20 18 543 571 .291 .369 .424 .794

  161. Todd Frazier
  162. Todd Frazier
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    23.9 109 1053 4238 3753 522 907 183 12 193 557 71 35 384 931 .241 .318 .451 .769

  163. Pinky Higgins
  164. Pinky Higgins
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    27.51 107 1802 7554 6636 930 1941 374 51 140 1075 61 59 800 590 .292 .365 .427 .793

  165. Pablo Sandoval
  166. Pablo Sandoval
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    18.44 112 1169 4576 4180 490 1175 238 21 134 581 11 13 320 646 .281 .332 .444 .776

  167. Jimmy Dykes
  168. Jimmy Dykes
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    35.4 98 2282 9347 8046 1108 2256 453 90 108 1071 70 55 958 850 .280 .356 .399 .755

  169. Casey Blake
  170. Casey Blake
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    24.9 106 1265 5091 4500 644 1186 264 18 167 616 36 37 445 1037 .263 .334 .441 .776

  171. Dave Magadan
  172. Dave Magadan
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    21.11 117 1582 4963 4159 516 1197 218 13 42 495 11 11 718 546 .287 .388 .376 .765

  173. Hans Lobert
  174. Hans Lobert
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    22.85 108 1317 5227 4563 640 1252 159 82 32 482 316 15 395 156 .274 .322 .366 .688

  175. Bill Melton
  176. Bill Melton
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    18.67 113 1144 4557 3971 496 1004 162 9 160 591 23 24 479 669 .252 .335 .419 .754

  177. Red Rolfe
  178. Red Rolfe
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    23.49 102 1175 5405 4827 942 1394 257 67 69 497 44 20 526 335 .288 .357 .412 .769

  179. Dave Hollins
  180. Dave Hollins
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    17.73 110 983 3911 3346 578 870 166 17 112 482 47 27 464 687 .260 .357 .420 .778

  181. Billy Werber
  182. Billy Werber
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    25.06 100 1295 5845 5024 875 1363 271 50 78 539 215 68 701 363 .271 .358 .391 .750

  183. Phil Nevin
  184. Phil Nevin
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    15.81 112 1217 4703 4188 584 1131 209 6 208 743 18 5 449 1019 .270 .342 .471 .814

  185. Morgan Ensberg
  186. Morgan Ensberg
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    13.81 116 731 2580 2204 340 579 102 10 110 347 22 19 332 436 .262 .361 .467 .829

  187. Willie Jones
  188. Willie Jones
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    25.13 103 1691 6714 5826 786 1502 252 33 190 812 40 17 755 541 .257 .339 .410 .749

  189. Terry Pendleton
  190. Terry Pendleton
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    28.18 91 1893 7637 7032 851 1897 356 39 140 946 127 59 486 979 .269 .313 .391 .705

  191. Doug Rader
  192. Doug Rader
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    24.41 105 1465 5832 5186 631 1302 245 39 155 722 37 33 528 1055 .251 .320 .403 .723

  193. Chris Sabo
  194. Chris Sabo
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    16.44 110 911 3714 3354 494 898 214 17 116 426 120 49 274 460 .267 .324 .445 .769

  195. Don Hoak
  196. Don Hoak
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    21.15 100 1263 4945 4322 598 1144 214 44 89 498 64 47 523 530 .264 .341 .396 .737

  197. Ed Charles
  198. Ed Charles
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    19.61 103 1005 3909 3482 438 917 147 30 86 421 86 35 332 525 .263 .326 .396 .723

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2 comments

  • Respectfully, putting Brooks Robinson at #10 seems to contradict your very first sentence – assuming you’re ranking in order, you’re placing an enormous premium on, not just hitting, but specifically *power hitting*, in your selection … which is fine, as long as you realize you’re doing that.

    Cheers,
    DR

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  • I agree with the previous comment, looks like you didn’t factor In defense and longevity. Robinson being 10th is a disgrace. He is 3rd all time for any position player (greatest defensive 3rd baseman). He played 800 games over Rolen (5 full mlb season). If you are not on the field, you can’t help your team win. Rolen was a good player, but didn’t get enough at bats due to numerous injuries. Also find your placement of Adrian Beltre too low. He is 10th all time in dWar for any position player (2nd to Robinson for 3rd baseman); 1st among 3rd baseman in hits, rbi, and total bases; 3rd among 3rd baseman in home runs (yes, has more than Jones). Adrian was a good to great two way player; whereas, Jones was only an offensive player (has a negative dWar). There is a reason Adrian has a much higher JAWS score over Jones.

    Also need to look at how many games were played at 3rd base. Defensive games at 3rd base – Robinson (2870), Beltre (2759), Boggs (2215), Schmidt (2212), Mathews (2181), Rolen (2023), Chipper Jones (1992), Brett (1692), and Home Run Baker (1548). Robinson has played the most games at 3rd base (he has played the most games at any one single position). Compare Robinson to Home Run Baker – 1300 game differential. Beltre has played basically 800 more games at 3rd base over Jones and 1067 over Brett (6.6 full mlb seasons is not an insignificant number). I propose one needs to play the position to be one of its greatest. Therefore, Robinson and Beltre have been undervalued.

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