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2017 Fantasy Baseball Weekly Rankings: Third Basemen

Last update: 03/24/18

Scout Fantasy Sports has developed a way to determine each player's value within each category relevant to their production. Both pitchers and hitters each provide five categories in 5X5 Roto Fantasy Baseball leagues.

The development of SCOUTscores started with the theory around "Average Player Scores." In today's Fantasy Baseball market, it is extremely difficult to determine a baseball player's value when drafting, especially because you need so many different positions, let alone the fact that there are multiple scoring categories. The "Average Player Theory" is a way to compare players at similar positions. Once we have a baseline of the average player, we can determine which players provide the biggest edge and positional value.

Our SCOUTscores can work with any projections to deliver results. This season, we did all the research on all 30 baseball teams. We then did our team profiles for each team's projections. With this information, we delivered preseason Scout rankings in addition to weekly rankings based on playing time and opportunity. If a player is projected to play in seven games, he'll have a better chance to produce stats in the counting categories. This doesn't necessarily mean he'll have a higher score than a player with much higher skill set with five games.

Once we have each player's projections matched up with the SCOUTscore, we have a way to compare values of all players. For this information to have more value, we really need to compare players who play the same position.

The bottom line here is that a Fantasy owner is trying to gain an edge with each of his first few picks in the draft while filling as many categories as possible. Each decision takes a Fantasy owner on a different path.

By using SCOUTscores, a Fantasy owner can easily see which players had the most value last season. It is really a tool that will help you when you are making future decisions. By understanding the player pool and each player's value within each category, a Fantasy owner can make better draft decisions. Here's a look at chart for both batters and pitchers to show power points gained or lost in each category within a league environment:

Click here to read more about the development of Scoutscores!

2017 MLB Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit

1 Kris Bryant 3B CHC 10.87
2 Nolan Arenado 3B COL 9.19
3 Jose Ramirez 2B/3B CLE 8.13
4 Alex Bregman 3B/SS HOU 7.09
5 Josh Donaldson 3B TOR 6.87
6 Jake Lamb 3B ARI 5.92
7 Anthony Rendon 3B WAS 4.18
8 Manny Machado 3B BAL 3.98
9 Joey Gallo 1B/3B TEX 2.99
10 Nick Castellanos 3B/OF DET 2.65
11 Kyle Seager 3B SEA 2.33
12 Mike Moustakas 3B KC 2.03
13 Todd Frazier 3B NYM 1.74
14 Adrian Beltre 3B TEX 1.63
15 Maikel Franco 3B PHI 1.11
16 Evan Longoria 3B SF 1.05
17 Yulieski Gurriel 3B HOU 0.66
18 Josh Harrison 2B/3B PIT 0.01
19 Travis Shaw 3B MIL -0.03
20 Miguel Sano 3B MIN -0.12
21 Eugenio Suarez 3B CIN -0.20
22 Rafael Devers 3B BOS -0.43
23 Justin Turner 3B LAD -0.60
24 Jose Reyes 2B/3B/SS NYM -0.84
25 Matt Chapman 3B OAK -0.93
26 Ryon Healy 1B/3B SEA -1.63
27 Yolmer Sanchez 2B/3B CWS -1.67
28 Yangervis Solarte 2B/3B/SS TOR -1.94
29 Asdrubal Cabrera 2B/3B/SS NYM -2.28
30 Chase Headley 1B/3B SD -3.27
31 Jeimer Candelario 3B DET -3.28
32 Matt Duffy 3B TB -3.38
33 Jedd Gyorko 3B STL -3.50
34 Colin Moran 3B PIT -4.06
35 Martin Prado 3B MIA -4.21