Fantasy MLB
Third Base Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR5/26/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson hit a walk-off three-run home run in the ninth as Toronto beat the Chicago White Sox, 10-9, on Tuesday.
Insight: Donaldson had an incredible game, going 4-for-4 with a walk, four RBI and five runs. He also had a solo shot in the first to score Toronto's first run, so he had a pair of bombs in the game. Donaldson has been stellar this season, slashing .315/.379/.582 with 12 home runs, 33 RBI and 40 runs in 184 at-bats this season.
Jimmy Paredes, 3B, HOU5/26/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Orioles infielder Jimmy Paredes had three hits and a run scored in the, 4-1, loss to the Astros on Tuesday.
Insight: Paredes scored Baltimore's only run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly. That actually gave the Orioles a, 1-0, lead, but Houston scored four unanswered runs to end the game. Paredes is having a fantastic season, hitting .348 with six home runs and 25 RBI in 132 at-bats this season.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHC5/26/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant homered for the second consecutive game.
Insight: It was his lone hit in four at-bats, but was a big one. Bryant is hitting .281 with seven homers and 31 RBI so far this season.
Josh Harrison, 3B, PIT5/26/2015 9:56:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison started a new hitting streak on Tuesday against the Marlins.
Insight: Harrison saw his 11-game hitting streak snapped on Monday, but he went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and two runs on Tuesday. It is probably no concidence that Harrison is hitting .414 in the last 16 games, and the Pirates are 10-6 over that span. In the last seven games, Harrison is 12-for-30 (.400) and Pittsburgh is 5-2.
Manny Machado, 3B, BALHot5/26/2015 10:16:00 AM
Description: Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is 5-for-8 (.625) with a double, triple and a pair of home runs against Houston right-hander Scott Feldman.
Insight: Machado is in the middle of an eight-game hitting streak. He is having a nice season, slashing .287/.350/.471 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 157 at-bats this season. Start him.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR5/25/2015 9:32:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson smacked his 10th homer of the season.
Insight: Donaldson finished the game 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored. He is batting .300 with 10 homers and 29 RBI this season.
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN5/25/2015 7:37:00 PM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe smacked a homer on Monday afternoon.
Insight: He finished 2-for-5 with the homer being a three-ruin shot. Plouffe is not hitting .270 with seven homers and 25 RBI so far this season.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHC5/25/2015 7:23:00 PM
Description: Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant went 2-for-3 with a homer during Monday's loss to Washington.
Insight: He accounted for Chicago's lone run, and it was his sixth of the year. Bryant is hitting .282 with 30 RBI overall.
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COL5/25/2015 4:28:00 PM
Description: Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado smacked a three-run homer Monday against the Reds.
Insight: He finished 3-for-4 with the big blast. Arenado is now hitting .287 with nine homers and 28 RBI. He needs to be active everywhere.
Chase Headley, 3B, NYY5/25/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Chase Headley went 3-for-4 with a homer Monday afternoon.
Insight: The homer was a two-run shot, and he also added another RBI during Monday's route. Headly is batting .255 with six homers and 21 RBI overall.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS5/25/2015 11:39:00 AM
Description: Fantasy owners are hoping Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval comes back on Monday versus Ricky Nolasco. Update: Sandoval is in the starting lineup.
Insight: Sandoval is 10-for-21 with three homers in his matchups with the Twins right-hander. He's been a solid fantasy option batting .273 with five homers and 17 RBI in 39 games and replaced injured Brock Holt Sunday night so we knew he was close to returning.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS5/25/2015 9:46:00 AM
Description: Fantasy owners are hoping Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval comes back on Monday versus Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: Sandoval is 10-for-21 with three homers in his matchups with the Twins right-hander. He's been a solid fantasy option batting .273 with five homers and 17 RBI in 39 games and replaced injured Brock Holt Sunday night so we know he is close to returning.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS5/25/2015 8:54:00 AM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was not in Sunday's starting lineup, but did replace injured Brock Holt at third base later in the game.
Insight: Sandoval is obviously very close to returning to the starting lineup. He's been a solid fantasy option batting .273 with five homers and 17 RBI in 39 games.
Matt Carpenter, 3B, STL5/24/2015 6:30:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter hit a home run during Sunday's win over Kansas City.
Insight: Carpenter also scored two runs and had two RBI. He is now hitting .323 with eight homers and 27 RBI this season.
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL5/24/2015 5:27:00 PM
Description: Orioles third baseman Manny Machado scored both of Baltimore's runs in the loss to the Marlins on Sunday.
Insight: Machado was 1-for-4 with a walk, scoring on a sacrifice fly in the sixth and a ground out in the eighth. Machado is having a nice season, slashing .286/.347/.474 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 154 at-bats this season.
Martin Prado, 3B, MIA5/24/2015 5:25:00 PM
Description: Marlins 3B/OF Martin Prado was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs in the, 5-2, victory over the Orioles on Sunday.
Insight: Prado grounded into a fielder's choice in the third that scored a run and then hit a solo homer in the fifth. He also had a single. Prado is hitting .278/.314/.361 with three home runs and 19 RBi in 180 at-bats this season.
Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA5/24/2015 4:16:00 PM
Description: Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager hit a solo home run in the loss to the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Insight: Seager was 2-for-4 on the day with an RBI and two runs, but Seattle lost, 8-2. Seager is hitting .270 with seven home runs and 23 RBI in 159 at-bats this season.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS5/24/2015 11:02:00 AM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: Sandoval hasn't started since he took a pitch off the left knee on Tuesday. He has pinched hit since then, though, so he could do that again on Sunday.
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL5/23/2015 11:13:00 PM
Description: Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was 2-for-6 in the extra-inning loss to the Marlins on Saturday.
Insight: Machado had a single, double and struck out twice. The Orioles, however, lost, 1-0. Machado is hitting .287 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 150 at-bats.
Martin Prado, 3B, MIA5/23/2015 11:12:00 PM
Description: Marlins 3B/OF Martin Prado had the game-winning RBI in the, 1-0, 13-inning victory over the Orioles on Saturday.
Insight: Prado singled in the 13th to score Adeiny Hechavarria. Prado was 1-for-5 in the game. He is hitting .273/.310/.341 with two home runs and 17 RBI in 176 at-bats this season.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KAN5/23/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas left Saturday's game with a bruised collar bone according to the Kansas City Star.
Insight: Moustakas took a grounder up around the neck in the fifth inning. Christian Colon will finish the game at third base for Kansas City. Moustakas was 1-for-2 with a double before he left.
Josh Harrison, 3B, PIT5/23/2015 7:06:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison had a great game at the plate on his bobblehead day.
Insight: The first 20,000 fans at PNC Park on Saturday received a Harrison bobblehead, and the third baseman celebrated his day going 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run in the, 8-2, victory over the Mets on Saturday. After nearly losing his job due to a posting a batting average below .180 through April, Harrison is hitting .261 with four home runs and 13 RBI in 153 at-bats.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS5/23/2015 3:39:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Sandoval left Tuesday's game after he took a pitch in the left knee and has just one pinch-hit appearance since. Brock Holt (.294, 1 HR, 11 RBI) will start at third base.
David Wright, 3B, NYM5/23/2015 2:42:00 PM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright was looking at an early June return, but apparently suffered a setback, according to NY Newsday's Marc Carig.
Insight: Wright suffered a right hamstring strain and then hurt his back while rehabbing the hamstring. he apparently injured the back again which should push his rehab back at least another week. He's played just eight games this season, but was batting .333 at the time of the injury.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR5/23/2015 11:59:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson was not in Friday's starting lineup, but is back at the top of the lineup for Saturday.
Insight: Donaldson has been a force this season, batting .305 with nine homers, 28 RBI and 31 runs scored.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL5/23/2015 10:46:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is a career .438 hitter (7-for-16) with a pair of home runs versus Braves starter Shelby Miller.
Insight: Ramirez homered twice this week, but is hitless in the first two games of the series with the Braves.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR5/22/2015 2:40:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: Donaldson has been a force this season, batting .305 with nine homers, 28 RBI and 31 runs scored. Danny Valencia will make the rare start at 3B.
David Freese, 3B, ANA5/21/2015 10:08:00 PM
Description: Angels third baseman David Freese had a homer and three RBI on Thursday night.
Insight: Freese finished the game 2-for-4 and is now hitting .233 with eight homers and 25 RBI so far this season.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS5/21/2015 3:32:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is not in the lineup again on Thursday versus the Rangers.
Insight: Sandoval left Tuesday's game after he took a pitch in the left knee. Tests came back negative, so consider him day-to-day.
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COLCold5/21/2015 12:38:00 PM
Description: Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: No injuries, just a rest day. Arenado has seven home runs and 19 RBI while hitting .265 in 136 at-bats this season, but he's struggled of late, batting just .178 over the last dozen games.
Anthony Rendon, 3B, WAS5/21/2015 10:48:00 AM
Description: Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon hit in the batting cage and took ground balls this week.
Insight: Rendon hasn't play this season due to a knee and an oblique injury. He's been brought along very slowly and isn't likely to return to the Nationals before June. He was a fantasy stud last season (.287, 21 HR, 83 RBI, 111 runs, 17 SB) and fantasy owners are likely getting frustrated by the delay in his return.
David Wright, 3B, NYM5/21/2015 10:45:00 AM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright is looking at an early June return if he can avoid anymore setbacks.
Insight: Wright suffered a right hamstring strain and then hurt his back while rehabbing the hamstring. He's played just eight games this season, but was batting .333 at the time of the injury.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY5/20/2015 5:49:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez will not play once again on Wednesday against the Nationals.
Insight: New York is playing by National League rules, so Rodriguez will be limited to a pinch hitting role. He struck out in a pinch hit appearance versus Washington on Tuesday.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS5/20/2015 3:14:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is not in the lineup on Wednesday versus the Rangers.
Insight: Sandoval left Tuesday's game after he took a pitch in the left knee. Tests came back negative, so consider him day-to-day.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR5/20/2015 1:06:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is 2-for-13 with a double in his career versus Angels pitcher Jered Weaver.
Insight: Donaldson also has two RBI, but his .154 batting average will probably keep owners away on Wednesday.
Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA5/20/2015 12:29:00 PM
Description: Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager has just one hit in 17 at-bats versus Orioler starter Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: Seager also has a walk and four strikeouts versus Chen. Avoid this matchup on Wednesday.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS5/19/2015 11:06:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval left Tuesday's game with a knee injury, but tests on his knee came back negative according to the Boston Herald.
Insight: Sandoval should be considered day-to-day. He is hitting .269 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 134 at-bats this season.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS5/19/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Nationals 3B/LF/1B Ryan Zimmerman hit a walk-off homer Tuesday against the Yankees.
Insight: It was his lone hit in five at-bats, and it was a two-run shot. Zimmerman is hitting .242 with five homers and 31 RBI this season.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KAN5/19/2015 10:27:00 PM
Description: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was 3-for-4 with two RBI in the, 3-0, victory over the Reds on Tuesday.
Insight: Moustakas had RBI-doubles in the fifth and seventh innings. He has continued his hot season, hitting .331 with four home runs, 10 RBI and 25 runs in 145 at-bats this season.
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN5/19/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe was 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the, 8-5, victory over the Pirates on Tuesday.
Insight: Minnesota jumped all over ex-Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano, who allowed seven runs in two innings. Plouffe capped off the six-run second with his two-run bomb. He is hitting .261/.340/.455 with six home runs and 20 RBI in 134 at-bats this season.
Jimmy Paredes, 3B, HOU5/19/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Orioles infielder Jimmy Paredes smashed a homer during Tuesday's win over Seattle.
Insight: Paredes went 2-for-5 with four RBI. He is now hitting a solid .346 with 22 RBI this season.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR5/19/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson hit his ninth homer of the season during Tuesday's loss to the Angels.
Insight: He led off the bottom of the first with a solo shot and added a sac fly in the fifth. Donaldson is hitting .316 with nine homers and 28 RBI overall.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR5/19/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is just a .077 hitter (1-for-13) against yuesday's starter Hector Santiago.
Insight: Donaldson is hitting the ball very well these days - .316, a .921 OPS and eight home runs and 26 RBI this season, so he'll likely stay in the starting lineup, but isn't is a good matchup.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHC5/19/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is questionable for Tuesday's game against San Diego due to illness.
Insight: Bryant has 24 RBI this season and since getting called up on April 17, only Bryce Harper has more. He's everything fantasy owners expected of him and hopefully he'll return to the lineup quickly.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL5/18/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez had a solo home run in the, 3-2, victory over the Tigers on Monday.
Insight: Ramirez was 1-for-4 in the game. The home run tied the game at two in the fourth, and the Brewers scored the winning run in the seventh. Ramirez is hitting .245 with four home runs and 13 RBI this season.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR5/18/2015 11:38:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson will bat leadoff on Monday.
Insight: Donaldson is hitting .307 with a .905 OPS with eight home runs and 25 RBI this season. leadoff isn't going to help his RBI total.
Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA5/17/2015 6:48:00 PM
Description: Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager homers, knocked in two and scored twice on Sunday.
Insight: It was his fifth homer of the season. He's not playing up to expectations after delivering a 25 HR, 96 RBI season in 2015, but he did go 4-for-11 in the just completed three-game series versus the Red Sox.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TAM5/17/2015 5:36:00 PM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria led the offense with three RBI on Sunday.
Insight: Fantasy owners who keep hoping he'll develop into a superstar are disappointed, but Longoria is having a solid season, batting .274 with four homers, 17 RBI and 22 runs scored.
Maikel Franco, 3B, PHI5/17/2015 4:39:00 PM
Description: Phillies just-brought-up 3B Maikel Franco cracked his first home run on Sunday off reliever Randall Delgado.
Insight: He also added an RBI triple. He went 3-for-12 in his first three-game series.The 22-year-old Franco was batting .355/.384/.539 with four homers and 24 RBI over 151 plate appearances for Lehigh Valley. He's worth adding to fantasy rosters.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN5/16/2015 12:37:00 PM
Description: Reds third baseman Todd Frazier is a .500 career hitter with two home runs versus Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong.
Insight: Frazier is 5-for-10 versus Vogelsong, so it's a small sample size, but judging by the fact Frazier has 12 home runs this season, he is a must start.
Danny Valencia, 3B, TOR5/15/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays infielder Danny Valencia was 2-for-4 with a two-run double in the loss to the Blue Jays on Friday.
Insight: Valencia only had 43 at-bats, but he is slashing .349/.364/.465. If he is available, he is worth picking up in standard leagues.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHCHot5/15/2015 7:37:00 PM
Description: Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant hit a three-run homer in the, 11-10, victory over the Pirates on Friday.
Insight: The home run was Bryant's only hit of the game, but he did have another RBI on a sacrifice fly. He was 1-for-4 with four RBI and two runs. Bryant has 24 RBI this season and since getting called up on April 17, only Bryce Harper has more.
Josh Harrison, 3B, PIT5/15/2015 7:34:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison went 4-for-6 as Pittsburgh scored 10 runs versus the Chicago Cubs on Friday.
Insight: Unfortunately, that wasn't enough as Pittsburgh lost, 11-10, but it is encouraging to see the Pirates offense break out of its shell. Harrison is a big part of the reason the team scored 10 on Friday. He had a single, two doubles and a homer. His bomb started the Pirates four-run rally in the eighth, and they tied the game at 10 in the ninth. Harrison is 9-for-16 with two home runs and four RBI in the last four games.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL5/15/2015 2:50:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez back in the starting lineup for Friday's game.
Insight: Ramirez hasn't played since May 7 due to a back issue. He has yet to find his grovve, batting just .230 with three homers and 11 RBI.
Maikel Franco, 3B, PHI5/15/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Phillies 3B prospect Maikel Franco has been called up from Lehigh Valley.
Insight: Expect him to play everyday as Cody Asche was sent down to learn how to play the outfield. The 22-year-old Franco was batting .355/.384/.539 with four homers and 24 RBI over 151 plate appearances for Lehigh Valley.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY5/14/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the, 6-1, loss to the Rays on Thursday.
Insight: Rodriguez hit his solo bomb in the ninth, so it was another meaningless home run for A-Rod, which he is known for in his career. Rodriguez is hitting .250/.355/.552 with nine home runs and 21 RBI this season.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS5/14/2015 7:25:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is not in the lineup on Thursday versus the Mariners.
Insight: Sandoval is hitting .285/.353/.423 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 123 at-bats this season.
Matt Carpenter, 3B, STL5/14/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer in the, 2-1, victory over the Indians.
Insight: Carpenter was 1-for-4 in the game with three strikeouts but hit the two-run bomb to put the Cardinals ahead in the eighth. He is hitting .322/.387/.612 with six home runs and 23 RBI in 121 at-bats this season.
Kelly Johnson, 3B, BOS5/14/2015 10:48:00 AM
Description: Braves third baseman Kelly Johson is expected to be placed on the disabled list due to a right oblique strain.
Insight: Johnson suffered the injury in his first at-bat on Wednesday night. He's batting .259 with six homers and 18 RBI and was a low-end fantasy option.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN5/13/2015 9:25:00 PM
Description: Reds third baseman Todd Frazier hit his 12th homer of the season, going 1-for-3, in the, 5-1, victory over the Braves on Wednesday.
Insight: Frazier is now tied with Bryce Harper for the National League lead in home runs. Frazier is also hitting .238 with 23 RBI in 126 at-bats this season.
Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA5/13/2015 9:31:00 AM
Description: Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager smacked a home run Tuesday against the Padres.
Insight: It was his lone hit in five at-bats. Seager finished with three RBI and is now hitting .244 with four homers and 19 RBI this season.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN5/12/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Reds third baseman Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer in the, 4-3, victory over the Braves on Tuesday.
Insight: Frazier was 1-for-3 in the game, hitting the two-run blast in the first inning. He has 11 home runs and 21 RBI but is hitting just .236 this season.
Josh Harrison, 3B, PIT5/12/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison hit a home run in the, 7-2, victory over the Phillies on Tuesday.
Insight: It was a welcome site as Harrison has really struggled to start the year. He was 1-for-3 Tuesday with the three-run homer, two runs and a stolen base. It is clear that Harrison is not going to hit .315 again this season, but there is still time for him to turn his season around.
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL5/12/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Orioles third baseman Manny Machado had three hits in the loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Insight: Machado was 3-for-4 with two doubles. He scored a run in the third. Machado is hitting .288/.354/.514 with six home runs and 15 RBI in 111 at-bats this season.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR5/12/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs in the, 10-2, victory over the Orioles on Tuesday.
Insight: Donaldson had an RBI-single in the seventh and then scored on a passed ball. In the eighth, Donaldson hit a two-run bomb. He is hitting .319/.376/.556 with eight home runs and 24 RBI this season.
Casey McGehee, 3B, SFG5/12/2015 4:27:00 PM
Description: Giants third baseman Casey McGehee is not in the starting lineup again on Tuesday.
Insight: Matt Duffy will get the nod at third and bat eighth against Houston.
Matt Carpenter, 3B, STL5/12/2015 2:30:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter (fatigue) is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: There was some concern, as Carpenter was dealing with "extreme fatigue" but he is ready to roll again.