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2017 Fantasy Baseball Weekly Rankings: Third Basemen

Last update: 10/31/2017
Scout Fantasy 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/OF CHC 0.26
2 Manny Machado 3B/SS BAL 0.20
3 Nolan Arenado 3B COL 0.15
4 Josh Donaldson 3B TOR 0.15
5 Yoan Moncada 3B CWS 0.08
6 Freddie Freeman 1B/3B ATL 0.07
7 Maikel Franco 3B PHI 0.05
8 Nick Castellanos 3B DET 0.03
9 Jose Reyes 3B NYM 0.03
10 Justin Turner 3B LAD N/A
11 Jose Ramirez 2B/3B/OF CLE -0.01
12 Evan Longoria 3B TB -0.01
13 Kyle Seager 3B SEA -0.03
14 Anthony Rendon 3B WAS -0.03
15 Mike Moustakas 3B KC -0.03
16 Travis Shaw 1B/3B MIL -0.06
17 Todd Frazier 3B NYY -0.06
18 Jake Lamb 3B ARI -0.08
19 Ryon Healy 3B OAK -0.08
20 Alex Bregman 3B HOU -0.09
21 Javier Baez 2B/3B/SS CHC -0.09
22 Adrian Beltre 3B TEX -0.09
23 Yangervis Solarte 2B/3B SD -0.10
24 Yangervis Solarte 2B/3B SD -0.10
25 Yulieski Gurriel 3B HOU -0.11
26 Jonathan Villar 3B/SS MIL -0.12
27 Eugenio Suarez 3B CIN -0.13
28 Joey Gallo 3B TEX -0.13
29 Paul DeJong 2B/3B STL -0.16
30 Rafael Devers 3B BOS -0.17
31 Brandon Drury 3B/OF ARI -0.19
32 David Freese 1B/3B PIT -0.20
33 Pablo Sandoval 3B SF -0.21
34 Matt Chapman 3B OAK -0.21
35 Mark Reynolds 1B/3B COL -0.22