Third Base Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Xander Bogaerts, 3B, BOS7/29/2014 10:58:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Tuesday.
Insight: In his last 29 games of the first half, Bogaerts batted .103 (11-for-107) with one extra-base hit, five RBI and seven runs, but he's managed to go 11-for-37 (.297) with two home runs since the break.
Conor Gillaspie, 3B, CWSHot7/29/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Chicago third baseman Conor Gillaspie has batted .354 with five doubles, a triple and four homers in July.
Insight: Gillaspie went 3-for-5 with one RBI Tuesday at Detroit and is hitting .327 with an .845 OPS on the season.
Nick Castellanos, 3B, DET7/29/2014 6:39:00 PM
Description: Detroit third baseman Nick Castellanos was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to a right index finger contusion.
Insight: Castellanos had a ground ball hit his finger during batting practice. He's had a disappointing season, hitting .264 with six homers, 37 RBI and a .709 OPS in 326 at-bats.
David Wright, 3B, NYM7/29/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright is a career .329 hitter (24-for-73) with five home runs versus Phillies ace Cole Hamels.
Insight: Wright's numbers are down across the board from a .275 batting average to an OPS down 172 points from .904 last season to .732 after 99 games in 2014, but he does like hitting against Hamels.
Danny Valencia, 3B, TOR7/28/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: The Blue Jays have picked up Danny Valencia from the Royals for Liam Hendriks and Erik Kratz.
Insight: Valencia has a .282 average and two home runs in 110 at-bats this season. He crushes lefties (.354 this season, .333 career) and will form a platoon with Juan Francisco at third base until Brett Lawrie returns from the DL in August.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT7/28/2014 6:58:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez is out of the lineup Monday.
Insight: Alvarez wasn't in the starting lineup for three straight games due to knee discomfort before returning Sunday. He's healthy, but the Giants are starting lefty Madison Bumgarner.
David Wright, 3B, NYM7/28/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright is just 3-for-24 with 11 strikeouts against Phillies right-hander A.J. Burnett.
Insight: Wright's numbers are down across the board from a .278 batting average to an OPS down 165 points from .904 last season to .739 after 98 games in 2014.
David Freese, 3B, ANA7/27/2014 8:43:00 PM
Description: Angels third baseman David Freese hit the go-ahead home run in the bottom of the eighth inning Sunday at Detroit.
Insight: Freese has had a poor season, hitting .245 with six homers and 34 RBI in 277 at-bats. He has a career worst 28.2 percent K rate.
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COLHot7/27/2014 8:15:00 PM
Description: Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado homered for the second straight game and the third time in his last five games Sunday against the Pirates.
Insight: Arenado's missed more than five weeks with a broken finger and went 5-for-34 (.147) in his first nine games back in the lineup, but he's started to wake up at the plate. He's gone 12-for-38 (.316) with four doubles and three home runs in his last 10 games.
Juan Francisco, 3B, TOR7/27/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Juan Francisco smacked his 16th homer of the season Sunday against the Yankees.
Insight: Francisco has done his damage in just 223 at-bats this season. The 27-year-old also has 96 strikeouts so he's hitting just .242.
Chase Headley, 3B, NYYHot7/27/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Third baseman Chase Headley homered Sunday for the first time with the Yankees.
Insight: Headley has gone 8-for-23 (.348) with two doubles and a homer since the trade from San Diego. He's hitting .330 in July.
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, CLECold7/27/2014 1:27:00 PM
Description: Indians 3B/DH Lonnie Chisenhall is out Sunday with an illness.
Insight: He sat out Saturday for the same reason but should be back Tuesday after Cleveland's off day on Monday. Chisenhall has predictably fallen off after batting .393 in his first 168 at-bats. Over his last 126 at-bats, he's hit .206 with nine RBI and a .604 OPS.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT7/27/2014 1:25:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez (knee) is back in the starting lineup Sunday.
Insight: Alvarez left with discomfort in his left knee Tuesday and hasn't started since. He's gone 12-for-54 (.222) with two home runs in July.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEXCold7/27/2014 12:23:00 PM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has batted just .167 (5-for-30) over his last seven games.
Insight: Beltre is also just 6-for-29 (.207) with 11 Ks in his career against Athletics starter Scott Kazmir, so look elsewhere for a third baseman Sunday rather than spending the good chunk of change it will require to use Beltre.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MILCold7/27/2014 12:10:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is not in the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Ramirez is in a 2-for-26 (.077) slump and he'll get a day off. Elian Herrera is starting in his place.
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, CLE7/26/2014 7:02:00 PM
Description: Indians 3B/DH Lonnie Chisenhall is a career .533 hitter (8-for-15) against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie. Update: He's a late scratch due to illness.
Insight: Chisenhall has hit .200 in his last 10 games after a fast start, but is still batting .313 this season with an .861 OPS.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT7/26/2014 6:03:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez (knee) is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Alvarez has played sparingly since Tuesday, when he left with discomfort in his left knee. Alvarez has gone 12-for-54 (.222) with two home runs in July.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS7/26/2014 3:28:00 PM
Description: Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is execpted to miss 6-8 weeks with a "pretty substantial" hamstring strain.
Insight: Zimmerman strained his right hamstring Tuesday at Colorado. The third baseman had gone 24-for-62 (.387) with six doubles, two homers and 16 RBI since June 30, so the injury is bad timing. it's his second trip to the disabled list this season.
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL7/26/2014 2:05:00 PM
Description: Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is back in the starting lineup for Saturday's contest.
Insight: Machado hasn't played since July 21 due to back trouble. He has batted .333 with seven doubles, six homers, 12 RBI, 11 runs and a .931 OPS over his last 29 games after hitting .218 with a .595 OPS in his first 37.
Juan Francisco, 3B, TOR7/26/2014 11:47:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Juan Francisco is not in the lineup Saturday against the Yankees.
Insight: Just a routine day off. Francisco's hot May (.284, 7 HR, 20 RBI, 1.013 OPS) is a distant memory, but he's been a respectable 3B fantasy option for most of the season.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL7/26/2014 11:16:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is 6-for-16 (.375) with a pair of homers against Mets starter Jonathan Niese.
Insight: Ramirez is having another good season, hitting .275 with 12 homers, 47 RBI and a .763 OPS in 287 at-bats. He's always been a very good RBI man with nine seasons of 90 RBI or more.
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, CLE7/26/2014 11:04:00 AM
Description: Indians 3B/DH Lonnie Chisenhall is a career .533 hitter (8-for-15) against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Chisenhall has hit .200 in his last 10 games after a fast start, but is still batting .313 this season with an .861 OPS.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KANHot7/25/2014 11:27:00 PM
Description: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas raised his average to .200 for the first time all season Friday night.
Insight: He went 1-for-4 with a homer, his 13th of the season, against the Indians. Moustakas has batted .268 with nine homers and an OPS north of .830 in his last 36 games after a putrid start to the season.
Chase Headley, 3B, NYY7/25/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Chase Headley went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored Friday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Headley has gone 6-for-14 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs in four games since the Padres traded him to the Yankees, and New York won all four.
Matt Carpenter, 3B, STL7/25/2014 9:19:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs Friday against the Cubs.
Insight: Carpenter has homered twice in the last three games after not hitting one since June 28. He's on pace to bat .282 with 37 doubles, 10 homers, 57 RBI, 103 runs and a .768 OPS, down from .318 with 55 doubles, 11 homers, 78 RBI, 126 runs and an .873 OPS last season.
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL7/25/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is out again Friday with lower back tightness.
Insight: Machado hasn't played since July 21. He has batted .333 with seven doubles, six homers, 12 RBI, 11 runs and a .931 OPS over his last 29 games after hitting .218 with a .595 OPS in his first 37. He also has 10 homers in 258 at-bats after hitting just 14 in 667 at-bats last season, but this injury may land him on the DL.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT7/25/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez (knee) is out Friday.
Insight: Alvarez hasn't played since Tuesday, when he left with discomfort in his left knee. Alvarez has gone 12-for-53 (.226) with two home runs in July and is batting .239 with 27 extra-base hits in 383 plate appearances (.070 XBH%) this season. He had a .098 XBH% last season.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SFG7/25/2014 10:57:00 AM
Description: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is hitless in eight tries versus Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke.
Insight: Sandoval has been batting over .300 for the past month, but its not a great matchup Friday.
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL7/24/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is out again Thursday with lower back tightness.
Insight: Machado had an anti-inflammatory injection Tuesday and was expected to miss a couple more days. He has batted .333 with seven doubles, six homers, 12 RBI, 11 runs and a .931 OPS over his last 29 games after hitting .218 with a .595 OPS in his first 37. He has 10 homers in 258 at-bats after hitting just 14 in 667 at-bats last season.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KANHot7/24/2014 10:29:00 AM
Description: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is a career .389 hitter (7-for-18) versus Cleveland starter Corey Kluber.
Insight: Moustakas has batted .313 for the week as he closes in on the Mendoza Line (.199). He might be an inexpensive play worthy of a one-day shot Thursday.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX7/24/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is a career .424 hitter (14-for-33) with a pair of home runs and 10 RBI versus Yankees right-hander Brandon McCarthy.
Insight: Beltre has struggled a bit over the past two weeks (9 games batting .200) but he's putting together an excellent season batting .326 with 14 HR, 53 RBI and 52 runs.
Manny Machado, 3B, BALHot7/23/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is out again Wednesday with lower back tightness, according to Roch Kubatko of masnsports.com.
Insight: Machado had an anti-inflammatory injection Tuesday and could be out at least a couple more days. He has batted .333 with seven doubles, six homers, 12 RBI, 11 runs and a .931 OPS over his last 29 games after hitting .218 with a .595 OPS in his first 37. He has 10 homers in 258 at-bats after hitting just 14 in 667 at-bats last season.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WASHot7/23/2014 7:28:00 PM
Description: Nationals manager Matt Williams said third baseman Ryan Zimmerman's MRI revealed a "pretty substantial" hamstring strain.
Insight: Zimmerman strained his right hamstring Tuesday at Colorado. The third baseman has gone 24-for-62 (.387) with six doubles, two homers and 16 RBI since June 30, so the injury is bad timing. He already missed six weeks this season with a fractured thumb.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT7/23/2014 5:53:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez (knee) is not in the lineup Wednesday. Josh Harrison is starting.
Insight: Alvarez left Tuesday's game with discomfort in his left knee. Alvarez has gone 12-for-53 (.226) with two home runs in July and is batting .239 with 27 extra-base hits in 383 plate appearances (.070 XBH%) this season. He had a .098 XBH% last season.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WASHot7/23/2014 12:40:00 PM
Description: Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is expected to go on the disabled list, according to William Ladson of mlb.com.
Insight: Zimmerman strained his right hamstring Tuesday at Colorado. The third baseman has gone 24-for-62 (.387) with six doubles, two homers and 16 RBI since June 30, so the injury is bad timing. He already missed six weeks this season with a fractured thumb.
Martin Prado, 3B, ARI7/23/2014 12:22:00 PM
Description: Arizona third baseman Martin Prado owns a .419 career average (13-for-31) with one homer and zero strikeouts against Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez.
Insight: The two were frequent opponents when both played in the NL East. With a .272 average, four homers, 36 RBI, 40 runs and two steals in 375 at-bats, Prado hasn't been a good fantasy option this season, but he's a decent option Wednesday.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL7/23/2014 12:18:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is just 4-for-30 (.133) in his career against Reds starter Mike Leake.
Insight: Ramirez is having another good season, hitting .284 with 12 homers, 46 RBI and a .788 OPS in 275 at-bats, but he's not a good option Wednesday.
Manny Machado, 3B, BALHot7/22/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with lower back tightness, according to Brittany Ghiroli of mlb.com.
Insight: Machado has batted .333 with seven doubles, six homers, 12 RBI, 11 runs and a .931 OPS over his last 29 games after hitting .218 with a .595 OPS in his first 37. He has 10 homers in 258 at-bats after hitting just 14 in 667 at-bats last season. Consider him day-to-day.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT7/22/2014 9:29:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez exited Tuesday's game with discomfort in his left knee, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: Alvarez has gone 12-for-53 (.226) with two home runs in July and is batting .239 with 27 extra-base hits in 383 plate appearances (.070 XBH%) this season. He had a .098 XBH% last season.
Chase Headley, 3B, NYY7/22/2014 3:36:00 PM
Description: Third baseman Chase Headley has been traded to the New York Yankees.
Insight: Headley hasn't ever reached the levels he posted in 2012, but he'll be an upgrade at 3B for the Yankees. The change in venue from Petco Park to Yankees Stadium will should help Headley's numbers. He's not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Yangervis Solarte, 3B, SDP7/22/2014 1:54:00 PM
Description: Third baseman Yangervis Solarte has been traded to the San Diego Padres.
Insight: Solarte went 40-for-119 (.336) with 10 doubles, four homers, 23 RBI, 17 runs and a 16/17 K/BB in his first 34 games this season, but he went 23-for-123 (.187) with two homers and seven RBI since then. In pitcher-friendly Petco Park, Solarte will have no fantasy value.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT7/21/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez will sit Monday night against left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu.
Insight: Very understandable as Alvarez is batting just .186 against left-=handers this season. Josh Harrisonn will get the start at the hot corner.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SFG7/21/2014 11:02:00 AM
Description: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has gone 2-for-15 with four strikeouts versus Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee.
Insight: Sandoval has been smoking hot for the past two weeks, batting .405 in the past nine games, but doesn't have a favorable matchup.
Chris Johnson, 3B, ATLHot7/20/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson hit his fourth home run in the past five games Sunday against the Phillies.
Insight: Johnson hit just three home runs in his first 90 games this season after putting 12 on the board in 142 games last year.
Matt Dominguez, 3B, HOU7/20/2014 5:51:00 PM
Description: Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer and four RBI Sunday at Chicago.
Insight: Dominguez has been very good against lefties this season (.303, 7 2B, 5 HR) and is now 5-for-8 with three home runs against John Danks.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WASHot7/20/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has raised his average from .233 to .287 since June 30 by batting .418 over his last 15 games.
Insight: Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with a homer, his second in the past four games, and two RBI Sunday against Milwaukee. He's driven in 14 runs in his last 11 games.
Casey McGehee, 3B, MIAHot7/20/2014 5:17:00 PM
Description: Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Sunday against the Giants.
Insight: McGehee has managed to drive in 56 runs despite hitting just two home runs all season. He's batting .322 with a .786 OPS.
Matt Dominguez, 3B, HOU 7/20/2014 12:47:00 PM
Description: Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez could be a good low-cost fantasy option Sunday against the White Sox.
Insight: Dominguez has a .295 average and an .800 OPS against lefties this season, compared to a .209 average and a .580 OPS against righties. He's also gone 3-for-5 with two homers against White Sox left-hander John Danks.
Xander Bogaerts, 3B, BOS 7/18/2014 10:57:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-3 with a homer, two RBI, a walk and two runs scored Friday against the Royals.
Insight: In his last 29 games of the first half, Bogaerts batted .103 (11-for-107) with one extra-base hit, five RBI and seven runs. Before that stretch he had a .299 average, five home runs and an .840 OPS on the season.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SFGHot7/18/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has gone 11-for-25 with two home runs and seven RBI over his last six games.
Insight: Sandoval batted .173 with two home runs and six RBI over his first 35 games this season, but he's put up a .335 average, 10 home runs and 37 RBI over his last 58.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEXHot7/18/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Friday at Toronto.
Insight: Beltre has batted .362 with 15 doubles, 14 home runs, 47 RBI and 43 runs over his last 66 games. He leads the AL with a .337 average.
Adam Duvall, 3B, SFGHot7/15/2014 2:06:00 PM
Description: Giants minor league 1B/3B Adam Duvall leads the PCL in home runs (26) among his 44 extra base hits and 1.012 OPS.
Insight: The 25-yesr-old Duvall won't find a full-time spot with the big club unless Brandon Belt and Pablo Sandoval are injured, traded or leave via free agency.

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