Third Base Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
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.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SFG7/13/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Over his last 58 games, Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has batted .333 with 10 doubles, a triple, nine homers and 34 RBI.
Insight: Sandoval hit just .173 with two home runs, six RBI and a .526 OPS over his first 35 games, so his numbers on the year are still on the low end.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEXHot7/13/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre will go into the All-Star break as the AL leader in batting average.
Insight: On May 11, Beltre was hitting .233. Since then, he's gone 83-for-219 (.379) with 14 doubles, 11 homers, 41 RBI and 35 runs in 57 games. He's batting .337 on the year.
Chris Johnson, 3B, ATLHot7/13/2014 5:53:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI Sunday against Chicago.
Insight: Johnson has hit three home runs in the past two games after hitting three all of last season before that.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CINHot7/13/2014 5:23:00 PM
Description: Reds third baseman Todd Frazier went 1-for-5 Sunday, but his lone hit was a home run.
Insight: Frazier has a big chance to introduce himself to casual baseball fans during the All-Star break, as he'll participate in the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game. Fantasy owners are already very familiar with him, as he's batted .290 with 19 homers, 53 RBI, 57 runs, 14 steals and an .852 OPS this season.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WASHot7/13/2014 5:08:00 PM
Description: Nationals 3B/LF Ryan Zimmerman hit his first home run since June 24 Sunday at Philadelphia.
Insight: Zimmerman (.273, .783 OPS) has gone 14-for-39 (.359) with 10 RBI in July. He has just four homers this season, but he does have 18 doubles in 176 at-bats.
Anthony Rendon, 3B, WASHot7/13/2014 5:07:00 PM
Description: Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon had three hits, one RBI and three runs Sunday at Philadelphia.
Insight: Rendon has scored 67 runs, tied for second in baseball, and he's also driven in 53 while racking up 42 extra-base hits and eight steals.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT7/13/2014 12:16:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez is 5-for-28 lifetime against Reds starter Johnny Cueto.
Insight: Alvarez is hitting just .238 with 15 home runs, 47 RBI and a .741 OPS. At the All-Star break last year, he was hitting .250 with an .827 OPS and already had 24 homers and 62 RBI. He'll face Cueto Sunday in Pittsburgh's last game before the break.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN7/13/2014 12:11:00 PM
Description: Reds third baseman Todd Frazier has gone 5-for-14 (.357) with a double, two homers and three walks against Pirates starter Francisco Liriano.
Insight: Frazier has been the Reds' best hitter this season, batting .291 with 18 homers, 51 RBI, 56 runs, 14 steals and an .850 OPS. He'll put his power on display Tuesday in the Home Run Derby, but not before getting a crack at Liriano Sunday.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN7/13/2014 12:30:00 AM
Description: Reds third baseman Todd Frazier continues to pound the baseball with a pair of hits and his 18th home run of the season Saturday night.
Insight: Frazier leads the Reds in hom,e run and RBI (51) and without him Cincinnati wouldn't be in the pennant race.
Chris Johnson, 3B, ATL7/12/2014 7:30:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson has been a disappointment for most of the season, but not Saturday.
Insight: Johnson blasted two home runs and knocked in four. Unfortunately, he's still batting just .272, a far cry from last season when he posted a .321 batting average.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN7/12/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Reds third baseman Todd Frazier, on a modest six-game hitting streak, is 5-for-12 (.417) with one home run among four extra-base hits against Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton
Insight: Frazier carried the Reds offense early on this season and has been playing at an All-Star level, batting .289 with 17 HR, 48 RBI, 13 SB and an .839 OPS.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL7/12/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez has a favorable matchup with Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.
Insight: Wainwright is one of the top-two pitchers in the National League, but Ramirez is a career .404 hitter (19-for-47) with a pair of home runs in their matchups. Despite a trip to the injured list, Ramirez is putting together another solid season batting .285 with 11 HR and 42 RBI in 68 games.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT7/11/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a homer and three RBI Friday at Cincinnati.
Insight: At the All-Star break last season, Alvarez was hitting .250 with 24 homers and 62 RBI. With just two games to go before the break this year, he's batting .241 with 15 HR and 47 RBI.
David Wright, 3B, NYM7/11/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright went 4-for-4 with a homer and two RBI Friday against Miami.
Insight: Wright has gone 10-for-18 with two doubles and two homers over his last five games to raise his OPS from .721 to .760.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN7/11/2014 10:09:00 AM
Description: Reds third baseman Todd Frazier is 5-for-12 (.417) with one home run against Pittsburgh starter Jeff Locke.
Insight: Frazier carried the Reds offense early on this season and has been playing at an All-Star level, batting .289 with 17 HR, 48 RBI, 13 SB and an .842 OPS. Cincinnati will need him to carry them a bit further with all the injuries they have suffered recently (Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, Billy Hamilton).
Josh Donaldson, 3B, OAK7/10/2014 7:05:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson slammed his 20th home run of the season Thursday afternoon.
Insight: Donaldson has struggled after a good start, but the home runs have never slowed. He'll easily top last year's total of 24, but he'll be hard-pressed to match last season's .301 batting average or .883 OPS.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KAN7/10/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is questionable for Thursday's game against Detroit due to flu-like symptoms.
Insight: Moustakas is still batting below the Mendoza Line (.193) and fantasy owners have likely already given up on him, but he did hit home run No. 10 this week.
David Wright, 3B, NYM7/10/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright is a career .423 hitter (11-for-26) against Braves starter Aaron Harang.
Insight: Wright had a bruised rotator cuff and missed seven consecutive games. He's been a solid RBI guy this season (43), but seven home runs and four steals are below expectations for the Mets star third baseman. Perhaps this matchup will help.