2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: Third Base Tiers, Version 2.0

Tiers are a simple but effective way of plotting out a draft strategy that assures you won't fall behind at any position while maximizing your return on every pick. They serve an alternate form of rankings that groups players by expected level of production, denoting the points in the rankings where the most significant drop-offs occur. In the heat of a draft, you'll know which position to target by observing which one is closest to having its current tier depleted.

Below are the third base tiers for 2020. They show a position with such incredible depth from top to bottom that you should expect to draft more than one, whether for multi-eligibility reasons or to fill your utility spot.

The Super Elite: Alex BregmanNolan ArenadoJose RamirezAnthony Rendon
The Elite: Rafael Devers
The Near-Elite: Kris Bryant, DJ LeMahieu, Max MuncyJeff McNeilManny MachadoVladimir GuerreroEugenio SuarezYoan MoncadaMatt Chapman
The Next-Best Things: Josh Donaldson, Miguel Sano, Mike Moustakas, Eduardo EscobarTommy Edman^
The Fallback Options: Yuli Gurriel, Justin Turner, J.D. Davis, Scott Kingery^, Hunter DozierGio Urshela
The Last Resorts: Yandy Diaz, Ryan McMahonJon Berti
The Deep-Leaguers: Tommy La Stella, Kyle Seager, Brian Anderson, Matt Carpenter, David Fletcher
The Leftovers: Travis Shaw, Starlin Castro, Alec Bohm, Evan Longoria, Marwin Gonzalez, Hanser Alberto, Asdrubal Cabrera, Todd Frazier, Maikel Franco

^:one tier lower in points leagues
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