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2010 projected leaders: Third baseman OPS

Feb 23, 2010, 6:38 PM EST

Over the next several days, I’ll be dipping into my 2010 projections and presenting some leaderboards.
1. Alex Rodriguez – 942
2. David Wright – 926
3. Evan Longoria – 913
4. Pablo Sandoval – 905
5. Chipper Jones – 897
6. Aramis Ramirez – 882
7. Ryan Zimmerman – 866
8. Mark Reynolds – 856
9. Troy Glaus – 821
10. Edwin Encarnacion – 819
– Yeah, I know Sandoval and Glaus won’t be playing third base this year. I did list Kevin Youkilis with the first basemen. He came in at 891.
(Edit – Of course, Sandoval is going to play 3B this year, I forgot the Giants signed Aubrey Huff)
– Adrian Beltre comes in at 789, but it wouldn’t surprise me much to see him come in somewhere around 820-840. Besides his 1017 mark in 2004 and an 835 in 2000, his high water point was 802 three years ago. However, he’s never played in a park like Fenway.
– Encarnacion’s presence will surprise some, but his career mark is 790 and he finished up well in his intro to the AL last year, coming in at .274/.364/.547 with seven homers in his 95 at-bats in Sept./Oct.

  1. Pandamonium - Feb 23, 2010 at 6:59 PM

    What makes you think Pablo isn’t playing third base this year?

  2. scatterbrian - Feb 23, 2010 at 7:43 PM

    Probably going off the assumption that DeRosa will play 3B…..which is nothing more than speculation. DeRosa could play LF, RF or 1B as well, and the Giants have made no indication that they’ll be moving Panda across the diamond. But, since Panda doesn’t look like a typical 3B, some people instantly assume he can’t play there. I’m not saying he’s great, but he’s no worse than Rodriguez or Reynolds.

  3. hop - Feb 23, 2010 at 9:14 PM

    David Wright .926??? Are they planning on moving the fences in at the new mets stadium? I didnt read where they are going to do that and if they are not thats a really big pipe dream number right there for ya.

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