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The Best Current MLB Third Basemen

Updated January 7, 2020 4.0k votes 219 voters 1.1k views48 items

Whether you're working on your fantasy baseball roster or simply staying updated with the 2020 MLB rankings, this list of the best MLB third basemen currently playing will prove to be quite useful. Baseball fans, cast your votes for the players best at covering third base, having quick reflexes, and specializing in defense. Who are the best current third basemen in major league baseball today?

Nolan Arenado definitely ranks in the top 10 third basemen, along with Kris Bryant and Josh Donaldson. Other good MLB third basemen right now include Manny Machado, Freddie Freeman, Alex Bregman, Anthony Rendon, and Travis Shaw. 

Vote for who you think are the best MLB third basemen currently playing in the league today, and feel free to add any players who are missing from the list. 

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    Nolan Arenado is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Nolan Arenado

    Colorado Rockies

    PositionThird baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNewport Beach, California

    BatsRight

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    Alex Bregman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Alex Bregman

    Houston Astros

    PositionThird baseman, shortstop

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

    BatsRight

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    Anthony Rendon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Anthony Rendon

    Washington Nationals

    PositionThird baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    BatsRight

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    Matt Chapman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Matt Chapman

    Oakland Athletics

    PositionThird baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceVictorville, California

    BatsRight

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    Eugenio Suarez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Eugenio Suarez

    Cincinnati Reds
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    Jose Ramirez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Jose Ramirez

    Cleveland Indians
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    Kris Bryant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Kris Bryant

    Chicago Cubs
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    Josh Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Josh Donaldson

    Toronto Blue Jays

    PositionThird baseman

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    BatsRight

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    Josh Harrison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Josh Harrison

    Pittsburgh Pirates

    PositionThird baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    BatsRight-handed

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    Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Manny Machado

    Baltimore Orioles

    PositionShortstop, Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    BatsRight

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    Justin Turner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Justin Turner

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionThird baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    BatsRight

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    Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Matt Carpenter

    St. Louis Cardinals

    PositionFirst baseman, Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGalveston, Texas

    BatsLeft-handed

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    Mike Moustakas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Mike Moustakas

    Kansas City Royals

    PositionInfielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    BatsLeft

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    Miguel Sano is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Miguel Sano

    Minnesota Twins
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    Joey Gallo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Joey Gallo

    Texas Rangers

    PositionOutfielder, First baseman, Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHenderson, Nevada

    BatsLeft

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    Kyle Seager is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Kyle Seager

    Seattle Mariners

    PositionThird baseman

    BirthplaceConcord, North Carolina

    BatsLeft-handed

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    Rafael Devers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Rafael Devers

    Boston Red Sox
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    Adrian Beltre is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Adrian Beltre

    Texas Rangers
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    Nick Castellanos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Nick Castellanos

    Detroit Tigers
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    Evan Longoria is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Evan Longoria

    San Francisco Giants

    PositionThird baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDowney, California

    BatsRight-handed

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    Eduardo Escobar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Eduardo Escobar

    Minnesota Twins

    PositionShortstop, Third baseman

    NationalityVenezuelan

    BirthplaceVilla de Cura, Venezuela

    BatsSwitch

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    Miguel Andujar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Miguel Andujar

    New York Yankees
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    Marwin González is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Marwin González

    Houston Astros

    PositionUtility

    NationalityVenezuela

    BirthplacePuerto Ordaz and San Felix, Venezuela

    BatsSwitch

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    Todd Frazier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Todd Frazier

    New York Mets

    PositionThird baseman, First baseman

    BirthplacePoint Pleasant, New Jersey

    BatsRight-handed

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    Maikel Franco is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Third Basemen
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    Maikel Franco

    Philadelphia Phillies
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