Ranking the best third basemen
January, 24, 2008
Update: Original version of this post included incorrect slugging percentage for Ramirez, and incorrect OBP and slugging for Kouzmanoff and Zimmerman. All have now been corrected. Today, we turn to the best third basemen of the next five years. As you might recall, I've been ignoring players older than 30, but if there's a time to ignore that rule -- more of a guideline, really -- this is it, because the best player in the American League still has plenty of good seasons ahead of him. Here are my 10 holdovers from 2007; the given age is 2008 seasonal age, while the other numbers are from 2007, including adjusted OPS (which is how the players are sorted) and Wins Above Replacement Player (WARP).