February 20, 2007

The Best Young Third Basemen

Chris Constancio at The Hardball Times, writes about the best young third basemen in baseball and David Wright checks in at number 2:

While some see Wright developing into an elite power threat, his most recent performance raises doubts about that. His HR/Flyball ratio dropped to average levels as he suffered through three- and four-week homerless stretches during the second half of the 2006 season. Whether or not Wright can hit 35 or more home runs in a season does not detract from his outstanding knowledge of the strike zone and solid play at third base. He likely will be one of baseball's best all-around third basemen for years.

Miguel Cabrera is in at number 1 and Ryan Zimmerman comes in after Wright.

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