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FOXSports.com's Mike Harmon's ranks the Top 5 fantasy third basemen. See where Tampa Bay standout Evan Longoria lands on the list.
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What are what I'm Randy Sparage of course is my Carmen and this is B baseball fantasy fix presented by NAPA Auto Parts Napa. Get the good stuff Michaels talk about. Your top 53 baseman we'll start with the top rookie from a year ago Evan Longoria no relation -- but you've gotta love his name. And his. Problem the swing 27 over 85 RBI. In just a 122 games in post season -- the guy that has still has room to grow -- me two thirds of his home runs and RBI. Team at the trop. But his batting average there was forty points lower than his road average still some room for improvement for him. I think we're starting to see on draft boards the expectations are just off the charts I'm trying to pull people back a little bit and he a lot of 4120. Predictions out there. We'll dial it back 35 is certainly within range will not make the big lead. But Longoria great game defensively already there -- so that part is not going to affect. His hand in the batter's box got Carlos Pena coming back for a full season now as is Carl Crawford certainly RBI opportunities lining up for Longoria. -- like to go rays again that Rockies third baseman Garrett Atkins number four. On your way. Of course all fantasy owners just -- guys who play in the thin -- coarsely ground that the big question got to put the big asterisk on him right now there's still the subject of trade talk and that's going to scare some owners away. And he's fourth. Kind of shaky. Fourth right now I think Longoria could trump and as we get closer to the heart of draft season. I'll -- you're looking at Atkins three straight years over twenty home runs last year 99 RBI despite. Some of his colleagues missing a lot of time to big questions for him though this year. Obviously the loss of Matt Holliday in the heart of that lineup how much does that hinder him. I think K rate was up last year he struck out a hundred times walk rate decreased. Never a good thing. Get the big splits of course but a trade. Somewhere else going to take those away -- hand the possibility. That you take a gamble on a guy early. Here in you know February and march and watching -- you know come up -- -- We want to back off as what you -- cubbies seem to always get consistent play from. -- Ramos Ramirez so. What kind of fantasy value -- you know it's funny I was looking -- what's the other -- from this -- and I remember watching him in Pittsburgh and while he's going to be a good player -- what's that called and -- finally become -- really forgot -- the Chicago five years amazing time flies -- -- -- -- -- -- anyway Ramirez in those five years with the Cubs get ready for 32 batting average 31 point six home runs -- -- 105 RBI per year they've got an offense in place to keep the train moving Soriano Soto -- everybody's back for -- Barring an injury I can't seem putting up any last in Chicago this year. Mets third baseman David Wright is mr. -- on your fantasy roster but you don't have a number one that's reserved for another guy in the Big Apple but right. Can definitely play yet we'll get into the debates on the New York third -- and I -- but -- with -- giving you the five tool production that's really. Hard to match across the board giving you the big power numbers great doubles hitter. Big RBI and also stealing averaged 21 -- for your -- shoot a career high with thirty. Four I don't expect to need that number again but the RBI and home run potentials there. Beltran and Delgado still in the heart of what the order along side and maybe he's certainly going to have the run generation opportunities and this guy just seems to get better every year. Of course the other third baseman in the Big Apple Alex Rodriguez but -- all the steroid stuff is going to be a distraction for A-Rod your number one guy just going to add another distraction too -- -- can. -- won in two if you really want to get down to it let's go through the number twelve seasons. I'm the last thirteen with 35 plus home runs. Hundred RBI plus in twelve of the last thirteen. And fifteen plus stolen base in twelve of the last thirteen I don't take my chances with this guy even in his off Theres still coming with a big. Production and let's just say he failed October's have already been in his rearview mirror the Madonna thing has been in his rear view mirror. I mean this is just another shot blocker hey there's always another thing on the radar a bottom line is it in his past and I think eventually people are going to have to get on and worry about baseball 2009 and I mean that's one thing Rodriguez will be able to do in between the white -- he finds refuge and puts a big numbers. Look at sort of reason I'm ready daddy I want him -- I know you are as good door for this edition of the baseball fan -- -- presented by map up auto parts Napa get the good stuff for my comment the wall and dome. I'm ready right thanks for look at it.