Third Baseman Rankings

200 Greatest Third Basemen

  1. Mike Schmidt 3b, 1972–1989 228
  2. Eddie Mathews 3b, 1952–1968 191
  3. Wade Boggs 3b, 1982–1999 186
  4. George Brett 3b, 1973–1993 180
  5. Adrian Beltre 3b, 1998–2018 179
  6. Chipper Jones 3b, 1993–2012 170
  7. Brooks Robinson 3b, 1955–1977 149
  8. Scott Rolen 3b, 1996–2012 142
  9. Ron Santo 3b, 1960–1974 139
  10. Graig Nettles 3b, 1967–1988 126
  11. Buddy Bell 3b, 1972–1989 125
  12. Home Run Baker 3b, 1908–1922 123
  13. Sal Bando 3b, 1966–1981 117
  14. Ken Boyer 3b, 1955–1969 117
  15. Deacon White 3b, 1871–1890 114
  16. Evan Longoria 3b, 2008–2022 108
  17. Nolan Arenado 3b, 2013–2022 107
  18. Darrell Evans 3b, 1969–1989 107
  19. Manny Machado 3b, 2012–2022 104
  20. Robin Ventura 3b, 1989–2004 103
  21. Jimmy Collins 3b, 1895–1908 101
  22. Stan Hack 3b, 1932–1947 99.9
  23. Ron Cey 3b, 1971–1987 99.6
  24. John McGraw 3b, 1891–1907 97
  25. David Wright 3b, 2004–2018 96
  26. Heinie Groh 3b, 1912–1927 93
  27. Josh Donaldson 3b, 2010–2022 92
  28. Toby Harrah 3b, 1969–1986 92
  29. Matt Williams 3b, 1987–2003 89
  30. Bob Elliott 3b, 1939–1953 87
  31. Jose Ramirez 3b, 2013–2022 81
  32. Ed Williamson 3b, 1878–1890 80
  33. Larry Gardner 3b, 1908–1924 80
  34. Doug DeCinces 3b, 1973–1987 76
  35. Lave Cross 3b, 1887–1907 76
  36. Denny Lyons 3b, 1885–1897 75
  37. Harlond Clift 3b, 1934–1945 75
  38. Ryan Zimmerman 3b, 2005–2021 73
  39. Ezra Sutton 3b, 1871–1888 71
  40. Bill Madlock 3b, 1973–1987 70
  41. Bill Bradley 3b, 1899–1915 70
  42. Carney Lansford 3b, 1978–1992 70
  43. Anthony Rendon 3b, 2013–2022 69
  44. Troy Glaus 3b, 1998–2010 68
  45. Justin Turner 3b, 2009–2022 68
  46. Gary Gaetti 3b, 1981–2000 68
  47. Eric Chavez 3b, 1998–2014 67
  48. Art Devlin 3b, 1904–1913 67
  49. George Kell 3b, 1943–1957 66
  50. Al Rosen 3b, 1947–1956 65
  51. Tim Wallach 3b, 1980–1996 65
  52. Pie Traynor 3b, 1920–1937 65
  53. Kyle Seager 3b, 2011–2021 64
  54. Jeff Cirillo 3b, 1994–2007 64
  55. Ken Caminiti 3b, 1987–2001 64
  56. Don Money 3b, 1968–1983 62
  57. Bill Joyce 3b, 1890–1898 62
  58. Alex Bregman 3b, 2016–2022 62
  59. Aramis Ramirez 3b, 1998–2015 61
  60. Heinie Zimmerman 3b, 1907–1919 61
  61. Hank Thompson 3b, 1943–1956 61
  62. Ken McMullen 3b, 1962–1977 60
  63. Eddie Yost 3b, 1944–1962 58
  64. Arlie Latham 3b, 1880–1909 58
  65. Travis Fryman 3b, 1990–2002 58
  66. Ken Keltner 3b, 1937–1950 57
  67. Kris Bryant 3b, 2015–2022 56
  68. Billy Nash 3b, 1884–1898 56
  69. Edgardo Alfonzo 3b, 1995–2006 56
  70. Edwin Encarnacion 3b, 2005–2020 55
  71. Richie Hebner 3b, 1968–1985 55
  72. Matt Carpenter 3b, 2011–2022 54
  73. Matt Chapman 3b, 2017–2022 54
  74. Bobby Bonilla 3b, 1986–2001 53
  75. Willie Kamm 3b, 1923–1935 51
  76. Martin Prado 3b, 2006–2019 51
  77. Harry Steinfeldt 3b, 1898–1911 51
  78. Freddie Lindstrom 3b, 1924–1936 50
  79. Buddy Lewis 3b, 1935–1949 49
  80. Red Smith 3b, 1911–1919 48
  81. Red Rolfe 3b, 1931–1942 48
  82. Terry Pendleton 3b, 1984–1998 48
  83. Melvin Mora 3b, 1999–2011 48
  84. Jimmy Dykes 3b, 1918–1939 47
  85. Ray Boone 3b, 1948–1960 47
  86. Kevin Seitzer 3b, 1986–1997 46
  87. Clete Boyer 3b, 1955–1971 46
  88. Jim Ray Hart 3b, 1963–1974 45
  89. Whitey Kurowski 3b, 1941–1949 45
  90. Chase Headley 3b, 2007–2018 44
  91. Bob Bailey 3b, 1962–1978 43
  92. Corey Koskie 3b, 1998–2006 42
  93. Billy Werber 3b, 1930–1942 41
  94. Ken Oberkfell 3b, 1977–1992 41
  95. Todd Frazier 3b, 2011–2021 41
  96. Mike Lowell 3b, 1998–2010 40
  97. Howard Johnson 3b, 1982–1995 40
  98. George Pinkney 3b, 1884–1893 39
  99. Bill Mueller 3b, 1996–2006 39
  100. Tom Burns 3b, 1880–1892 39
  101. Hans Lobert 3b, 1903–1917 38
  102. Eric Soderholm 3b, 1971–1980 38
  103. Chone Figgins 3b, 2002–2014 38
  104. Casey Blake 3b, 1999–2011 37
  105. Jerry Denny 3b, 1881–1894 36
  106. Ossie Bluege 3b, 1922–1939 36
  107. Bob Ferguson 3b, 1871–1884 36
  108. Pepper Martin 3b, 1928–1944 36
  109. Pete Ward 3b, 1962–1970 35
  110. Milt Stock 3b, 1913–1926 35
  111. Pinky Higgins 3b, 1930–1946 35
  112. Bob Horner 3b, 1978–1988 35
  113. Doug Rader 3b, 1967–1977 35
  114. Ed Charles 3b, 1962–1969 35
  115. Dave Hollins 3b, 1990–2002 35
  116. Pablo Sandoval 3b, 2008–2021 35
  117. Dave Magadan 3b, 1986–2001 34
  118. Levi Meyerle 3b, 1871–1884 34
  119. Don Hoak 3b, 1954–1964 33
  120. Eddie Foster 3b, 1910–1923 33
  121. Sammy Strang 3b, 1896–1908 33
  122. Mike Mowrey 3b, 1905–1917 32
  123. Phil Nevin 3b, 1995–2006 32
  124. Vinny Castilla 3b, 1991–2006 32
  125. Willie Jones 3b, 1947–1961 32
  126. Rance Mulliniks 3b, 1977–1992 32
  127. Morgan Ensberg 3b, 2000–2008 30
  128. Lee Tannehill 3b, 1903–1912 30
  129. Kelly Gruber 3b, 1984–1993 30
  130. Chris Sabo 3b, 1988–1996 30
  131. Wayne Garrett 3b, 1969–1978 29
  132. David Freese 3b, 2009–2019 29
  133. Wid Conroy 3b, 1901–1911 29
  134. Brandon Inge 3b, 2001–2013 29
  135. Joe Randa 3b, 1995–2006 29
  136. Eugenio Suarez 3b, 2014–2022 28
  137. Bill Melton 3b, 1968–1977 28
  138. Jimmy Austin 3b, 1909–1929 28
  139. Brett Lawrie 3b, 2011–2016 28
  140. Steve Buechele 3b, 1985–1995 27
  141. Scott Brosius 3b, 1991–2001 27
  142. Jim Davenport 3b, 1958–1970 27
  143. Billy Shindle 3b, 1886–1898 27
  144. John Castino 3b, 1979–1984 27
  145. Rafael Devers 3b, 2017–2022 27
  146. Grady Hatton 3b, 1946–1960 25
  147. Hank Blalock 3b, 2002–2010 24
  148. Austin Riley 3b, 2019–2022 24
  149. Wayne Gross 3b, 1976–1986 24
  150. Brook Jacoby 3b, 1981–1992 24
  151. Aurelio Rodriguez 3b, 1967–1983 24
  152. David Bell 3b, 1995–2006 24
  153. Frank Malzone 3b, 1955–1966 24
  154. Harry Lord 3b, 1907–1915 24
  155. Art Howe 3b, 1974–1985 24
  156. Tim Naehring 3b, 1990–1997 24
  157. Yoan Moncada 3b, 2016–2022 23
  158. Tony Batista 3b, 1996–2007 23
  159. Joe Yeager 3b, 1898–1908 23
  160. Jimmy Johnston 3b, 1911–1926 23
  161. Joe Crede 3b, 2000–2009 23
  162. Pinky Whitney 3b, 1928–1939 23
  163. Todd Zeile 3b, 1989–2004 22
  164. Larry Parrish 3b, 1974–1988 22
  165. Aaron Boone 3b, 1997–2009 22
  166. Bobby Byrne 3b, 1907–1917 21
  167. George Moriarty 3b, 1903–1916 21
  168. Billy Johnson 3b, 1943–1953 21
  169. Bobby Adams 3b, 1946–1959 21
  170. Ossie Vitt 3b, 1912–1921 21
  171. Denny Walling 3b, 1975–1992 21
  172. Dave Brain 3b, 1901–1908 20
  173. Joe Stripp 3b, 1928–1938 20
  174. Hank Majeski 3b, 1939–1955 20
  175. Bill Hall 3b, 2002–2012 20
  176. Paul Schaal 3b, 1964–1974 20
  177. Mike Moustakas 3b, 2011–2022 19
  178. Jim Morrison 3b, 1977–1988 19
  179. Ray Knight 3b, 1974–1988 19
  180. Joe Foy 3b, 1966–1971 19
  181. Rich Rollins 3b, 1961–1970 19
  182. Lenny Randle 3b, 1971–1982 19
  183. Sammy Hale 3b, 1920–1930 18
  184. Andy High 3b, 1922–1934 18
  185. Ke'Bryan Hayes 3b, 2020–2022 18
  186. Dude Esterbrook 3b, 1880–1891 18
  187. Joe Battin 3b, 1871–1890 18
  188. Gio Urshela 3b, 2015–2022 18
  189. Cookie Lavagetto 3b, 1934–1947 18
  190. Maicer Izturis 3b, 2004–2014 17
  191. Nick Castellanos 3b, 2013–2022 17
  192. Enos Cabell 3b, 1972–1986 17
  193. Eduardo Escobar 3b, 2011–2022 17
  194. Randy Jackson 3b, 1950–1959 17
  195. Dean Palmer 3b, 1989–2003 17
  196. Russell Branyan 3b, 1998–2011 17
  197. Andy Carey 3b, 1952–1962 17
  198. Brian Anderson 3b, 2017–2022 17
  199. Harry Wolverton 3b, 1898–1912 17
  200. Mike Pagliarulo 3b, 1984–1995 16

Greatest Third Basemen by Hall Rating

Mike Schmidt Photo
  1. Mike Schmidt
  2. Eddie Mathews
  3. Wade Boggs
  4. George Brett
  5. Adrian Beltre

Greatest Third Basemen by Negro League MLE Hall Rating

Jud Wilson Photo
  1. Jud Wilson
  2. John Beckwith
  3. Carlos Morán
  4. Leon Kellman
  5. Howard Easterling

Not in the Hall of Fame by Hall Rating

Scott Rolen Photo
  1. Scott Rolen
  2. Graig Nettles
  3. Buddy Bell
  4. Sal Bando
  5. Ken Boyer

Not in the Hall of Fame by Negro League MLE Hall Rating

John Beckwith Photo
  1. John Beckwith
  2. Carlos Morán
  3. Leon Kellman
  4. Howard Easterling
  5. Hank Thompson

Not in the Hall of Stats by Hall Rating

Stan Hack Photo
  1. Stan Hack
  2. Ron Cey
  3. John McGraw
  4. Heinie Groh
  5. Toby Harrah

Not in the Hall of Merit by Hall Rating

  1. Buddy Bell
  2. Sal Bando
  3. Robin Ventura
  4. Ron Cey
  5. Toby Harrah

Active Third Basemen by Hall Rating

Evan Longoria Photo
  1. Evan Longoria
  2. Nolan Arenado
  3. Manny Machado
  4. Josh Donaldson
  5. Jose Ramirez

Retired but Not Yet Eligible by Hall Rating

Adrian Beltre Photo
  1. Adrian Beltre
  2. David Wright
  3. Ryan Zimmerman
  4. Martin Prado
  5. Chase Headley