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 187
  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 148
  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 124
  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, 2008–2021 107
  17. Darrell Evans 3b, 1969–1989 106
  18. Robin Ventura 3b, 1989–2004 103
  19. Jimmy Collins 3b, 1895–1908 101
  20. Stan Hack 3b, 1932–1947 100.0
  21. Ron Cey 3b, 1971–1987 99.8
  22. John McGraw 3b, 1891–1907 97
  23. David Wright 3b, 2004–2018 95
  24. Heinie Groh 3b, 1912–1927 93
  25. Toby Harrah 3b, 1969–1986 91
  26. Manny Machado 3b, 2012–2021 90
  27. Nolan Arenado 3b, 2013–2021 90
  28. Josh Donaldson 3b, 2010–2021 89
  29. Matt Williams 3b, 1987–2003 88
  30. Bob Elliott 3b, 1939–1953 88
  31. Ed Williamson 3b, 1878–1890 80
  32. Larry Gardner 3b, 1908–1924 80
  33. Doug DeCinces 3b, 1973–1987 76
  34. Lave Cross 3b, 1887–1907 76
  35. Harlond Clift 3b, 1934–1945 75
  36. Denny Lyons 3b, 1885–1897 75
  37. Ryan Zimmerman 3b, 2005–2021 72
  38. Ezra Sutton 3b, 1871–1888 72
  39. Bill Bradley 3b, 1899–1915 70
  40. Carney Lansford 3b, 1978–1992 70
  41. Bill Madlock 3b, 1973–1987 69
  42. Jose Ramirez 3b, 2013–2021 69
  43. Troy Glaus 3b, 1998–2010 68
  44. Gary Gaetti 3b, 1981–2000 68
  45. Anthony Rendon 3b, 2013–2021 67
  46. Art Devlin 3b, 1904–1913 67
  47. George Kell 3b, 1943–1957 67
  48. Eric Chavez 3b, 1998–2014 66
  49. Justin Turner 3b, 2009–2021 66
  50. Al Rosen 3b, 1947–1956 65
  51. Tim Wallach 3b, 1980–1996 65
  52. Pie Traynor 3b, 1920–1937 65
  53. Ken Caminiti 3b, 1987–2001 64
  54. Kyle Seager 3b, 2011–2021 64
  55. Jeff Cirillo 3b, 1994–2007 64
  56. Bill Joyce 3b, 1890–1898 62
  57. Don Money 3b, 1968–1983 62
  58. Hank Thompson 3b, 1943–1956 62
  59. Heinie Zimmerman 3b, 1907–1919 61
  60. Aramis Ramirez 3b, 1998–2015 61
  61. Ken McMullen 3b, 1962–1977 60
  62. Eddie Yost 3b, 1944–1962 59
  63. Arlie Latham 3b, 1880–1909 58
  64. Ken Keltner 3b, 1937–1950 58
  65. Travis Fryman 3b, 1990–2002 57
  66. Billy Nash 3b, 1884–1898 56
  67. Kris Bryant 3b, 2015–2021 56
  68. Edgardo Alfonzo 3b, 1995–2006 56
  69. Edwin Encarnacion 3b, 2005–2020 55
  70. Richie Hebner 3b, 1968–1985 55
  71. Alex Bregman 3b, 2016–2021 54
  72. Bobby Bonilla 3b, 1986–2001 54
  73. Willie Kamm 3b, 1923–1935 52
  74. Harry Steinfeldt 3b, 1898–1911 51
  75. Martin Prado 3b, 2006–2019 51
  76. Freddie Lindstrom 3b, 1924–1936 50
  77. Buddy Lewis 3b, 1935–1949 49
  78. Matt Carpenter 3b, 2011–2021 49
  79. Red Rolfe 3b, 1931–1942 48
  80. Red Smith 3b, 1911–1919 48
  81. Matt Chapman 3b, 2017–2021 48
  82. Terry Pendleton 3b, 1984–1998 48
  83. Melvin Mora 3b, 1999–2011 48
  84. Ray Boone 3b, 1948–1960 46
  85. Jimmy Dykes 3b, 1918–1939 46
  86. Kevin Seitzer 3b, 1986–1997 46
  87. Clete Boyer 3b, 1955–1971 46
  88. Whitey Kurowski 3b, 1941–1949 45
  89. Jim Ray Hart 3b, 1963–1974 45
  90. Chase Headley 3b, 2007–2018 43
  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. George Pinkney 3b, 1884–1893 39
  98. Howard Johnson 3b, 1982–1995 39
  99. Bill Mueller 3b, 1996–2006 39
  100. Tom Burns 3b, 1880–1892 39
  101. Hans Lobert 3b, 1903–1917 39
  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. Milt Stock 3b, 1913–1926 35
  110. Ed Charles 3b, 1962–1969 35
  111. Pinky Higgins 3b, 1930–1946 35
  112. Pete Ward 3b, 1962–1970 35
  113. Doug Rader 3b, 1967–1977 35
  114. Bob Horner 3b, 1978–1988 35
  115. Dave Hollins 3b, 1990–2002 35
  116. Pablo Sandoval 3b, 2008–2021 35
  117. Dave Magadan 3b, 1986–2001 34
  118. Don Hoak 3b, 1954–1964 33
  119. Levi Meyerle 3b, 1871–1884 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 31
  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. Wid Conroy 3b, 1901–1911 29
  133. David Freese 3b, 2009–2019 29
  134. Brandon Inge 3b, 2001–2013 29
  135. Joe Randa 3b, 1995–2006 29
  136. Bill Melton 3b, 1968–1977 28
  137. Jimmy Austin 3b, 1909–1929 28
  138. Brett Lawrie 3b, 2011–2016 27
  139. Steve Buechele 3b, 1985–1995 27
  140. Jim Davenport 3b, 1958–1970 27
  141. Scott Brosius 3b, 1991–2001 27
  142. Billy Shindle 3b, 1886–1898 27
  143. John Castino 3b, 1979–1984 27
  144. Grady Hatton 3b, 1946–1960 25
  145. Brook Jacoby 3b, 1981–1992 24
  146. Hank Blalock 3b, 2002–2010 24
  147. Frank Malzone 3b, 1955–1966 24
  148. Aurelio Rodriguez 3b, 1967–1983 24
  149. David Bell 3b, 1995–2006 24
  150. Wayne Gross 3b, 1976–1986 24
  151. Harry Lord 3b, 1907–1915 24
  152. Art Howe 3b, 1974–1985 24
  153. Tim Naehring 3b, 1990–1997 24
  154. Tony Batista 3b, 1996–2007 23
  155. Jimmy Johnston 3b, 1911–1926 23
  156. Joe Yeager 3b, 1898–1908 23
  157. Joe Crede 3b, 2000–2009 23
  158. Yoan Moncada 3b, 2016–2021 23
  159. Pinky Whitney 3b, 1928–1939 23
  160. Todd Zeile 3b, 1989–2004 22
  161. Eugenio Suarez 3b, 2014–2021 22
  162. Larry Parrish 3b, 1974–1988 22
  163. George Moriarty 3b, 1903–1916 22
  164. Aaron Boone 3b, 1997–2009 21
  165. Bobby Byrne 3b, 1907–1917 21
  166. Bobby Adams 3b, 1946–1959 21
  167. Billy Johnson 3b, 1943–1953 21
  168. Ossie Vitt 3b, 1912–1921 21
  169. Denny Walling 3b, 1975–1992 20
  170. Dave Brain 3b, 1901–1908 20
  171. Joe Stripp 3b, 1928–1938 20
  172. Hank Majeski 3b, 1939–1955 20
  173. Mike Moustakas 3b, 2011–2021 20
  174. Paul Schaal 3b, 1964–1974 20
  175. Bill Hall 3b, 2002–2012 20
  176. Jim Morrison 3b, 1977–1988 19
  177. Joe Foy 3b, 1966–1971 19
  178. Rich Rollins 3b, 1961–1970 19
  179. Lenny Randle 3b, 1971–1982 19
  180. Ray Knight 3b, 1974–1988 19
  181. Sammy Hale 3b, 1920–1930 18
  182. Rafael Devers 3b, 2017–2021 18
  183. Andy High 3b, 1922–1934 18
  184. Dude Esterbrook 3b, 1880–1891 18
  185. Joe Battin 3b, 1871–1890 18
  186. Cookie Lavagetto 3b, 1934–1947 18
  187. Nick Castellanos 3b, 2013–2021 18
  188. Maicer Izturis 3b, 2004–2014 17
  189. Enos Cabell 3b, 1972–1986 17
  190. Andy Carey 3b, 1952–1962 17
  191. Dean Palmer 3b, 1989–2003 17
  192. Randy Jackson 3b, 1950–1959 17
  193. Harry Wolverton 3b, 1898–1912 17
  194. Russell Branyan 3b, 1998–2011 17
  195. Mike Pagliarulo 3b, 1984–1995 17
  196. Brian Anderson 3b, 2017–2021 17
  197. Eduardo Escobar 3b, 2011–2021 16
  198. Travis Shaw 3b, 2015–2021 16
  199. Tom Brookens 3b, 1979–1990 16
  200. Pinky May 3b, 1939–1943 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. Manny Machado
  3. Nolan Arenado
  4. Josh Donaldson
  5. Ryan Zimmerman

Retired but Not Yet Eligible by Hall Rating

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