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1. Miguel Cabrera
With the addition of Fielder to the Detroit Tigers, Cabrera is making the transition over to third base.
He is sure to have his struggles at third though, as he is not the best defensive player out there. His offensive production, however, will make up for any defensive struggles.
Cabrera led the league with a .344 batting average in 2011, and with Fielder as his protection (batting behind him in the lineup), he could lead the league in all offensive categories this upcoming season.
2. Adrian Beltre
Beltre won his third Gold Glove award in 2011. Combine his fielding with a .300 batting average, 30 home runs and 100 RBI, and you have an extremely valuable player.
If Cabrera struggles defensively at third base, Beltre could easily be seen as the top third baseman in baseball.
3. Evan Longoria
I'm sorry, but I am just not sold on Longoria.
I'm sure I'm going to hear it the most for this ranking. He could have his big breakout year this season. Longoria's batting average was below .250 last season (.244) and he has yet to hit above .300 in a season.
Longoria is also on a Rays team that has a mediocre offense at best. He will not have the same protection that Beltre or Rodriguez will have.
4. Alex Rodriguez
The biggest issue for "A-Rod" has been health.
It seems like he has not been playing at 100 percent health for the past several years now. When he was healthy last year, he played exceptionally at third base.
His offensive numbers have not been "A-Rod" numbers lately because of the injuries. If he can stay healthy in 2012, which I expect him to, he could restart his 30-home run and 100-RBI streak.
Rodriguez got the same knee treatment that Kobe Bryant got in Germany this offseason. If Bryant's start of this NBA season is any indication, we could see Rodriguez back to his MVP form.
5. David Wright
Like many of the top third basemen in baseball, Wright's health is an issue.
When healthy, he is a player with a nice mix of power and speed. The "Wright" move for the New York Mets would be to trade him, and fully commit to rebuilding, but why would the Mets make the right move?
If they actually do trade Wright, I expect a change of scenery to spark his play, and he will be able to end the season on a very strong note.
Honorable Mention: Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval