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Prodigious power will be the hallmark of Alex Rodriguez's career.
By the time Alex Rodriguez finishes his career, he'll have played more games at third base than at the position he was originally slated to play when he arrived in the majors as an 18-year-old in 1994. He was supposed to play shortstop, and that's what he did as a member of the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers.
Only after joining the New York Yankees before the 2004 season did Alex Rodriguez make the move to third. It was part of the agreement he had with the Yankees, who did not need a shortstop with future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter playing there.
Rodriguez has never been a great fielding third baseman, but his adjustment went fairly well considering that he was never really trained to play the hot corner.
At the plate is where Rodriguez has made his mark.
As a third baseman, Rodriguez has won two MVP Awards. He eclipsed 100 runs batted in seven times. That's just as a third baseman. As a shortstop, he won an additional MVP award and drove in over 100 runs an additional eight times.
Rodriguez's numbers, when all is said and done, will rank at the top of some of baseball's most hallowed offensive records.
As a third baseman, he's not going be ranked as high as those that played their entire careers at the position, but he still ranks among the all-time greatest.