By Lawrence Barreca.
Every year, the “hot corner” is known to produce some of the greatest bats in fantasy, stemming from the pure power of Alex Rodriguez to the contact of Chone Figgins.
It appears as though no matter where you are placed in your fantasy baseball draft, odds are you will end up with a top-notch corner infielder as Week One of the season finally closes in.
Today, amongst all the performers on this list, though, we are going to take a look at the Bronx Bomber himself, A-Rod.
Rodriguez, who batted .286 with 30 HR, 100 RBI, 78 R and 14 SB, is arguably the most consistent third baseman to take the field year in and year out. Of course, his star-studded fantasy numbers do not come alone, as his Yankee teammates are a primary reason for his success. Whenever you have players like Jorge Posada, Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano hitting around you in the lineup, odds are you are going to get a few pretty pitches to hit along the way.
When looking at your upcoming fantasy draft, I don’t think there’s any reason not to take A-Rod with the third or fourth overall pick. Another option may be to grab a shortstop or second baseman early and then attempt to get either Pablo Sandoval or Ryan Zimmerman somewhere in the next two rounds.
Either way, third base shouldn’t be a position to stress over as Draft Day nears, as there are far too many options on the board that can help lead your team to success.
Now, let's take a look at who rounds out our Top 40 list: