Third basemen are rounding out the field in MLB The Show 18, and are key to you forming a solid defence. In this MLB 18 Best Third Basemen guide, we'll be walking you through the top 5 potential players you can put in at the position.
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MLB The Show 18 Best Prospect Third Basemen
There are a couple of young prospects at the hot corner, but past the top pair, defense is going to be very hard to find at the position. Here are the top 5 prospects at third base that you should know about when playing franchise mode.
|Rafael Devers||Boston Red Sox||21||80||A|
|Matt Chapman||Oakland Athletics||24||81||A|
|Brian Anderson||Miami Marlins||24||67||A|
|Johnny Leon||Colorado Rockies||24||68||A|
|Sergio Crespo||San Diego Padres||19||66||A|
Best Potential Third Baseman - Rafael Devers - Boston Red Sox Organization
Starting a franchise with the Red Sox may have you starting an awkward reverse split platoon at third between Devers and Eduardo Nuñez. At age 30 and a C Potential, Nuñez will probably fall off after the first season. Devers starts with 64 Con vs R, 73 Con vs L, decent power, and fielding and speed ratings all in the 60s. He's going to turn out to be a stud.
Best Potential Third Baseman - Matt Chapman - Oakland Athletics Organization
With 84 Fielding and 89 Arm Strength, Matt Chapman has a chance to turn into a Gold Glove third baseman for the Athletics. With 61 Pow vs R and 56 Pow vs L, he should also turn into a pretty fine hitting third baseman, and starting off at 81 Overall, he's got a good headstart over most other young players at the position.
Best Potential Third Baseman - Brian Anderson - Miami Marlins Organization
Anderson starts the season behind Martin Prado, who should be able to hang on for a little longer, even at age 34, thanks to his B Potential. When he's gone, Anderson should be more than ready to take over the job. With 50+ in all of his Contact and Power attributes, he should turn into a pretty good hitting third baseman for the Marlins.
Best Potential Third Baseman - Johnny Leon - Colorado Rockies Organization
While Leon is stuck behind the best third basemen in the game, Nolan Arreando (98 overall), he could quickly become the starter for the Rockies at his secondary position of first base. 72 Con vs R and 74 Con vs L are good to go, but as with most of the prospects in MLB The Show, his fielding (50) needs to develop.
Best Potential Third Baseman - Sergio Crespo - San Diego Padres Organization
Chase Headley is just holding third base warm for when Crespo is ready to take over. He just needs to up his fielding (48) a bit, and at 18 years old, that will come along. He's already got the bat, 65 Con vs R and 77 Con vs L to take over at third for the Padres right now.
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