It's time to preview my personal favorite position on the field, the hot corner, 3rd base.
1. Washington Nationals
Ryan Zimmerman (26)
.307/.899, 85 R, 32 2B, 25 HR, 85 RBI, 5.3 WAR. Solid defensively and great with the wooden wand (2 consecutive Silver Sluggers). His prime years are likely still ahead of him. Pay attention America, you're witnessing an upper-echelon 3rd baseman.
2. New York Mets
David Wright (28)
.283/.856, 87 R, 36 2B, 29 HR, 103 RBI, 19 SB, 3.9 WAR. The NL East is home to 2 of the best players at the hot corner in all of baseball. Wright is a perennial All-Star (5 straight years) and is an excellent batter. His defense is overrated, but his skill set is not.
3. Atlanta Braves/Chipper Jones (38)
.265/.806, 47 R, 21 2B, 10 HR, 46 RBI, 3.2 WAR. As much as it pains me to admit this, he is one of the greatest switch hitters of all-time, and should be a first ballot Hall-of-Famer. The older he gets, the more brittle he becomes, but fact remains that Larry is an on base machine even at his elderly age.
4. Philadelphia Phillies/Placido Polanco (35)
.298/.726, 76 R, 27 2B, 52 RBI, 1.8 WAR. Hampered by a busted elbow (thanks a lot Tim Hudson) for most of the season, but still managed to bat nearly .300. Very steady with the glove and is the prototypical 2-hole hitter.
5. Florida Marlins/Wes Helms (34)
.220/.646, 25 R, 12 2B, 39 RBI, -1 WAR. Really? Get the hell outta here!