WSBGMs continues in our self appointed duty of ranking each position from the NL East for the 2011 season. Catcher, 1st and 2nd base have already been covered, so we move over to the hot corner, third base.
Stats- AVG/OPS, Runs, Doubles and Homeruns or Extra Base Hits, Runs Batted In, Stolen Bases, and Offensive Wins Above Replacement.
2011 NL East Third Basemen Rankings:
1. Chipper Jones/Braves .275/.814, 56 R, 33 DBL, 18 HR, 70 RBI, 3.1 OWAR.
2. David Wright/Mets .254/.771, 60 R, 38 XBH, 61 RBI, 13 SB, 2.6 OWAR.
3. Ryan Zimmerman/Nationals .289/.798, 52 R, 35 XBH, 49 RBI, 2.3 OWAR.
4. Placido Polanco/Phillies .277/.674, 46 R, 19 XBH, 50 RBI, 0.6 OWAR.
5. Greg Dobbs/Marlins .275/.701, 38 R, 25 XBH, 49 RBI, 0.4 OWAR.
Notes- Dobbs returns to bench duties in Miami, where Hanley Ramirez will be playing 3rd in 2012. Wright and Zimmerman were each injured, leading to down years offensively. Chipper may be brittle, but he still holds good value with the bat. Polly's offense is slipping, but his the 2011 Gold Glove winner remains sharp on defense.