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2017 MLB Draft Position Rankings: Third Basemen

The college market typically includes a handful of promising third baseman. Those who have a chance to stick at third and show profile power go extremely high in the draft—see Kris Bryant (and Colin Moran, sixth overall in 2013). Neither of the third basemen in this year's class figure to go that high. Jake Burger should go in the first round, and prep infielders who project to play third base such as Mark Vientos and Ryan Vilade could also go on the first day of the draft.


Giants Commit To Casey Schmitt At Third Base

The 2020 second-rounder played both ways in college, but the Giants are committed to developing his power as a position player.

1. Jake Burger, Missouri State (20) 2. Mark Vientos, American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla. (40) 3. Drew Ellis, Louisville (66) 4. Ryan Vilade, Stillwater (Okla.) HS (67) 5. Andrew Bechtold, Chipola (Fla.) JC (95) 6. Dylan Busby, Florida State (129) 7. Joe Dunand, North Carolina State (130) 8. Jacob Gonzalez, Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. (132) 9. Will Toffey, Vanderbilt (162) 10. Evan Mendoza, North Carolina State (198) 11. Nick Egnatuk, Immaculata HS, Somerville, N.J. (225) 12. Buddy Kennedy, Millville (N.J.) Senior HS (229) 13. Jayson Gonzalez, Bishop Amat HS, La Puente, Calif. (242) 14. Jason Willow, Lambrick Park Secondary School, Victoria, B.C. (271) 15. Kyle Datres, North Carolina (297) 16. Tyler Hardman, Temescal Canyon HS, Lake Elsinore, Calif (321) 17. Adrian Tovalin, Azusa Pacific (332) 18. Casey Schmitt, Eastlake HS, Chula Vista, Calif. (335) 19. Carl Stajduhar, New Mexico (356) 20. Brandon Venter, McLennan (Texas) JC (357) 21. Jordan Rodgers, Tennessee (396) 22. Ryan Karstetter, State College of Florida (403) 23. Jacob Brown, Northeast Guilford HS, McLeansville, N.C (423) 24. Justin Yurchak, Binghamton (460) 25. Davis Schneider, Eastern HS, Voorhees, N.J. (463) 26. Jason Pineda, Metropolitan HS, Bronx, N.Y. (465) 27. Josh Anthony, Auburn (466) 28. Joe Gillette, Menlo (Calif.) (467) 29. Rylan Bannon, Xavier (480) 30. Ramsey Romano, Long Beach State (494)

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