Washington Nationals: Ranking The Third Basemen In 2017 NL East

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Oct 10, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon (6) hits a two run home run during the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game three of the 2016 NLDS playoff baseball series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 10, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon (6) hits a two run home run during the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game three of the 2016 NLDS playoff baseball series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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4. David Wright (NYM)

2016 Stats: .226/.350/.438, seven home runs, 14 RBI’s in 37 games

The uncertainty at third base continues when we move up to New York. This is the most uncertain for sure as there could be up to five different players seeing time at third base in 2017 for the Mets. Wright, Reyes, Ty Kelly, Wilmer Flores, Kelly Johnson, T.J. Rivera, Eric Campbell and Matt Reynolds all saw time at the hot corner in 2016 for the Mets. That’s a lot by any team’s standards.

Lets look at the most likely candidates for 2017. As of right now, it looks like Wright will get the chance to start. If injuries occur, Reyes will likely be first in line to replace him. Reyes played in 60 games last year and hit .267 eight home runs and 24 RBI.

The Mets top prospect is Amed Rosario, a good defensive shortstop with a great bat. He hit .341 in Double A last year for the Mets. Its very possible that he could get called up and Asdrubel Cabrera could be moved to third.

Once again uncertainty at the position is resulting in a low ranking. The Mets actually have a little more uncertainty than the Braves do. The options in New York are a little more proven though. If Wright has a full healthy season, he could easily find himself on top of this list next year. Unfortunately, for Mets fans, his health is a huge question and the odds of him playing in over 120 games are not too likely.

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