Grab your 3Bmen early in this shallow skills pool

by Doug Gruber

The perception by many fantasy owners is that the 3B position is a deep player pool. BABS says otherwise; she tells us that the number of multi-asset players continues to fall… from 20 in 2017, to 17 last year, to only 12 for 2019.

Some of the pool evaporation is due to players no longer 3B-eligible, like Adrian Beltre (retired) and Nick Castellanos (OF only). Others have experienced skills erosion, such as Jake Lamb, Kyle Seager and Evan Longoria. To make matters worse, four of the current 12 come with the well-deserved . . .

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