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How do the top third basemen in Major League Baseball stack up? That question has been answered by our experts in the latest installment of the Baseball Tonight 100 (#BBTN100), a project to rank the top players across all 30 teams. We'll reveal a new position each day and unveil the overall 1-100 rankings March 27.

Do you agree with the experts' take on third basemen? Simply click on the images of the top 10 below to submit your ballot.

Rank: #BBTN100 Top Third Basemen

Pedro Alvarez

Pedro Alvarez

Pittsburgh Pirates
BBTN Rank: 10

Adrian Beltre

Adrian Beltre

Texas Rangers
BBTN Rank: 3

Matt Carpenter

Matt Carpenter

St. Louis Cardinals
BBTN Rank: 6

Josh Donaldson

Josh Donaldson

Oakland A's
BBTN Rank: 4

Chase Headley

Chase Headley

San Diego Padres
BBTN Rank: 9

Evan Longoria

Evan Longoria

Tampa Bay Rays
BBTN Rank: 1

Manny Machado

Manny Machado

Baltimore Orioles
BBTN Rank: 5

Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval

San Francisco Giants
BBTN Rank: 8

David Wright

David Wright

New York Mets
BBTN Rank: 2

Ryan Zimmerman

Ryan Zimmerman

Washington Nationals
BBTN Rank: 7

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Mets third baseman David Wright trails the Giants' Pablo Sandoval by more than 200,000 votes in balloting for the National League All-Star starting lineup. But Wright was recently voted "MLB's Hottest Cub" by the readers of dating website Cougarlife.com, which pairs older women with younger men. Can you guess where this was headed?

The Mets acknowledged Thursday that they had scuttled plans to work with Cougarlife.com to promote Wright's candidacy. And Wright, uncomfortable with the extra attention amid the Mets' struggles, said he asked the team to tone down its ballot push. Did the Mets go too far? Does Wright deserve to be an All-Star?


Mr. Wright Now?

Anyone who's been to high school knows looks are a factor in popularity. But is it a little strange to appeal to All-Star voters on a player's looks?

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What do you make of the Mets' abandoned plan to partner with a dating website in order to get David Wright elected to the All-Star Game?

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The votes are in

Pablo Sandoval leads the All-Star voting at third despite being on the disabled list. Should fans or players decide who starts the Midsummer Classic?

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Who should decide who starts in the All-Star Game?

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Pablo Sandoval has joined a very exclusive list. With his third home run in Game 1 of the World Series, the Giants' third baseman matched Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols as the only men to hit three home runs in a single Series game. The player known as "Kung Fu Panda" hit homers in the first, third and fifth innings -- and the reaction came pouring in on Twitter from fellow baseball players who didn't make it to the Fall Classic.


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