Third Base WAR Rankings

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Our Player Rankings are based on Wins Above Replacement (WAR) and a combination of career, short and long peak performance, prime performance, and performance during championship seasons.

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Our formula that combines career, peak, prime, and championship WAR.

WAR
Career Wins Above Replacement.

WAR7
Top 7 seasons, based on Wins Above Replacement.

WAR5C
Best 5 consecutive seasons by Wins Above Replacement.

WAR3
Top 3 seasons, based on Wins Above Replacement.

CHWAR
Wins Above Replacement in pennant-winning seasons.

RANK PLAYER HOF FROM TO SCORE WAR WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 CHWAR
1 Mike Schmidt Y 1972 1989 435.3 106.9 58.6 40.4 27.4 15.6
2 Wade Boggs Y 1982 1999 390.3 91.4 56.1 42.2 25.8 11.4
3 Eddie Mathews Y 1952 1968 377.3 96.2 54.2 36.7 24.4 13.9
4 George Brett Y 1973 1993 373.9 88.6 53.2 38.5 26.3 17.7
5 Adrian Beltre N 1998 2018 360.5 93.6 49.3 33.0 24.6 5.8
6 Ron Santo Y 1960 1974 343.6 70.5 53.9 41.9 27.6 0.0
7 Chipper Jones Y 1993 2012 333.4 85.3 46.7 31.3 22.0 15.8
8 Brooks Robinson Y 1955 1977 326.1 78.4 45.8 33.3 24.1 18.6
9 Sal Bando N 1966 1981 298.8 61.5 44.3 33.0 21.2 16.9
10 Frank Baker Y 1908 1922 298.1 62.7 46.6 36.2 24.4 29.2
11 Buddy Bell N 1972 1989 298.1 66.3 40.3 33.1 19.5 0.0
... HOF 3rd Basemen Y ... ... 297.4 70.0 44.1 31.5 21.6 10.5
12 Scott Rolen N 1996 2012 297.2 70.1 43.5 30.4 22.2 15.0
13 Ken Boyer N 1955 1969 293.0 62.9 46.4 33.8 22.4 6.1
14 Paul Molitor Y 1978 1998 292.4 75.7 39.7 25.4 17.9 11.9
15 Edgar Martinez Y 1987 2004 291.6 68.3 43.6 30.2 20.0 0.0
16 Graig Nettles N 1967 1988 289.0 68.0 42.2 28.7 21.1 24.2
17 Evan Longoria N 2008 2019 268.1 56.0 40.9 31.1 22.4 4.8
18 Darrell Evans N 1969 1989 252.3 58.8 37.1 24.6 21.1 1.3
19 Ron Cey N 1971 1987 247.7 53.8 36.8 26.8 18.0 17.1
20 Robin Ventura N 1989 2004 246.3 56.1 38.6 24.3 18.5 4.2
21 Josh Donaldson N 2010 2020 243.2 41.0 43.9 33.1 21.5 0.0
22 David Wright N 2004 2018 234.2 49.2 40.3 27.2 22.3 0.5
23 Al Rosen N 1947 1956 231.9 32.3 33.2 30.1 21.9 4.6
24 Toby Harrah N 1969 1986 229.4 51.4 35.5 23.7 19.3 0.0
25 Bob Elliott N 1939 1953 223.3 50.5 35.0 26.4 18.5 6.5
26 Stan Hack N 1932 1947 223.2 54.8 35.2 23.4 17.0 15.8
27 Nolan Arenado N 2013 2019 222.7 37.5 37.5 31.4 19.6 0.0
28 Jimmy Collins Y 1895 1908 219.8 53.4 38.4 26.0 18.9 5.3
29 Heinie Groh N 1912 1927 219.8 48.1 35.7 28.1 18.0 13.1
30 Matt Williams N 1987 2003 211.9 46.6 33.9 22.8 16.3 7.9
31 Manny Machado N 2012 2020 208.8 36.7 35.3 26.5 20.7 2.8
32 Doug DeCinces N 1973 1987 205.9 41.7 31.3 23.6 18.8 2.8
33 Harlond Clift N 1934 1945 200.6 41.5 32.6 26.0 19.0 0.0
34 Ryan Zimmerman N 2005 2019 198.2 38.5 31.6 23.9 18.2 0.0
35 Eric Chavez N 1998 2014 197.2 38.3 30.9 25.9 16.8 0.0
36 Bill Bradley N 1899 1915 196.1 36.9 34.8 28.8 20.4 0.0
37 Larry Gardner N 1908 1924 189.5 48.2 31.4 20.1 15.0 16.6
38 Carney Lansford N 1978 1992 186.8 40.4 28.4 17.8 13.9 8.5
39 Bill Madlock N 1973 1987 186.5 38.2 28.3 19.8 15.9 2.3
40 Tim Wallach N 1980 1996 185.9 38.5 30.5 20.5 14.9 0.0
41 Jeff Cirillo N 1994 2007 184.5 34.5 30.5 24.0 16.0 0.0
42 Art Devlin N 1904 1913 183.5 36.1 32.7 25.7 17.4 8.4
43 Kyle Seager N 2011 2020 179.4 32.5 28.8 23.7 17.0 0.0
44 Gary Gaetti N 1981 2000 179.1 42.1 25.0 18.3 13.4 2.3
45 Ken McMullen N 1962 1977 177.1 34.0 30.0 21.2 15.2 0.0
46 Troy Glaus N 1998 2010 176.0 38.1 32.9 21.9 17.5 4.3
47 Don Money N 1968 1983 174.4 36.5 27.5 20.6 14.9 0.0
48 Travis Fryman N 1990 2002 171.2 34.4 28.3 19.2 14.8 0.0
49 George Kell Y 1943 1957 171.1 37.6 27.7 19.7 13.8 0.0
50 Buddy Lewis N 1935 1949 170.9 28.3 24.6 21.5 12.9 0.0
51 Edgardo Alfonzo N 1995 2006 170.5 28.8 28.9 22.9 18.6 0.0
52 Anthony Rendon N 2013 2020 169.8 29.1 27.3 22.3 18.9 6.4
53 Eddie Yost N 1944 1962 169.7 35.0 28.3 19.5 14.9 0.0
54 Aramis Ramirez N 1998 2015 168.9 32.4 29.3 19.7 15.1 0.0
55 Ken Keltner N 1937 1950 168.1 33.2 28.6 19.6 16.4 6.1
56 Bobby Bonilla N 1986 2001 167.3 30.3 27.4 20.8 14.0 0.0
57 Justin Turner N 2009 2020 166.8 28.0 27.8 23.3 15.0 10.3
58 Red Smith N 1911 1919 164.2 27.0 26.3 26.9 12.7 0.0
59 Heinie Zimmerman N 1907 1919 162.9 33.6 29.6 19.8 16.9 6.4
60 Hank Thompson N 1947 1956 162.3 25.1 24.1 21.4 14.5 5.5
61 Jose Ramirez N 2013 2020 161.9 25.7 25.4 23.5 18.9 4.1
62 Matt Carpenter N 2011 2020 161.1 28.3 26.0 21.1 16.5 6.4
63 Ken Caminiti N 1987 2001 160.7 33.5 29.6 23.4 16.3 2.7
64 Melvin Mora N 1999 2011 159.0 28.3 26.0 21.8 15.0 0.0
65 Jim Ray Hart N 1963 1974 158.6 24.9 25.0 24.0 17.7 0.0
66 Kris Bryant N 2015 2020 158.3 23.9 25.1 23.9 18.2 7.3
67 Pie Traynor Y 1920 1937 157.3 37.3 25.8 17.7 12.6 7.5
68 Edwin Encarnacion N 2005 2020 156.7 34.9 26.6 21.0 13.5 2.0
69 Willie Kamm N 1923 1935 153.6 34.9 26.0 17.8 13.7 0.0
70 Freddie Lindstrom Y 1924 1936 152.0 27.5 26.3 20.9 17.1 0.5
71 Richie Hebner N 1968 1985 151.6 33.0 23.4 17.1 12.8 2.3
72 Red Rolfe N 1931 1942 151.0 28.0 22.2 22.3 16.0 19.0
73 Martin Prado N 2006 2020 150.9 28.1 26.4 17.1 14.3 6.4
74 Harry Steinfeldt N 1898 1911 150.1 30.6 26.4 19.2 15.7 15.4
75 Alex Bregman N 2016 2020 147.8 22.4 20.9 22.4 20.4 13.1
76 Terry Pendleton N 1984 1998 147.6 28.5 25.2 15.5 15.5 16.2
77 Ed Charles N 1962 1969 147.4 19.6 19.7 14.1 13.1 0.0
78 Kevin Seitzer N 1986 1997 147.3 28.9 25.1 16.4 14.0 0.0
79 Whitey Kurowski N 1941 1949 147.2 24.5 24.1 22.0 15.6 13.2
80 Ray Boone N 1948 1960 147.1 25.8 22.1 19.4 12.5 0.0
81 Chase Headley N 2007 2018 146.9 25.9 24.2 19.8 13.7 0.0
82 Bob Bailey N 1962 1978 144.4 28.8 23.4 17.0 12.7 0.0
83 Corey Koskie N 1998 2006 143.6 24.6 23.8 20.0 14.5 0.0
84 Todd Frazier N 2011 2020 139.5 24.5 23.2 18.7 12.6 0.0
85 Howard Johnson N 1982 1995 139.3 22.2 22.9 20.7 14.8 2.4
86 Ken Oberkfell N 1977 1992 135.2 22.4 22.0 17.7 10.2 2.9
87 Clete Boyer N 1955 1971 135.2 27.7 23.6 13.9 12.4 13.2
88 Chone Figgins N 2002 2014 134.3 22.0 22.5 18.5 15.0 0.0
89 Matt Chapman N 2017 2020 133.6 19.8 19.8 19.8 19.8 0.0
90 Jimmy Dykes N 1918 1939 133.5 34.1 21.4 14.1 10.6 0.0
91 Mike Lowell N 1998 2010 131.3 24.9 23.4 14.4 12.6 7.7
92 Casey Blake N 1999 2011 129.0 24.9 22.1 15.2 11.6 0.0
93 Billy Werber N 1930 1942 126.4 25.4 22.6 14.6 13.7 0.0
94 Don Hoak N 1954 1964 124.9 21.2 21.2 17.0 12.7 5.4
95 Pablo Sandoval N 2008 2020 124.1 20.1 21.2 16.4 13.7 7.0
96 Bob Horner N 1978 1988 123.6 21.9 18.9 15.1 10.5 0.0
97 Eric Soderholm N 1971 1980 123.1 21.5 20.3 17.1 12.0 0.0
98 Pinky Higgins N 1930 1946 122.5 25.5 21.2 14.2 12.0 0.0
99 Willie Jones N 1947 1961 121.9 24.8 20.1 14.5 11.2 3.6
100 Pete Ward N 1962 1970 121.3 20.3 20.0 16.5 13.4 0.0