100 Greatest Third Basemen of All-Time

Explanation of Rankings
CAREER = Career Wins Above Replacement (WAR) adjusted for era.
We use bWAR.
LONG PEAK = WAR in best seven seasons.
SHORT PEAK = WAR in best three seasons.
PRIME = WAR in best five consecutive seasons.
CHWAR = WAR in pennant-winning seasons.
ADJ = Adjustments for era, timeline, and other factors.
TOTAL = (2x CAREER)+(1.75x LONG PEAK)+(SHORT PEAK)+(2x PRIME)+(.1x CHWAR)+(ADJ)
1 Mike Schmidt
1972—1989
102.1
CAREER
57.5
LONG PEAK
27.7
SHORT PEAK
37.3
PRIME
15.6
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
409.6
TOTAL
2 Wade Boggs
1982—1999
86.6
CAREER
52.2
LONG PEAK
23.9
SHORT PEAK
39.1
PRIME
11.4
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
367.8
TOTAL
3 George Brett
1973—1993
83.5
CAREER
49.2
LONG PEAK
24.3
SHORT PEAK
35.6
PRIME
17.7
CHWAR
2.0
ADJ
352.6
TOTAL
4 Eddie Mathews
1952—1968
86.5
CAREER
48.8
LONG PEAK
21.9
SHORT PEAK
33.0
PRIME
13.9
CHWAR
0.7
ADJ
348.4
TOTAL
5 Adrian Beltre
1998—2018
89.4
CAREER
47.1
LONG PEAK
23.5
SHORT PEAK
31.5
PRIME
5.8
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
348.3
TOTAL
6 Ron Santo
1960—1974
64.2
CAREER
49.1
LONG PEAK
25.2
SHORT PEAK
38.2
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
3.2
ADJ
319.1
TOTAL
7 Chipper Jones
1993—2012
80.2
CAREER
43.9
LONG PEAK
20.7
SHORT PEAK
29.4
PRIME
15.8
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
318.2
TOTAL
8 Brooks Robinson
1955—1977
71.4
CAREER
41.7
LONG PEAK
22.0
SHORT PEAK
30.3
PRIME
18.6
CHWAR
3.6
ADJ
303.9
TOTAL
9 Scott Rolen
1996—2012
66.0
CAREER
40.9
LONG PEAK
20.9
SHORT PEAK
28.6
PRIME
15.0
CHWAR
0.5
ADJ
283.7
TOTAL
10 Buddy Bell
1972—1989
64.0
CAREER
40.0
LONG PEAK
20.8
SHORT PEAK
30.5
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
279.8
TOTAL
11 Ken Boyer
1955—1969
60.7
CAREER
42.1
LONG PEAK
20.3
SHORT PEAK
30.7
PRIME
6.1
CHWAR
1.3
ADJ
278.7
TOTAL
12 Paul Molitor
1978—1998
72.2
CAREER
36.9
LONG PEAK
16.6
SHORT PEAK
23.5
PRIME
11.9
CHWAR
2.5
ADJ
276.3
TOTAL
13 Edgar Martinez
1987—2004
65.0
CAREER
40.5
LONG PEAK
18.6
SHORT PEAK
28.1
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
275.6
TOTAL
14 Graig Nettles
1967—1988
63.8
CAREER
38.8
LONG PEAK
19.4
SHORT PEAK
26.4
PRIME
24.2
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
271.3
TOTAL
15 Evan Longoria
2008—2021
57.1
CAREER
40.1
LONG PEAK
22.0
SHORT PEAK
30.5
PRIME
4.8
CHWAR
0.5
ADJ
268.5
TOTAL
16 Sal Bando
1966—1981
56.8
CAREER
40.8
LONG PEAK
19.5
SHORT PEAK
30.4
PRIME
16.9
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
267.1
TOTAL
17 Frank Baker
1908—1922
58.1
CAREER
38.0
LONG PEAK
19.9
SHORT PEAK
29.6
PRIME
29.2
CHWAR
-12.3
ADJ
252.4
TOTAL
18 Nolan Arenado
2013—2021
47.9
CAREER
41.0
LONG PEAK
20.2
SHORT PEAK
31.1
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
250.1
TOTAL
19 Manny Machado
2012—2021
49.1
CAREER
42.9
LONG PEAK
21.8
SHORT PEAK
26.2
PRIME
2.8
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
247.7
TOTAL
20 Jud Wilson
1923—1945
52.0
CAREER
36.0
LONG PEAK
18.8
SHORT PEAK
27.1
PRIME

CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
239.8
TOTAL
21 David Wright
2004—2018
47.6
CAREER
39.0
LONG PEAK
21.6
SHORT PEAK
26.3
PRIME
0.5
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
237.7
TOTAL
22 Darrell Evans
1969—1989
55.6
CAREER
34.7
LONG PEAK
19.4
SHORT PEAK
22.7
PRIME
1.3
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
236.8
TOTAL
23 Robin Ventura
1989—2004
53.6
CAREER
35.9
LONG PEAK
17.2
SHORT PEAK
22.6
PRIME
4.2
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
232.9
TOTAL
24 Ron Cey
1971—1987
51.1
CAREER
35.1
LONG PEAK
16.6
SHORT PEAK
24.7
PRIME
17.1
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
232.2
TOTAL
25 Josh Donaldson
2010—2021
42.0
CAREER
38.2
LONG PEAK
19.7
SHORT PEAK
30.4
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
231.4
TOTAL
26 Toby Harrah
1969—1986
48.2
CAREER
32.7
LONG PEAK
17.8
SHORT PEAK
21.8
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
214.9
TOTAL
27 Jose Ramirez
2013—2021
37.1
CAREER
35.8
LONG PEAK
22.3
SHORT PEAK
24.7
PRIME
4.1
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
208.9
TOTAL
28 Al Rosen
1947—1956
38.5
CAREER
33.5
LONG PEAK
19.0
SHORT PEAK
26.2
PRIME
4.6
CHWAR
-0.9
ADJ
206.5
TOTAL
29 Matt Williams
1987—2003
43.3
CAREER
31.5
LONG PEAK
15.1
SHORT PEAK
21.2
PRIME
7.9
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
200.1
TOTAL
30 Ryan Zimmerman
2005—2021
40.5
CAREER
30.7
LONG PEAK
17.7
SHORT PEAK
23.2
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
199.0
TOTAL
31 Bob Elliott
1939—1953
42.7
CAREER
29.6
LONG PEAK
15.6
SHORT PEAK
22.3
PRIME
6.5
CHWAR
-3.0
ADJ
194.9
TOTAL
32 Kyle Seager
2011—2021
37.2
CAREER
31.5
LONG PEAK
18.2
SHORT PEAK
23.4
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
194.5
TOTAL
33 Stan Hack
1932—1947
45.6
CAREER
29.3
LONG PEAK
14.2
SHORT PEAK
19.5
PRIME
15.8
CHWAR
-4.2
ADJ
193.0
TOTAL
34 Doug DeCinces
1973—1987
39.6
CAREER
30.0
LONG PEAK
17.3
SHORT PEAK
21.7
PRIME
2.8
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
192.7
TOTAL
35 Eric Chavez
1998—2014
36.3
CAREER
29.2
LONG PEAK
15.9
SHORT PEAK
24.5
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
188.6
TOTAL
36 Anthony Rendon
2013—2021
34.6
CAREER
31.5
LONG PEAK
18.6
SHORT PEAK
22.1
PRIME
6.4
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
187.7
TOTAL
37 Heinie Groh
1912—1927
40.9
CAREER
29.4
LONG PEAK
14.8
SHORT PEAK
23.1
PRIME
13.1
CHWAR
-8.7
ADJ
186.9
TOTAL
38 Justin Turner
2009—2021
34.1
CAREER
32.1
LONG PEAK
15.0
SHORT PEAK
22.9
PRIME
13.8
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
186.6
TOTAL
39 Ray Dandridge
1933—1944
42.6
CAREER
27.3
LONG PEAK
14.0
SHORT PEAK
19.4
PRIME

CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
185.8
TOTAL
40 Jimmy Collins
1895—1908
42.7
CAREER
30.7
LONG PEAK
15.1
SHORT PEAK
20.8
PRIME
5.3
CHWAR
-15.0
ADJ
181.5
TOTAL
41 Carney Lansford
1978—1992
39.0
CAREER
27.9
LONG PEAK
14.1
SHORT PEAK
16.4
PRIME
8.5
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
175.7
TOTAL
42 Tim Wallach
1980—1996
36.8
CAREER
28.2
LONG PEAK
13.8
SHORT PEAK
19.0
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
174.7
TOTAL
43 Bill Madlock
1973—1987
36.8
CAREER
27.6
LONG PEAK
15.1
SHORT PEAK
18.2
PRIME
2.3
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
174.6
TOTAL
44 Kris Bryant
2015—2021
28.7
CAREER
28.8
LONG PEAK
18.2
SHORT PEAK
23.6
PRIME
7.3
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
174.1
TOTAL
45 Jeff Cirillo
1994—2007
32.4
CAREER
28.4
LONG PEAK
14.9
SHORT PEAK
22.3
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
173.9
TOTAL
46 Alex Bregman
2016—2021
27.3
CAREER
27.3
LONG PEAK
20.8
SHORT PEAK
23.9
PRIME
15.2
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
172.4
TOTAL
47 Harlond Clift
1934—1945
34.5
CAREER
27.1
LONG PEAK
15.8
SHORT PEAK
21.6
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-3.5
ADJ
172.1
TOTAL
48 Gary Gaetti
1981—2000
40.1
CAREER
23.7
LONG PEAK
12.6
SHORT PEAK
16.9
PRIME
2.3
CHWAR
0.5
ADJ
168.7
TOTAL
49 Edwin Encarnacion
2005—2020
34.6
CAREER
25.9
LONG PEAK
13.1
SHORT PEAK
20.4
PRIME
2.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
168.7
TOTAL
50 Ken McMullen
1962—1977
31.1
CAREER
27.5
LONG PEAK
13.9
SHORT PEAK
19.4
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
1.9
ADJ
164.9
TOTAL
51 Don Money
1968—1983
33.7
CAREER
25.4
LONG PEAK
13.7
SHORT PEAK
19.0
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
163.4
TOTAL
52 Bill Bradley
1899—1915
29.8
CAREER
28.1
LONG PEAK
16.5
SHORT PEAK
23.3
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-9.6
ADJ
162.4
TOTAL
53 Aramis Ramirez
1998—2015
30.8
CAREER
27.8
LONG PEAK
14.3
SHORT PEAK
18.7
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
162.0
TOTAL
54 Travis Fryman
1990—2002
32.9
CAREER
26.4
LONG PEAK
13.8
SHORT PEAK
17.9
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
161.5
TOTAL
55 Larry Gardner
1908—1924
39.7
CAREER
25.7
LONG PEAK
12.3
SHORT PEAK
16.4
PRIME
16.6
CHWAR
-10.4
ADJ
160.6
TOTAL
56 Edgardo Alfonzo
1995—2006
26.7
CAREER
26.8
LONG PEAK
17.3
SHORT PEAK
21.3
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
160.3
TOTAL
57 Matt Carpenter
2011—2021
28.0
CAREER
26.2
LONG PEAK
15.2
SHORT PEAK
20.8
PRIME
6.4
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
159.3
TOTAL
58 Bobby Bonilla
1986—2001
29.4
CAREER
26.7
LONG PEAK
13.2
SHORT PEAK
19.3
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
157.2
TOTAL
59 Matt Chapman
2017—2021
24.5
CAREER
24.5
LONG PEAK
18.7
SHORT PEAK
23.0
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
156.7
TOTAL
60 Eddie Yost
1944—1962
31.5
CAREER
24.8
LONG PEAK
13.0
SHORT PEAK
17.1
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-1.3
ADJ
152.3
TOTAL
61 Art Devlin
1904—1913
29.0
CAREER
26.3
LONG PEAK
14.0
SHORT PEAK
20.6
PRIME
8.4
CHWAR
-8.5
ADJ
151.5
TOTAL
62 Melvin Mora
1999—2011
26.6
CAREER
24.4
LONG PEAK
14.1
SHORT PEAK
20.5
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
150.9
TOTAL
63 George Kell
1943—1957
32.3
CAREER
23.8
LONG PEAK
11.9
SHORT PEAK
16.9
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-1.5
ADJ
150.6
TOTAL
64 Martin Prado
2006—2019
27.4
CAREER
25.8
LONG PEAK
14.0
SHORT PEAK
16.7
PRIME
6.4
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
147.9
TOTAL
65 Buddy Lewis
1935—1949
30.9
CAREER
23.3
LONG PEAK
12.0
SHORT PEAK
18.0
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-3.0
ADJ
147.5
TOTAL
66 Jim Ray Hart
1963—1974
22.7
CAREER
22.8
LONG PEAK
16.2
SHORT PEAK
21.9
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
1.5
ADJ
146.9
TOTAL
67 Ken Keltner
1937—1950
29.4
CAREER
24.1
LONG PEAK
13.8
SHORT PEAK
16.5
PRIME
6.1
CHWAR
-2.4
ADJ
146.0
TOTAL
68 Chase Headley
2007—2018
25.3
CAREER
23.6
LONG PEAK
13.4
SHORT PEAK
19.3
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
144.1
TOTAL
69 Troy Glaus
1998—2010
25.0
CAREER
21.6
LONG PEAK
11.5
SHORT PEAK
20.5
PRIME
4.3
CHWAR
1.5
ADJ
142.1
TOTAL
70 Richie Hebner
1968—1985
30.4
CAREER
21.5
LONG PEAK
11.8
SHORT PEAK
15.7
PRIME
2.3
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
142.0
TOTAL
71 Howard Easterling
1937—1954
25.3
CAREER
23.4
LONG PEAK
12.5
SHORT PEAK
18.9
PRIME

CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
141.9
TOTAL
72 Todd Frazier
2011—2021
25.8
CAREER
22.9
LONG PEAK
12.4
SHORT PEAK
18.5
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
141.1
TOTAL
73 Hank Thompson
1947—1956
24.9
CAREER
24.1
LONG PEAK
12.2
SHORT PEAK
18.0
PRIME
5.5
CHWAR
-0.1
ADJ
140.6
TOTAL
74 Kevin Seitzer
1986—1997
27.3
CAREER
23.3
LONG PEAK
13.0
SHORT PEAK
15.3
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
138.9
TOTAL
75 Terry Pendleton
1984—1998
26.4
CAREER
23.4
LONG PEAK
14.4
SHORT PEAK
14.4
PRIME
16.2
CHWAR
0.5
ADJ
138.9
TOTAL
76 Red Smith
1911—1919
26.1
CAREER
21.4
LONG PEAK
10.3
SHORT PEAK
21.9
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-6.4
ADJ
137.4
TOTAL
77 Ed Charles
1962—1969
28.8
CAREER
22.6
LONG PEAK
12.4
SHORT PEAK
12.8
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
1.7
ADJ
136.9
TOTAL
78 Heinie Zimmerman
1907—1919
27.5
CAREER
24.0
LONG PEAK
13.7
SHORT PEAK
16.1
PRIME
6.4
CHWAR
-7.5
ADJ
136.2
TOTAL
79 Pie Traynor
1920—1937
30.9
CAREER
21.9
LONG PEAK
10.5
SHORT PEAK
14.7
PRIME
7.5
CHWAR
-4.8
ADJ
135.9
TOTAL
80 Bob Bailey
1962—1978
26.4
CAREER
21.5
LONG PEAK
11.6
SHORT PEAK
15.6
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
1.6
ADJ
134.8
TOTAL
81 Corey Koskie
1998—2006
22.8
CAREER
22.1
LONG PEAK
13.4
SHORT PEAK
18.5
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
134.7
TOTAL
82 Ray Boone
1948—1960
26.0
CAREER
20.7
LONG PEAK
11.1
SHORT PEAK
17.2
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-0.4
ADJ
133.2
TOTAL
83 Willie Kamm
1923—1935
28.8
CAREER
21.5
LONG PEAK
11.3
SHORT PEAK
14.7
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-4.9
ADJ
131.0
TOTAL
84 Howard Johnson
1982—1995
20.5
CAREER
21.2
LONG PEAK
13.7
SHORT PEAK
19.2
PRIME
2.4
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
130.5
TOTAL
85 Red Rolfe
1931—1942
23.4
CAREER
18.6
LONG PEAK
13.4
SHORT PEAK
18.6
PRIME
19.0
CHWAR
-1.8
ADJ
130.1
TOTAL
86 Ken Caminiti
1987—2001
21.8
CAREER
19.2
LONG PEAK
10.6
SHORT PEAK
21.7
PRIME
2.7
CHWAR
-2.5
ADJ
129.0
TOTAL
87 Chone Figgins
2002—2014
21.0
CAREER
21.4
LONG PEAK
14.3
SHORT PEAK
17.6
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
128.9
TOTAL
88 Freddie Lindstrom
1924—1936
22.7
CAREER
21.7
LONG PEAK
14.1
SHORT PEAK
17.3
PRIME
0.5
CHWAR
-3.2
ADJ
128.9
TOTAL
89 Judy Johnson
1921—1937
28.8
CAREER
18.7
LONG PEAK
10.9
SHORT PEAK
13.4
PRIME

CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
127.9
TOTAL
90 Ken Oberkfell
1977—1992
22.2
CAREER
21.9
LONG PEAK
11.0
SHORT PEAK
16.4
PRIME
2.9
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
126.7
TOTAL
91 Whitey Kurowski
1941—1949
20.4
CAREER
20.1
LONG PEAK
13.0
SHORT PEAK
18.3
PRIME
13.2
CHWAR
-1.2
ADJ
125.7
TOTAL
92 Harry Steinfeldt
1898—1911
24.8
CAREER
21.4
LONG PEAK
12.7
SHORT PEAK
15.5
PRIME
15.4
CHWAR
-7.1
ADJ
125.2
TOTAL
93 Mike Lowell
1998—2010
23.3
CAREER
21.9
LONG PEAK
11.8
SHORT PEAK
13.5
PRIME
7.7
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
124.5
TOTAL
94 Casey Blake
1999—2011
23.4
CAREER
20.8
LONG PEAK
10.9
SHORT PEAK
14.3
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
122.7
TOTAL
95 Pablo Sandoval
2008—2021
19.4
CAREER
20.8
LONG PEAK
13.5
SHORT PEAK
16.1
PRIME
7.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
121.5
TOTAL
96 Clete Boyer
1955—1971
24.1
CAREER
20.5
LONG PEAK
10.8
SHORT PEAK
12.1
PRIME
13.2
CHWAR
0.6
ADJ
121.0
TOTAL
97 Bob Horner
1978—1988
22.9
CAREER
18.4
LONG PEAK
9.7
SHORT PEAK
13.9
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
115.5
TOTAL
98 Eric Soderholm
1971—1980
19.8
CAREER
18.7
LONG PEAK
11.1
SHORT PEAK
15.8
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
115.1
TOTAL
99 Jimmy Dykes
1918—1939
28.6
CAREER
17.8
LONG PEAK
8.8
SHORT PEAK
11.7
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-5.7
ADJ
114.8
TOTAL
100 Don Hoak
1954—1964
19.0
CAREER
19.0
LONG PEAK
11.4
SHORT PEAK
15.3
PRIME
5.4
CHWAR
0.3
ADJ
114.2
TOTAL