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Positional Grades: Third Base

Positional Grades: Third Base

Third base is actually the most difficult position within the diamondbacks organization for the simple reason that we're not even completely sure just who the options are. Most of the prospects in the farm system who came up at the hot corner are exploring other options, whereas many who did not are now adding third base to their positional repertoires.

Even Chad Tracy, the club's apparent third baseman of the present, has spent significant time both at first base and in right field.  He could find himself back at one of those positions again soon, as he went on to make 23 errors at third after signing a three-year extension in mid-May.  Tendonitis in his left knee may have contributed to this defensive slide as well as his mid-season...

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