Baseball Third Basemen

 

Tier 1 Third Basemen

Physical Measurables:

  • The typical Division I third base recruit stands anywhere between 5’10’’ and 6’3’’
  • Weight is between 180 and 220 pounds

Stats: 

  • Division I third base recruits generally throw the ball across the diamond anywhere between 85 and 95 MPH.
  • Third basemen interested in playing at the Division I level generally hit 5-10 homeruns as a Junior and Senior in high school.
  • OB %: .500
  • Slugging: .750 

NCSA Expert Notes:

Division I recruits at third base must possess a mixture of skills both defensively and offensively. Important factors on a defensive basis are arm strength and footwork. While Division I third basemen do not have to be particularly fast, they do have to show the ability to move side to side quickly in order to cover a lot of ground at third base. Being able to field the ball and also being able to throw the ball at a high velocity can give the recruit a chance to play at the Division I level. From and offensive standpoint, third basemen must show the ability to hit for power and average. Division I third base recruits are often times looked at as power hitters in the middle of the lineup. 

 

 

Tier 2 Third Basemen

Physical Measurables:

  • The typical Division II (Tier 2) 3B stands anywhere between 5'9" and 6'3''
  • Weight is between 170 and 220 pounds.

Stats: 

  • Infield Velocity: At least 80 MPH with the ability to improve through development.
  • HR: At least 2 HR as a Junior and Senior.
  • OBP/SLG: At least .400 in each category.

NCSA Expert Notes:

Division II 3B must be polished in at least one phase of the game and possess the potential to develop in all other areas. 3B in this tier must swing the bat and field their position adequately in high school in order to play at this level in college. 3B at this level must also be able to run adequately, anywhere below a 7.5 60 time will suffice.

 

 

Tier 3 Third Basemen

Physical Measurables:

  • Height: 6'0,
  • Weight: 180 lbs.

Stats: 

  • Power Numbers: 2+ HR, 25+ RBI

NCSA Expert Notes:

Third basemen at this level will posses some qualities, but not all of high level athletes at this position.  Regardless, this is a position requiring a mix of defensive and offensive talents.

 

 

Tier 4 Third Basemen

Physical Measurables:

  • Height: 5’11”,
  • Weight: 170 lbs.

Stats: 

  • Power Numbers: 2+ HR, 20+RBI

NCSA Expert Notes:

Lower level third base recruits should still have a strong arm and be able to hit for power, but may only flash these abilities versus do it consistently. The same goes for quick reflexes in the field. 

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