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After a one week hiatus, we return with the countdown of the five best players at each position in Kansas City Royals history. This time, we take a look at third base, where it is fairly obvious as to who will win the title of the All-Time Best third baseman in Royals history. Besides, if the crown went to someone else, he may come at me like I was Tim McClelland and his bat had excessive pine tar. Personally, I am not willing to take that risk.
While the top spot is obvious, and likely to be held by George Brett for the foreseeable future, and probably beyond that, the rest of the list is somewhat interesting. There are players on this list that may have been underappreciated during their time with the Royals, or had their perception tainted due to the teams they were a part of. Fortunately, with the gift of hindsight, we can go through and see the value that these players had.
The same parameters as on the previous countdowns apply. The Wins Above Replacement category for Fangraphs was used as a guide, which has led to the interesting realization that Mike Moustakas is actually rated higher than Mark Teahan. Neither will be appearing on this list beyond this category, but I found that to be rather interesting.
As always, let us know if there is someone that you feel should have rated higher on the list, or if there is anyone that you feel was forgotten about.
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