This article is part of our Farm Futures series.
This isn't the most exciting position for fantasy prospects, but there are a lot of options, and it's already a deep position in the majors. Some of these players still have a chance to stick at shortstop but I'm betting they won't. Some of them could also still slide to first base, but I'm not quite ready to pigeonhole them there.
1. Carter Kieboom, Nationals
2. Jordan Groshans, Blue Jays
Of all the third base prospects, Groshans has the highest realistic ceiling, but he is a couple years away from the majors. Kieboom is in this tier partly because of his proximity to the majors, but he also has the upside to be a .275 hitter who hits 25-plus home runs.
3. Nolan Jones, Indians
4. Ke'Bryan Hayes, Pirates
5. Abraham Toro, Astros
At one point early in the ranking process, I had these three back-to-back-to-back on the top 400. Jones has the most power and OBP potential. Toro has the best hit tool. Hayes has a chance to do a little bit of everything and is the best defensive third baseman in the minors, which makes him very safe from a playing time standpoint.
6. Nick Solak, Rangers
7. Orelvis Martinez, Blue Jays
8. Kody Hoese, Dodgers
9. Nolan Gorman, Cardinals
Third base is my best guess for where Solak ends up, but he could easily be confined to left field and designated hitter