We've set out to identify the top 30 third basemen in the league heading into the 2018 season. A few things to consider before we get started: League averages: For the sake of reference, the league average triple-slash line for a third baseman last season was .257/.330/.455. Eligibility: To be considered for inclusion, a player must have played at least 300 innings at last season.
All the way back on Nov. 2, we published our first MLB power rankings of the offseason. The idea behind that version was to set the stage for the upcoming offseason, with the approach to placing teams spelled out as follows:"For the first edition of our offseason rankings, teams will be ranked based on their outlook for the 2018 season.
The First Four games are in the books, and the 2018 NCAA tournament will kick into full swing on Thursday morning. The early game on Wednesday saw Texas Southern pick up a 64-46 win over NC Central, so the Tigers will now advance to face No. 1 seed Xavier in the West Region. That was followed by a matchup of two of the last four in, with Syracuse using a swarming defense to come away with a hard-fought 60-56 victory over Arizona State. The Orange move on to face No. 6 seed TCU in the Midwest Region.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".