Top 10 third basemen in MLB

Josh Donaldson leads a stacked ranking of baseball's top third basemen. Bob Stanton/USA TODAY Sports

In keeping with our recent theme of ranking the top 10 players at each position in baseball, today we tackle third basemen.

Unlike second base and shortstop, two other positions we've recently rated, third base is stacked. (We've also gone through first basemen and catchers thus far.)

The top 10 third basemen in MLB:

1. Josh Donaldson, Oakland Athletics

It’s not clear yet whether Oakland can contend in 2015, or whether the Athletics will soon go through another round of rebuilding. But they have told other teams that Donaldson is not being traded this winter -- and who could blame them, based on his performance the past two seasons?

Donaldson shocked rival evaluators with his adept defensive transition from catcher to third, and during the past two seasons, Donaldson has 53 homers, 152 walks and 191 RBIs. He turns 29 in December, and if the Athletics ever decide to move him, they could get a whole lot of value in return