Ranking the American League East: Who has the best third baseman?
How does the AL East -- likely the deepest in baseball -- stack up from position to position? This spring we're giving you an opportunity to vote for who has the edge at each spot.
Today, a look at the third basemen.
If you missed our previous polls, check them out here:
-- David Selig
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Toronto Blue Jays - Brett Lawrie( Fred Thornhill, Reuters / March 2, 2013 )
The hard-charging Lawrie played through an oblique injury last season, and the same injury led to the Canadian sitting out this spring's World Baseball Classic.
Lawrie only batted .273 with 11 HRs and 48 RBIs in 494 at-bats last year after hitting .293 with 9 HRs and 25 RBIs in just 150 at-bats in his rookie year.
He's only 23, and if he can stay on the field, he'll be a key part of what Toronto hopes is a special season. Of course, as hard as he plays, that's a big if.