Where did Evan Longoria rank among MLB third basemen in 2019?

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San Francisco Giants

CINCINNATI, OH – MAY 03: Evan Longoria #10 of the San Francisco Giants hits a solo home run to break a tie game in the 11th inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 3, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Giants won 12-11 in 11 innings. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

After a disappointing first season with the San Francisco Giants, Evan Longoria had a far more productive 2019 campaign.

Rather than kicking off a rebuild, the San Francisco Giants took an aggressive approach to the 2017-18 MLB offseason, acquiring former All-Stars Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria.

While McCutchen was just a rental, Longoria was a long-term investment under contract through the 2022 season.

Unfortunately, the 2018 season did not go as hoped, and Longoria was part of the problem with a disappointing .244/.281/.413 line and 16 home runs in 512 plate appearances

The 34-year-old quietly enjoyed a nice bounce-back season in 2019, though he was still not the same dynamic player we saw in his prime.

While he served as the team’s primary third baseman, Pablo Sandoval (45 games), Zach Green (5 games), Cristhian Adames (3 games), Corban Joseph (2 games), Donovan Solano (2 games) and Yangervis Solarte (2 games) also saw time at the hot corner.

All told, San Francisco Giants third basemen finished the season with a .258/.323/.448 line and a .771 OPS that ranked 17th in the majors.

While that one all-encompassing offensive statistic tells us that the Giants were near the middle of the pack at the position, what we set out to answer was where Longoria ranked individually.

For the sake of this exercise, we limited the field of players under consideration to guys who spent at least 51 percent of their time at the third base position and also tallied at least 150 plate appearances.

That narrowed the field to just 43 players and ahead is a rundown of where Evan Longoria ranked among that group in a number of statistical categories.

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