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

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)
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)
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WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 16: Evan Longoria #10 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after hitting a home run against the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning at Nationals Park on April 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. All uniformed players and coaches are wearing number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Evan Longoria

PA: 508—20th
BA: .254—t-24th
OBP: .325—27th
SLG: .437—26th
OPS: .654—32nd
OPS+: 102—26th
H: 115—22nd
2B: 19—t-26th
HR: 20—t-20th
RBI: 69—t-19th
R: 59—t-21st
WAR: 2.4—t-20th

It speaks to the tremendous amount of talent at the third base position around baseball right now that 2.4 WAR was only good enough for Evan Longoria to be tied for the No. 20 spot.

While his 102 OPS+ was just a tick above league-average production, it was still an improvement over his 2017 (99 OPS+) and 2018 (91 OPS+) output.

If not for an unfortunate injury, Longoria’s numbers might have looked even better.

He was hitting a scorching .400/.471/1.067 with six home runs in nine games in July before he was sidelined for 19 games with a strained left plantar fascia.

Still, it was a success bounce-back season for the veteran, who trailed only Jeff Samardzija (2.9), Madison Bumgarner (2.8) and Mike Yastrzemski (2.8) for the team lead in WAR.

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The San Francisco Giants still owe Longoria $44 million over the next three years, along with a $13 million club option for 2023 that carries a hefty $5 million buyout, so they will be banking on him remaining healthy and productive in the years to come.

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