Tomorrow we will be finishing out the infield with a fairly obvious position, but let's take a look at what I originally thought would be a competitive matchup at third.
Vinny Castilla - 15 votes = 4 points
Jeff Cirillo - 2 votes = 3 points
Garrett Atkins - 1 vote = 1.5 points
Ian Stewart - 1 vote = 1.5 points
Charlie Hayes - 0 votes = 0 points
Vinny Castilla - 15.1 WAR = 4 points
Garrett Atkins - 10.9 WAR = 3 points
Jeff Cirillo - 8.1 WAR = 2 points
Charlie Hayes - 3.7 WAR = 1 point
Ian Stewart - 1.9 WAR = 0 points
Vinny Castilla = 4 points
Garrett Atkins = 3 points
Jeff Cirillo = 2 points
Charlie Hayes = 1 point
Ian Stewart = 0 points
Vinny Castilla = 12 points (unanimous selection)
Garrett Atkins = 7.5 points
Jeff Cirillo = 7 points
Charlie Hayes = 2 points
Ian Stewart = 1.5 points
The Rock Star third baseman is Vinny Castilla.
Just like last week with Eric Young, this is a good timing victory with Vinny Castilla appearing on the Hall of Fame ballot and getting 6 votes this week. I figured Vinny would win this, but I was surprised at how popular he is with you, the voters. Granted, a lot of people forget just how good Garrett Atkins was for a couple of years and Jeff Cirillo is probably more identified with Milwaukee than Colorado. Castilla is another of the Blake Street Bombers that WAR doesn't give enough credit to, but for me and my fandom Vinny Castilla was a great player. No one held a gun to anyone's head and forced them to put a franchise in Denver and Castilla couldn't help that he played his games there, but he did put up some serious numbers with the opportunity. Nolan Arenado is the Rockies top prospect and hopefully will be primed to be a contender for this spot in the future, but for now let's appreciate Vinny Castilla.