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The ideal 3rd baseman will:

- be right handed, so his glove hand is towards the infield

- have quick reflexes as a lot of hard hit balls go to 3rd aka "hot corner"

- quick on their feet

- strong arm to throw across the diamond

- big (muscular) and tall, usually these traits have big "wing span" allowing them to cover ground quickly

- and in advanced Baseball, most managers like their 3rd basemen to be a guy who can drive in runs, and is a power hitter

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