Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fantasy Baseball Rankings- First Base - End of Season Update

** - Break out season candidate



NameTeamEnd of Season
Ranking
Preseason
Ranking
All Star Break
Ranking
Adrián GonzálezBOS131
Miguel CabreraDET223
Joey VottoCIN344
Prince FielderMIL4102
Albert PujolsSTL5110
Mark TeixeiraNYY656
Ryan HowardPHI785
David OrtizBOS8148
Paul KonerkoCWS967
Billy ButlerKC101514


NameTeamEnd of Season
Ranking
Preseason
Ranking
All Star Break
Ranking
Michael MorseWAS11#N/A#N/A
Carlos PeñaCHC121212
Gaby SánchezFLA13199
Freddie Freeman**ATL142613
Eric HosmerKC15#N/A29
Mark TrumboLAA16#N/A18
Adam LindTOR172216
Todd HeltonCOL182715
James LoneyLAD192026
Aubrey HuffSF201319
Mitch Moreland**TEX212324
Casey KotchmanTB22#N/A30
Derrek LeePIT232527
Daniel MurphyNYM24#N/A17
Ty WiggintonCOL25#N/A23
Justin SmoakSEA263120
Lyle OverbayARI272121
Travis HafnerCLE282436
Adam DunnCWS29728
Matt LaPortaCLE303033


2010 INFO
  • The average first baseman hit right around .280, with Justin Morneau hitting .345 and Carlos Pena hitting? .196.
  • Albert Pujols was the only first baseman to hit over 40 HRs, while Joey Votto, Miguel Cabrera, and Paul Konerko each slugged over 35.  Ryan Howard, Mark Teixeira, Prince Fielder and Adrian Gonzalez each hit 30+.
  • Only 8 first basemen had 90+ RBI, all with 100+.  Adam LaRoche was the only one to do it with less than 30 HRs(25).
  • Adam LaRoche led all first baseman with 172 Ks.  14 others had over 100.
  • Daric Barton had more walks(110) than Albert Pujols(103).  Prince Fielder led with 114.



Break Out Season Candidates
Ike DavisNYMDavis, 24, hit 19 HRs and drove in 71 runs as a rookie last season on a struggling Mets offense that was without Jason Bay and Carlos Beltran for most of the season. Given a healthy lineup, Davis can do damage at the bottom of the Mets lineup. He will need to cut down on the strikeouts, and being pushed down in the order should help relax Davis and allow him to go back to putting the ball in the huge gaps at CitiField and drive in Reyes, Pagan, Wright, Beltran and Bay.
Brett WallaceHOUWallace disappointed in his first opportunities last season for the Astros, but he was selected 13th overall in 2008 for a reason. A .304 career batting average over 3 seasons in the minors should carry over to the Pro level. He never did walk in the Minors so you can not expect him to start walking now, but he should be able to hit plenty of doubles and should crack at least 15 HRs this season with up to 80 RBI. Wallace is a nice late round selection as a back up 1B who you can watch develop over the course of the season.
Mitch MorelandTEXMoreland was brought up to the bigs and instantly made an impact and played a huge role on the road to the World Series. He was on pace for a 30 HR season, with 9 HRs in 47 games. He hit an incredible .462 in the World Series while facing the likes of Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain. Expect a BIG year from Moreland as he gets his first full season in the Bigs in one of the best lineups in all of baseball.
Freddie FreemanATLFreddie has been in the Braves farm system since he was just 17 years old and in 4 seasons racked up 50 HRs 270 RBI and batted .301. The 6'5 21 year old's success did not carry over to the Bigs but the sky's the limit for Freddie.
Dan JohnsonTBJohnson waited patiently for his turn at 1b in Oakland for over 5 seasons, only to sign with Tampa and have to sit behind Carlos Pena for 3 more seasons. Well Pena is gone and the Rays will turn to Johnson to replace him. Johnson, 30, will hit for a MUCH higher average than Pena's .196 last season but do not expect the HRs to top 20.

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