Yahoo 1B/3B/CI RPV


Using FantasyPros Zeile Consensus Projections, we calculated the relative positional value (RPV) for Yahoo 1B, 3B and CI positions.  Instead of using the top scoring players at each position, we looked at the top ADP.  We listed 15 players at 1B/3B as Kris Bryant, Matt Carpenter and Todd Frazier are eligible for both.  We also removed Buster Posey and Jonathan Lucroy from 1B eligibility because they should only be drafted as catchers.  For CI, we took what was left of the 1B/3B position after the top 12 were selected at each position. 

First Base

Yahoo 1B RPV Fantasy Baseball

ADP1BProjRPV
(557.3 avg)
4Kris Bryant64215%
7Paul Goldschmidt6099%
11Anthony Rizzo61110%
13Miguel Cabrera5743%
21Joey Votto534-4%
23Edwin Encarnacion5947%
26Freddie Freeman5600%
31Daniel Murphy501-10%
50Jose Abreu533-4%
55Wil Myers541-3%
64Matt Carpenter486-13%
74Todd Frazier5651%
75Chris Davis5672%
77Hanley Ramirez522-6%
100Eric Hosmer521-7%

Remember when first base was filled with studs and a position to attack on draft day?  Fantasy baseball owners can be patient if they miss out on the top 3, but if you do wait on !B, I do not suggest filling up on 2B/SS.  Make sure you go 3B/OF or OF/OF to start your draft if you skip on 1B!

Third Base

Yahoo 3B RPV Fantasy Baseball
ADP3BProjRPV
(540.8 avg)
4Kris Bryant64219%
5Nolan Arenado66524%
8Manny Machado60412%
10Josh Donaldson62616%
30Jonathan Villar514-4%
53Kyle Seager523-3%
64Matt Carpenter486-10%
65Adrian Beltre499-7%
74Todd Frazier5655%
83Alex Bregman503-7%
93Evan Longoria524-3%
101Anthony Rendon483-10%
109Justin Turner488-9%
111Jose Ramirez450-16%
126Miguel Sano498-7%

The White Sox have started the rebuilding process, but they still have Frazier/Abreu.  Both of these power bats can be very useful to fantasy baseball owners, if drafted in the right spot.  They will have Tim Anderson, Melky Cabrera and hopefully soon, Yoan Moncada, hitting ahead of them in the batting order.  Don't ignore them on draft day!

Corner Infield

Yahoo CI RPV Fantasy Baseball
ADPCIProjRPV
(470.8 avg)
105Carlos Santana52211%
124Albert Pujols5149%
130Eduardo Nunez409-13%
140Maikel Franco5016%
143Adrian Gonzalez4741%
146Kendrys Morales4853%
156Brandon Belt447-5%
157Jake Lamb4690%
158Brad Miller459-3%
189Mike Napoli428-9%

Nunez' real value is a SS/MI which you can look at in the 2B/SS/MI post.