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2014 Fantasy Baseball First Base Rankings

At the age of 26, Paul Goldschmidt is emerging as one of the top hitters in the game.  It will be interesting to see how Chris Davis backs up his 53 home run season.  Prince Fielder gets to spend his summer playing in Texas, a home run hitters haven.  This position is top heavy and you will want one of the top 9 guys on your fantasy baseball roster, be it with a 1st round or 2nd round pick.  If you decide to draft with a different strategy, don't forget that Mark Teixeira is returning and could be a nice pick later in the draft.

Who Would You Rather Have? Mark Teixeira or Matt Adams?

* - New Team
** - Sleeper

Miguel Cabrera - DET1
Paul Goldschmidt - ARI2
Chris Davis - BAL3
Joey Votto - CIN4
Prince Fielder *- TEX5
Edwin Encarnacion - TOR6
Freddie Freeman - ATL7
David Ortiz - BOS8
Adrian Gonzalez - LAD9
Albert Pujols - LAA10
Eric Hosmer - KC11
Victor Martinez - DET12
Mike Napoli - BOS13
Anthony Rizzo - ChC14
Matt Adams - StL15
Joe Mauer - MIN16
Billy Butler - KC17
Mark Teixeira - NYY18
Nick Swisher - CLE19
Brandon Belt - SF20
Kendrys Morales *- FA21
Jose Abreu **- CWS22
Brandon Moss - OAK23
Justin Morneau - COL24
Justin Smoak - SEA25
Adam Dunn - CWS26
Ryan Howard -PHI27
Adam Laroche - WSH28
James Loney - TB29
Yonder Alonso - SD30

The San Diego Padres have not gotten much out of Yonder Alonso and probably regret dealing Mat Latos to the Cincinnati Reds for him.  The New York Mets have a mess at 1B with Ike Davis and Lucas Duda and I would avoid them in every league format except NL only.

Stats from Last Season

  • 27 first basemen had at least 400 ABs
    • Albert Pujols, Ryan Howard and Mark Teixeira were not one of them
  • Chris Davis and Anthony Rizzo were the only 1B with 40+ doubles
    • Brandon Belt, Mike Napoli, Prince Fielder, Paul Goldschmidt, David Ortiz and Justin Morneau all had at least 36
  • Chris Davis (56) was the only 1B to hit more than 36 home runs
    • Paul Goldschmidt, Edwin Encarnacion, Mark Trumbo, Adam Dunn, David Ortiz and Brandon Moss each hit at least 30 HRs
      • Chris Carter and Prince Fielder were the only others to hit at least 25
  • Chris Davis, Paul Goldschmidt and Joey Votto all scored 100+ runs
    • Edwin Encarnacion was the only other to score 90 runs
  • Chris Davis, Paul Goldschmidt, Freddie Freeman, Prince Fielder, David Ortiz, Edwin Encarnacion, Mark Trumbo and Adrian Gonzalez all drove in at least 100 runs
    • Allen Craig and Mike Napoli each had 90+ RBI
  • Joey Votto was the only 1B to draw 100+ walks
    • Paul Goldschmidt (99) was only othe to draw more than 82 base on balls
  • Chris Carter was the only 1B to strick out 200+ times
    • Chris Davis had 199 Ks
      • Adam Dunn, Mike Napoli and Mark Trumbo each struck out 180+ times
  • Paul Goldschmidt and Eric Hosmer were the only 1B with 10+ stolen bases
  • Freddie Freeman, Allen Craig, Joey Votto, David Ortiz, Paul Goldschmidt and Eric Hosmer were the only 1B with .300 batting avg or better
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