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2015 Fantasy Baseball First Basemen Rankings

First base is loaded with names we love in fantasy baseball, and the top 10 may be gone by the end of the 4th round!  But there is also depth at this position.  The emergence of Chris Carter and Lucas Duda last season means that Joey Votto will fall much later in drafts than he should and some lucky owner will benefit. If you believe in the depth of the position, you could and should take a Robinson Cano or double up on outfielders to start your draft. 

Same Face, New Cap

1Miguel CabreraDET
2Paul GoldschmidtARI
3Jose AbreuCWS
4Edwin EncarnacionTOR
5Anthony RizzoCHC
6Freddie FreemanATL
7Adrian GonzalezLAD
8Albert PujolsLAA
9Prince FielderTEX
10Carlos SantanaCLE
11Victor MartinezDET
12Chris CarterHOU
13David OrtizBOS
14Brandon BeltSF
15Joey VottoCIN
16Lucas DudaNYM
17Matt AdamsSTL
18Justin MorneauCOL
19Adam LaRocheCWS
20Chris DavisBAL
21Joe MauerMIN
22Brandon MossCLE
23Eric HosmerKC
24Adam LindMIL
25Kennys VargasMIN
26Mike NapoliBOS
27Michael MorseMIA
28Billy ButlerOAK
29Mark TeixeiraNYY
30Ryan HowardPHI

Stats From Last Season

  • Victor Martinez led all first basemen with a .325 BA
    • Adam Lind was the only other above .320
      • Justin Morneau and Jose Abreu hit better than .315
        • Miguel Cabrera and Paul Goldschmidt the only others with a .300 batting average
  • Chris Carter hit 37 home runs to lead all first basemen
    • Jose Abreu, David Ortiz, Martinez, Anthony Rizzo, David Ortiz, and Lucas Duda hit 30+
      • Albert Pujols, Adrian Gonzalez, Carlos Santana, Adam LaRoche, Chris Davis, Brandon Moss and Cabrera hit 25+
  • Gonzalez led the MLB with 116 RBI
    • Miggy, Abreu, Pujols, Martinez and Ortiz each drove in 100+ runs
      • Encarnacion, Ryan Howard, LaRoche and Duda knocked in 90+ runs
  • Miggy hit 52 doubles
    • Freedie Freeman and AGonz were the only other 1B to hit 40+ doubles
  • Cabrera was the only first baseman to score 100+ runs
    • Freeman scored 93
      • Rizzo, Pujols, VMart, Gonzalez and Abreu were the only others to score 80+
  • Santana led the MLB in base on balls with 113
    • Freemans walked 90 times
      • LaRoche drew 83 walks
        • Mike Napoli, Rizzo, Ortiz, Adam Dunn and Martinez each drew at least 70 BB
  • Howard led the MLB in strikeouts with 190
    • Carter was 5th with 182
      • Crush (173) was the only other with more than 160 Ks, in just 450 ABs

Finish Strong

  • Carter, Duda, LaRoche, Gonzalez, Santana, Rizzo, Martinez, Cabrera, Davis and Steve Pearce all hit 10+ home runs after the All-Star game.
  • Gonzalez, Carter, Santana, Martinez, LaRoche, Duda, Mark Trumbo and Pujols drove in 40+ runs after the break
  • Abreu, Martinez, Morneau, Lind, Cabrera, Gonzalez, James Loney, and Rizzo all hit .300 or better in the 2nd half of the season

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