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Fantasy Baseball 1B Rankings: First Base Tiers, Sleepers, Draft Technique

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First base is a place many do not actually take into consideration on draft day. As a result of most first basemen typically present fantasy baseball house owners with energy and RBIs — and never a lot else — it is easy to imagine you may get a good one even and not using a particular draft technique. If you wish to goal a top-tier man, that is simply as simple: Seize him early and transfer on with the remainder of your draft. Nonetheless, this 12 months, with seemingly extra 1Bs eligible at different positions (not less than on Yahoo), our rankings might skinny out faster than standard, leaving you scrambling to seek out the slugger you need.

The highest first basemen both present batting common, elite energy and RBIs, not less than some SBs, or a mixture of all. It is nonetheless unlikely any will go within the first spherical, although, as no 1B can match the SB potential of the highest gamers at different positions, notably OF and SS. There are just a few 1B-eligible gamers who might steal round 15 bases — specifically Cody Bellinger, Keston Hiura, and Wil Myers. Hiura will not be eligible at first base on draft day, although — and even you then’d doubtless play him at 2B — and Myers is extra worthwhile as an OF, so if you would like some steals out of your first baseman, you’ll in all probability should ensure you get Bellinger within the second spherical. 

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When you get previous the highest tier (Freddie Freeman, Bellinger, Jose Abreu, Pete Alonso), it is powerful to inform the distinction between plenty of the remaining guys. You recognize not less than one or two can have monster homer/RBI years (Matt Olson? Rhys Hoskins? Miguel Sano?), however their batting averages could possibly be an actual detrimental. Runs will likely be hit and miss, and also you may need to fret about extra off-days from the NL guys who cannot DH this 12 months. That is why getting not less than one versatile 1B-eligible participant is good, not less than in every day leagues. 

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There is definitely no scarcity of potential sleepers at this place, as it is easy to think about a second-tier man like Vladimir Guerrero Jr. breaking out and becoming a member of the highest tier or somebody like Alec Bohm or Ryan Mountcastle making the most of their favorable house parks and posting massive energy numbers. You will discover that each one three of these gamers are eligible at different positions, although, so that you may need to focus on a bounce-back candidate like Trey Mancini, Jesus Aguilar, or Josh Bell in shallow leagues or go additional down the checklist for somebody like Jared Walsh, Nate Lowe, or Andrew Vaughn as your backup 1B or CI in deeper leagues. 

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In the end, there’ll at all times be energy obtainable at this place, whether or not it is late in drafts or on the waiver wire. On a regular basis taking part in time is a matter with the late-round guys, as many platoon, however be looking out for decent begins and trip the wave so long as doable. Or simply draft a stud within the first 5 rounds. That is not at all times the most effective use of draft capital, however only a few house owners complain about having Freeman or Abreu.

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We’ll be updating these 1B rankings all through the spring, so verify again for the newest participant motion. Additionally, please notice that these rankings are compiled as if a participant is solely eligible at 1B. Sure gamers, comparable to DJ LeMahieu or Brandon Lowe, could also be ranked greater general due to their eligibility at different positions.

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Fantasy Baseball 1B Rankings: First Base Tiers, Sleepers, Draft Technique

Rankings primarily based on 5×5 H2H leagues with Rs, HRs, RBIs, SBs, and Batting Common as hitting classes. 

Place eligibility primarily based on Yahoo’s default settings

* = participant not eligible at a place on draft day however anticipated to play there through the season

Rank Participant (bats) Age (as of 4/1) Staff Different Pos. Tier
1 Freddie Freeman (L) 31 Braves 1
2 Cody Bellinger (L) 25 Dodgers OF 1
3 Jose Abreu (R) 34 White Sox 1
4 Pete Alonso (R) 26 Mets 1
5 DJ LeMahieu (R) 32 Yankees 2B, 3B 2
6 Paul Goldschmidt (R) 33 Cardinals 2
7 Anthony Rizzo (L) 31 Cubs 2
8 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (R) 22 Blue Jays 3B 2
9 Keston Hiura (R)* 24 Brewers 2B 2
10 Matt Olson (L) 27 A’s 3
11 Rhys Hoskins (R) 28 Phillies 3
12 Luke Voit (R) 30 Yankees 3
13 Brandon Lowe (L) 26 Rays 2B, OF 3
14 Wil Myers (R) 30 Padres OF 3
15 Christian Walker (R) 30 D-backs 3
16 Max Muncy (L) 30 Dodgers 2B, 3B 3
17 Mike Moustakas (L) 32 Reds 2B, 3B 3
18 Alec Bohm (R) 24 Phillies 3B 4
19 Trey Mancini (R) 29 Orioles OF 4
20 Josh Bell (S) 28 Nationals 4
21 Ryan Mountcastle (R) 24 Orioles OF 4
22 Dominic Smith (L) 25 Mets OF 4
23 Miguel Sano (R) 27 Twins 3B 4
24 Eric Hosmer (L) 31 Padres 4
25 Yuli Gurriel (R) 36 Astros 3B 4
26 Jesus Aguilar (R) 30 Marlins 5
27 Jared Walsh (L) 27 Angels 5
28 Andrew Vaughn (R) 22 White Sox 5
29 Ryan McMahon (L) 26 Rockies 2B, 3B 5
30 C.J. Cron (R) 31 Rockies 5
31 Joc Pederson (L) 28 Cubs OF 5
32 Nate Lowe (L) 25 Rangers 5
33 Bobby Dalbec (R) 25 Pink Sox 5
34 Joey Votto (L) 37 Reds 5
35 Brandon Belt (L) 32 Giants OF 5
36 Hunter Dozier (R) 29 Royals 3B, OF 5
37 Jeimer Candelario (S) 27 Tigers 3B 6
38 Jake Cronenworth (L) 27 Padres 2B, SS 6
39 Carlos Santana (S) 34 Royals 6
40 Mark Canha (R) 32 A’s OF 6
41 Colin Moran (L) 28 Pirates 2B, 3B 6
42 Garrett Cooper (R) 30 Marlins OF 6
43 Josh Fuentes (R) 28 Rockies 7
44 Albert Pujols (R) 41 Angels 7
45 Miguel Cabrera (R) 37 Tigers 7
46 Rowdy Tellez (L) 26 Blue Jays 7
47 Ji-Man Choi (L) 29 Rays 7
48 Mike Brosseau (R) 27 Rays 2B, 3B 7
49 Evan White (R) 24 Mariners 7
50 Michael Chavis (R) 25 Pink Sox 2B, OF 7



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