Fantasy Baseball 2012: Early First Base Rankings

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 20: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals hits a three-run home run in the fourth inning during a game against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium on September 20, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Robert did an excellent job with the catcher rankings last week, and today I will provide my early first base rankings for 2012. My ranking of Albert Pujols is probably going to be quite different than others on the internet, and I will have a separate article detailing my reasons for dropping him in 2012. 

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer impressed me enough in 2011 to rank him at #7 for 2012. I think he could easily move up in these rankings, but that may take a few years, as he could show more power as he gains more experience. The Ryan Howard ranking is low, and it assumes he will be out for more than just April 2012, so he could move up if he is healthy as we approach draft day 2012. 

Now here is my early 2012 First Base Rankings:

1. Miguel Cabrera, DET 

2. Adrian Gonzalez, BOS

3. Albert Pujols, STL

4. Joey Votto, CIN

5. Prince Fielder, ?

6. Mark Teixeira, NYY

7. Eric Hosmer, KC

8. Paul Konerko, CHW

9. Carlos Santana, CLE

10. Mike Napoli, TEX

11. Mark Reynolds, BAL

12. Michael Young, TEX

13. Michael Morse, WAS 

14. Ryan Howard, PHI

15. Freddie Freeman, ATL

16. Adam Lind, TOR

17. Ike Davis, NYM

18. Lance Berkman, HOU

19. Michael Cuddyer, ?

20. Gaby Sanchez, MIA

Just missed: Mark Trumbo, LAA, Carlos Lee, HOU, Carlos Pena, ?,  Paul Goldschmidt, ARI

 A couple other guys to keep tabs on this offseason are Justin Morneau and Kendrys Morales.

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