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Fantasy Baseball: NL Top 13 First Baseman for 2010

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Yesterday, I posted my top 10 starting pitchers. Today, I post my top 13 NL first baseman. I think first base will be a very deep position in 2010 in NL-only leagues. Here are my top 13 NL only first baseman for 2010 (with their 2009 stats through 9/16/2009):

Player AB R H 2B HR RBI SB BA OBP SLG OPS
Pujols, Albert 1B STL 511 119 170 39 47 127 14 0.333 0.45 0.689 1.139
Reynolds, Mark 3B ARI 522 90 142 28 42 97 24 0.272 0.363 0.571 0.9342
Fielder, Prince 1B MIL 527 91 157 31 39 126 2 0.298 0.412 0.586 0.9982
Howard, Ryan 1B PHI 551 90 149 33 38 118 7 0.27 0.35 0.552 0.902
Gonzalez, Adrian 1B SD 501 80 139 25 38 88 1 0.277 0.405 0.563 0.9681
Votto, Joey 1B CIN 410 66 125 25 21 70 4 0.305 0.4 0.524 0.9248
Sandoval, Pablo 1B SF 513 67 165 41 21 77 4 0.322 0.376 0.536 0.912
Dunn, Adam LF WAS 496 76 139 27 37 99 0 0.28 0.41 0.559 0.968
Lee, Derrek 1B CHC 489 84 150 32 33 102 0 0.307 0.391 0.583 0.9736
Berkman, Lance 1B HOU 404 67 111 29 21 72 7 0.275 0.402 0.507 0.9098
LaRoche, Adam 1B ATL 494 75 137 34 25 73 2 0.277 0.354 0.506 0.8597
Helton, Todd 1B COL 493 67 157 35 14 78 0 0.319 0.409 0.487 0.8957
Loney, James 1B LA 527 64 148 24 12 85 7 0.281 0.356 0.402 0.7586



I included doubles for one guy-Giants cornerman Pablo Sandoval. I want to see if he can turn some of his 40+ doubles into HRs in 2010. I remember wondering the same thing about Andre Ethier coming into the 2009 season, and he just hit his 30th HR a few nights ago. I think Pablo can do the same in 2010.

I included Diamondbacks 3B Mark Reynolds at 1B as he will be eligible there in 2010 drafts after playing 28 games at 1B to date. In addition, we are not sure if Brandon Allen is ready for the major leagues in 2010.

The Reds Joey Votto has been a slight disappointment for me in 2009, as I expected a little more power and RBI from him, although he did sit out for about a month suffering from depression. I think he remains a top option at 1B in 2010.

I think up to 9 first baseman (Pujols, Reynolds, Fielder, Howard, Votto, Lee, Sandoval, Dunn, and AGonz) could be drafted in the first 3 rounds of NL-only drafts in 2010, and all will have $30+ roto auction values in 4x4 leagues. Well, I know they would go for $30+ in the UBA 4x4 league if they were all available in the auction.