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2016 Top 20 First Base Rankings with Auction Values

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Ray updates his 2016 top 20 first base rankings, and for the first time ever, he has added auction dollar values for each first baseman ranked.

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Earlier in the offseason, I recall a reader asking if I could add auction dollar values to my rankings this season. I am glad I received this request, as I have wanted to add auction values to my rankings for the longest time, but never did. Thanks for giving me a reason to add them.

Below you will find my 2016 Rankings and Auction Values published to date:

2016 Catcher Auction Values

WIth that said, here are my early Top 20 first base rankings with auction values. I will admit that these are all "top of my head" rankings, with no clear rhyme or reason, except that I have been participating in auction drafts for quite some time, so I think I have a good idea of what I would spend on each first baseman ranked below.

I have provided auction values for 20 first baseman below, but you can use these as a barometer for either 12 team or 15 team mixed league auctions.

As the offseason rolls along, I will try to refine my auction dollar values for 12 team leagues using a $260 salary cap per team. So, in a 12 team league, there should be $3,120 allocated to 276 hitters and pitchers, assuming 23 man rosters (14 hitters and 9 pitchers).

Below are my early 2016 Top 20 First Base Rankings with auction dollar values. Let's discuss my rankings and auction values in the comments section below.

Rank

$ Value

Name

G

PA

HR

R

RBI

SB

AVG

OBP

SLG

wRC+

WAR

1

$40

Paul Goldschmidt

147

651

29

93

101

21

0.316

0.435

0.555

160

6.8

2

$37

Anthony Rizzo

149

653

30

89

95

17

0.286

0.397

0.530

151

5.3

3

$33

Joey Votto

146

643

28

92

75

11

0.313

0.462

0.555

175

7.4

4

$32

Miguel Cabrera

112

483

17

61

73

1

0.337

0.439

0.537

165

4.1

5

$32

Edwin Encarnacion

136

579

34

84

104

2

0.278

0.371

0.547

148

4

6

$30

Jose Abreu

144

624

29

87

96

0

0.295

0.353

0.517

135

3.4

7

$26

Freddie Freeman

108

458

16

57

59

3

0.277

0.369

0.463

129

3.1

8

$25

Adrian Gonzalez

145

606

28

74

87

0

0.281

0.357

0.499

134

3.4

9

$25

Buster Posey

140

579

19

71

93

2

0.327

0.390

0.488

145

5.8

10

$24

Prince Fielder

145

634

21

73

84

0

0.307

0.380

0.466

125

1.5

11

$25

Chris Davis

147

614

43

91

109

2

0.264

0.360

0.558

147

5

12

$25

Albert Pujols

145

609

35

74

86

4

0.236

0.299

0.459

109

1.2

13

$20

Kendrys Morales

148

608

21

75

105

0

0.293

0.355

0.490

131

2.1

14

$17

Eric Hosmer

146

614

15

91

85

6

0.302

0.365

0.452

124

3.1

15

$17

Brandon Belt

137

556

18

73

68

9

0.280

0.356

0.478

134

4.2

16

$16

Mark Teixeira

111

462

31

57

79

2

0.255

0.357

0.548

143

2.9

17

$14

Adam Lind

139

534

20

68

86

0

0.291

0.375

0.486

129

2.8

18

$10

Mitch Moreland

119

466

22

47

79

1

0.280

0.330

0.491

118

2.2

19

$8

Carlos Santana

141

611

16

67

72

11

0.236

0.362

0.389

110

2.1

20

$7

Ryan Zimmerman

95

390

16

43

73

1

0.249

0.308

0.465

106

0.6