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Top 30 First Base Rankings for 2016

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Ray ranks his top 30 first base rankings for 2016. The position is deep but the top six or seven could be difference makers in your 2016 fantasy baseball season.

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The fantasy baseball writers here at Fake Teams will begin our annual Consensus Position Rankings later this month, and I will let you know the schedule once it is finalized, but until then, here are my updated first base rankings for 2016.

I will be updating my position rankings all week. In addition to my rankings, I will be offering mixed league auction values in the "$ Value" column. You may see that some players have auction values higher than the values of players ranked ahead of them. This is the case, as some players will have more "helium" heading into drafts than others, and that helium may push their draft day auction value higher than one would expect.

Keep in mind, that every league is different, so the auction values below may not make sense for your particular league. I am using a 12 team, mixed league as my basis for the values. Those of you in keeper leagues may see the auction values of certain players be higher or lower than what is presented below. These should only be used as a baseline for your auctions.

Feel free to ask questions about the ranking or the auction values in the comments below.

Top 30 First Base Rankings for 2016

Rank

$ Value

Name

Team

1

40

Paul Goldschmidt

Diamondbacks

2

36

Anthony Rizzo

Cubs

3

31

Joey Votto

Reds

4

30

Miguel Cabrera

Tigers

5

30

Edwin Encarnacion

Blue Jays

6

27

Jose Abreu

White Sox

7

26

Chris Davis

Orioles

8

25

Adrian Gonzalez

Dodgers

9

25

Albert Pujols

Angels

10

24

Todd Frazier

White Sox

11

23

Freddie Freeman

Braves

12

22

Buster Posey

Giants

13

18

Eric Hosmer

Royals

14

17

Brandon Belt

Giants

15

20

Hanley Ramirez

Red Sox

16

12

Adam Lind

Mariners

17

12

Byung-ho Park

Twins

18

14

Lucas Duda

Mets

19

11

Ryan Zimmerman

Nationals

20

10

Carlos Santana

Indians

21

8

Mitch Moreland

Rangers

22

10

Pedro Alvarez

Free Agent

23

7

Mike Napoli

Indians

24

6

Mark Teixeira

Yankees

25

6

Wil Myers

Padres

26

5

Adam LaRoche

White Sox

27

3

Ryan Howard

Phillies

28

3

Matt Adams

Cardinals

29

3

Chris Carter

Brewers

30

3

Justin Bour

Marlins

31

2

C.J. Cron

Angels

32

2

Joe Mauer

Twins

33

1

James Loney

Rays

34

1

Jason Rogers

Pirates

35

1

Ben Paulsen

Rockies

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