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2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: First Basemen (Part 1)

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The Fake Teams writers rank the Top 20 first basemen of 2019.

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If you missed Catcher Week, have no fear—just click here!

Okay, I’ll stop.

Since we are finished with backstops, things sure are looking up around here. But before we get into first basemen, let’s scope out our upcoming schedule:

2019 MLB Positional Weeks Schedule

Position Dates
Position Dates
Catcher Jan 14 - Jan 18
First Base Jan 21 - Jan 25
Second Base Jan 28 - Feb 1
Shortstop Feb 4 - Feb 8
Third Base Feb 11 - Feb 15
Outfield Feb 18 - Feb 22
Starting Pitcher Feb 25 - Mar 1
Relief Pitchers Mar 4 - Mar 8
Fake Teams Draft Guide March 11th
Bold Predictions Week Mar 11 - Mar 15
FT and Friends Draft March 16th
Japan Opening Series Mar 20 - Mar 21
MLB Opening Day March 28

Part 1 of our first base rankings is generally pleasant. Way better than Part 1 of catcher rankings, I’ll tell you that much. Part 2 of first base won’t be as pleasant, but it will still be interesting. Way more interesting than ranking Manny Pina...yikes.

Later today you can expect our famed State of the Position, as well as some bold predictions unique to first basemen. Be sure to hit up the poll below—would you rather draft Cody Bellinger aggressively or wait 30 picks to secure the alleged risk of an aging Joey Votto? I know what I’m doing, but you’ll have to circle back around this week to find out why.

Top 20 First Basemen

Name Team Consensus Avg Rank Heath Punk Joe Mark
Name Team Consensus Avg Rank Heath Punk Joe Mark
Paul Goldschmidt STL 1.0 1.5 1 2 2 1
Freddie Freeman ATL 2.0 2.0 2 1 3 2
Anthony Rizzo CHC 3.0 3.3 3 4 1 5
Cody Bellinger LAD 4.0 4.0 6 3 4 3
Joey Votto CIN 5.0 4.5 4 5 5 4
Jose Abreu CWS 6.0 6.8 5 6 7 9
Matt Carpenter STL 7.0 8.5 7 8 6 13
Matt Olson OAK 8.0 10.0 9 12 8 11
Jesus Aguilar MIL 9.0 10.8 8 11 9 15
Max Muncy LAD 10.0 11.3 11 7 10 17
Eric Hosmer SD 10.0 11.3 14 10 13 8
Edwin Encarnacion SEA 12.0 12.3 10 9 18 12
Joey Gallo TEX 13.0 13.3 12 13 12 16
Luke Voit NYY 14.0 15.5 17 27 11 7
Jurickson Profar OAK 15.0 15.8 13 14 15 21
Jake Bauers CLE 16.0 16.0 19 21 14 10
Miguel Cabrera DET 17.0 17.3 20 26 17 6
Ian Desmond COL 18.0 18.8 16 16 25 18
Carlos Santana CLE 19.0 19.0 15 15 27 19
Jose Martinez STL 20.0 21.3 32 17 22 14

Poll

Who would you rather draft at ADP?

This poll is closed

  • 46%
    Cody Bellinger, Dodgers (48.34 NFBC ADP)
    (117 votes)
  • 53%
    Joey Votto, Reds (76.23 NFBC ADP)
    (136 votes)
253 votes total Vote Now