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2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: First Base (Part 2)

The Fake Teams writers round out their Top 40 first basemen for 2019.

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For those of you living under a rock:

POSITIONAL WEEKS HAVE BEGUN AT FAKE TEAMS!

We are past Catcher Week already, which is a major reprieve from catcher-induced nausea. Still, we churned out plenty of quality content about fantasy backstops, so check it out in your infinite free time. Or when you’re hiding from your kids in the bathroom. Whatever suits you!

Yesterday we kicked off First Base Week in style:

First Base Rankings, Part 1

State of the Position

Mark’s Bold Predictions

Just this morning, Punk is Dead released his favorite targets at the position, which you should scope out—especially if you like prospects!

Without further ado, here is Part 2 of our consensus rankings, which still includes some pretty interesting names—especially when you’re mining for corner infield bats. We’ll discuss more in depth this week, but names like Smoak, Bell, and Cron seem to have the safest mix of floor and upside, or floor and track record. For my part, I’m curious who you guys like from our No. 27 to No. 30 spots. So hit up that poll below.

First Base Rankings (21-40)

Name Team Consensus Avg Rank Heath Punk Joe Mark
Name Team Consensus Avg Rank Heath Punk Joe Mark
Justin Smoak TOR 21.0 22.5 21 18 26 25
Josh Bell PIT 22.0 22.5 18 22 30 20
Peter Alonso NYM 23.0 23.3 24 25 20 24
C.J. Cron MIN 24.0 25.3 22 20 33 26
Yulieski Gurriel HOU 25.0 26.5 26 19 29 32
Ryan Zimmerman WAS 26.0 27.3 30 28 24 27
Brandon Belt SF 27.0 28.3 28 33 23 29
Yonder Alonso CWS 28.0 28.8 23 23 41 28
Mitch Moreland BOS 29.0 29.0 29 38 19 30
Trey Mancini BAL 30.0 29.8 27 24 35 33
Tyler White HOU 31.0 30.8 36 29 16 42
Niko Goodrum DET 32.0 30.8 25 30 34 34
Marwin Gonzalez FA 33.0 33.0 33 31 32 36
Jay Bruce SEA 34.0 33.8 35 32 37 31
Ryan McMahon COL 35.0 33.8 41 41 31 22
Eric Thames MIL 36.0 34.0 34 39 28 35
Justin Bour LAA 37.0 37.3 31 35 46 37
Ronald Guzman TEX 38.0 37.8 38 36 39 38
Peter O'Brien MIA 39.0 38.5 40 52 21 41
Ryon Healy SEA 40.0 40.3 39 34 49 39

Poll

Who would you rather draft?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    Brandon Belt, Giants
    (36 votes)
  • 31%
    Yonder Alonso, White Sox
    (39 votes)
  • 10%
    Mitch Moreland, Red Sox
    (13 votes)
  • 27%
    Trey Mancini, Orioles
    (34 votes)
122 votes total Vote Now