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2022 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 30 First Basemen

The Fake Teams writers rank the first basemen for 2022 fantasy baseball.

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We wrapped up Catcher Week on Sunday with our backstops to avoid, and the fantasy baseball (content) season rolls on today as we begin First Base Week with our consensus rankings.

Right away, first base can get tricky. Dual-eligibility and the popularity of NFBC drafts can skew things a bit. So while I have excluded catcher Tyler Stephenson—playing him anywhere besides catcher would be insane—I am including some middle infield types like DJ LeMahieu, Ty France, and Jake Cronenworth. These guys are useful pieces to your fake team, but if you’re JUST looking for production at first base they may not be the way that you go.

Let’s get into our staff rankings, and as always, we welcome your (respectable) dissent in the comments.

Top 30 First Basemen

Rank Name Team HEATH MARK ANDRES GARRETT SKYLER AVG
Rank Name Team HEATH MARK ANDRES GARRETT SKYLER AVG
1 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Freddie Freeman FA* 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 Matt Olson OAK 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 Paul Goldschmidt STL 4 5 5 4 4 4.4
5 Pete Alonso NYM 5 4 4 5 5 4.6
6 Jose Abreu CWS 6 7 6 6 6 6.2
7 Ryan Mountcastle BAL 7 8 10 7 7 7.8
8 Jared Walsh LAA 11 9 7 9 9 9.0
9 CJ Cron COL 9 10 11 12 8 10.0
10 Joey Votto CIN 10 15 9 10 10 10.8
11 Jake Cronenworth SD 14 14 13 8 11 12.0
12 Josh Bell WAS 12 11 14 14 12 12.6
13 Max Muncy LAD 16 6 8 16 18 12.8
14 DJ LeMahieu NYY 17 12 12 11 15 13.4
15 Rhys Hoskins PHI 13 18 15 15 13 14.8
16 Trey Mancini BAL 8 13 17 20 16 14.8
17 Ty France SEA 15 16 18 13 14 15.2
18 Alex Kirilloff MIN 18 21 20 18 20 19.4
19 Anthony Rizzo NYY 19 17 19 25 17 19.4
20 Brandon Belt SFG 24 19 16 23 19 20.2
21 Yuli Gurriel HOU 22 22 22 19 22 21.4
22 Luke Voit NYY 21 20 23 22 28 22.8
23 Nathaniel Lowe TEX 20 23 24 24 25 23.2
24 Frank Schwindel CHC 25 30 26 17 21 23.8
25 Bobby Dalbec BOS 23 25 21 27 24 24.0
26 Jonathan Schoop DET 26 27 27 21 23 24.8
27 Spencer Torkelson DET 27 24 25 26 29 26.2
28 Miguel Sano MIN 31 26 30 28 27 28.4
29 Jesus Aguilar MIA 29 32 29 32 26 29.6
30 Rowdy Tellez MLW 32 37 31 30 30 32.0