First Base Fantasy Baseball Rankings for 2018

RotoAce provides detailed fantasy baseball rankings broken into tiers, along with 2018 projections for all of the major statistical categories.

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2018 FIRST BASE RANKINGS AND PROJECTIONS

TIER 1 Age PA Avg. R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS BB% K%
1. Paul Goldschmidt, Ari 30 675 .297 101 33 110 17 .408 .546 .954 15.2 21.4
2. Joey Votto, Cin 34 669 .312 100 30 104 5 .441 .539 .980 18.3 14.9
3. Anthony Rizzo, ChC 28 674 .284 101 34 111 7 .395 .540 .935 12.7 14.4
4. Freddie Freeman, Atl 28 647 .295 94 32 106 6 .396 .548 .944 13.3 20.5
5. Cody Bellinger, LAD 22 633 .260 92 38 110 10 .347 .533 .880 11.4 24.7
6. Rhys Hoskins, Phi 25 642 .266 94 37 109 5 .368 .525 .893 12.9 20.3
TIER 2 Age PA Avg. R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS BB% K%
7. Jose Abreu, ChW 31 639 .293 90 31 102 2 .352 .524 .876 6.6 18.8
8. Wil Myers, SD 27 668 .254 91 29 90 17 .339 .468 .807 10.9 24.4
9. Joey Gallo, Tex 24 623 .229 97 42 109 6 .345 .521 .866 14.2 33.5
10. Edwin Encarnacion, Cle 35 645 .257 94 36 108 2 .365 .504 .869 13.9 20.5
11. Eric Hosmer, SD 28 661 .292 86 24 95 5 .357 .479 .836 9.2 17.3
TIER 3 Age PA Avg. R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS BB% K%
12. Ian Desmond, Col 32 571 .283 71 20 78 18 .338 .459 .797 6.9 24.1
13. Miguel Cabrera, Det 34 577 .290 79 26 88 0 .370 .493 .863 10.9 18.9
14. Matt Olson, Oak 24 620 .245 89 34 98 1 .338 .484 .822 12.0 25.8
15. Justin Smoak, Tor 31 633 .256 86 31 96 0 .342 .474 .816 11.3 23.1
16. Carlos Santana, Phi 31 623 .256 85 27 91 4 .372 .485 .857 15.1 15.6
17. Josh Bell, Pit 25 643 .274 83 25 91 3 .357 .474 .831 11.3 17.0
18. Justin Bour, Mia 29 570 .270 75 28 88 0 .352 .488 .840 11.1 20.7
19. R. Zimmerman, Was 33 545 .272 74 27 85 1 .332 .493 .825 7.9 22.1
20. Matt Carpenter, SL 32 611 .264 96 21 77 2 .384 .464 .848 15.4 20.2
21. Brandon Belt, SF 29 595 .266 78 22 88 3 .376 .482 .858 14.4 23.0
22. Eric Thames, Mil 31 574 .248 78 27 81 5 .347 .475 .822 11.9 27.5
23. Logan Morrison, Min 30 566 .249 69 26 79 2 .342 .469 .811 11.4 22.2
24. Yonder Alonso, Cle 30 572 .269 72 24 77 2 .354 .459 .813 11.4 20.2
TIER 4 Age PA Avg. R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS BB% K%
25. Buster Posey, SF 31 579 .305 69 16 75 4 .383 .463 .846 10.8 11.4
26. Chris Davis, Bal 32 554 .224 74 31 81 1 .323 .460 .783 11.9 32.8
27. Trey Mancini, Bal 26 559 .275 68 21 73 1 .326 .459 .785 6.4 23.9
28. Hanley Ramirez, Bos* 34 481 .270 65 22 74 3 .343 .479 .822 9.3 20.3
29. Marwin Gonzalez, Hou 29 522 .273 64 17 67 7 .335 .440 .775 7.8 20.0
30. Yulieski Gurriel, Hou 33 497 .294 60 16 67 3 .331 .474 .805 4.5 11.4
31. Lucas Duda, KC 32 511 .238 60 27 73 0 .341 .483 .824 11.8 26.3
32. Albert Pujols, LAA 38 521 .253 59 21 71 2 .306 .438 .744 6.7 14.6
TIER 5 Age PA Avg. R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS BB% K%
33. Ryan McMahon, Col 23 444 .284 56 15 59 6 .343 .474 .817 7.8 21.6
34. Jose Martinez, SL 29 418 .287 52 13 56 4 .358 .448 .806 9.8 18.6
35. Greg Bird, NYY 25 373 .251 54 19 60 0 .343 .491 .834 11.7 22.7
36. Ryon Healy, Sea 26 469 .265 56 19 63 0 .302 .452 .754 4.7 22.8
37. Wilmer Flores, NYM 26 419 .272 49 17 46 1 .319 .459 .778 6.0 14.6
38. C.J. Cron, TB 28 443 .258 52 18 57 3 .311 .447 .758 5.9 22.0
39. Joe Mauer, Min 34 553 .290 66 10 62 2 .372 .412 .784 11.5 15.4
TIER 6 Age PA Avg. R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS BB% K%
40. Mitch Moreland, Bos 32 383 .254 47 15 51 0 .327 .446 .773 8.7 21.5
41. Luis Valbuena, LAA 32 434 .228 50 18 57 0 .320 .426 .746 11.5 24.8
42. Dominic Smith, NYM 22 304 .256 31 11 36 0 .311 .417 .728 7.0 20.5
43. Adrian Gonzalez, NYM 35 313 .258 33 10 39 0 .326 .420 .746 8.9 19.0
44. Matt Adams, Was 29 214 .265 25 10 33 0 .318 .473 .791 6.8 24.1
45. Dan Vogelbach, Sea 25 259 .256 32 8 34 0 .347 .415 .762 11.9 21.1
46. Tyler Austin, NYY 25 244 .233 28 8 28 0 .304 .419 .723 8.9 30.8
47. Mark Reynolds, FA 34 243 .243 28 10 30 1 .317 .402 .719 10.2 29.1
48. Adam Lind, FA 34 193 .269 21 9 26 0 .324 .472 .796 7.7 18.9
49. Tommy Joseph, Tex 26 188 .251 25 9 28 0 .301 .466 .767 6.1 23.0
50. Danny Valencia, Bal 33 217 .259 25 7 27 0 .319 .433 .752 7.7 23.5
51 Tyler White, Hou 27 185 .241 22 7 24 1 .312 .412 .724 8.8 23.8
52. Jesus Aguilar, Mil 27 188 .238 21 8 25 0 .303 .427 .730 7.9 26.3
53. Kennys Vargas, Min 27 148 .244 18 6 20 0 .327 .435 .762 10.5 28.5
54. Luke Voit, SL 27 201 .261 22 6 23 0 .325 .428 .753 7.5 21.5
55. Garrett Cooper, Mia 27 155 .263 16 4 18 0 .318 .417 .735 6.9 21.3
56. Jose Osuna, Pit 25 161 .260 17 4 20 0 .304 .425 .729 5.4 19.0
57. Jake Bauers, TB 22 174 .242 19 4 17 4 .325 .382 .707 10.4 20.9
58. A.J. Reed, Hou 24 101 .225 13 4 13 0 .307 .413 .720 10.2 29.9
59. Bobby Bradley, Cle 21 99 .231 12 4 12 0 .296 .421 .717 7.9 29.0
60. Ryan O’Hearn, KC 24 111 .229 11 4 12 0 .293 .401 .694 7.8 29.9
61. Mike Napoli, Cle 36 108 .214 12 5 14 0 .310 .422 .732 11.3 31.7
62. Hunter Dozier, KC 26 81 .219 9 2 8 0 .285 .364 .649 7.9 31.7

* expected to earn 1B qualification requirements