Fantasy Baseball 2018 Rankings: First Base

The first base position is loaded with pop heading into the 2018 fantasy baseball season. Our top tier of first base sluggers run six deep, with up-and-comers Rhys Hoskins and Cody Bellinger poised to join that group with repeat performances of their rookie breakouts.

Coming off of an injury-marred 2017, perennial first-rounder Miguel Cabrera has slipped all the way into our second tier. The Tiger’s lineup is certainly leaves a lot to be desired at this point, but Miggy has some nice bounce back potential if he’s fully healthy.

Top Tier Bargains

Jose Abreu‘s floor of .290-25-100 looks awful nice couple with the fourth round ADP. He’s a phenomenal option if you opt to look somewhere else early, or to pair with another stud as your CI bat.

The anti-humidor hype looks like it could turn stud Paul Goldschmidt into a second round pick (as happened in my NFBC Rotowire Online Championship draft this past weekend). Goldy remains firmly in the No. 3 spot in our overall rankings, so yea, jump on that discount in the late first/early second.

Thanks, but No Thanks

Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers will certainly make the Padres a much more competitive lineup this season, but I’m not excited about either as a top-80 pick on draft day.

Deep Thoughts

Deep leaguers have a number of intriguing options if waiting on first base. Logan Morrison, Jose Martinez and Hanley Ramirez can all be had after pick 200 and come with some serious upside.

First Base Draft Rankings 2018

1Paul GoldschmidtARI1B
2Joey VottoCIN1B
3Freddie FreemanATL1B,3B
4Anthony RizzoCHC1B,2B
5Jose AbreuCWS1B
6Edwin EncarnacionCLE1B,DH
7Rhys HoskinsPHI1B,LF
8Cody BellingerLAD1B,LF
9Miguel CabreraDET1B
10Matt CarpenterSTL1B,2B,3B
11Eric HosmerSD1B
12Ryan ZimmermanWSH1B
13Jay BruceNYM1B,RF
14Miguel SanoMIN1B,3B,DH
15Carlos SantanaPHI1B,RF
16Justin SmoakTOR1B
17Ian DesmondCOL1B,LF
18Matt OlsonOAK1B,RF
19Wil MyersSD1B
20Buster PoseySFC,1B
21Hanley RamirezBOS1B,DH
22Jedd GyorkoSTL1B,2B,3B
23J.T. RealmutoMIAC,1B
24Josh BellPIT1B
25Joey GalloTEX1B,3B,LF
26Greg BirdNYY1B
27Ryon HealySEA1B,3B,DH
28Justin BourMIA1B
29Yulieski GurrielHOU1B
30Eric ThamesMIL1B,LF
31Chris DavisBAL1B
32Marwin GonzalezHOU1B,2B,3B,SS,LF
33Trey ManciniBAL1B,LF
34Jose MartinezSTL1B,LF,RF
35Brandon BeltSF1B,LF
36Logan MorrisonMIN1B
37Kendrys MoralesTOR1B,DH
38C.J. CronTB1B
39Yonder AlonsoCLE1B
40Albert PujolsLAA1B,DH
41Ryan McMahonCOL1B
42Dominic SmithNYM1B
43Mark ReynoldsFA1B

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