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Fantasy Baseball 2021 First Base Rankings

Let’s kick of the 2021 season in style here at BretskyBall with our first base rankings. It’s a fun group of power bats to anchor your squad. The tough decisions start right at the top with Freddie Freeman and Cody Bellinger battling it out in the top tier. Bellinger showed us his upside in 2019 with a .305-121-34-115-15 line before struggling a bit out of the gates last season. Still, 12 home runs and six steals in 56 games is nothing to scoff at from Dodgers stud. The primary worry about Cody coming into the season is the health of his shoulder — injured celebrating his Game 7 NLCS bomb — but all indications are that the slugger should be just fine.

Freddie Freeman capture the NL MVP award in the shortened 2020 season, slashing .3341/.462/.640 with 13 home runs and 53 RBI over 60 games. He’s been a rock at the dish, putting together a .306-110-34-108-8 per 162 pace.

When forced to choose between the top two first baseman, Bellinger gets the slight edge in our ranks with his ability to provide double digit steals. Both are fine picks in the late-first, early-second rounds but the strength of the second tier at this position likely has us looking elsewhere early in the first this season.

ADP Targets

New York sluggers Luke Voit (57) and Dominic Smith (120) leap off the page as some of our favorite values in drafts so far this season. Two of 2020’s breakout players should both continue to mash in prime run-producing spots in the middle of productive lineups. Digging a little deeper, betting on a bounceback from Josh Bell as he moves from Pittsburgh to DC to add a little pop behind Juan Soto in the Nationals lineup. Bell is currently the 141st player taken in drafts on average.

Looking even deeper, C.J. Cron in Coors is an intruiging late round option as is Jeimer Candelario who should be entrenched in the middle of the Tigers lineup.

Top 40-ish First Base Rankings for 2021

RankNameTeam
Tier 1
1Cody BellingerLAD
2Freddie FreemanATL
Tier 2
3DJ LeMahieuNYY
4Jose AbreuCWS
5Luke VoitNYY
6Pete AlonsoNYM
7Vladimir Guerrero Jr.TOR
8Dominic SmithNYM
9Max MuncyLAD
10Anthony RizzoCHC
Tier 3
11Brandon LoweTB
12Alec BohmPHI
13Mike MoustakasCIN
14Paul GoldschmidtSTL
15Matt OlsonOAK
16Wil MyersSD
17Josh BellWSH
18Rhys HoskinsPHI
Tier 4
19Travis d'ArnaudATL
20Yasmani GrandalCWS
21Jake CronenworthSD
22Austin NolaSD
23Ryan MountcastleBAL
24Miguel SanoMIN
25Jeimer CandelarioDET
26C.J. CronCOL
27Joc PedersonCHC
28Eric HosmerSD
29Trey ManciniBAL
30Christian WalkerARI
Tier 5
31Rowdy TellezTOR
32Andrew VaughnCWS
33Edwin EncarnacionFA
34Brandon BeltSF
35Daniel VogelbachMIL
36Bobby DalbecBOS
37Niko GoodrumDET
38Buster PoseySF
39Christian VazquezBOS
40Carlos SantanaKC
41Jared WalshLAA
42Yuli GurrielHOU
43Mark CanhaOAK
44Jesus AguilarMIA
45Hunter DozierKC
46Tommy La StellaSF
47Ryan McMahonCOL
48Joey VottoCIN
49Nate LoweTEX

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