2020 Fantasy Baseball: 1B Rankings

What?! A rankings list of First Basemen that doesn’t include Cody Bellinger? Yup. There are a couple of names not on this list that will however be on the Hitters list and Overall as well. As much as I love Fantasy Baseball, I hate the way rankings are done with players eligible at multiple positions. Of course I understand how eligibility works, and definitely value it, but I am trying to simplify my positional rankings this year. For starters, not every league has the same eligibility requirements. Know your league settings! More than that, it just gets messy. “Is Gleyber Torres my #4 2B, but #6 SS?” So, I am going through the projected starters at each position and ranking them as I see fit. Of course this means players not currently signed (Yasiel Puig, as an example) will not be found. For that reason, you can expect updates as these starter projections shift. Don’t forget to check out the Turn Two Podcast for even more Fantasy Baseball content, like this episode covering the 1B position.

For context, I play all formats but my preference is for Points leagues. Does that mean these are weighted for Points vs Roto, no. At least I do not see it that way. You know the format, I do not. These are who I’d be drafting ahead of the next guy, and I tier them in twelves, as in 1-12 is your starter. I am also a Dynasty enthusiast with deep roots in the prospect game. My main components in these rankings is prior year performance + weighted runs created + age + my own gut instincts. I am a firm believer of the age 27-32 window as well.

Don’t forget to check out the Turn Two Podcast for even more Fantasy Baseball content, like this episode breaking down 2B. Once again, these are just based off projected depth charts, utilizing CBS and Roster Resource.

C  |  1B  |  2B  |  SS  |  3B  |  OF  |  DH  |  SP  |  RP  |  H  |  P  |  OVERALL

First Base Rankings

RANK
STARTER
TEAM
1 Freddie Freeman Atlanta
2 Pete Alonso New York (N)
3 Anthony Rizzo Chicago (N)
4 Jose Abreu Chicago (A)
5 Paul Goldschmidt St. Louis
6 Matt Olson Oakland
7 Rhys Hoskins Philadelphia
8 Carlos Santana Cleveland
9 Max Muncy Los Angeles (N)
10 Josh Bell Pittsburgh
11 Yuli Gurriel Houston
12 Luke Voit New York (A)
13 Miguel Sano Minnesota
14 C.J. Cron Detroit
15 Joey Votto Cincinnati
16 Eric Hosmer San Diego
17 Christian Walker Arizona
18 Michael Chavis Boston
19 Albert Pujols Los Angeles (A)
20 Daniel Murphy Colorado
21 Jesus Aguilar Miami
22 Justin Smoak Milwaukee
23 Ji-Man Choi Tampa Bay
24 Howie Kendrick Washington
25 Ryan O’Hearn Kansas City
26 Evan White Seattle
27 Todd Frazier Texas
28 Travis Shaw Toronto
29 Brandon Belt San Francisco
30 Chris Davis Baltimore

 

Part of the reason for me doing the rankings this way is how jumbled things get when sorting for Fantasy Pros. However, I do love their format and that they rank the industry. You can catch how I have things sorted over there with this link: 2020 Fantasy Baseball Expert Rankings Consensus.