Early 2017 Fantasy Baseball rankings: First Basemen

Over the next couple weeks we will begin to break down the Fantasy Baseball rankings by position, and after we sort out each individual position we will compile our top-300 list, as well as a 10-team, 25-round mock draft.

Here are your first basemen rankings for the 2017 baseball season, including my statistical predictions and the rounds you’ll need to target each player:

  1. Paul Goldschmidt (ARI): .294 AVG, .403 OBP, 28 HR, 94 RBI, 93 R, 19 SB (1st Round)
  2. Anthony Rizzo (CHC): .289 AVG, .377 OBP, 31 HR, 97 RBI, 91 R, 5 SB (2nd Round)
  3. Miguel Cabrera (DET): .302 AVG, .397 OBP, 28 HR, 97 RBI, 85 R, 0 SB (2nd Round)
  4. Joey Votto (CIN): .293 AVG, .412 OBP, 23 HR, 80 RBI, 87 R, 4 SB (2nd Round)
  5. Edwin Encarnacion (CLE): .264 AVG, .353 OBP, 35 HR, 108 RBI, 88 R, 1 SB (4th Round)
  6. Freddie Freeman (ATL): .287 AVG, .380 OBP, 30 HR, 90 RBI, 90 R, 3 SB (4th Round)
  7. Wil Myers (SD): .261 AVG, .331 OBP, 21 HR, 84 RBI, 84 R, 15 SB (5th Round)
  8. Daniel Murphy (WSH): .304 AVG, .352 OBP, 16 HR, 87 RBI, 75 R, 4 SB (5th Round)
  9. Chris Davis (BAL): .228 AVG, .332 OBP, 37 HR, 91 RBI, 83 R, 1 SB (7th Round)
  10. Jose Abreu (CWS): .280 AVG, .341 OBP, 26 HR, 90 RBI, 72 R, 0 SB (7th Round)
  11. Hanley Ramirez (BOS): .273 AVG, .340 OBP, 23 HR, 92 RBI, 72 R, 3 SB (7th Round)
  12. Todd Frazier (CWS): .239 AVG, .300 OBP, 29 HR, 85 RBI, 78 R, 9 SB (8th Round)
  13. Matt Carpenter (STL): .272 AVG, .365 OBP, 18 HR, 72 RBI, 88 R, 2 SB (9th Round)
  14. Carlos Santana (CLE): .248 AVG, .362 OBP, 24 HR, 82 RBI, 69 R, 3 SB (10th Round)
  15. Albert Pujols (LAA): .260 AVG, .313 OBP, 28 HR, 88 RBI, 70 R, 3 SB (10th Round)
  16. Eric Hosmer (KC): .277 AVG, .340 OBP, 20 HR, 91 RBI, 72 R, 1 SB (10th Round)
  17. Adrian Gonzalez (LAD): .273 AVG, .338 OBP, 20 HR, 86 RBI, 68 R, 0 SB (11th Round)
  18. Mark Trumbo (Free Agent): .250 AVG, .308 OBP, 34 HR, 82 RBI, 70 R, 0 SB (13th Round)
  19. Brandon Belt (SFG): .265 AVG, .362 OBP, 20 HR, 74 RBI, 69 R, 4 SB (14th Round)
  20. Stephen Piscotty (STL): .272 AVG, .333 OBP, 18 HR, 81 RBI, 72 R, 7 SB (16th Round)

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