First Baseman Fantasy Baseball Rankings for 2018

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

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL FIRST BASEMEN 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. Edwin Encarnacion, Cle 35 645 .257 94 36 108 2 .365 .504 .869 13.9 20.5
10. Joey Gallo, Tex 24 623 .229 97 42 109 6 .345 .521 .866 14.2 33.5
11. Eric Hosmer, FA 28 661 .292 87 25 93 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 32 601 .283 77 23 80 16 .341 .468 .809 7.5 24.6
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 31 625 .258 86 27 92 4 .372 .483 .855 14.9 14.8
17. Josh Bell, Pit 25 643 .272 80 23 88 3 .354 .466 .820 11.1 17.2
18. Justin Bour, Mia 29 570 .270 75 28 88 0 .352 .488 .840 11.1 20.7
19. Ryan 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
TIER 4 Age PA Avg. R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS BB% K%
22. Eric Thames, Mil 31 574 .248 78 27 81 5 .347 .475 .822 11.9 27.5
23. Greg Bird, NYY 25 518 .261 76 27 84 0 .353 .501 .854 11.7 22.7
24. Chris Davis, Bal 32 564 .221 73 32 81 1 .320 .454 .774 11.8 32.7
25. Buster Posey, SF 31 579 .305 69 16 75 4 .383 .463 .846 10.8 11.4
26. Trey Mancini, Bal 26 559 .275 68 21 73 1 .326 .459 .785 6.4 23.9
27. Yulieski Gurriel, Hou 33 552 .294 67 18 74 3 .331 .474 .805 4.5 11.4
28. Marwin Gonzalez, Hou 29 522 .273 64 17 67 7 .335 .440 .775 7.8 20.0
TIER 5 Age PA Avg. R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS BB% K%
29. Lucas Duda, FA 32 460 .244 61 25 67 0 .344 .488 .832 11.9 25.8
30. Mitch Moreland, Bos 32 524 .254 64 21 70 0 .327 .446 .773 8.7 21.5
31. Logan Morrison, FA 30 490 .243 60 23 68 2 .337 .457 .794 11.6 22.5
32. Albert Pujols, LAA 38 521 .253 59 21 71 2 .306 .438 .744 6.7 14.6
33. Jose Martinez, SL 29 404 .287 51 13 55 4 .359 .449 .808 9.7 18.8
34. Wilmer Flores, NYM 26 444 .273 53 18 60 1 .319 .463 .782 5.9 14.5
35. Yonder Alonso, Cle 30 489 .266 62 18 63 2 .349 .445 .794 11.0 19.3
36. Ryon Healy, Sea 26 473 .264 57 19 63 0 .302 .452 .754 4.7 22.8
37. Joe Mauer, Min 34 553 .290 66 10 62 2 .372 .412 .784 11.5 15.4
38. Ryan McMahon, Col 23 327 .284 38 9 41 4 .341 .453 .794 7.5 21.9
39. C.J. Cron, LAA 28 414 .260 50 17 56 3 .312 .452 .764 5.9 22.0
40. Mark Reynolds, FA 34 401 .256 52 18 59 1 .338 .457 .795 10.6 28.6
41. Mike Napoli, FA 36 410 .218 48 19 55 1 .315 .429 .744 11.5 31.6
TIER 6 Age PA Avg. R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS BB% K%
42. Dominic Smith, NYM 22 338 .253 35 12 41 0 .308 .417 .725 7.0 20.9
43. Adrian Gonzalez, NYM 35 311 .266 36 10 39 0 .334 .436 .770 8.8 19.1
44. Matt Adams, Was 29 256 .271 32 12 38 0 .323 .486 .809 6.9 23.8
45. Kennys Vargas, Min 27 296 .244 36 12 39 0 .327 .435 .762 10.5 28.5
46. Adam Lind, FA 34 215 .269 24 10 29 0 .324 .472 .796 7.7 18.9
47. Tommy Joseph, Phi 26 188 .251 25 9 28 0 .301 .466 .767 6.1 23.0
48. Garrett Cooper, Mia 27 276 .274 28 7 31 0 .329 .429 .758 7.1 20.6
49. Jesus Aguilar, Mil 27 209 .237 24 9 27 0 .304 .431 .735 8.1 26.4
50. Luis Valbuena, LAA 32 244 .224 29 10 31 0 .316 .417 .733 11.4 24.8
51. Danny Valencia, FA 33 137 .263 16 5 18 0 .324 .444 .768 7.9 23.9
52. Tyler White, Hou 27 197 .243 23 7 24 1 .316 .420 .736 9.0 23.8
53. Jose Osuna, Pit 25 179 .261 19 5 22 0 .306 .427 .733 5.5 18.3
54. Tyler Austin, NYY 25 136 .232 16 5 16 0 .304 .407 .711 9.0 30.4
55. A.J. Reed, Hou 24 101 .225 13 4 13 0 .307 .413 .720 10.2 29.9
56. Bobby Bradley, Cle 21 99 .231 12 4 12 0 .296 .421 .717 7.9 29.0

* expected to earn 1B qualification requirements