Justin Mason First Base Ranks: 3/11/21

Drafts are in full swing and now I am 15+ drafts into the season, here are my current ranks for the first base position for 2021. I will post updates as things change with signings, injuries, or news in Major League Baseball.

See my other ranks here: C 1B 2B SS 3B OF SP RP

Justin Mason First Base Ranks: 3/11/21
Rk Player Team Position(s) ADP Notes
1 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 14 Even COVID couldn’t slow him down.
2 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B, OF 18.08 There are questions about his shoulder, but if healthy he could be a steal.
3 DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B, 2B, 3B 34.18 Landing back in New York was the best case scenario.
4 Jose Abreu CWS 1B 43.86 The MVP is about as safe as you get.
5 Pete Alonso NYM 1B 60.71 Last year he was overrated, this year he is underrated.
6 Luke Voit NYY 1B 69.76 Health is the only concern, but if he stays on the field, he is a monster.
7 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B 53.53 Best shape of his life pics are getting people overly excited.
8 Max Muncy LAD 1B, 2B, 3B 103.08 Playoff performance makes me feel better about the disappointing 2020.
9 Alec Bohm PHI 1B, 3B 113.04 Perfect mix of upside and safe floor.
10 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 104.71 safe, unsexy player that just produces.
11 Matt Olson OAK 1B 95.82 A ton of power, but that batting average has a ton of risk.
12 Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B 97.69 No longer a stud, but a pretty safe floor.
13 Mike Moustakas CIN 1B, 2B 121.45 Moose should bounceback after a weird and disappointing 2020.
14 Josh Bell WAS 1B 146.14 Change of scenery is just what he needed.
15 Eric Hosmer SD 1B 142.24 I actually buy a lot of the changes Hosmer made.
16 C.J. Cron COL 1B 235.14 Move to Colorado has his skyrocketing up the ADP
17 Rhys Hoskins PHI 1B 173.18 If he is ready to go to start the season, he will move up a lot.
18 Christian Walker ARZ 1B 203.29 Walker is an underrated asset.
19 Trey Mancini BAL 1B, OF 185.67 Hard to gauge after missing 2020 with cancer, but if he is the guy we saw in 2019, then he could be a steal.
20 Dominic Smith NYM 1B, OF 141.71 Concerns about playing time has me starting to fade him until we know there is a DH in the NL.
21 Miguel Sano MIN 1B 191.33 Got to offset the average issues, but he is a power monster.
22 Yuli Gurriel HOU 1B 254.71 I don’t think the 2019 power is coming back, but I believe he will bounceback otherwise.
23 Ryan Mountcastle BAL 1B, OF 172.55 Mountcastle has hit at every stop.
24 Joey Votto CIN 1B 318.65 Bounced back in 2020, but I don’t think we ever see vintage Votto again.
25 Jared Walsh LAA 1B 208.63 Starting to worry a bit about playing time.
26 Hunter Dozier KC 1B, OF 239.29 I wonder if getting COVID was part of the reason he struggled in 2020.
27 Carlos Santana KC 1B 268.22 Is an accumulator that will play everyday.
28 Rowdy Tellez TOR 1B 288.43 Playing time is becoming an issue with all the talent they have.
29 Bobby Dalbec BOS 1B 308.94 He’s Sano like.
30 Jesus Aguilar MIA 1B 326.24 An underrated player you can get late.
31 Ryan McMahon COL 1B, 2B, 3B 220.33 Swing change has me bought back in again.
32 Andrew Vaughn CWS 1B 279.14 I think he is up somewhat quickly.
33 Nate Lowe TEX 1B 326.88 The #FreeNateLowe crowd may get disappointed if he can’t close the holes in his swing.
34 Jake Cronenworth SD 1B, 2B, SS 227.29 Until we know the DH is coming, he doesn’t have a place to play regularly.
35 Jeimer Candelario DET 1B, 3B 263.29 Going to hit fifth and should accumlate a decent enough stats to be usable.
36 Tommy La Stella SF 1B, 2B 316.33 Might lead off in SF.
37 Evan White SEA 1B 354.96 Debut was disappointing, but we shouldn’t write him off.
38 Wilmer Flores SF 1B, 2B 379.59 Playing time is an issue unless the DH comes.
39 Colin Moran PIT 1B 390.12 Will play everyday in Pittsburgh, but that doesn’t mean a lot.
40 Garrett Cooper MIA 1B 432.37 Probably not an everyday player.
41 Brandon Belt SF 1B 351.37 May not be ready for Opening Day.
42 Josh Fuentes COL 1B 504.69 Penciled in as the first baseman, but I doubt he is an everyday player.
43 Ji-Man Choi TB 1B 487.65 Strong side platoon player the Rays seem to love.
44 Renato Nunez DET 1B 363.92 Like Cron, he needs to find a job. Could head overseas.
45 Mitch Moreland OAK 1B 447.9 Moreland will land somewhere, but playing time will always be an issue.
46 Mike Brosseau TB 1B, 2B, 3B 423.57 Shortside platoon guy best for DFS.
47 Albert Pujols LAA 1B 616.76 Curtain call time.
48 Seth Brown OAK 1B 662.61 Could have some playing time with Krush gone.
49 Seth Beer ARZ 1B 707.8 Needs the DH in the NL more than any other player in baseball, but dude can mash.
50 Todd Frazier FA 1B, 3B 644.33 Frazier would play more if there was a DH in the NL.
ADP is from NFBC draft champions leagues over the last month

Justin is the co-host on The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast and writes for Rotographs covering the Roto Riteup as well as other periodic articles. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for FriendswithFantasyBenefits.com, and the owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.

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wanderlust franco
2 years ago

CJ Cron has a job

2 years ago

And has had one for a month. Does he move up in the rankings?