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2013 Fantasy Baseball First Base Rankings

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There are few positions where more is expected in Fantasy Baseball play than first base. These 2013 Fantasy Baseball First Base Rankings are chock full of excellent power hitters, many of which are also able to hit for average and drive in runs.

In 2012, the first base position saw nine 30-home run hitters (two hit 40), with 12 hitting at least 25 homers. Seven players at the position knocked in 100 runs, and five of those hit .285 or better.

In 2011, there weren’t any 40-HR hitters, but eight hit 30 and a whopping 15 hit 25 homers or more. Seven had 100 RBI, and, again, five of those hit .285 or better.

And finally, in 2010, Albert Pujols was the only 40-homer hitter, with 10 first basemen hitting 30 homers, and 16 with 25 or more. There were 10 players with 100 or more RBI, and of that group, five of them hit .285 or more.

What’s your point, Gonos?

Mark Teixeira, 2013 Fantasy Baseball First Base Rankings

While Mark Teixeira is coming off his worst season since his rookie year, he’s also coming into 2013 healthy for the first time in a while. Photo Credit: NJNetsFan

My point is – despite having a lot of power at this position, with some very talented players, the position has seen a dip in recent years.

Pujols is no longer a blind No. 1 overall pick. Injuries hindered Ryan Howard, who is actually two months older than Pujols. And Mark Teixeira, also hampered by injuries, had his worst season since his rookie year in 2003. Same for Adrian Gonzalez.

The good news – there’s a youth injection happening at this position, slowly, but surely, and most of the injured guys are now healthy and ready for a rebound.

There are a few changes you’ll want to track, like:

  • There actually aren’t many changes in this position, player movement wise. Nick Swisher will be playing ball in Cleveland (something tells me he’s going to be one of the most popular players in Cleveland in years).
  • And Kendrys Morales stays in the AL West – but heads to the Great Northwest to play in Seattle.

Overall Rankings | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | DHSP | RP | 2013 15-Team Mock Draft


2013 Fantasy Baseball First Base Rankings

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Overall Rankings | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | DHSP | RP | 2013 15-Team Mock Draft

Whoever mans your first base position on your team should be a very productive hitter. You can’t afford swinging and missing at this position. Hopefully, our 2013 Fantasy Baseball First Base Rankings help you hit a homer … or 40.

David Gonos spent 5 years as a Senior Fantasy Writer and three more years writing with Over the past 17 years, his work has been published on,, FanDuel, and USA Today. Since 2001, he has been tracking down the Top 50-plus Free Fantasy Football Draft Tools online. You can contact David Gonos here.



  1. The Pencil

    January 16, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Great job here David, I dig the site and will be following you this year. Good luck!
    Craig with a full plate of at bats could be top 3-4 after this season. Teixeira dropping out of top 10 I think. Love Goldschmidt this year!

  2. Ben Antal

    January 21, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Ranking Butler 13th is laughable! Billy Butler was a top five 1B last year and he’s entering his prime. Most of the players you ranked ahead of him had much worse seasons and they are leaving or have already left their prime. I sense some East or West coast bias here.

    • Gonos

      January 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      Haha, relax, conspiracy guy. He probably should get bumped up a few more spots. It’s January, settle down. Thanks for the comment, though!

  3. Butt

    February 1, 2013 at 8:45 am

    What’s ECR?

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