Fighting Chance Consensus Rankings - First Base


First base is an interesting position this year. It doesn't appear very deep (that's what she said) and there are more question marks at the position than I can remember in the last few years. 

What that means is you need to make sure to hit on the right player, and we here at Fighting Chance Fantasy want to help you out. Below is our staff rankings on how we see the position. Do you agree with them? Disagree? Either way, make sure to let us know...we would love to converse with you about them. 

Anyways, here are the Fighting Chance Fantasy Consensus Rankings for the First Base position. Here is who contributed to the rankings are where you can find them on Twitter. There are some notes on the position after the consensus rankings and each participants rankings are listed at the bottom for reference.

Ryan Hallam - @fightingchance
Steve Rapin - @fantasygeek37
Patrick Wisnewski - @polkapat
Kevin Tomkins - @ktompkinsii
Kari Thomas - @12ozCurlSports

Consensus

Average

1 Freddie Freeman, ATL 1.4
2 Paul Goldschmidt, STL 1.8
3 Anthony Rizzo, CHC 3
4 Cody Bellinger, LAD 3.8
5 Rhys Hoskins, PHI 5
6 Joey Votto, CIN 6.4
7 Jose Abreu, CWS 7.2
8 Jesus Aguilar, MIL 9.2
9 Matt Carpenter, STL 10.4
10 Max Muncy, LAD 11
11 Matt Olson, OAK 11.8
12 Joey Gallo, TEX 12
13 Edwin Encarnacion, SEA 13.8
14 Eric Hosmer, SD 15.6
15 Jurickson Profar, OAK 16.6
16 Miguel Cabrera, DET 17.4
17 Carlos Santana, CLE 18.2
18 Ian Desmond, COL 18.4
19 Justin Smoak, TOR 21.6
20 Luke Voit, NYY 22.6
21 Josh Bell, PIT 23.8
T-22 Pete Alonso, NYM 24.2
T-22 Trey Mancini, BAL 24.2
T-24 Yuli Gurriel, HOU

25.6

T-24 Jose Martinez, STL 25.6
26 CJ Cron, LAA 26.2
27 Yonder Alonso, CWS 28
28 Jake Bauers, CLE 28.6
29 Ryan Zimmerman, WAS 30
30 Jay Bruce, SEA 30.6
31 Greg Bird, NYY 30.8

Notes

  • There were only six first baseman who were consensus top ten picks. Those six were Freddie Freeman, Paul Goldschmidt, Anthony Rizzo, Cody Bellinger, Rhys Hoskins, and Joey Votto.
  • Two players stick out with a wide disparity in rankings. Josh Bell was ranked 11th by Polka yet unranked by Steve. Another was Pete Alonso who was 11th on Kari's list but didn't make Polka's top 30.
  • The player with the biggest difference between the Fighting Chance Rankings and that of the NFBC is Jake Bauers. Bauers is going 22nd in the NFBC while he fell all the way to 28th in our rankings. Steve was the highest on him as he had him 23rd in his rankings.

Individual Rankings

Ryan Hallam Steve Rapin Kari Thomas Patrick Wisniewski Kevin Tompkins
@fightingchance @fantasygeek37 @12ozCurlSports @polkapat @ktompkinsii
1 Paul Goldschmidt, STL 1 Paul Goldschmidt, STL 1 Freddie Freeman, ATL 1 Freddie Freeman, ATL 1 Freddie Freeman, ATL
2 Freddie Freeman, ATL 2 Freddie Freeman, ATL 2 Paul Goldschmidt, STL 2 Anthony Rizzo, CHC 2 Paul Goldschmidt, STL
3 Cody Bellinger, LAD 3 Anthony Rizzo, CHC 3 Anthony Rizzo, CHC 3 Paul Goldschmidt, STL 3 Anthony Rizzo, CHC
4 Anthony Rizzo, CHC 4 Cody Bellinger, LAD 4 Cody Bellinger, LAD 4 Cody Bellinger, LAD 4 Cody Bellinger, LAD
5 Rhys Hoskins, PHI 5 Rhys Hoskins, PHI 5 Rhys Hoskins, PHI 5 Rhys Hoskins, PHI 5 Rhys Hoskins, PHI
6 Joey Votto, CIN 6 Joey Votto, CIN 6 Joey Votto, CIN 6 Jose Abreu, CWS 6 Jose Abreu, CHW
7 Max Muncy, LAD 7 Jose Abreu, CWS 7 Jose Abreu, CWS 7 Joey Votto, CIN 7 Joey Votto, CIN
8 Edwin Encarnacion, SEA 8 Jesus Aguilar, MIL 8 Jesus Aguilar, MIL 8 Jesus Aguilar, MIL 8 Matt Carpenter, STL
9 Matt Olson, OAK 9 Matt Carpenter, STL 9 Matt Carpenter, STL 9 Travis Shaw, MIL 9 Daniel Murphy, COL
10 Jose Abreu, CWS 10 Joey Gallo, TEX 10 Eric Hosmer, SD 10 Max Muncy, LAD 10 Jesus Aguilar, MIL
11 Joey Gallo, TEX 11 Edwin Encarnacion, SEA 11 Peter Alonso, NYM 11 Josh Bell, PIT 11 Joey Gallo, TEX
12 Jesus Aguilar, MIL 12 Matt Olson, OAK 12 Matt Olson, OAK 12 Matt Olsen, OAK 12 Max Muncy, LAD
13 Matt Carpenter, STL 13 Max Muncy, LAD 13 Max Muncy, LAD 13 Matt Carpenter, STL 13 Carlos Santana, CLE
14 Daniel Murphy, COL 14 Jurickson Profar, OAK 14 Joey Gallo, TEX 14 Joey Gallo, TEX 14 Matt Olson, OAK
15 Jurickson Profar, OAK 15 Ian Desmond, COL 15 Carlos Santana, CLE 15 Jurickson Profar, OAK 15 Edwin Encarnacion, SEA
16 Eric Hosmer, SD 16 Miguel Cabrera, DET 16 Miguel Cabrera, DET 16 Eric Hosmer, SD 16 Miguel Cabrera, DET
17 Carlos Santana, CLE 17 Justin Smoak, TOR 17 Edwin Encarnacion, SEA 17 Trey Mancini, BAL 17 Luke Voit, NYY
18 Ian Desmond, COL 18 Eric Hosmer, SD 18 Justin Smoak, TOR 18 Edwin Encarnacion, SEA 18 Eric Hosmer, SD
19 Miguel Cabrera, DET 19 Carlos Santana, CLE 19 Ian Desmond, COL 19 Ian Desmond, COL 19 Jurickson Profar, OAK
20 Justin Smoak, TOR 20 Yuli Gurriel, HOU 20 Jurickson Profar, OAK 20 Miguel Cabrera, DET 20 Travis Shaw, MIL
21 Trey Mancini, BAL 21 Luke Voit, NYY 21 Luke Voit, NYY 21 Jose Martinez, STL 21 Ian Desmond, COL
22 Yuli Gurriel, HOU 22 Trey Mancini, BAL 22 Ryan Braun, MIL 22 C.J. Cron, LAA 22 Tyler White, HOU
23 Luke Voit, NYY 23 Jake Bauers, CLE 23 Josh Bell, PIT 23 Robinson Cano, NYM 23 Jose Martinez, STL
24 Peter Alonso, NYM 24 Pete Alonso, NYM 24 Tyler White, HOU 24 Ryan Braun, MIL 24 Ryan Braun, MIL
25 CJ Cron, MIN 25 CJ Cron, MIN 25 Yuli Gurriel, HOU 25 Yonder Alonso, CWS 25 Justin Smoak, TOR
26 Jake Lamb, ARI 26 Jose Martinez, STL 26 Miguel Sano, MIN 26 Niko Goodrum, DET 26 Josh Bell, PIT
27 Yonder Alonso, CWS 27 Marwin Gonzalez, MIN 27 Jose Martinez, STL 27 Carlos Santana, CLE 27 Jake Bauers, CLE
28 Josh Bell, PIT 28 Ryan Zimmerman, WAS 28 Yonder Alonso, CWS 28 Justin Smoak, TOR 28 C.J. Cron, MIN
29 Jay Bruce, SEA 29 Yonder Alonso, CWS 29 Ryan Zimmerman, WAS 29 Daniel Murphy, COL 29 Marwin Gonzalez, MIN
30 Peter O'Brien, MIA 30 Greg Bird, NYY 30 Ryan McMahon, COL 30 Yuli Gurriel, HOU 30 Trey Mancini, BAL


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