Goldschmidt remains atop 2017 fantasy baseball first base rankings

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Note: We used the NFBC Average Draft Positions for reference.

2017 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Halpin: Top 250C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF | SP | RP | Position Eligibility

Fowler: Top 250 | C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF | SP | RP

Singer: Top C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF | SP | RP

2017 Top Fantasy First Basemen

This position really drops off after the top six players … Paul Goldschmidt (32) and Wil Myers (28) were the only first basemen with more than 12 stolen bases in 2016 … You can wait four or five rounds after the elite group and get all the power you want with Chris Davis. It depends on how much you can offset his potentially bad BA elsewhere, though … Remember Greg Bird, who hit 11 homers in 46 games as a rookie in 2015? He’s back from a shoulder injury and ready to be the Yankees’ regular first baseman (Warning: He could share time with Chris Carter). You’ll be able to get Bird very late in mixed-league drafts … Carter is now in a platoon role where he could hit only 20 homers but his BA isn’t such a fantasy anchor. Pros and cons, right?

Ranking Player Team Positions
1 Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1B
2 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B
3 Miguel Cabrera DET 1B
4 Edwin Encarnacion CLE 1B
5 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B
6 Joey Votto CIN 1B
7 Jose Abreu CWS 1B
8 Wil Myers SD 1B
9 Chris Davis BAL 1B
10 Daniel Murphy WSH 1B,2B
11 Matt Carpenter STL 1B,2B,3B
12 Carlos Santana CLE 1B
13 Eric Hosmer KC 1B
14 Hanley Ramirez BOS 1B
15 Adrian Gonzalez LAD 1B
16 Albert Pujols LAA 1B
17 Brandon Belt SF 1B
18 Tommy Joseph PHI 1B
19 Mike Napoli TEX 1B
20 Greg Bird NYY 1B
21 C.J. Cron LAA 1B
22 Justin Bour MIA 1B
23 Brad Miller TB 1B,SS
24 Lucas Duda NYM 1B
25 Joe Mauer MIN 1B
26 Mitch Moreland BOS 1B
27 Brandon Moss KC 1B,OF
28 Ryan Zimmerman WSH 1B
29 Chris Carter NYY 1B
30 Steve Pearce TOR 1B

2017 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Halpin: Top 250C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF | SP | RP | Position Eligibility

Fowler: Top 250 | C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF | SP | RP

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