Fantasy Fox: Top 35 first basemen for 2014 season

Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt (far left), Baltimore's Chris Davis (53 homers last year) and American League MVP Miguel Cabrera are all Round 1 picks in 12-team roto leagues.

The following countdown details my top 35 first basemen heading into the 2014 fantasy season, with an emphasis on 5×5 roto leagues.

And as part of the rankings, we have taken certain liberties with the fantasy standings of Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera and Twins catcher Joe Mauer — a pair of superstars who will secure first-base eligibility (their permanent positions in 2014) sometime in mid-April, if not sooner (depending on league scoring rules).