Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 50 first basemen
As in some recent seasons, the first base position in 2023 is again a little overwhelmed. You’ll have a hard time finding a big star outside of the top five or six in this position, but that doesn’t mean you’re screwed if you don’t grab one of the big names.
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Of course, these big names are definitely tempting when it comes to timing and finding that corner infielder. Eat Vladimir Guerrero Jr. top, breaking away from another quality, 30+ homer season. After him and our consensus, No. 2 took first place from the bottom, himself the old reliable, Freddy Freeman.
New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso ranked 3rd, possibly the second best (or maybe even the best, depending on how much you value Homers) season of his young career.
If Freeman is old, reliable, well, he might have to share that title with Paul Goldschmidt, the current NL MVP (who won it at the age of 34!), is in our opinion fourth in the 1B rankings. Then there is Matt Olsonwho had a successful first season with the Atlanta Braves in 2022.
[2023 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF | SP | RP]
Big names and quality bats, sure, but as mentioned, you won’t ruin your draft if you can’t catch one of those 1Bs. And that’s because less valuable but still powerful offensive assets will be available later in the draft, names like Reece Hoskins, Christian Walker and Ryan Mountcastle just to name a few.
Of course, these examples are unlikely to give you the superstar game that Guerrero Jr., Alonso or Olson will make, but they can still provide help in that corner infield – and probably a big dose of power.
See how our analysts’ first base position has changed in the 2023 draft below:
Fantasy Baseball Ranking 2023 based on FantasyPros