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2013 End of Season Rankings: First Base

The 2013 fantasy baseball season has come to a close, so it is time to look back at the season past and determine which players were the most valuable at each position. This week focuses on first baseman.

The players were ranked based on their 2013 production, using the evaluation system explained and updated on this site some time ago. To keep things manageable and avoid skewing the numbers, players were only considered if they amassed 400 plate appearances over the course of the year. The replacement level was also adjusted to account for players eligible at multiples positions. The valuations are built for $260 budgets and traditional 5×5 roto fantasy leagues, where only one catcher is started.

One important thing to note is the premium (or lack thereof) placed on the position a player occupies in your lineup. For example, while a first baseman may be able to accumulate superior overall numbers, the availability of such production lower in the rankings severely dampers the amount the player was worth.

These rankings are meant to reflect a player’s value should he have occupied this spot in your lineup for the entire year. So, a player who missed time due to injury but put up great numbers during his time on the field would be worth less.

With all this in mind, here are your rankings.

Name Pos AB HR R RBI SB AVG $$
1 Chris Davis 1B 584 53 103 138 4 0.286 33.49
2 Paul Goldschmidt 1B 602 36 103 125 15 0.302 30.77
3 Edwin Encarnacion 1B 530 36 90 104 7 0.272 18.38
4 David Ortiz 1B 518 30 84 103 4 0.309 18.15
5 Freddie Freeman 1B 551 23 89 109 1 0.319 17.92
6 Matt Carpenter 1B 626 11 126 78 3 0.318 16.82
7 Joey Votto 1B 581 24 101 73 6 0.305 15.13
8 Michael Cuddyer 1B 489 20 74 84 10 0.331 13.61
9 Daniel Murphy 1B 658 13 92 78 23 0.286 13.36
10 Prince Fielder 1B 624 25 82 106 1 0.279 12.19
11 Eric Hosmer 1B 623 17 86 79 11 0.302 12.16
12 Mark Trumbo 1B 620 34 85 100 5 0.234 10.26
13 Adrian Gonzalez 1B 583 22 69 100 1 0.293 9.43
14 Allen Craig 1B 508 13 71 97 2 0.315 8.25
15 Brandon Moss 1B 446 30 73 87 4 0.256 7.61
16 Mike Napoli 1B 498 23 79 92 1 0.259 6.08
17 Victor Martinez 1B 605 14 68 83 0 0.301 4.47
18 Brandon Belt 1B 509 17 76 67 5 0.289 4.09
19 Kendrys Morales 1B 602 23 64 80 0 0.277 3.44
20 Carlos Santana 1B 541 20 75 74 3 0.268 3.10
21 Adam Lind 1B 465 23 67 67 1 0.288 3.10
22 Billy Butler 1B 582 15 62 82 0 0.289 1.83
23 Adam Dunn 1B 525 34 60 86 1 0.219 1.09
24 Buster Posey 1B 520 15 61 72 2 0.294 1.00
25 Anthony Rizzo 1B 606 23 71 80 6 0.233 0.66
26 James Loney 1B 546 13 54 75 3 0.300 0.63
27 Chris Johnson 1B 514 12 54 68 0 0.321 0.39
28 Chris Carter 1B 506 29 64 82 2 0.223 0.27
29 Nick Swisher 1B 549 22 74 63 1 0.246 -1.37
30 Justin Morneau 1B 572 17 62 77 0 0.259 -2.09
31 Joe Mauer 1B 445 11 62 47 0 0.324 -2.31
32 Todd Frazier 1B 531 19 63 73 6 0.234 -2.77
33 Adam LaRoche 1B 511 20 70 62 4 0.237 -2.94
34 Mitch Moreland 1B 459 23 60 60 0 0.231 -5.52
35 Albert Pujols 1B 391 17 49 64 1 0.258 -6.02
36 Mark Reynolds 1B 445 21 55 67 3 0.220 -6.17
37 Justin Smoak 1B 454 20 53 50 0 0.238 -8.75
38 Michael Young 1B 519 8 52 46 1 0.279 -9.43
39 Todd Helton 1B 397 15 41 61 0 0.249 -9.87
40 Lyle Overbay 1B 445 14 43 59 2 0.240 -10.62
41 Garrett Jones 1B 403 15 41 51 2 0.233 -12.23
42 Paul Konerko 1B 467 12 41 54 0 0.244 -12.87
43 Conor Gillaspie 1B 408 13 46 40 0 0.245 -13.34
44 Yuniesky Betancourt 1B 391 13 35 46 0 0.212 -17.29
45 Jeff Keppinger 1B 423 4 38 40 0 0.253 -17.58
46 Dustin Ackley 1B 384 4 40 31 2 0.253 -17.84