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Updated Consensus Ranks: First Base

Posted By Eno Sarris On May 14, 2013 @ 7:45 am In Featured,First Base,Rankings,Uncategorized | 70 Comments

It’s time to update the rankings!

Hopefully these rankings will allow you to find your own buy-low and sell-high opportunities. The disagreements between our different rankers should help. Jeff Zimmerman‘s rankings are largely built upon a mix of Steamer and ZiPs, Zach Sanders has his own secret sauce, and Mike Podhorzer and I are a little more intuitive, even while we both use the projections as a basis. Hopefully we are representative of the different types of fantasy managers out there.

The first basemen shuffled the cards around a bit, but the elite are still the elite… except for one Anthony Rizzo, who is zooming up the ranks. To the point where we are wondering if he’s the number one fantasy first baseman going forward. Well, someone knew it was coming, and yet that same someone wouldn’t yet make Rizzo the number one guy. There are still the matter of his strikeouts and his final batting average.

There are some dramatic movers and shakers in the rest of the rankings. Chris Davis looks like a new man according to his plate discipline stats, and Mark Reynolds might have proven that his power would translate to a tougher home park. Ike Davis looks whiffy and Paul Konerko looks old.

Who do you like more than our rankers? Less?

With the color-coding we hope to highlight the biggest movers. That definition changes as you follow the ranks down the list — players had to move more to register a color change as you near the bottom of the list. These are rest-of-season rankings for 5×5 roto.


RG Player JZ ES MP ZS
1 Prince Fielder 3 2 1 1
2 Albert Pujols 1 1 2 6
3 Joey Votto 4 3 3 3
4 Paul Goldschmidt 5 4 5 2
5 Anthony Rizzo 2 5 6 5
6 Adrian Gonzalez 6 6 7 8
7 Edwin Encarnacion 8 7 4 9
8 Billy Butler 7 9 10 4
9 Buster Posey 9 8 13 7
10 Freddie Freeman 10 10 12 14
11 Mark Trumbo 12 11 14 11
12 Allen Craig 13 13 9 15
13 David Ortiz 15 12 8 16
14 Chris Davis 16 15 11 10
15 Eric Hosmer 11 14 16 19
16 Joe Mauer 19 17 20 12
17 Paul Konerko 17 19 17 18
18 Carlos Santana 18 18 25 13
19 Michael Cuddyer 14 16 15 35
20 Nick Swisher 21 20 23 31
21 Ike Davis 26 31 18 23
22 Mark Reynolds 22 24 28 26
23 Todd Frazier 27 25 24 27
24 Mike Napoli 34 28 26 17
25 Adam LaRoche 35 29 21 22
26 Mark Teixeira 20 21 29 38
27 Garrett Jones 23 26 34 25
28 Ryan Howard 24 30 31 34
29 Lance Berkman 41 32 27 20
30 Corey Hart 31 23 35 33
31 Yonder Alonso 33 27 32 30
32 Brandon Belt 25 22 37 39
33 Michael Young 28 33 36 28
34 Justin Morneau 38 34 30 24
35 Kendrys Morales 36 40 22 29
36 Mitch Moreland 39 36 42 21
37 Chris Carter 30 37 33 41
38 Daniel Murphy 29 32 49 41
39 Adam Dunn 37 39 40 37
40 Brandon Moss 40 35 39 40
41 James Loney 41 41 45 32
42 Adam Lind 41 41 43 36
43 Dustin Ackley 32 41 48 41
44 Logan Morrison 41 41 41 41
45 Matt Carpenter 41 38 47 41


Other first basemen that appeared on one ranker’s list: Jordan Pacheco, Carlos Pena, Chris Parmelee, Luke Scott and Justin Smoak. No, no Mike Jacobs.


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