March Composite Rankings – First Base

Our staff composite rankings are back! We’re kicking things off with Catcher and we’ll be rolling out a new position each day over the next week-plus. I will still be doing my commentary by position rankings to give a quick little thought, but those will be separate posts.

We’re using Yahoo! eligibility requirements which is 5 starts or 10 appearances. These rankings assume the standard 5×5 categories and a re-draft league. If we forgot someone, please let us know in the comments and we’ll make sure he’s added for the updates. If you have questions for a specific ranker on something he did, let us know in the comments. We can also be reached via Twitter:

There will be differences, sharp differences, within the rankings. The rankers have different philosophies when it comes to ranking, some of which you’re no doubt familiar with through previous iterations. Of course the idea that we’d all think the same would be silly because then what would be the point of including multiple rankers?! Think someone should be higher or lower? Make a case. Let us know why you think that. The chart is sortable. If a ranker didn’t rank someone that the others did, he was given that ranker’s last rank +1.

You can also check out my 1B rankings with commentary here.

Key:

  • AVG– just the average of the seven ranking sets
  • Adj. AVG– the average minus the high and low rankings
  • SPLIT– the difference between the high and low rankings

March First Base Rankings
NAME Paul S Mike Jeff Justin AVG Adj. AVG Split
1 Paul Goldschmidt 1 1 1 1 1.0 1.0 0
2 Freddie Freeman 3 2 2 3 2.5 2.5 1
3 Joey Votto 2 5 3 2 3.0 2.5 3
4 Anthony Rizzo 4 3 4 4 3.8 4.0 1
5 Jose Abreu 5 6 5 5 5.3 5.0 1
6 Edwin Encarnacion 7 7 9 6 7.3 7.0 3
7 Rhys Hoskins 9 4 7 9 7.3 8.0 5
8 Cody Bellinger 6 10 6 8 7.5 7.0 4
9 Wil Myers 8 11 11 7 9.3 9.5 4
10 Eric Hosmer 11 8 8 10 9.3 9.0 3
11 Miguel Cabrera 10 15 10 12 11.8 11.0 5
12 Justin Smoak 12 13 16 14 13.8 13.5 4
13 Miguel Sano 16 12 14 16 14.5 15.0 4
14 Ian Desmond 13 21 13 13 15.0 13.0 8
15 Joey Gallo 15 9 22 15 15.3 15.0 13
16 Matt Carpenter 22 16 15 11 16.0 15.5 11
17 Carlos Santana 17 18 25 17 19.3 17.5 8
18 Ryan Zimmerman 19 20 17 23 19.8 19.5 6
19 Gregory Bird 18 14 26 29 21.8 22.0 15
20 Josh Bell 20 25 23 21 22.3 22.0 5
21 Jay Bruce 26 17 30 18 22.8 22.0 13
22 Yulieski Gurriel 30 31 12 20 23.3 25.0 19
23 Matt Olson 14 27 34 19 23.5 23.0 20
24 Yonder Alonso 24 28 18 27 24.3 25.5 10
25 Justin Bour 25 34 21 22 25.5 23.5 13
26 Trey Mancini 29 32 20 28 27.3 28.5 12
27 Ryan McMahon 21 38 19 34 28.0 27.5 19
28 Logan Morrison 28 19 35 31 28.3 29.5 16
29 Eric Thames 31 22 36 26 28.8 28.5 14
30 Kendrys Morales 32 29 32 25 29.5 30.5 7
31 Hanley Ramirez 33 23 40 24 30.0 28.5 17
32 Brandon Belt 35 24 28 35 30.5 31.5 11
33 Chris Davis 36 26 39 30 32.8 33.0 13
34 C.J. Cron 34 33 33 32 33.0 33.0 2
35 Joe Mauer 40 35 24 36 33.8 35.5 16
36 Marwin Gonzalez 23 44 27 43 34.3 35.0 21
37 Albert Pujols 39 30 31 37 34.3 34.0 9
38 Jose Martinez 27 48 38 33 36.5 35.5 21
39 Lucas Duda 37 39 41 41 39.5 40.0 4
40 Ryon Healy 41 41 37 39 39.5 40.0 4
41 Neil Walker 43 47 29 51 42.5 45.0 22
42 Mitch Moreland 44 45 45 40 43.5 44.5 5
43 Matt Davidson 45 36 47 51 44.8 46.0 15
44 Jedd Gyorko 46 37 51 45 44.8 45.5 14
45 Gerardo Parra 47 40 51 42 45.0 44.5 11
46 Chase Headley 48 46 44 44 45.5 45.0 4
47 Matt Adams 38 57 51 38 46.0 44.5 19
48 Luis Valbuena 51 43 46 46 46.5 46.0 8
49 Derek Dietrich 42 42 51 51 46.5 46.5 9
50 Wilmer Flores 49 53 42 48 48.0 48.5 11



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DAN
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DAN

Wow Pod with Hoskins over Votto…
Sporer- would you have Votto #1 in leagues with Avg and OBP?

kdallas
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kdallas

Pod having GALLO over Bellinger is even more interesting! Pod, what do you prefer about Gallo that gets him ahead of Cody? Seems like they have similar skillsets, with Bellinger a lot more likely to hit .250-.270.

Mike Podhorzer
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There are within like 50 cents of each other. It’s because I’m the high man on Hoskins’ batting average, so that is boosting his value compared to everyone else.

calebw
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calebw

Curious what the value drop off is like between Rizzo/Votto and Abreu… that seems like a natural faultline given that nobody has Abreu above any of the five guys ahead of him.

Mike Podhorzer
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I have Abreu just below Votto, the dropoff for me is after him to EE, about a $3 drop there.