2014 Fantasy Baseball AL-Only First Base Rankings

2014 Fantasy Baseball AL-Only First Base Rankings
Feb 24, 2014

.Here’s the 2014 LestersLegends First Base Rankings for AL-Only Leagues. I’m not including the likes of Carlos Santana or Joe Mauer because you’re likely using them in your catcher slot..1. Chris Davis, Baltimore OriolesChris Davis has been a power prospect since 2008 when he 17 home runs in 295 at bats for the Texas Rangers. After some struggles, he figured things out in 2012 when he posted a .270-75-33-85-2 line for the Baltimore Orioles. Last year he exploded to the tune of .286-103-53-138-4..2. Prince Fielder, Texas RangersPrince Fielder is another impressive power source. His move to Texas should only improve his numbers. Over the past eight seasons Fielder has averaged 35.4 home runs and 107.5 RBI. Plus, as a .286 lifetime hitter, he doesn’t drag down your batting average..3. Edwin Encarnacion, Toronto Blue JaysSure Edwin Encarnacion regressed from his monster.280-93-42-110-13, but his 2013 line of .272-90-36-104-7 is nothing to sneeze at. Encarnacion should continue to mash..4. Albert Pujols, Los Angeles AngelsThink the Angels are having buyer’s remorse? Albert Pujols was limited to 99 games and posted a .258-49-17-64-1 line. His foot is healthy and he should get back on track. Fantasy owners should be able to get him at a discount..5. Eric Hosmer, Kansas City RoyalsEric Hosmer put up a .302-86-17-79-11 line last year, proving his .232 2012 batting average was a fluke. He doesn’t provide great power numbers, but he has stolen double-digit bases in each of his three years in the league..6. Mike Napoli, Boston Red SoxMike Napoli hit .259, but he scored 79 runs with 23 home runs and 92 RBI. He gives you power, but you’ll have to deal with a lot of strikeouts and a low batting average..7. Jose Daniel Abreu, Chicago White SoxJose Daniel Abreu is an unknown commodity after defecting from Cuba where he hit .316 with 19 home runs and 60 RBIs in 83 games. He’s a little risky, but he has plenty of potential..8. Brandon Moss, Oakland A’sBrandon Moss hit .256 last year, but he scored 73 runs with 30 home runs and 87 RBI. He had 21 home runs in 2012 so the power is for real..9. Chris Carter, Houston AstrosYou’ll have to live with his .223 average, but Carter slugged 29 home runs with 82 RBI..10. Mark Teixeira, New York YankeesMark Teixeira had a lost season, only playing 15 games. He hit .151 with three home runs and 12 RBI. He is coming off wrist surgery so he’s a bit of a risk. Teixeira has a long track record though so he’s worth a gamble…Also check out:

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