Originally written on Win My Fantasy League  |  Last updated 1/19/12

1. Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels

Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels

Who else?

2. Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

Cabrera is the second most consistent first baseman in baseball.

3. Adrian Gonzalez, Boston Red Sox

Gonzalez led all MLB first basemen with 630 AB in 2011.  With that many ABs and the players surrounding him, you can’t help but get giddy about Gonzo.

4. Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds

He led all first basemen in walks (110) last season and still hit 29 HR and 103 RBI.

5. Prince Fielder, Free Agent

Texas might be getting even bigger and even better than last year.

6. Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees

Sure, the average isn’t there, but we’re not complaining about the 2011 power numbers: 39 HR, 111 RBI.

7. Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies

Howard and Teixeira are fairly similar, Howard just strikes out more.

8. Carlos Santana, Cleveland Indians*

Santana proved himself to be the go-to-guy in the Indians’ lineup.  He proved he could thrive at the catcher position after a nasty injury.

9. Lance Berkman, St. Louis Cardinals

Isn’t it great when a “washed up” veteran is a key piece to a championship team?  That goes for fantasy leagues and real life.

10. Michael Young, Texas Rangers*

Young does it all and does it every year.

11. Michael Morse, Washington Nationals

Morse was arguably the biggest surprise in all of baseball last season.  He has power and hits for average.

12. Paul Konerko, Chicago White Sox

Last year was Konerko’s seventh season of hitting at least 30 HR.

13. Gaby Sanchez, Miami Marlins

Sanchez is surrounded by a ton of talent in the heart of Miami’s lineup.

14. Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals

The second-year standout has the tools to be a top ten first baseman.

15. Mike Napoli, Texas Rangers*

Napoli was another fairly big surprise in his first season in Texas.  He had career highs in AVG (.320), HR (30), and RBI (75).

16. Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves

The high expectations for Freeman’s rookie season weren’t disappointed in 2011.  Although, the strikeouts could be lower (142).

17. Billy Butler, Kansas City Royals*

Butler was fourth among first basemen in hits in 2011 (174).

18. Michael Cuddyer, Colorado Rockies*

Cuddyer’s All Star season with Minnesota could see similar numbers at Coors Field.

19. Mark Reynolds, Baltimore Orioles*

It’s hit or miss with Reynolds, literally.

20. Ike Davis, New York Mets

2011 was a mulligan for Davis, who hit 19 HR and 71 RBI in his debut season in 2010.  Now he has the luxury of closer fences and lower walls at Citi Field.

*Not primary position but eligible for first base

Written by winmyfantasyleague.com contributor Zach Greubel.
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