Even just one year ago this was a crazy question, but at the start of the 2012 season we might be seeing a changing of the guard. First base has been the deepest fantasy position for as long as I can remember. In fact, it got to the point where Albert Pujols, the unquestioned best hitter in baseball, was frequently getting passed over in favor of lesser players at deeper positions. You didn’t have to worry about letting someone else get Pujols because even if you were the last team to pick a first baseman, there was a good chance you’d get to pick from a 40-homer, 100-RBI monster (Adam Dunn), a perennial .300/30/100 candidate (Justin Morneau) or a boring, yet production, veteran (Paul Konerko).
What a difference a year makes. Take a look at this quick summary of what’s happened at the corner infield spots over the last year.
First Base: The Good
Eric Hosmer has established himself as a can’t-miss prospect.
Mike Morse broke out and looks like he can sustain all of his 2011 total...