Found November 04, 2012 on Razzball:
Here is a look at the value of first basemen over the past season in OPS fantasy leagues. This is not meant to be a ranking so much as adding a lens to illustrate their relative value with OPS as a component. They are listed from highest to lowest OPS. Note that I only included players with at least 300 plate appearances in 2012. The Top Ten Joey Votto – His .337/.474/.567 line is insane and his 1.041 OPS was a career high. I’ve continued to be impressed with his incredibly increasing walk rate: 12.9% in 2009, 14.0% in 2010, 15.3% in 2011, and 19.8% in 2012. I expect him to continue to remain an elite OPS player and potentially league leader in OBP. Edwin Encarnacion – Despite his sparkling .280/.384/.557 line this year, I’m likely staying away from him in 2013. This year’s .941 OPS looks like an obvious outlier when considering that he hasn’t had an OPS above .800 since 2008, and even then it was only .807. He’s walking more, so he may be able to maintain a higher OBP, but his slug...
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