Found January 14, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
2012 was *not* a good year for first basemen across the league. Only three players topped four wins, and one was a part-time DH (Edwin Encarnacion). In 2011, seven players topped four wins, including three that were over 6.5. Bad years from Adrian Gonzalez and Albert Pujols essentially deep sixed the position as a whole, but young players like Eric Hosmer and Yonder Alonso struggling didn't help matters at all. This list was very difficult to put together, and I'm sure there is going to be a lot of discussion about it. Finally, when it comes to part-time players (like the aforementioned Encarnacion), I'll be taking their primary position in 2013 into account. For example, Nick Swisher played 259 innings at first in 2012, but he's an outfielder for the sake of these rankings. But Encarnacion, who split time between DH and first base, will qualify as a first baseman since he logged 45% of his games at first in 2012, and is likely going to be playing most of the time ...
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