First base rankings: MVP Goldschmidt part of power-packed position

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First base is traditionally a position where fantasy teams can find plenty of power. At the top of the scale, that’s certainly true with NL MVP Paul Goldschmidt, two-time Home Run Derby king Pete Alonso and Braves slugger Matt Olson — each of whom had at least 30 homers and 100 RBI last season. 

But if you miss out on the elite first basemen, there’s still enough depth at the position to get solid production in the middle-to-late rounds of your draft. 

In the American League, the Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. stands alone in the top tier. Former AL MVP Jose Abreu signing as a free agent with the Astros opens up an everyday spot for up-and-coming youngster Andrew Vaughn on the White Sox.

In the National League, there’s a solid middle tier with C.J. Cron (29 HR, 103 RBI), Rhys Hoskins (30 HR, 79 RBI) and Christian Walker (36 HR, 94 RBI) as excellent targets.

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First base rankings

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays   AL1Freddie Freeman, Dodgers    NL1Pete Alonso, Mets    NL2Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals    NL3Matt Olson, Braves    NL4        Jose Abreu, Astros    AL2Vinnie Pasquantino, Royals   AL3C.J. Cron, Rockies    NL5Rhys Hoskins, Phillies    NL6Nathaniel Lowe, Rangers    AL4Ryan Mountcastle, Orioles   AL5Ty France, Mariners    AL6Anthony Rizzo, Yankees    AL7Christian Walker, Diamondbacks   NL7Brandon Drury, Angels   AL8Luis Arraez, Marlins   NL8Andrew Vaughn, White Sox   AL9Jose Miranda, Twins   AL10Josh Bell, Guardians   AL11DJ LeMahieu, Yankees    AL12Wil Myers, Reds   NL9Jake Cronenworth, Padres    NL10Triston Casas, Red Sox   AL13Joey Meneses, Nationals    NL11Seth Brown, A’s   AL14Josh Naylor, Guardians    AL15Brandon Belt, Blue Jays   AL16Trey Mancini, Cubs   NL12Rowdy Tellez, Brewers   NL13Jared Walsh, Angels    AL17Spencer Torkelson, Tigers    AL18Wilmer Flores, Giants    NL14Miguel Vargas, Dodgers   NL15Garrett Cooper, Marlins   NL16Joey Votto, Reds    NL17Matt Mervis, Cubs   NL18Isaac Paredes, Rays    AL19Bobby Dalbec, Red Sox    AL20Carlos Santana, Pirates   NL19Harold Ramirez, Rays   AL21

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