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Thursday, February 27, 2014

2014 FANTASY BASEBALL DRAFT TIERS: FIRST BASEMAN

The slugging first baseman are up next as we continue to place tiers among all the sports on the diamond in 2014 fantasy baseball.  Let's see where they all currently stand.
 
Tier 1
 
Miguel Cabrera, Chris David, Edwin Encarnacion, Joey Votto, Prince Fielder, Paul Goldschmidt
 
-The studs.  Every one of these guys should go in Round 1 with the possible exception of Votto.  Cabrera is moving back to first base full time this season so he gets included here. 
 
Tier 2
 
Albert Pujols, Freddie Freeman, Adrian Gonzalez, Eric Hosmer
 
-Combination of some falling vets in Gonzalez and Pujols and guys on knocking on the door of Tier 1 in Freeman and Hosmer.  Actually thought of putting Freeman in Tier 1 which indicates how much I love the guy.  Hosmer hit .324 the second half of last season and has the chance to do a Paul Goldschmidt impression this season outside of fewer home runs. 
 
Tier 3
 
Anthony Rizzo, Allen Craig, Mark Trumbo
 
-Craig doesn't hit enough home runs to be higher on the list among first baseman.  Rizzo meanwhile can easily be a 2 if he gets some average back which he should as he suffered from awful BABIP luck a year ago.  Trumbo's awful average takes luster away from his power numbers. 
 
Tier 4
 
Brandon Belt, Buster Posey, Carlos Santana, Joe Mauer, Mark Teixeira, Kendrys Morales, Brandon Moss, Mike Napoli, Matt Adams
 
-This tier is filled with catchers who qualify at 1B such as Posey, Mauer, and Santana.  Play them all at catcher.  Meanwhile play the rest of this bunch at your CI or UTIL.  In particularly intrigued with Belt and Adams among this bunch. 
 
Tier 5
 
Justin Morneau, Corey Hart, Ryan Howard, Adam LaRoche, Chris Carter, Adam Lind, Nick Swisher, Adam Dunn
 
-Fading veterans tier.  Nothing very attractive here by any means and all should be bench guys except for maybe Hart. 
 
Tier 6
 
Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, Juan Francisco, Darin Ruf, Yonder Alonso, Mitch Moreland, James Loney, Paul Konerko, Logan Morrison, Mark Reynolds
 
-Look away friends.  Look away.
 
 
As always let us hear your thoughts.  Post your comments in the space below.
 
 
 
 
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2014 PROJECTION:  .257 28 HR 91 RBI 74 R 3 SB


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