2022 First Base Rankings (11/25/21)

Here are my current 2022 ranks for first base in 15-team, 50-round draft-and-hold leagues. NFBC Rank reflects drafts through 11/24/21.

1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 6.4
2. Freddie Freeman 19.7
3. Pete Alonso 74.9
4. Matt Olson 43.6
5. Paul Goldschmidt 64.7
6. Max Muncy 104.2
7. Jared Walsh 106.8
8. Jose Abreu 78
9. Rhys Hoskins 160.5
10. Josh Bell 156
11. Ryan Mountcastle 116.3
12. Jake Cronenworth 126.4
13. C.J. Cron 147.3
14. Anthony Rizzo 162.1
15. DJ LeMahieu 127.4
16. Joey Votto 165.8
17. Ty France 157.9
18. Yuli Gurriel 209.8
19. Miguel Sano 269.1
20. Trey Mancini 184.1
21. Jesus Aguilar 284.9
22. Alex Kirilloff 185.9
23. Tyler Stephenson 184.1
24. Jonathan Schoop 209
25. Luke Voit 277.2
26. Bobby Dalbec 270.4
27. LaMonte Wade Jr. 298.3
28. Nathaniel Lowe 228.8
29. Brandon Belt 210.9
30. Eric Hosmer 324.9
31. Spencer Torkelson 250.5
32. Wilmer Flores 380.4
33. Frank Schwindel 246.9
34. Yandy Diaz 374.4
35. Rowdy Tellez 374.9
36. Bobby Bradley 420.6
37. Colin Moran 447.4
38. Christian Walker 392.2
39. Yoshi Tsutsugo 549.3
40. Ji-Man Choi 557.4

Some players are receiving boosts due to multi-position eligibility: Tyler Stephenson, Jake Cronenworth, DJ LeMahieu, etc. I currently have Tyler Stephenson just outside the top 40 if ranking solely as a first baseman (in other words, he’s a catcher only).

I believe there is a good chance Pete Alonso will outperform Freddie Freeman this year, which is why I am avoiding the latter in the first round, and happily planting a flag with the polar bear.

Can’t quit Miguel Sano. He provides value at his normal draft slot as long as you’re prepared for the hit to batting average.

As is my usual approach, I will be passing on Frank Schwindel in every draft at anywhere near his current draft slot. On the other hand, give me Miguel Sano, Jesus Aguilar, and Wilmer Flores for my corner infield slot.

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