2010 Fantasy Baseball First Base Rankings Outlook: First base is the deepest position in fantasy baseball and a great source for power stats from some of the league’s elite talents. Hopefully you don’t need us to tell you that Albert Pujols is not only the best first baseman, but the consensus No.1 overall pick as no other player in the league has better five-category production.

If you don’t have the first or second overall pick you can forget about drafting Pujols, however Miguel Cabrera, Ryan Howard, Mark Teixeira, and Prince Fielder are all worthy of first-round consideration in most leagues. If you don’t land a stud in the earlier rounds, you can get good production at a discounted price in the later rounds with players like Justin Morneau, Joey Votto, Kevin Youkillis, Billy Butler, and Carlos Pena just to name a few.

Draft-Day Advice: Building your team around a quality first basemen is an effective draft-day strategy, but consider the depth at the position before passing on quality players in some of the thinner positions.

The following are our 2010 Fantasy Baseball Rankings, which are based on standard 5×5 scoring and take into account projected stats as well as upside and risk. Offensive categories include BA, HRs, Runs, RBIs, and SBs. Pitching categories are Wins, ERA, WHIP, Ks, and Saves. Although several players are eligible at multiple positions, they are listed at the position that they will most likely play the most in 2010. All leagues have different position eligibility requirements so be sure to check your settings before draft day.

2010 Rankings: C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | SP | RP | Top 150 | PDFicon Cheatsheet

RankPlayerABAVGHRRBIRSB
1Albert Pujols568.3274713512416
2Miguel Cabrera611.32434103966
3Ryan Howard616.279451411058
4Mark Teixeira609.292391221032
5Prince Fielder591.299461411032
6Adrian Gonzalez552.2774099901
7Justin Morneau508.27430100850
8Kendry Morales566.30634108863
9Joey Votto469.3222584824
10Derrek Lee532.30635111911
11Lance Berkman460.2742580737
12Kevin Youkilis491.3052794997
13Billy Butler608.3012193781
14Carlos Pena471.22739100913
15Adam Dunn546.26738105810
16James Loney576.2811390737
17Chris Davis391.2382159480
18Jorge Cantu585.28916100673
19Todd Helton544.3251586790
20Adam LaRoche559.2772583782
21Paul Konerko546.2772888751
22Nick Johnson457.291862712
23Hank Blalock462.2342566622
24David Ortiz541.2382899770
25Carlos Delgado94.298423150

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