Fantasy Baseball Rankings: First Base

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These 2019 fantasy baseball weekly rankings are posted and updated leading up to the start of a new week. Weekly periods are usually Monday to Sunday. Notes may be added during the week for signficant player news. Probable opposing starting pitchers are displayed for future games. Player stats are displayed once available.

Updated Jun 3
First Base
RankName06-0306-0406-0506-0606-0706-0806-09Stats May 19 to Jun 2 + Comments
Tier 1
1Cody Bellinger, LAD [OF]
Bellinger sitting on Tuesday night (Jun 25, FantasyPros)
@ARI:
R. Ray
4 @ARI:
T. Clarke
1-4 · R · 2 RBI · K · BB
4 @ARI:
J. Duplantier
1-5 · K
 4 @SF:
D. Pomeranz
0-3 · K · BB
4 @SF:
J. Samardzija
0-2 · 3 BB
4 @SF:
M. Bumgarner
0-4 · 2 K
14-51 (.275/.383/.569) · 4 HR · 9 R · 10 RBI · 8 K · 9 BB

2Freddie Freeman, ATL
Freeman: Drives in five against Nats (Jun 23, RotoWire)
 3 @PIT:
S. Brault
3-6 · HR · 2 R · 2 RBI · 2 K
3 @PIT:
J. Musgrove
0-3 · R · K · BB
3 @PIT:
C. Archer
1-3 · HR · R · RBI · BB
3 @MIA:
J. Urena
2-3 · HR · R · 3 RBI · 2 BB
3 @MIA:
T. Richards
1-3 · BB
3 @MIA:
P. Lopez
2-6 · K
14-51 (.275/.339/.549) · 4 HR · 8 R · 7 RBI · SB · 8 K · 4 BB

3Josh Bell, PIT
Bell scores twice in win Sunday (Jun 23, FantasyPros)
 ATL:
M. Fried
4 ATL:
K. Gausman
1-4 · RBI
4 ATL:
M. Foltynewicz
3-4 · 2 R · 2 RBI
4 @MIL:
B. Woodruff
0-3 · 2 K · BB
4 @MIL:
Z. Davies
0-2 · R · RBI · BB
4 @MIL:
C. Anderson
0-4 · 2 K
21-64 (.328/.377/.625) · 4 HR · 13 R · 10 RBI · 13 K · 5 BB

4Paul Goldschmidt, STL
Goldschmidt hits walk-off homer Wednesday (Jun 20, FantasyPros)
 3 CIN:
L. Castillo
0-3 · K · BB
CIN:
A. DeSclafani
3 CIN:
A. DeSclafani
1-4 · K
3 @CHC:
C. Hamels
0-3 · K · BB
3 @CHC:
J. Lester
1-3 · R · BB
3 @CHC:
K. Hendricks
2-4
15-44 (.341/.396/.477) · 2 HR · 6 R · 3 RBI · 11 K · 4 BB

Tier 2
5Anthony Rizzo, CHC
Rizzo: Getting rare rest day (Jun 22, RotoWire)
3 LAA:
J. Lester
0-4 · K
3 COL:
J. Hoffman
1-4 · R
3 COL:
G. Marquez
1-4 · R · RBI · K
3 COL:
P. Lambert
0-4 · K
1 STL:
M. Mikolas
1-2 · R · SB · 2 BB
3 STL:
J. Flaherty
1-3 · R · K · 2 BB
3 STL:
A. Wainwright
0-4 · RBI · K
22-53 (.415/.500/.811) · 6 HR · 11 R · 14 RBI · SB · 8 K · 7 BB

6Jose Abreu, CWS
Abreu hits 18th homer (Jun 25, FantasyPros)
 3 @WAS:
S. Strasburg
2-4 · R
3 @WAS:
A. Sanchez
2-4 · HR · R · 2 RBI · K
 3 @KC:
H. Bailey
1-4 · R · K
3 @KC:
B. Keller
0-3 · K · BB
3 @KC:
G. Sparkman
1-5 · K
12-59 (.203/.217/.525) · 5 HR · 6 R · 14 RBI · 17 K · BB

Tier 3
7Pete Alonso, NYM
Alonso connects for 27th home run Sunday (Jun 24, FantasyPros)
 2 SF:
M. Bumgarner
2-4 · HR · R · RBI · K
2 SF:
T. Beede
0-2 · R · BB
3 SF:
S. Anderson
1-4 · K · BB
2 COL:
A. Senzatela
0-4
2 COL:
J. Gray
1-3 · HR · R · RBI · K · BB
3 COL:
J. Hoffman
0-3 · 2 K
14-52 (.269/.321/.673) · 5 HR · 6 R · 10 RBI · 16 K · BB

8Edwin Encarnacion, SEA
Encarnacion: Not in Monday's lineup (Jun 24, RotoWire)
3 HOU:
C. Martin
1-5 · HR · R · RBI
3 HOU:
W. Miley
0-3 · 2 K · BB
3 HOU:
B. Peacock
1-4 · HR · 2 R · 3 RBI · 2 K · BB
3 HOU:
J. Verlander
2-5 · 2 R · RBI · K · 2 BB
3 @LAA:
A. Heaney
0-4 · 2 K · BB
4 @LAA:
N. Ramirez
1-3 · HR · R · RBI · K · BB
3 @LAA:
J. Suarez
2-5 · 2 HR · 2 R · 3 RBI
12-47 (.255/.314/.511) · 3 HR · 8 R · 7 RBI · 10 K · 4 BB

9Luke Voit, NYY
Voit absent from Friday's lineup (Jun 21, FantasyPros)
 2 @TOR:
C. Richard
2-4 · K · BB
2 @TOR:
T. Thornton
0-4 · K · BB
3 @TOR:
E. Jackson
0-3 · 2 BB
3 @CLE:
Z. Plesac
0-4 · 4 K
@CLE:
A. Plutko
3 @CLE:
S. Bieber
2-4 · R · 2 RBI · 2 K · BB
17-54 (.315/.413/.611) · 4 HR · 12 R · 6 RBI · 13 K · 8 BB

10Joey Votto, CIN
Votto crushes three-run homer in win Sunday (Jun 23, FantasyPros)
 2 @STL:
G. Cabrera
2-5 · K
@STL:
D. Hudson
2 @STL:
D. Hudson
0-4 · 2 K
2 @PHI:
Z. Eflin
2-4 · HR · R · RBI · BB
2 @PHI:
N. Pivetta
2-4
2 @PHI:
A. Nola
1-4 · 2 RBI · K · BB
16-42 (.381/.422/.452) · 8 R · 3 RBI · 9 K · 3 BB

That last 15 day AVG looks a lot better. Missed a couple games last week with a hamstring injury. (6/1)

Tier 4
11Eric Hosmer, SD
Hosmer reaches twice in Saturday's loss (Jun 22, FantasyPros)
4 PHI:
A. Nola
1-5 · R · K
4 PHI:
J. Eickhoff
1-4 · HR · R · 2 RBI · K
4 PHI:
J. Arrieta
0-4 · R · BB
8d WAS:
P. Corbin
0-1
4 WAS:
E. Fedde
1-4 · R · K
4 WAS:
M. Scherzer
1-4 · 2 K
3 WAS:
S. Strasburg
1-4 · R · K
16-51 (.314/.340/.490) · 3 HR · 9 R · 10 RBI · 11 K · 2 BB

12C.J. Cron, MIN
Cron hits 17th homer (Jun 22, FantasyPros)
 @CLE:
S. Bieber
5 @CLE:
T. Clippard
1-3 · RBI · K · BB
8 @CLE:
T. Bauer
0-4
5 @DET:
M. Boyd
2-4 · HR · 2 R · RBI · BB
4 @DET:
B. Farmer
1-4 · RBI · 2 K
5 @DET:
R. Carpenter
2-5 · 2 RBI
13-45 (.289/.360/.489) · HR · 6 R · 9 RBI · 14 K · 4 BB

13Matt Olson, OAK
Olson homers in loss (Jun 22, FantasyPros)
 3 @LAA:
G. Canning
0-3 · R · 2 K · BB
3 @LAA:
C. Bedrosian
2-4 · RBI · K · BB
6a @LAA:
T. Skaggs
1-1
3 @TEX:
L. Lynn
2-4 · RBI · K
3 @TEX:
J. Palumbo
0-4 · 2 K
6 @TEX:
D. Smyly
1-3 · HR · R · 2 RBI · K · BB
10-47 (.213/.302/.511) · 4 HR · 7 R · 8 RBI · 17 K · 5 BB

Batting cleanup and he is making the most of it. Deserves to move up. (6/1)

14Derek Dietrich, CIN
Dietrich homers in win Tuesday (Jun 19, FantasyPros)
 @STL:
G. Cabrera
@STL:
D. Hudson
4 @STL:
D. Hudson
0-3 · BB
4 @PHI:
Z. Eflin
0-4 · R
4 @PHI:
N. Pivetta
0-4 · 3 K
4 @PHI:
A. Nola
1-4 · R · K
13-35 (.371/.463/1.000) · 7 HR · 9 R · 12 RBI · 10 K · 4 BB

Didn't make the Top 15 in our latest Who's Hot report, but if it was a We Didn't Expect This Guy To Be Hot, list, surely he's right up there. (6/3)

15Brandon Belt, SF
Belt struggling this week (Jun 21, FantasyPros)
 4 @NYM:
N. Syndergaard
2-4 · 2 R · RBI · BB
5 @NYM:
J. Vargas
0-2 · BB
4 @NYM:
Z. Wheeler
1-4 · HR · R · 2 RBI · 2 K
2 LAD:
C. Kershaw
1-3 · R · K · BB
2 LAD:
R. Hill
1-3 · K · 2 BB
LAD:
W. Buehler
11-42 (.262/.380/.381) · HR · 6 R · 6 RBI · SB · 6 K · 7 BB

16Carlos Santana, CLE
Santana homers Sunday (Jun 24, FantasyPros)
 3 MIN:
D. Smeltzer
1-4
3 MIN:
M. Perez
1-4 · 3 R · BB
3 MIN:
J. Berrios
1-4
3 NYY:
D. German
1-2 · HR · R · 2 RBI · 2 BB
3 NYY:
C. Sabathia
1-4 · R
3 NYY:
C. Green
1-4 · R · RBI · 2 K · BB
16-53 (.302/.448/.679) · 5 HR · 10 R · 12 RBI · 15 K · 14 BB

17Justin Smoak, TOR
Jun 18: Quadriceps · returns: Late June
Smoak (quad) placed on injured list (Jun 18, FantasyPros)
 3 NYY:
M. Tanaka
1-3 · BB
3 NYY:
J. Paxton
0-5 · K
3 NYY:
J. Happ
1-4 · R
ARI:
M. Kelly
3 ARI:
Z. Greinke
1-3 · 2 K · BB
4 ARI:
R. Ray
1-4 · K
14-44 (.318/.412/.750) · 6 HR · 7 R · 12 RBI · 8 K · 5 BB

Last week we said droppable in 12-team mixed leagues. Then read some analysis Smoak's underlying metrics are good. He did hit 3 HR last week, too. (5/26)

18Christian Walker, ARI
Walker singles and scores versus Giants (Jun 22, FantasyPros)
6 LAD:
W. Buehler
1-3 · HR · R · RBI · K
5 LAD:
H. Ryu
1-4
5 LAD:
K. Maeda
0-4 · 2 K
 5 @TOR:
M. Stroman
2-4 · R · RBI
5 @TOR:
A. Sanchez
1-3 · R · K · BB
5 @TOR:
C. Richard
0-3 · R · 2 BB
10-48 (.208/.283/.354) · 2 HR · 7 R · 5 RBI · 15 K · 4 BB

Tier 5
19Ian Desmond, COL [OF]
Desmond: Dealing with lower-half issue (Jun 24, RotoWire)
 7 @CHC:
K. Hendricks
0-4 · K
7 @CHC:
Y. Darvish
0-3 · 2 K
6 @CHC:
J. Quintana
2-4 · R · RBI · K
6 @NYM:
J. Degrom
1-3 · RBI · 2 K
6 @NYM:
S. Matz
1-4 · SB · 2 K
@NYM:
N. Syndergaard
13-40 (.325/.426/.550) · HR · 8 R · 2 RBI · 13 K · 6 BB

20Jake Bauers, CLE [OF]
Jun 24: Ankle · status: Out · returns: Day To Day
Bauers (ankle) scratched on Monday (Jun 24, FantasyPros)
 8 MIN:
D. Smeltzer
1-3 · HR · R · RBI · K
8 MIN:
M. Perez
1-4
4 MIN:
J. Berrios
0-4 · 4 K
6 NYY:
D. German
0-3 · K
NYY:
C. Sabathia
8 NYY:
C. Green
1-4 · HR · R · RBI · K
8-50 (.160/.263/.280) · HR · 7 R · 5 RBI · 16 K · 6 BB

21Daniel Vogelbach, SEA
Vogelbach reaches base twice (Jun 23, FantasyPros)
4 HOU:
C. Martin
1-3 · BB
7a HOU:
W. Miley
1-2 · 3 RBI
4 HOU:
B. Peacock
0-2 · R · K · 2 BB
4 HOU:
J. Verlander
2-5 · R · RBI · K · 2 BB
4 @LAA:
A. Heaney
2-4 · R · K · BB
3 @LAA:
N. Ramirez
0-4
4 @LAA:
J. Suarez
1-4 · HR · R · RBI · BB
10-45 (.222/.327/.422) · 3 HR · 8 R · 5 RBI · 12 K · 7 BB

22Eric Thames, MIL
Thames homers in win Sunday (Jun 17, FantasyPros)
 6 MIA:
P. Lopez
0-3 · 2 K · BB
6 MIA:
S. Alcantara
0-4 · 3 K
MIA:
C. Smith
6 PIT:
R. Davis
1-5 · HR · 2 R · 2 RBI
6 PIT:
J. Lyles
2-4 · 2 K · BB
PIT:
S. Brault
10-34 (.294/.351/.500) · 2 HR · 8 R · 6 RBI · SB · 12 K · 3 BB

Platoon with Jesus Aguilar. (6/1)

23Jesus Aguilar, MIL
Aguilar hits pinch-hit homer Sunday (Jun 17, FantasyPros)
 5a MIA:
P. Lopez
0-2
9c MIA:
S. Alcantara
0-1 · K
6 MIA:
C. Smith
1-4 · K
9a PIT:
R. Davis
1-1
9b PIT:
J. Lyles
0-1
7 PIT:
S. Brault
1-3 · BB
1-13 (.077/.143/.308) · HR · R · 2 RBI · 9 K · BB

Platoon with Eric Thames. (6/1)

Tier 6
24Joey Gallo, TEX [OF]
Jun 2: Oblique · returns: June 25
Gallo: Activated, hitting fifth Tuesday (Jun 25, RotoWire)
 BAL:
D. Bundy
BAL:
J. Means
BAL:
D. Hess
OAK:
B. Anderson
OAK:
P. Blackburn
OAK:
F. Montas
9-32 (.281/.465/.688) · 4 HR · 9 R · 9 RBI · 16 K · 10 BB

Out indefinitely with oblique strain suffered Sat. Week 10 ranked 6th. (6/3)

25Mitch Moreland, BOS
Jun 8: Quadriceps · returns: Early July
Moreland to begin baseball activities on Saturday (Jun 22, FantasyPros)
 @KC:
G. Sparkman
@KC:
J. Junis
@KC:
D. Duffy
5 TB:
Y. Chirinos
0-2
TB:
R. Stanek
TB:
B. Snell
5-21 (.238/.304/.476) · HR · 4 R · 3 RBI · 6 K · 2 BB

Moved him up into Tier 3 not long ago, but now out until mid-June with a knee injury. Week 10 ranked 11th. (6/1)

26Miguel Cabrera, DET
Cabrera singles in loss (Jun 22, FantasyPros)
 4 TB:
B. Snell
3-4 · HR · R · 5 RBI · K
4 TB:
C. Morton
0-4 · K
TB:
R. Stanek
4 MIN:
M. Pineda
3-5 · R
4 MIN:
K. Gibson
2-4 · K
4 MIN:
J. Odorizzi
0-2 · K
8-33 (.242/.342/.333) · HR · R · 6 RBI · 2 K · 5 BB

Knee is swollen, getting a second opinion. Probably sitting this week at a minimum. Week 10 ranked 17th. (6/3)

27Ryan Zimmerman, WAS
Apr 28: Foot · returns: Late June
Zimmerman (foot) to begin rehab Friday - Zimmerman | WAS (Jun 20, RotoWorld)
 CWS:
R. Lopez
CWS:
D. Covey
@SD:
J. Lucchesi
@SD:
N. Margevicius
@SD:
E. Lauer
@SD:
L. Perdomo

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