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 steals 12th base of 2019 (Sep 13, 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
Sep 13: Elbow · status: Out · returns: Day To Day
Freeman: Back in Saturday's lineup (Sep 14, 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
Sep 13: Groin · status: Out · returns: Day To Day
Bell: Likely out several days (Sep 15, RotoWire)
 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: Powers Cards to big win (Sep 14, RotoWire)
 3 CIN:
L. Castillo
0-3 · K · BB
 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 leaves game with ankle injury - Rizzo | CHC (Sep 15, RotoWorld)
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 homers on Friday (Sep 14, 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 mashes two more home runs Monday (Sep 10, 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
Sep 12: Oblique · status: Out · returns: Day To Day
Encarnacion diagnosed with left oblique strain (Sep 14, FantasyPros)
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 scores three runs in win over Toronto (Sep 15, 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: Not starting Sunday (Sep 15, RotoWire)
 2 @STL:
G. Cabrera
2-5 · K
 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 does little in Coors Field on Friday (Sep 14, 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 singles in win (Sep 14, 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 third straight game (Sep 15, 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
10-50 (.200/.310/.480) · 4 HR · 7 R · 8 RBI · 17 K · 7 BB

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

14Derek Dietrich, CIN
Dietrich lands on injured list (Aug 5, FantasyPros)
 @STL:
G. Cabrera
 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 doubles twice in Friday's win (Sep 14, 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 goes yard in win (Sep 12, 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
Smoak scores a run in loss to the Rays (Sep 8, 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 continues to struggle in Thursday's loss (Sep 13, 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 hits 17th homer in Wednesday's win (Sep 12, FantasyPros)
 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]
Bauers homers in win (Sep 3, 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 receives day off Friday (Sep 14, 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 hits solo home run Sunday (Sep 8, 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 a three-run homer in win on Friday (Aug 31, 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]
Jul 25: Wrist · status: 10-Day IL · returns: September 20
Gallo expected to return September 20th (Sep 12, FantasyPros)
 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
Moreland hits a three-run home run in win (Sep 7, 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
Sep 14: Knee · status: Out · returns: Day To Day
Cabrera: Exits with sore knee (Sep 14, RotoWire)
 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
9-37 (.243/.333/.324) · 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
Zimmerman: Jogs around bases (Aug 5, RotoWire)
 CWS:
R. Lopez
CWS:
D. Covey
@SD:
J. Lucchesi
@SD:
N. Margevicius
@SD:
E. Lauer
@SD:
L. Perdomo

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