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 May 10
First Base
RankName05-1305-1405-1505-1605-1705-1805-19Stats Apr 28 to May 12 + Comments
Tier 1
1Paul Goldschmidt, STL
Goldschmidt rips 17th home run Sunday (Jul 14, FantasyPros)
 2 @ATL:
M. Foltynewicz
1-4 · R · 2 K · BB
2 @ATL:
M. Soroka
0-2 · K · 2 BB
2 @ATL:
J. Teheran
1-2 · K · BB
2 @TEX:
J. Leclerc
0-4 · RBI · 2 K
2 @TEX:
A. Jurado
0-3 · 2 R · 2 BB
2 @TEX:
D. Smyly
0-3 · R · 2 K · 2 BB
15-61 (.246/.292/.311) · HR · 7 R · 4 RBI · 19 K · 4 BB

2Cody Bellinger, LAD [OF]
Bellinger hits first homer of the second half on Saturday (Jul 14, FantasyPros)
 4 SD:
C. Paddack
2-4 · HR · R · 3 RBI
3 SD:
M. Strahm
0-3 · BB
 4 @CIN:
A. DeSclafani
2-4 · HR · 3 R · RBI · K
3 @CIN:
T. Mahle
2-3 · BB
4 @CIN:
T. Roark
1-4 · HR · R · 2 RBI · 2 K · BB
17-45 (.378/.462/.511) · HR · 8 R · 5 RBI · 2 SB · 12 K · 7 BB

We moved him up to the Goldy/Freeman tier last week. He might move to #1 very soon. (5/3)

3Freddie Freeman, ATL
Freeman hits 24th home run Sunday (Jul 15, FantasyPros)
 3 STL:
J. Flaherty
0-2 · 2 K
3 STL:
M. Wacha
1-3 · BB
3 STL:
A. Wainwright
3-4 · HR · 3 R · 2 RBI · K · BB
3 MIL:
J. Chacin
1-5 · HR · R · 2 RBI · K
3 MIL:
C. Anderson
2-5 · HR · R · RBI
3 MIL:
B. Woodruff
2-4 · HR · R · RBI
17-57 (.298/.344/.561) · 3 HR · 6 R · 7 RBI · 10 K · 4 BB

Tier 2
4Anthony Rizzo, CHC
Rizzo knocks two hits Saturday (Jul 13, FantasyPros)
 @CIN:
T. Roark
@CIN:
S. Gray
@CIN:
L. Castillo
3 @WAS:
M. Scherzer
1-5 · R · K
3 @WAS:
S. Strasburg
0-3
3 @WAS:
J. Hellickson
1-4 · HR · R · RBI · K · BB
15-48 (.313/.421/.667) · 5 HR · 6 R · 13 RBI · SB · 6 K · 6 BB

As the calendar turns from April to May... Rizzo does his thing. Career 0.241 AVG in Mar/Apr... 0.274 AVG rest of season. (5/3)

5Joey Gallo, TEX [OF]
Gallo smashes 21st homer on the season (Jul 12, FantasyPros)
 4 @KC:
D. Duffy
2-4 · 2 RBI · K
4 @KC:
J. Lopez
0-4 · 3 K · BB
5 @KC:
H. Bailey
4-5 · HR · 4 R · RBI · K · BB
4 STL:
M. Mikolas
2-4 · R · RBI · SB · 2 K
4 STL:
D. Hudson
1-4
5 STL:
J. Flaherty
1-3 · 2 K · BB
7-32 (.219/.432/.531) · 3 HR · 8 R · 5 RBI · 2 SB · 16 K · 12 BB

He's hitting HR's which is what we all knew he would do. He's also giving us a decent AVG... which is a pleasant surprise. (5/6)

6Jose Abreu, CWS
Abreu homers on Sunday (Jul 8, FantasyPros)
3 CLE:
S. Bieber
1-4 · HR · R · RBI · K
3 CLE:
C. Carrasco
1-4 · K
 3 TOR:
M. Stroman
0-4
3 TOR:
A. Sanchez
0-4 · 2 K
3 TOR:
R. Feierabend
1-1 · BB
3 TOR:
T. Thornton
1-4 · 2 RBI
17-60 (.283/.317/.550) · 4 HR · 7 R · 11 RBI · 17 K · 3 BB

Rizzo, Gallo and Abreu are separating themselves from the guys below them. Question whether it should be a big group of 6 together in Tier 1. (5/10)

Tier 3
7Pete Alonso, NYM
Alonso tops Vlad Jr. to win HR Derby - Alonso | NYM (Jul 8, RotoWorld)
 4 @WAS:
J. Hellickson
1-4 · R
4 @WAS:
P. Corbin
0-4 · 2 K
9a @WAS:
A. Sanchez
0-1
4 @MIA:
T. Richards
2-5 · 2 HR · 2 R · 2 RBI
4 @MIA:
P. Lopez
0-3
4 @MIA:
S. Alcantara
0-2 · K · BB
10-50 (.200/.273/.420) · 3 HR · 6 R · 8 RBI · 18 K · 4 BB

Cooling off after torrid start. (5/3)

8Edwin Encarnacion, SEA
Encarnacion: Two-homer night in loss (Jul 15, RotoWire)
3 OAK:
M. Fiers
0-4 · R · BB
3 OAK:
B. Anderson
0-4 · K
 3 MIN:
M. Pineda
1-4 · R · K
3 MIN:
M. Perez
2-3 · RBI · K · BB
4 MIN:
J. Berrios
3-4 · RBI
4 MIN:
K. Gibson
3-4 · HR · 2 R · 3 RBI
9-42 (.214/.365/.595) · 5 HR · 9 R · 9 RBI · 10 K · 10 BB

Swinging a hot bat. Hit his 11th and 12th HR for the season at NYY. (5/10)

9Luke Voit, NYY
Voit: Activated, hitting third Saturday (Jul 13, RotoWire)
2 BAL:
A. Cashner
3-4 · 2 RBI · K
BAL:
A. Cashner
2 BAL:
D. Hess
0-4 · 2 K
 3 TB:
R. Stanek
3-4 · HR · R · RBI
2 TB:
B. Snell
1-4 · K · BB
3 TB:
C. Morton
0-3 · R · RBI · K · 2 BB
6-39 (.154/.327/.308) · 2 HR · 8 R · 7 RBI · 12 K · 8 BB

10Josh Bell, PIT
Bell delivers multi-hit game Saturday (Jul 13, FantasyPros)
4 @ARI:
R. Ray
2-4 · RBI · 2 K · BB
4 @ARI:
L. Weaver
2-4 · 2 HR · 2 R · 4 RBI · K · BB
4 @ARI:
Z. Greinke
2-4 · K
4 @SD:
E. Lauer
0-4 · 2 K
4 @SD:
J. Lucchesi
1-4 · R
4 @SD:
N. Margevicius
3-4 · 2 HR · 2 R · 4 RBI · K · BB
4 @SD:
C. Quantrill
1-3 · R · RBI · BB
20-49 (.408/.463/.796) · 4 HR · 9 R · 16 RBI · 11 K · 5 BB

Seven games on tap albeit faces some tough pitchers. (5/10)

11Jesus Aguilar, MIL
Aguilar knocks timely double Saturday (Jul 14, FantasyPros)
8c @PHI:
A. Nola
1-2 · K
5 @PHI:
J. Eickhoff
1-3 · 2 R · 2 BB
5 @PHI:
J. Arrieta
1-4 · 2 RBI · K · BB
9a @PHI:
Z. Eflin
· BB
4 @ATL:
M. Fried
0-4 · K · BB
5 @ATL:
K. Gausman
1-5 · 2 RBI · K
@ATL:
M. Foltynewicz
12-36 (.333/.455/.639) · 3 HR · 5 R · 12 RBI · 9 K · 7 BB

Mad we moved him way down last week, obviously. (5/3)

12Joey Votto, CIN
Votto: Day off Sunday (Jul 14, RotoWire)
 2 CHC:
K. Hendricks
1-4 · HR · R · RBI
2 CHC:
Y. Darvish
1-4 · R · 2 K · BB
2 CHC:
J. Quintana
2-5 · R
2 LAD:
R. Hill
1-4 · K
2 LAD:
W. Buehler
0-3 · R · K · BB
2 LAD:
H. Ryu
0-3 · 2 K · BB
9-54 (.167/.297/.222) · 5 R · 2 RBI · SB · 14 K · 8 BB

Inconsistency is frustrating. (5/3)

Tier 4
13Carlos Santana, CLE
Santana hits 21st homer (Jul 14, FantasyPros)
3 @CWS:
R. Lopez
0-4
3 @CWS:
M. Banuelos
1-4 · R · RBI · K · BB
 3 BAL:
D. Straily
2-4 · R · 3 RBI · K · BB
3 BAL:
D. Bundy
0-2 · 2 BB
3 BAL:
J. Means
2-3 · HR · 2 R · RBI · BB
3 BAL:
Y. Ramirez
2-4 · HR · R · 2 RBI · BB
12-50 (.240/.283/.500) · 4 HR · 6 R · 7 RBI · 7 K · 3 BB

14Miguel Cabrera, DET
Cabrera hitless in loss (Jul 13, FantasyPros)
4 HOU:
B. Peacock
0-4
4 HOU:
W. Miley
0-2 · R · BB
HOU:
J. Verlander
4 OAK:
C. Bassitt
1-2 · K · BB
4 OAK:
F. Montas
2-4 · R · RBI · K
4 OAK:
D. Mengden
1-3 · BB
4 OAK:
M. Fiers
14-46 (.304/.347/.326) · 2 R · 5 RBI · 13 K · 3 BB

15Christian Walker, ARI
Walker hits a solo homer on Friday night (Jul 13, FantasyPros)
6 PIT:
N. Kingham
2-4 · HR · 2 R · RBI · 2 K
6 PIT:
J. Musgrove
0-3 · K
6 PIT:
C. Archer
0-4 · RBI · K
 6 SF:
J. Samardzija
0-3 · K
4 SF:
M. Bumgarner
1-4 · K
5 SF:
D. Pomeranz
1-2 · R · 2 BB
11-47 (.234/.345/.383) · 6 R · RBI · 18 K · 7 BB

Cooling off, big time... and facing Rays and Braves. Yikes. (5/3)

16Eric Hosmer, SD
Hosmer doubles in Friday's win over Dodgers (Jul 6, FantasyPros)
 5 @LAD:
C. Kershaw
1-3 · K · BB
4 @LAD:
K. Maeda
3-4
4 PIT:
T. Williams
1-3 · R
4 PIT:
J. Lyles
1-3 · K · BB
4 PIT:
M. DuRapau
1-3 · BB
4 PIT:
J. Musgrove
1-4 · R · 2 K
20-58 (.345/.367/.569) · 3 HR · 10 R · 10 RBI · 10 K · 2 BB

Showing signs of life... right after i dropped him. (5/3)

17Jake Bauers, CLE [OF]
Bauers homers on Sunday (Jul 8, FantasyPros)
6 @CWS:
R. Lopez
0-3 · K
7 @CWS:
M. Banuelos
2-2 · HR · R · RBI · 2 BB
 6 BAL:
D. Straily
0-3 · 2 K
6 BAL:
D. Bundy
1-3 · RBI · K · BB
8 BAL:
J. Means
0-3
6 BAL:
Y. Ramirez
0-5
11-41 (.268/.333/.317) · 5 R · 3 RBI · SB · 14 K · 4 BB

Tier 5
18C.J. Cron, MIN
Jul 6: · status: 10-Day IL
Cron: Injury had impact on swing (Jul 6, RotoWire)
3 LAA:
T. Skaggs
0-3 · R · K · BB
5 LAA:
C. Bedrosian
0-4 · 2 K
4 LAA:
T. Cahill
1-3 · R · K · BB
5 @SEA:
E. Swanson
4-5 · HR · R · 2 RBI · K
4 @SEA:
M. Gonzales
1-3 · 2 R · K · BB
5 @SEA:
W. LeBlanc
3-6 · 2 HR · 3 R · 4 RBI · K
3 @SEA:
Y. Kikuchi
0-4 · 2 K
8-43 (.186/.300/.395) · 3 HR · 5 R · 6 RBI · 12 K · 5 BB

19Daniel Vogelbach, SEA
Vogelbach: Getting breather (Jul 14, RotoWire)
4 OAK:
M. Fiers
1-3 · HR · R · 3 RBI · 2 K · 2 BB
4 OAK:
B. Anderson
1-4 · HR · R · RBI · K
 4 MIN:
M. Pineda
1-4 · HR · R · 3 RBI · K
MIN:
M. Perez
3 MIN:
J. Berrios
1-4 · RBI
3 MIN:
K. Gibson
2-3 · HR · 2 R · RBI · BB
6-38 (.158/.273/.289) · HR · 6 R · 3 RBI · 11 K · 6 BB

20Ian Desmond, COL [OF]
Desmond goes hitless on Saturday (Jul 7, FantasyPros)
 6 @BOS:
C. Sale
0-3 · 3 K
6 @BOS:
E. Rodriguez
2-4 · R · 2 K · BB
 6 @PHI:
C. Irvin
1-4 · HR · R · 2 RBI
@PHI:
A. Nola
9d @PHI:
J. Eickhoff
10-34 (.294/.415/.706) · 3 HR · 10 R · 8 RBI · 8 K · 7 BB

21Justin Smoak, TOR
Smoak goes hitless in loss to the Orioles (Jul 6, FantasyPros)
 3 @SF:
N. Vincent
0-3 · RBI · 2 BB
8a @SF:
S. Anderson
0-1 · K
3 @CWS:
D. Covey
0-2 · 2 BB
3 @CWS:
I. Nova
1-2 · HR · 2 R · RBI · 3 BB
3 @CWS:
L. Giolito
0-2
3 @CWS:
R. Lopez
1-3 · BB
5-43 (.116/.296/.163) · 3 R · 2 RBI · 12 K · 11 BB

Disappointing. I am close to dropping him in my points league. (5/10)

22Brandon Belt, SF
Belt leads off on Saturday, reaches twice (Jul 7, FantasyPros)
 4 TOR:
T. Thornton
0-3 · K · BB
TOR:
E. Jackson
 4 @ARI:
M. Kelly
2-4
4 @ARI:
Z. Godley
2-5 · HR · R · RBI · K
3a @ARI:
R. Ray
1-2
8-35 (.229/.386/.457) · HR · 9 R · 6 RBI · 10 K · 9 BB

23Yonder Alonso, CWS
Alonso designated for assignment - Alonso | CWS (Jun 28, RotoWorld)
4 CLE:
S. Bieber
0-4 · K
4 CLE:
C. Carrasco
2-4 · K
 4 TOR:
M. Stroman
0-2 · K · 2 BB
4 TOR:
A. Sanchez
0-4 · K
6 TOR:
R. Feierabend
2-2 · R · 2 RBI
4 TOR:
T. Thornton
0-4 · 2 K
7-47 (.149/.216/.298) · 2 HR · 5 R · 5 RBI · 15 K · 4 BB

24Matt Olson, OAK
Olson scores three runs, records RBI (Jul 13, FantasyPros)
7 @SEA:
Y. Kikuchi
1-4 · HR · R · RBI · BB
5 @SEA:
M. Leake
0-4 · 3 K
 3 @DET:
S. Turnbull
2-6 · HR · 2 R · RBI
5 @DET:
D. Norris
1-4 · R · RBI
2a @DET:
M. Boyd
0-1 · K
6 @DET:
G. Soto
5-23 (.217/.308/.391) · HR · 2 R · RBI · 10 K · 2 BB

Returned and didn't miss any games last week. (5/10)

25Mitch Moreland, BOS
Jun 8: Quadriceps · status: 10-Day IL · returns: Mid July
Moreland: Ready for rehab stint (Jul 11, RotoWire)
 7a COL:
K. Freeland
1-2 · RBI
4 COL:
G. Marquez
0-3 · BB
 4 HOU:
G. Cole
0-4 · 2 K
4 HOU:
C. Martin
1-2 · RBI · 2 BB
6a HOU:
W. Miley
0-1
9-34 (.265/.390/.735) · 5 HR · 9 R · 15 RBI · SB · 9 K · 7 BB

26Eric Thames, MIL
Thames collects two RBI Friday (Jul 13, FantasyPros)
5 @PHI:
A. Nola
0-3 · 2 K · BB
3b @PHI:
J. Eickhoff
· BB
9b @PHI:
J. Arrieta
0-1
7 @PHI:
Z. Eflin
1-3 · R · RBI · K · 2 BB
9a @ATL:
M. Fried
· BB
8c @ATL:
K. Gausman
0-1 · K
5 @ATL:
M. Foltynewicz
1-4 · SB · 2 K
5-29 (.172/.400/.241) · 6 R · RBI · 13 K · 11 BB

27Justin Bour, LAA
Bour records two home runs (Jun 26, FantasyPros)
@MIN:
J. Berrios
9a @MIN:
K. Gibson
0-1 · K
@MIN:
J. Odorizzi
 KC:
B. Keller
KC:
J. Junis
KC:
D. Duffy
3-23 (.130/.259/.261) · HR · 4 R · 4 RBI · 7 K · 4 BB

28Ryan O'Hearn, KC 7 TEX:
S. Miller
1-5 · RBI
TEX:
M. Minor
8 TEX:
L. Lynn
1-4 · K
7 @LAA:
M. Harvey
1-2 · 2 RBI · K · 2 BB
7 @LAA:
G. Canning
0-4 · 2 K
@LAA:
T. Skaggs
7-37 (.189/.302/.324) · HR · 4 R · 5 RBI · 10 K · 6 BB

29Rowdy Tellez, TOR
Tellez sent to the minors by the Blue Jays (Jul 15, FantasyPros)
 @SF:
N. Vincent
3 @SF:
S. Anderson
1-4 · K
@CWS:
D. Covey
4 @CWS:
I. Nova
1-5
4 @CWS:
L. Giolito
1-1 · R · BB
4 @CWS:
R. Lopez
1-4
12-50 (.240/.269/.360) · HR · 3 R · 3 RBI · 19 K · 2 BB

Tier 6
30Nate Lowe, TB
Lowe: On bench against lefty (Jul 15, RotoWire)
 @MIA:
C. Smith
@MIA:
J. Urena
 @NYY:
C. Sabathia
@NYY:
M. Tanaka
@NYY:
C. Green
9-35 (.257/.297/.314) · 4 R · RBI · 10 K · 2 BB

Sent down. Not that he wasn't doing well but Rays want him in AAA longer. He'll be back, timing depending on needs of the team due to injury. (5/10)

31Ryan Zimmerman, WAS
Zimmerman to be activated from the IL (Jun 28, FantasyPros)
 NYM:
N. Syndergaard
NYM:
W. Font
NYM:
Z. Wheeler
CHC:
C. Hamels
CHC:
J. Lester
CHC:
K. Hendricks

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