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2013 1B Rankings


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#1 iAugust

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:23 PM

We already have one for 3B and 1B is always one of the most interesting to discuss given how deep it always is... what are everyone rankings heading into 2013? Who goes off the board first after Pujols, Fielder and Votto?


Here are my early rankings for 2013 (Didn't include guys like Posey, Mauer or Santana because no one should be drafting those guys to play 1B):

1. Votto
2. Fielder
3. Pujols
4. A. Gonzalez
5. Encarnacion
6. Butler
7. Ortiz
8. Konerko
9. Swisher
10. Rizzo
11. Freeman
12. Goldschmidt
13. LaRoche
14. Teixeira
15. Napoli
16. Hart
17. I. Davis
18. Dunn
19. C. Davis
20. Hosmer
21. Trumbo
22. Cuddyer
23. Morales
24. G. Jones
25. Reynolds
26. Pena
27. Morneau
28. Morrison
29. Howard
30. Young



What do your rankings look like?

Edited by iAugust, 05 December 2012 - 06:33 PM.


#2 ChrisFarley

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:36 PM

I think Brandon Belt has a breakout year and should be ranked around 20ish.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:38 PM

Totally forgot Allen Craig and now it won't let me edit my post for some reason... he would be in the 13-15 range

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

I think you put Teix way too low.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:47 PM

According to Rotoworld, it says that David Ortiz played only seven games at 1st base. He will not have 1st base eligibility for the 2013 season.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:48 PM

Not a bad list. I'd have Goldy much higher.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

View Postdet_tigers, on 05 December 2012 - 07:12 PM, said:

I think you put Teix way too low.

It looks weird seeing his name down there but there some concerning trends with Teix that don't bode well for the future...

wOBA
2008 - .410
2009 - .402
2010 - .369
2011 - .361
2012 - .345

BB%
2010 - 13.1%
2011 - 11.1%
2012 - 10.3%

He's also swinging at more pitches outside of the strike zone and making contact with less pitches inside the strike zone than ever before

Compare his .345 wOBA (Which, considering the trend of it getting worse for 5 straight years, you can't expect to improve much in 2013) to some of the names I had above him, Goldschmidt (.363), LaRoche (.361), Swisher (.363) and I think I have him ranked appropriately.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:36 PM

If they let him hit lefties, morales is such a steal right there
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:59 PM

I understand why and hope everyone has Hosmer right there.  The hype is gone.  He will be on nearly all my teams and I believe he finishes in top ten.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:08 AM

Dunn is really low....

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:32 AM

View PostDKOA R, on 05 December 2012 - 07:47 PM, said:

According to Rotoworld, it says that David Ortiz played only seven games at 1st base. He will not have 1st base eligibility for the 2013 season.

Some platforms only require 5 games started to gain eligibility.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:34 AM

The Swisher ranking looks too high.  I'm not sure where he's going to sign, but its not going to be the NYY.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:03 PM

rizzo at 10??

freeman and goldy behind him? no dice.
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:08 PM

I like Rizzo ahead of Freeman but not Goldy.  Freeman just doesn't excite me.  Mediocore power in a big ballpark.  I think Goldy's 10-15 bags and at least 100 more ABs this year put him in the top ten.  Rizzo is interesting as I feel the HR's will be there but RBI opportunities not so much.  I see RIzzo hitting .290/28/85/75.  I see Goldy topping 100 RBI's this year.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:13 PM

rizzo has to prove a hell of alot more i think to be in a top 10. just sayin
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

View PostChrisFarley, on 05 December 2012 - 06:36 PM, said:

I think Brandon Belt has a breakout year and should be ranked around 20ish.
Ive got him for a buck in my 13-team league...he is right on the bubble as one of my keepers.  I like him for a bit of a breakout too (20-80-10)
and one thing I really like is that he gets some bags, I could see him being top 3-4 stolen base leaders for 1B.  Looking at this list, which I dont take too much objection too and not seeing him on there makes me think maybe he isnt worthy of a keeper, from the standpoint I can just get him back for a buck.
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:04 AM

View Postdet_tigers, on 05 December 2012 - 07:12 PM, said:

I think you put Teix way too low.

Agreed. If that's how others view him, he'll be a steal next year.
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:59 AM

I realize he's isn't the player he used to be, but Ryan Howard seems way too low.  He should be all the way back from injury now. I think he is a lock for 30 HR's and 100 RBI's.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:15 AM

I will probably wait till February until I actually start ranking players, but a couple of my thoughts on the 1b.

There is no clear-cut #1 1b. Votto's knee is a concern as he had absolutely no power when he came back. Will it bother him this year? He also has only 1 season with over 30 homers. Pujols was awesome in the 4 middle months, not so awesome in April or September. His 2nd year in LA will he make a strong comeback? Personally, I think so. Fielder is great and has that same "settled in with his team for his second season" deal, and it's possible he improves this year. Last year he didn't score many runs but with V-Mart and Hunter potentially to hit behind him, his runs may climb. The #1 debate is between them 3, most likely, and I'd put them Pujols, Fielder, Votto.

With Teixeira, you are basically guaranteed big time power stats if he is healthy. Average can change year to year based on a little luck, so while his average looks like a dead weight he could easily hit .275+ as he has numerous times in years past. I would put him MUCH higher.

A-Gonz power seems to have evaporated, however with Crawford Kemp Either Hanley around him, he'll have plenty of rbi chances and maybe his 2nd year (and 1st full year) in LA helps regenerate him. .300/25/115 seems do-able.

I will be one of the people that either kicks himself for passing on Edwin Encarnacion, or smiling for staying away.

Goldschmidt is a .300+ hitter waiting to happen. He has a very high line-drive rate and babip. He hit .300+ at every stop in the minors (remember, he skipped over triple AAA). He may great strides cutting down his k-rate last year. You're better off penciling him in for 12-15 steals than around 20, but a .310 average with 25 homers could happen.

Eric Hosmer may suck this year, but he will be undervalued. Very rarely do players do what he did in 2011, at the age of 21, and then just start sucking. He has a pedigree to go with that success. There is no positive trend from last year to carry to this year, and his fly ball rate is terrible, as well as his average vs lefties. However, if is ADP creeps down to #20 overall 1b range, you need to take a chance on his talent.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:26 AM

1.  Brandon Inge

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