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2018 Fantasy Baseball Weekly Rankings: First Basemen

Last update: 02/21/2018

The development of *SCOUTscores* started with the theory around Average Player Scores. In today’s Fantasy Baseball market, it is extremely difficult to determine a baseball player’s value when drafting when you have multiple positions never mind multiple scoring categories. The average player theory is a way to compare players at similar positions. Once we have a baseline of the average player, we can determine which players have the biggest edge. The next step after establishing these scores at each position is then comparing the best option at other positions.

Each season the player pool changes. Some positions will have more depth and others will only have a couple of strong options. When a Fantasy owner is preparing to do his draft prep, he wants to find the hidden values at each position. By doing this, he can select the strongest options at the other positions early in the draft.

Scout Fantasy Sports has developed a way to determine each player’s value within each category relevant to their production. Hitters have five offensive categories (batting average, runs, home runs, RBI, and stolen bases). Pitchers also have five categories (wins, ERA, WHIP, strikeouts, and saves).

With these scores, a Fantasy owner can quickly look at stats to see which players have the most value either by last year’s stats or this year’s projections from any source. When using projections, a Fantasy owner’s success will only be as strong as his/her ability to interpret information. Finding the best source for that information is essential.

By using SCOUTscores, a Fantasy owner can easily see which players had the most value last season. It is really a tool that will help you when you are making future decisions. By understanding the player pool and each player's value within each category, a Fantasy owner can make better draft decisions. Here's a look at chart for both batters and pitchers to show power points gained or lost in each category within a league environment:

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1 Paul Goldschmidt 1B ARI 10.80
2 Cody Bellinger 1B LAD 8.16
3 Rhys Hoskins 1B/OF PHI 7.36
4 Joey Votto 1B CIN 7.35
5 Freddie Freeman 1B/3B ATL 6.89
6 Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 6.42
7 Edwin Encarnacion 1B CLE 6.27
8 Wil Myers 1B SD 5.78
9 Jose Abreu 1B CWS 5.54
10 Miguel Cabrera 1B DET 4.90
11 Daniel Murphy 1B/2B WAS 4.76
12 Eric Hosmer 1B SD 4.48
13 Joey Gallo 1B/3B TEX 4.03
14 Josh Bell 1B PIT 3.23
15 Matt Olson 1B OAK 2.66
16 Greg Bird 1B NYY 2.26
17 Justin Bour 1B MIA 2.19
18 Ian Desmond 1B/OF COL 2.08
19 Chris Davis 1B BAL 1.84
20 Matt Carpenter 1B STL 1.38
21 Carlos Santana 1B PHI 1.24
22 Brandon Belt 1B SF 0.79
23 Ryan Zimmerman 1B WAS 0.72
24 Albert Pujols DH LAA 0.12
25 Kendrys Morales DH TOR 0.05
26 Trey Mancini 1B, OF BAL -0.42
27 C.J. Cron 1B TB -1.12
28 Joe Mauer 1B MIN -1.35
29 Ryon Healy 1B/3B SEA -1.38
30 Justin Smoak 1B TOR -1.64
31 Hanley Ramirez DH BOS -1.73
32 Eric Thames 1B/OF MIL -1.81
33 Yonder Alonso 1B CLE -1.82
34 Marwin Gonzalez 1B/SS/OF HOU -1.87
35 Victor Martinez DH DET -2.25
36 Chase Headley 1B/3B SD -3.02
37 Adrian Gonzalez 1B NYM -3.60
38 Jose Martinez 1B/OF STL -4.09
39 Ryan McMahon 1B COL -4.23
40 Mitch Moreland 1B BOS -6.37
41 Shohei Ohtani DH LAA -6.77
42 Dominic Smith 1B NYM -7.06
43 A.J. Reed 1B HOU -7.47
44 Tommy Joseph 1B PHI -8.17
45 Garrett Cooper 1B MIA -8.76
46 Wilmer Flores 1B/3B NYM -9.00
47 Brandon Moss 1B OAK -9.42
48 Ryan O'Hearn 1B KC -9.51
49 Kennys Vargas 1B MIN -9.75
50 Chris Shaw 1B SF -10.03