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Who is MLB's Best 1st Baseman

Postby Robert20 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:57 am

MLB Network has Miguel Cabrera as #2 and Albert Pujols as #1.....What do you all think?
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Re: Who is MLB's Best 1st Baseman

Postby kaiser » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:24 pm

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Re: Who is MLB's Best 1st Baseman

Postby Urban Cohorts » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:57 pm

I still peg Pujols as the #1 guy, but I don't think you can go wrong with Votto or Gonzo over Miggy for the #2 spot.

Votto had an off year, but he is young and improving. Gonzo (EDIT - Gonzo = Adrian Gonzalez 1B BOS) didn't have a HR total that many people expected the move to Fenway would produce. I think he hits a few more HRs in 2012. Miggy looks like he is starting to decline. At least slightly anyhow.
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Re: Who is MLB's Best 1st Baseman

Postby Element » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:02 pm

Urban Cohorts wrote:I still peg Pujols as the #1 guy, but I don't think you can go wrong with Votto or Gonzo over Miggy for the #2 spot.

Votto had an off year, but he is young and improving. Gonzo (EDIT - Gonzo = Adrian Gonzalez 1B BOS) didn't have a HR total that many people expected the move to Fenway would produce. I think he hits a few more HRs in 2012. Miggy looks like he is starting to decline. At least slightly anyhow.


Agree. Pujols is still #1, but the gap is closing. Last season's top WAR (FanGraphs) scores for 1B are below.

Miguel Cabrera (7.3)
Joey Votto (6.9)
Adrian Gonzalez (6.6)
Prince Fielder (5.5)
Albert Pujols (5.1)

Now, Albert missed more than a month with the forearm injury last season. He's been a guy that historically posts better than a 8.0 (only 7.5 in 2010). I personally like Votto slightly more than Cabrera. They're pretty much 2a & 2b, IMO.
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Re: Who is MLB's Best 1st Baseman

Postby thedude » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:49 pm

Pujols is still number 1. I think M-Cab is #2 and Gonzo is #3.
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Re: Who is MLB's Best 1st Baseman

Postby A man in a box » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:26 pm

thedude wrote:Pujols is still number 1. I think M-Cab is #2 and Gonzo is #3.


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Re: Who is MLB's Best 1st Baseman

Postby thedude » Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:26 pm

I would also like to note, that while the best first baseman established themselves in the NL, they all end up in the AL.
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Re: Who is MLB's Best 1st Baseman

Postby Saltydog » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:49 pm

thedude wrote:I would also like to note, that while the best first baseman established themselves in the NL, they all end up in the AL.


More $$ to be had as a DH on the back end of career.

Just ask David Ortiz.
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Re: Who is MLB's Best 1st Baseman

Postby thedude » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:17 pm

Saltydog wrote:
thedude wrote:I would also like to note, that while the best first baseman established themselves in the NL, they all end up in the AL.


More $$ to be had as a DH on the back end of career.

Just ask David Ortiz.


True, but since NL teams have less starting positions to fill (eight compared to nine), they could afford to spend more per position.
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Re: Who is MLB's Best 1st Baseman

Postby bigguy1551 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:19 pm

I still think you have to keep Pujols as #1 Throw a blaket over Cabrera, Votto and Gonzo. I'd be more than happy to have any one of the 3 on my roster. Fielder would be in there if i knew where he ends up. In a dynasty league i'd go with Votto followed by Fielder. At his size, i can't see Fielder producing as long as Votto.
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