Every season is interesting but this season in particular should be interesting at 1st base. You have 4 young 1st baseman that are viewed as brimming with talent and being on the rise: Eric Hosmer, Anthony Rizzo, Freddie Freeman and Brandon Belt. Hosmer, Rizzo and Freeman are all 23, while Belt is 24. If you had to rank them for 2013 production and also for future keeper production, how would you rank them? It would seem to be a pretty difficult task, though, as I've seen the first 3 going in virtually any order in both keeper and redraft leagues.
Here is what I think:
So, I think Freeman is the best bet for 2013 production but drops back to 4th when taking into account future seasons. That is kind of tough and an indication that I think he has the lowest ceiling in the group, though that might not be fair. Freeman is still only 23 years old and broke into the majors when he was only 20, which is typically viewed as being something that only a talented, high- ceiling player would do.
What do you guys think? Do you agree with the rankings?