Power Rankings: Top 15 First Basemen in the Majors

10. Mike Napoli (Boston Red Sox)

Napoli in no way had a year worthy of his contract this year. However, I fully expect that to turn around. Napoli was injured early and often this year, and even when he played, he never seemed himself. He should be back and healthy in 2015, ready to get back to his 20+ home run self.

The Former Angel hit 20 home runs in six straight years (2008-2013), spanning over his tenures with the Angles, Rangers, and Red Sox. His high in RBI came in his first year with the Red Sox (2013), when the Sox won the World Series. He had 30 fewer runs this year, and 37 less RBI. Most of the reason these numbers were down so much was the lack of production from the entire team.

4 Responses

  1. jdn

    Ridiculous Pujols is not considered to be in the top 15 first baseman in baseball today. Have his numbers slipped, certainly but to not rank him in the top 15 is freaking insulting and just flat out stupid.

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    • Will Gribin

      He is in the top 15. That’s what the “On the Bubble” is on the first page.

      Thanks for the feedback though. Seems like we might be on the same page

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  2. Al-Kendall

    I don’t know why you did not rank Morneau higher on the list. Not only did he win the 2014 NL BA crown, but he is an excellent defender at 1B.

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    • Will Gribin

      It’s funny that you say that because I actual just had an entire discussion where I had to defend having Morneau on the list at all. If it’s any consolation, Morneau is #11.

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