Power Rankings: Top 15 First Basemen in the Majors

6. Edwin Encarnacion (Toronto Blue Jays)

Say what you want about Anthony Rizzo, Jose Abreu, or Nelson Cruz, but in my mind Edwin Encarnacion is the second best power hitter in the MLB (behind only Giancarlo Stanton). Encarnacion has hit 42, 36, 34 HR the least three years and 110, 104, 98 RBI.

It wasn’t until 2014 that I knew Encarnacion’s power could not be stopped. He hit 34 HR and 98 RBI in 128 games with only 477 AB. That is roughly a home run every 14 at-bats. This Blue Jays team explodes off the page, where home runs are concerned, but if Encarnacion can start hitting for average like his teammate Jose Bautista, the Jays will rule the East.

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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