Power Rankings: Top 15 First Basemen in the Majors

5. Freddie Freeman (Atlanta Braves)

Freddie Freeman had his breakout year his rookie year in 2011 where he finished second in ROY voting behind only his teammate, Craig Kimbrel, who was voted the ROY unanimously. Freeman was one of only four player in the MLB to play all 162 games in 2014, and that is just one example of his excellent consistency. He has hit at least 18 HR in each of his four years (with three over 20), at least 76 RBI (two over 90), and better than a .280 BA in three of those four years. It’s hard to tell right now just which direction the Braves are going, but either way, you can believe that Freeman will be at the forefront of it all.

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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