Baseball The Best Current MLB First Basemen  

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Whether you're working on your fantasy baseball roster or simply staying updated with the 2018 MLB rankings, this list of the best MLB first basemen currently playing will prove to be quite useful. Baseball fans, cast your votes for the players best at covering first base, having quick reflexes, and specializing in defense. Who are the best current first basemen in major league baseball today?

Five-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove Award winner Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks definitely ranks in the top 10 first basemen, along with Cincinnati Reds's Joey Votto and Atlanta Braves's Freddie Freeman. Other good MLB first basemen right now include Anthony Rizzo, Cody Bellinger, Jose Abreu, and Brandon Belt. 

Vote for who you think are the best MLB first basemen currently playing in the league today, and feel free to add any players who are missing from the list. 

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29 13
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Arizona Diamondbacks

2
27 12
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Atlanta Braves

3
30 15
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Chicago Cubs

4
28 16
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Cincinnati Reds

5
17 8
Brandon Belt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
San Francisco Giants

6
18 10
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
St. Louis Cardinals

7
21 13
Jose Abreu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Jose Abreu Chicago White Sox

8
17 10
Wil Myers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
San Diego Padres

9
22 15
Rhys Hoskins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Rhys Hoskins Philadelphia Phillies

10
18 12
Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
San Diego Padres

11
20 14
Cody Bellinger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers

12
19 14
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Detroit Tigers

13
15 10
Justin Bour is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Philadelphia Phillies

14
15 10
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Minnesota Twins

15
15 11
Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Philadelphia Phillies

16
14 11
Josh Bell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Pittsburgh Pirates

17
11 9
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Los Angeles Angels

18
16 15
Joey Gallo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Texas Rangers

19
16 15
Justin Smoak is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Toronto Blue Jays

20
13 12
Ryan Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Washington Nationals

21
13 12
Trey Mancini is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Trey Mancini Baltimore Orioles

22
13 12
Ian Desmond is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Colorado Rockies

23
17 17
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Cleveland Indians

24
14 15
Matt Olson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Matt Olson Oakland Athletics

25
12 13
Marwin Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Marwin Gonzalez Houston Astros

26
10 11
Eric Thames is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Milwaukee Brewers

27
9 10
Jose Martinez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Jose Martinez St. Louis Cardinals

28
9 10
Yonder Alonso is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Cleveland Indians

29
7 8
Logan Morrison is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Minnesota Twins

30
7 9
Wilmer Flores is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
New York Mets

31
6 9
Yuli Gurriel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Houston Astros

32
11 15
Greg Bird is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Greg Bird New York Yankees

33
7 11
Chris Davis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Baltimore Orioles

34
6 10
Ryon Healy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Ryon Healy Seattle Mariners

35
6 10
Lucas Duda is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Kansas City Royals

36
10 15
Jay Bruce is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
New York Mets

37
4 9
Mark Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Arizona Diamondbacks

38
5 11
C. J. Cron is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Tampa Bay Rays

39
3 10
Ryan McMahon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Ryan McMahon Colorado Rockies

40
5 13
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Boston Red Sox

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4 13
Colin Moran is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Colin Moran Pittsburgh Pirates