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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Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs

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

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Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Paul Goldschmidt Arizona Diamondbacks

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

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Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers

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Buster Posey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Buster Posey San Francisco Giants

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Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Eric Hosmer San Diego Padres

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Jose Abreu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Jose Abreu Chicago White Sox

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Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins

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

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

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Brandon Belt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Brandon Belt San Francisco Giants

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Rhys Hoskins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Rhys Hoskins Philadelphia Phillies

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Joey Gallo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Joey Gallo Texas Rangers

The Best Current MLB Third Basemen

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Ryan Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Ryan Zimmerman Washington Nationals

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Trey Mancini is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Trey Mancini Baltimore Orioles

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Miguel Sano is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Miguel Sano Minnesota Twins

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Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Carlos Santana Philadelphia Phillies

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Josh Bell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Josh Bell Pittsburgh Pirates

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Justin Smoak is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Justin Smoak Toronto Blue Jays

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Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Matt Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

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Justin Bour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Justin Bour Miami Marlins

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Eric Thames is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Eric Thames Milwaukee Brewers

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Greg Bird is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Greg Bird New York Yankees

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Chris Davis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Chris Davis Baltimore Orioles

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Lucas Duda is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Lucas Duda Kansas City Royals

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Ryon Healy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Ryon Healy Seattle Mariners

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Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Edwin Encarnacion Cleveland Indians

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Ian Desmond is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Ian Desmond Colorado Rockies

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Jay Bruce is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Jay Bruce New York Mets

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Marwin Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Marwin Gonzalez Houston Astros

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J.T. Realmuto is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
J.T. Realmuto Miami Marlins

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Matt Davidson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Matt Davidson Chicago White Sox

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Yonder Alonso is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Yonder Alonso Cleveland Indians

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Jose Martinez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Jose Martinez St. Louis Cardinals

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Logan Morrison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Logan Morrison Minnesota Twins

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Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Albert Pujols Los Angeles Angels

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Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Hanley Ramírez Boston Red Sox

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Wilmer Flores is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Wilmer Flores New York Mets

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Kendrys Morales is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Kendrys Morales Toronto Blue Jays

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Alex Avila is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Alex Avila Arizona Diamondbacks

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Matt Olson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Matt Olson Oakland Athletics

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Jedd Gyorko is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Jedd Gyorko St. Louis Cardinals

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C. J. Cron is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
C. J. Cron Tampa Bay Rays

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Ryan McMahon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Ryan McMahon Colorado Rockies

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Mark Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Mark Reynolds Arizona Diamondbacks

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Colin Moran is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Colin Moran Pittsburgh Pirates

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Chase Headley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Chase Headley San Diego Padres

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Neil Walker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Neil Walker New York Yankees

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Yuli Gurriel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Yuli Gurriel Houston Astros