Current Sports 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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54 22
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Arizona Diamondbacks

2
45 21
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Atlanta Braves

3
46 28
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Cincinnati Reds

4
38 21
Cody Bellinger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers

5
47 30
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Chicago Cubs

6
32 17
Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
San Diego Padres

7
36 22
Rhys Hoskins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Rhys Hoskins Philadelphia Phillies

8
31 18
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
St. Louis Cardinals

9
32 21
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Detroit Tigers

10
29 21
Jose Abreu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Jose Abreu Chicago White Sox

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22 15
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Los Angeles Angels

12
23 17
Justin Bour is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Philadelphia Phillies

13
27 23
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Cleveland Indians

14
24 20
Joey Gallo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Texas Rangers

15
22 18
Wil Myers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
San Diego Padres

16
20 18
Ryan Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Washington Nationals

17
23 22
Justin Smoak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Toronto Blue Jays

18
21 20
Brandon Belt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
San Francisco Giants

19
20 19
Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Philadelphia Phillies

20
16 15
Jose Martinez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Jose Martinez St. Louis Cardinals

21
22 22
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Minnesota Twins

22
21 21
Matt Olson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Matt Olson Oakland Athletics

23
19 20
Josh Bell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Pittsburgh Pirates

24
18 19
Ian Desmond is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Colorado Rockies

25
18 19
Marwin Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Marwin Gonzalez Houston Astros