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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61 35
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Arizona Diamondbacks
2
58 33
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Atlanta Braves
3
51 28
Cody Bellinger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers
4
57 37
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Chicago Cubs
5
41 28
Rhys Hoskins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Rhys Hoskins Philadelphia Phillies
6
35 23
Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
San Diego Padres
7
36 24
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
St. Louis Cardinals
8
52 40
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Cincinnati Reds
9
35 27
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Detroit Tigers
10
33 27
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Cleveland Indians
11
27 22
Justin Bour is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Philadelphia Phillies
12
27 22
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Los Angeles Angels
13
31 29
Jose Abreu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Jose Abreu Chicago White Sox
14
28 26
Joey Gallo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Texas Rangers
15
24 25
Justin Smoak is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Toronto Blue Jays
16
23 24
Wil Myers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
San Diego Padres
17
23 24
Matt Olson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Matt Olson Oakland Athletics
18
22 23
Josh Bell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Pittsburgh Pirates
19
22 23
Ryan Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Washington Nationals
20
25 27
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Minnesota Twins
21
19 20
Jose Martinez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Jose Martinez St. Louis Cardinals
22
16 17
Yuli Gurriel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Houston Astros
23
22 25
Brandon Belt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
San Francisco Giants
24
20 23
Marwin Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Marwin Gonzalez Houston Astros
25
20 23
Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Philadelphia Phillies