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