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The Best Current MLB First Basemen

Updated January 7, 2020 5.8k votes 451 voters 5.1k views41 items

List RulesOnly current players.

Whether you're working on your fantasy baseball roster or simply staying updated with the 2020 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?

All-Star and Gold Glove Award winner Paul Goldschmidt definitely ranks in the top 10 first basemen, along with Cincinnati Reds' 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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  • 1
    Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    Freddie Freeman

    Atlanta Braves

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceFountain Valley, California

    BatsLeft

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  • 2
    Cody Bellinger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    Cody Bellinger

    Los Angeles Dodgers
  • 3
    Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    Paul Goldschmidt

    Arizona Diamondbacks

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

    BatsRight

  • 4
    Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    106

    Anthony Rizzo

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceParkland, Florida

    BatsLeft

  • 5
    Matt Olson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    Matt Olson

    Oakland Athletics
  • 6
    Josh Bell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    83

    Josh Bell

    Pittsburgh Pirates

    PositionFirst Baseman

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceIrving, Texas

    BatsSwitch

  • 7
    Jose Abreu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    Jose Abreu

    Chicago White Sox
  • 8
    Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    Joey Votto

    Cincinnati Reds

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityCanada

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    BatsLeft-handed

  • 9
    Joey Gallo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    Joey Gallo

    Texas Rangers

    PositionOutfielder, First baseman, Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHenderson, Nevada

    BatsLeft

  • 10
    Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    Eric Hosmer

    San Diego Padres

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    BatsLeft-handed

  • 11
    Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    Edwin Encarnacion

    Cleveland Indians

    PositionDesignated hitter / First baseman

    NationalityDominican

    BirthplaceLa Romana, Dominican Republic

    BatsRight-handed

  • 12
    Rhys Hoskins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    Rhys Hoskins

    Philadelphia Phillies
  • 13
    Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    Albert Pujols

    Los Angeles Angels

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    BatsRight-handed

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  • 14
    Yuli Gurriel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    Yuli Gurriel

    Houston Astros

    PositionFirst Baseman

    NationalityCuba

    Batsright

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

    Philadelphia Phillies

    PositionFirst baseman / Catcher / Third baseman

    NationalityDominican

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    BatsSwitch

  • 16
    Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    Miguel Cabrera

    Detroit Tigers

    PositionFirst baseman, Third baseman

    NationalityVenezuela

    BirthplaceMaracay, Venezuela

    BatsRight

  • 17
    Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    Matt Carpenter

    St. Louis Cardinals

    PositionFirst baseman, Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGalveston, Texas

    BatsLeft-handed

  • 18
    Trey Mancini is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    Trey Mancini

    Baltimore Orioles
  • 19
    Brandon Belt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    Brandon Belt

    San Francisco Giants

    PositionLeft fielder, First baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNacogdoches, Texas

    BatsLeft-handed

  • 20
    Ryan Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    Ryan Zimmerman

    Washington Nationals

    PositionThird baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWashington, North Carolina

    BatsRight-handed

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

    Minnesota Twins

    PositionOutfielder, Catcher, First baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota

    BatsLeft-handed

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  • 22
    Jose Martinez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    Jose Martinez

    St. Louis Cardinals
  • 23
    Justin Smoak is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    77

    Justin Smoak

    Toronto Blue Jays

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGoose Creek, South Carolina

    BatsAmbidexterity

  • 24
    Wil Myers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    Wil Myers

    San Diego Padres

    PositionOutfielder

    BirthplaceThomasville, North Carolina

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    Justin Bour is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
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    Justin Bour

    Philadelphia Phillies

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCentreville, Virginia

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