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The Best Current MLB First Basemen

Updated January 7, 2020 5.9k votes 462 voters 5.2k 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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  • Freddie Freeman1
    204
    104

    Freddie Freeman

    Atlanta Braves

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceFountain Valley, California

    BatsLeft

  • Paul Goldschmidt2
    179
    104

    Paul Goldschmidt

    Arizona Diamondbacks

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

    BatsRight

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  • Cody Bellinger3
    184
    109

    Cody Bellinger

    Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Anthony Rizzo4
    181
    110

    Anthony Rizzo

    Chicago Cubs

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceParkland, Florida

    BatsLeft

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  • Matt Olson5
    99
    72

    Matt Olson

    Oakland Athletics
  • Josh Bell6
    105
    83

    Josh Bell

    Pittsburgh Pirates

    PositionFirst Baseman

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceIrving, Texas

    BatsSwitch

  • Jose Abreu7
    101
    84

    Jose Abreu

    Chicago White Sox
  • Joey Votto8
    137
    127

    Joey Votto

    Cincinnati Reds

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityCanada

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    BatsLeft-handed

  • Joey Gallo9
    88
    86

    Joey Gallo

    Texas Rangers

    PositionOutfielder, First baseman, Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHenderson, Nevada

    BatsLeft

  • Eric Hosmer10
    90
    90

    Eric Hosmer

    San Diego Padres

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    BatsLeft-handed

  • Rhys Hoskins11
    97
    101

    Rhys Hoskins

    Philadelphia Phillies
  • Edwin Encarnacion12
    88
    92

    Edwin Encarnacion

    Cleveland Indians

    PositionDesignated hitter / First baseman

    NationalityDominican

    BirthplaceLa Romana, Dominican Republic

    BatsRight-handed

  • Albert Pujols13
    86
    90

    Albert Pujols

    Los Angeles Angels

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    BatsRight-handed

  • Yuli Gurriel14
    59
    59

    Yuli Gurriel

    Houston Astros

    PositionFirst Baseman

    NationalityCuba

    Batsright

  • Miguel Cabrera15
    83
    93

    Miguel Cabrera

    Detroit Tigers

    PositionFirst baseman, Third baseman

    NationalityVenezuela

    BirthplaceMaracay, Venezuela

    BatsRight

  • Carlos Santana16
    60
    65

    Carlos Santana

    Philadelphia Phillies

    PositionFirst baseman / Catcher / Third baseman

    NationalityDominican

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    BatsSwitch

  • Matt Carpenter17
    80
    92

    Matt Carpenter

    St. Louis Cardinals

    PositionFirst baseman, Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGalveston, Texas

    BatsLeft-handed

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  • Trey Mancini18
    58
    65

    Trey Mancini

    Baltimore Orioles
  • Brandon Belt19
    60
    71

    Brandon Belt

    San Francisco Giants

    PositionLeft fielder, First baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNacogdoches, Texas

    BatsLeft-handed

  • Ryan Zimmerman20
    61
    75

    Ryan Zimmerman

    Washington Nationals

    PositionThird baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWashington, North Carolina

    BatsRight-handed

  • Joe Mauer21
    52
    80

    Joe Mauer

    Minnesota Twins

    PositionOutfielder, Catcher, First baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota

    BatsLeft-handed

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  • Jose Martinez22
    39
    68

    Jose Martinez

    St. Louis Cardinals
  • Justin Smoak23
    44
    78

    Justin Smoak

    Toronto Blue Jays

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGoose Creek, South Carolina

    BatsAmbidexterity

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  • Wil Myers24
    42
    76

    Wil Myers

    San Diego Padres

    PositionOutfielder

    BirthplaceThomasville, North Carolina

  • Justin Bour25
    44
    81

    Justin Bour

    Philadelphia Phillies

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCentreville, Virginia