Baseball 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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31 13
Paul Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Arizona Diamondbacks

2
28 12
Freddie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Atlanta Braves

3
30 16
Anthony Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Chicago Cubs

4
29 16
Joey Votto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Cincinnati Reds

5
19 10
Matt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
St. Louis Cardinals

6
17 9
Brandon Belt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
San Francisco Giants

7
23 15
Rhys Hoskins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Rhys Hoskins Philadelphia Phillies

8
19 12
Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
San Diego Padres

9
21 14
Jose Abreu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Jose Abreu Chicago White Sox

10
21 14
Cody Bellinger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers

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17 11
Wil Myers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
San Diego Padres

12
19 15
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Detroit Tigers

13
15 11
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Minnesota Twins

14
15 11
Justin Bour is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Philadelphia Phillies

15
15 12
Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Philadelphia Phillies

16
17 15
Joey Gallo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Texas Rangers

17
14 12
Josh Bell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Pittsburgh Pirates

18
16 15
Justin Smoak is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Toronto Blue Jays

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13 12
Ryan Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Washington Nationals

20
13 12
Ian Desmond is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Colorado Rockies

21
13 12
Trey Mancini is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Trey Mancini Baltimore Orioles

22
11 10
Albert Pujols is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Los Angeles Angels

23
15 15
Matt Olson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Matt Olson Oakland Athletics

24
13 13
Marwin Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Marwin Gonzalez Houston Astros

25
10 10
Jose Martinez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Jose Martinez St. Louis Cardinals

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10 10
Yonder Alonso is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Cleveland Indians

27
9 9
Wilmer Flores is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
New York Mets

28
17 18
Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Cleveland Indians

29
10 12
Eric Thames is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Milwaukee Brewers

30
7 9
Yuli Gurriel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Houston Astros

31
7 9
Logan Morrison is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Minnesota Twins

32
11 15
Jay Bruce is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
New York Mets

33
11 16
Greg Bird is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Greg Bird New York Yankees

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5 9
Mark Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Arizona Diamondbacks

35
7 12
Chris Davis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Baltimore Orioles

36
6 11
Ryon Healy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Ryon Healy Seattle Mariners

37
6 11
Lucas Duda is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Kansas City Royals

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6 11
C. J. Cron is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Tampa Bay Rays

39
4 10
Ryan McMahon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Ryan McMahon Colorado Rockies

40
5 13
Colin Moran is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Colin Moran Pittsburgh Pirates

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5 14
Hanley Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current MLB First Basemen
Boston Red Sox