We’re locked and loaded for another run on the diamond. While the NFL and college basketball continue to occupy some of our attention (with the NHL and NBA Playoffs still off in the distance), fantasy baseball players are working to solidify their cheatsheets. They’re scouring the reports from beat writers in the desert and in Florida and, depending on where they call home, might be cursing those same writers under their breath.

My preliminary Catcher rankings have already been posted, and I present here the First Base rankings. Rankings will continue to be posted during the day to guide you toward fantasy dominance.

* Remember, position eligibility changes from league to league. Check your league’s settings.

  • 1. Albert Pujols, LAA
  • 2. Joey Votto, CIN
  • 3. Prince Fielder, DET
  • 4. Edwin Encarnacion, TOR
  • 5. Paul Goldschmidt, ARI
  • 6. Adrian Gonzalez, LAD
  • 7. Buster Posey, SF
  • 8. Billy Butler, KC
  • 9. Freddie Freeman, ATL
  • 10. Mark Trumbo, LAA
  • 11. Allen Craig, STL
  • 12. Carlos Santana, CLE
  • 13. Joe Mauer, MIN
  • 14. Anthony Rizzo, CHC
  • 15. Paul Konerko, CWS
  • 16. Ryan Howard, PHI
  • 17. Mark Teixeira, NYY
  • 18. David Ortiz, BOS
  • 19. Ike Davis, NYM
  • 20. Eric Hosmer, KC
  • 21. Nick Swisher, CLE
  • 22. Adam LaRoche, WAS
  • 23. Kendrys Morales, SEA
  • 24. Adam Dunn, CWS
  • 25. Justin Morneau, MIN