August First Baseman Rankings

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Welcome to the post-trade deadline edition of the player rankings. As always, players are ranked for the rest of the season based on 5x5 mixed-league value.

Click to see other August rankings:

Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C

First Baseman Rankings

Aug

First basemen

Team

2022

July

1

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Blue Jays

1

1

2

Freddie Freeman

Dodgers

2

2

3

Paul Goldschmidt

Cardinals

5

3

DH 1

Shohei Ohtani

Angels

DH 1

DH 1

4

Pete Alonso

Mets

4

4

5

Matt Olson

Braves

3

5

6

Josh Bell

Padres

7

6

7

Anthony Rizzo

Yankees

17

10

8

Rhys Hoskins

Phillies

6

8

9

C.J. Cron

Rockies

9

7

10

Jose Abreu

White Sox

8

9

11

Ty France

Mariners

18

12

12

Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Blue Jays

n/a

11

13

DJ LeMahieu

Yankees

13

14

14

Trey Mancini

Astros

23

19

15

Andrew Vaughn

White Sox

n/a

16

16

Luis Arraez

Twins

n/a

15

17

Jake Cronenworth

Padres

10

13

18

Jose Miranda

Twins

n/a

60

19

Matt Carpenter

Yankees

n/a

n/a

20

Max Muncy

Dodgers

14

23

21

Christian Walker

Diamondbacks

44

24

22

Vinnie Pasquantino

Royals

60

26

DH 2

Nelson Cruz

Nationals

DH 3

DH 2

23

Nathaniel Lowe

Rangers

19

22

24

Rowdy Tellez

Brewers

26

25

25

Ryan Mountcastle

Orioles

11

20

26

Jared Walsh

Angels

16

17

27

Josh Naylor

Guardians

n/a

28

28

Joey Votto

Reds

12

18

29

Brandon Drury

Padres

n/a

n/a

30

Eric Hosmer

Red Sox

28

29

31

Brandon Belt

Giants

21

30

32

Jurickson Profar

Padres

45

34

33

Luke Voit

Nationals

22

31

34

Wilmer Flores

Giants

39

41

35

Garrett Cooper

Marlins

n/a

27

36

Isaac Paredes

Rays

n/a

n/a

37

Yandy Díaz

Rays

38

53

38

Patrick Wisdom

Cubs

n/a

42

39

Connor Joe

Rockies

n/a

33

40

LaMonte Wade Jr.

Giants

30

35

41

Jonathan Schoop

Tigers

24

40

42

Darick Hall

Phillies

NR

NR

43

Yuli Gurriel

Astros

29

38

44

Bobby Dalbec

Red Sox

15

32

45

Hunter Dozier

Royals

n/a

56

46

Seth Brown

Athletics

n/a

45

47

Jesus Aguilar

Marlins

33

43

48

Nick Pratto

Royals

36

65

49

Ji-Man Choi

Rays

59

50

50

Juan Yepez

Cardinals

50

39

51

Jonathan Aranda

Rays

NR

68

52

Alex Kirilloff

Twins

20

21

53

Carlos Santana

Mariners

46

61

54

Frank Schwindel

Cubs

27

58

55

Mike Moustakas

Reds

n/a

57

56

Christian Bethancourt

Rays

n/a

59

57

Brad Miller

Rangers

34

62

58

Harold Castro

Tigers

n/a

69

59

Darin Ruf

Mets

32

47

60

Harold Ramirez

Rays

n/a

37

61

Gavin Sheets

White Sox

4 DH

63

62

Dylan Moore

Mariners

n/a

n/a

63

Edwin Rios

Dodgers

41

67

64

Miguel Rojas

Marlins

n/a

64

65

Owen Miller

Guardians

n/a

52

66

Keston Hiura

Brewers

42

48

67

Miguel Cabrera

Tigers

48

55

68

Brendan Donovan

Cardinals

n/a

49

69

Daniel Vogelbach

Mets

51

76

70

Michael Chavis

Pirates

n/a

75

71

Aledmys Diaz

Astros

n/a

n/a

72

Lewin Diaz

Marlins

53

84

73

Christian Vazquez

Astros

n/a

n/a

74

Tyler Nevin

Orioles

n/a

79

75

Spencer Torkelson

Tigers

25

36

76

Jonah Bride

Athletics

NR

80

77

Colin Moran

Reds

35

73

78

Franchy Cordero

Red Sox

n/a

46

79

Albert Pujols

Cardinals

49

82

80

Dominic Smith

Mets

n/a

66

Dropping off: Tyler Stephenson (44th), Cavan Biggio (51st), Pavin Smith (54th), Sheldon Neuse (70th), Alfonso Rivas (71st), Triston Casas (72nd), Miguel Sano (74th), Jace Peterson (77th), Matt Duffy (78th)

  • There aren't a ton of trade-related changes here. Trey Mancini's stock jumps with the ballpark switch from Baltimore to Houston. He's in a better lineup, too, but hitting lower in the order blunts that. Josh Bell was going to be ranked sixth either way, but he's a stronger sixth in San Diego. Luke Voit and Eric Hosmer mostly hold steady, too. Yuli Gurriel and Bobby Dalbec are looking at less playing time as a result of trades, though Gurriel will likely continue to start most of the time until Michael Brantley makes it back from his shoulder troubles.

  • Those hoping Jonathan Aranda, Keston Hiura or Dominic Smith might be freed by the trade movement were left disappointed. There was talk of the Rays perhaps dealing Ji-Man Choi, which could have opened up a spot for Aranda in Tampa Bay, but that didn't materialize. I still like Aranda as a mixed-league sleeper if an opportunity comes.

  • Jose Miranda had a .692 OPS and an uncertain role a month ago. He's hit .342/.398/.577 with 22 RBI in 22 games since, and it looks like he should have first base pretty much to himself in Minnesota as a result of Alex Kirilloff's wrist issues and Miguel Sano's latest setback. I'm buying in.