By David Kerr

Thanks for checking out the Catcher rankings! If you haven’t done so, here is a direct link… http://goo.gl/2rRFQ. I’ll be continuing this theme throughout the next week as I rank each position and both SP and RP. On to the First Basemen!

ROS: Top 25 First Basemen Rankings

1. Prince Fielder–DET
2. Albert Pujols–LAA
3. Adrian Gonzalez–BOS
4. Edwin Encarnacion–TOR
5. Freddie Freeman–ATL
6. Paul Goldschmidt–ARZ
7. Mark Teixeira–NYY
8. Paul Konerko–CWS
9. Joey Votto–CIN
10. Allen Craig–STL
11. Adam LaRoche–WSH
12. Ryan Howard–PHL
13. Anthony Rizzo–CHC
14. Justin Morneau–MIN
15. Garrett Jones–PIT
16. Mitch Moreland–TEX
17. Ike Davis–NYM
18. Yonder Alonso–SD
19. Eric Hosmer–KC
20. Brandon Belt–SF
21. Carlos Lee–MIA
22. Chris Carter–OAK
23. Brett Wallace–HOU
24. Brandon Moss–OAK
25. Casey Kotchman–CLE

Prince Fielder takes my top spot because he’s so consistent and you know you can count on him. Sure, the home runs are down, but everything else looks real nice. I put Freddie Freeman and Paul Goldschmidt rather high, but they’re both producing and I think they’ll continue to do so.

Paul Konerko is one spot higher than Joey Votto because he could return this coming weekend. Votto is more than likely out until the beginning of September. If you’re looking for a guy to plug in at your Corner Infield spot, you could do A LOT worse than Garrett Jones.

I feel like Ike Davis will be slightly better down the stretch than Eric Homser, but I’ve all but chalked up a lost season up for both players.

Carlos Lee won’t kill your average, but he won’t do much else. Brett Wallace is somewhat intriguing as he should be playing everyday from here on out. I’d take a flyer on him.

Casey Kotchman is, well, terrible. I’m sure you already knew that.

Thanks for reading. I certainly appreciate it. Check tomorrow or Thursday for ROS 2B Rankings. I’ll keep you posted on Twitter. As always, you can follow me by clicking the icon below!

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