September 5, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (44) hits a two-RBI double scoring center fielder Adam Eaton (6, not pictured) and shortstop Willie Bloomquist (18, not pictured) in front of San Francisco Giants catcher Hector Sanchez (29, left) during the fifth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Fantasy Baseball First Base Rankings and Projections

Our Crackerjack rankings and projections for the first base position. Read on and go forth to dominate your fantasy baseball league!

2014 Rankings: First Base

Player
Team
Age
AB
R
HR
RBI
SB
BB
K
AVG
1. Paul GoldschmidtARZ265569030991485130.300
2. Edwin EncarnacionTOR3152885339098174.284
3. Prince FielderTEX305958432105183111.286
4. Joey VottoCIN305579225816133130.307
5. Chris DavisBAL28570883698365195.262
6. Freddie FreemanATL24551852495166113.291
7. Adrian GonzalezLAD32588702196152101.297
8. Eric HosmerKC24588791877125598.277
9. Albert PujolsLAA3452974278516066.281
10. Allen CraigSTL2961369188523792.308
11. Mike NapoliBOS32449712376168158.238
12. Brandon BeltSF26532711871660132.272
13. Jose AbreuCWS27460602360730100.270
14. Anthony RizzoCHI24573662371668117.272
15. Justin MorneauCOL33534622473054105.271
16. Chris CarterHOU27497713079269196.225
17. Kendrys MoralesFA31574662378044113.275
18. Matt AdamsSTL25460592469135120.275
19. Adam LindTOR30487582072155105.267
20. James LoneyTB3055055136534575.285
21. Mark TeixeiraNYY3438248237125472.254
22. Yonder AlonsoSD2751252106485586.282
23. Adam LaRocheWAS34478592162266124.248
24. Garrett JonesMIA33456551664238105.248
25. Logan MorrisonSEA2643550155015880.254

2014 Rankings: Designated Hitter

Player
Team
Age
AB
R
HR
RBI
SB
BB
K
AVG
1. David OrtizBOS3851884329017890.297
2. Billy ButlerKC28585701992281101.295
3. Victor MartinezDET3558672158615568.300

Amidst player profiles and strategy articles what a fantasy owner really wants around draft time is a solid rankings that helps them at the draft table and a set of projections that they can trust.

Rankings list can come in many different forms. Crackerjacks uses a blend of calculated and curated. In order to put trust in a set of fantasy baseball rankings, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of each type of list: curated, calculates and conglomerate.

Click HERE to read more about how the different types of fantasy baseball lists are created and which one will best fit your needs.

It’s also important to be able to trust the projections in front of you. Is it a set of overly optimistic numbers that is formed solely on the wish of rainbows and unicorns? Is it a pessimistic list created from the conversations of 5 grumpy old grandpas? Or it is what you want, a realistic set of player expectations for the 2014 fantasy baseball season?

You need the best set of projections possible if you are going to be competitive in your fantasy baseball leagues and we think we’ve done a pretty solid job here.

Click HERE if you want to read more about how our projections were created.

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