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June First Baseman Rankings

by Matthew Pouliot
Updated On: June 2, 2022, 5:26 am ET

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Up this week are the June rest-of-season position rankings and overall top 300 for 5x5 leagues.

Click to see other June rankings:

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

 

First Baseman Rankings

JuneFirst basemenTeam2022May
1Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Blue Jays11
2Freddie FreemanDodgers22
DH 1Shohei OhtaniAngelsDH 1DH 1
3Matt OlsonBraves33
4Pete AlonsoMets44
5Paul GoldschmidtCardinals55
6C.J. CronRockies99
7Josh BellNationals76
8Jose AbreuWhite Sox88
9Ty FranceMariners1813
10Rhys HoskinsPhillies67
11Anthony RizzoYankees1712
12Joey VottoReds1215
13DJ LeMahieuYankees1311
DH 2Nelson CruzNationalsDH 3DH 3
14Jared WalshAngels1616
15Jake CronenworthPadres1010
16Rowdy TellezBrewers2622
17Max MuncyDodgers1414
18Josh NaylorGuardiansn/a30
19Edwin RiosDodgers4146
20Eric HosmerPadres2820
21Connor JoeRockiesn/a17
22Nathaniel LoweRangers1918
23Brandon BeltGiants2119
24Luke VoitPadres2226
25Trey ManciniOrioles2325
26Ryan MountcastleOrioles1124
27Luis ArraezTwinsn/a32
28Christian WalkerDiamondbacks4444
29Spencer TorkelsonTigers2523
30LaMonte Wade Jr.Giants3028
31Jurickson ProfarPadres4536
32Franchy CorderoRed Soxn/an/a
33Garrett CooperMarlinsn/a33
34Yuli GurrielAstros2929
35Bobby DalbecRed Sox1521
36Juan YepezCardinals5063
37Owen MillerGuardiansn/a27
38Jonathan SchoopTigers2431
39Wilmer FloresGiants3937
40Jesus AguilarMarlins3342
41Pavin SmithDiamondbacks3739
42Tyler StephensonReds4045
43Alex KirilloffTwins2035
44Darin RufGiants3234
45Harold RamirezRaysn/an/a
46Keston HiuraBrewers4243
47Vinnie PasquantinoRoyals6060
48Yandy DiazRays3838
49Hunter DozierRoyalsn/an/a
50Seth BrownAthleticsn/a51
51Brad MillerRangers3441
52Nick PrattoRoyals3640
53Miguel CabreraTigers4857
54Ji-Man ChoiRays5950
55Gavin SheetsWhite Sox4 DHn/a
56Triston CasasRed Sox5248
57Alfonso RivasCubsn/a47
58Sheldon NeuseAthleticsn/an/a
59Frank SchwindelCubs2749
60Jose MirandaTwinsn/an/a
61Miguel RojasMarlinsn/an/a
62Dominic SmithMetsn/a52
63Colin MoranReds3553
64Harold CastroTigersn/an/a
65Miguel SanoTwins3159
66Michael ChavisPiratesn/a62
67Daniel VogelbachPirates5154
68Carlos SantanaRoyals4656
69Albert PujolsCardinals4955
70Christian BethancourtAthleticsn/aNR
71Yoshi TsutsugoPirates4358
DH 3Seth BeerDiamondbacksDH 5DH 4
72Lewin DiazMarlins5361
73Andy IbáñezRangersn/an/a
74Jace PetersonBrewers56NR
75Johan CamargoPhillies58NR
76Matt DuffyAngelsn/a64
DH 4Yohel PozoRangersDH 6DH 5
77Matt BeatyPadres5465

 

  • Placing Edwin Rios 19th isn’t exactly throwing caution to the wind, but there is a significant concern that he could go back to being useless in a hurry. Power has always been Rios’s calling card, and he’s smacked seven homers in 84 plate appearances this year, giving him 20 in 283 plate appearances as a major leaguer. Unfortunately, he also has a horrific 34/4 K/BB ratio. He probably would approach 35 homers this year if the Dodgers stuck with him as a regular the rest of the way, but there is the concern that he’ll drift in and out of the lineup.

 

  • It took Franchy Cordero 18 games to hit his first homer, but when he did, it was a walkoff grand slam. He had another homer on Sunday, giving him a .270/.333/.459 line in 84 plate appearances. His strikeout rate is just 22.6%, well below his career mark of 35.7%, and he’s striking the ball awfully well, with seven barrels and a 51% hard-hit rate. I don’t want to buy all of the way in, especially since his contact numbers don’t really back up such a substantial drop in his strikeout rate, but he is a mixed-league option while starting against righties for Boston. One complication there is that Bobby Dalbec has homered in two of his last three starts and might finally be heating up.