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2018 Fantasy Baseball Weekly Rankings: First Basemen

Last update: 10/31/2017
The development of *SCOUTscores* started with the theory around Average Player Scores. In today’s Fantasy Baseball market, it is extremely difficult to determine a baseball player’s value when drafting when you have multiple positions never mind multiple scoring categories. The average player theory is a way to compare players at similar positions. Once we have a baseline of the average player, we can determine which players have the biggest edge. The next step after establishing these scores at each position is then comparing the best option at other positions.

Each season the player pool changes. Some positions will have more depth and others will only have a couple of strong options. When a Fantasy owner is preparing to do his draft prep, he wants to find the hidden values at each position. By doing this, he can select the strongest options at the other positions early in the draft.

Scout Fantasy Sports has developed a way to determine each player’s value within each category relevant to their production. Hitters have five offensive categories (batting average, runs, home runs, RBI, and stolen bases). Pitchers also have five categories (wins, ERA, WHIP, strikeouts, and saves).

With these scores, a Fantasy owner can quickly look at stats to see which players have the most value either by last year’s stats or this year’s projections from any source. When using projections, a Fantasy owner’s success will only be as strong as his/her ability to interpret information. Finding the best source for that information is essential.

By using SCOUTscores, a Fantasy owner can easily see which players had the most value last season. It is really a tool that will help you when you are making future decisions. By understanding the player pool and each player's value within each category, a Fantasy owner can make better draft decisions. Here's a look at chart for both batters and pitchers to show power points gained or lost in each category within a league environment:

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1 Paul Goldschmidt 1B ARI 0.22
2 Wil Myers 1B SD 0.21
3 Joey Votto 1B CIN 0.10
4 Edwin Encarnacion 1B CLE 0.07
5 Cody Bellinger 1B LAD 0.07
6 Chris Davis 1B BAL 0.06
7 Jose Abreu 1B CWS 0.04
8 Hanley Ramirez 1B BOS 0.03
9 Miguel Cabrera 1B DET 0.02
10 Eric Hosmer 1B KC -0.03
11 Josh Bell 1B PIT -0.05
12 Albert Pujols 1B LAA -0.06
13 Justin Bour 1B MIA -0.07
14 Eric Thames 1B MIL -0.07
15 Kendrys Morales 1B TOR -0.08
16 Carlos Santana 1B CLE -0.10
17 C.J. Cron 1B LAA -0.11
18 Dominic Smith 1B NYM -0.11
19 Matt Olsen 1B OAK -0.12
20 Joe Mauer 1B MIN -0.12
21 Lucas Duda 1B TB -0.13
22 Mitch Moreland 1B BOS -0.13
23 Ryan Zimmerman 1B WAS -0.14
24 Trey Mancini 1B BAL -0.16
25 Mike Napoli 1B TEX -0.16
26 Logan Morrison 1B TB -0.17
27 Justin Smoak 1B TOR -0.19
28 Yonder Alonso 1B SEA -0.24
29 Greg Bird 1B NYY -0.24
30 Matt Davidson 1B CWS -0.27
31 Tommy Joseph 1B PHI -0.31
32 Adam Lind 1B WAS -0.32
33 John Hicks 1B DET -0.34
34 Kennys Vargas 1B MIN -0.34
35 Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD -0.38
36 Matt Adams 1B ATL -0.38
37 John Jaso 1B PIT -0.45
38 Tyler Moore 1B MIA -0.46
39 Anthony Rizzo 1B/2B CHC 0.10
40 Daniel Murphy 1B/2B WAS 0.06
41 Matt Carpenter 1B/2B/3B STL -0.02
42 Steve Pearce 1B/2B/OF TOR -0.39
43 Brad Miller 1B/2B/SS TB -0.16
44 Miguel Rojas 1B/2B/SS MIA -0.39
45 Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B/SS PIT -0.42
46 Freddie Freeman 1B/3B ATL 0.07
47 Travis Shaw 1B/3B MIL -0.06
48 David Freese 1B/3B PIT -0.20
49 Mark Reynolds 1B/3B COL -0.22
50 Marwin Gonzalez 1B/3B HOU -0.24