Phil’s Fantasy Sports: Fantasy Baseball National League First Basemen 6-10
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) Last week we got through the top five Fantasy First Basemen in the National League and today we will continue that list today with numbers six through ten.
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10). Lucas Duda OF 1B Mets: Duda had a breakout 2014 setting career bests in bombs (30), runs scored (74) and RBI’s (92). He also walked less (11%) and struck out less (22%). These are encouraging signs for sure. I don’t expect Duda to replicate 2014 but if he can come close to these numbers on either side of the line Duda won’t disappoint you in 2015.
9). Matt Adams 1B Cardinals: My man “Hoss Cartwright” had an interesting 2014 in that he played in considerably more games yet hit less home runs than 2013. His ISO dropped nearly forty points as well. Should this be a cause of concern? Maybe but his strikeout rate and his walk rate dropped considerably while his BABIP of .338 might suggest that his .288 average may be a little low or he was the victim of some bad luck.
8). Mark Trumbo 1B OF Diamondbacks: I like Trumbo’s dual eligibility almost as much as I enjoyed watching him put up the numbers he did in 2014. It’s too darn bad an injury derailed his season otherwise it would have been interesting to see what he could do in his new ballpark for a full season and now that he’s almost a year removed from his injury it should be an interesting 2015.
7). Joey Votto 1B Reds: Votto only played in 62 games in 2014 after playing 162 games in 2013. When Votto is healthy he is a hitting machine good for a plus 300 batting average, plus 20 home runs, 100 RBI’s and a nice addition to your ball club. One concern I do have is how Votto’s ISO has dropped over the last few seasons but a healthy Votto is a producing Votto whether he hits bombs or not.
6). Todd Frazier 3B 1B Reds: Another dual eligible first baseman. Frazier is a good one and with three consecutive seasons of 150 games health is not an issue here. Last season was also a bit of a breakout one with nearly 30 bombs, 88 runs scored and 80 runs batted in. Not to mention the 20 bases he swiped last season. While I don’t look for a repeat performance in 2015 if Frazier even comes close to his 2014 production you will be a happy Fantasy Baseball Owner at the end of September.
Next up I’ll give you five National League Sleepers at the 1B category.