Fantasy Baseball 2014: Top 10 First Basemen Heading Into Week 4

Top 10 First Basemen Heading Into Week 4

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The MLB season is almost a month deep and it's time to start looking at who fantasy owners should be picking up in the coming weeks to make sure that they make a solid run for the next couple of months.

If you're a fantasy owner looking for a solid first basemen, take a look at this list.

Honorable Mention: Prince Fielder, Texas Rangers

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Honorable Mention: Prince Fielder, Texas Rangers

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Prince Fielder is on this list just because he deserves love every once in a while. Okay, that and he had his best week as a Texas Ranger, finally showing some power. This could be a sign of things to come.

Week 3 Stats: .273 AVG, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 6 Runs, .467 OBP

10. Matt Adams, St. Louis Cardinals

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10. Matt Adams, St. Louis Cardinals

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Filling in for Albert Pujols is nearly impossible, but the St. Louis Cardinals' first baseman, Matt Adams, is doing his best. Sure, the power numbers will never be the same, but Adams is very efficient offensively.

Week 3 Stats: .417 AVG, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1 Run, .417 OBP

9. Brandon Belt, San Francisco Giants

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9. Brandon Belt, San Francisco Giants

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I'm still kicking myself over this one. I was the quick-triggered fantasy owner who dropped Brandon Belt after the first couple of games of the season and have regretted it ever since. If he's still available in your league -- which is unlikely -- pick him up now.

Week 3 Stats: .348 AVG, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 Runs, 1 SB, .400 OBP

8. Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves

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8. Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves

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Freddie Freeman has been atop the first baseman rankings for fantasy baseball all season long, so it's no surprise that he's once again on this list. Freeman is just tearing apart National League pitching.

Week 3 Stats: .320 AVG, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 4 Runs, .414 OBP

7. Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies

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7. Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies

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The Phillies desperately needed Ryan Howard to up his game this season before they found a replacement first baseman. He didn't get off to the fastest start, but he's starting to come into his own.

Week 3 Stats: .350 AVG, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 4 Runs, .381 OBP

6. James Loney, Tampa Bay Rays

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6. James Loney, Tampa Bay Rays

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James Loney is the type of player that can hit for average and power and play first base with the best of them, but it's hard to predict which player you're going to get. So far this season, he's been a bit up and down -- more up lately, however.

Week 3 Stats: .421 AVG, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 4 Runs, .522 OBP

5. Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs

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5. Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs

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Anthony Rizzo is one of the best young first basemen in baseball today. The Cubs are hoping he ends up living up to his potential as one of the top prospects out there before he was called up to the majors a couple years ago. He's no sleeper, however, as everyone knows what he's capable of.

Week 3 Stats: .438 AVG, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 Runs, .571 OBP

4. Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals

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4. Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals

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Is Pujols back? Well, we may never see the Albert Pujols from a few years ago, but the slugging first baseman has made some big strides in recent weeks.

Week 3 Stats: .360 AVG, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 5 Runs, .429 OBP

3. Chris Colabello, Minnesota Twins

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3. Chris Colabello, Minnesota Twins

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Chris Colabello has become a household name in Minnesota in 2014 so far. The Twins' 30-year-old first baseman has averaged just over one RBI per game this season -- yeah, that's really good.

Week 3 Stats: .500 AVG, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 2 Runs, .538 OBP

2. Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds

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2. Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds

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Joey Votto could be one of the best first basemen in recent memory and he had to be one of the first at the position to be drafted in nearly every fantasy draft. If you picked up Votto in the draft, you got a guy who will likely drive in close to 100 runs and hit over .300.

Week 3 Stats: .429 AVG, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 5 Runs, 1 SB, .571 OBP

1. Justin Morneau, Colorado Rockies

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1. Justin Morneau, Colorado Rockies

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Justin Morneau received a fresh start with the Rockies this season after being dealt by Minnesota in the middle of last season to the Pirates. It looks like this fresh start is doing the former superstar some good as he has put the concussion issues behind him and has become a model of his former self.

Week 3 Stats: .375 AVG, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 6 Runs, .346 OBP

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