As the calendar has turned to January, it is time to update the 2021 Fantasy Baseball Rankings. With so little movement on the MLB Hot Stove, the rankings will not have a ton of significant changes, but there are some. Updates will continue as more activity occurs via trade or free agency. Let’s take a look at the updated first base rankings.

There are only two new additions to the first base rankings. The first is Nate Lowe, who was traded from the Rays to the Rangers. Lowe had been in a situation with the Rays that never allowed for regular playing time. Now a member of the Rangers, Lowe is in line for an everyday lineup spot. He is projected to hit sixth for a decent Rangers lineup. Lowe brings 20+ home run upside with a nice average, RBI, and runs. He is a great later round target if you missed on first base or to add a corner infield spot.

The other addition to the list is Yuli Gurriel. Those that listen to Benched with Bubba know I am not the biggest Gurriel fan, but I am also a realist. He will play every day for the Astros, hit in the middle of the order, and produce a quality stat line. Gurriel projects a similar stat line to Lowe, but age is always a concern with Gurriel, resulting in his lower ranking.

There are many possible movers and shakers on the first base list, and a lot of changes are likely to come in the upcoming weeks. Alec Bohm, Hunter Dozier, Trey Mancini, and others that are technically eligible at first base are not on the list but maybe added if there is a need to clarify their ranking from other positions. For now, just a few moves, but lots of potential shuffling in the coming days.

First Base
1- Freddie Freeman
2- Cody Bellinger
3- Jose Abreu
4- Paul Goldschmidt
5- Anthony Rizzo
6- Luke Voit
7- Pete Alonso
8- Matt Olson
9- Rhys Hoskins
10- Christian Walker
11- D.J. LeMahieu
12- Carlos Santana
13- Eric Hosmer
14- Vladimir Guererro Jr.
15- Dominic Smith
16- Miguel Sano
17- Max Muncy
18- Brandon Belt
19- Nate Lowe
20- Josh Bell
21- Garrett Cooper
22- Jesus Aguilar
23- C.J. Cron
24- Rowdy Tellez
25- Evan White
26- Jared Walsh
27- Jeimer Candelario
28- Yuli Gurriel
29- Ryan Mountcastle
30- Bobby Dalbec