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June 1B and DH Rankings

Tuesday, June 5, 2018


Up this week are the June rest-of-season position rankings and overall top 300. Remember that players are listed where they’re most valuable, so if you don’t see someone you’re looking for, check another position. Designated hitters are listed with the first basemen.

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

 

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First Baseman and Designated Hitter Rankings

 

JuneFirst BaseTeam2018May
1 Freddie Freeman Braves 1 1
2 Paul Goldschmidt Diamondbacks 2 2
3 Anthony Rizzo Cubs 4 4
4 Cody Bellinger Dodgers 3 3
5 Joey Votto Reds 5 5
6 Jose Abreu White Sox 6 6
1 DH Nelson Cruz Mariners 1 DH 1 DH
7 Edwin Encarnacion Indians 7 7
8 Eric Hosmer Padres 9 9
9 Miguel Cabrera Tigers 10 8
10 Justin Smoak Blue Jays 15 11
11 Justin Bour Marlins 11 13
12 Matt Olson Athletics 16 14
13 Hanley Ramirez   2 DH 10
14 Wil Myers Padres 8 15
15 Josh Bell Pirates 17 17
16 Greg Bird Yankees 21 19
17 Brandon Belt Giants 25 20
18 Logan Morrison Twins 14 16
19 C.J. Cron Rays 22 21
2 DH Shohei Ohtani Angels 9 DH 3 DH
20 Yulieski Gurriel Astros 19 18
21 Yonder Alonso Indians 26 22
22 Mitch Moreland Red Sox 35 35
23 Carlos Santana Phillies 23 26
24 Albert Pujols Angels 3 DH 23
25 Jesus Aguilar Brewers 38 34
26 Chris Davis Orioles 18 24
27 Eric Thames Brewers 24 29
28 Kendrys Morales Blue Jays 4 DH 2 DH
29 Matt Adams Nationals 33 33
30 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals 12 12
31 Adrian Gonzalez Mets 32 30
32 Ronald Guzman Rangers 56 38
33 Lucas Duda Royals 28 28
34 Mark Reynolds Nationals 40 44
3 DH Francisco Mejia Indians 7 DH 4 DH
35 Joe Mauer Twins 30 31
4 DH Victor Martinez Tigers 6 DH 6 DH
36 Chris Carter Twins 36 41
37 Dominic Smith Mets 31 32
38 Adam Lind Red Sox 29 39
39 Tommy Joseph Rangers 41 43
40 Tyler Austin Yankees 49 36
41 Tyler White Astros 48 42
5 DH Matt Holliday   5 DH 7 DH
42 Ji-Man Choi Brewers 51 NR
43 Garrett Cooper Marlins 46 45
44 Sam Travis Red Sox 55 NR
45 Peter Alonso Mets 62 NR

 

Dropping off: n/a

 

  • The situations in Milwaukee and Washington make for some of the toughest calls here. Jesus Aguilar has a .953 OPS this year and seems rather legit, but then Eric Thames had a .976 OPS before going down and could be back in 2-3 weeks. It probably makes sense for the Brewers to go back to a lefty-righty platoon there when Thames is healthy, though Aguilar looks like he’s not going down without a fight.

 

  • I assume the Nationals will give Ryan Zimmerman a chance to reclaim his job at first base, but that’s another situation in which a platoon is probably called for, with Matt Adams starting against the righties. If neither had to worry about the other, I’d be content with both as top-20 first basemen. As is, that’s a tough sell. The Nationals can play Adams in left field if they’re forced to do so, but Juan Soto shows no signs of allowing that to happen and even if Soto falters, there’s just so much defense to be gained from playing Adam Eaton in left and Michael Taylor in center.

 

  • Joe Mauer’s latest concussion has his future in doubt. The Twins’ response thus far has just been to use Robbie Grossman at DH. They could and probably should try Chris Carter, who has hit .251/.333/.585 with 15 homers in Triple-A this year. He only recently joined the organization after opening the season at hitter friendly Salt Lake (the Angels’ PCL affiliate), so his Triple-A numbers aren’t quite as encouraging as they sound. Still, he has upside beyond what Grossman offers. The Twins are counting down the days until Jorge Polanco is ready to return, which would allow them to alternate Miguel Sano and Eduardo Escobar between third base and DH.


Matthew Pouliot is the Executive Editor of RotoWorld.com and has been doing the site's baseball projections for the last 10 years. Follow him on Twitter @matthewpouliot.
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