Top 10 2022 Fantasy First Baseman (1B)
One issue with Bell is that he hits too many grounders. All in all, Bell has the upside to hit 35 home runs and should be a solid contributor, but don’t expect 100 RBI.
9. Ryan Mountcastle – Baltimore Orioles
Mountcastle made his mark in his rookie season last year, blasting 33 home runs, 19 of which came in the second half. This kid could have a crazy sophomore season.
7b. Jared Walsh – Los Angeles Angels
Walsh has never really hit well against lefties, but fantasy players should expect 30 HR and more than 100 RBI from Walsh next season.
7a. Jose Abreu – Chicago White Sox
Abreu gets the job done. He’s eclipsed 100 RBI in six of seven full seasons and hit 30 or more home runs in five out of seven seasons.
5. Paul Goldschmidt – St. Louis Cardinals
4. Pete Alonso – New York Mets
Remember when Alonso hit 53 bombs and drove in 120 runs? That was back in 2019, and despite lower run and RBI totals in 2021, we’re expecting Alonso to rake in 2022.
3. Matt Olson – Atlanta Braves
With an increase in his home run per fly ball rate, Olson could reach close to 50 homers. He won’t give you a .300 average, but he may be a better value than Freeman currently.
Simply put, Vladdy is the best first basemen in baseball. He finished as the most valuable fantasy hitter in 2021 and a repeat season is inevitable.