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May 31, 2017

Updating the Tiers

First Base

by George Bissell


It’s a strange time to be a fantasy baseball owner. Mike Trout is on the disabled list for the first time in his illustrious career. Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland were involved in a fight on Memorial Day that featured more lettuce than a 1980’s music video. Meanwhile, Miguel Cabrera and Clayton Kershaw have performed like mere mortals, and every pitcher (seemingly) is injured.

On that note, allow me to present an in-season update of our fantasy positional rankings series at Baseball Prospectus. The cold corner landscape has undergone a dramatic transformation over the last two months. Despite losing burgeoning superstar Freddie Freeman to a major wrist injury, renaissance campaigns from injury-plagued veterans such as Ryan Zimmerman and Mark Reynolds, in tandem with (unforeseen) legitimate skills-based breakout campaigns from Eric Thames, Yonder Alonso, Justin Bour and Justin Smoak, have infused this vanilla position group with a much-needed injection of fresh talent.

In case you forgot how these rankings work (the offseason does feel like a lifetime ago) here is a brief refresher:

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