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2008 Fantasy Preview: First Basemen
01/30/2008 2:57 PM ET
Below is a chart of every first baseman ranked and covered in MLB.com's 2008 Fantasy Preview, a rundown that includes established big leaguers and up-and-coming prospects.

The list features dollar values compiled by our MLB.com staff based on standard 23-man, $260, 5x5 mixed-league play. We included projected stats for the 2008 season as well as a one-liner prediction that encapsulates every player's value in 10 words or fewer. This page will be updated throughout the spring to reflect the impact of inevitable transactions, injuries and changing job situations.

An indispensable part of the draft-day kit, the cheat sheet can make the difference between winning and losing your fantasy league. With quick-hitting rankings and forecasts, it'll help you keep the remaining players on the board in order as the draft wears on. The last thing you want to be doing is flipping through some magazine when it's your turn to pick.

So play fair, but don't forget your cheat sheet when you head to your draft.

Stats listed are 2008 projections.
Dollar values based on standard 5x5 play, $260 budget per 23-man team.   
Mixed rankings: C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | SP | RP | Top 100        Go to: AL 1B | NL 1B
 First Basemen TM $$ Avg R HR RBI SB Notes
Albert PujolsSTL34.326106341113Ailing right elbow a growing concern.
David Ortiz*BOS32.304112391320Even injuries couldn't stop Big Papi last year.
Ryan HowardPHI 31.273102541430Could challenge 60 HR, 150 RBIs.
Prince FielderMIL30.293104451145Best young power hitter in recent memory.
Mark TeixeiraATL29.296102401171Entering contract year after big second half, look out.
Derrek LeeCHC26.30190329810Wrist no longer bothersome, should increase power.
Justin MorneauMIN26.28791351161Don't read too far into second-half slide.
Lance BerkmanHOU25.28498331103Starts slowly but usually finishes north of 100 RBIs.
Garrett AtkinsCOL25.31194271092Last year was no fluke, so expect more of the same.
Victor MartinezCLE24.30081281000Durable, consistent All-Star in prime of career.
Carlos GuillenDET22.305982010411Hits well enough at 1B, but better for SS.
Travis HafnerCLE22.29298271071No sure thing to bounce back from a disappointing '07.
Adrian GonzalezSD22.29785281010Power potential limited in PETCO Park.
Carlos PenaTB22.2718132972Fairy tales rarely followed by good sequels.
Paul KonerkoCWS21.28188341040Good buy-low candidate.
Nick SwisherCWS19.26410833935Trade to CWS could rekindle power numbers.
Alex GordonKC18.27881238415Possible value pick after underwhelming debut.
Todd HeltonCOL17.31698201011Steady source of AVG, RBIs.
James LoneyLAD16.3137419943Great rookie year overshadowed by Braun, Tulowitzki.
Jim Thome*CWS15.2617529860Can still lay down the hammer when healthy.
Conor JacksonARI14.3069018842Breakout candidate heading into third full season.
Carlos DelgadoNYM14.2728028941Too soon to throw in the towel.
Billy ButlerKC13.2967618921Budding superstar.
Ty WiggintonHOU13.2726823871Should enjoy his new park and favorable lineup spot.
Adam LaRochePIT13.2687627910Solid second half offers hope for improvement.
Jarrod SaltalamacchiaTEX12.2645918630Talented youngster could top 20 HR.
Frank Thomas*TOR12.2666025880Revival tour continues.
Ryan GarkoCLE12.2757023830Blossomed into key run producer in '07
Chris DuncanSTL12.2676528851Return to health to boost power numbers.
Mike Jacobs FLA11.2696526822Right age to take next step forward.
Casey KotchmanLAA11.3016213722Power leaves much to be desired but has legit potential.
Kevin YoukilisBOS10.2929415763No fireworks here, just solid all-around production.
Joey VottoCIN7.2815217628Here's hoping he wins Cincy's 1B job.
Richie SexsonSEA7.2586528761Worth another shot in AL-only play.
Jason GiambiNYY7.2475224700Only if you have health insurance.
Aubrey HuffBAL7.2745519633Usually doesn't heat up until second half.
Lyle OverbayTOR7.2796113622Road back won't be easy after two hand surgeries.
Chad Tracy ARI6.2816112511Must overcome injury, Mark Reynolds to reclaim job.
Casey BlakeCLE6.2687118775Steady but unspectacular vet.
Daric Barton*OAK5.2758015652Time is now for rookie 1B.
Mike LambMIN5.2836116640Productive platoon player could steal everyday job.
Dmitri YoungWAS4.2865814550Don't expect repeat of '07 magic.
Dan JohnsonOAK4.2765517570Seeds are there, but time is running out in Oakland.
Brad WilkersonSEA3.2486023656Injuries robbed him of peak years.
Ross GloadKC3.3085412564Scrappy contact hitter could surprise.
Nomar GarciaparraLAD3.2815611524Andy LaRoche's injury offers fading vet new life.
Jose Vidro SEA3.302656490Contributes good AVG but little else at this stage.
Kevin MillarBAL2.2635815631Steady veteran has little upside.
Ben BroussardTEX2.2654413522Should benefit from Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Matt StairsTOR2.2704311411Won't receive same opportunities in '08.
Kendry MoralesLAA2.286317341At-bats hard to come by on deep roster.
Scott HattebergCIN1.283346330Joey Votto insurance.
Nick JohnsonWAS1.273427330Coming off two leg surgeries.
Dan OrtmeierSF1.2554484413First-base job there for taking.
Ryan ShealyKC1.2663410431Make-or-break season for former sleeper.
Marcus ThamesDET1.2554621431Has power but needs more PT to realize value.
Tony ClarkSD1.2533014400Playing time likely to be limited.
Rich AuriliaSF1.268358411Huge home park squashes value.
Frank CatalanottoTEX1.2724412422On-base skills helps case for PT.
Mike Sweeney*OAK1.284359410Vet headed for bench role.
Eric HinskeTB1.2534210404Young enough to turn around career.
Scott ThormanATL1.259238251Change of scenery couldn't hurt.
Josh PhelpsSTL1.273218271Someone to watch if opportunity arises.
Jeff Baker COL1.268278343No openings in potent lineup.
Greg DobbsPHI1.278376362Value squashed by Pedro Feliz signing.
Wilson BetemitNYY1.2664816491Could make impact if injuries create opportunity.
Jorge CantuFA1.271259330Monster '05 seems like ages ago.
Sean CaseyBOS1.289243210Contact hitter fading fast.
Greg Norton*SEA1.246243240Undone by injuries in '07.
Chris Shelton TEX1.2643611372New lease on life.
Doug MientkiewiczPIT1.275214210Defensive specialist.
Chris MarreroWAS1.2453240Rising fast with power to spare.
Joe KoshanskyCOL1.259124160Slugger only needs a shot.
Andy PhillipsCIN1.276255261Best suited for bench role.
Ryan KleskoFA1.252266282Power nearly drained.

*DH only

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