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2008 Fantasy Preview: NL-Only 1B
02/04/2008 2:48 PM ET
Below is a chart of every NL first baseman 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 NL-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.    
NL-only rankings: C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | SP | RP | Top 100        Go to: Mixed 1B | AL 1B
 First Base TM $$ Avg R HR RBI SB Notes
Albert PujolsSTL38.326106341113Ailing right elbow a growing concern.
Ryan Howard PHI 38 .273 102 54 143 0 Could challenge 60 HR, 150 RBIs.
Prince Fielder MIL 37 .293 104 45 114 5 Best young power hitter in recent memory.
Mark Teixeira ATL 36 .296 102 40 117 1 Entering contract year after big second half, look out.
Derrek Lee CHC 30 .301 90 32 98 10 Wrist no longer bothersome, should increase power.
Lance Berkman HOU 27 .284 98 33 110 3 Starts slowly but usually finishes north of 100 RBIs.
Garrett Atkins COL 26 .311 94 27 109 2 Last year was no fluke, so expect more of the same.
Adrian Gonzalez SD 25 .297 85 28 101 0 Power potential limited in PETCO Park.
Todd Helton COL 20 .316 98 20 101 1 Steady source of AVG, RBIs.
James Loney LAD 18 .313 74 19 94 3 Great rookie year overshadowed by Braun, Tulowitzki.
Conor Jackson ARI 16 .306 90 18 84 2 Breakout candidate heading into third full season.
Carlos Delgado NYM 16 .272 80 28 94 1 Too soon to throw in the towel.
Ty Wigginton HOU 15 .272 68 23 87 1 Should enjoy his new park and favorable lineup spot.
Adam LaRoche PIT 15 .268 76 27 91 0 Solid second half offers hope for improvement.
Chris Duncan STL 14 .267 65 28 85 1 Return to health to boost power numbers.
Mike Jacobs FLA 14 .269 65 26 82 2 Right age to take next step forward.
Joey Votto CIN 10 .281 52 17 62 8 Here's hoping he wins Cincy's 1B job.
Chad Tracy ARI 7 .281 61 12 51 1 Must overcome injury, Mark Reynolds to reclaim job.
Dmitri Young WAS 5 .286 58 14 55 0 Don't expect repeat of '07 magic.
Nomar GarciaparraLAD4.2815611524Andy LaRoche's injury offers fading vet new life.
Scott Hatteberg CIN 2 .283 34 6 33 0 Joey Votto insurance.
Nick Johnson WAS 2 .273 42 7 33 0 Coming off two leg surgeries.
Dan Ortmeier SF 2 .255 44 8 44 13 First-base job there for taking.
Tony Clark SD 2 .253 30 14 40 0 Playing time likely to be limited.
Rich Aurilia SF 1 .268 35 8 41 1 Huge home park squashes value.
Scott Thorman ATL 1 .259 23 8 25 1 Change of scenery couldn't hurt.
Josh Phelps STL 1 .273 21 8 27 1 Someone to watch if opportunity arises.
Jeff Baker COL 1 .268 27 8 34 3 No openings in potent lineup.
Greg Dobbs PHI 1 .278 59 11 56 4 Solid platoon bat makes him worthwhile in NL-only play.
Jorge Cantu FLA 1 .271 25 9 33 0 Monster '05 seems like ages ago.
Doug Mientkiewicz PIT 1 .275 21 4 21 0 Defensive specialist.
Chris Marrero WAS 1 .245 3 2 4 0 Rising fast with power to spare.
Joe Koshansky COL 1 .259 12 4 16 0 Slugger only needs a shot.
Andy Phillips CIN 1 .276 25 5 26 1 Best suited for bench role.
Ryan Klesko FA 1 .252 26 6 28 2 Power nearly drained.

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