2011 Bloomberg Sports Draft List: First Basemen                               Print

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B-RANK 2011 PROJECTIONS
RANK NAME POS TEAM 2011 2010 AB R HR RBI SB AVG IP W SV K ERA WHIP
1. Albert Pujols 1B STL 1 2 563 103 40 98 11 .312
The man, the myth, the legend: Albert Pujols has hit 30-plus home runs with 100-plus RBI, and a .310-plus average in all 10 seasons in the Major Leagues. Just 31 years old, Pujols has already compiled 408 hits and 1900 hits. Though his average reached a career-low last season at .312, Pujols remains the creme de la creme, as his greatest obstacle has been pitchers throwing around him. On that note, Pujols will need protection from Matt Holliday and Colby Rasmus to post the numbers expected from him. One of the newer aspects of Pujols' game is his aggressiveness on the basepaths, as the 6'3, 230 lbs. first baseman has swiped 30 bases over the last two seasons.
2. Adrian Gonzalez 1B BOS 2 31 582 101 37 90 1 .297
For the first time we will find out just how severe the impact has been for Adrian Gonzalez to play in the extremely pitcher-friendly confines of Petco Park now that he joins the Red Sox sandwiched between well-known sluggers at one of the top hitter ballparks in the Majors. For his career, Gonzalez owns a .442 slugging percentage at Petco Park compared to a .568 SLG on the road. The 28-year old Gonzalez is likely to surpass his previous career-highs of 40 home runs and 119 RBI this season, assuming he can stay healthy.
3. Miguel Cabrera 1B DET 3 3 590 93 38 73 4 .306
One of the top three hitters in baseball, Miguel Cabrera is coming off one of his finest seasons with 38 home runs, 126 RBI, and a .328 average. Cabrera is on the fast track to the Hall of Fame, as he enters the season at just 27 years old with 1400 hits, 247 home runs, and a .313 average under his belt. He is equally dangerous against southpaws and right-handers, and very consistent throughout the entire season. He is at his best against Oakland pitching, with nine home runs, 26 RBI, and a .360 average in just 24 games against the A's.
4. Joey Votto 1B CIN 4 4 568 100 33 82 10 .298
5. Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 6 27 580 98 35 86 1 .279
6. Prince Fielder 1B MIL 13 63 550 88 37 97 2 .277
7. Ryan Howard 1B PHI 19 37 580 88 38 70 3 .260
8. Kevin Youkilis 1B BOS 26 73 514 80 27 72 5 .286
9. Adam Dunn 1B CWS 30 45 554 81 42 104 1 .256
10. Justin Morneau 1B MIN 33 98 526 78 25 71 1 .289