Description: Texas first baseman Mitch Moreland could need minor elbow surgery, according to TR Sullivan of mlb.com.
Insight: If true he'd likely miss 2-3 weeks. Moreland can't stay healthy enough for fantasy owners and Rangers fans to see what he can do with a season's worth of at-bats. He played just 52 games last season.
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the, 6-1, loss to the Cardinals on Friday.
Insight: Votto has continued to hit very well in the two-hole of the Reds lineup. He is slashing .378/.489/.811 with four home runs and 10 RBI this season. Votto is proving he definitely wasn't healthy last season.
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer had three RBI in the, 8-5, victory over the Royals on Thursday.
Insight: Mauer was just 1-for-4, but he was a solid run producer on Thursday. Danny Santana scored on Mauer's groundout in the third, Torri Hunter scored on Mauer's single in the fourth and then Shane Robinson scored on Mauer's sacrifice fly in the eighth. Mauer, however, needs to hit more home runs to be fantasy relevant in standard leagues.
Description: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored in the, 7-5, victory over the Yankees on Wednesday.
Insight: Davis had an RBI-single in the first and then a two-RBI double in the sixth. Davis isn't off to a great start, but he is showing signs that he will be better than he was in 2014. Davis is hitting .226 with one home run and five RBI in nine games.
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols went 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBI in the, 10-2, blowout victory over the Rangers on Wednesday.
Insight: Pujols is still hitting just .188 this season despite the two hits Wednesday, so he is off to a very slow start. He singled in the second and sixth to score a run in each inning. Pujols came around to score in those frames as well.
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is not in the lineup for Thursday afternoon's game against Milwaukee.
Insight: Adams is off to a slow start, batting just .167 with a .522 through the first seven games. Mark Reynolds will get the start and he'll likely give you a home run or a bunch of strikeouts or sometimes both.
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-4 with a pair of home runs in the, 8-5, victory over the Indians on Sunday.
Insight: Cabrera was a Cleveland killer, going 11-for-14 in the weekend series. He hit the first two home runs of the season on Sunday with four RBI and three runs. In his last at-bat, Cleveland intentionally walked him. It's safe to say Cabrera is over the sugery he had in the offseason.
Detroit and Cleveland combined to score 13 runs in the sixth inning and later. There was also two lead changes and a tie after the fifth. Cabrera's RBI-single in the seventh game the Tigers a, 4-3, lead. He then scored as a part of the four-run ninth.
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has been feast or famine in his career against Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Teixeira is 4-for-25 with eight strikeouts versus Buchholz, but he does have two home runs. Teixeira had Saturday off after the marathon on Friday night, so he should be well rested and ready to go.
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard went 2-for-4 with an RBI-double in the, 3-2, walkoff victory over the Nationals on Saturday.
Insight: Howard scored the Phillies first run in the eighth with his double. It was his first RBI of the season. Howard is also batting just .188 and hasn't walked yet, so his on-base percentage is the same.
Description: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hit his first home run of the season on Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Davis went 2-for-4 with a solo home run. He also went 2-for-4 with a run on Friday to raise his first week batting average to .286. The Sports Network expects him to have a much better season than 2014 when he hit below the Mendoza Line.
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was 4-for-5 with a run and RBI in the wild, 9-6, victory over the Indians on Saturday.
Insight: Detroit and Cleveland combined to score 13 runs in the sixth inning and later. There was also two lead changes and a tie after the fifth. Cabrera's RBI-single in the seventh game the Tigers a, 4-3, lead. He then scored as a part of the four-run ninth.
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the, 4-1, victory over the Reds on Saturday.
Insight: Adams is off to a very slow start this season, but he did have the game-winning homer versus Johnny Cueto. Adams had 15 homers and 68 RBI with a .288 batting average last season, so owners shouldn't worry.
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera had three hits during Friday's win over the Indians and should stay hot in a favorable Saturday matchup.
Insight: Cabrera is 16-for-30 with four homers and a 1.563 OPS against Indians starter Corey Kluber. He's started the season batting .313 through the first four games, but is still seeking his first home run.
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (strained right groin) could be available to pinch hit on Saturday.
Insight: Belt only played in 61 games last season, because of injuries, so this wasn't the way his fantasy owners wanted him to start the season. He's apparently feeling better and could return to the lineup as soon as Sunday.
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto continued his solid start to the 2015 season.
Insight: After two RBI last night, including the walk-off knock, Votto was back at it on Thursday. He helped the Reds sweep Pittsburgh with his first homer of the year. It was a two-run shot, and Votto now has four RBI through three games.
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has five home runs in the first three games this season.
Insight: Gonzalez hit one Opening Day, followed it up with a second in Game 2 and blasted three homers off Andrew Cashner Wednesday night. Obviously there is no one hotter than Gonzalez. Time to sell high?
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is doubtful for Thursday's game against San Diego with a strained right groin.
Insight: Belt only played in 61 games last season, but was on his way to a personal best home run total before a concussion derailed his year. He hit 12 homers in 214 at-bats after hitting a career-high 17 in 509 at-bats in 2013. He could be a nice sleeper in 2015 if he can stay healthy.
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney was placed on the disabled list due to a mild right oblique strain.
Insight: Loney has always hit for a decent average, but lacks the power fantasy owners like from the first base position. He's hit between 10-15 home runs in six of eight seasons, but missed that fairly average level in two of the last three years. Allan Dykstra should get the starts until he returns.
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera had two hits and two RBI in the, 11-0, victory over the Twins on Wednesday.
Insight: Despite the sub-40 degree temperature in Detroit, the Tigers bats were hot. Cabrera had an RBI-double in the third and then an RBI-single in the fifth. He is an elite fantasy option even at 31 years old.
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is 6-for-11 with three RBI in his career versus Brewers starter Wily Peralta.
Insight: Morneau has two doubles against Peralta as well. Morneau is 1-for-9 in the first two games this season, so perhaps this matchup gets him going. He won the NL batting title, hitting .319 last season and has the advantage of hitting in Colorado again in 2015.
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs in the loss to the Padres on Tuesday.
Insight: Gonzalez doubled to score Yasiel Puig in the sixth inning and then homered in the eighth. Gonzalez already has two home runs with three RBI in the first two games. He is 6-for-9 in those two games.
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder was 2-for-3 with two RBI in the, 3-1, victory over the Athletics.
Insight: Fielder had an RBI-single in the third and then another RBI-single in the fifth. The second hit led to a third run when Oakland committed an error in the field, and that's the only runs Texas needed. The Sports Network expects Fielder to have a big bounce-back season and perhaps be a top-five option at first base.
Description: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has served his one-game suspension and should be in Tuesday's lineup against right-hander Nate Karns.
Insight: Davis could be the ultimate in high-risk, high-reward players this season. If he can stay out of trouble, stay healthy and produce as he did in 2013 (53 HR, 138 RBI) he could carry your team to a fantasy title. Or he could produce like 2014 when he batted .196 with 26 HR and 72 RBI. Do you feel lucky?
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is a stunning 9-for-15 (.600) with six RBI and a 1.400 OPS against Miami starter Mat Latos.
Insight: Freeman's 2014 was a bit of a disappointment after his improvements of the previous two seasons, but he's still a solid fantasy option. The offseason has not been kind to the Braves lineup (no Evan Gattis, Jason Heyward, or Justin Upton) therefore returning to the 100 RBI level might be too much to ask of Freeman.
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-3 with a solo home run as Chicago lost to Kansas City, 10-1.
Insight: Abreu picked up right where he left off in Spring Training. He also had a walk in the blowout loss. Abreu is a fantasy stud and could join Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and Giancarlo Stanton in the top tier of fantasy players this season.
Description: Oakland's new first baseman Ike Davis would probably like to get his A's career off to a fast start, but that isn't likely against Rangers starter Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Davis is hitless in nine tries versus Gallardo with four strikeouts. Davis is still looking for the magic of 2012 (32 HR, 90 RBI), but he probably won't find it playing in pitcher-friendly Oakland. And certainly not in this unfavorable matchup.
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 0-for-3 on Opening night versus the Cardinals on Sunday.
Insight: Rizzo did walk once and struck out twice on some questionable calls, but Yadier Molina is the master of framing a pitch, and he was at it again on Sunday. Rizzo hit 32 home runs with 78 RBI last season, and with a better lineup this season, he has the potential for more in 2015.
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo should have the opportunity to get off to a nice start on Opening Night.
Insight: Not many players have good numbers versus Adam Wainwright, but Rizzo has a lifetime .333 BA (9-for-27) against him. One of those hits is a homer, and five of those are for extra bases. Lock him into your lineups for Opening Night.