Fantasy MLB
First Base Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR6/3/2015 4:02:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is again not in Wednesday's starting lineup against the Nationals.
Insight: Encarnacion told MLB.com late Tuesday night that he is dealing with a hamstring injury. He will rest on Wednesday then the Blue Jays have an off day on Thursday. With any luck, Encarnacion will be back on Friday.
Justin Bour, 1B, MIA6/3/2015 3:51:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Justin Bour is not in Wednesday's starting lineup versus the Cubs.
Insight: As expected, Bour is getting the day off against the lefty Jon Lester. Bour has shown quite a bit of power lately, hitting three home runs in his last five games. He is hitting .333 with five home runs and 10 RBI in 72 at-bats this season.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN6/3/2015 3:12:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto is just 2-for-14 in his career against Phillies ace Cole Hamels.
Insight: That's bad enough for a .143 career average. At least he puts the ball in play as he has only one strikeout, but if owners have a better option at first base, go with that on Wednesday.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI6/3/2015 3:08:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is a .400 hitter with two home runs and four RBI in his career against Reds starter Mike Leake.
Insight: Howard only has 15 at-bats versus Leake, but his six hits and two bombs are hard to ignore. Start Howard on Wednesday.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SFG6/3/2015 2:57:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is not in the starting lineup against the Pirates on Wednesday.
Insight: Belt is getting the day off with Pirates lefty Francisco Liriano on the mound. Buster Posey is starting at first and Andrew Susac behind the plate.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT6/3/2015 1:40:00 PM
Description: Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez is 4-for-13 in his career against Giants starter Tim Hudson.
Insight: It's a small sample size for Alvarez, but he does have a double and a home run. Wouldn't it be nice for fantasy owners if Alvarez hits a bomb into the bay in San Francisco on Wednesday.
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN6/3/2015 12:54:00 PM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is not in the lineup against the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Insight: The Twins have a doubleheader, so he will probably play in the second game. For the first game, Trevor Plouffe will be at first base and Eduardo Escobar will start at third.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY6/3/2015 10:07:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was 1-for-4 with an RBI in the, 5-3, extra-inning victory over the Mariners on Tuesday.
Insight: Teixeira hit a double in the third to score the first run of the game. New York won the game on Garrett Jones' three-run homer. Teixeira is hitting .241 with 15 home runs and 40 RBI in 170 at-bats this season.
Garrett Jones, 1B, NYY6/3/2015 10:03:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Garrett Jones hit the game-winning home run in the top of the 11th as New York beat Seattle, 5-3, on Tuesday.
Insight: Jones' 401-foot homer gave New York a three-run lead in extras, and the Yankees held on for a two-run victory. Jones pinched hit in the eight and went 2-for-3 with the home run and three runs in the game. He is batting .254 with two home runs and seven RBI in 59 at-bats this season.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA6/3/2015 9:56:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hit a solo home run in the, 6-1, loss to the Rays on Tuesday.
Insight: It was Pujols' 534th home run of his career, which ties him with Jimmie Foxx for 17th all-time on the home run list. Pujols has 14 bombs this season and is batting .254 with 27 RBI.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS6/3/2015 9:37:00 AM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the, 9-8, victory over the Rockies in the second game of the doubleheader on Tuesday.
Insight: With Gonzalez's homer, Los Angeles went ahead, 4-0, in the third, but they had to rally back with a grand slam in the ninth. Gonzalez is the leader in All-Star votes for NL first basemen and for good reason. He is slashing .332/.411/.610 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI in 187 at-bats this season.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KAN6/3/2015 9:23:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was 1-for-4 with an RBI in the, 2-1, loss to the Indians on Tuesday.
Insight: Obviously, Hosmer had the only RBI for Kansas City in the game. He slashed .301/.376/.500 with seven home runs and 32 RBI in 186 at-bats this season.
Mark Reynolds, 1B, STL6/2/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Mark Reynolds had a hit and an RBI in the, 1-0, victory over the Brewers on Tuesday.
Insight: Reynolds had an RBI-single in the second and that held up as enough for the victory. Reynolds is hitting .261 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 115 at-bats this season.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC6/2/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo had an RBI-double in the loss to the Marlins on Tuesday.
Insight: Rizzo actually helped Chicago take a, 2-1, lead in the third driving in a run on the double and scoring on Junior Lake's double, but Miami scored the final four runs of the game to win, 5-2. Rizzo is hitting .317 with nine home runs and 31 RBi in 180 at-bats this season.
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SDP6/2/2015 6:58:00 PM
Description: The Padres activated first baseman Yonder Alonso from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Alonso was out four weeks with a right shoulder injury. He is slashing .333/.427/.437 in 87 at-bats this season.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATLHot6/2/2015 1:18:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is a career .533 hitter (8-for-15) with a home run and a 1.400 OPS versus Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter.
Insight: Add in a five game hitting streak, including a three-hit Monday night and you have the making for a very nice play. Freeman is batting .297 with eight homers, 29 RBI and 31 runs scored.
Ben Paulsen, 1B, COL6/2/2015 1:16:00 PM
Description: Colorado 1B/OF Ben Paulsen left Sunday's game due to a migraine and but is in the lineup for Tuesday's Game 1 of the doubleheader against the LA Dodgers.
Insight: Paulsen is off to a great beginning, batting .350 with a 1.059 OPS. He's been splitting time at 1B with Wilin Rosario while Justin Morneau is sidelined.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR6/2/2015 12:04:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion was not in Monday's starting lineup and is not in Tuesday's Game 1 lineup.
Insight: Encarnacion is just 1-for-24 over his last six games to drop his batting average down to .216 and can probably use the time off. Justin Smoak (.266) will start at first base.
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SDP6/2/2015 10:31:00 AM
Description: San Diego first baseman Yonder Alonso is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list for Tuesday's game against the NY Mets.
Insight: Alonso was hitting very well before the injury (.333, 1 HR, 10 RBI, .864 OPS), but we will see if he can pick up where he left off on May 7.
Ben Paulsen, 1B, COL6/2/2015 10:20:00 AM
Description: Colorado 1B/OF Ben Paulsen left Sunday's game dsue to a migraine and is questionable for Tuesday's doubleheader against the LA Dodgers.
Insight: Paulsen is off to a great beginning, batting .350 with a 1.059 OPS. He's been splitting time at 1B with Wilin Rosario while Justin Morneau is sidelined.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR6/1/2015 4:01:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: Encarnacion is just 1-for-24 over his last six games to drop his batting average down to .216 and can probably use the time off. Justin Smoak (.266) will start at first base.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY6/1/2015 11:54:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is a career .297 hitter (19-for-64) with five home runs versus Seattle ace Felix Hernandez.
Insight: No hitter has hit more homers against Hernandez (Nelson Cruz also has five). Teixeira is hitting .239/.360/.568 with 14 home runs and 35 RBI in 163 at-bats this season.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS5/31/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is expected to return to the starting lineup on Tuesday according to the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Abreu exited Friday's game with a finger injury and missed the rest of the weekend as a precaution. The White Sox have an off day on Monday, and then he should be ready to go on Tuesday.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI5/31/2015 8:08:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt became the first player ever to have three hits and three intentional walks in Sunday's game against the Brewers.
Insight: In the long extra-inning marathon, Goldschmidt came up with first base open several times, and Milwaukee elected to walk him. He was 3-for-4 with an RBI, run and four walks. In the last three games, Goldschmidt has gone 9-for-14 with three home runs, five RBI and five runs.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC5/31/2015 6:29:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was 2-for-3 with a triple in the, 2-1, 11th inning victory over the Royals on Sunday.
Insight: Rizzo nearly had the game-winning RBI in the 11th, but Royals left fielder Alex Gordon threw Dexter Fowler out at the plate. Rizzo also had a triple but didn't end up scoring. He is hitting .318/.439/.572 with nine home runs and 29 RBI in 173 at-bats this season.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, CWS5/31/2015 4:56:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche smacked his sixth homer of the season.
Insight: It was his lone hit in four at-bats, and he also scored two runs in the game. LaRoche is hitting .236 with six homers and 22 RBI so far this season.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL5/31/2015 2:40:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is getting a breather on Sunday.
Insight: Normal day of rest for Freeman. Chris Johnson will get the nod at first.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE5/31/2015 12:56:00 PM
Description: Indians catcher Carlos Santana has been activated from the paternity leave list.
Insight: Santana missed the past couple of games due to birth of his new baby girl. Congrats to Santana and his wife.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA5/31/2015 9:39:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols blasted a three-run shot in the second inning on Saturday night.
Insight: It was his lone hit in four at-bats. Pujols is now batting .250 with 11 homers and 23 RBI overall.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN5/30/2015 7:15:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto smashed a two-run homer Saturday against Washington.
Insight: Votto is hitting .282 this season with nine homers and 24 RBI.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI5/30/2015 7:13:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt had a monster day Saturday versus Milwaukee.
Insight: Goldschmidt went 3-for-5 with two homers and four RBI. He has been unreal this year, and is not batting .345 with 14 homers and 42 RBI.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS5/30/2015 1:15:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has been downgraded to out for Saturday's game against Houston due to a right index finger issue.
Insight: Abreu had trouble gripping the bat. He has disappointed fantasy owners a bit, hitting just .282 with eight home runs and 29 RBI in 181 at-bats. That's not a pace that's going to reproduce last season's totals - .317, 36 HR, 107 RBI, .964 OPS.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS5/30/2015 9:52:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is questionable for Saturday's game against Houston due to a right index finger issue.
Insight: Abreu had trouble gripping the bat. Abreu has disappointed fantasy owners a bit, hitting just .282 with eight home runs and 29 RBI in 181 at-bats. That's not a pace that's going to reproduce last season's totals - .317, 36 HR, 107 RBI, .964 OPS.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN5/29/2015 10:22:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the, 5-2, victory over the Nationals on Friday.
Insight: That was Votto's eighth of the season. He is hitting .275 with 22 RBI and 20 runs in 171 at-bats this season.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL5/29/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hit another home run in the, 2-1, victory over the Rays on Friday.
Insight: Davis has four home runs in the last four games and because the Orioles played a double header on Thursday, Davis actually has four home runs in three days. Davis is hitting .228 with 12 home runs and 30 RBI in 162 at-bats this season.
Justin Bour, 1B, MIA5/29/2015 9:31:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Justin Bour had a massive home run off Matt Harvey in the, 4-3, victory over the Mets on Friday.
Insight: Bour was 1-for-4 in the game with the three-run homer. It reached the upper deck right down the line in right field. Bour is hitting .361/.409/.607 with four home runs and nine RBI in 61 at-bats this season.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY5/29/2015 7:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is not in the lineup against the Athletics on Friday.
Insight: Teixeira is just getting the day off. He is hitting .239/.360/.568 with 14 home runs and 35 RBI in 155 at-bats this season.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL5/29/2015 9:45:00 AM
Description: Don't expected Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau back anytime soon.
Insight: Given Morneau's past history with concussions, this should not be a surprise. he was just placed on the 15-day disabled list, from the 7-day concussion list, while dealing with a cervical strain and concussion symptoms. Wilin Rosario and Ben Paulsen will share in his workload.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA5/29/2015 1:19:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols started the Angels 12-run onslaught against the Tigers on Thursday with a two-run bomb in the first. Los Angeles won, 12-2.
Insight: Pujols finished the game 1-for-2 with two RBI, two runs and two walks. He, however, is hitting just .238/.294/.436 with nine home runs and 19 RBI in 172 at-bats this season.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SFGHot5/29/2015 12:49:00 AM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt was 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs in the, 7-0, victory over the Braves on Thursday.
Insight: It is hard to believe that at one point this was a 0-0 ballgame in the seventh. Belt's solo bomb in the seventh broke the scoreless tie, then San Francisco added six runs in the eighth. Belt is hitting .305 in six home runs and 21 RBI in 151 at-bats this season.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, CWS5/28/2015 7:38:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche hit a two-run home run in the, 6-3, loss to the Orioles in the second game of a double header on Thursday.
Insight: LaRoche had three hits in the first game and capped off the double header with a two-run bomb in the second game. LaRoche had three RBI on the day and is hitting .241 with five home runs and 20 RBI this season.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE5/28/2015 5:55:00 PM
Description: The Indians have placed catcher Carlos Santana on paternity leave according to Roto World.
Insight: Jerry Sands will replace Santana on the active roster. Santana can remain on paternity leave for up to three days. He is hitting .221 with six home runs and 27 RBI in 149 at-bats this season.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, CWS5/28/2015 5:11:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche was 3-for-4 with a RBI-double in the, 3-2, victory over the Orioles in the first game of a double header on Thursday.
Insight: LaRoche had two doubles with his RBI-double coming in the sixth. He is slashing .238/.366/.371 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 143 at-bats this season.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL5/28/2015 5:10:00 PM
Description: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hit a two-run homer in the first game of a double header against the White Sox on Thursday.
Insight: Baltimore was trailing Chicago by three in the ninth when Davis his his two-run bomb with two outs. The Orioles still lost, 3-2. Davis went 1-for-4 and is hitting .222 with 11 home runs and 29 RBI in 158 at-bats this season.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL5/27/2015 9:10:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams will likely miss 3-4 months due to his strained right quad.
Insight: It has not been decided whether or not Adams will need surgery, but either way, he could miss the rest of the year. Mark Reynolds will be the Cardinals every day first baseman for the time being.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL5/27/2015 9:02:00 PM
Description: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis lifted Baltimore to a, 5-4, victory over the Astros with a home run in the eighth on Wednesday.
Insight: Davis hit a pair of bombs in the game, going 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs. Davis is hitting .216 with 10 home runs and 26 RBI in 153 at-bats this season.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, CWS5/27/2015 4:04:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored on Wednesday.
Insight: The RBI was a go-ahead one in the 10th. LaRoche is hitting just .225 with 17 RBI overall.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE5/27/2015 3:00:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana blasted a three-run homer Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: It was his lone hit in three at-bats, and he scored two runs and walked twice as well. Santana is hitting .221 with six homers and 27 RBI overall.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT5/27/2015 1:34:00 PM
Description: Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez is getting the day off on Wednesday.
Insight: Alvarez is sitting against the lefty Brad Hand. Sean Rodriguez will start at first.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN5/27/2015 11:12:00 AM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto is 6-for-15 (.400 BA) lifetime against Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: Votto has one homer and two doubles against Kendrick, and could be in line for a strong game on Wednesday afternoon.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL5/27/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams (quad) is expected to land on the disabled list.
Insight: This is according to manager Mike Matheny who said there is high concern for the injury. Mark Reynolds will likely see a big bump in playing time.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS5/27/2015 9:51:00 AM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez hit his 10th homer of the season.
Insight: The homer was a two-run shot and he also scored two runs in the game. Gonzalez is hitting .344 with 35 RBI on the year.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEXHot5/27/2015 9:23:00 AM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder had a homer and three RBI during Tuesday's 4-3 win over Cleveland.
Insight: Fielder went 3-for-5 with a two-run shot and a double as well. He has been absurd so far this season and is now batting .371 with 10 homers and 38 RBI overall.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWSCold5/26/2015 10:27:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-5 on Tuesday, but he did have a three-run homer, four RBI and two runs in the loss to the Blue Jays.
Insight: Abreu also struck out three times, so he was feast or famine on Tuesday. Abreu has disappointed fantasy owners a bit, hitting just .274, but he does have eight home runs and 27 RBI in 164 at-bats.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL5/26/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams left Tuesday's game with an apparent quad injury.
Insight: Adams pulled up lame after smacking a double. If he is forced to miss any time, Mark Reynolds would be the biggest benefactor.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY5/26/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira had a homer and four RBI during Tuesday's 5-1 win over Kansas City.
Insight: He went 2-for-4 and scored two runs as well. Teixeira is hitting .243 with 14 homers and 35 RBI overall.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWSCold5/26/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Is it time to start downgrading White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu?
Insight: Abreu is batting .277 this season with just seven homers and 23 RBI. Through the same 41 games last season he was batting .272, but with 14 homers and 38 RBI. In particular, he's struggling against left-handed pitching, batting just .214 after feasting on southpaws in 2014.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT5/25/2015 9:34:00 PM
Description: Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a homer on Monday night.
Insight: Alvarez scored two runs and the homer was his ninth of the year. He is hitting .241 with 21 RBI overall.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE5/25/2015 7:50:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana hit a home run and walked twice on Monday afternoon.
Insight: Santana finished 1-for-3 with two runs scored. He is now hitting .224 with five home runs and 24 RBI so far this season.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEXHot5/25/2015 7:45:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder had another big game on Monday.
Insight: Fielder went 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBI, and three runs. He clearly still has it, and is now batting .298 with nine homers and 35 RBI overall.
James Loney, 1B, TAM5/25/2015 3:05:00 PM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney has been placed on the disabled list with a broken finger.
Insight: Loney has never been a great fantasy option because of his lack of power, but he was hitting .275 with 11 RBI and 11 runs in 30 games. The Rays likely will use a combination of players to replace Loney.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DETHot5/25/2015 12:28:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is not in Monday's starting lineup versus Oakland and right-hander Jesse Hahn.
Insight: Cabrera is on a 12-game hitting streak, including a doule and home run on Sunday. He is slashing .344/.446/.613 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 163 at-bats this season. Cabrera should be back in the lineup on Tuesday.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL5/25/2015 11:38:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list on May 16, did not fly with the team on their road trip to Cincinnati and then Philadelphia.
Insight: Given Morneau's past history with concussions, this should not be a surprise. he could always meet them later, but for now expect to be without him for a while longer.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL5/25/2015 10:38:00 AM
Description: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis will take Monday off with Steve Pearce getting the start at 1B.
Insight: Davis would have been a tough start against Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel. Davis has been feat or famine this season with eight homers, but 62 strikeouts in 146 at-bats.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI5/24/2015 7:04:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt smacked a homer Sunday afternoon.
Insight: Goldschmidt has been fantastic this season. He is batting .333 with 12 homers and 38 RBI on the year.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS5/24/2015 5:31:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli appears to be finally finding his stroke as he hit another home run and doubled versus the Angels on Sunday.
Insight: Napoli hit a pair of bombs on Saturday and one on Friday, so he has four in three games. Napoli's home run was a two-run blast, and he drove in two more on a double in the eighth. Boston won, 6-1. Napoli is 9-for-21 with five home runs in the last six games.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE5/24/2015 5:24:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana was 2-for-5 with an RBI and run scored in the, 5-2, victory over the Reds on Sunday.
Insight: Santana scored in the third on David Murphy's single. Santana then picked up his RBI on a single in the eighth. He is batting .221 with four home runs and 23 RBI in 140 at-bats this season.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DETHot5/24/2015 5:10:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera hit his 11th home run of the season on Sunday against the Astros.
Insight: Cabrera went 2-for-5 with the solo home run and two RBI versus Houston. He is slashing .344/.446/.613 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 163 at-bats this season.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR5/24/2015 4:14:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in the, 8-2, victory over the Mariners on Sunday.
Insight: Encarnacion gave Toronto a, 4-1, lead with his homer in the fifth. He also had a single. Encarnacion is slashing .241/.325/.494 with 12 home runs and 32 RBI in 166 at-bats this season.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL5/24/2015 1:12:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams will not start on Sunday against the Royals.
Insight: Adams also didn't start on Saturday, but there isn't anything wrong with him. Adams is batting .233 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 133 at-bats this season.
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN5/24/2015 12:06:00 PM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is 9-for-23 (.391) in his career against White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.
Insight: Mauer also has two home runs and five RBI versus Quintana, so despite the lefty versus lefty matchup, Mauer is a good start on Sunday.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DETHot5/24/2015 11:41:00 AM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is a career .359 hitter against the Astros starter Roberto Hernandez.
Insight: Cabrera is 14-for-39 with three home runs and eight RBI versus Hernandez. As always, start Cabrera.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI5/24/2015 11:36:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is not in the starting lineup versus the Nationals on Sunday.
Insight: Howard will not start due to Gio Gonzalez starting for Washington. That's too bad because Howard is 8-for-18 with three home runs in his last four games.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT5/24/2015 11:24:00 AM
Description: Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez is getting an off day on Sunday versus the Mets.
Insight: New York is starting lefty Jon Niese, so this should be expected. Alvarez very rarely starts against lefties. That's too bad because Alvarez has two home runs this week. Sean Rodriguez is starting at first base.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC5/24/2015 9:32:00 AM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo had an incredible night in Arizona as Chicago beat the Diamondbacks, 9-6, on Saturday.
Insight: Rizzo hit the game-winning three-run homer in the ninth. He also had a three-run double in the fifth, so he was 2-for-5 with six RBI. Rizzo is hitting .322 with nine home runs and 29 RBI in 152 at-bats this season.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS5/23/2015 11:07:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hit a pair of bombs in the, 8-3, victory over the Angels on Saturday.
Insight: His second home run gave Boston the lead for good. Napoli went 2-for-3 in the game with three RBI and two runs. He also walked. Perhaps this will get Napoli going. He is hitting just .193 with seven home runs and 17 RBI in 135 at-bats this season.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SFGHot5/23/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt had a two-run double in the, 10-8, victory in the first game of a doubleheader against the Rockies on Saturday.
Insight: Belt hit his double to deep left center to score Joe Panik and Angel Pagan. Belt also had a single as he went 2-for-5 in the game. Belt is hitting .320 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 128 at-bats this season.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL5/23/2015 9:22:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman had an RBI-double in the, 3-2, 11-inning victory over the Brewers on Saturday.
Insight: Freeman was 1-for-4 in the game. He is hitting .301/.367/.491 with five home runs and 22 RBI in 163 at-bats this season.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI5/23/2015 7:26:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs in the, 8-1, rout against the Nationals on Saturday.
Insight: Howard hit an RBI-double in the third and a a solo home run in the fifth. After hitting just .194 in April, Howard is slashing .319/.364/.625 with six home runs and 13 RBI in May. His season totals are up to .268 average, 10 home runs and 23 RBI in 149 at-bats.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT5/23/2015 7:03:00 PM
Description: Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez hit another bomb, his eighth of the season, as Pittsburgh beat the New York Mets, 8-2, on Saturday.
Insight: Alvarez was 2-for-4 with a solo home run. He also had an RBI-double. Alvarez hits his homers in bunches, and he has three in the last seven games, so he is a great daily option for the time being.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEXHot5/23/2015 5:03:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and three runs in the, 15-4, victory over the Yankees on Saturday.
Insight: Fielder drove in two runs on a single in the third, which opened the flood gates. Texas scored 10 runs in that frame. Fielder also hit a two-run bomb in the seventh. He has three bombs in the last two days. Fielder is hitting .351 with eight home runs and 30 RBI in 171 at-bats this season.
Chris Colabello, 1B, TORHot5/23/2015 4:52:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Chris Colabello hit a solo home run in the, 3-2, loss to the Mariners on Saturday.
Insight: Colabello has a four-game hitting streak and has two straight games with a homer. He is hitting .379 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 66 at-bats this season. Colabello might be worth a look in deeper leagues.
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN5/23/2015 1:43:00 PM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Mauer is hitting .283 with one home run and 25 RBI in 159 at-bats this season. It's just his second day off all season. Trevor Plouffe will start at 1B with Eduardo Escobar at the hot corner.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI5/23/2015 10:42:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard may be hitting well right now, but he's 3-for-21 with eight strikeouts versus Nat's starter Stephen Strasburg.
Insight: Howard is batting .257 with nine homers and 21 RBI this season, surprisingly good totals, but fantasy owners should avoid him Saturday in this unfavorable matchup.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA5/22/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols returned in fine fashion on Friday night.
Insight: Pujols missed the past two games, but smacked a homer on Friday. He has eight home runs and 16 RBI so far this season.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOSHot5/22/2015 1:30:00 PM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is a .357 hitter (10-for-28) against Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner.
Insight: That includes four home runs. He has excellent season-long numbers (.345, 9 HR, 32 RBI, 1.070 OPS).
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI5/22/2015 1:16:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard may be hitting well right now, but he's 0-for-7 with six strikeouts versus Friday's starter Max Scherzer.
Insight: Howard is batting .328 for the month of May with four homers an 10 RBI. Both fantasy owners and Ruben Amaro Jr. should sell high while he it hitting this well.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR5/21/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion smacked a homer Thursday against the Angels.
Insight: It was his lone hit in four at-bats, and he finished with three RBI on the night. Encarnacion is now hitting .231 with 10 homers and 28 RBI overall.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL5/21/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman had two RBI Thursday against the Brewers.
Insight: Freeman finished 2-for-5 with a run scored as well. He is now hitting .306 with five homers and 21 RBI overall.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE5/21/2015 6:06:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana is back in the lineup for Thursday's contest against the White Sox.
Insight: Santana missed the past four games with back spasms, but is ready to roll for Thursday night.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA5/21/2015 3:34:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols left Wednesday's game with a left hand contusion andf is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Consider Pujols day-to-day for now.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL5/21/2015 2:05:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list on May 16, is not expected to be ready when he is first eligible to come off the list.
Insight: Given Morneau's past history with concussions, this should not be a surprise.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHIHot5/21/2015 12:44:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is batting .328 for the month of May with four homers an 10 RBI.
Insight: Both fantasy owners and Ruben Amaro Jr. should sell high while he it hitting this well.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS5/21/2015 11:09:00 AM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is an ugly .114 hitter (4-for-35) against Giants left-hander Madson Bumgarner.
Insight: Ad in that he's just 2-for-14 over the past four games and you should avoid this unfavorable matchup, despite his excellent season-long numbers (.345, 9 HR, 32 RBI, 1.075 OPS).
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DETHot5/21/2015 11:02:00 AM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is a career 9-for-16 (.563) against Houston starter Scott Feldman.
Insight: Even for Cabrera that's pretty good. Miggy is currently on an eight-game hitting streak to raise his average to .331 with 10 homers, 30 RBI and 23 runs scored. He's a good choice on most days and a great choice on Thursday afternoon.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI5/21/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Goldschmidt is just getting a routine day off. He's off his game of late, batting just .167 (4-for-24) over his last six games.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL5/20/2015 9:57:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams had a homer and three RBI during Wednesday's victory against the Mets.
Insight: Adams went 2-for-5 and is now batting .250 with four homers and 18 RBI overall.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA5/20/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols left Wednesday's game with a left hand contusion.
Insight: This is good news. Consider Pujols day-to-day for now.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DETHot5/20/2015 1:07:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has two career home runs and four RBI versus Brewers starter Kyle Lohse.
Insight: Cabrera is 4-for-13 (.308) against Lohse with two of those hits being home runs. He also has two walks and two strikeouts. As always, start Miggy on Wednesday.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS5/20/2015 9:54:00 AM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a walk versus the Giants on Tuesday.
Insight: Los Angeles, though, was shut out, so Gonzalez wasn't able to score or drive in a run. Gonzalez is having a great season, slashing .355/.430/.674 with nine home runs and 32 RBI in 138 at-bats this season.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY5/19/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira went 2-for-3 with a homer and two walks on Tuesday night.
Insight: his homer has a two-run shot, and he now has 12 home runs and 30 RBI, while batting .258 so far this season.
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN5/19/2015 10:08:00 PM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer had a three-run single in the second inning as Minnesota beat Pittsburgh, 8-5.
Insight: On a 3-2 pitch, Mauer hit a ground ball to where the shortstop normally would be, but with the Pirates in a shift, the hit went down as a single. Brian Dozier was hustling all the way from first and second because Pirates right fielder Starling Marte was a bit lazy with his throw. It all led to a very unusual three-run single. Mauer is hitting .282 with no home runs and 23 RBI in 149 at-bats this season.
Mark Reynolds, 1B, STL5/19/2015 9:57:00 PM
Description: Brewers first baseman Mark Reynolds went 3-for-5 with a homer on Tuesday night.
Insight: He scored two runs and is now hitting .267 with three homers and 12 RBI. His limited opportunities make him only worthy of the waiver wire.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE5/19/2015 5:28:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana is not in the lineup again on Tuesday versus the White Sox.
Insight: Santana was a late scratch on Monday due to back spasms. He still isn't in the lineup for the same reason. Brandon Moss will start at first and Nick Swisher at designated hitter.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL5/19/2015 5:20:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is not in Tuesday's lineup versus the Mets.
Insight: No surprise here with lefty Jon Niese starting for the Mets. Mark Reynolds is at first.