Fantasy MLB
First Base Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL4/18/2015 7:35:00 PM
Description: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was 2-for-5 with a home run Saturday versus Boston.
Insight: It was his second homer of the season, and Davis now has seven RBIs overall.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS4/18/2015 4:19:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu had a huge game during Saturday's win over Detroit.
Insight: Owners have been waiting for this. Abreu went 3-for-6 with a grand slam and two runs scored. He now has three homers and six RBIs overall.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL4/18/2015 4:06:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman had a nice day Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Freeman went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer. He is hitting .256 wuth four home runs and eight RBIs so far this year.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX4/18/2015 10:37:00 AM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is hitless in 11 at-bats against Felix Hernandez.
Insight: There are probably plenty of players in the same situation versus the Seattle ace, but that doesn't help. Despite Fielder's .419 batting average you should probably avoid this matchup.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLECold4/18/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana is just 1-for-12 (.083) with six punchouts against Minnesota starter Phil Hughes.
Insight: Hughes hasn't been pitching well this season, but Santana might not be able to take advantage. Santana has one hit in his last three games.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATLHot4/18/2015 10:02:00 AM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is a career .476 hitter (10-for-21) with a pair of home runs against Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.
Insight: Freeman is starting to find his batting stroke with two homers in his last three games and this favorable matchup could continue his momentum.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX4/18/2015 9:55:00 AM
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.
Joey Votto, 1B, CINHot4/17/2015 11:35:00 PM
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.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KAN4/17/2015 11:15:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 3-for-4 with a run and RBI in the, 6-4, victory over the Athletics on Friday.
Insight: Hosmer is off to a great start this season. With the three hits, he raised his average to .302. He also had nine RBI.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI4/17/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was 1-for-4 with an RBI in the, 7-2, loss to the Nationals on Friday.
Insight: Howard singled in the ninth to score Cesar Hernandez, but too little too late for the Phillies, who trailed heading into the ninth, 7-1. Howard is hitting .176 with two RBI this season.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS4/17/2015 11:09:00 AM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is 4-for-10 with a pair of home runs versus Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Napoli has a hit in each of his last four games after starting the season hitless in his first four. Perhaps this game will help him break loose.
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN4/16/2015 4:42:00 PM
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.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL4/15/2015 11:57:00 PM
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.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA4/15/2015 5:49:00 PM
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.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX4/15/2015 5:48:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder was 1-for-3 in the, 10-2, loss to the Angels on Wednesday.
Insight: Fielder is off to a good start, which is great news considering he is returning from nck surgery. He is hitting .400 with four RBI in nine games although he has yet to hit a home run.
Joey Votto, 1B, CINHot4/14/2015 10:53:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto continued his hot start, going 2-for-3 on Tuesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Votto had an RBI-single in the fourth. That was his ninth RBI of the season. Votto also had a double. He is hitting .375 with three home runs in the first eight games.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS4/14/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu clubbed a homer on Tuesday night.
Insight: It was his second dinger of the season and only hit of the night. Abreu has just two RBIs through the early part of the season.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL4/14/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman hit a home run Tuesday against the Marlins.
Insight: It was Freeman's lone hit of the night, and his second homer of the season. He had a .250/.273/.500 line through the early going.
Matt Adams, 1B, STLCold4/13/2015 11:50:00 AM
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.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL4/13/2015 11:16:00 AM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is a stunning 10-for-16 in his career against Miami right-hander Mat Latos.
Insight: We're not happy about Freeman striking out eight times in his first 25 at-bats, but this matchup is too good to pass up.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL4/13/2015 11:00:00 AM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is a career .778 hitter (7-for-9) against Milwaukee right-hander Matt Garza.
Insight: That includes two doubes, a home run and a 2.133 OPS. Adams is off to a slow start, but had 15 homers and 68 RBI with a .288 batting average last season.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, CWS4/12/2015 9:08:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche homered for the second consecutive day.
Insight: He took Phil Hughes deep in the third inning. LaRoche finished 2-for-4 on the day and now has three RBIs overall.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA4/12/2015 6:34:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols went 2-for-3 Sunday against Kansas City.
Insight: He had a double and a homer, and now has two home runs and three RBIs through six games this season.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE4/12/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana was 2-for-5 with an RBI and run on Sunday against the Tigers.
Insight: Santana had an RBI-single in the first inning, but the Detroit offense was too much again as the Tigers swept the series. Santana went 5-for-11 with three RBI and three runs in the series.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET4/12/2015 4:28:00 PM
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.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOSHot4/12/2015 10:27:00 AM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is 6-for-10 with a home run in his career versus Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter.
Insight: Gonzalez has started 2015 very strongly, and he has a chance to keep it going with this matchup. He has a hit in all five games this season and five home runs. Start him.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY4/12/2015 10:25:00 AM
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.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KAN4/12/2015 10:18:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is a lifetime .182 hitter against Angels starter C.J. Wilson.
Insight: Hosmer has been hitting well this first week, but it might be wise to sit him on Sunday. He has just two singles in 11 at-bats against Wilson in his career.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL4/12/2015 10:05:00 AM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is 6-for-10 in his career against Mets starter Bartolo Colon.
Insight: Freeman also had three doubles and two RBI versus Colon. Freeman should be in all lineups on Sunday.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI4/12/2015 9:18:00 AM
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.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL4/12/2015 9:12:00 AM
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.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET4/11/2015 10:10:00 PM
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.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, CWS4/11/2015 6:45:00 PM
Description: First baseman Adam LaRoche hit his first home run of the 2015 season on Saturday against the Twins.
Insight: LaRoche had just one hit in his first four games this season, so it was nice to see him go deep. He should do plenty of that this season once he gets going.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL4/11/2015 4:56:00 PM
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.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL4/11/2015 1:30:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is 4-for-11 with five extra base hits RBI in his career against Jason Hammel.
Insight: Morneau didn't start Friday night's game but got into it and homered in one of his two at-bats. He could continue to hit in Saturday's game.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET4/11/2015 1:21:00 PM
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.
Ryan Rua, 1B, TEX4/11/2015 10:33:00 AM
Description: Rangers OF/1B Ryan Rua is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a sprained right ankle.
Insight: With Shin-Soo Choo also hurting the Rangers may have to make a call to the minors.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SFG4/11/2015 10:20:00 AM
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.
Joey Votto, 1B, CINHot4/10/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto smashed two more homers Friday against the Cardinals.
Insight: He went 2-for-3 with four RBIs, two runs, and the two home runs. Votto has a .412/.444/.941 line through four games this season.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET4/10/2015 9:06:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera had three hits during Friday's win over the Indians.
Insight: He went 3-for-5 with an RBI. Cabrera has a .313/.421/.375 line through four games. Victor Martinez also went 3-for-5 with an RBI single.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX4/10/2015 8:32:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder whad a three-hit day Friday versus Houston.
Insight: He went 3-for-4 with a double. Fielder has a .421/.476/.526 line on the young season.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC4/10/2015 7:47:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-2 during Friday's loss versus Colorado.
Insight: He scored Chicago's lone run snd is now hitting .333 on the season. Expect a big year from Rizzo.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI4/10/2015 4:22:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (rest) will not play Friday against Washington.
Insight: This is probably a wise move, as Howard is 0-for-11 lifetime against Gio Gonzalez, and is off to a 1-for-12 start in 2015. Darin Ruf will play first and bat cleanup.
C.J. Cron, 1B, ANA4/10/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Angels DH C.J. Cron only has three official at-bats against Royals starter Jason Vargas, but he's taken him deep twice.
Insight: Cron is still seeking his first hit of the season, but he showed some nice power in part-time work last season with 11 homers in just 242 at-bats.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHICold4/10/2015 10:52:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is hitless in 11 at-bats against Washington left-hander Gio Gonzalez.
Insight: That included six strikeouts. Howard is 1-for-12 this season and this unfavorable matchup should have you running in the opposite direction. Expect Darin Ruf to be starting at first base.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR4/9/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a homer Thursday against the Yankees.
Insight: It was his second dinger in three games. Encarnacion is hitting .417 early on this year. Expect a monster campaign.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT4/9/2015 4:45:00 PM
Description: Pirates infielder Pedro Alvarez smashed his first homer of the season.
Insight: He did so in a loss to the Reds. Alvarez went 2-for-4 with the homer and two runs scored, and should be a nice source of power throught the season.
Joey Votto, 1B, CINHot4/9/2015 4:40:00 PM
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.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOSHot4/9/2015 1:04:00 PM
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?
Clint Robinson, 1B, WAS4/9/2015 11:49:00 AM
Description: Washington outfielder Clint Robinson will get his first start of the season on Thursday.
Insight: Lucky Mr. Robinson, he gets to face Mets ace Matt Harvey. Robinson did hit .312 at Triple-A Albuquerque last season, but no fantasy owners wants to face Harvey.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SFG4/9/2015 11:01:00 AM
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.
Allan Dykstra, 1B, TAM4/9/2015 10:47:00 AM
Description: Tampa's young first baseman, Allan Dykstra, made his debut Wednesday going 0-for-1 with a walk.
Insight: Dykstra was replacing injured James Loney (DL). He only got two at-bats before the team pinch hit for him. He batted .280 with 16 HR and 74 RBI for Triple-A Las Vegas last season.
James Loney, 1B, TAM4/9/2015 10:46:00 AM
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.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR4/9/2015 10:28:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion has faced CC Sabathia 41 times and never taken him deep.
Insight: Encarnacion is one of the league's best home run hitters, but he's batting .256 with a less-than-mediocre .626 OPS against the Yankees left-hander.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR4/8/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 Wednesday against the Yankees.
Insight: He clubbed his first homer on Opening Day, and has two RBI and a .375 BA through two games this season.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET4/8/2015 4:22:00 PM
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.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA4/8/2015 11:59:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is a career .185 hitter against Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma.
Insight: Both Pujols and Mike Trout struggle against Iwakuma, so expect a nice start from the Mariners starter. Pujols is 1-for-6 with two walks and a strikeout in two games this season.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS4/8/2015 11:52:00 AM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has one home run and three RBI in his career versus Padres starter Andrew Cashner.
Insight: Gonzalez is just a .273 hitter in 22 at-bats versus Cashner, but Gonzalez has a home run in each of the first two games to begin 2015. Owners should roll with him again on Wednesday.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL4/8/2015 11:48:00 AM
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.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL4/8/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is 5-for-11 with a double and three RBI in his career versus Cubs starter Jake Arrieta.
Insight: It's a small sample size, but owners should start Adams again on Wednesday. He does, however, also have three strikeouts against Arrieta.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS4/8/2015 9:45:00 AM
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.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX4/8/2015 9:29:00 AM
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.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI4/8/2015 9:17:00 AM
Description: Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt reached base four times on Tuesday with two hits and two walks as the Diamondbacks beat the Giants, 7-6.
Insight: Goldschmidt scored two runs too, which came in the third and fifth innings. He threw in a stolen base for good measure.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL4/7/2015 10:27:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 3-for-5 during Tuesday's 12-2 victory over the Marlins.
Insight: He had two doubles and his first two RBIs of the season. Look for Freeman to have a monster campaign.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL4/7/2015 10:31:00 AM
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?
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL4/7/2015 9:53:00 AM
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.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS4/6/2015 7:35:00 PM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with a home run on Opening Day versus the Padres.
Insight: Gonzalez's homer was a solo shot off San Diego starter James Shields. Gonzalez also scored two runs. He is at least a top-10 option at first base this season.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS4/6/2015 7:14:00 PM
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.
Ike Davis, 1B, OAK4/6/2015 10:55:00 AM
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.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET4/6/2015 10:05:00 AM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera "owns" Minnesota starter Phil Hughes, the Twins opening day starter.
Insight: OK, Miggy "owns" a lot of pitchers, but he's a stunning .516 hitter (16-of-31) with five homers, 12 RBI and a 1.674 OPS versus the right-hander.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC4/5/2015 11:34:00 PM
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.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC4/5/2015 9:54:00 AM
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.