The 2012 MLB offseason shook up the landscape of the first base position. Two of the best National League first basemen shifted to the American League and the American League's best first baseman shifted to third base.
All of these events led me to wonder, who are the best first basemen in the game?
That question led to this list. My rankings include offensive and defensive contribution as well as value to one's team, so don't be surprised if you don't like a few of my selections. Oh, and by the way, I hate UZR and refuse to use it, so you won't see it in here for my rankings, just fielding percentage and good ol' fashioned RF (range factor).
Qualifications for my rankings include half of each team's games played at first base last year and the projected starter at first this season. With that said, let's get into the list.