By Lawrence Barreca.
When one thinks of first base, what attribute of a ballplayer comes to mind? Is it leadership? Intelligence? Power? No matter what thought you may have, they all most probably point to the top player on our Fantasy Baseball first base rankings, Albert Pujols.
Pujols, who hit for a .327 average last season with 47 HR, 135 RBI, 124 R and 16 SB, topped our list of top corner infielders last year, and this time around feels no different.
The reigning NL MVP will be entering the 2010 season hoping to remain healthy after having minor surgery on his elbow to remove a bone spur in 2009. However, this shouldn’t discourage fantasy owners from making him their top pick this upcoming fantasy season.
Look for Pujols to continue to put up Superman-like numbers during the 2010 campaign (.325-45-125 sounds about right) and help the St. Louis Cardinals make another postseason run.
Let's now look at the remaining first basemen that round out our Top-40 list: