In auctions, Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera and Joey Votto are all going to cost you a pretty penny.
Pujols has averaged a price tag of $58.20 throughout the Yahoo! universe, while Cabrera and Votto have found themselves on either side of $50.
The following are a group of players who pack a solid and consistent power punch in the middle of their respective lineups: Adrian Gonzalez, Ryan Howard, Marx Teixeira and Prince Fielder.
Depending on the auction, these four go anywhere from the low $40 range, to as high as $50.
For the cost, you're paying for some of the few players in baseball who consistently generate 35-plus home runs, 100-plus runs and 110-plus RBI seasons. Batting average potential and slight counting stat variances account for their minute price differentials.
Solid production out of your first base slot is almost a necessity for winning a fantasy title.
Other than sacrificing batting average and taking Adam Dunn, going after a first baseman below the top seven is a risky proposition.
What follows is a breakdown of these so-called "second tier" first basemen.
Data courtesy of:
Ron Shandler's 2011 Baseball Forecaster
Yahoo Fantasy Draft Analysis