Fantasy Baseball: First and third basemen to watch in draft

Detroit's Prince Fielder should be one of your top fantasy options at first base. (Reuters)

Detroit's Prince Fielder should be one of your top fantasy options at first base. (Reuters)

JOEL COLOMBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:19 PM ET

Here's a look at the top corner men to consider when you're holding your baseball draft:

FIRST BASEMEN

Should still be a handful of .270 hitters with 20-plus homer potential — such as Rizzo, Freeman or Morales — available after the first dozen 1Bs are gone and would make solid middle-round picks … Belt and Carter might be the biggest late-round sleepers … Catcher-eligible Mike Napoli will be the Bosox’s starting 1B … C’s Posey, Mauer and Santana also qualify at 1B

$30+

Albert Pujols LAA Overcame a brutal start with .322, 29 HRs after May 1

Prince Fielder DET Power as advertised, with AVG still trending upward

Joey Votto CIN Winter knee surgery may drop him down a peg or two

$20+

Billy Butler KC DH played last six games at 1B to reach 20 and qualify there

Edwin Encarnacion TOR Set career bests in all power categories to join 1B elite


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