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September First Baseman Rankings

LaMonte Wade Jr.

LaMonte Wade Jr.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Here are some final-month rankings. Please try not to get too bent out of shape if your star player isn’t listed where you like ... anything can happen in a month. Heck, there was a month this year in which Owen Miller compiled a 1.166 OPS and Madison Bumgarner had a 1.17 ERA.

As always, players are ranked by position and then combined into an overall top 300 list.

Click to see other September rankings:

Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C

First Baseman Rankings

Sept First basemen Team 2022 Aug
1 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Blue Jays 1 1
2 Paul Goldschmidt Cardinals 5 3
3 Freddie Freeman Dodgers 2 2
4 Pete Alonso Mets 4 4
5 Matt Olson Braves 3 5
DH 1 Shohei Ohtani Angels DH 1 DH 1
6 Josh Bell Padres 7 6
7 Rhys Hoskins Phillies 6 8
8 Anthony Rizzo Yankees 17 7
9 Jose Abreu White Sox 8 10
10 C.J. Cron Rockies 9 9
11 Nathaniel Lowe Rangers 19 23
12 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Blue Jays n/a 12
13 DJ LeMahieu Yankees 13 13
14 Trey Mancini Astros 23 14
15 Ty France Mariners 18 11
16 Andrew Vaughn White Sox n/a 15
17 Luis Arraez Twins n/a 16
18 Christian Walker Diamondbacks 44 21
19 Max Muncy Dodgers 14 20
20 Jake Cronenworth Padres 10 17
21 Jose Miranda Twins n/a 18
22 Rowdy Tellez Brewers 26 24
23 Brandon Drury Padres n/a 29
24 Ryan Mountcastle Orioles 11 25
25 Josh Naylor Guardians n/a 27
26 Yandy Díaz Rays 38 37
27 Vinnie Pasquantino Royals 60 22
28 LaMonte Wade Jr. Giants 30 40
29 Wilmer Flores Giants 39 34
30 Harold Ramirez Rays n/a 60
31 Luke Voit Nationals 22 33
32 Garrett Cooper Marlins n/a 35
33 Jurickson Profar Padres 45 32
DH 2 Nelson Cruz Nationals DH 3 DH 2
34 Seth Brown Athletics n/a 46
35 Keston Hiura Brewers 42 66
36 Isaac Paredes Rays n/a 36
37 Joey Meneses Nationals n/a n/a
38 Yuli Gurriel Astros 29 43
39 Nick Pratto Royals 36 48
40 Gavin Sheets White Sox 4 DH 61
41 Franchy Cordero Red Sox n/a 78
42 Brendan Donovan Cardinals n/a 68
43 Harold Castro Tigers n/a 58
44 Jace Peterson Brewers 56 NR
45 Albert Pujols Cardinals 49 79
46 Michael Toglia Rockies NR NR
47 Carlos Santana Mariners 46 53
48 Bobby Dalbec Red Sox 15 44
49 Colin Moran Reds 35 77
50 Jesus Aguilar 33 47
51 Hunter Dozier Royals n/a 45
52 Brandon Belt Giants 21 31
53 Lewin Diaz Marlins 53 72
54 Jonathan Schoop Tigers 24 41
55 Connor Joe Rockies n/a 39
56 Eric Hosmer Red Sox 28 30
57 Patrick Wisdom Cubs n/a 38
58 Ji-Man Choi Rays 59 49
59 Brad Miller Rangers 34 57
60 Daniel Vogelbach Mets 51 69
61 Christian Bethancourt Rays n/a 56
62 Miguel Rojas Marlins n/a 64
63 Mike Ford Angels NR NR
64 Mike Moustakas Reds n/a 55
65 Darin Ruf Mets 32 59
66 Owen Miller Guardians n/a 65
67 Darick Hall Phillies NR 42
68 Jonathan Aranda Rays NR 51
69 Spencer Torkelson Tigers 25 75
70 Triston Casas Red Sox 52 NR
71 Michael Chavis Pirates n/a 70
72 Juan Yepez Cardinals 50 50
73 Dermis Garcia Athletics NR NR
74 Dylan Moore Mariners n/a 62
75 Jonah Bride Athletics NR 76
76 Matt Carpenter Yankees n/a 19
77 Edwin Rios Dodgers 41 63
78 Miguel Cabrera Tigers 48 67
79 Aledmys Diaz Astros n/a 71
80 Yu Chang Rays 57 NR

Dropping off: Jared Walsh (26th), Joey Votto (28th), Alex Kirilloff (52nd), Frank Schwindel (54th)

  • With Brandon Belt sidelined indefinitely due to an inflamed knee, LaMonte Wade Jr. could help teams in shallow leagues this month. The 28-year-old has dealt with injuries of his own and he hit just .186/.286/.407 in 52 games this year, but he’s healthy now and batting high in the Giants lineup against right-handers. Since the beginning of last year, he has 26 homers in 544 plate appearances.

  • I’ve been guessing the Red Sox wouldn’t bring up Triston Casas, but he’s certainly made for a more compelling case by hitting .329/.461/.549 for Triple-A Worcester in August. Still, Christian Arroyo seems to have earned some time at first base, Franchy Cordero is off to a scorching start since his callup and even Bobby Dalbec has been perfectly solid of late. Also, Eric Hosmer (back) is probably going to return for at least the second half of September. Maybe J.D. Martinez will get shut down at some point to free up at-bats.

  • Michael Toglia was called up by the Rockies on Tuesday after hitting a surprising .333/.413/.758 in 17 games in Triple-A. He’d previously hit just .229/.329/.449 in 138 games in Double-A the last two years. Toglia is terribly strikeout prone, fanning 30% of the time this year. Coors Field can help with that, but there’s nothing outside of this sudden 17-game stretch to suggest he’s ready to help a major league team. While the Rockies have nothing to lose by giving Toglia a chance, Elehuris Montero seems more worthy of the opportunity.