Matt Carpenter

FANTASY PLAYS: 6 at top at 1B, then wait in your draft

The first base position is all about power as only Paul Goldschmidt and Wil Myers finished the 2016 season with more than 12 stolen bases. You want to either attack this position early, or hold off and wait, as the options drop off quickly after the top six players.

Different fantasy sites account for different eligibility, so Kris Bryant's 39 home runs and Todd Frazier's 40 (and 15 stolen bases) won't be included in this discussion. If you play in leagues where Bryant qualifies as a first baseman, go ahead and take him as the first 1B off the board. Two catchers are eligible at the position, but Buster Posey and Jonathan Lucroy should be drafted and used only as catchers for...

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