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The Top 15 First Basemen Since 1980 in Terms of Overall Ability

Published by on May 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

This list is to cover the best first basemen since 1980, but it's also going to take out the misconception that the first basemen is just a power source and defensively it's OK that some of these players are defensive liabilities.

Instead this is going to show the overall abilities both offensively and defensively of these players that have played first base since 1980. There is one big name that will not make the list because he only played three seasons of over 100 games at first base and another season at 99 at first base. That is Frank Thomas, "The Big Hurt," who actually spent most of his time at designated hitter.

 

At No. 15: Adrian Gonzalez

The most surprising thing about Gonzalez...

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