Top 3 Free Agent First Basemen

As we continue our look at the top free agents by position around the majors, we move to first base. The pickings at this position are top-heavy; fairly strong amongst the top three compared to some other positions, but then the pickings get somewhat slim. 

Jose Abreu

The Chicago White Sox got their 3-time All-Star first baseman on a bargain contract in 2020 when they signed him to a 3-year, $50M deal. All he did was go out and win the MVP in the shortened 2020 season, while continuing to maintain an OPS well into the .800s throughout the length of the contract. His power did take a dip this season for the first time, at the age of 35. Perhaps a bit of a red flag, but with his pretty consistent production and leadership qualities, he's bound to land a contract that could even surpass his last one. It's unclear, however, if it'll be with the White Sox. 

Here are three possible destinations for Abreu.

Anthony Rizzo

Although his average isn't near what it used to be, Rizzo provided some big-time power and some clutch hits for the New York Yankees since coming over at the trade deadline in 2021. This year, he blasted 32 HR with 75 RBIs and an .817 OPS.

He'll be passing on a $16M option, and look for a multi-year deal on the market.

He'll very likely return to the Yankees, though other teams will be lurking if the Yanks slip up.

Josh Bell

The 29-year-old enters free agency looking for the first multi-year contract of his career. His power took a drop this season, to just 17 HR and he struggled after heading to the San Diego Padres at the trade deadline, hitting just .192 in 53 games there, with a .587 OPS. But his career marks are .262 and .810, and that would be what a buyer should be able to expect, with home runs in the mid-to-high 20s. 

Other names available include Trey Mancini and Yuli Gurriel. 

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