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First base is a position that speaks for itself, with plenty of stars and plenty of power. But the talent pool isn't as deep as in past years so don't wait too long to fill the spot. One name not on the list who could be a nice pick is the Angels' Casey Kotchman. He could be a Mark Grace type with regular playing time.

1. Albert Pujols, Cardinals
2005 Stats: .330, 41 HR, 129 R, 117 RBI, 16 SBs
Outlook: The most predictably great hitter in baseball, and he even started running last year.

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2. Derrek Lee, Cubs
2005 Stats: .335, 46 HR, 120 R, 107 RBI, 15 SBs
Outlook: The only other power/speed combo at first.

3. Mark Teixeira, Rangers
2005 Stats: .301, 43 HR, 112 R, 144 RBI, 4 SBs
Outlook: Second best run producer at the position behind Pujols.

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4. Todd Helton, Rockies
2005 Stats: .320, 20 HR, 92 R, 79 RBI, 3 SBs
Outlook: Still a decent bet to win the batting title, give you 100 RBI, 100 runs.

5. Lance Berkman, Astros
2005 Stats: .293, 24 HR, 76 R, 82 RBI, 4 SBs
Outlook: Tremendous all-around hitter whose skills were unaffected by injury last season.

6. Richie Sexson, Mariners
2005 Stats: .263, 39 HR, 99 R, 121 RBI, 1 SB
Outlook: One of the most overlooked sources of big power.

7. Paul Konerko , White Sox
2005 Stats: .283, 40 HR, 98 R, 100 RBI, 0 SBs
Outlook: Solid power source but may go a little high after his World Series breakout.

8. Adam Dunn, Reds
2005 Stats: .247, 40 HR, 107 R, 101 RBI, 4 SB
Outlook: Maybe the best bet to hit 50 homers so you accept the low average.

9. Carlos Delgado, Mets
2005 Stats: .301, 33 HR, 81 R, 115 RBI, 0 SBs
Outlook: He's had a great run but may be on the edge of decline.

10. Ryan Howard, Phillies
2005 Stats: .288, 22 HR, 52 R, 63 RBI, 0 SBs
Outlook: He's in his prime so expect 35 homers.

11. Aubrey Huff, Devil Rays
2005 Stats: .261, 22 HR, 70 R, 92 RBI, 8 SBs
Outlook: Nice all-around hitter lost in Tampa Bay.

12. Justin Morneau, Twins
2005 Stats: .239, 22 HR, 62 R, 79 RBI, 0 SBs
Outlook: Should rebound and become the first Twin in a long while to hit 30 home runs.

13. Mike Sweeney, Royals
2005 Stats: .279, 21 HR, 63 R, 83 RBI, 3 SBs
Outlook: He's rotting on the Royals but he can still hit.

14. Jim Thome, White Sox
2005 Stats: .207, 7 HR, 26 R, 30 RBI, 0 SBs
Outlook: The biggest gamble at this position because he could provide big power but is no safe bet to be healthy at age 35. I won't be buying.

15. Jason Giambi
2005 Stats: .271, 32 HR, 74 R, 87 RBI, 0 SBs
Outlook: More valuable in real baseball because he walks a ton.

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16. Chad Tracy, Diamondbacks
2005 Stats: .308, 27 HR, 73 R, 72 RBI, 3 SBs
Outlook: Last year may have been his power peak, but he's a decent bet for your corner spot. He'll play third this year which gives him extra value.

17. Chris Shelton, Tigers
2005 Stats: .299, 18 HR, 61 R, 59 RBI, 0 SBs
Outlook: They start to run together here, but he's a.280, 25-homer guy, which isn't bad.

18. Brad Wilkerson, Rangers
2005 Stats: .248, 11 HR, 76 R, 57 RBI, 8 SBs
Look for his numbers to bounce in Texas, and he can run a bit as well.

19. Lyle Overbay, Blue Jays
2005 Stats: .276, 19 HR, 80 R, 72 RBI, I SB
Outlook: Mark Grace lite. Ideally, you want more power at first.

20. Prince Fielder, Brewers
2005 Stats: .288, 2 HR, 2 R, 10 RBI, 0 SBs
Outlook: Could be a monster in a few years and thus, a nice target in keeper leagues.

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