This article is part of our The Wheelhouse series.The abundance of league-wide power makes first base one of the deeper positions in the pool again in 2018. There are 22 players at the position who finished with 25 or more home runs last season. If Matt Olson and Rhys Hoskins had been in the big leagues for a longer period of time, that total would have almost certainly been 24.
While that surplus of affordable power makes the idea of waiting to address the position seem appealing, there are plenty of questions about the reliability of many of those players outside the top dozen or so.
I'm looking at first basemen in five groups, there are different combinations of skills and risk up and down the board.
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