100 Greatest First Basemen of All-Time

Explanation of Rankings
CAREER = Career Wins Above Replacement (WAR), adjusted for era.
We use bWAR.
LONG PEAK = WAR in best seven seasons.
SHORT PEAK = WAR in best three seasons.
PRIME = WAR in best five consecutive seasons.
CHWAR = WAR in pennant-winning seasons.
ADJ = Adjustments for timeline, era, and other factors.
TOTAL = (2x CAREER)+(1.75x LONG PEAK)+(SHORT PEAK)+(2x PRIME)+(.1x CHWAR)+(ADJ)
1 Albert Pujols
2001—2021
96.0
CAREER
59.4
LONG PEAK
26.6
SHORT PEAK
42.9
PRIME
22.3
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
410.6
TOTAL
2 Lou Gehrig
1923—1939
94.6
CAREER
56.2
LONG PEAK
26.4
SHORT PEAK
39.1
PRIME
57.1
CHWAR
-13.0
ADJ
384.9
TOTAL
3 Jimmie Foxx
1925—1945
77.0
CAREER
49.2
LONG PEAK
23.7
SHORT PEAK
35.6
PRIME
19.6
CHWAR
-10.6
ADJ
326.4
TOTAL
4 Frank Thomas
1990—2008
72.2
CAREER
45.5
LONG PEAK
22.1
SHORT PEAK
29.7
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
305.5
TOTAL
5 Johnny Mize
1936—1953
76.6
CAREER
41.4
LONG PEAK
19.0
SHORT PEAK
29.0
PRIME
6.9
CHWAR
-5.8
ADJ
297.7
TOTAL
6 Miguel Cabrera
2003—2021
66.9
CAREER
43.2
LONG PEAK
21.3
SHORT PEAK
32.5
PRIME
7.7
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
296.6
TOTAL
7 Joey Votto
2007—2021
64.5
CAREER
45.8
LONG PEAK
22.4
SHORT PEAK
30.2
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
291.9
TOTAL
8 Todd Helton
1997—2013
58.3
CAREER
43.9
LONG PEAK
23.6
SHORT PEAK
35.3
PRIME
4.5
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
288.0
TOTAL
9 Hank Greenberg
1930—1947
67.8
CAREER
40.3
LONG PEAK
18.7
SHORT PEAK
28.1
PRIME
24.1
CHWAR
-2.0
ADJ
281.4
TOTAL
10 Jim Thome
1991—2012
70.2
CAREER
39.2
LONG PEAK
20.1
SHORT PEAK
25.4
PRIME
11.4
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
280.9
TOTAL
11 Willie McCovey
1959—1980
59.2
CAREER
41.1
LONG PEAK
19.8
SHORT PEAK
29.8
PRIME
1.9
CHWAR
2.6
ADJ
272.4
TOTAL
12 Eddie Murray
1977—1997
65.1
CAREER
36.8
LONG PEAK
17.7
SHORT PEAK
26.5
PRIME
13.9
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
266.8
TOTAL
13 Dick Allen
1963—1977
53.9
CAREER
42.1
LONG PEAK
22.8
SHORT PEAK
29.0
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
3.5
ADJ
265.6
TOTAL
14 Jeff Bagwell
1991—2005
59.4
CAREER
35.9
LONG PEAK
17.4
SHORT PEAK
32.1
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
263.2
TOTAL
15 Paul Goldschmidt
2011—2021
52.7
CAREER
42.7
LONG PEAK
20.6
SHORT PEAK
30.6
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
262.0
TOTAL
16 Keith Hernandez
1974—1990
57.6
CAREER
39.7
LONG PEAK
18.9
SHORT PEAK
26.4
PRIME
5.5
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
257.0
TOTAL
17 John Olerud
1989—2005
55.5
CAREER
37.3
LONG PEAK
19.5
SHORT PEAK
25.3
PRIME
11.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
247.6
TOTAL
18 Will Clark
1986—2000
54.1
CAREER
35.1
LONG PEAK
19.1
SHORT PEAK
26.2
PRIME
8.6
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
243.0
TOTAL
19 Buck Leonard
1935—1948
59.9
CAREER
32.1
LONG PEAK
16.5
SHORT PEAK
23.7
PRIME

CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
239.8
TOTAL
20 Harmon Killebrew
1954—1975
54.8
CAREER
34.6
LONG PEAK
16.9
SHORT PEAK
23.2
PRIME
4.3
CHWAR
2.9
ADJ
236.7
TOTAL
21 Tony Perez
1964—1986
49.7
CAREER
33.5
LONG PEAK
17.5
SHORT PEAK
25.7
PRIME
17.6
CHWAR
4.5
ADJ
233.3
TOTAL
22 Fred McGriff
1986—2004
51.0
CAREER
35.6
LONG PEAK
18.4
SHORT PEAK
24.7
PRIME
3.1
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
233.2
TOTAL
23 Mark Teixeira
2003—2016
48.5
CAREER
36.2
LONG PEAK
19.5
SHORT PEAK
28.1
PRIME
5.3
CHWAR
-3.5
ADJ
233.1
TOTAL
24 George Sisler
1915—1930
46.1
CAREER
39.0
LONG PEAK
20.9
SHORT PEAK
30.7
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-10.0
ADJ
232.7
TOTAL
25 Freddie Freeman
2010—2021
46.6
CAREER
36.9
LONG PEAK
18.3
SHORT PEAK
24.3
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
224.8
TOTAL
26 Don Mattingly
1982—1995
40.4
CAREER
33.7
LONG PEAK
18.4
SHORT PEAK
26.7
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
3.0
ADJ
214.4
TOTAL
27 Bill Terry
1923—1936
46.1
CAREER
34.2
LONG PEAK
17.3
SHORT PEAK
24.5
PRIME
3.8
CHWAR
-4.8
ADJ
214.0
TOTAL
28 Norm Cash
1958—1974
47.3
CAREER
30.8
LONG PEAK
17.1
SHORT PEAK
23.1
PRIME
3.5
CHWAR
-1.2
ADJ
211.0
TOTAL
29 Jose Abreu
2014—2021
42.5
CAREER
37.6
LONG PEAK
17.7
SHORT PEAK
20.7
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
209.9
TOTAL
30 Adrian Gonzalez
2004—2018
42.2
CAREER
32.6
LONG PEAK
17.6
SHORT PEAK
25.0
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
209.1
TOTAL
31 Orlando Cepeda
1958—1974
45.6
CAREER
31.4
LONG PEAK
16.5
SHORT PEAK
21.4
PRIME
12.9
CHWAR
1.8
ADJ
208.5
TOTAL
32 Carlos Delgado
1993—2009
41.4
CAREER
32.2
LONG PEAK
17.4
SHORT PEAK
24.4
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
205.5
TOTAL
33 Gil Hodges
1943—1963
42.2
CAREER
30.1
LONG PEAK
15.3
SHORT PEAK
23.2
PRIME
23.9
CHWAR
-0.9
ADJ
200.3
TOTAL
34 Anthony Rizzo
2011—2021
37.3
CAREER
31.7
LONG PEAK
17.6
SHORT PEAK
23.9
PRIME
5.5
CHWAR
0.5
ADJ
196.5
TOTAL
35 David Ortiz
1997—2016
42.0
CAREER
26.6
LONG PEAK
13.2
SHORT PEAK
23.8
PRIME
15.0
CHWAR
2.5
ADJ
195.4
TOTAL
36 Dolph Camilli
1933—1945
39.6
CAREER
32.6
LONG PEAK
16.1
SHORT PEAK
23.2
PRIME
6.8
CHWAR
-4.3
ADJ
195.2
TOTAL
37 Jason Giambi
1995—2014
33.4
CAREER
27.9
LONG PEAK
15.9
SHORT PEAK
32.9
PRIME
4.8
CHWAR
-3.0
ADJ
194.9
TOTAL
38 Mark Grace
1988—2003
47.4
CAREER
27.5
LONG PEAK
12.9
SHORT PEAK
18.4
PRIME
2.4
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
193.9
TOTAL
39 Rafael Palmeiro
1986—2005
46.7
CAREER
25.2
LONG PEAK
12.3
SHORT PEAK
24.4
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-5.0
ADJ
193.7
TOTAL
40 Mark McGwire
1986—2001
40.4
CAREER
27.2
LONG PEAK
13.3
SHORT PEAK
27.7
PRIME
12.0
CHWAR
-5.0
ADJ
193.3
TOTAL
41 Pedro Guerrero
1978—1992
33.1
CAREER
30.9
LONG PEAK
18.7
SHORT PEAK
24.8
PRIME
3.6
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
188.8
TOTAL
42 Bill White
1956—1969
36.8
CAREER
28.9
LONG PEAK
15.1
SHORT PEAK
23.7
PRIME
5.4
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
188.3
TOTAL
43 Mule Suttles
1924—1944
38.4
CAREER
31.5
LONG PEAK
17.6
SHORT PEAK
18.7
PRIME

CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
187.0
TOTAL
44 Cecil Cooper
1971—1987
35.0
CAREER
29.5
LONG PEAK
17.2
SHORT PEAK
22.4
PRIME
5.6
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
184.4
TOTAL
45 Kevin Youkilis
2004—2013
31.0
CAREER
30.0
LONG PEAK
17.5
SHORT PEAK
25.6
PRIME
4.7
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
183.7
TOTAL
46 Ben Taylor
1911—1929
37.6
CAREER
30.0
LONG PEAK
15.2
SHORT PEAK
20.0
PRIME

CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
183.0
TOTAL
47 Frank Chance
1898—1914
37.0
CAREER
28.8
LONG PEAK
15.3
SHORT PEAK
23.5
PRIME
18.2
CHWAR
-8.1
ADJ
180.3
TOTAL
48 Boog Powell
1961—1977
35.8
CAREER
28.3
LONG PEAK
15.3
SHORT PEAK
17.7
PRIME
18.5
CHWAR
2.0
ADJ
175.5
TOTAL
49 Steve Garvey
1969—1987
35.9
CAREER
26.1
LONG PEAK
13.2
SHORT PEAK
21.0
PRIME
15.3
CHWAR
1.0
ADJ
175.4
TOTAL
50 Elbie Fletcher
1934—1949
36.9
CAREER
28.0
LONG PEAK
13.3
SHORT PEAK
20.8
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-3.7
ADJ
174.0
TOTAL
51 Jack Fournier
1912—1927
39.0
CAREER
29.6
LONG PEAK
14.7
SHORT PEAK
18.9
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-9.2
ADJ
172.9
TOTAL
52 George Scott
1966—1979
33.6
CAREER
27.9
LONG PEAK
14.8
SHORT PEAK
20.8
PRIME
4.4
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
172.6
TOTAL
53 Kent Hrbek
1981—1994
35.5
CAREER
25.3
LONG PEAK
13.0
SHORT PEAK
18.4
PRIME
6.7
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
165.8
TOTAL
54 Derrek Lee
1997—2011
32.3
CAREER
25.6
LONG PEAK
15.6
SHORT PEAK
18.2
PRIME
2.9
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
161.8
TOTAL
55 Ted Kluszewski
1947—1961
28.5
CAREER
25.8
LONG PEAK
16.0
SHORT PEAK
22.1
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-0.6
ADJ
161.6
TOTAL
56 Ed Konetchy
1907—1921
38.6
CAREER
25.0
LONG PEAK
12.2
SHORT PEAK
18.3
PRIME
2.8
CHWAR
-10.4
ADJ
159.6
TOTAL
57 Carlos Santana
2010—2021
32.0
CAREER
25.4
LONG PEAK
12.7
SHORT PEAK
16.5
PRIME
3.2
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
154.5
TOTAL
58 Luke Easter
1939—1954
32.5
CAREER
24.2
LONG PEAK
13.2
SHORT PEAK
16.8
PRIME

CHWAR
0.1
ADJ
154.3
TOTAL
59 Mickey Vernon
1939—1960
36.3
CAREER
25.0
LONG PEAK
12.9
SHORT PEAK
13.7
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-2.5
ADJ
154.2
TOTAL
60 Andres Galarraga
1985—2004
30.1
CAREER
25.4
LONG PEAK
13.8
SHORT PEAK
14.9
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
148.4
TOTAL
61 Brandon Belt
2011—2021
29.3
CAREER
25.3
LONG PEAK
13.4
SHORT PEAK
15.7
PRIME
3.8
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
148.0
TOTAL
62 Joe Judge
1915—1934
39.5
CAREER
21.9
LONG PEAK
9.9
SHORT PEAK
14.0
PRIME
6.8
CHWAR
-8.6
ADJ
147.4
TOTAL
63 Joe Harris
1914—1928
30.8
CAREER
28.7
LONG PEAK
11.4
SHORT PEAK
14.3
PRIME
6.5
CHWAR
-5.9
ADJ
146.6
TOTAL
64 Ron Fairly
1958—1978
32.2
CAREER
21.9
LONG PEAK
11.3
SHORT PEAK
14.9
PRIME
8.3
CHWAR
1.2
ADJ
145.8
TOTAL
65 Jim Bottomley
1922—1937
29.2
CAREER
23.8
LONG PEAK
12.5
SHORT PEAK
17.9
PRIME
12.3
CHWAR
-4.1
ADJ
145.6
TOTAL
66 Mike Hargrove
1974—1985
29.4
CAREER
23.8
LONG PEAK
12.8
SHORT PEAK
15.8
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.1
ADJ
145.1
TOTAL
67 Frank McCormick
1934—1948
29.1
CAREER
23.6
LONG PEAK
14.3
SHORT PEAK
16.5
PRIME
11.0
CHWAR
-3.0
ADJ
145.0
TOTAL
68 Justin Morneau
2003—2016
26.3
CAREER
23.8
LONG PEAK
12.7
SHORT PEAK
18.9
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
144.6
TOTAL
69 Rudy York
1934—1948
29.0
CAREER
23.7
LONG PEAK
13.5
SHORT PEAK
16.2
PRIME
9.8
CHWAR
-2.9
ADJ
143.5
TOTAL
70 Ferris Fain
1947—1955
31.3
CAREER
22.3
LONG PEAK
11.6
SHORT PEAK
15.5
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-0.7
ADJ
143.4
TOTAL
71 Fred Tenney
1894—1911
35.3
CAREER
23.0
LONG PEAK
11.7
SHORT PEAK
15.4
PRIME
5.4
CHWAR
-12.5
ADJ
141.5
TOTAL
72 Carlos Pena
2001—2014
23.9
CAREER
22.9
LONG PEAK
14.7
SHORT PEAK
19.1
PRIME
5.1
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
141.4
TOTAL
73 Phil Cavarretta
1934—1955
29.3
CAREER
21.3
LONG PEAK
12.4
SHORT PEAK
17.2
PRIME
6.8
CHWAR
-2.9
ADJ
140.3
TOTAL
74 Harry Davis
1895—1917
31.0
CAREER
22.8
LONG PEAK
12.3
SHORT PEAK
17.9
PRIME
7.5
CHWAR
-10.8
ADJ
139.7
TOTAL
75 John Mayberry
1968—1982
23.3
CAREER
21.9
LONG PEAK
16.0
SHORT PEAK
19.0
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.2
ADJ
139.2
TOTAL
76 Prince Fielder
2005—2016
23.0
CAREER
23.4
LONG PEAK
15.1
SHORT PEAK
18.3
PRIME
4.7
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
139.0
TOTAL
77 Hal Trosky
1933—1946
25.4
CAREER
23.6
LONG PEAK
12.6
SHORT PEAK
17.5
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-2.7
ADJ
137.0
TOTAL
78 Joe Adcock
1950—1966
29.9
CAREER
21.3
LONG PEAK
11.1
SHORT PEAK
13.6
PRIME
1.4
CHWAR
-0.2
ADJ
135.5
TOTAL
79 Lu Blue
1921—1933
30.3
CAREER
23.1
LONG PEAK
11.7
SHORT PEAK
13.8
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-5.5
ADJ
134.8
TOTAL
80 Tino Martinez
1990—2005
27.3
CAREER
20.3
LONG PEAK
11.9
SHORT PEAK
15.9
PRIME
10.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
134.7
TOTAL
81 Jake Daubert
1910—1924
32.8
CAREER
21.3
LONG PEAK
9.9
SHORT PEAK
14.5
PRIME
5.8
CHWAR
-8.2
ADJ
134.0
TOTAL
82 Buck O'Neil
1937—1955
25.8
CAREER
22.6
LONG PEAK
13.2
SHORT PEAK
14.6
PRIME

CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
133.6
TOTAL
83 Earl Torgeson
1947—1961
29.0
CAREER
20.9
LONG PEAK
11.9
SHORT PEAK
13.5
PRIME
3.5
CHWAR
-0.7
ADJ
133.3
TOTAL
84 Bob Watson
1966—1984
26.0
CAREER
22.2
LONG PEAK
11.6
SHORT PEAK
15.0
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
132.5
TOTAL
85 John Kruk
1986—1995
23.9
CAREER
21.9
LONG PEAK
12.7
SHORT PEAK
16.1
PRIME
4.7
CHWAR
0.1
ADJ
131.5
TOTAL
86 Travis Hafner
2002—2013
23.6
CAREER
23.5
LONG PEAK
15.5
SHORT PEAK
18.7
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-10.0
ADJ
131.4
TOTAL
87 Stuffy McInnis
1909—1927
28.3
CAREER
20.7
LONG PEAK
12.1
SHORT PEAK
15.8
PRIME
13.5
CHWAR
-7.2
ADJ
130.7
TOTAL
88 Lee May
1965—1982
24.9
CAREER
20.2
LONG PEAK
11.6
SHORT PEAK
15.8
PRIME
1.5
CHWAR
1.9
ADJ
130.4
TOTAL
89 Mike Sweeney
1995—2010
23.2
CAREER
20.4
LONG PEAK
12.7
SHORT PEAK
17.5
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
129.7
TOTAL
90 Jason Thompson
1976—1986
23.6
CAREER
21.3
LONG PEAK
12.9
SHORT PEAK
15.0
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
127.4
TOTAL
91 George Burns
1914—1929
29.4
CAREER
20.8
LONG PEAK
12.4
SHORT PEAK
13.2
PRIME
0.1
CHWAR
-6.6
ADJ
127.3
TOTAL
92 Cody Bellinger
2017—2021
18.7
CAREER
18.8
LONG PEAK
16.6
SHORT PEAK
18.6
PRIME
12.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
125.5
TOTAL
93 Matt Olson
2016—2021
19.6
CAREER
19.5
LONG PEAK
14.2
SHORT PEAK
18.1
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
123.7
TOTAL
94 Paul Konerko
1997—2014
26.1
CAREER
20.2
LONG PEAK
11.0
SHORT PEAK
11.8
PRIME
4.0
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
122.5
TOTAL
95 Chris Chambliss
1971—1988
25.8
CAREER
18.8
LONG PEAK
9.7
SHORT PEAK
13.5
PRIME
9.6
CHWAR
0.0
ADJ
122.3
TOTAL
96 Wally Pipp
1913—1928
28.1
CAREER
20.7
LONG PEAK
10.0
SHORT PEAK
12.7
PRIME
8.5
CHWAR
-6.4
ADJ
122.2
TOTAL
97 Roy Sievers
1949—1965
22.8
CAREER
20.3
LONG PEAK
10.6
SHORT PEAK
15.4
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-0.3
ADJ
122.1
TOTAL
98 Dan McGann
1896—1908
27.3
CAREER
21.4
LONG PEAK
11.5
SHORT PEAK
13.4
PRIME
4.9
CHWAR
-9.4
ADJ
121.6
TOTAL
99 Bill Skowron
1954—1967
24.3
CAREER
18.6
LONG PEAK
10.8
SHORT PEAK
14.1
PRIME
9.3
CHWAR
0.4
ADJ
121.3
TOTAL
100 Earl Sheely
1921—1931
25.0
CAREER
19.5
LONG PEAK
9.6
SHORT PEAK
14.8
PRIME
0.0
CHWAR
-4.5
ADJ
118.8
TOTAL