1B - Justin Smoak
Smoak should have been superior to the Mets' Ike Davis and Marlins' Gaby Sanchez. Instead, he was so unimpressive, he was dealt off to the Great Northwest. If that sounds like baseball purgatory, it basically is. Davis, Sanchez and Smoak might not get picked in standard leagues, but any one of them could perform like a fantasy-worthy starter. Smoak has the highest ceiling of the trio, and the worst numbers from a year ago. He could break through for a .290-25-90 campaign -- maybe even .300-30-100 if Seattle wasn't such a pitcher's park -- and provide great value as a late-round pick.
Other sophomore first basemen -- Ike Davis (NYM); Kila Ka'aihue (KC); Mitch Moreland (TEX); Gaby Sanchez (FLA); Brett Wallace (HOU).