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How do the top first basemen in Major League Baseball stack up? That question has been answered by our experts in the latest installment of the "Baseball Tonight" 100 (#BBTN100), a project to rank the top players across all 30 teams. We'll reveal a new position each day and unveil the overall 1-100 rankings March 27.

Do you agree with the experts' take on first basemen? Simply click on the images of the top 10 below to submit your ballot.

Rank: #BBTN100 First Basemen

Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera

Detroit Tigers
BBTN Rank: 1

Joey Votto

Joey Votto

Cincinnati Reds
BBTN Rank: 2

Paul Goldschmidt

Paul Goldschmidt

Arizona Diamondbacks
BBTN Rank: 3

Joe Mauer

Joe Mauer

Minnesota Twins
BBTN Rank: 4

Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Baltimore Orioles
BBTN Rank: 5

Freddie Freeman

Freddie Freeman

Atlanta Braves
BBTN Rank: 6

Prince Fielder

Prince Fielder

Texas Rangers
BBTN Rank: 7

Adrian Gonzalez

Adrian Gonzalez

Los Angeles Dodgers
BBTN Rank: 8

Edwin Encarnacion

Edwin Encarnacion

Toronto Blue Jays
BBTN Rank: 9

Allen Craig

Allen Craig

St. Louis Cardinals
BBTN Rank: 10

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No game's outcome is a given -- that's why they're played, after all -- but a lot would have to go wrong for a big-time program like Ohio State to lose against a team, like, say, Florida A&M. Pretty much nothing went wrong, of course, and Ohio State beat FAMU 76-0. That wasn't even the only 70-point performance this weekend -- Louisville beat Florida International 72-0, Baylor knocked off Louisiana-Monroe 70-7, and Miami dispatched Savannah State 77-7. Ivan Maisel gave faint praise to the teams taking advantage of easy schedules this weekend, but cupcake scheduling does have its benefits. Those teams didn't go up against a bunch of top-25 behemoths for nothing, after all (Ohio St. paid FAMU $900,000, for example, and Miami paid Savannah State $375,000 for their matchup).

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We bet you think that we're only writing about Prince Fielder eating a fan's nachos because it's a bit of a slow news day. You would be so wrong. We're writing about it because it's great. The presence of mind Fielder has in acquiring said nachos -- suggesting that perhaps there was a bit of forethought involved -- would be noteworthy on any day. It's that kind of veteran wiliness that's helped Fielder lead the Tigers to the top of the AL Central this season. It's also probably helped him keep his energy up as the playoffs approach. Always looking for advantage, that Prince Fielder.

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