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Comparing the NL East First Basemen

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Three of the five starting first basemen in the National League East set career-highs in home runs in 2012. The two that didn't were slowed down by injuries. Needless to say, the NL East has a lot of strong first basemen to watch in 2013.

In 2012, Freddie Freeman set career highs in both home runs (23) and RBI (94) and he did it with less at-bats than in his only other full season in the majors. The only downside was that his average fell from .282 in 2011 to .259 last season. Don't be surprised if Freeman resets his highs in home runs and RBI and pushes his average back up in 2013, because he's got the tools to hit not only for... Recommended Stories