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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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Who gets your MVP votes?

The narratives surrounding the MLB MVP races this year are compelling. In the AL, the past and future collide as Miguel Cabrera once again takes on Mike Trout for the title, while in the NL, Andrew McCutchen tries to become the first Pirates MVP since Barry Bonds in 1992. Our experts gave their choices the American League and National League MVP awards. Do you agree? Cast your votes now!

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  • Who gets your vote for National League MVP?

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Chris Davis' power outage?

Chris Davis looked like he was on pace to challenge Roger Maris' old home run record, but that was before he participated in the Home Run Derby. Davis has gone 31 plate appearances without a home run, and since June 1 has only put up a .320 OBP. He was a major reason why the Orioles were in the hunt in the first half, but a Davis without power isn't going to help Baltimore hold on to a playoff spot. Meanwhile, teammate Manny Machado (.271/.293/.397 with 41 strikeouts since June 1) isn't picking up Davis' slack.

  • What do you make of Chris Davis' seven-game home run drought?

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  • The Home Run Derby participants have hit only six home runs combined since the contest. How much does being in the Home Run Derby negatively affect a player's performance in the second half?

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  • Which struggling Orioles player should fans be more worried about?

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  • Will the Orioles (57-46, 4 games behind in AL East, 0.5 games ahead in wild-card standings) make the playoffs?

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2013 Home Run Derby

Baseballs will fly at the Home Run Derby on Monday night (8 p.m. ET, ESPN), as eight of the game's best sluggers will try to deposit the most batting practice pitches over the outfield wall at Citi Field in New York. Is the Home Run Derby the best skills competition in the universe of All-Star sporting events? Will Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, with 37 homers to his credit in the first half, walk away with the trophy? Vote below!

Which player will win the Home Run Derby?

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  • Which National League slugger will hit the most home runs at the Home Run Derby?

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  • Which AL slugger will hit the most home runs at the Home Run Derby?

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  • Are you planning on watching the Home Run Derby? (8 p.m. ET, ESPN)

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  • Which is your favorite exhibition?

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We keep waiting for Chris Davis to slow down -- even a little bit!-- but it's just not happening. The Orioles slugger hit his 37th home run of the season over the weekend, giving him a slugging percentage of over .700 and putting him within range of a pretty significant milestone. He'd have to double his total to break Barry Bonds' record of 73, but he's well within range of Roger Maris' mark of 61 -- a record many believe remains legitimate, considering Bonds' alleged connection with performance-enhancing drugs. Davis has had a clean reputation so far, making his chase potentially quite compelling.


Untainted record

This season is Chris Davis' best by far, but his home run power was never in question -- it was whether or not he'd ever be able to put the rest of his hitting skills together.

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Would you consider Chris Davis to be the legitimate holder of the single-season home run record if he hit 62 or more home runs this season?

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