The 2023 World Baseball Classic has kicked off the season with a bang with dozens of MLB’s top players competing in the high-stakes international tournament this preseason. But if the 2023 MLB Spring Training runs at the same time, could the power reps and lack of team bonding time come back to haunt the WBC players? Fantasy baseball owners across the country are trying to figure out how meaningful baseball taking place this preseason could impact their fantasy baseball draft strategy for 2023.
And with less than two weeks until 2023 MLB Opening Day on March 30, you’re running out of time to get ready for your 2023 Fantasy baseball drafts. But with a reliable set of live updated Fantasy baseball rankings for 2023, you can stay on top of the latest MLB injury news and adjust your strategy accordingly, while also identifying 2023 Fantasy baseball sleepers who can outperform their 2023 Fantasy baseball ADPs. Before completing your Fantasy baseball draft preparation for 2023, be sure to check out the 2023 Fantasy baseball rankings and cheat sheets from the time-tested computer model at SportsLine.
Last season, SportsLine’s projection model identified several top fantasy baseball catches, breakaways and busts, including Cardinals second baseman Tommy Edman.
Edman had a 2022 Fantasy baseball ADP well outside the top 100, but the model predicted he would outperform that draft position. The result: Edman posted new career highs in home runs (13), RBI (57) and stolen bases (32) while hitting a respectable .265/.324/.400 to finish as the third best second baseman in Fantasy baseball. Anyone who took his advice and picked up Edman late in their Fantasy baseball drafts got a huge power boost in their Fantasy baseball lineups.
The SportsLine model was developed by the same people who powered the projections for all three major Fantasy sites. And that same group is sharing their 2023 Fantasy baseball rankings and cheat sheets at SportsLine, so you can find Fantasy baseball scorers, breakouts, and busts long before your game. Their cheat sheets, available for competitions on many major sites, are updated several times a day.
Whenever more MLB news comes out about the updated 2023 MLB schedule, free agency picks or fantasy baseball injuries, the SportsLine team updates its projections. Head over to SportsLine now to see these proven Fantasy baseball cheat sheets.
Top 2023 Fantasy Baseball Leaguers
One of the 2023 Fantasy baseball sleepers the model is good at: Rockies designated hitter Charlie Blackmon. The 36-year-old is a four-time All-Star who plays in the most batter-friendly park in Major League Baseball, and the addition of the National League’s designated hitter has helped extend his career after years of defensive decline.
Blackmon’s numbers last season were a bit disappointing, as he hit .264/.314/.419 with 16 home runs and 78 RBI. But his .304 BABIP was 27 points below his career average, so there is some hope for improvement there. And Blackmon still has the kind of power to potentially deliver 30 home runs or more, which is why the model ranks him ahead of Giancarlo Stanton and Bryce Harper, who make at least 80 picks for Fantasy Baseball Drafts on CBS Sports earlier in 2023.
Another one of the Fantasy baseball sleepers 2023 model is all over: Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor. Naylor is entering his fifth big league-season, but the No. 12 in the 2015 MLB Draft is only 25 years old and he’s coming into his best season yet. Naylor hit .256/.319/.452 with 20 home runs and 79 RBI over 498 at bats in 122 games and absolutely haunted right-handed pitching along the way. Taylor hit. 283/.334/.522 against right-handers with 19 of his home runs and 68 runs batted in, with the left-right split working in his favor.
Naylor and Josh Bell are expected to be everyday players in 2023, splitting their time between first base and the designated hitter, and the former top-100 prospect still has untapped potential if he’s even an adequate hitter can become against left-handed pitching and develop further. its raw power. Therefore, the model ranks him above first basemen like Nate Lowe and Vinnie Pasquantino, who are drafted at least 50 picks earlier on average.
How To Find Proven 2023 Fantasy Baseball Rankings
SportsLine’s model also ranks high on a surprising starting pitcher landing in the top 10 of his positional rankings. This player barely makes it off the board in the top 125 picks, but is expected to outperform starters Aaron Nola, Shane McClanahan and Brandon Woodruff. This choice can make the difference between winning your league or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.
So which 2023 fantasy sleepers should you be targeting in your upcoming drafts? Visit SportsLine now to see the 2023 Fantasy Baseball rankings for every position, all from the model named Tommy Edman’s big season, and find out.