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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 1135 – 2023 Catcher Rankings Preview #1

2/3/22

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 1133 – Fireside Chat at PitchCon: Tough SP Ranks

2/1/22

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Paul Sporer’s Baseball Chat – February 1st, 2023

Transcript is available!

1:04

Paul Sporer: Hello everyone! Thanks for coming!

1:04

Sabey Sabes: What’s a realistic expectation from Judge this year? Have him as a keeper at #10 overall, but oh the trade options, too.

1:09

Paul Sporer: Something like .285/40/100/100

1:09

Paul Sporer: And that’s conservative, tbh

1:09

Nate: If you can keep either Nate Lowe or Tristan Casas in a 16 teamer…think they’ll be roughly similar this year? And moving forward? Or am I over/underestimating Casas?

1:09

Paul Sporer: Probably overestimating Casas right now. I’m a big Lowe fan so it’s easily him for me

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 1134 – 2023 OF Rankings Preview 81+

1/30/22

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OF RANKINGS 81+

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 1131 – 2023 OF Rankings Preview 31-80

1/27/22

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OF RANKINGS 31-80

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Paul Sporer’s 2023 Third Base Rankings

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The Hot Corner is tough this year. There is a pack of stars atop the heap, but then a substantial drop-off where things completely open up. You could find yourself behind the 8-ball if you wait too long. Meanwhile, you could aim to make things worse for your leaguemates by taking some multi-eligible players and slotting them throughout your lineup.

2023 Third Base Ranks
RK NAME TEAM LG POS
1 José Ramírez CLE AL 3B
2 Manny Machado SD NL 3B
3 Bobby Witt Jr. KC AL 3B/SS
4 Rafael Devers BOS AL 3B
5 Austin Riley ATL NL 3B
6 Nolan Arenado STL NL 3B
7 Alex Bregman HOU AL 3B
8 Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT NL 3B
9 Gunnar Henderson BAL AL 3B
10 Josh Jung TEX AL 3B
11 Max Muncy LAD NL 2B/3B
12 Brandon Drury LAA AL 1B/2B/3B
13 Alec Bohm PHI NL 3B
14 Ryan McMahon COL NL 3B
15 Jose Miranda MIN AL 1B/3B
16 Anthony Rendon LAA AL 3B
17 Jordan Walker STL NL 3B
18 Matt Chapman TOR AL 3B
19 Ha-Seong Kim 김하성 SD NL 3B/SS
20 Yandy Díaz TB AL 3B
21 Luis Urías MIL NL 2B/3B/SS
22 Justin Turner BOS AL 3B
23 DJ LeMahieu NYY AL 1B/2B/3B
24 Eugenio Suárez SEA AL 3B
25 Rodolfo Castro PIT NL 2B/3B
26 Joey Wendle MIA NL 2B/3B/SS
27 Gio Urshela LAA AL 3B
28 Yoán Moncada CHW AL 3B
29 Eduardo Escobar NYM NL 3B
30 Josh Rojas ARI NL 2B/3B
31 Jeimer Candelario WAS NL 3B
32 Luis Rengifo LAA AL 2B/3B
33 Spencer Steer CIN NL 3B
34 Wilmer Flores SF NL 1B/2B/3B
35 Ramón Urías BAL AL 2B/3B
36 Brendan Donovan STL NL 2B/3B/OF
37 Brian Anderson MIL NL 3B/OF
38 Evan Longoria ARI NL 3B
39 Isaac Paredes TB AL 1B/2B/3B
40 Jace Peterson OAK AL 3B
41 Kyle Farmer MIN AL 3B/SS
42 J.D. Davis SF NL 3B
43 Jon Berti MIA NL 2B/3B
44 Patrick Wisdom CHC NL 3B
45 Curtis Mead TB AL 3B
46 Brett Baty NYM NL 3B
47 Emmanuel Rivera ARI NL 3B
48 Josh Smith TEX AL 3B/OF
49 Bobby Dalbec BOS AL 1B/3B
50 Josh Donaldson NYY AL 3B
20 gm qualification; 5×5 Roto; Blue indicates new tier

NOTES:

The lack of premium talent at the Hot Corner makes José Ramírez a legit 1.1 consideration for me. Make no mistake, his skills alone do that, too, but there are a handful of candidates for that top spot and when trying to parse through them, his eligibility at 3B is a big selling point for me.

Manny Machado is just as rock solid as it gets and almost feels like a bit of a bargain as a wheel pick, going regularly in the 14-18 range in 15-team leagues. He has even gone as late as 20 during January which is a steal with his ironclad production and dearth of premium 3B.

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Paul Sporer’s Baseball Chat – January 25th, 2023

The transcript is now available!

3:00

Paul Sporer: Hello everyone, thanks for coming out!

3:00

Nate: Hey Paul, quick breakdown of the Mondesi deal? Thanks!

3:01

Paul Sporer: He is still SUUUUCH an injury risk that it’s hard to get too excited, but just him being in the news will probably raise his price. I’m OK taking the shot anything past pick-200 as he can make an impact in as few as 75 games, but don’t put all your SB eggs in his basket!

3:01

ScottTINSTAAPP: Vegas Main Event Saturday is officially 2 months away, can’t wait!

3:01

Paul Sporer: I am so excited already!!!

3:01

Oil Can Baggins: Hey Paul, if you had any hints for market manipulation on OOTP in advance of your new set dropping on Thursday – could you very cryptically hint at it? If I should load up on historical Tigers, blink twice.

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 1130 – 2023 OF Rankings Preview Top 30

1/24/22

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OF RANKINGS 1-30

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 1128 – 2023 SS Rankings Preview #1

1/20/22

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SS RANKINGS

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Paul Sporer’s Baseball Chat – January 19th, 2023

A day late, but hopefully not a dollar short!

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1:34

Paul Sporer: I inexplicably forgot yesterday was Wednesday… no joke. I’m an old idiot. Anyway, didn’t want miss this week so let’s rock!

1:34

Guest: hey, paul!

in an obp league with slg added. trying to choose between keeping nootbaar at $5 and jorge polanco at $5. thoughts?

1:38

Paul Sporer: I lean toward Noot as I have the pair pretty close, but Noot having more upside. My HR/SB/AVG for them are close while Noot gets a healthy OBP boost and then close again on SLG. We have Noot batting 6th rn, but if he moves back up, then his R/RBI can exceed Polanco for sure

1:38

Larry: What’s your confidence level in Acuna returning to the stud he was before the knee injury?

1:40

Paul Sporer: Pretty high. He’s my #1 overall by projection, barely over Judge and J-Ram (all of whom I can take at 1.1) and I think a year removed from the injury should help Acuña get back some pop while hopefully continuing to run. 40/40 is very much in play, though obviously that’s the upside, not the projection/expectation

1:40

Guest: Jordan Walker for Marcelo Mayer and Henry Davis. Who says no?

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