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Chad Young’s 2023 Ottoneu RP Rankings

This list is a little different than the others. First, RP in FanGraphs Points leagues, where saves and holds have value but are not a category, function fairly differently than in more traditional formats. You don’t need a closer, but having a middle reliever who never gets late-inning work isn’t ideal either. Role matters but it isn’t as simple as “go get the closers to pile up saves.” Second, I value RP differently than the market or any auction calculator. So we are going need a slightly longer intro before I just drop a table on you.
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Justin Mason’s 2023 Catcher Ranks: 1/31/2023

Now that football season is over, it is time to really prep for baseball drafts! Read the rest of this entry »

Chad Young’s 2023 Ottoneu Util/Missing Player Values

When doing my rankings by position, I have to make decisions on who makes the cut to be ranked and who doesn’t. Based on projections, current roster percentages and other data, some players get ranked and others get left out. Before the cut deadline tonight, I wanted to provide an update on a set of players who missed that cut but maybe should not have. Six of these players are utility-only, and therefore didn’t go on positional rankings. Others just weren’t on my radar, so to speak.

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Chad Young’s 2023 Ottoneu SP Rankings

Justin Mason’s Outfield Ranks: 1/27/2023

Now that football season is over, it is time to really prep for baseball drafts!

This year to improve my prep, I am doing full projections on every position which are reflected in my ranks. My ranks will be available here on FanGraphs and daily updates and full projections will be available on the Sleeper and the Bust Patreon once I have completed them. Read the rest of this entry »

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
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


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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Chad Young’s 2023 Ottoneu OF Rankings

Nicklaus Gaut’s 2023 Outfielder Ranks

We’ve now covered my ranks at catcher, first base, second base, third base, and shortstop, before making a stop in Splitsville last week. Let’s close our hitters out – time to hit that grass.

It’s not that the outfielders are shallow by talent but depending on your league and roster size, eventually, you’ll reach a cliff past which full-time players are few and far between. Full and part platoons start wreaking havoc on projecting final production, and while some part-timers will still end up with enough playing time to be fantasy-viable, trying to properly judge their value from week to week may be a fantasy headache some managers just may not want. Read the rest of this entry »

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


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Justin Mason’s Shortstop Ranks: 1/24/2023

Now that football season is over, it is time to really prep for baseball drafts!

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