Triston McKenzie had some good news the other day. He learned he has a muscle. The bad news he received concurrently was he strained it. His teres major muscle in his shoulder is strained and he will miss up to eight weeks. A teres major muscle sounds like a muscle conductors use to wave their […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
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Welcome back to our second meeting of AA…Analytics Anonymous. I hope you all stuck with the program this past week. Did you approach your 2023 fantasy baseball draft prep with an analytical mind? If you answered “YES” to this question, you are on track to graduate the program. If you answered “NO”, don’t sweat it, […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Are the top 20 1st basemen for 2023 fantasy baseball good? How do you define good? Is good definable? Are you Plato? What is a Plato? Any hoo! This post goes on for about 1.8 million words, so let’s dive in. Here’s Steamer’s 2023 Fantasy Baseball Projections for Hitters and 2023 Fantasy Baseball Projections for Pitchers. The projections noted in this post are my own, and I mention where tiers start and stop. Subscriptions are up and running, and you can already get Rudy’s Draft War Room. Anyway, here’s the top 20 1st basemen for 2023 fantasy baseball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
I’m not sure what has gotten into general managers, but they are making trades like it is the midseason deadline and free agents are already coming off the board.
This action has me so excited, I can’t wait to get into this week’s 2023 Top Keepers – First Basemen edition.
What Kind of First Baseman Do You Want?
Today’s first basemen are all over the board. Some fall into the category of the traditional first baseman – the dudes who hit with power but didn’t do too much more at the plate. You also have your high average, high OBP first basemen who didn’t hit for a lot of power. And there are the few that do it all – or at least get close to doing it all.
Then you have your utility first basemen. Today’s game features plenty of first basemen who also play two to three other positions. We have second baseman who are playing first, or first basemen playing in the outfield or third base.
Because of this versatility, the position is no longer the home of just sluggers. You have to pick a first baseman to keep who best fills your specific needs because the complete first baseman – a run producing power hitter who hits for average and gets on base, are a rare breed.
So let’s dive in and get to the rankings.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Welcome to the final day of the MLB regular season. After two weeks of my fantasy highs and lows followed by my 3B report card last week, I wrap up the season today with my 1B report card. If you read last week’s report, you’ll note a similar look with this one. I’ll be going […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Just like last week, I’m going to change up the traditional Corner Infield Mashup and give you my fantasy highs and lows for 2023. In the last edition, we discussed several hot corner names to chase and avoid in 2023. Today, we’ll do the same for the other hot corner. Just like before, I’m going […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Well Razzfolks, I spoke too soon in last week’s edition of Razzball Ambulance Chasers. In this edition, we are chock full of injuries. So, Grey cannot lay me off yet, right? RIGHT? Last week, the Cincinnati Reds descent into madness continues as five Reds, including Joey Votto, hit the IL. Across the country, the Padres […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Yesterday, Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs with his 32nd and 33rd homer. Au Shizz twizz! Paul Goldschmidt leads the NL in batting average; Goldy leads the NL in RBIs; Au Shizz is two behind the NL league leader in homers (The Schwammer). That’s right, Goldy could be the first NL Triple Crown winner since Ducky Medwick in 1937. Since Ducky Medwick won that Triple Crown, MLB has changed the baseballs five times in the last six years; Rob Manfred has invented something called ghost runners, and they’re not wearing full-body sheets; there were 7-inning doubleheaders that everyone hated except Rob Manfred, and Cheez Whiz was invented. That’s all the major things since 1937. That’s all of them. Don’t try to do a google for more. *rips Google out of hands* I said no more googling! Usually by mid-August, I make these ledes slightly geared towards 2023 fantasy, but I don’t know what there’s to say on Paul Goldschmidt other than he was incredible in the 1st half (.330/.414/.590), and he’s actually gotten better in the 2nd half (.350/.425/.728). If you thought Au Shizz was Old Shizz, you misread the shizzuatation. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Hope everybody’s All-Star Break is going smooth and you are able to catch up on seeing your family more and maybe getting into a new show or two to help you get through this dead period of our sport that consumes our daily lives. The 2nd half will be fast and furious with trades, playoff […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
One month into the year, 39-year old Charlie Morton (FD $10,000/DK $9,200) looked completely washed–over his first four starts he carried a 7.00 ERA and a 1.78 WHIP, along with barely more Ks than BBs (15:11). You’d have said “Stay the course, he can’t stay that bad.” And you’d have been right, but only in […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
If you’ve got a younger sibling, you may remember those days when you’d take advantage of your physical/athletic superiority over them. You’d feel really big and bad if you could out-wrestle them; you’d let them get leads on you when playing sports at home, only to come back and take the lead and win at […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Takes off Hello Kitty headphones, places head on the train tracks. Faintly off in the distance, I can hear the very subtle call of exuberance. A very, small yay. That’s the sound of the one fantasy baseball owner who has Isaac Paredes in their lineup for his three-homer night (3-for-3, 4 RBIs, 6th, 7th, and 8th homer). I’ll be real with you, I was sweating this one for Mark Whiten. Back in 1993, Whiten glued four baseballs to his hand back, and he ain’t trying to get a new member of the club. For those of you singing, “I love a Paredes,” I know. This would’ve been Ethel Merman’s best day in fantasy baseball. RIP, you bussin’ Queen. Any hoo! Hard to hit three homers and not be a schmotato, so I could see grabbing Paredes, but Cash is there. Cash’s favorite movie? Platoon. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:Please, blog, may I have some more?