“Today is a day that will live in infinity,” as FDRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR….said. It will also live in your hearts and minds for the next few months as you constantly check the 2023 fantasy baseball rankings for updates on projections, rankings and just other little fun bits of tid.

Before we get into the top 10 for 2023 fantasy baseball (though I imagine every single one of you has skipped this intro), I’m gonna lay down some exposition. Here’s where you follow us on Twitter. Here’s where you follow us on Facebook. Here’s us on Youtube. Here’s us on TikTok. Here’s our fantasy baseball player rater. Here’s our fantasy baseball team name generator. Here are all of our 2023 fantasy baseball rankings. Here’s the position eligibility chart for 2023 fantasy baseball. And here is a picture of my son. What a punim! You may not get all of those links in such a handy, easy-to-use format again this year, so make proper note. (Unless you just go to the top menu on this page that says “Rankings” and click it, but semantics, my over-the-internet friend, semantics.) Also, here’s Steamer’s 2023 Fantasy Baseball Projections for Hitters and 2023 Fantasy Baseball Projections for Pitchers. Rudy’s on top of it this year! Sorta, he says to note it’s Version 1.0, and tweaks will happen over the course of the next few weeks. Also, Rudy’s Draft War Room is ready for all subscribers.

Now my expositional half insists I breakdown some generalizations about these 2023 fantasy baseball rankings. The 2023 fantasy baseball rankings will be an ever-evolving mass like the blob. This fantasy baseball top 10 for 2023 list is as of right now and could potentially change with a big injury or Trea Turner quitting baseball because he’s bored with being the best and wants to play competitive Mahjong. (I’m not sure yet where Trea would rank in my Mahjong Top 10.) So while it is the 2023 fantasy baseball gospel, take it with a tablet of salt. Tomorrow we will cover the rest of the top 20 for 2023 fantasy baseball, then we will go around the horn with a top 20 (more like 60) list for every position. Then for pitchers and outfielders, I’ll turn the dial to 100 (more like 140). Listed with each player are my 2023 projections. Did I consult with anyone else who does projections? It would be ignorant not to, but, in the end, these are my projections. Players need 5 games started at a position to get included in the positional rankings. If I put someone in a position, that is why. Well, that is whyahoo, actually.

Finally, as with each list in the 2023 fantasy baseball rankings, I will be mentioning where I see tiers start and stop. I look at tiers like this, if Trea and Julio Rodriguez are in the same tier, it doesn’t matter if one guy is ranked 1st and one guy is ranked fourth, they’re both very close. It comes down to personal preference. I would prefer the guy at number one over the guy at four, but you do you, I’ll do me and let’s hope we don’t go blind. Anyway, here’s the top 10 for 2023 fantasy baseball:

NOTE: All my 2023 fantasy baseball rankings are currently available on Patreon for the price of a Starbucks coffee, if you get one of those extra grande frappuccino jobbers. Don’t wait for the rankings to come out over the next month, and get them all now.

1. Trea Turner – This is the first tier. This tier goes from here until Yordan. I call this tier, “The Smithsonian can eat a D.” Last year, I said something to the affect that this was the largest first tier in the history of fantasy baseball at five players. Then, someone contacted me from the Smithsonian and said, “Contraire, the largest first tier in the history of fantasy baseball was six. That largest first fantasy baseball tier ever occurred on a battlefield of the Civil War. During a break in the action, James P. Boll, who was broadcasting the battle, stopped to read off a sponsorship by Coca-Cola, ‘Now with real cocaine!’, then, due to cattle crossing the battleground, the battle couldn’t start up again for a few minutes. With the downtime, Boll ranked six Cincinnati Stretchy-Pants, as the Reds were known in the parlance of the time, and that was the largest first tier in fantasy baseball. Six!” Well, Smithsonian, guess what? This year’s tier matches that, so you can eat a D!

I nearly added into the 1st tier a 7th in Kyle Tucker, too. I don’t tell you this so you get mad at the Smithsonian. You should’ve already been mad at them, when they said The Constitution was their most prized possession and not Fonzie’s leather jacket. I tell you this, because for the first time since 1877, it doesn’t really matter if you have the first pick or the sixth pick. It truly is a weird time in fantasy baseball. Maybe this year, Tildaddy will bounce back and become the clear number one again. Maybe Fun the Jewels will come alive after his suspension and return to the top of the charts. Maybe Jul-Rod will build on his rookie season. Maybe Judge will repeat the greatest year in the history of fantasy baseball and be the clearcut number one next year. Whatever the case with next year, this is this year, he said staring at a calendar. I can look at all of the top six and feel reasonably happy about any of them for my first pick.

As for Trea, here’s what I said this offseason, “Imagine a very good boy sitting at attention, let’s call that boy, Treat Urner. Treat Urner is looking at you with those doe-eyes giving you all kinds of oxytocin. Your brain is firing off like July 4th over the Hudson. My God it feels good! Stare at me Treat Urner and give me more and more oxytocin! Wag your tail and give me the love! In a baby voice, you lean in, “What does Treat Urner want? Does Treat Urner want a treat? Does he? Okay, to earn one of those treats you need to steal 30 bags, hit 25 homers and hit .300. Can the good boy do that? He can? Aw, what a good Treat Urner this Treat Urner is! Here…” Then I throw the treat into the yard, it lands in the bushes and we spend the next twenty minutes trying to figure out where that stupid treat landed while he licks my ears. Treat Urner was going to be great wherever he went. Landing in Philly gets Kyle Schwarber out of the leadoff slot. Right…RIGHT?! Please someone say I’m right. I don’t want to go to Amoeba Records and scratch Rob Thomas’s name off every CD as an act of deviance vs. the Phils’ manager. By the by, Trea Turner getting 11 years is quite funny.

But, of course, this is for this year, and there’s no one better, when consistency is factored in. Just an absolute lock for great counting stats. Now in Philly, it should help maintain the power, that isn’t top-flight, but good enough for a guy with his speed. Hopefully, he doesn’t pay too close attention to all the other Phils’ fly ball tendencies. “So, you’re saying I should have a Launch Angle of 26? Okay!” That’s Trea Turner at the batting cage with Rhys Hoskins and The Schwammer. No, stay away, Treat Urner! Good boy! This signing for Philly means Treastykakes are the best food in Philly since Chase steaks.” And that’s me quoting me! 2023 Projections: 107/22/101/.293/30 in 606 ABs

2. Jose Ramirez – In our year-end top 25 for 2023 fantasy baseball podcast, I don’t remember what I said, but what I think I said was, “Jose Ramirez’s 2nd half scares me like the brain worms it takes to think Kyrie Irving makes some interesting points.” And that’s me quoting a hypothetical me! What Hypothetical Me didn’t know at the time was Jose Ramirez was nursing a thumb injury that required surgery. Jo-Jo Ram said he injured his ulnar collateral ligament back in June. All I know is after 12-14 months, Jose Ramirez is going to be back to throwing 95 MPH with his thumb. *intern whispers in ear* I see…So, I’m being told Jose Ramirez won’t be pitching with his thumb, but should be fine for his normal lead-up to the season. If that changes, I might move him down, but, honestly, there would have to be something awful like the doctors operated on the wrong thumb, because Ramirez is a vet and doesn’t need much time to get ready. Less Spring Training might actually be better for him so his legs are fresher and we get more steals. Just hope whomever is holding his ulnar ligament as collateral promptly returns it. Keith Raniere, is that you with that collateral? 2023 Projections: 88/33/109/.269/22 in 549 ABs

3. Shohei Ohtani – Before typing this up (with my nose, just to showoff), I checked to see if Shohei had been traded yet. Prepare yourselves for the Summer of Shohei Getting Got. That will be what the s’s and g’s stand for all summer. Not shizzes and giggles. But Summer of Shohei Getting Got. Hey, at least I warned you, because I’m telling you now, it will be endless about the Angels possibly shopping Shohei, or at least as long as the list of Reasons Why Shohei Ohtani Might Be The Greatest Player Of All-Time. I’m a Bonds Stan, as the kids say. Kids who likely don’t remember Bonds. I was a Ken Griffey is The Kid kid. I was Reggie Jackson Is Actually My Father son. I believe Trout is the Most Effortless Top 20 Hitter of All-Time. I’m on board with all your great ones. With that said, Ohtani is doing stuff that’s never been done. He’s Him, as the kids say now. Kids who likely don’t watch baseball. Baseball has never seen anything like him. Don’t come with your Babe T-Ruth-erism. This is not being a Shohei Oh-Stan-i. This is me being real with you. If a guy was as terrible as Patrick Corbin and as awful as Kevin Newman, it would still be commendable if he did it for 586 ABs and 166 IP. Ohtani did it for that many at-bats and innings and was a top 20 hitter and top five pitcher. That is truly amazing, and never been done before, and might never be done again. As I have predicted many times before, I wouldn’t be surprised if Ohtani leads to more kids playing in high school and not choosing between hitting and pitching because of Ohtani, and we see a small influx of two-way players in seven to ten years. Ohtani is still doing it better than guys who may follow. Guys who might not exist, mind you. It’s breathtaking. With that said (here’s where Grey turns the ship around), he wasn’t ranked first overall by me because I do worry how long he can stay healthy doing both. Like the IRS, it has to be taxing. In weekly leagues where you lose his pitching, I’d take a 10 pick haircut off his price tag. This is a daily league ranking. If anyone is in a league where they get all hitting and pitching stats, then I don’t know how you don’t draft him 1st overall. 2023 Projections: 12-6/2.67/1.04/194 in 154 IP, 101/37/106/.264/13 in 544 ABs

4. Julio Rodriguez – The gloriousness of a large first tier, and another reason why the Smithsonian can eat a D is it absolves me of having to say, “I absolutely want Ohtani before Jul-Rod!” Honestly, I don’t. “One tier under God, gettin’ down for the funk of it.” As Terry Funk would tell you while dancing to the Funkadelic. Wonder if Terry Funk ever called himself The T. Funk. By the way, Terry Funk is the only pro wrestler to ever reach the age of 75-ish. Bless those Funky genes. Pro wrestlers and rappers *handshake emoji* Dying young. Any hoo! I like Julio Rodriguez. J-Rod makes my heart go pitter-patter like I’m Terry Funk at the age of 75-ish. (I could google his age, but what fun(k) is that?) Sophomore seasons don’t worry me; Julio-Rod is gorge. I’m not going to make this about all the things I don’t like with him, because it really comes down to 30/25/.280 in a bad park from someone with less of a track record vs. three guys above him who have been doing this for a handful of years and are still young enough to keep doing it. I’m not Mr. Let’s See It Again Youngster. I’m not screaming for J-Rodri to get off my lawn. I would be very happy to draft Rod-Jul, but going a tad safer with guys who have done it season after season feels smarter with your first pick. It’s not like Julio-R’s projections aren’t great, but the Smithsonian is eating a D, because this first tier is so stacked. 2023 Projections: 104/32/81/.281/33 in 577 ABs

5. Aaron Judge – He grew up in San Francisco. Judge told associates of mine at the Winter Meetings that he can still remember which Walgreen’s he was in when he witnessed his first shoplifting. He wistfully remembered, “I was by the breath mints, and this man carried out six boxes of Wheat Thins.” Fond memories for Judge that are going to be hard to replicate when he signs a 1-year deal with the Giants in ten years. As we all assumed, Aaron Judge re-signed with the Yankees through his age-39 season. Luckily, Razzball has a time machine at its disposal, and I went forward nine years to take a quick pic of Aaron Judge when he’s in that final year. Here it is:

So, Aaron Judge on the Yankees is more of the same. *claps hands, all done* No? Okay. Not sure how many people heard this, but it was reported the other day that MLB used three different baseballs last year. One of those balls was more batter-friendly. It was found only at the All-Star Game, Home Run Derby, postseason and Yankees games. This sounds like a joke, but the jokes ended with the guy walking out with Wheat Thins. I’m being serious now. Yo, jai alai called, it wants its “this sport is a joke” moniker back. MLB embraces gambling and institutes cheating by way of different balls. It truly is incredible.

How stacked is the first tier of fantasy baseball? A guy who just went 62/16/.311 is 5th overall. It’s so comical, really. 62/16/.311, guys and five girl readers, is the best line of all-time. 40/40 is nice; 50/10 is butter; 60/5 is nomnomnom, get in my belly; 62/12? I mean, c’mon. Seriously, c’mon. C’mon, c’mon! C’mon, c’mon, c’mon! It’s ludicrous. It’s mind boggling. Thesaurus, give me another synonym! It’s BREATHTAKING!!! So, why rank him here and not first overall? He was drafted around 25th overall last year and has Judge changed dramatically because he had the greatest contract year ever? I don’t know. He always had power — he’s a freakin’ giant, of course he has power! — but he’s never hit .300 or stole more than six bags in a season before. Also, being a certified giant (and not a Giant, as was rumored), he’s prone to injuries. That year of 62/12 wasn’t just a career year, it was the career year of career years. How’sever, if he goes 40/10/.280, it’s still very doable and a great, top five-ish year.  2023 Projections: 109/41/102/.283/10 in 548 ABs

6. Yordan Alvarez – Captain Woo Cubano is Aaron Judge minus five years and nine steals. Woo is actually a better bet for 60 homers than Judge even though Judge just hit 60 in a 35-homers-is-a-lot year. If you’ve seen Woo hit, you’re in love. If you’re not in love, then you have no heart. Not sure what that means for your health, but I’d take out a very large insurance policy for your loved ones, because no heart usually means dead. Captain Woo Cubano could be a cardiologist. “Sorry, you’re dead.” That’s after playing a Captain Woo Cubano home run highlight and getting no reaction. CWC reminds me of a lefty Big Papi. Oh, and that he hit .321 vs. lefties says so much. You can’t get Woo out. There’s no actual way. I’m sorry. Woo’s strikeout rate fell from 24.2% to 18.9%; his walk rate went from 8.4% to 13.9%; he’s now a .400+OBP guy and he had the 2nd best HardHit%. Smart money is on Judge being Judge again, but I’d like to put money on Woo being Judge. He’s WOO JUDGE! 2023 Projections: 93/43/112/.304/1 in 531 ABs

7. Kyle Tucker – This is a new tier. This tier goes from here until the top 20 for 2023 fantasy baseball. I call this tier, “Anonymous singing Destiny’s Child Say My Name.” The Destiny’s Child song Say My Name’s chorus goes like this, “Say my name, say my name. If you love me, let me hear you. Say my name, say my name.” Say my name, say my name, say my name and on and on. When one sings the call and response of Say My Name, they are always answered by, “[Fill-in person’s name].” Now if Anonymous were to be singing, “Say my name, say my name,” you don’t say Anonymoys, you say, “Uhh, what’s the answer here,” and are just confused. That confusion is this tier. The confusion comes from why aren’t these guys in the 1st tier. They all have a case to be made. They all could end up in the top six overall at the end of the year, and, as recently as last year, quite a few of them were in the top six overall. Again, it is a huge tier, and it will go into the top 20. They’re all great, and say my name, say my name…Uh, Anonymous? What’s the answer here?

“Say my name, say my name.” Kyle Tucker answers, “Mr. H2H, Mr. H2H.” That’s his name. Mr. H2H because of his uncanny ability to be solid if not spectacular for 24 straight weeks. I wonder if Mr. H2H ever wins a Player of the Week, then the next week goes oh-for-30 to balance the Force. Don’t comment, “ACKSUALLY Kyle Tucker has won the Player of Week honors.” I’m being facetious. I know Tucker can be great, he’s also very predictably solid week-in and week-out. Even Tucker’s career numbers are hilariously solid when you break them out to weekly numbers. He’s hit a home run every five games in his career and stolen a bag every seven and half games. He truly is:  One homer, 0.75 steal every week and a .270 average across nearly 400 games. Mr. H2H is not Pitbull’s Mr. Worldwide but he is Mr. Weekly. For roto? 1/0.75/.270 is solid across 24 weeks too, because he never slumps. Kyle Tucker, the Slumpbuster, but not as that term is usually used. 2023 Projections: 91/31/105/.272/20 in 553 ABs

8. Ronald Acuña Jr. – In a lot of ways, all fantasy baseball draft picks are trust falls. You have projections in mind, you hold your nose like you’re going underwater, then you fall backwards and the player catches you by achieving his projections or not. Tildaddy catches you every time. Just not always with his arms. Sometimes he catches you with his legs. But can he catch you with his knees? Are knees a part of legs? Am I doctor? What is this, the entrance exam into Harvard? Say my name, and, uh, Anonymous, why is Tildaddy not in the 1st tier? Okay, Mr. Question, let me answer already! To me, Tildaddy still went 15/29/.266 last year in 119 games or 467 ABs. Don’t hold against him that he missed 40+ games. Yes, he missed almost a half season the previous year, but that was all the same injury. That’s one injury vs. getting injured again and again with different injuries. Is that better or worse? I don’t know. I nearly moved Acuña out of this tier altogether, but I keep going back to what he did last year on a knee that he said “felt terrible” and was being reported that he had a “wet newspaper” for a knee. “Okay, which one of you little doggies peed on Acuña’s newspaper knee?” He has been prone to injuries, but he also gets back on the field and does well. There was just no way I could say I was taking Acuña over a guy in the 1st tier or Tucker, especially not with the possibility that steals would be up across the league with the limited pickoff moves. Tildaddy had a .331 BABIP last year and lost nearly twenty points on average. Could it be because he has The Mummy’s knee? Might be. The Mummy can be wrapped in a wet newspaper. Too many moving parts and the whole “wet newspaper” thing, but, at this spot in the rankings, I will hold my nose, hope Tildaddy feels better another year away from the surgery, and draft him. Will I be out completely in five years when he hits 29 years of age and I start comparing him to the Andruw Jones fall-off? Maybe, but that’s in five years. (Actually, in four years as we prepare too early for the fall-off.) We’re here Tildaddy becomes Andruw Jones! 2023 Projections: 96/26/68/.277/30 in 509 ABs

9. Bo Bichette – Bo knows expectations. Bo knows raw deal. Bo knows what happened last year. Bo knows he did well last year even though people expected him to do better. Bo knows that if every pick you make does as well as Bo did last year vs. expectations then people would’ve won a lot of leagues. Bo knows all of this and Bo also knows there will be people who are like, “Yeah, not this year, devil.” Bo knows the devil too. They went to high school together and keep up with each other over Facebook, so Bo knows he doesn’t care about your opinion on the devil. Bo knows someone will take that the wrong way and accuse Bo of doing some Satanic stuff, and Bo will say, “Yeah, with my tongue,” and try to high-five Vlad Jr. and Vlad will be like, “Yo, bro, what are you talking about?” Bo knows all of this and that if he goes 25/15/.280 with insane counting stats, due to a stacked lineup, he’ll be worth every bit of this draft spot, and that’s the floor. Bo knows his ceiling was when he was the top player overall on the Player Rater the year before, but will keep it to himself, see: Expectations. 2023 Projections:  107/25/86/.287/17 in 603 ABs

10. Mookie Betts – Who’s the best? Mookie Best, of course. Wildly enough, you know who’s better than the Best? Everyone above Mookie on this list. I legitimately tried to convince myself to rank Mookie above everyone above him. I failed myself. If doing an either/or, I could see the case for Mookie over Mr. H2H, Boba or Tildaddy, but I won’t be making that case. I could see leagues where I take Boba instead of Tucker, because I’ve taken Tucker before and want some variety. I am struggling to imagine myself taking Betts in front of Boba, Acuña or Tucker. Even though guys in the same tier should be interchangeable, but I also see Betts’s projections and see them as being rightfully slotted in right here and interchangeable with Boba or Mr. H2H, at least, if not Acuña, due to the injury concern, as well. Betts’s 30/15/.270 is exactly the same value as those other guys. So, why can’t I imagine Betts any higher? I don’t know, to be honest, which is why I’m writing this while sitting in a shrink’s waiting room. Did someone just call my name? Siri, stop typing, I’m talking to the receptionist now. Hello? Siri, please. Yes, I have a two o’clock appointment. I don’t think anything’s wrong with me, but someone needs to instruct my Siri to stop typing! It’s really annoying! 2023 Projections: 112/29/84/.268/16 in 582 ABs

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Ryan
Ryan
3 days ago

Who would you rather have for the next 3 seasons between Turner/Bichette?

Scott
Scott
9 days ago

I like your top ten but secretly was hopping my B Witt would squeeze in there.

Here is an interesting keeper question.
22 team 5×5 roto $260
Five keepers for 2013 only.

Keeping Witt$19, JRodriquez $12: and McClanahan $15

Have T Turner$48
J Ramirez $45
O Cruz $10
And Luzardo $1

Which remaining two to keep?
Keep one, both or neither of Turner and Ramirez ?

Los locos
Los locos
10 days ago

If Jordan Walker makes it out of camp, where do you rank him

Dude
Dude
10 days ago

Is Story a drop in a 14 team dynasty at this point?

Milarky
Milarky
10 days ago

Hey Grey, one more for you today. I know Itch is the prospect guy – I got his opinion already, but curious to get yours as well. Which two prospects would you keep out of the following (we get to keep 3, and Corbin Carroll is a lock):

Eury Perez
Jordan Lawlar
Hunter Greene

No More Shift
No More Shift
10 days ago

1. One of the leagues I’m playing in this year is a shallow 6-team standard roto redraft. What draft position do like here? I’m leaning 6 – two top 10 picks.

2. The other is a shallow 8-team. What draft position do you like in this one?

RoarOf84
RoarOf84
10 days ago

Who would you rather roster for the next 5 seasons? Wander or Gunnar?

toolshed
toolshed
10 days ago

Are you expecting anything from mervis this year after their recent FA deals? The hosmer signing was bad but now they have mancini eating up a dh spot. Hosmer is on a one-year deal at league min so he could get DFA’d quickly after they get sick of him. That is me trying to be optimistic. I never thought they’d be that stupid. I guess i underestimated them.

Tyler
Tyler
10 days ago

Love it! Quick question regarding a couple trades I was offered for Matt Olson. I love Olson and these offers have had me thinking about moving him. Stuck in a scenario where I hate to move him to someone else’s team, but I also don’t want to turn down a great offer. I also have a big need for SS. Just looking for some thoughts and feedback!

12 team, 18 player keeper league.
Offense: H, R, HR, RBI, BB, SO, SB, AVG, OPS
Pitching: ER, BB, K, ERA, WHIP, QS, W, L, SV

My keepers: Varsho, freeman, segura, devers, trout, m. Harris, Betts, France, Olson, bryant, Moreno, Jeff McNeil,
Alcantara, Gilbert, montas, Grayson Rodriguez, quantrill & Quintana.

Trade offer 1:
Max fried, Jeremy Pena, eury Perez, 2023 1st and 2nd round pick and 2024 1st and 2nd round pick

For

Matt Olson, my 3rd and 4th round pick this year and next year.

Trade offer 2:
Severino and O’Neill Cruz

For

Matt Olson.

Thanks Grey, looking forward to another years worth of your content!

Tyler
Tyler
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

Thanks Grey, appreciate it!

Hernan
Hernan
10 days ago

best day of the baseball year indeed, although , not happy about losing the unfair advantage of having the patreon rankings since, like, a month ago…, still , happy to have drafted a handful of D&H teams using all that exquisite information… in one of them I even started CWC/Bo from the 14 spot…., I would say , “looking forward for what’s on tap” but……, Cheers and Razzball 4 L!!!!!!!!!!!

toolshed
toolshed
10 days ago

I am surprised not to see Sexy Dr Pepper on this list. Soto had a down year last year based on his standards. He is young and will be in a good lineup. His statcast chart is all red. He had a .249 babip last year which is way below what he typically has produced. The ball change last year didn’t help him since he goes the other way so easily. Many of those doubles to deep left probably were home runs in past years.

lolmets
lolmets
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

meh, hold sotos bad year against him, but then rank turner 1 and judge 5th after last years performance? seems like weighting sotos bad year heavily and underweight on judges historic year. judge was nearly twice as valuable as treat dollar for dollar on the 5×5 razzball player rater from a year ago.

Milarky
Milarky
10 days ago

Hey Grey, here we go! I’m thinking about tinkering with my keepers. We keep 4 hitters, 2 pitchers, 3 prospects. It’s roto format with SLG% added as 6th cat, 10 teams with deep rosters. Here are my current keepers:

Treat Urner
Kyle Tucker
Matt Olson
Ozzie Albies
Gausman
Javier (or Logan Webb)
Corbin Carroll
Jordan Lawlar
Hunter Greene

Given the shitscape that is 3B, would you consider dealing Tucker for JoJoRam? I know he’s ranked ahead of Tucker, but in a keeper league Tucker is still sexy and way younger.

Milarky
Milarky
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

Thanks Grey, happy new year!

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
10 days ago

Best day of the year, Grey’s rankings begin!

Snacks
Snacks
10 days ago

Awesomeness, now its feeling like baseball season!!!!!!!!

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
10 days ago

In leagues where Ohtani is treated as 2 players, what do see for his seperate ADPs as hitter and pitcher?

Ryan Wheeler
Ryan Wheeler
10 days ago

I joined a keeper league last year and was able to pick two (available/left over) players for my keepers…. I’m happy to see they are both in your top ten overall this year! (Tucker and Alvarez)

Smitty
10 days ago

Christmas in January! Share your Yordy love, thank you

scar
Scar
10 days ago

Happy 1st unofficial day of the 2023 fantasy baseball season! The top 10 is so loaded, Tatis and Soto aren’t included haha

Mikeal
Mikeal
10 days ago

ITS BACK!

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
10 days ago

Yo G Man, that TikTok link isn’t working.

Harry Beanebag
Harry Beanebag
10 days ago

All is right with world now that your rankings have begun. Thank you, Grey!

William
William
10 days ago

Alright, it’s now the official start of fantasy baseball season when Grey starts rolling out his rankings. Looking forward to the rest of them, Sir! One question, though – are you going to rate closers this season? It seems like (IIRC) that’s the one group of players you do not provide writeups on although you do have projections for them in the table when you’re finished.

William
William
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

Also – I think you could make the case for ranking Ohtani #1 overall, since with one draft pick you are getting (as you wrote) a top 20 hitter and a top 5 pitcher. Although most leagues only let you put him in your lineup as one or the other (how often does he bat when he pitches? Zero, or is he occasionally in the lineup as a batter on those days also?)

William
William
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

OK, thanks. That’s how our league is set up, you can’t have him as both a hitter and a pitcher on the days he is pitching.

kcc26
kcc26
10 days ago

nice top 10. Hard to squeeze any real shockers in there this year. maybe not a bad year to pick in the middle or end of snake drafts.

different format, but who would you rather in a very deep (40 man rosters) points league, $400 budget:

A: $12 cronenworth
B: $8 Drury & $5 Kirilloff

Thanks!

kcc26
kcc26
Reply to  Grey
10 days ago

haha totally fair. at first I was going to keep Cronenworth, but wasn’t super excited about it. But then I realized that it was literally just for the luxury of having a guy that can cover both middle infield positions. But I put them on my trade block before cutting and this owner has expressed interest. I don’t mind a kirilloff flyer in this format, but would prefer it at $1-2…

Dong Show
Dong Show
10 days ago

“Before we get into the top 10 for 2023 fantasy baseball (though I imagine every single one of you has skipped this intro), I’m gonna lay down some exposition.”

I read it Grey!!

NOW it feels like Baseball is back when you drop the rankings.

slappyJ
slappyJ
10 days ago

Big Papi was a lefty though, or am I missing the joke? Either way, thanks for the content Mr.Grey

Nick
Nick
10 days ago

Oh glorious day! Thanks for bringing some light into the bleakness of January life.

The Great Knoche
10 days ago

Tucker might be the most boring Top 10 player ever.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  The Great Knoche
10 days ago

Trea Turner already won that award.

Smitty
Reply to  The Great Knoche
10 days ago

One of the best swings in baseball

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
10 days ago

Here we go!!

daddydingo
daddydingo
10 days ago

About time!!! Winter is over the groundhog has not seen his shadow and the rankings are OUT!!!!
Extra Extra read all about it, Please tell me why Wander is going to be the best Fantasy player this year!!!

RoarOf84
RoarOf84
10 days ago

Officially fantasy baseball season with your ranks starting to drop!

Charlie
Charlie
1 month ago

Grey!! Happy Thanksgiving, pre-Hanukkah and 2023 ranking day!!! Oh what a time to be alive. I can officially kick off my work week with zero productivity now that your rankings are live.

10 team, h2h, 6×5 including ops, keep 7 forever with keeper value tied to the round the player was drafted in (listed in parentheses). I have to choose 7 from the below 8.

1. Who is the odd man out below?
2. I’ve been offered my Wander for his Treat Urner. While you have Turner ranked higher than Wander, Turner is 30 years old this year and Wander is 22 years old this year. Also, Turner would be a 2nd round keeper and Wander would be a 13th round keeper. Who would you rather have given my format?

Trout (1)
Olson (6)
JRam (7)
Wander (13)
Albies (14)
Tucker (22)
Acuña (24)
Michael Harris (24) – I acquired an additional round 24 pick so I can keep both Acuña and Harris if I want.

Thanks!

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks! Lol I have Razzball and Grey level keepers.

I think Trout is the most logical player to toss back due to round value and production. However, Olson may be the most likely player to toss back and re-draft. Wander makes sense to toss back, but the league has some pretty savvy owners who love their rookie nookie and I could see him being drafted early. If I do end up trading Wander for Turner, I think the choice has to be Trout or Olson.

That age and round gap between Wander and Turner don’t bother you too much? Yes, Turner is infinitely better than Wander this year, but do you think if I move him I’ll be looking back in a few years kicking myself?

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you so much!!

Agree completely. I just know if I toss Trout back someone will grab him in round 1 before I have the chance to redraft. He’s a bit frustrating to own, but Trout + whoever I supplement him with is guaranteed 40+ hrs and won’t kill me on avg.

Olson, I’m hopeful I can re-draft him. If I trade Wander for Turner (round 2 keeper), I’d have to hope Olson falls to me in round 3. If I keep Wander, I’d have a 2nd round draft pick and would likely re-draft Olson there. Not as good as round 6 value, but I’d still have him.

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Oh I absolutely love Olson, too. I’ve been all in on him since you started screaming his name from the rooftops a few years ago lol. Then he gets traded to my Braves and it was game, set, match.

I also love Trout, too, since he’s Trout and bc I’ve rostered him since 2012. It’s hard evaluating keepers sometimes bc it’s hard to be exclusively objective.

Trout is the smart play to toss back, but Olson is the most likely to be tossed back and re-drafted. I keep asking myself who would I be more upset over losing if I toss back and am unable to re-draft them, Trout or Olson? Lol I’m having a really hard time answering that question.

Edit:
I’m curious to see your projections for Trout and Olson this year, but I’m willing to bet that they’re pretty similar. Trout probably has a touch more avg and power, but the rbis and runs should be similar. And speed is virtually nonexistent with both. Ignoring name value, Olson holds more value with a round 6 keeper value attached to him vs Trout’s round 1.

Last edited 1 month ago by Charlie
Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

For sure. Olson is 28 and Trout is 31. And those games played for Trout have continued to trend down as he ages. Whereas Olson has logged ~a full season every year outside of the hamate injured season. And even then, he played in every game that season after he came back except for game 162.

Outside of the shortened 2020 season, Trout hasn’t played close to a full season since 2016. He did play 140 games in 2018 and 134 in 2019 but you can see the decline in health/games played coming a mile away. How much longer will he hit 40 hrs/40 prorated hrs a season? Nobody knows.

Lol to further validate Trout’s injury concerns, my wife is a critical care physician and when I asked her last season how serious his injury was she said “he has a sore back and he’s old. he’s suffering from old man back.”

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Sad day lol. But probably the best decision and maximizes my team’s talent pre-draft. I absolutely love him since I’ve rostered him as a keeper for 10 seasons but it has to end sometime and I’d rather be a season early than a season late. Thanks, Grey!