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Fantasy Baseball Rankings 2023

Matt WilliamsDigital Content Coordinator
Posted: Nov 29, 2022Last updated: Dec 1, 2022

Here are The Game Day’s updated 2023 fantasy baseball rankings to fully prepare you for your fantasy draft day.

These fantasy MLB rankings include our early top 100 players based on standard rotisserie leagues with the following categories:

  • Hitting: Home Runs | Runs | RBIs | Batting Average | Stolen Bases
  • Pitching: Wins | Strikeouts | ERA | WHIP | Saves

Early Top 100 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

These are early top 100 rankings based on a rotisserie format. Check back soon for our top 300 and positional rankings.

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RankNamePosTm
1José Ramirez3BCLE
2Trea Turner2B/SSF/A
3Aaron JudgeOFF/A
4Julio RodríguezOFSEA
5Shohei OhtaniSP/DHLAA
6Ronald Acuña Jr.OFATL
7Corbin BurnesSPMIL
8Kyle TuckerOFHOU
9Gerrit ColeSPNYY
10Mookie BettsOFLAD
11Freddie Freeman1BLAD
12Juan SotoOFSD
13Bo BichetteSSTOR
14Vladimir Guerrero Jr.1BTOR
15Yordan AlvarezOFHOU
16Rafael Devers3BBOS
17Manny Machado3BSD
18Mike TroutOFLAA
19Sandy AlcantaraSPMIA
20Brandon WoodruffSPMIL
21Bobby Witt Jr.SS/3BKC
22Jacob deGromSPF/A
23Luis RobertOFCHW
24Dylan CeaseSPCHW
25Austin Riley3BATL
26Justin VerlanderSPF/A
27Shane McClanahanSPTB
28Max ScherzerSPNYM
29Edwin DiazRPNYM
30Francisco LindorSSNYM
31Paul Goldschmidt1BSTL
32Zack WheelerSPPHI
33Emmanuel ClaseRPCLE
34Aaron NolaSPPHI
35Jordan RomanoRPTOR
36J.T. RealmutoCPHI
37Nolan Arenado3BSTL
38Pete Alonso1BNYM
39Michael HarrisOFATL
40Randy ArozarenaOFTB
41Josh HaderRPSD
42Carlos RodonSPF/A
43Spencer StriderSPATL
44Julio UriasSPLAD
45Fernando Tatis Jr.SS/OFSD
46Kyle SchwarberOFPHI
47Adolis GarciaOFTEX
48Jose Altuve2BHOU
49Alek ManoahSPTOR
50Shane BieberSPCLE
51Marcus Semien2B/SSTEX
52Cedric MullinsOFBAL
53Daulton VarshoC/OFARI
54Ozzie Albies2BATL
55Jazz Chisholm2B/SSMIA
56Starling MarteOFNYM
57Bryce HarperOFPHI
58Matt Olson1BATL
59Andres Gimenez2B/SSCLE
60Zac GallenSPARI
61Luis CastilloSPSEA
62Max FriedSPATL
63Yu DarvishSPSD
64Kevin GausmanSPTOR
65Liam HendricksRPCHW
66Devin WilliamsRPMIL
67Ryan PresslyRPHOU
68Salvador PerezCKC
69Joe MusgroveSPSD
70Framber ValdezSPHOU
71Adley RutschmanCBAL
72Tim AndersonSSCHW
73Corey SeagerSSTEX
74Eloy JimenezOFCHW
75Teoscar HernandezOFSEA
76Tyler O'NeillOFSTL
77Giancarlo StantonOFNYY
78Dansby SwansonSSF/A
79Will SmithCLAD
80George SpringerOFTOR
81Xander BogaertsSSBOS
82Trevor StorySSBOS
83Triston McKenzieSPCLE
84Blake SnellSPSD
85Clayton KershawSPLAD
86J.D. MartinezDHF/A
87Wander FrancoSSTB
88Cristian JavierSPHOU
89Alex Bregman3BHOU
90Tommy Edman2B/OFSTL
91Carlos CorreaSSF/A
92Oneil CruzSSPIT
93Alejandro KirkCTOR
94Willy AdamesSSMIL
95Brandon Lowe2BTB
96Bryan ReynoldsOFPIT
97Willson ContrerasCF/A
98Robbie RaySPSEA
99Logan GilbertSPSEA
100Jose Abreu1BHOU

How To Use Fantasy MLB Rankings 2022

Know your format and scoring system

Our rankings are based on a rotisserie format, so you’ll need to tweak your ranks and approaches depending on the league style.

Offense will go early

In some early mocks and expert drafts so far, it’s unusual to see more than two pitchers go off the board in the first round. In 2023 the depth of top-quality starting pitching seems to be deeper than ever.


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Be aware of position scarcity

You should not use positional scarcity as a firm guidepost, as it’s often better to simply take the best player available. But as your draft progresses, you’ll have to address weaker positions such as third base.

Be aggressive

High-stakes players and industry experts will frequently draft a sleeper or value play ahead of their Average Draft Positions, so don’t be afraid to reach for a player if you’re particularly bullish on him.

Make a plan for closers and catchers

If you’re not going to take a top closer or catcher, then you will have to be prepared to monitor the waiver wire for relievers or go for riskier catchers. These are two unique positions that create much discussion among fantasy analysts, and you will have to decide on a preferred route.

Every draft is unique

Rankings and ADPs serve as a basis for what you may be preparing for, but no two drafts are ever the same.

Go your own way

You can use these rankings as a template, but you should have preferences as to what players you want to move up and down your draft board.

Drafting is just the beginning

Keep in mind that we will be working the waiver wire frequently throughout the season to address holes and replace injured players. The roster you finish with will likely look considerably different than the one you started with.

Draft with confidence

If you are well-prepared and don’t overanalyze takes on players, everything should go smoothly. No one has a perfect roster after the draft, especially in 15-team leagues.

Author

Matt Williams

Matt Williams is a Digital Content Coordinator with The Game Day, formerly of The Athletic and NBC Sports. Matt is the former host of the Turn Two Podcast and champion of both Tout Wars and the Kings Classic fantasy expert leagues. He has been nominated for an FSWA award and is known for his analytical breakdown threads on Twitter.

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