With 2023 MLB Spring Training already underway and the 2023 World Baseball Classic offering an extended look at some of the game’s top stars, Fantasy baseball owners have an opportunity to glean more information than usual as they begin their 2023 Fantasy baseball draft prep. MLB Opening Day is on March 30 and draft season is going to heat up over the next three weeks. So, who are some of the 2023 Fantasy baseball sleepers you should be looking at that can dramatically outperform their 2023 Fantasy baseball ADP?
White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez hasn’t been able to play more than 84 games in a season since his rookie year in 2019, but he’s been one of the most exciting power hitters in baseball when healthy. A live-updated set of 2023 Fantasy baseball rankings can help you figure out exactly how much risk you can take with an injury-plagued player like Jimenez while also ensuring that you get maximum value out of every pick in your upcoming drafts. Before going on the clock, be sure to see the 2023 Fantasy baseball rankings and cheat sheets from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
Edman had a 2022 Fantasy baseball ADP well outside the top 100 but the model predicted that he’d outperform that draft position. The result: Edman posted new career-highs in home runs (13), RBI (57) and stolen bases (32) while slashing a respectable .265/.324/.400 to finish as the third-best second baseman in Fantasy baseball. Anybody who followed its advice and picked up Edman late in their Fantasy baseball drafts received a huge power boost in their Fantasy baseball lineups.
The SportsLine model is engineered by the same people who powered projections for all three major Fantasy sites. And that same group is sharing its 2023 Fantasy baseball rankings and cheat sheets over at SportsLine, helping you find Fantasy baseball sleepers, breakouts and busts long before your competition. Their cheat sheets, available for leagues on many major sites, are updated multiple times every day.
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Top 2023 Fantasy baseball sleepers
One of the Fantasy baseball sleepers 2023 the model is high on: Giants right fielder Michael Conforto. The former Met did not play in 2022 due to shoulder surgery but landed a $36 million contract to be an integral part of San Francisco’s lineup. Conforto averaged 25.5 home runs and 74.3 RBI over his four previous full seasons with a career OPS of .824.
Conforto is now healthy and motivated, but last year’s lost season made him fall completely off some people’s radars. His 2023 Fantasy baseball ADP has him as the 24th right fielder being selected, but the SportsLine model has him among the top 15 at the position. That difference creates value in Conforto, who is slotted ahead of Austin Meadows and Hunter Renfroe, despite those two being drafted multiple rounds earlier on average.
Another one of the Fantasy baseball sleepers 2023 the model is all over: Cardinals left fielder Tyler O’Neill. The 27-year-old earned his way into the Cardinals lineup through great defense, winning a National League Gold Glove during the 2020 season while hitting just .173 in the pandemic-shortened season. However, he broke out in 2021 with 34 home runs, 80 RBI and 15 stolen bases while slashing .286/.352/.560, winning another Gold Glove and finishing top 10 in the NL MVP voting.
O’Neill followed that up with a disappointing showing in 2022, missing 66 games and posting a .700 OPS while hitting 14 home runs, driving in 58 runs and stealing 14 bases. However, he was clearly plagued by an early shoulder injury and two separate stints on the IL because of hamstring injuries. Additionally, his .277 BABIP was an 89-point drop-off from the year prior and a 43-point dip from his current career average. That’s why the model is projecting him as a top-five left fielder, ahead of players like Christian Yelich and Steven Kwan who are being drafted at least two round earlier on average.
How to find proven 2023 Fantasy baseball rankings
SportsLine’s model is also high on a surprising starting pitcher who lands in the top 10 of its positional rankings. This player is barely going off the board in the top 125 picks, but is projected to outperform starters such as Aaron Nola, Shane McClanahan and Brandon Woodruff. This pick could be the difference in winning your league or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.
So which 2023 Fantasy sleepers should you target in your upcoming drafts? Visit SportsLine now to get 2023 Fantasy baseball rankings for every single position, all from the model that called Tommy Edman’s big season, and find out.