The Most Impactful Fantasy Baseball Rookies at each…

Unless your league is Dynasty-format, rookie’s rarely get drafted yet can provide top-tier value when they arrive in the big leagues. Think of Spencer Strider last year; he was a relatively small name but came up and dominated. Here’s the best rookies in 2023 by position group.


Francisco Alvarez (HM Yainer Diaz)

Probably the easiest choice of this list. Alvarez leads all rookie catchers in Home Runs, Runs, RBI’s and is in the top 3 in OPS, WRC+ and WAR. The former #1 prospect is simply one of the best offensive bats at the position in all of baseball.


Middle Infield – SS/2B

Matt McLain (HM Elly De La Cruz)

De La Cruz has shown the flashes that will make him one of the faces of MLB but McLain has been having more consistent production for a longer stretch of games. McLain is batting .298 with an .881 OPS while pouring in 52 Runs, 12 Homers and 9 steals this season. Extremely underrated next to all of those Cincy rookies.

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Fantasy MLB Today: Using Projections In-Season with Ariel…

Joe (@JoeOrrico99) is joined by Ariel Cohen (@ATCNY), the creator of ATC projections and host of the Beat The Shift podcast, to talk about how you should use projections during the season

  • How to use projections when trading or making pickups
  • At what point do you adjust a players projection?
  • Are projections done mid-season more volatile than the ones from Spring? Should we trust the historical data or the recent sample more?
  • Did projections properly compensate for the rise in SB?
  • How you should manually adjust existing projections
  • and much more!

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