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Joe Pisapia’s Draft Day Cheat Sheet (2023 Fantasy Baseball)

by Joe Pisapia | @JoePisapia17 | Featured Writer
Feb 27, 2023
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Here’s a look at Joey P’s cheat sheet for 2023 fantasy baseball drafts. 

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Joe Pisapia’s Draft Day Cheat Sheet (2023)

My Favorite Targets By Position

Catcher: William Contreras, Tyler Stephenson, Cal Raleigh, Gabriel Moreno, Logan O’Hoppe

First Base: Pete Alonso, Jose Abreu, Andrew Vaughn, Ryan Mountcastle, Joey Meneses

Second Base: Ozzie Albies, Andres Gimenez, Gleyber Torres, Vaughn Grissom, Ketel Marte

Third Base: Jose Ramirez, Bobby Witt Jr., Alex Bregman, Gunnar Henderson, Josh Jung, Ryan McMahon

Shortstop: Francisco Lindor, Corey Seager, Andres Gimenez, Wander Franco, CJ Abrams, Oswald Peraza

Outfield: Julio Rodriguez, Randy Arozarena. Luis Robert, Eloy Jimenez, Corbin Carroll, Bryan Reynolds, Nick Castellanos, Andrew Vaughn, Brandon Nimmo, Ian Happ, Whit Merrifield

Utility: Shohei Ohtani, Yordan Alvarez, Trey Mancini

Starting Pitcher: Spencer Strider , Carlos Rodon, Shane Bieber, Alek Manoah, Luis Castillo, Cristian Javier, Yu Darvish, Framber Valdez, Joe Musgrove, Luis Severino, George Kirby, Lance Lynn, Nick Lodolo, Joe Ryan, Lucas Giolito, Pablo Lopez, Jon Gray, Reid Detmers, Hunter Brown, Garrett Whitlock, Kodai Senga, Justin Steele, Roansy Contreras

Reliever: Edwin Diaz, Josh Hader, Clay Holmes, David Bednar, Andres Munoz, Jose Leclerc

Targets By Round (12 Team League)

1st: Julio Rodriguez, Ronald Acuna Jr., Jose Ramirez, Shohei Ohtani

2nd: Bobby Witt Jr., Pete Alonso, Fernando Tatis Jr.

3rd: Francisco Lindor, Spencer Strider, Edwin Diaz

4th: Randy Arozarena, Luis Robert , Carlos Rodon

5th: Ozzie Albies, Alek Manoah, Luis Castillo

6th: Cristian Javier, Eloy Jimenez, Alex Bregman

7th: Framber Valdez, Joe Musgrove, Corbin Carroll, Jose Abreu

8th: Andres Gimenez, Wander Franco, Robbie Ray, Gunnar Henderson

9th: Willy Adames, Nathaniel Lowe, Logan Gilbert

10th: Luis Severino, George Kirby, Gleyber Torres

11th-15th: Lance Lynn, Nick Lodolo, Nick Castellanos, William Contreras, Clay Holmes, Andrew Vaughn, Joe Ryan, Lucas Giolito, Pablo Lopez, Ty France, Ryan Mountcastle, Brandon Nimmo, Brady Singer, Vaughn Grissom, Andres Munoz

16th-20th: Whit Merrifield, Jonathan India, Jon Gray, Jose Leclerc, Joey Meneses, Josh Jung, Ryan McMahon, Reid Detmers, Edward Cabrera, Jordan Walker, Jesse Winker, Hunter Brown

21st-25th: CJ Abrams, Trey Mancini, Garrett Whitlock, Kodai Senga

Post-300 ADP: Oswald Peraza, Justin Steele, Lane Thomas, Alex Kirilloff, Logan O’Hoppe, Roansy Contreras

Players To Avoid Near ADP


It’s pretty clear where the deficits are at positions this year. Therefore, most of your opponents will have the same outlook on the big board. While most are hyperventilating over the lack of depth at second base, I think first base should be more of a priority since there are plenty of bounce-back candidates hanging around second base. Make no mistake, the corners this year are thin as well and should be an early priority. Outfield is also full of landmines and plenty of mediocrity. There are some late gems, but fading outfielders early on is a mistake.

Pitching, on the other hand, is very deep, especially in the #1A-#2 starter range. I would be hitting that group early and often trying to grab 3-4 arms in the SP10-SP30 range. Many of those names will have ace-like performances throughout the year. Closer for me is simple – wait. Take a shot on Anthony Munoz late and closers on bad teams with little competition. This year is about offense first, with pitching taking a backseat.

Thanks for stopping by to read my cheat sheet. I wish you all a happy draft season and the most success in all of your leagues in 2023!

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