2023 Razzball Fantasy Baseball Employees Picks

Official baseball begins in a number of days, but it surely’s time to concentrate on what’s essential: insane preseason predictions! Earlier than we dive deep into numerous hours rearranging lineups, FAAB bids, and making commerce gives to be able to win a pair hundred {dollars} in our family and friends league, which equates to roughly twenty-eight cents per hour, we right here at Razzball need to take a second and doc some predictions for the upcoming season. These preseason predictions are a mixture of actual baseball (MVP, ROY, Cy Younger, and so on.) and pretend baseball (who’s our infatuation; who will return probably the most worth; who will flop). We do that each season, and we haven’t discovered any lesson ever, so right here it’s once more! Right here is LAST YEAR‘s submit in case you’re . For each appropriate prediction, there are lots who thought Seiya Suzuki and Jo Adell had been going to matter.

With out additional ado, listed here are the Razzball employees picks for the upcoming season together with a number of blurbs from the employees on why they made the alternatives they did. You’ll want to tell us your picks down within the feedback, put your identify on it so we will reward you in October, or look again subsequent yr and level and snicker.

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  • American League: “Masataka Yoshida – It’s a bit opposite for a SAGNOF man to choose a rookie with a projection of three SB, however that hit device is MLB prepared. Yoshida ought to spend the whole yr within the coronary heart of the Pink Sox lineup and do three issues…(1) Lastly give followers what they thought they had been getting when the Pink Rox traded for Alex Verdugo, (2) Make those self same followers really feel higher about spending cash on him quite than on Xander Bogaerts, (3) Regardless of fielding a non-playoff staff, give the followers a man that can problem for a batting title in his freshman yr.” – MarmosDad
  • Nationwide League: “I’m not simply attempting to be fancy and decide somebody apart from Corbin Carroll. Have you ever seen any clips of Hayden Wesneski (WesNASTY from right here on out, okay?) The man has sliders for days. The Twitter machine confirmed me 49 seconds of sliders and sweepers from a man who had 22 Ok’s in 17 spring innings to go along with a 1.12 WHIP. I believe he’s the breakout pitcher all of us have been ready for.” – TheEducator



Kodai Senga: “American-style baseball is at a definite drawback to a well-disguised splitter pitch, as was on show within the WBC title recreation towards a number of the finest hitters MLB has to supply. Kodai Senga has the most effective splitter in all of Japan, higher than all those who pitched within the ultimate. And he gained’t be throwing it towards All-stars all season however contains groups just like the Washington Nationals and league opponents just like the Pirates whereas pitching for the 90+ win Mets. Throw in that the brand new schedule contains fewer rematches with division rivals like Atlanta, and you’ll see how only a few hitters will “get used to” seeing him. For extra –> Kodai Senga sleeper.” – Coolwhip


  • Sonny Grey: “Why is everyone out in Sonny Grey? Man is being drafted outdoors the highest 60 pitchers after a season the place he posted a low 3 ERA, low 1.1 WHIP and caught out a batter per inning, what provides!? That’s simply free revenue!” – Jeremey Brewer
  • Corey Kluber: “All of the man has executed is put up almost 4.5 WAR over the previous 1.5 seasons whereas sustaining a CSW% close to 30%. And his ADP is like 500, so he’s actually free in even the deepest of leagues. Certain, the AL East could be a crucible, however we’re taking guys who haven’t pitched in 2 years or guys with adverse fantasy worth forward of Kluber? I wouldn’t be stunned to see Kluber ending as a Prime 60 Starter, rostered in all 12-team combined codecs, which might simply make him a Sleeper of the 12 months and Most Worthwhile Fantasy Pitcher.” – EWB


Jeremy Pena: “The harm to Jose Altuve opens the door for Pena to guide off for a minimum of the primary two months of the season, incomes him invaluable additional plate appearances and safety from guys like Tucker, Bregman, and Alvarez that he wouldn’t have had within the sixth spot. Pena is a man with an above-average barrel price and an elite dash pace for somebody his dimension (6’0″, 205 kilos), and I believe we see an uptick in stolen base makes an attempt because of the new guidelines and his slot within the order. Pena performed injured within the second half final yr, inflicting his slugging share to fall 60 factors. If he will get a totally wholesome yr, a 25/20 season is on the desk.” – KirkseySports


Jonathan Inda: “I had excessive hopes for Jonathan India final season and he let me down. However along with his worth being so low this offseason, I’ve traded for him for pennies on the greenback and can now await for the payoff as India finds his stroke as soon as once more this season.” – Jakkers