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ESPN fantasy baseball: The 2023 Draft Kit

If you want to end the 2023 fantasy baseball season by celebrating a championship, you've come to the right place. Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

All of your fantasy baseball draft preparation needs collected in one place! Here you'll find rankings, projections, cheat sheets, analysis and strategy. Check back every day for new content through Opening Day of the 2023 season. If this is your first time playing fantasy baseball, might we recommend starting with the basics: The Playbook: How to play fantasy baseball.

Don't have a team yet? Create or join a league and then dive into the latest draft-prep material tailored for whatever format you prefer.


Changing the game

Everything you need to know about our new baseball format


The Playbook: Become an expert in 9 innings

Inning 1: How to play fantasy baseball

Inning 2: League Formats: Which is right for you?

Inning 3: Everything you need to know about salary-cap drafts

Inning 4: How to create the ultimate cheat sheet

Inning 5: Roster optimization

Inning 6: Nine must-follow tips

Inning 7: Staying ahead of league trends

Inning 8: Using advanced stats to get ahead

Inning 9: Mastering the 2023 player pool


Advice from our experts

Fantasy roundtable: Chasing the perfect draft

Cockcroft: 10 "busts" to avoid in 2023

Cockcroft: 20 sleepers to target in 2023

Bell: Carlos Correa, Jacob deGrom highlight injuries of note

Karabell: The DO NOT DRAFT list

Fantasy roundtable: Are the new rules working yet?

Karabell: The DO DRAFT list

McDaniel: Top fantasy baseball prospects for 2023

Zola: The state of steals in 2023

Zola: Impact of the new shift rules

Karabell: Bold NL predictions

Karabell: Bold AL predictions

Kings of Command: Cockcroft's nine pitchers who could break out in 2023

Fantasy roundtable: Who is the No. 1 pitcher?

Fantasy roundtable: Who is the No. 1 hitter?

Zola: Impact of the balanced schedule


Mock drafts

Mock draft: 10-team ESPN standard roto (3/7)

Mock draft: 10-team ESPN standard points (2/14)

Tout Wars 15-team mixed expert league draft


Rankings and cheat sheets

Cockcroft: Points-league rankings

Karabell: Head-to-head categories/rotisserie rankings

Cheat Sheet Central

Custom Dollar Value Generator

Cockcroft: How to use the Custom Dollar Value Generator


Roster-building essentials

2023 Player Projections and Outlooks

"Hot stove" free agent and player movement tracker

Live Draft Results

Closer depth chart

MLB depth charts


For Dynasty Leaguers

Dynasty Top 300


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