ECR stands for “expert consensus ranking,Which means the average rank of the fantasy baseball industry and is usually the same as ADP (which differs from site-to-site). This will be an ongoing position series highlighting some of the big differences between the ECR and my own ranks. We start things off by looking at five fielders.
Infielders I like more than the general consensus
Jazz Chisholm Jr., Miami Marlins (No. 4 second baseman in No. 2 of ECR vs. DDD)
Chisholm isn’t going to help the batting average with his high strikeout rate, but he’s poised to be a fantasy monster even while playing in Miami. He had 32 homers and 35 steals in 677 at-bats over the past two injury-shortened seasons, including an impressive 139 wRC+ last year while suffering a back fracture. Chisholm is set to hit leadoff for the Marlins, and he’ll quickly earn fantasy league eligibility with his move to centerfield.
bat x Chisholm projects to have the second most steals in baseball this season, one of the trickiest (most difficult to acquire) of the hitting categories. Chisholm and aaron judge Was the only player with 12+ stolen bases and a 16%+ barrel rate all baseball from last seasonHence a special 2023 fantasy campaign could be in store. Chisholm would be my top fantasy second baseman if mookie bates Yahoo was also not eligible in the league.
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Rowdy Tellez, Milwaukee Brewers (No. 15 first baseman in ECR vs. No. 9 of DDD)
Tellez has and should have a chance to have an even better season than last year’s breakout one of the biggest beneficiaries Did new no-shift rule, Milwaukee’s park will continue to help him greatly, as Tellez’s home/road split was dramatic last year: 22 HR/13 HR, .537 SLG/.391 SLG, 137 WRC+/85 WRC+. bat x projects him to hit the second most homers per plate appearance, yet Tellez is barely being drafted as a top-15 fantasy first baseman.
Jeremy Pena, Houston Astros (No. 16 shortstop in No. 9 of ECR vs. DDD)
had to drink a star as a rookie during the time in which he was playing healthy, Wherever he at bats in Houston’s loaded lineup, he will put up countable figures, and a 25/20 type campaign looks well within reach. Peña is not being drafted as a top-15 shortstop in Yahoo Leagues with a profile similar to players going into the second round of fantasy leagues.
Infielders I like less than the general consensus
Adley Rutschman, Baltimore Orioles (No. 5 catcher in ECR vs. No. 8 of DDD)
Ratshman is going to be incredibly valuable to the Orioles with a high walk rate and outstanding defense, but he is being overvalued as a top-five catcher (and in the seventh/eighth rounds). Among catchers, Bat X projects Ratshman to finish in top three Warning But not in the top 10 in homers or batting average – and not in the top five in runs scored, RBIs or stolen bases. camden yards Doesn’t he have any favors? Tyler Stephenson going about 100 picks later in yahoo leagues but i’ve got them to thank his house park And quantity via DH,
Xander Bogarts, San Diego Padres (No. 9 shortstop in No. 16 of the ECR vs. DDD)
Despite a big drop in parks leading up to Petco (who leads the AL in promoting the BA and has scored by a wide margin the last three seasons), Bogarts still needs to be considered a top-10 SS and a top-75 pick. being prepared as leads the NL decreasing BA after signing a $280 million contract at age 30 and scored over that span). Going into an extreme pitcher’s park and without a ton of power/speed (23 HR/SB combined over 630+ PA last year in a much better hitting environment), Bogarts is going to be overvalued in the 2023 fantasy draft.