Top 150 Hitter Rankings For Fantasy Baseball 2023 – UPDATED 3/24

The top 150 hitters for 2023 fantasy baseball, plus a taxi squad.

We’re just about a week away from the opening slate of baseball games that count, and with lots of drafts happening this weekend, it’s time once again to shuffle up and deal out my Top 150 hitters for the 2023 season.
As always, let’s get some basics out of the way in terms of how to interpret these rankings. None of this stuff should come as any major surprise, but it never hurts to provide background:




About Spring Training: I wrote a piece on what I was looking for this Spring for all 30 teams, but in general, Spring Training stats are only useful in very specific contexts. I care more about approach and plate discipline than I do actual results.

About the Change column: That change is compared to the “Too Early” rankings I did several months ago. I kept it as an interesting item, but don’t read too deeply into them.



  • Byron Buxton and Tyler O’Neill are great picks if you have room to take on the risk, but if you already have some risk in the outfield (like Luis Robert Jr.), you should probably drop them down a tier or two.


  • Tommy Edman is a better pick in roto formats than head-to-head, and if you’re punting steals then you can pass him by. Many of you aren’t going to punt steals, though (and that’s a good thing).


  • Vinnie Pasquantino has elite plate discipline, but don’t expect 30 home runs or anything like that. His floor is incredibly high, but his ceiling is slightly capped.
  • Mostly a tier of boring options and known commodities, with Nick Castellanos as the biggest unknown. His 2022 was a huge disappointment and I have yet to see something that explains why he was suddenly so bad. I like picking him when I can as an upside pick (since upside picks rarely have long track records like Castellanos), but I don’t have much besides faith to go on.


  • Max Muncy has ended up on a lot of my rosters because I believe his early struggles were almost entirely injury related. The Dodgers aren’t quite the powerhouse they were in 2022, but this is still a good offense and Muncy should be a very good second baseman in all formats.


  • Amed Rosario should be up a tier or two in deeper roto leagues thanks to the steals and playing time, but his upside is pretty limited in head-to-head category formats.


  • Move Brandon Nimmo up a tier if you’re short on runs scored, and maybe even two tiers if it’s an OBP league.



And here’s the Taxi Squad, presented in no particular order:

Scott Chu

Scott Chu is a Senior Fantasy Analyst here bat Pitcher List and has written about fantasy baseball since 2013. He's also the inventor and mascot for Fantasy Curling (as seen the Wall Street Journal) and a 3x FSWA Award Finalist. In addition to being a fantasy analyst, he's a dad, animal lover, Simpsons fanatic, cartoon connoisseur, amateur curler, a CODA, and an attorney.

4 responses to “Top 150 Hitter Rankings For Fantasy Baseball 2023 – UPDATED 3/24”

  1. Keller Douglas says:

    Sean Murphy is on here twice haha. Only saying it because I want to see who moves into the list with the duplicate removed, or is Sean Murphy primed for THAT big of a year?? lol

    • Scott Chu says:

      The world isn’t ready for the Double-Murphies strategy yet, so one was removed. Isaac Paredes graduated from the Taxi Squad, and Anthony Rendon took his place (as he should have been on there to begin with).

  2. Sweet Chin Music says:

    Pretty happy with this initial ranking. Cheers

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