2023 Fantasy Baseball Overvalued Corner Infielders

by Connor Thomure
2023 Fantasy Baseball Overvalued Corner Infielders

Carlos Correa once compared himself to Dior products, but for most people, Dior is overvalued and not worth the price. If this is you, then the 2023 Fantasy Baseball Overvalued Corner Infielders are players you'll want to avoid.

If you're looking for undervalued players, check out my 2023 Fantasy Baseball Undervalued Corner Infielders.

Fantasy Managers must be cautious not to draft overvalued players too early, or their season may be in jeopardy before they know it. However, just because some players are expensive doesn't mean they aren't worth the price. Generally, the players in the early rounds are a safe investment. This includes players such as Manny Machado, Matt Olson, and Paul Goldschmidt.

Average Draft Position (ADP) is taken from FantasyPros Consensus ADP.

2023 Fantasy Baseball Overvalued Corner Infielders

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Rafael Devers, 3B, Boston Red Sox (Current ADP 22)

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Some might think I'm crazy for saying Devers is overvalued. After all, he is one of the most talented batters in baseball. However, he will not be the third-best third baseman in the 2023 Fantasy Baseball season.

Generally speaking, the consensus ranking on Devers has him third, placed ahead of Austin Riley and Nolan Arenado. On the other hand, I believe both Arenado and Riley will finish with a better 2023 season than Devers, making the latter overvalued.

The Red Sox's star third baseman is still a guaranteed top-six third baseman, but I do not trust him to be top-three this season. The offenses surrounding Arenado and Riley are better than Devers, providing them with more run production.

Vinnie Pasquantino, 1B, Kansas City Royals (Current ADP 92)

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Here is a rookie who exceeded all expectations in 2022 and is coming into this season with a lot of hype around him. Vinnie Pasquantino deserves high praise for his 72-game stint in MLB last season.

In these games, he showcased his ability to make solid contact and avoid weakly hit balls. This turned into a .295/.383/.450 slash line. Pasquantino also finished with more walks than strikeouts in 2022, although this will be hard to repeat with an entire season in 2023.

While this is an impressive line from the young first baseman, he is getting drafted too high compared to some other first basemen. At his current ADP, Pasquantino is the sixth first baseman off the board. This puts him above Jose Abreu, Nathaniel Lowe, and Ty France. I prefer these three guys at their ADPs over Pasquantino at his.

Rhys Hoskins, 1B, Philadelphia Phillies (Current ADP 104)

*article was originally published on February 17. After Hoskins ACL tear clearly he is not draftable.

Rhys Hoskins has been good during his six-year career, but he's only had one great season. Let's compare that season (2018) to his two most recent seasons.

YearPAAVGOBPSLGOPSHRRRBI
2018660.246.354.496.850348996
2021443.247.334.530.864276471
2022672.246.332.462.794308179

With a dip in his slugging percentage for 2022, I am skeptical about Hoskins being a top-10 first baseman in Fantasy Baseball. Other names to remember instead of Hoskins include Christian Walker, CJ Cron, and Lowe.

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Max Muncy, 3B/2B, Los Angeles Dodgers (Current ADP 129)

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Max Muncy is coming off the worst season of his career. Below is a chart outlining his 2023 season by month.

MonthPAAVGOBPSLGOPSHRRRBI
April/May168.150.327.263.59032114
June/July171.170.292.340.63261918
August/September/October226.247.358.500.858122937
Total565.196.329.384.713216969

The last two months saved Muncy's season and are why he is still being drafted as a top-10 third baseman. Some players behind him that I like better are Jose Miranda, Alec Bohm, Anthony Rendon, and Yandy Diaz.

He recorded a .208 expected batting average which shows his expectations weren't far off from his actual .196 batting average.

Muncy did do some things well. He finished with a high barrel rate (13.4%), a solid hard-hit rate (45.6%), and a top-three walk rate (15.9%).


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