Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Shortstops for 2023 MLB Season
Opening Day is rapidly approaching and that means it's time to start getting ready for your upcoming 2023 fantasy baseball drafts.
Here at The Duel, we'll have you covered every step of the way, and that begins with the first step of draft prep — identifying this year's top fantasy baseball assets. You can check out our top 100 fantasy baseball player rankings here, as well as our top 25 team names.
With that in mind, here are the top 10 fantasy baseball shortstops for the 2023 MLB season.
Fantasy Baseball Shortstop Rankings 2023
10. Tim Anderson, Chicago White Sox
9. Wander Franco, Tampa Bay Rays
8. Xander Bogaerts, San Diego Padres
Tread carefully with Bogaerts, as we've seen far too many hitters (especially right-handed ones) struggle after leaving Fenway Park. He's a career .271/.338/.420 hitter on the road, which is probably what we should expect from him this year with around 10-15 homers and close to 10 stolen bases. The upside for him is that he'll be batting near the top (potentially leadoff) for San Diego's stacked lineup, so he should score plenty of runs in his age-30 season.
7. Dansby Swanson, Chicago Cubs
6. Oneil Cruz, Pittsburgh Pirates
Cruz is one of the toolsiest players in baseball and has superstar written all over him. He's still somewhat raw, though, and the question is whether he can put it all together after just 89 games in the majors. The 24-year-old might not have the best rate stats and has a weak supporting cast, but he could very well go 30/30 this year or at least 20/20. If it clicks for him, he has MVP potential and could end up as fantasy baseball's top shortstop this season.
5. Corey Seager, Texas Rangers
4. Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres
3. Francisco Lindor, New York Mets
2. Bo Bichette, Toronto Blue Jays
1. Trea Turner, Philadelphia Phillies
Turner doesn't always jump to mind when the game's top stars are discussed, but there's a reason the Phillies gave him $300 million this offseason. He's a true five-tool stud who can do everything well, making him an ideal player to build your fantasy roster around. A durable career .302 hitter coming off back-to-back 20/20 seasons, Turner is poised for another big year in Philadelphia's potent lineup. If you're lucky enough to nab him with one of the first few picks, just sit back and enjoy the ride.