ALTERNATIVE: 2023 Simulation Draft Guide - Top 20

As the free agent signings dwindle and we yearn for spring training games, simulation drafts emerge from the doldrums to excite their faithful. Based on 2022 stats, sim leagues pluck rookies and rebound veterans to join their franchises for the upcoming seasons. Here is BaseballHQ’s unique ranking and an exclusive look at Average Draft Positions from the earliest simulation drafts.

Sim gamers have the benefit of knowing performance probabilities for the upcoming year, as they are based on the previous year’s statistics. Balance these with long term prognostications for future success and you experience simulation’s challenge. In games such as Strat-O-Matic, defense matters and managers jockey lefty/righty matchups to their maximum...


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