First Pitch Florida - 2023 Program


Updated March 1, 2023

Unless stated otherwise, all events at Doubletree by Hilton Palm Beach Gardenrs



  • 1:00 pm: (optional) GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE GAME: (tickets on your own)
    • Atlanta Braves at Houston Astros (Ballpark of the Palm Beaches) OR
    • Miami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals (Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium)
  • 3:30pm: Registration Desk opens
  • 4:00pm-4:15pm: Welcome/Introduction
    Brent Hershey, Ray Murphy (BaseballHQ)
  • 4:15-5:00pm: Bullpen Breakdown: Saves favorites and long-shots in 10 unsettled bullpens
    Doug Dennis (BaseballHQ)
  • 5:00-5:15: Bad-Team Battles 1: Pittsburgh rotation
  • 5:20-6:00pm: New Skippers (and one Skip): Steals and saves tendencies of new MLB managers
    Todd Zola (Mastersball) 
    Jason Collette (RotoWire)

  • 6:00 pm: WELCOME RECEPTION: Appetizers and cash bar
  • 7:00 pm: 2023 NL-LABR AUCTION: View the action; participants on our LABR DRAFTS page
  • Friday Evening Breakouts
    • 7:30-8:00pm: Roster Analysis (bring your roster to get it analyzed by a speaker)
    • 8:00-8:30pm: Reading Players' Body Language (Ian Kahn)



  • 8:00-8:05am: Housekeeping
    Brent Hershey, Ray Murphy (BaseballHQ)
  • 8:05-8:45am: Late-draft power targets
    Steve Gardner (USATODAY); James Anderson (RotoWire) Matt Cederholm (BaseballHQ); D.J. Short (NBCSportsEDGE)
  • 8:45-8:55: Bad-Team Battles 2: Kansas City rotation
  • 9:00-9:45am: NL-LABR Roundtable: Post-auction analysis
    NL-LABR participants; Brian Feldman, moderator
  • 9:45-9:55: Bad-Team Battles 3: Washington corner OF
  • 10:00-10:30am: ADP and Injury Risk
    Matt Cederholm (BaseballHQ)
  • 10:30-11:00am: New places: Ballparks reconfigured for 2023 and their fantasy impact
    Derek Carty (RotoGrinders)
  • 11:10am-12:00pm Prospect breakouts: choose one of two sessions, focused on:
    - Session A: Prospects and post-hype targets for 2023 impact
    Eric Cross (FTN), James Anderson (RotoWire), Shelly Verougstraete (NBCSportsEDGE)
    - Session B: Dynasty Q&A, players to buy/sell for long term, first-year player draft targets, and more
    Geoff Pontes (BaseballAmerica), Jesse Roche (BaseballProspectus), Ian Kahn
  • 1:00 pm: GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE GAME: St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals
    Ballpark of the Palm Beaches; West Palm Beach, FL (Group tickets included with registration)
  • 4:30 pm-5:30 pm: Pitching Models with Nick and Eno: Two premier analysts discuss pitching model differences, and debate SP ranking outliers
    Nick Pollack (PitcherList), Eno Sarris (The Athletic); Jason Collette (RotoWire), moderator
  • 7:00 pm: 2023 AL-LABR AUCTION: View the action; participants on our LABR DRAFTS page
  • 7:30 pm: DRAFT NIGHT: Attendee Best Ball league for the 2023 season, complete with prizes!



  • 9:00-9:10 am: Housekeeping
    Brent Hershey, Ray Murphy (BaseballHQ)
  • 9:10-10:00 am: Tough hitter projections: When comparing projections, who are some of the most divisive hitters of 2023?
    Ray Murphy (BaseballHQ) and Derek Carty (RotoGrinders)
  • 10:10-10:55 am: AL-LABR Roundtable: Post-auction analysis
    AL-LABR participants; Brian Walton, moderator
  • 11:00-11:45 am: Sunday Draft Strategy Breakouts
    Session A: Advanced Auction strategy tips (Ariel Cohen)
    Session B: Roster construction approaches in redraft leagues (Brent Hershey, Todd Zola, Jason Collette)
  • 11:45am-12:00 pm Final Wrap/Q&A
  • 1:00 pm: 2023 LABR-MIXED AUCTION: View the action; participants on our LABR DRAFTS page
  • 1:00 pm: (optional) GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE GAME (tickets on your own)
    • Washington Nationals at Houston Astros  (Ballpark of the Palm Beaches) OR 
    • New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals​ (Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium)
  • 5:00 pm: 2023 XFL SUPPLEMENTAL DRAFT: View the action on the industry's longest-running experts keeper league


Updated March 1, 2023