Fantasy Baseball Today: Opening Day overreactions, key injuries … – CBS Sports

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Happy Friday, everyone! We’re back … we’re back baby. Opening Day 2023 was a blast with the MLB jampacking the schedule full of awesome showdowns across the entire day from just after lunch to way after dark with the featured game — Astros-White Sox — living up to the hype of being a pitchers duel with two of the best starters from the 2022 season squared up against each other. Nothing is more common to Opening Day than Opening Day overreaction and we’re about to see plenty of those on social media (if you haven’t already). It’s important not to use this one game sample size — one of 162 — to shape your opinion of anyone on your roster. Some players start hot, others slow and some players start hot or slow after looking the exact opposite in their first game.
We’ll break down some of the fun Opening Day overreaction, but first let’s get the nitty gritty out of the way. This is a Fantasy Baseball newsletter so there’s nothing more important than being caught up on the news and latest on injuries. There was only one big injury surprise and of course it involved my home team. Knowing my home team you can snap understand why I would be so used to this happening. 

Do you need a catcher?
Braves C Travis d’Arnaud went 4-for-5 with a double, two runs and two RBI. He’s 72% rostered in CBS leagues.
Frank Stampfl pre-draft favorite Yasmani Grandal cracked a homer in his 2023 White Sox debut. He’s 73% rostered.
Do you have issues at the corner?
Reds 3B Spencer Steer walked twice and blasted a homer on Thursday. He is just 20% rostered in CBS leagues.
In a deep league and low on outfielders?
Robbie Grossman cracked a three-run shot off Aaron Nolan on Thursday. He is just 4% rostered.
Need speed?
Ji Hwan Bae went 2 for 3 with a double, walk, three runs and two stolen bases in his 2023 debut for the Pirates. He racked up 30 steals in just 108 games at Triple-A last year and racked up a 90th percentile sprint speed in his time with the Pirates last season. He is just 2% rostered.
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