Deep League Roto Targets

What is a deep league? For the purpose of this evaluation, we are looking at players with an ADP above 400.

Last season, our picks involved a lot of swings & misses, but one absolute sensational bomb when we suggested Jorge Mateo. In our breakouts piece, 10 home runs with 25 stolen bases was suggested, and let’s be honest, no one thought that was realistic. However, Gav’s man-crush was fantasy baseball gold with 13 homers and 35 bags.

Our other picks were less successful: Tommy La Stella, José Barrero, José Siri, Yermín Mercedes, Bryan De La Cruz, Thairo Estrada, and Yoshitomo Tsutsugo.



The highly-rated Baltimore prospect will get a chance to claim a rotation spot in Spring Training. His pedigree is undeniable – five straight years in Baseball America’s Top 100 prospect list – and he is coming off a disappointing 2022. With an ADP of 419 and RP-eligibility in most formats, Hall could be a sensational pick.


Another pitcher with RP eligibility, Brash looks like potentially fantastic value at pick 424. Brash made an inauspicious start to 2022, but when he returned to the majors in July, after a re-set in Triple-A, the former Top-100 prospect struck out 43 batters in 30.2 innings (34 appearances).


There is no question that the Cincinnati Reds will be dreadful in 2023, but they have plenty of playing time opportunities, and Fangraphs project Friedl as the lead-off hitter. With an ADP of 441, the 27-year-old hit 16 HR with 17 SB in 425 at-bats across two levels last season. Getting a 20/20 hitter in the 400s is a recipe for success.

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