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That’s right, we’re pushing well beyond the 100 threshold this year, and pushing it all the way to 200. I for one am excited, but that might just be the speedball of cocaine, redbull, meth, and the behind the counter cough syrup. I’m seeing the words and their auras, man. No jokes, this is all from a vision, an immaculate epiphany I was led to by a culturally appropriated wise character of some sort. Really, I just wanted to get into a whole bunch more prospects I didn’t get a chance to talk about. If you didn’t catch it, last week I dropped my Top 100, this is a continuation of that, going from 101 – 200 with full writeups and statlines for each. Hopefully you get caught up on few off the radar names, brush up on some old ones, and get your prospecty fill for the All-Star Break. It’s the Top 200 Fantasy Baseball Prospects!

 

101. MacKenzie Gore, LHP Padres | Age: 18 | Has Not Pitched Yet | Level : Rookie – The boy wonder with the leg kick, and the varied arsenal of potentially plus offerings. Gore throws a hard sinker, that he can add cut to when wanted, employs two distinctly different breaking balls, a mid-70’s curveball, and a low 80’s slider, and has feel for a changeup. As one of my Top 100 commenters alluded to, some scouts prefer him to Greene. ETA: 2020.

102. Jake Bauers, 1B/OF Rays | Age: 21 | .270/.372/.416 7 HR, 11 SB | Level : AAA – There’s no question that Bauers can hit. He makes adjustments on pitches, hits consistently for contact, avoids strikeouts, and works counts for walks. However! There’s very little power. He’s a corner outfielder (and a very good one), or a first baseman with, let’s say 15 homer pop. ETA: 2017

103. Magneuris Sierra, OF Cardinals | Age: 21 | .287/.326/.413  1 HR, 12 SB | Level : AA – In his abbreviated stint in the majors earlier this season Sierra flashed some of the contact/speed that makes him an interesting fantasy prospect. Not to mention the elite outfield defense that will keep him in the lineup. Sierra has the ability in his peak years to hit .300 and steal 30+ bags at the top of the lineup. Perfect National League player, knows how to lay down a mean bunt. ETA: 2018

104. Jorge Mateo, 2B/SS/OF Yankees | Age: 22 | .268/.326/.455  6 HR, 31 SB | Level : AA – Before the recent renaissance of Yankees prospects, Jorge Mateo was considered on par with reigning first half MVP Aaron Judge. Then 2016 happened, and his prospect helium was squeezed out little by little. His skillset is somewhat one dimensional with off the charts speed, and base-stealing ability. There’s more hard contact, and pop in the bat then his numbers lead you to believe. Could be a valuable utility player. ETA: 2018 .

105. Austin Hays, OF Orioles | Age: 22 | .337/.370/.602 19 HR, 4 SB | Level : AA – Many thought Hays should have cracked my Top 100, and when looking at his numbers it’s easy to see why. Hays makes lots of hard contact, and is adept at putting the bat on the ball. His lack of walks do worry me a little, particularly as he climbs the ladder. He’s still a Top 100 worthy prospect, and someone that should be owned in all dynasty formats. ETA: 2018

106. Khalil Lee, OF Royals | Age: 18 | .251/.364/.466  13 HR, 16 SB | Level : A  – Freak athlete with massive power/speed upside, so you know I love me some Lee. Swing and miss is an issue, but what he’s doing at such a young age in full season ball is impressive.

107. Carson Kelly, C Cardinals | Age: 22 | .278/.367/.441  8 HR, 0 SB | Level : AAA  – Should I have ranked Kelly ahead of Collins and inside the top hundo? Perhaps, because Kelly has impressed with the bat as he’s learned “The Cardinal Way” behind the plate. Might be a year plus away from contributing full time, hurts his fantasy stock a little. ETA: 2018

108. Riley Pint, RHP Rockies | Age: 19 | 52.2 IP, 41 K’s, 4.44 ERA, 1.65 WHIP | Level : A – The 4th overall choice in the 2016 draft was arguably the best prep arm in the draft, and few ranked Ian Anderson (the 3rd choice to Atlanta) higher. Though it looks like Atlanta made the right choice at least from the statline. Pint’s the owner of a plus plus triple digit to upper 90’s fastball, that’s been clocked as high as 102. His plus slider, sits mid 80’s with sharp break. He also mixes in a raw changeup, from time to time. His command is inconsistent, and there’s some questions surrounding his mechanics. He’s a superior athlete, and I think he works through some of his issues. ETA:2020

109. Jon Duplantier, RHP Diamondbacks | Age: 22 | 80.1 IP, 88 K’s, 1.34 ERA, 0.93 WHIP | Level : A+ – The righty already dominated the talented Mid-West league, at one point reeling off 21.2 consecutive scoreless professional innings before allowing a run. A former Rice standout, he mixes a fastball that touches 97 with a plus curveball, and solid change. He’s done a good job of commanding all his pitches this year, and his athleticism shines through in his delivery. ETA: 2018

110. Jahmai Jones, OF Angels | Age: 19 | .263/.324/.396 5 HR, 14 SB | Level : A – Exciting athletic teenager outfielder that just snuck into my pre-season Top 100. His statline is the victim of a poor first month where he slashed .183/.224/.301, while striking out 23% of the time and walking just 5.1%. Since then his numbers have done an about face, slashing .300/.368/.440 with a 15% K% to an 8.5% Bb%, and 9 steals to boot. ETA: 2020

111. Dustin Fowler, OF Yankees | Age: 22 | .293/.329/.542 13 HR, 13 SB | Level : AAA – In the first inning of his MLB debut Fowler played a ball in rightfield, crashing into the wall and rupturing his patella tendon in his right knee. It ended the outfielders season, and any prospective fantasy impact. He brings a power and speed profile, with a contact first approach. Here’s to hoping he returns strong. ETA: 2018

112. Brandon Woodruff, RHP Brewers | Age: 24 | 63.1 IP, 60 K’s, 4.12 ERA, 1.25 WHIP | Level : AAA – A fringe prospect who seemed to have finally make good, following a June callup. However, he injured his hamstring in pre-game warmups, and is on the shelf until later this month. In AA last season, and even in Colorado Springs this year, Woodruff showed a jump forward with stuff, and pitchability. He’s a big-bodied righty with the ability to be an above average starter. ETA: 2017

113. Jose De Leon, RHP Rays | Age: 24 | 20.1 IP, 26 K’s, 4.87 ERA, 1.33 WHIP | Level : AAA – On the DL (again) with a back injury, and things are starting to get murky for the former Top-50 prospect. After being dealt to Tampa in the offseason he’s dealt with a laundry list of injuries, and really that’s nothing new. He misses bats in bunches due to a lethal fastball-changeup combo. ETA: 2018

114. Heliot Ramos, OF Giants | Age: 17 | .458/.519/.958 2 HR, 3 SB | Level : Rookie – The Giants 2017 first rounder, and the top player taken from Puerto Rico, has huge offensive upside and loud tools. The early reports from rookie ball are glowing. ETA : 2021

115. Dillon Tate, RHP Yankees | Age : 23 | 18.1 IP, 21 K’s, 1/47 ERA, 0.87 WHIP | Level : A+ – I’m not ready to say he’s all the way back, if he was he’d be in the top 50-60 of the Top 100, but the reports have been encouraging through three starts. When he’s on he possesses three plus pitches in his fastball, slider, and changeup. When he’s off all of his pitches are flat. Hopefully the shoulder injury is behind him. ETA : 2018

116. Jake Burger, 3B White Sox | Age: 21 | .313/.450/.625 1 HR, 0 SB | Level : A – The 11th overall pick in this year’s draft could fly up these ranks considerably if he continues what he’s done 5 games into his professional career. After four games in the rookie level AZL, Burger was promoted to the White Sox Sally League affiliate in Kannapolis. In his A ball debut he went 3 for 3 with a double and two runs scored. I don’t think many question the bat, the issues with Burger are whether he sticks at 3rd or not, and concerns over his body type. I don’t care what he looks like, the kid can hit!! I smell a new jelly donut of swat in the oven. ETA : 2019

117. Alec Hansen, RHP White Sox | Age: 22 | 85.2 IP, 104 K’s, 2.73 ERA, 1.18 WHIP | Level : A+ – I’m the first to admit when I’m wrong on a player, and so far I’m wrong on Hansen. His curveball has improved, his slider is still nasty, and he still has a plus fastball that plays up due to his 6’7 frame. Still developing the changeup, but he’s trending more toward his front of the rotation ceiling than his relief floor. ETA : 2019

118. Corbin Burnes, RHP Brewers | Age: 22 | 95.1 IP, 93 K’s, 1.13 ERA, 0.84 WHIP | Level : AA – A long lean right-handed strike-thrower, who burst onto the scene in the first half with great numbers across high A and AA. He’s been pumping in heat as high as 96-97, pairs it with a power slider, and an aggressive approach. Huge climber! ETA : 2018

119. Cal Quantrill, RHP Padres | Age: 22 | 73.2 IP, 76 K’s, 3.67 ERA, 1.38 | Level : A+ – One of the more celebrated college arms of the 2016 draft; Quantrill returned to the mound in short-season, and rookie ball, after sitting out all of his Junior season at Stanford following Tommy John surgery. So far he’s been solid in his full-season debut, my expectations for a future frontline starter have been tempered, but he’s still a mid-rotation type. ETA: 2018

120. Jeren Kendall, OF Dodgers | Age: 21 | Has Not Yet Played | Level : N/A – The Vanderbilt standout brings a power/speed profile to the majors, with a track record of success at one of the nation’s more storied programs. There’s major swing and miss concerns that caused his draft stock to plummet somewhat, but there is fantasy star upside. ETA: 2019

121. Nick Williams, OF Phillies | Age: 23 | .278/.328/.511 15 HR, 5 SB | Level: AAA – Williams has had a long journey to his recent MLB debut, one that took him from top 10 lists, to off top 100’s in just a few years. The ability of a top prospect is still there, as he makes lots of hard contact. Unfortunately the approach is lacking, and it holds Williams back from his ultimate ceiling. Still should carve out a nice career as an above average MLB outfielder. ETA: 2017

122. Sean Reid-Foley, RHP Blue Jays | Age: 21 | 71.1 IP, 67 K’s, 4.42 ERA, 1.44 WHIP | Level : AA – After being one of my favorite pitching prospects entering the season, “The Stache” has been a bit inconsistent in his AA debut. His arsenal consists of a solid mid-90’s heat, an above average curve, average slider, and fringe changeup. Not missing bats the way he did last year. ETA: 2019

123. Dylan Cozens, OF Phillies | Age: 23 | .236/.307/.475 19 HR, 5 SB | Level : AAA – Led the minors in homers last year, but was tagged with the pesky “Reading-Aided” label. While it no doubt boosted his totals, Cozens makes as much hard contact as anyone in the minors. The problem is “when” he makes contact. This puts him behind Nick Williams and others in the Phillies outfield pecking order.

124. Tyler Mahle, RHP Reds | Age: 22 | 98 IP, 102 K’s, 1.65 ERA, 0.90 WHIP | Level : AAA – After dominating at AA, Mahle was called up to AAA Louisville a few weeks ago and has made two impressive road starts. The most polished of all the Reds recent upper minors arms. He looks less likely to flop than the Reed’s, Garrett’s, and others before him. Offering an elite control profile, with swing and miss stuff that’s on the up swing. There’s an off chance Mahle makes 5-6 starts with the Reds toward the end of the season. ETA: 2018

125. Pedro Gonzalez, OF Rockies | Age: 19 | .288/.391/.492 1 HR, 2 SB | Level : Rookie – Huge upside teenager with a power and speed profile, should grow into more of a corner outfield power bat as he matures, meaning he’ll probably lose some speed. Flashing improved plate approach and discipline in the early stages of rookie ball. ETA: 2020

126. Eric Lauer, LHP Padres | Age: 22 | 80.1 IP, 97 K’s, 2.58 ERA, 1.22 WHIP | Level : AA – Excellent fastball – slider combo, paired with an average changeup and plus control. In his AA debut he went 7.2 scoreless, striking out 9, while walking no one. An underrated high floor arm, who’s flashing more upside than expected. ETA : 2018

127. Justus Sheffield, LHP Yankees | Age: 21 | 86 IP, 75 K’s, 3.14 ERA, 1.34 WHIP | Level : AA – So far this year Sheffield hasn’t been bad, but he hasn’t been excellent either. He offers less swing and miss than you’d like, with some control issues. Still has good stuff between his mid-90’s sinking fastball, slider, and changeup. He moved from a curve to a slider last year, and is still figuring out control. Don’t be overly concerned, but I wouldn’t bank on an ace. ETA: 2018

128. Yusniel Diaz, OF Dodgers | Age: 20 | .292/.358/.447 8 HR, 7 SB | Level : A+ – Is it possible to be underrated in the Dodgers system? If so, I think Diaz is, despite signing for $15.5 million out of Cuba in 2015. He’s in the midst of his second consecutive solid campaign in A+, and flashes across the board fantasy potential. Not a superstar, but a consistent category rounder is what I see. ETA: 2019

129. Cole Tucker, SS Pirates | Age: 21 | .285/.370/.439 4 HR, 33 SB | Level : A+ – The pick was universally panned when it was made, but Tucker has busted out in a big way this season. In high A Bradenton Tucker is showing significantly improved approach, power, and base running instincts. He plays a solid athletic short, and has a chance to stick at the position. I scouted Tucker earlier this season, and he was far and away the best player on the field for either team (they were playing the Phillies affiliate Clearwater). ETA : 2019

130. Bryan Reynolds, OF Giants | Age: 22 | .294/.333/.436 4 HR, 1 SB | Level : A+ – A standout college player at Vanderbilt, Reynolds was the Giants top choice in the second round of the 2016 draft. He’s a contact over approach hitter, and his bat to ball skills seem to be his carrying tool. There’s some power and about average speed, though there might be more power in the bat than he’s shown this season. San Jose is the penultimate pitcher’s park in the now pitching slanted Cal League. Just check out his home (.243/.268/.378) and road (.345/.395/.493) splits. ETA: 2018

131. Luis Almanzar, SS/3B Padres | Age: 17 | .253/.344/.354 1 HR, 5 SB | Level : Rookie – By some scouts grades, the best Dominican talent in last year’s J2 period, Almanzar has shown the advanced approach and has played well despite an aggressive assignment to the short season Northwest League. As he grows into his raw power, Almanzar will probably move to 3rd full time. ETA: 2020

132. Brett Phillips, OF Brewers | Age: 23 | .288/.353/.556 14 HR, 4 SB | Level : AAA – Made his MLB debut earlier this season. Offers some power, and a little speed, with plus on base ability. He strikes out in bunches and there’s some question as to if he’s going to hit, but there’s some upside here. ETA: 2017

133. Max Schrock, 2B Athletics | Age: 22 | .305/.362/.429 5 HR, 3 SB | Level : AA – A 13th round pick by the Washington Nationals, the A’s stole him at the deadline for Marc Rzepczynski. Schrock has his fans in the fantasy world, but I think his ceiling is limited. Looks like a better version of Chad Pinder. Solid average, some hard contact, but middling power, and little speed. ETA: 2018

134. Renato Nunez, 1B,2B, 3B, OF Athletics | Age: 23 | .257/.319/.563 24 HR, 0 SB | Level : AAA – Made his MLB debut last year going 2 for 15, but is yet to get the call this year despite leading the PCL in homers. He plays all over the field technically speaking, but let’s cut to the chase, he’s a future DH. Looks to me like he’ll be a viable power bat in the Mike Napoli mold, no average, 30 homer upside. ETA: 2017

135. Dan Vogelbach, 1B Mariners | Age: 24 | .277/.376/.416  9 HR, 3 SB | Level : AAA – Tis true my loyal followers, and haters, the Jelly Donut of Swat has disgraced thy name, and is no longer welcome in House Lifshitz. Anyone know where Tehol’s been? As for Vogie-bust, his profile is still the same, plus on base ability, power, boobs, only it has a far more quad-A-ish musk. ETA: 2017

136. Beau Burrows, RHP Tigers | Age: 20 | 87.2 IP, 87 K’s, 2.67 ERA, 1.20 WHIP | Level : AA – It’s been a breakthrough season for the former first rounder. His combination of his low to mid 90’s fastball, and plus curveball from the same release point play up his stuff. He’s been up and down since his promotion to AA, but was excellent to begin the season at high A Lakeland. ETA : 2019

137. Dakota Hudson, RHP Cardinals | Age: 22 | 96 IP, 69 K’s, 2.63 ERA, 1.31 WHIP | Level : AA – So far the swing and miss stuff he showed in A ball hasn’t translated, and he has the tendency to get hit hard from time to time. I love his sinking fastball, cutter and his curve, so I’m willing to overlook the pedestrian K rate. Solid mid-rotation guy, or elite backend of the pen arm. ETA: 2018

138. Jordan Luplow, OF Pirates | Age: 23 | .292/.378/.549 19 HR, 2 SB | Level : AAA – Entered the year as a fringe prospect, showed a huge jump in power at AA Altoona, and has already hit 3 homers in his first 8 AAA games. Might see some time in Pittsburgh if the Pirates sell later this month. ETA : 2018

139. J.B. Bukauskas, RHP Astros | Age: 20 | Has Not Played Yet | Level : N/A – One of the most exciting college arms in this year’s draft, Bukauskas’ question marks are less about his ability and more about his lack of size. His slider is a plus plus pitch, with a mid-90’s heater, and feel for a change. Easily could have been in my Top 100. ETA : 2019

140. Mitchell White, RHP Dodgers | Age: 22 | 38.2 IP, 49 K’s, 3.72 ERA, 1.09 WHIP | Level : A+ – Talented but injury prone starter with a nice 1 – 2 punch in his fastball, and cutter. He’s currently on the DL with a broken toe, but was mowing down Cal League hitters at Rancho before that. Mid- rotation starter, with some upside for more. ETA : 2019

141. Michel Baez, RHP Padres | Age: 21 | 10 IP, 16 K’s, 1.80 ERA, 0.60 WHIP | Level : A – A 6’8 monster just bursting onto the scene, who one scout described as a top 20 prospect in the making. Works mid-high 90’s with the heat, and mixes in a plus slider, and developing change. One of the nastier arms in short season ball. ETA : 2019

142. Wander Javier, SS Twins | Age: 18 | .303/.378/.424 0 HR, 2 SB | Level : Rookie – Upside teenage shortstop prospect with a 20/20 ceiling. Signed for $4 million in 2015, Javier just made his stateside debut at the end of last month. ETA : 2020

143. Lazaro Armenteros, OF Athletics | Age: 18 | .293/.434/.317 0 HR, 2 SB | Level : Rookie – He’s only played 12 games stateside as of writing this, but the reports have been good. The overall athlete was never in question, but his ball playing skills were. I’ve seen grades of 70 on the bat speed, and 60 on raw power. He’s a long ways away, but there’s a talented high ceiling player here. ETA: 2020

144. Shane Baz, RHP Pirates | Age: 18 | 1 IP, 2 K’s, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP | Level : Rookie – The righty is one of my favorite pitching specs from the most recent draft. A cornucopia of offerings, plus mid-90’s gas, and the guidance of a great player development organization, make Baz a very intriguing pick in first year player drafts. ETA : 2020

145. Seth Romero, LHP Nationals | Age : 21 | Has Not Played Yet | Level : N/A – Classic Nationals first round pick, high upside pitcher with loads of risk. This however isn’t of the injury variety but more of a maturity/personal thing. When he was on the mound in college few starters were better, as he racked up punchouts left and right. We could be looking at the steal of the draft, or a potential bust. ETA : 2019

146. Matt Manning, RHP Tigers | Age: 19 | 16.1 IP, 18 K’s, 1.65 ERA, 1.22 WHIP | Level : Rookie – After not receiving a full season assignment out of camp there were some whispers that Manning looked off. Those concerns have quickly disappeared since the start of the NYPL season, as Manning has been superb through 4 starts. ETA : 2020

147. James Kaprielian, RHP Yankees | Age: 23 | Has Not Played Yet | Level: N/A – A rash of injuries have really tarnished Kaprielian’s upside, but similar to others before him (Hunter Harvey, Dylan Bundy, Kyle Zimmer), his career can go one of two ways. If he can recover and remain healthy there still is the promise of a frontline starter. ETA: 2019

148. Delvin Perez, SS Cardinals | Age: 18 | .182/.308/.242 0 HR, 2 SB | Level : Rookie – The first round pick has been surrounded by makeup question marks since testing positive for a PED prior to last year’s draft. He’s done little to ease those concerns this year, with some reports of immaturity. But let’s keep in mind he’s 18. On the field, the talent is apparent when watching him, bringing elite athleticism, speed, and projectable power. His defense leads many to believe a future at short is very likely. ETA: 2020

149. Kyle Funkhouser, RHP Tigers | Age: 23 | 62.2 IP, 83 K’s, 2.44 ERA, 1.14 WHIP | Level : A+ – The season started with so much promise for Funkhouser, as he cruised through the Midwest League, before making five impressive starts for high A Lakeland. Following the fifth start news broke that Funkhouser would be hitting the DL with elbow inflammation. No updates as of now on the injury, but it certainly adds an element of risk to Funkhouser’s profile. ETA : 2019

150. Jake Gatewood, 3B Brewers | Age: 21 | .278/.349/.467 10 HR, 7 SB | Level : A+ – Former first round pick that came out the gates scorching hot, tearing the cover off the ball in April. He’s slowed down since then, but hasn’t fallen off a cliff either. He offers across the board value, but no stand out skill. Strikes out a ton, but has shown improvement in his on base skills this season. ETA : 2019

151. Dustin May, RHP Dodgers | Age: 19 | 80.2 IP, 78 K’s, 3.24 ERA, 1.12 WHIP | Level : A – Tall lean, strike-throwing machine, a 6’6 righty with a plus fastball, plus slider, and fringy change. Lots of groundballs, and weak contact, another promising Dodgers arm. ETA : 2020

152. Yu-Cheng Chang, SS Indians | Age: 21 | .224/.305/.500 18 HR, 6 SB | Level : AA – The pride of Taiwan, has been mashing, while also striking out quite a bit. If he can stabilize his strikeouts, he could be a stud. He has an opposite field approach and the ability to get to power to all fields. I love Chang’s upside. ETA : 2019

153. Jose Albertos, RHP Cubs | Age: 18 | 8.1 IP, 6 K’s, 4.32 ERA, 1.08 WHIP | Level : Rookie – Another Cubs prospect with upside, Albertos has been handled with kid gloves by the defending champs. As they should he’s an actual kid at 18. However his stuff and arsenal is advanced, he flashes a plus heater, and a double plus change, and an average curveball. There’s a ton of ceiling. ETA : 2021

154. Lucius Fox, SS Rays | Age: 20 | .279/.361/.357 2 HR, 26 SB | Level : A – 2016 was a rough season for Fox, he dealt with injuries, and an aggressive assignment. 2017 once again started rough, but Fox has slashed .290/.359/.386 since May 1st. The plus speed is present, and he has the tools and instincts to stick at short, if he can develop mid-teen homer pop, he’ll be a top 10 shortstop. At the moment that type of power is a ways away. ETA : 2020

155. Mauricio Dubon, 2B Brewers | Age: 22 | .266/.325/.340 2 HR, 32 SB | Level : AAA – Over the course of last summer and into the Arizona Fall League, Dubon was flashing at least average power, after getting by on a contact and speed profile. So far this season he’s reverted back. Looks like a SAGNOF in a crowded Brewers infield. ETA: 2018

156. J.D. Davis, 3B Astros| Age: 24 | .288/.349/.524 19 HR, 4 SB | Level : AA – A corner infielder with power that’s played at every level he’s faced in the minors. Probably more of a second division regular with enough power to occupy a 4-6 spot in the batting order. The whiffs are the albatross that weighs down Davis’ prospect status, he’s struck out 82 times in 76 games this season. Not great that he’s 24 at AA. ETA: 2018

157. Jacob Nix, RHP Padres | Age: 21 | 38 IP, 36 K’s, 2.84 ERA, 1.08 WHIP | Level : A+ – Control artist with two plus pitches in his fastball and curveball, Nix is one of the more slept on pitching prospects in dynasty. The body of an inning eater, and mid to high 90’s velocity he looks like a sure thing MLB starter. ETA: 2018

158. Teoscar Hernandez, OF Astros | Age: 24 | .264/.354/.426 7 HR, 11 SB | Level : AAA – Did we maybe overlook Teoscar for the shiny new toy Ramon Laureano over the offseason? Hernandez offers on base ability, speed, and enough pop for mid-teen homers. ETA: 2017

159. Jaime Barria, RHP Angels Age: 20 | 95.2 IP, 83 K’s, 2.26 ERA, 0.89 WHIP | Level : AA – At 6’1 technically he’s a small righty, but at 210 lbs he’s well built with a strong lower half. Clean smooth mechanics from an overhead delivery are the driving force of his plus command and control. Mixes a plus changeup with a low 90’s fastball, and a curveball. ETA: 2018

160. Jason Martin, OF Astros | Age: 21 | .288/.340/.492 11 HR, 13 SB | Level : AA – Off the radar power/speed guy who’s continued to hit for power in AA. Showed a track record of good on base skills throughout the lower levels, but it’s been non-existent though his first 30 AA games. ETA : 2019

161. Joey Lucchesi, LHP Padres | Age: 24 | 84 IP, 98 K’s, 2.68 ERA, 1.01 WHIP | Level : AA – Big lefty with swing and miss stuff driven by three potentially plus pitches, and good command. First taste of AA was rough, but the 2016 4th rounder has moved quickly through the system, and could touch the majors in 2018 in some capacity. ETA : 2018

162. Chris Shaw, 1B, OF Giants | Age: 23 | .297/.356/.527 14 HR, 0 SB | Level : AAA – Lefthanded power hitting first base/ leftfielder with no split issues, and some on base ability. Has hit for power at every level and should be a good bet for 25+ in his peak seasons. Don’t expect the .280 career minor league average to hold up. ETA: 2018

163. Jesse Winker, OF Reds | Age: 23 | .305/.386/.391 2 HR, 1 SB | Level : AAA – Really looks like an empty average guy to me at this point. If he can ever get to 18 homers with his hit tool, he might carve out a niche as a 5th outfield type in redraft. ETA : 2017

164. Sam Hilliard, OF Rockies | Age: 23 | .285/.350/.470 12 HR, 22 SB | Level : A+ – Hilliard is old for his level, has split issues, and isn’t the most highly regarded prospect, but look at those numbers. He brings power and speed, plus the off chance he ends up in Denver with a full time gig. He hits the ball in the air a fair amount and is adept at going the opposite way, though you have to give his statline some Lancaster side eye, if you know what I mean. Despite little industry buzz, he has a prototype body at a lean 6’5 220 lbs. ETA : 2019

165. Cody Reed, LHP Arizona | Age:21 | 89 IP, 93 K’s, 3.03 ERA, 1.16 WHIP | Level : A+ – Struggling again at high A, only this time the peripherals have been better. Big lefty with an innings eaters body, might be the better Cody Reed. ETA : 2019

166. Nick Solak, 2B Yankees | Age: 22 | .308/.408/.465 7 HR, 8 SB | Level : A+ – A polished hitter, who puts together great at bats, hits for a high average, and gets on base. There’s some question to how much power is in the bat, but with 8 homers and a .465 SLG in the Florida State League it’s not like he’s Ben Revere. ETA : 2019

167. Josh Ockimey, 1B Red Sox | Age: 21 | .280/.398/.444 8 HR, 1 SB | Level : A+ – Not having the same split issues as last year, he’s continued to get on base, but the power is down some from 2016. Ockimey needs his power to find a future as an everyday major league first baseman. ETA : 2019

168. Daniel Brito, 2B Phillies | Age: 19 | .248/.313/.335 5 HR, 8 SB | Level : A – A player with power projection in a lanky athletic package. Many talent evaluators see Brito has one of the possible breakout candidates of the next year plus, and a power and speed profile in the middle is a valuable asset

169. Oscar De La Cruz, RHP Cubs | Age: 22 | 47.1 IP, 42 K’s, 3.42 ERA, 1.25 WHIP | Level : A+ – One of the higher upside arms in the Cubs system, De La Cruz has the opportunity to develop three plus pitches in his fastball, curveball, and change. Though he’s going to need to miss more bats to boost his fantasy stock. ETA : 2019

170. Greg Allen, OF Indians | Age: 24 | .270/.362/.350 1 HR, 10 SB | Level : AA – Working his way back from a hand injury, Allen wasn’t hitting the ball as hard early in the season as he was last year. His power was always fringey at best, but enough to play up his all around allure as a fantasy prospect. Looks like a 4th outfielder a little, but he’s still got the rare speed commodity. ETA : 2018

171. Marcus Wilson, OF Arizona | Age: 20 | .294/.395/.481 8 HR, 9 SB | Level : A – Here’s what I wrote about Wilson in my breakout hitter post a few weeks ago. “An athletic, power/speed prospect, destined for a career in center. Wilson made some tweaks to his swing in the last year (added a leg kick), that have allowed him to tap into his raw power, while cutting down on the whiffs. The outfielder has always had approach, giving him the perfect combo of power, speed, on base ability, and projection.” ETA : 2019

172. Franmil Reyes, OF Padres | Age: 22 | .284/.345/.457 10 HR, 3 SB | Level : AA – An off the radar prospect that combines power, contact, and approach in a 6’5 frame. ETA : 2018

173. Tyler Stephenson, C Reds | Age: 20 | .270/.364/.408 6 HR, 2 SB | Level : A – Catching prospect with some offensive upside, would like to see him develop a little more pop to go with his plus on base skills. ETA : 2019

174. Austin Riley, 3B Braves | Age: 20 | .252/.312/.405 11 HR, 0 SB | Level : A+ – The third baseman has struggled badly after a strong April, where Riley slugged .455 with 6 homers. Riley is streaky and certainly has some upside for fantasy with his plus raw power, even though he lacks premium bat speed. Certainly a dropper. ETA : 2019

175. Bryan Mata, RHP Red Sox | Age: 18 | 30.1 IP, 27 K’s, 3.56 ERA, 1.25 WHIP | Level : A – Projectable righty with a developing three pitch mix, and a ton of ceiling. He had a great showing in the Dominican Summer League last year, and has been very good in A ball through 30 innings. ETA : 2020

176. D.J. Peters, OF Dodgers | Age: 21 | .281/.385/.556 19 HR, 3 SB | Level : A+ – Massive raw power from an athletic frame. ETA : 2019

177. Norge Ruiz, RHP Athletics | Age: 23 |33 IP, 22 K’s, 3.00 ERA, 0.94 WHIP | Level : A+ – Polished Cuban starter that could move quickly. ETA : 2018

178. Vladimir Gutierrez, RHP Reds | Age: | 81.2 IP, 83 K’s, 4.85 ERA, 1.24 WHIP | Level : A+  – He’s been missing bats, and his peripherals are good. Looks like he’s been a bit unlucky. ETA : 2019

179. Tristen Lutz, OF  Brewers | Age: 18 | Has Not Played Yet | Level : N/A  – Huge loud tools, and plus plus raw power, another talented Brewers Outfielder. ETA: 2021

180. Joey Wentz, LHP Braves | Age: 20 | 78.1 IP, 86 K’s, 2.87 ERA, 1.12 WHIP | Level : A  – The forgotten pitching prospect in a stocked system. ETA : 2020

181. Andrew Stevenson, OF Nationals | Age: 23 | .282/.335/.353  1 HR, 10 SB | Level : AAA  – All speed and contact guy with very little pop, might carve out a niche as a starting center-fielder on a second division team.

182. Chance Sisco, C Orioles | Age: 22 | .276/.350/.388 3 HR, 2 SB | Level : AAA  – Sort of a snoozefest as a prospect but gets lots of real-life list love, and is one of the top catching prospects in the minors. ETA : 2018

183. Max Fried, LHP Braves | Age: 23 | 76.2 IP, 76 K’s, 6.69 ERA, 1.55 WHIP | Level : AA  – The numbers are ugly, but I’m not completely writing him off. ETA : 2019

184. Nick Pratto, 1B Royals | Age: 18  | .234/.321/.447 1 HR, 1 SB | Level : Rookie  – Great reports so far coming from Arizona, Pratto looks like a top bat from this year’s draft.  ETA : 2021

185. Nabil Crismatt, RHP Mets | Age: 22| 89 IP, 88 K’s, 3.03 ERA, 1.19 WHIP | Level : A+  – Here’s what I wrote about Crismatt two weeks ago in my Breakout Pitchers post. “Pitched a little for team Colombia in the WBC, and has been excellent during his time in the minors. Crismatt offers an an above average mid 90’s fastball with average curveball and change offerings. Technically this break out started last season in short season ball, with Brooklyn of the New York-Penn League, but through 81 full season innings in the Florida State League Crismatt has been an impressive performer. A SwStr% of 13.1%, shows he gets whiffs, and he does a good job of limiting hard contact.” ETA: 2019

186. Hunter Dozier, OF Royals | Age: 25 | .265/.350/.353 0 HR, 0 SB | Level : AAA  – Bad luck with health as he’s been limited to just 10 games.  ETA : 2018

187. Evan White, 1B Mariners | Age: 21 | .143/.219/.250 1 HR, 0 SB | Level : Rookie –  Cracked his first professional homer last night as part of a three hit night. Early on White has struggled but he’s coming off a long college season. Could move quick.  ETA : 2019

188. Will Craig, 1B Pirates | Age: 22 | .291/.390/.421  5 HR, 1 SB | Level : A+  – Great hit tool first, corner guy, lacks the power that’s ideal for that position, the hope is he develops his power stroke in the next two years. His prospect status depends on it.  ETA : 2019

189. Lucas Sims, RHP Braves | Age: 23 | 97.1 IP, 104 K’s, 3.98 ERA, 1.17 WHIP | Level : AAA  – The former first round pick is a solid back end of the rotation type with strikeout upside.  ETA : 2019

190. Zack Granite, OF Twins | Age: 24 | .361/.414/.494 3 HR, 18 SB | Level : AAA  – Straight out of Jimmy Oddo’s backyard comes Granite, a speed, and contact guy who uses his wheels to push for extra bases. Might be an under the radar SAGNOF king in waiting. ETA : 2017

191. Yohander Mendez, LHP Rangers | Age: 22 | 99 IP, 81 K’s, 3.82 ERA, 1.11 WHIP | Level : AA  – A back end of the rotation lefty with mid-rotation upside.  ETA : 2018

192. Brian Anderson, 3B Marlins | Age: 24 | .254/.343/.454  14 HR, 1 SB | Level : AA –  Nice raw power from a corner bat, the Marlins have at least one hitter in the minors!  ETA : 2019

193. Zac Gallen, RHP Cardinals | Age: 21 | 95 IP, 91 K’s, 2.27 ERA, 1.09 WHIP | Level : AAA  – A 2016 3rd rounder with a four pitch mix, enjoying a breakout season. Climbed the ladder very fast over the last few months on the edge of the bigs.  ETA : 2018

194. Dawel Lugo, SS Diamondbacks | Age: 22 | .280/.324/.431 7 HR, 1 SB | Level : AA  – Good bat to ball skills, still learning to tap into his 60 grade raw power in games. ETA : 2019

195. Carlos Vargas, SS Rays | Age: 18 | .231/.302/.410  1 HR, 0 SB | Level : Rookie  – Middle infield prospect with big raw power. ETA : 2020

196. Yasel Antuna, SS Nationals| Age: 17 | .273/.342/.364 0 HR, 1 SB | Level : Rookie  – Good upside middle infielder from last year’s J2 class. ETA : 2021

197. Josh Staumont, RHP Royals | Age: 23 | 76 IP, 93 K’s, 6.28 ERA, 1.67 WHIP  | Level : AAA  – Bat missing stuff, but he’s kind of a mess. ETA : 2018

198. Brian Mundell, 1B Rockies | Age: 23 | .298/.380/.492  13 HR, 0 SB | Level : AA  – The early season power numbers were inflated by Lancaster, but make no mistake Mundell can hit. ETA : 2019

199. Seuly Matias, OF Royals | Age: 18 | .204/.250/.375  2 HR, 0 SB | Level : Rookie  – Raw high upside outfielder with some pop, long ways off though.  ETA : 2021

200. Bubba Thompson, OF Rangers | Age: 19 | .300/.417/.400  0 HR, 2 SB | Level : Rookie  – Rangers first rounder freak athlete with big upside.  ETA : 2021

 

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  1. Brian says:
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    First off, thank you for the advice on the Daniel Murphy trade. I did it! This is my first time doing H2H and my first dynasty league, so I appreciate all the advice. You also mentioned trading Mananea for Devers if I had the roster space. Wanted to follow-up with full details and context before I traded Mananea for Devers.

    It’s a $200 entry H2H 16 team league where BA and OPS are hitting categories and holds and IP are pitching categories. There is a hard cap of 30 men on the roster and one can never have more than 7 SPs and 5 RPs active (meaning not on the DL or in the minors) at any time. Each owner is limited to five roster moves weekly.

    I’m currently in first place in both my league (worth $400; second place is worth $200) and overall. Advancing to the finals nets another $350 and wining it all nets another $950. All this to say that I’m playing for this year.

    It’s also important to know that each team can keep between 7 and 13 players each year. I’m butting up against 13 right now (at least I think I am; you be the judge), but I could always trade a few keepers for one stud. My roster is below:

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Joey Votto
    2B: Dustin Pedroia
    3B: Jake Lamb
    SS: Dansby Swanson
    OF (start 3): Mookie Betts / AJ Pollack / Eric Thames (1B eligible as well) / Scott Schebler / Mallex Smith / Max Kepler / Tommy Pham / Kole Calhoun

    DL: Eduardo Nunez (typically starting SS; also eligible at 3B and OF)
    DL: Howie Kendrick (eligible at 1B, 2B, 3B, and OF)

    Minors: Willie Calhoun / Victor Robles / Lewis Brinson

    SP1: Corey Kluber
    SP2: Yu Darvish
    SP3: Carlos Carrasco
    SP4: Sean Mananea
    SP5: Jeff Samardzija
    SP6: Brandon McCarthy
    SP7: Mike Foltynewicz

    RP1: Edwin Diaz
    RP2: Addison Reed
    RP3: Bud Norris
    RP 4: Cam Bedrosian

    Minors: Walker Buehler

    I LOVE Devers, LOVE the thought of having three of your Top Ten minor leaguers (and two of the top three!), and like that trading Mananea allows me to use Bud Norris as an SP most days.

    On the other hand, I also want to not weaken myself too much this year, especially since IP is a category. Also, by my count, I have 18 (!) potential keepers (9 No Doubt Keepers in Votto, Lamb, Betts, Pollack, Kluber, Darvish, Carrasco, Brinson, and Robles; 5 likely keepers in Thames, Swanson, Pedroia, Realmuto, and 5 possibles in Nunez, Schebler, Mallex Smith, Walker Buehler, and Willie Calhoun. While I can certainly trade some in a package now or in the offseason, that makes me nervous.

    Now, knowing the context, should I still trade Mananea for Devers?

    And deepest thanks for all your help. Taking over last year’s last place team and remaking it into a first place team should pretty much be credited to the Razzball team!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Brian: Yeah based on context, and your team’s current standing, I would hold off.

  2. bear of the schwarb says:
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    need to cut 1 in my dynasty

    who goes? franco, addison russel, brach or hoskins?

    • Packers says:
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      @bear of the schwarb: Not knowing any content such as format, roster siize, how many teams ect. I’d say Brach is your cut.

  3. Drewbaca says:
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    This is why you’re the best……200 prospects?!?!?! Who else goes into this much detail.

    Da Man!

    Is Paul DeJong for real? He’s been on fire, especially as of late…..drop Nick Williams for him? Kepper points league….would be for ros and, of course, beyond.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Drewbaca: I’d drop Williams for him easy. I like DeJong great power bat from a versatile middle infielder.

      • sheriff mcrawdawg says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: great list Ralph. glad to see Vlady Gutierriez hanging on. Also think Marcus Wilson is going to be a monster.

        where would DeJong rank if eligible? Do you prefer him to Chavis?

  4. Kevin says:
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    Esteury Ruiz…. That is all.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Kevin: Yeah the numbers have been awesome. I’m not comfortable with him enough to rank him yet. Might be a Top 100 guy if those numbers hold up.

  5. BM says:
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    So I own Christian Pache, but has shown zero power to speak of. I’m a little discouraged by 0 long balls in 74 games so far. Most of the top 200 in your list are owned in our league. (Deep ML spots). Couple guys that aren’t are Arozarena and Pedro Gonzalez. Would you drop Pache and pick up Arozarena or go for Pedro and the higher upside?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @BM: I’d grab Randy Arozarena, Pache’s power or lack there if has me blah about him too.

  6. David says:
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    Great list Ralph. Please rank these middle infielders in dynasty: Drury, Kingery, Calhoun. Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @David: Calhoun, Kingery, and Drury.

  7. Manny says:
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    For Cozens every article I’ve seen refers to his Reading aided stats from last year. But doesn’t he also currently lead AAA in HR this year as well? 21 already so he’s on-pace for close to 40 again this year.

    Even if he’s a .240 hitter wouldn’t the power/speed combo push him much higher fantasy ranking wise, even despite the real-life flaws/holes in his game? What OF’s are out there now that actually have a chance at 40HR/20SB type seasons?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Manny: I’m actually pretty high on him compared to most. I don’t think he’s a .240, and that the issue. He’s more like a .190 hitter, and don’t see him stealing 20, or hitting 40 off MLB pitching.

  8. nightpandas says:
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    Hey Ralphie,

    Got offered Martes a 2nd and 7th next year in a 15 team keep 11 for my Schwarber. I could then use my last move to grab Mejia for catcher. Playing for 2018. Sound good? Schwarber would only be a keeper candidate or he keeps Yahoo catcher eligibility anyways.

    Reply

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @nightpandas: I would do that. Hope all is well NP!

  9. James T Kirk says:
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    You’ll probably get a ton of questions on Paul DeJong after last night, but what’s your take on him. I remain skeptical as he reminds me offensively of Javy Baez (big power with a ton of swing and miss and limited patience). But he lacks the superstar defensive abikity that Baez has shown.

    Is he more of a super utility guy or an every day player?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @James T Kirk: I think he can be a super utility player that finds everyday at bats. His bat to ball skills might be better than Baez, but not far off. I think he’s valuable in 16+ team formats, but is squarely on the redraft radar at the moment.

  10. James T Kirk says:
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    Since your top 100, I believe I have read twice more that Calhoun will NEVER play second base. But, his defense in left might be passable. I am with you though, and still LOVE the bat! Tampa doesn’t seem to care about defense, so hopefully he gets traded there!!!!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @James T Kirk: We’ll see, I don’t know how he could be better in left, feel like a lot of that is assumption. Like “Oh, Hanley played short, he can play left.”

      • James T Kirk says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz:

        I think he has been playing some left already. So it isn’t all assumption. I have never seen him play defensively at second base, so hard for me to really say with certainty he is terrible there. But again, the knock on his defense is more his terrible lack of range rather than fielding balls. Derek Jeter was known for his lack of range, yet he had a pretty nice career as a shortstop. BUt apparantly, according to what I am hearing/reading…if Jeter came up today he would be in the same boat as Calhoun. Scouts would be ripping his defense to shreds for his lack of range.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @James T Kirk: I meant we’re assuming it’s his best position, he’s barely played there.He’s played 8 games in left, and 62 at 2nd. Even if he’s a leftfielder he’s a top 25 fantasy prospect. He’s got 30 homer pop with plus plate approach.

  11. Mike L says:
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    Trying to finally play to win next year. Currently I have an opening for a MI position. Granted this is dynasty, do I go ahead and have some patience and draft a guy like Brendan Rodgers, Calhoun or Kingery, or do I pick up Ian Happ since he’s already up? I know you have no clue whos available but he’s probably the best out there. We cant add and drop as the season goes we hold 3 live drafts a year so shit is complicated.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Mike L: Looking to play for next year and beyond, they all could be helpful. Happ’s up and hitting, but Rodgers upside is tough to pass on. Can you add both?

      • Mike L says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Its possible. Maybe that will work. Then, just as Im about to get rid of Giolito he has that game yesterday. Now Ive gotta decide between him and Kopech unless they’re both up. Only room for 4 bench players. Very hard to decide when to really go all in.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Mike L: Nah toss back Giolito

  12. ichirosan says:
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    Hi Ralph,

    nice work as always. How far was Lourdes Gurriel from making the cut?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @ichirosan: 40 spots, I believe he’s a utility infielder.

  13. David says:
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    Better upside, McKenzie or Allard?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @David: Triston McKenzie more upside. Ranked him 17th.

  14. Brian says:
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    Thanks for the guidance on Manadea/Devers potential swap.

    Question about same 16 Team H2H Dynasty with OBP and BA as separate hitting categories

    Was offered Starling Marte straight up for Eric Thames.

    Any reason NOT to do this? Even with the suspension, Marte is still better ROS and long-term, right?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Brian: Depends what you think your team needs more of. Power and OBP or speed and average. I’d prolly do it though.

  15. MPGA says:
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    Michellllllllll has made 2 nice starts for Ft Wayne. He could come fast!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @MPGA: Hahaha I so didn’t want to include out of fear he’d be added elsewhere. Saw you bagged him in Dynasty Gurus.

  16. Mad Beach Bums says:
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    How is Calhoun ranked down in the 70’s for Baseball America’s list? I realize you didn’t do their rankings but what are the possible reasons? Just fielding issues? His power and contact seem too elite to be ranked that low.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Mad Beach Bums: I’m shocked he’s even that high. Why is Brandon Woodruff ranked ahead of Clint Frazier haha. It’s cause they’re composite ranks. So I would suspect he was top 50 for some and off the list for others.

  17. James T Kirk says:
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    I know you ranked Ryan McMahon pretty high and he is a guy that should be re-climbing the charts this year. I especially love the fact that he has cut his strike outs down quite a bit while maintaining the power stroke. Any idea if his defense at second is good enough for him to get time there this season and next? His stock goes way up if that is the case.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @James T Kirk: I haven’t read any reports on him playing second. I assume his future is at first, but that’s a boost to his value if he gets eligibility.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @James T Kirk: dude is beasting out, should be getting way more attention
      52/ 14/ 61/ 11 (5.9 spd / 0 cs!)
      .353/ .402/ .596 (.998 ops / .243 iso)

      He’s split his time between 3b and 2b this year and has only had 3 errors at 2b so far (in 118 chances) fwiw

      unfortunately, I have this bad feeling he gets traded out of Colorado

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Slappy Jack: Yeah love me some McMahon, I wouldn’t trade him the way he’s looked. Can you really depend on Reynolds and Desmond long term?

        • James T Kirk says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz:

          You never know, but I doubt he gets traded. They are going to have to pony up on LeMahieu after next season which is why they are probably playing him some at second. McMahon gives them more options if he proves versatile enough to play first while backing up third and second.

          • Ralph Lifshitz

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            @James T Kirk: Yeah particularly if Story was a one year wonder.

  18. Richard Davis says:
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    Thoughts on Blue Jays C Danny Jansen? He has been tearing up A+ and AA this season, and has seemed to have passed higher ranked Blue Jays C’s Reese McGuire and Max Pentecost. I know C’s aren’t very “sexy” to talk about, but you need to start one for dynasty. I have Garret Stubbs now, wondering who you liked better between the 2. Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Richard Davis: I think Jansen is a bit stronger with the bat.

  19. bugatti says:
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    I have 3 starters going today and none make me feel all giddy inside… start or bench:

    nelson @ NYY
    Peacock @ TOR
    Duffy @ LAD

    its a weekly roto league but due to the ASB this week is a 2 week matchup. and we get 20 starts over the two weeks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @bugatti: Ugh, those are starts if you have them for the next two weeks.

  20. eric says:
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    C Ramos
    1B Bellinger
    2B Murphy
    SS C Seager
    3B Lamb
    OF Judge
    OF Cespedes
    OF Reddick
    U Cain
    U Morrison
    B C Taylor
    B S Gennet

    SP Strasberg
    SP Archer
    SP C Mart
    SP McCullers
    SP J Nelson
    SP Godley
    SP Manaea
    SP Keuchel

    RP Kimbrel
    RP Rivero
    RP Reed
    RP Devenski

    Drop any hitters and pick up FAs: Bour, HRam, Mazara, Happ, Souza
    Drop any pitchers and pick up FAs: Quintana, A Gray, ERod, Corbin J Wilson, S Dyson
    Thanks!!!

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      @eric:

      Ralph,

      Did I present this incorrectly? Thx

      Eric

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @eric: Looks lateral to me, depend how you feel about Gennett and Reddick vs Mazara and Happ for the second half. I might make those two moves.

  21. henncoop says:
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    Since the trade offer I got includes my prospect Buehler I would like to run it by you ….I am guessing I should reject the offer. This is a 12 team roto 6X5 (OPS) modified dynasty keep 25 of 35 players including 5 NA slots.

    He offered Judge, M Gonzalez & A Wood for my Correa, Myers & Buehler

    It seems to me both Wood & Judge although nice pieces are both currently sell high type players. I am currently in 1st thanks to being in 1st in Runs, HRs, RBIs, Avg & OPS. I definitely need SP help although I do have Thor on the DL. I have Segura to use @ SS if I did the deal . Judge would further crowd RF where I also have D Santana, Haniger & JD as well as D Fisher in a NA slot

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @henncoop: Tough deal, on one hand you add a great dynasty piece and a top 5 starter at the moment. Problem is Wood has some injury history and Judge could come down to earth.

  22. Big league choo says:
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    12 team dynasty 7X7 OBP+ TBs

    Drop Carlos Gomez for Matt Adams?

    My OF Pollock, Khris Davis, Trumbo, Thames, Puig, Peralta

    CI Goldy, Smoak, Bour

  23. The JoGarza says:
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    Mildly surprised no Monte Harrison. How come?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @The JoGarza: We’ll see what he does in A+, the influx of draft talent and short season guys muddy the waters.

  24. Dave Weinnstein says:
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    What are your thoughts on David Peterson whose is now, sadly a Met? He seems to pound the strikezone and have a decent secondary pitches.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Dave Weinnstein: I think he could be this year’s Eric Lauer.

  25. Levi Rubin says:
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    I just noticed that Luis Ortiz didn’t crack the top 200. I’m guessing you’re not a big fan of him?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Levi Rubin: No, he’s okay, should be a major league guy. Lots of pitching prospects just come down to preference.

  26. Beastman says:
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    Hiya Ralph. In a 16 team H2H w/OBP, how would you rank these 2B options?

    Merrifield, Gennett, Brad Miller, Drury?

    With minimal FAAB, gotta make every move count, so can’t play the hot hand too often.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Beastman: Drury, Gennett, Merrifield, Miller.

  27. Sean says:
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    I scooped up Clint Frazier off waivers and a league mate is interested in acquiring him. Other than what you mentioned in the top 100 prospects I have no idea how to value him, what kind of return could I get for him? I was looking at Benintendi from him as part of package deal or are Frazier and him similar?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Sean: They have similar upside, Benintendi is safer and has more value at the moment, but it’s a good starting point.

  28. SIPSLOWJOJO says:
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    thoughts on these prospects-Jhailyn Ortiz-Michel Baez-Starling Heredia

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @SIPSLOWJOJO: Baez is # 141.

      Ortiz is within the next 25 or so. He got hot the last week in SS, so I wasn’t taking that into consideration. Huge raw power and that plays, looks like he might be a future DH though.

      Heredia I like, he’s a little far off, and most certainly could be among these last 40 or so players. I think he’s a future Top 100 guy if he continues to hit for power.

  29. James T Kirk says:
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    Where would Tapia rank?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @James T Kirk: I love Tapia, so he would have been like top 15. I think he’s going to be a stud.

  30. Swfcdan says:
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    Amazing lists, gah getting infuriating getting answers from ya though bro- last 2 times I’ve posted on your umm posts I’m not hearing any responses back. Final time! Pasted:

    Woohoo a chance to finally get my prospect musings answered!

    Love these lists, long time awaiting finally arrives! Few musings:

    Seems utterly crazy for Maitan to rank so high when we haven’t seen a pro game from him you think? I know otherworldly tools but again we haven’t seen one pro AB from him lol, who knows how he handles different pitches, plus proximity sours me on him.

    Loving the “best pitching prospect since Price” comment about Honeywell! That’s hearty praise my man with all the minor league arms they have. And I agree, love his stuff and think he’s widely undervalued. Bit puzzled by his year though, think he’s just working on pitches and we see him up soon?

    You say Collins year been a disappointment, but really has it? He’s been intensely working on the catching side of his game this year which he had to and by all accounts he’s improved it. That must take up a lot of his practice right now, so can’t we give him a pass on the offense? He’s still walking a ton and hit a few bombs also- still remains a high upside catcher in OBP leagues and catchers are sooo shitty anyway. I can still see him hitting bombs in the cell but not sure his likely timetable for promotion.

    So saying all that, if you were to deal a prospect away (in a package to try and get Kyle Tucker…hell yeah), would it be Espinoza or Collins? OBP league and with the proximity difference and health concerns (small righty!) I’m tending to lean trade Espy.

    And love these lists for grabbing under the radar guys in my 350 minor dynasty ! Now deciding between Rios and Arozerena. Keep up the great work skinny fat guy haha.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Swfcdan: Sorry for the delay on that been working on these lists a lot and sort of forgot about comments. My b!

      The high upside of a guy like Maitan is immense. Theres certain players you know have massive upside best off scouting reports and the tape/videos you do have. A week’s hindsight later, and he’s been phenomenal thus far.

      Love Honey, he’s got it all. I think first taste of AAA and he’s been working on fastball command IMO. Looks amazing today, throwing any pitch in any count.

      He’s in the top 100 and there’s only two catchers on that list. My general feelings in catchers is why carry them in dynasty. There’s only maybe 5 in all of baseball you need to hold year to year. I like Collins, I thought this carrying tool would be more advanced. It’s not like he just forgot how to hit, or stopped working on it because he’s catching and focused in that. He should be focused on all areas, particularly the one that’s going to seperate him.

      Go Espinoza

  31. Phanatic says:
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    In a vacuum if you could only take one between Hoskins and Kingery ? Thx R

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Phanatic: Kingery

  32. Frank White says:
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    Hey Ralph.. Brent Suter or Luis Castillo? Thnx oh.. mixed h2h points

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Frank White: Castillo

  33. jack florida says:
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    i went to the futures game, some very impressive performances in person—-i have a few extra programs, i will mail you one if you email me you mailing address. home run derby tonight.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @jack florida: Thanks Jack!

  34. Hey Ralph,

    Thanks for the hard work. I’m wondering how far off and what your thoughts are on Christian Pache and Josh Lowe?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Christopher: Both were in and out at various times. Ultimately, I used this more as a way to write about all the players I have a lo enthusiasm about.

      Pache I like, talented prospect and one with a huge ceiling, I’d like to see some more power.

      Lowe is another guy I considered but I’m not in love with, so there were a lot of draft and far off prospects I included over him. He’s got power, but needs to get a hold of those swings and misses.

  35. Tommy says:
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    Ralph, I know Bauers is 102 on your list and in a lot of top 100 ranks but he just seems like a Brandon Belt type to me. Solid but not an impact player. In a dynasty league should I be patient and see what he has upon a call up and then decide whether to keep for next year or just cut ties with him now for a kid lower in the ranks with more upside?

    Thanks for the lists and the work you put in to them

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Tommy: I think that depends on your team. If you just need a boost hold, if you’re rebuilding, scrap him for a higher upside guy.

      I’m the type to hold, he’s a talented kid, and I think his upside might be sold short. Even by me. Hell I liked Casey Gillaspie more heading into the year, and Bauer has proven to be the better player.

  36. mrbaseball says:
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    Deep Keeper League 16 teams – I own All these Young Dudes – Do you like any of them for next year – any I might part ways with at the moment – 10 keepers but who knows I might have to keep 1 or 2 of these gems

    Manuel Margot SD – CF
    Raimel Tapia Col – LF,CF,RF
    Hunter Renfroe SD – RF
    Miguel Andújar NYY – 3B
    Franklin Barreto Oak – SS
    Derek Fisher Hou – LF,RF

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @mrbaseball: I’d keep Margot, Fisher, and Tapia in that order.

  37. Greg says:
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    Dynasty – Lucroy, Giolito, Jay Bruce (Don’t use Bruce) for Meija and Calhoun.
    My other catcher is Contreares.

    Or would you rather do that trade above and take out Meija or Calhoun for One of Duffy, Bundy, F Martes, or E-Rod (Points)

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Greg: I like the Mejia and Calhoun one.

  38. No Reynaldo Lopez even in the 200?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Magnus Olsson: 44 innings, I actually thought he was past his limits. Maybe he cracks like 140. He’s okay, I think he’s a future reliever.

      • @Ralph Lifshitz:

        Ahh, figured it had to be something like that.

        As if other ppl haven’t said it enough but a top 200 mid-season is golden! We live for this! :)

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Magnus Olsson: Thanks! Sorry I missed that one. I’d rather have Jaime Barria hahaha!

  39. SH says:
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    Ralph, I am building up my talent pool, Before the season I dealt Bryant for Benintendi,Tyler Jay, Eloy Jimenez and Tapia. Now I have a offer for Benintendi, with the other owner offering F.Martes,Rogers and C.Frazier. Would you pull the trigger and do that deal, or would want more.?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @SH: I’d do it, you have two players in that offer who could be better than Benintendi, or at least close enough value that the two of them together is a win.

  40. K2H says:
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    Would you Trade

    Jake Faria for Rafael Devers
    10 team 50 man roster keep every year no salary (Any combo you want Majors minors) around 300 MLB kept and 200 minors
    I have K Seager Healy and Andujar at 3B right now

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @K2H: of course he would. #CrabArmy #iHaveCrabs

      • Jaaaaaake.crab says:
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        @Tehol Beddict: You have truck stop crabs, no army of an elite cadre of fantasy baseballers. Be useful, and never speak of baseball again.

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Tehol Beddict: You have crabs huh? Did your parents give you those too, just like everything else they gifted you on a silver platter? Well, except your solid street cred from your wealth of Young Buck knowledge. Gg, gg, gg, geez you’re corny

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @K2H: I think you need to get more for Devers.

  41. Steve Anus says:
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    16 team dynasty with hits, total bases, OBP over AVG, slugging, OPS, and SB% added roto. for pitchers, QS, holds, net saves, K/BB, K/9.
    C d’arnaud
    1B miggy
    2B jose ram
    3B longo
    SS semien
    MI mercer
    CI hanram
    LF mancini
    CF span
    RF mookie
    OF jd mart (RF)
    OF polanco (LF/RF)
    util r-zimm
    util mini donkey
    BN chisenhall (CF/RF), davidson (1B/3B)
    DL solarte/kiermaier
    NA aj reed
    SP cueto/wood/peacock/hamels/duke newcomb/rodon/mccarthy (1750 max innings)
    RP (room for 6, but while i’m rocking 2 BN bats it’s 5 from having too many healthy SP right now) knebel/baez/neris/rivero/kimbrel
    NA capps

    also we have up to 7 man minor league lists (150/50 at bats/innings) we CANNOT add new guys to it midseason, other than trades, but we CAN call up/send down guys. mine are (in draft order):
    meadows CF
    reyes SP
    k.lewis RF
    i.diaz 2B/SS
    collins C
    fedde SP/RP
    fisher LF/RF (have no clue why he was around at this spot, pick 99, some prospect boards had him low probably from defense maybe)
    anywho, got done reading the top 100, drop capps (and davidson to do it) to add which of these with this lineup: (we have 2 NA spots, and in between seasons guys could be moved up and down to minor league list from active team page)
    mcmahon/bader (LF)/mountcastle/soroka/stewart (LF)/flaherty/cease/

    • Steve Anus says:
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      @Steve Anus: to clarify, we CAN call up/send down guys ALREADY on the list, we cannot add a guy to active roster, THEN send down. so anybody added now can be NA stashed and moved in offseason to minor league list, but if i added anybody now he’d not be movable to minor league list till end of MLB season.

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        @Steve Anus: just filled up the DL slots with wong/andriese/n.jones. wong is technically already off of it and he’ll either be the 2nd bench bat or play over mercer if he plays most every day. other than HR’s wong was having his best year ever.

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          @Steve Anus: i’m winning this league easily this year, but nasty that i grabbed meadows over bellinger by one pick now looking at my 1B future. this prospect draft done slowly started in early march.

          • Jaaaaaake.crab says:
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            @Steve Anus: What….what is the question?

            • Steve Anus says:
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              @Jaaaaaake.crab: troll, stick to peeing on JB’s ankle’s you were born to do it.

  42. Jose says:
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    Ralph, these posts are Gold!

    That being said, my keeper team needs SP help and I don’t think these guys are going to cut it.

    My pitching staff is Arrieta, Lester, Cole, Stroman, Bundy (dropped Matz to pick him back up), T Ross, Morton, and Berrios with Syndergaard, Salazar and C Anderson on the DL.

    If Syndergaard and Anderson come off the DL and are what they were before going on the DL, I’ll be fine, but fat chance right!

    So I’m looking to pimp out Votto for a SP. I’ve sent out an offer for Sale, Scherzer, Kershaw and Kluber, but that’s not happening. So, any of the following you wouldn’t trade Votto for in a Keep Forever league…

    Grienke, Ray, Arhcer, Martinez, deGrom, A Wood, Srasburg

    Thanks Ralph! Always appreciate the content!

  43. Josh says:
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    Why is Duplantier outside of your top 100?

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