The title pretty much says it all, so instead of a big intro this opening paragraph will link you to some more helpful information regarding prospects. Here are the Top 30 prospects for 2015 redraft leagues. Here are the American League and National League Top 10 prospect indexes. We also have the Top 20 2014 signees for first-year player drafts in dynasty formats. Last but not least, here are my Top 100 keeper rankings. In the prospect rankings below, more specific ETAs are given as well as links to the organizational top ten list for each player. Just click on the team abbreviation to view my comments on individual prospects. Only two-thirds of the teams are written up, so apologies if not all of the links are live just yet. Ages listed are as of Opening Day 2015. Here are the Top 50 prospects for 2015 fantasy baseball…

Rank Player Pos Team Age ETA
1 Byron Buxton OF MIN 21 mid 2015
2 Kris Bryant 3B CHC 23 early 2015
3 Carlos Correa SS HOU 20 early 2016
4 Addison Russell SS CHC 21 early 2016
5 Miguel Sano 3B MIN 21 mid 2015
6 Corey Seager SS LAD 20 early 2016
7 Jorge Soler OF CHC 23 early 2015
8 Joey Gallo 3B TEX 21 early 2016
9 Lucas Giolito SP WAS 20 early 2016
10 Yoan Moncada INF BOS 19 early 2017
11 Joc Pederson OF LAD 22 early 2015
12 David Dahl OF COL 21 mid 2016
13 Maikel Franco 3B PHI 22 mid 2015
14 Noah Syndergaard SP NYM 22 mid 2015
15 Dylan Bundy SP BAL 22 late 2015
16 J.P. Crawford SS PHI 20 early 2016
17 Francisco Lindor SS CLE 21 mid 2015
18 Raimel Tapia OF COL 21 mid 2017
19 Julio Urias SP LAD 18 late 2016
20 Yasmany Tomas 3B ARI 24 early 2015
21 Nomar Mazara OF TEX 19 mid 2016
22 Josh Bell 1B PIT 22 mid 2016
23 Jesse Winker OF CIN 21 early 2016
24 Rusney Castillo OF BOS 27 early 2015
25 Jose Peraza 2B ATL 20 mid 2015
26 Dalton Pompey OF TOR 22 early 2015
27 Archie Bradley SP ARI 22 mid 2015
28 Robert Stephenson SP CIN 22 early 2016
29 Alex Jackson OF SEA 19 mid 2017
30 Blake Swihart C BOS 23 late 2015
31 Clint Frazier OF CLE 20 early 2017
32 Aaron Judge OF NYY 22 mid 2016
33 Lewis Brinson OF TEX 20 mid 2017
34 Kyle Schwarber C CHC 22 late 2016
35 Rafael Devers CI BOS 18 early 2018
36 Ryan McMahon 3B COL 20 mid 2017
37 Amed Rosario SS NYM 19 mid 2018
38 Carlos Rodon SP CWS 22 mid 2015
39 D.J. Peterson CI SEA 23 late 2015
40 Tim Anderson SS CWS 21 early 2016
41 Manuel Margot OF BOS 20 mid 2017
42 Austin Meadows OF PIT 19 mid 2017
43 Raul Mondesi Jr SS KC 19 mid 2017
44 Tyler Glasnow SP PIT 21 mid 2016
45 Michael Taylor OF WAS 24 early 2015
46 Hunter Renfroe OF SD 23 mid 2016
47 Stephen Piscotty OF STL 24 late 2015
48 Daniel Norris SP TOR 21 mid 2015
49 Jose Berrios SP MIN 20 early 2016
50 Jorge Alfaro C TEX 21 mid 2016
 
  1. Tj says:
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    Nice job. Although i think rodon should be higher considering hes mlb ready….

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      thanks! that’s fair

  2. notBaezaworldseries says:
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    98.99% of these guys are gone in my RazzNasty draft. I have zero. Will there be a follow up? Like another 50? On or before Tuesday please.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      oops!

      • Baezaworldseries says:
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        @Mike: LOL. Mike, you don’t have to be that nice to guys like that. I know him personally. Let’s just say we co-manage a RazzNasty team. He is an emotionless robot created in the pursuit of the first Razznasty championship.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          haha…noted!

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @Mike: give him his own “insider” list, that specfies garbage players, so you, Mike can draft the good ones at your leisure.

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              haha sounds good

  3. Lville Jim says:
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    Guess the Astros will not be in a hurry with Correa considering that they certainly won’t be contending this season. I’m hoping he plays well enough to force a call up before September but I wont be holding my breath. As usual nice job on the write up.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      thanks! yeah, I think maybe the injury played a part, but I’d be surprised if we saw him before September in 2015, but a good chance he breaks camp in 2016. That could certainly change over the course of the season though. These ETAs are moving targets :)

  4. Chris says:
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    I traded away Buxton in my keeper league just a few weeks ago. Hard to do, but I finished top 3 last year and Buxton nabbed me King Felix giving me a chance for the gold this year.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nothing wrong with that! I did the same to get Carlos Gomez in one keeper league :)

    • Natty Boh says:
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      @Chris: I like the move.

  5. Flag says:
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    Best list I’ve seen. Could quibble here and there, but almost nobody gets Maikel Franco right. Nice job.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      thanks!

  6. goodfold2 says:
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    hey mike, do you know if that middle man money holder site SportsVault that Razzball used to be sponsored by is still existent and safe? I want to ask around before i decide on this one over LeagueSafe, as leaguesafe is well known, but SportsVault has no rake (so you lose no money either going in or out)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I have no idea…sorry. I still do it the old fashioned way in my money leagues

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: i’d rather do it that way too, but i took over a league last year (long time league), mostly since comish since the start was tired of bums owing him money. My co-comish can vouch for some, but not all, of the other owners, so i’m gonna have to make at least half of the buy in forced predraft (this league never forced whole money predraft ever). I WILL NOT claim that X amount of money is in pot and then reverse course later, like previous comish did, this is since previous comish would vouch for people, and then when some of them didn’t pay he’d simply say “pot is light”. So his word is worth shit really, mine isn’t.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yikes, yeah that sounds messy…good luck!

    • jonboy says:
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      @goodfold2: Leaguesafe bought Sportsvault a year or so ago.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @jonboy: i just contacted leaguesafe, and they said the name of the company they aquired was not SportsVault, but Fantasy Sports Vault (a different company, not the one previously that sponsored Razzball)

  7. The Great Knoche says:
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    Mike,

    In a dynasty league where we only get to keep prospects going into next year if they end up on a major league roster in September or earlier and we put them on our rosters at$6. We draft them separately once all are rosters are full. We draft after camp breaks on 4/4 so if someone is already on a roster for opening day they area on longer eligible to be drafted as am prospect, they are part of our regular auction.

    I have the 9th of 10 picks in prospect draft. Anyone that late who would be worthy keeping in 2016 for $10 in a $260 auction who will end up on an MLB roster this year? 10 team league.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @The Great Knoche: that should say “they are no longer” damn phone.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      any of the guys on this list with a late 2015/early 2016 ERA might be worth it, but to be honest $10 is a lot of money for a rookie

  8. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Mike,

    Nice work. Where would you look to draft Kris Bryant in a 10-team, 5-player H2H keeper league?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      thanks! I’d start looking at him in the 4th/5th round

      • Alcibiades Escobar says:
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        I like it! That’s even more aggressive than I am. Thanks Mike!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          haha nice

  9. Aaron says:
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    Hi there. Great stuff as usual. How patient would you be with Giolito? I know the Nats will bring him along slowly like they did with JZIMM and Stras, but would you hold onto Lucas throughout this year and next if you only had a 3-man prospect system?

    We’re a 14-team salaried keeper league and each team has 3 free prospect slots where guys can be stashed for any amount of time as long as they’re under the rookie limits (150ab/50ip, I think). Usually I get guys close to the majors and replenish my farm the next season with other guys close to debuting. But last year I snagged Giolito and his stock has risen considerably. Be patient with him or toss him back for a hitter who’s on the brink? My other 2 slots belong to Joc P and Addison Russell. Thanks in advance.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Thanks! I think you’ve got a really solid 3 there and I would hold all of them.

      • Aaron says:
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        @Mike: Ok, thanks. Now I just need a couple of my half-dozen iffy SPs to work out. My rotation will either be elite or complete junk, lol. Injured aces Sale, JFern & Richards will be solid eventually, but after that it’s a myriad of mediocre. CMart, Duffy, Hahn, Greene & Keuchel. Crossing my fingers.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no problem…for 14-teamer that’s not a bad staff.

          I like Duffy and CMart especially

          • Aaron says:
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            @Mike: Yeah my offense was pretty set with my 10 keepers, so I focused on young pitching in the draft. In retrospect I probably shouldn’t have gone quite as risky with some of the picks, but I figure at least two of the five should give me 170IP and a dozen wins. If not, I can always go spend the $20+MM on Verlander, who went undrafted lol.

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              haha…nice

  10. goodfold2 says:
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    mike, do you know how to enable yahoo’s classic draft page, their forcing their awful new one, in which you can only see 8 names at a time. font is too big and space is left unused besides

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hmmm….I’m not sure how to change the format, but there is usually a toggle in the corner or something in settings. I’m not familiar with Y! to be honest.

      You could always CTRL+scroll to zoom your browser in and out :)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: nevermind, the way to do this is to log into our drafts from the “notes” link to the right of your league name, rather than the bigger blue button on right of the page.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: if you’ve ever done a mock at yahoo you’ll know what i mean when i say you don’t want to actually draft on that one. Yahoo’s regular one rules,

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          nice…yeah I just never got into Yahoo for some reason

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Mike: are most of your leagues on fantrax then?

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              redrafts on ESPN and dynasties on Fantrax

              I have one that uses CBS

              I did Yahoo ONCE a few years back and really hated it to be honest…no offense to anyone who loves it

  11. Tony says:
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    Hey guys my RCL Has a couple spots open, I’ve commished it for 4-5 years, we have a $75 buy in, hit me up if you want an invite & as a reminder if you’re in another RCL you may play in more than one!

    Also, my long time running 12 man yahoo H2H league needs ONE more owner, $100 buy in, email me if interested and for more details….both leagues pay out all money & use League Safe.

    Hit me up for both leagues at [email protected] yahoo.com

    TONY

  12. ZyzzBrah says:
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    Totally not related, but would you rather keep Beltre or Brantley in a 10 team standard 5×5 league.

    My 2 other keepers are Carlos Gomez and Puig.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Beltre since you’ve got 2 OF already

  13. Ryan says:
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    I’ve seen Braden Shipley ranked in a lot of prospect lists. How come he didn’t make the the cut here?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      my list is light on arms in general, and there are a bunch of pitchers in that next group that have similar profiles/ceilings

      • Ryan says:
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        @Mike: btw what do you think is his eta?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          early 2016

  14. J-FOH says:
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    Your timing couldn’t have been worse Mr. Mike. What are you thinking having a prospect on this list that hasn’t been drafted yet? That I wanted? I say good day to you sir!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      oops! good day to you too!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Mike: I just asked my google glasses the best way to get to you and it told me through the devil’s spleen.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          OK Google…does Mike dream?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Mike: wet

          • Kid A says:
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            @Mike: there it is! haha!

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              ha!

  15. Swfcdan says:
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    The day has arrived..

    I’ve already completed one minor league draft but this will be very handy for my final one!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice!

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: P.S It seems you love my current prospects…which means I must love your prospect ranks, right?

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        sure thing…that sounds like a win-win

        • Swfcdan says:
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          @Mike: Buxton over Bryant? Wow! That speaks a lot for Buxton’s potential after the monstrous year Bryant just had. Whats a upside projection for Buxton’s peak years, .300, 20/40?

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            yup, they are basically a 1 and 1A obviously, but I personally like Buxton’s ability to stuff all five categories

            • Swfcdan says:
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              @Mike: My other prospect draft starts tommorow, top bats are Gallo, Moncada (great timing Red Sox!), Rusney and Tomas.

              I’v got a lot of early picks through trading and other things, hence my excitement for this draft. My first is the no2 pick, is there any reason not to take Gallo or Moncada there (whoever falls)? I don’t see either Tomas/Rusney being the next Puig/Abreu.

              • Mike

                Mike says:
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                yup, it’s between those two with that pick

  16. JLO says:
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    Who is the safer bet to produce this year?
    Polonco pit or biaz cubs

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Polanco

  17. Hey Mike,

    Great stuff!

    AL only keeper league. Keep as long as you like.
    Get: Longo and Souza
    Give: Machado and Feli

    Thanks as always!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      thanks!

      tough one…I like Machado there

      • @Mike: first day for trading so I have another one to run by you. Same league.

        Get: Cruz, shoemaker, Napoli, Nathan
        Give: Pompey, Salazar, Feliz