Ladies (4-5 of you) & gentlemen, we are officially in the offseason!!! Please contain your excitement, and use the bags in the front seat pocket should you feel the need to blow chunks. PROSPECTING SEASON HAS RETURNED! Over the coming weeks, and months, you’ll be inundated with content to help you prepare for your dynasty prospect drafts, first year player drafts, and keeper/dynasty decisions. We’ll start with an update of my Top 100 Prospects, followed by a the 2018 first year player draft ranking, followed by keeper ranks for pitchers and hitters, followed by a very special mock prospects drafts with some of the top prospectors in the industry, and of course my team previews, and corresponding podcasts for all 30 MLB franchises. For all those wondering “followed by” is my “and then“. Long story short, there’s lots to come. Fear not kind citizen, for this post, the 2018 Minor League Preview Index is your one stop hub for all of our off-season dynasty content. So, bookmark this page, set a google alert, or just keep this page open until April. One way or the other you’re going to get all of my offseason brain droppings.

 

2018 Razzball Minor League Index
D-Backs 2017 2018 | Pod Brewers 2017 2018 | Pod
Braves 2017 2018 | Pod Twins 2017 2018 | Pod
Orioles 2017 2018 | Pod Mets 2017 2018 | Pod
Red Sox 2017 2018 | Pod Yankees 2017 2018 | Pod
Cubs 2017 2018 | Pod Athletics 2017 2018 | Pod
White Sox 2017 2018 | Pod Phillies 2017 2018 | Pod
Reds 2017 2018 | Pod Pirates 2017 2018 | Pod
Indians 2017 2018 | Pod Padres 2017 2018 | Pod
Rockies 2017 2018 | Pod Giants 2017 2018 | Pod
Tigers 2017 2018 | Pod Mariners 2017 2018 | Pod
Astros 2017 2018 | Pod Cardinals 2017 2018 | Pod
Royals 2017 2018 | Pod Rays 2017 2018 | Pod
Angels 2017 2018 | Pod Rangers 2017 2018 | Pod
Dodgers 2017 2018 | Pod Blue Jays 2017 2018 | Pod
Marlins 2017 2018 | Pod Nationals 2017 2018 | Pod
2017 Mid-Season Top 100 & 200 2018 First year Player Draft Rankings Top 25 & 50
2017 End of Season Top 50 & 100  2018 Top 250 (March 18th)
2018 Positional Ranks: Sleepers, C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, OF, SP 2018 Keeper Rankings | Pitchers | Hitters

 

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Jon
Jon
4 years ago

Keep forever, 12 team league, with 30 man major league roster and 15 man minor league roster. I’m allowed to make pick-ups on both rosters through the last regular season games. Can manipulate my minor rosters by moving a few guys up to majors or cut guys to maybe pick up 3 or 4 of the guys below.

Minor league free agents available:
Colton Welker
Brandon Marsh
Andres Gimenez
Jorge Ona
Cole Tucker
Fernado Romero
Nolan Jones
Max Schrock

Other potential:
Heath Quinn, Edwin Rios, Randy Arozarena, Nick Solak, Stuart Fairchild

Which of these available guys have to absolutely be added? And what guys should be added over my current guys?

Potential cut candidates:
Raul Mondesi
Jorge Alfaro (have Lucroy/Contreras/Zach Collins)
Yohander Mendez
Delvin Perez
Jake Bauers
—-
Neil Walker (almost a for sure cut)
Dillon Peters
German Márquez
Shane Greene
Blake Parker
Anthony Swarzak
Hunter Pence
Jason Kipnis
Hanley Ramirez

Going to be adding a few major league level guys like Daniel Mengden as well… so will need some room for them. Having the hardest time figuring out in the level of Ona, Tucker, Romero group over Perez, Peters, Pence kind of decisions.

Chris D
Chris D
4 years ago

Dynasty Keeper League. We have a rule 5 draft and my final rule 5 spot is down to Dom Smith or Jack Flaherty. Which one do I offer up? I am leaning more so towards Smith due to the abundance of always available 1b but am struggling with decision. I always value a good arm over a bat, but that is just me.

Thoughts Ralph?

ashtray
ashtray
4 years ago

I’m in a 14-Team Keep-6 forever league with wonky stats:

Bats – R, RBI, HR, OBP, SLG, NSB
Arms – QS, SV, HLD, K/9, ERA, WHIP

I plan on keeping these guys:
Harper
Stanton
Bryant

But am having a hard time on deciding the last 3. My other choices are:
Olson
Hoskins
Albies
Benintendi
Devers
Crawford
Robles
Calhoun
Godley
McCullers

Who would you roll with?

Jeff
Jeff
4 years ago

You might want to hold off on these until after December 1. You never know who’s reading…

Rosscoe
Rosscoe
4 years ago

Consider it Crabmarked Ralph.

An amazing time of the year to be sure. FYPD prep time baby (Kenny, needs to make a shirt out of that acronym)!

Looking forward to another marathon of Halph podcast heaven.

Racehorse
Racehorse
4 years ago

1. Bookmarked.
2. Linked to my mighty dynasty spreadsheet.
3. Have started planning, scheming, figuring-out 2018.

As easy as 1, 2, 3.

Thanks, Ralph!

goodfold2
goodfold2
4 years ago

wow, forgot this started this early. good stuff i’m sure it needs to to complete all 30 teams. with damn football and now hockey i’m well behind (about podcast 61 or so), have been writing down the available names mentioned though for my super deep league.

Tweak
Tweak
4 years ago

The best source for baseball prospecting on the interwebz. I can’t wait to see the Red Sox’ minor league preview. The article will just be Dombrowski’s name written in blood and half washed away by your tears. It will be glorious.

Separately, I’m already sporting a halfie for the Braves preview and I’m not even an Atlanta fan.

OddBall Herrera
OddBall Herrera
Reply to  Geoff
4 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Holy crap, I hadn’t taken a look at a Cubs top 10 list for a while, just looked at the Fangraphs update….it’s not very often I don’t recognize a single player in a club’s top 10. Even the Angels and Marlins always had a guy or two at the top of the list you’d heard something about.

Over/Under 2019 offseason we see Epstein sneaking out of Wrigley in a guerrilla suit?

Another Dan
Another Dan
4 years ago

Looking forward to the content Ralph.

Best wishes,

Dan

Another Dan
Another Dan
Reply to  Geoff
4 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz:

Things still going well. FA Cup game on Saturday, home against a team a level above us in the pyramid. We have a chance, that’s all we can hope for at this stage. Most of the teams are above us in the football pyramid.

League form has been good. Although we’ve played a lot of teams currently sitting in the bottom half of the table, we’ve won the last 3 games 4-1. Currently sit 2nd in the league, but it’s still early. Attendances are good for our level.

Won my H2h dynasty. In a final in another and sit 2nd in a roto but I think that may have passed me by (not helped by missing Carrasco’s start tonight). Might consider playing for cash and I am also considering trying my hand at an RCL.

Hope things are good with you,

Best wishes,

Dan

Another Dan
Another Dan
Reply to  Geoff
4 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz:

You got ’em !!!

RCL invite sounds good, thanks.

Spent last Sunday on a day trip to London to watch the NFL game. My mate is a Ravens fan. He was not impressed. Was a good day though.

Best wishes,

Dan

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Another Dan
4 years ago

You flew out from Baltimore to London for one day?!

Another Dan
Another Dan
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

No Grey. I am English. A mere 4 hour train journey for us. Think my mate chose the Ravens after watching The Wire.

Were plenty of Ravens fans around. Spoke to a couple who turned the NFL game into a 10 day tour of Europe.

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Another Dan
4 years ago

Ah… Gotcha! That’s hilarious The Wire is getting people to like Baltimore, when it’s not exactly a postcard to the city

Another Dan
Another Dan
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

My mate likes being a little ‘left-field’. Plus, it’s better than following the crowd and supporting the Pats or Packers.

Who is your team?

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Another Dan
4 years ago

I don’t have a football team, used to like the Dolphins with Marino

Another Dan
Another Dan
Reply to  Geoff
4 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz:

I knew you were a Pat. Seen them twice at Wembley and the number of Brady shirts spotted on those days were huge. The Pats are probably the most popular team in the U.K. May have something to do with having England in the name ….,

I started watching NFL in the 80’s. Coverage was patchy, the 49ers were on all the time. Guess my team.

But the International series games in London attract fans of all teams. It’s not just the two teams who are playing that are represented.

Jonathan
Jonathan
Reply to  Another Dan
4 years ago

Please Ralph, get me through this offseason, you’re my only hope.

SheriffMcRawDawg
SheriffMcRawDawg
4 years ago

(\/) !_! (\/)

CRABMARKED

Rudy
Rudy
4 years ago

BOOKMARKED!!