I remember being really excited for my first crack at a public top 100 back in September of 2019. I actually started building it in early August because I had some time to simmer before my big debut at Razzball, and I wanted to come in hot with a ranking that reflected the way I see the game. 

Click here to see that Top 100 Prospects for 2020 Fantasy Baseball

and/or click here to stretch to the Top 150 Prospects for 2020 Fantasy Baseball

As the deadline approached, the true scale of the task came into view. 

In order to rank the top 100 minor league players for fantasy baseball purposes, you have to rank every single minor league player for fantasy baseball purposes. I suppose this is intuitive, but I didn’t realize as much on the front end, back in 2019. I also didn’t realize that’s a lie I was telling myself. It’s not that I have to rank every player, but I have to know generally where I would rank every player. 

Even that’s not true. Something I learned doing the team’s organizational rankings top ten lists the last two off-seasons was that I needed more processes for eliminating players than for finding them. It’s not altogether different from dynasty roster management in some senses, where your squad is like a bonsai tree: if you’re not pruning the dead and dying branches on the regular, your tree will not grow. Early on in that org ranking process, I figured I’d just make each list as long as the org was deep. Seems fine on the front end, I suppose, but I realized I wasn’t really making any difficult decisions. I could always just rank a guy 11th, or 18th, or whatever, so who really cares about the 10th ranked prospect? Just write the blurbs and cover the system. I didn’t have to grind out the work and make real choices like I do with just ten. The same played out with the 100. Now that I’ve set that limit, it helps me shed light on the Korry Howells and Alec Burlesons of the world, and it helps me push guys like Nick Pratto up to where they belong because I just have fewer branches on the tree. 

This year, for this list, I realized what I really needed was buckets into which I could put every player so I could really digest the task’s enormity. I tend to get lost in these spreadsheets. Make a tweak. Check some player pages. Find some video. Watch, think, drag and drop, rinse, repeat. I have no idea how many hours are in this spreadsheet, but it feels like most of them. Some days I know I can’t open it because I’ve got stuff to do, and time does not exist in that realm. Anyway, here’s how I broke it down. 

My groupings were:

 

The Elites

Rank Player Position Age 4/1/21 Team ETA
1 Wander Franco SS 20 TB 2021
2 Vidal Brujan 2B 23 TB 2021
3 CJ Abrams SS 20 SD 2022
4 Julio Rodriguez OF 20 SEA 2022
5 Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B 24 PIT 2020
6 Corbin Carroll OF 20 ARI 2023
7 Bobby Witt Jr. SS 20 KC 2022
8 Spencer Torkelson 1B 21 DET 2022
9 Jarred Kelenic OF 21 SEA 2021
10 Marco Luciano SS 19 SF 2023

Pretty clean cut-off with the top ten in this version, but I think I’d be dropping Kelenic out of the category if I mixed it up again today. Not because of a bad week but because I’ve never matched the prospect world’s enthusiasm for him, so it’s pretty easy for me to back off when the time comes. Especially ridiculous was his stolen base projection by the math people, who put him down for 16 or 17 depending on where you looked. That’s how many Acuna as a rookie. Wild math, boys. 

I could see a case to drop Carroll out of the group too because he’ll miss the year and might have lingering shoulder issues, but I think the delay lines him up to be atop the list after everyone ahead of him graduates. He’s as talented as any non-Wander on this list.

 

Foundation Pieces

11 Alek Manoah RHP 23 TOR 2020
12 Francisco Alvarez C 19 NYM 2023
13 Alex Kirilloff 1B/OF 23 MIN 2020
14 Adley Rutschman C 23 BAL 2022
15 Noelvi Marte SS 19 SEA 2022
16 Jasson Dominguez OF 18 NYY 2025
17 Riley Greene OF 20 DET 2022
18 Jarren Duran OF 24 BOS 2021
19 Heriberto Hernandez OF 21 TB 2022
20 Luis Matos OF 19 SF 2022
21 Brennen Davis OF 21 CHC 2022
22 Triston Casas 3B 21 BOS 2022
23 Nick Pratto 1B 22 KC 2022
24 Hedbert Perez OF 19 MIL 2024
25 Greg Jones SS 23 TB 2023
26 Gunnar Henderson SS 19 BAL 2023
27 Liover Peguero SS 20 PIT 2022
28 Wilman Diaz SS 17 LAD 2025
29 Jeter Downs SS 22 BOS 2021
30 Grayson Rodriguez RHP 21 BAL 2022
31 Reid Detmers LHP 21 LAA 2022
32 Oswald Peraza SS 20 NYY 2022
33 Nick Lodolo LHP 23 CIN 2021
34 MacKenzie Gore LHP 22 SD 2022
35 Gilberto Jimenez OF 20 BOS 2023
36 Nick Gonzales 2B 21 PIT 2022
37 Simeon Woods-Richardson RHP 20 TOR 2021
38 Hunter Greene RHP 21 CIN 2022
39 Oneil Cruz SS 22 PIT 2021

 

Would likely make some tweaks here if the tiers were the ultimate goal, but I worry about the dogma of grouping players during the late stages of the list, so I deleted the tiering headlines and spaces in the final couple days before go time. During the process, this group was where I put players I’d be comfortable building around in a dynasty league. I’m not saying I’d never trade these players, but I’d be acquiring and holding them in just about any stage of a cycle. I tend toward parting with high priced prospects in that final push for a title run but not until that point. At the beginning of this year in a 20-team league where I co-own the Dubuque MudPuppies with my brother, trading away Spencer Torkelson or Corbin Carroll would’ve been the furthest thing from my mind, but just last week, we did exactly that, sending Tork, Carroll, Orelvis Martinez, Jameson Taillon and Christain Walker for Vidal Brujan, Jared Walsh and Tarik Skubal. Might look a little wonky if/when Carroll comes back strong, but that’s why the other team is doing it, and we’re doing it because we’ve been in first place much of the season among a tightly packed group at the top and benefit from rearranging the timeline on our assets. 

Sorry for the jog there. Back to this tier, I should’ve had Cruz higher, certainly above SWR. Easy enough to say when Cruz is cruising, I know, but I’ve ranked him aggressively all along and only ever had, uhem, off-field reasons to worry. 

Should Hunter Greene be even higher? Like, above Gore? Hmm . . . he’s theoretically in his 800-1000 innings Tommy John honeymoon phase, so long as the Reds don’t screw it up, so that’s an odd factor to calculate. He’s still mostly fastball though, and Woods-Richardson has the kind of off-speed command I prize even if his heater is not the biggest fire the north has ever seen. 

Jordan Walker should probably be in this group, too. The Cardinals placed him on the IL the Friday before Saturday night’s publication date, and the club did not provide any specifics. He landed at 47 in the snapshot weekend reckoning, but if he comes back hot, he jumps up next to Nick Gonzales.

Bashing Bob Hassell has a good case to be a foundation piece. He’s 56 at the moment, but that looks kind of light to me just a week later. I’d take him over Asa Lacy at 50 for sure. Tracking up the list, I don’t find much resistance until Walker and Michael Harris. Should he be above Sixto for dynasty purposes? Might be a smart swap to offer for rebuilders holding Sanchez. 

 

Above the Bubble

40 Luis Patiño RHP 21 TB 2020
41 Sixto Sanchez RHP 22 MIA 2020
42 Zach McKinstry 2B/OF 26 LAD 2020
43 Shane McClanahan LHP 24 TB 2021
44 Alek Thomas OF 20 ARI 2021
45 Tyler Freeman SS 21 CLE 2021
46 Trevor Larnach OF 24 MIN 2021
47 Jordan Walker 3B 18 STL 2024
48 Michael Harris II OF 20 ATL 2023
49 Austin Martin 3B/OF 22 TOR 2022
50 Asa Lacy LHP 21 KC 2022
51 Max Meyer RHP 22 MIA 2021
52 Orelvis Martinez 3B 19 TOR 2023
53 George Kirby RHP 23 SEA 2022
54 Tyler Soderstrom C/OF 19 OAK 2023
55 Gabriel Moreno C 21 TOR 2021
56 Robert Hassell III OF 19 SD 2024
57 Edward Olivares OF 25 SD 2020
58 Jesus Sanchez OF 23 MIA 2020
59 Kristian Robinson OF 20 ARI 2022
60 Kyren Paris SS 19 LAA 2023
61 Michael Busch 2B/3B 23 LAD 2022
62 Korry Howell SS/OF 22 MIL 2022
63 Erick Peña SS/OF 18 KC 2024
64 Jhoan Duran RHP 23 MIN 2021
65 Josiah Gray RHP 23 LAD 2021
66 Royce Lewis SS 21 MIN 2022
67 Drew Waters OF 22 ATL 2021
68 Roansy Contreras RHP 21 PIT 2021
69 Quinn Priester RHP 20 PIT 2023
70 Cole Winn RHP 21 TEX 2023
71 Zac Veen OF 19 COL 2025
72 DL Hall LHP 22 BAL 2022
73 Miguel Vargas 3B 21 LAD 2022
74 Josh Jung 3B 23 TEX 2021

Especially in the early stages of my process, here’s where I dragged and dropped the guys who felt like they’d locked themselves into the hundred. Not sure yet if they’re the kind of pieces you don’t trade away. 

I’m a little disappointed with the Priester ranking. Feels like I gave too much room to the echo chamber on that one. I do think he’s established some nice trade value on word-of-mouth and draft pedigree, but I’d be looking to do just that if I had any shares. 

Howell should be higher. I’d rather have him than Freeman at this point. 

Waters might be too high here. He’s striking out 29.7 percent of the time and slugging .411 in AAA at 22, but that’s not really the issue. He’s been caught stealing in 5 of 12 attempts, but that’s not really the issue either. It’s encouraging to see him running so much, and he actually has a strong .369 OBP and 116 wRC+. I just don’t know where he’s going to be loud at all for our game. Perhaps he’ll run like crazy even if he’s getting caught all the time, but that will cost him playing time. Feels like his top-end outcome is Bryan Reynolds, which, that’s actually really good, but I’m talking 90th percentile there, and if that’s the case, we may as well just try to package him with some other stuff to trade for Bryan Reynolds

Jung’s got a shot to really move when he comes back from injury. He’s in a long line of alt-site hype machines, most of which are having engine trouble, so if that’s his story too, he’ll plummet. If the opposite field power we heard about last year manifests early, he’ll join the next tier up heading into 2022 as a likely early call-up who can provide some batting average and power.

 

On The Bubble

75 Blake Walston LHP 19 ARI 2023
76 Jose Garcia SS 23 CIN 2020
77 Daniel Espino RHP 20 CLE 2023
78 Jackson Kowar RHP 24 KC 2021
79 Ronny Mauricio SS 20 NYM 2023
80 Curtis Terry 1B 24 TEX 2021
81 Angel Martinez SS 19 CLE 2022
82 Heliot Ramos OF 21 SF 2022
83 Nolan Gorman 3B 21 STL 2022
84 Garrett Mitchell OF 22 MIL 2023
85 Joey Bart C 24 SF 2020
86 Spencer Howard RHP 24 PHI 2020
87 Cornelius Randolph OF 23 PHI 2021
88 Brandon Marsh OF 23 LAA 2021
89 Josh Lowe OF 23 TB 2021
90 Alec Burleson 1B 22 STL 2022
91 Gavin Sheets 1B/OF 25 CHW 2021
92 Taylor Walls SS 24 TB 2021
93 Heston Kjerstad OF 22 BAL 2023
94 Pedro Leon SS/OF 22 HOU 2022
95 Diego Cartaya C 19 LAD 2025
96 Jake Eder LHP 22 MIA 2022
97 Endy Rodriguez C 21 PIT 2023
98 Bubba Thompson OF 22 TEX 2022
99 Cristian Hernandez SS 17 CHC 2025
100 Daniel Lynch LHP 24 KC 2020

I think the name explains the tier here. Throughout the process, I wasn’t certain if these guys were in or out. Here’s the next tier so I can combine them in the conversation.

 

Just Missed

100 Shane Baz RHP 21 TB 2022
101 Logan Gilbert RHP 23 SEA 2021
102 Leonel Valera SS 21 LAD 2023
103 Brett Baty 3B 21 NYM 2023
104 Cade Cavalli RHP 22 WSH 2022
105 Taylor Trammell OF 23 SD 2021
106 Jordan Westburg SS 22 BAL 2022
107 Luisangel Acuña SS 19 TEX 2023
108 Edward Cabrera RHP 22 MIA 2021
109 Maikol Escotto SS 18 PIT 2023
110 Elijah Tatis SS 19 CHW 2025
111 Ethan Elliott LHP 24 SD 2022
112 Jordyn Adams OF 21 LAA 2022
113 Emerson Hancock RHP 21 SEA 2022
114 Brailyn Marquez LHP 22 CHC 2021
115 Carlos Colmenarez SS 17 TB 2025
116 Luis Medina RHP 21 NYY 2022
117 Joe Ryan RHP 24 TB 2020
118 Alec Marsh RHP 23 KC 2022
119 Caleb Kilian RHP 23 SF 2022
120 Chris Gittens 1B 27 NYY 2021
121 Bryce Ball 1B 22 ATL 2022
122 Owen Miller 2B 24 CLE 2022
123 AJ Puk LHP 26 OAK 2019
125 Darryl Collins OF 19 KC 2023

 

I need to find room for the top five in the Just Missed tier. 

If Dodgers SS Leonel Valera is available in your leagues, I suspect you should just pause here and go pick him up now. I’ll wait. 

More on him later, but for now I’ll say a player has to profile pretty intensely to look like he could be a real fixture in the Dodgers’ future, and Valera looks like he could be a real fixture in the Dodgers’ future. 

Baty went absolutely nuts this week after I left him off the list. Great source for future pun runs. 

Pedro Leon would be one to take the short fall. Adjustment period gets the better of most Cuban prospects because they typically haven’t played in a long time and then face the best pitching they’ve ever seen on a day-in day-out basis.

Daniel Lynch would take a dip. Probably should’ve left him off the list. 

Howard, Sheets, Randolph, Gorman and Walls all stick out as players who could move based on performance over the next couple months. Randolph is likely the least chamber-loved of these, but he’s actually the one I’d want from the five if I had to pick right now, for most leagues. I do have one 30-teamer where I need pitching and would spin the wheel with Howard. 

So that’s how I built the top group. 

The remaining tiers I used were:

On The Bubble

Below the Bubble 

Slumps With Signal?

Injured

Planning to dig through that mess in the coming days and weeks and come back to you with some news you can use, or something.

Thanks for reading!

I’m @theprospectitch on Twitter.

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Philsfan
Philsfan
1 year ago

Good writeup as always. Curious why Cal Raleigh hasnt gotten much love across the prospect universe. He seems like a guy about to take flight and is a switch hitting catcher which lessens the platoon splits…What are your thoughts on him long term as a OBP dynasty candidate? Top 10? Top 5? or am I too high on him…Been kicking around getting him or Jeffers for OBP dynasty cant quite make up my mind. Tyler Stephenson and Mejia also available in my player pool I just figured Raleigh was the one with the most upside..

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
1 year ago

Hey Itch,
Thanks for the great read!

League Context: ESPN, 5X5, Roto, 6 player (keep forever, no limits). My current keeper options include: Acuna, Betts, Bellinger, Bichette, Tucker, Ohtani, Luis Robert, Ke’bryan Hayes, Ketel Marte, Jack Flaherty, Julio Urias, Kevin Gausman, Trevor Rogers. Anyways, lots of options …

I am also currently rostering Brujan and Bobby Witt jr.

My question … would you consider trading Luis Robert and Bobby Witt jr for Wander Franco? My thinking is Wander will be up by the time Robert returns from injury. And good chance Witt doesn’t get a crack this year anyway …

Is Franco worth it?

Thanks so much …

goodfold2
goodfold2
1 year ago

sorry, ranking, not price

Turn Two
Turn Two
1 year ago

Can Robinson be ranked, considering there’s a chance he could be going to jail?
Either way, seems like a lost year for him.. maybe more.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Turn Two
1 year ago

o.cruz was ranked the whole time he might’ve been jailed. rank as if not jailed till jailed (and even IF jailed it might not wreck entire career), albeit it does affect his price since that happened.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

Good write-up and analysis per usual Itch. I appreciate the time you put into it.

I’m in a 12-team keeper league with no minor league spot(s), but the league is adjusting and different owners are stashing the big names like Franco, Brujan and J-Rod, so minor leaguers are kind of a thing. A couple of questions for you…

(A) Dubuque MudPuppies? Are we talking about Iowa, or somewhere else?
(B) I just traded Alek Manoah for Ke’Bryan Hayes in aforementioned 12-teamer. I like both a lot, but would like to know your thoughts on who’d you rather have for the ROS and going forward?
(C) There isn’t a question for “C”.
(D) Thoughts on Jonathan India? Not on the list as he’s already in the bigs, but I feel like he’s on the verge of a breakout, especially since being moved to the leadoff position.

Appreciate you!

Happyharry
Happyharry
1 year ago

Itch, 12 teamer, H2H. Who is the drop of these three:
Villarreal, Pham, IKF….. THANKS

Happyharry
Happyharry
Reply to  Happyharry
1 year ago

Villar not Villarreal.

Dmitri
Dmitri
1 year ago

Why is Angel Martinez currently ranked higher than players like Aaron Bracho, Brayan Rocchio and Geraldo Perdomo? Is it because the latter three players are scuffling so far this season? Or, do you see a difference in skillsets? Or, both?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Dmitri
1 year ago

ah shit, bracho that’s who i forgot (and he fell very far)

goodfold2
goodfold2
1 year ago

some notes, questions.

– j.walker really moved up eh. my lord he’s ahead of a-mart. d.jefferies not anywhere here?

– adell is still at 124 at bats

i’ll do the rest by groupings
– elites: kelenic, really moved down that much from 83 at bats (this seems more like you never wanted to have him top 3 at all). finally not buying the media (mostly KC’s manager)’s claptrap about witt being up this year eh. i loved how many magically thought that was going to be a thing based on some manager’s comment. hilarious. and it appeared be a lot of people too. question 1: if we weren’t worried about this year only, j-rod or brujan (it’s entirely possible brujan’s spot is ADP based somewhat)

– foundation: f.alvarez up, really up (i’m guessing compared to probably everybody). wow pratto skyrocketed. and peguero, gunnar, and big time on detmers (whom i drafted somewhere from his seeming safety, which is i presume why here now), i think a lot higher on SWR than before too.

– above the bubble: still have duran as more valuable this year than jesus (MIA), this from the speed or don’t think MIA will call up jesus, which would be odd since they already had before. here is where we start to get some names that i’ve barely heard of and/or are big lately jumpers: k.howell (never heard of)

– on bubble: here is where the names i’ve only heard of lately from you at all are really in there: burleson, terry, randolph (grey’s all about him too, i suspect stashing in NL only at least), walls (till TB called him up), endy rod, eder

– just missed: some questions here:
2. gilbert, why the fall here (or did you not have him that high on previous list anyway, possible)
3. b.marquez (that’s a large fall for a guy you seemingly always had pretty high)
4. edcab/puk: guessing the injuries has raise the RP risk on these 2
5. hancock? also a fall. and of course d.jefferies nowhere to be seen (he’s healthy again now)

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
1 year ago

you answered the adell spot (around 20th, just behind duran BOS) for somebody else lately, so that’s cleared up, but in the vaughn blurb you said why he’s not listed as over 130, well adell still isn’t (seems like you threw adell into the usually reserved for RP not over innings but clearly owned already everywhere guys like say karinchak going into this year, and others)

Vlad
Vlad
1 year ago

Liover Peguero is super high on your list. I can’t see a major reason why other than great exit velocities, but he seems to kind the ball into the ground. Can you help me understand why he is so high?

Baggie John
Baggie John
1 year ago

Morning Itch !

Love this list. You taking the time to explain your process makes it even more valuable, as it builds confidence in the rationale behind it and helps to educate your readers in one way of evaluating players. It’s a given that any list like this is out-of-date almost as soon as it’s published, but it’s no less useful for that.

I have spent a little while going through the rankings – I have Brandon Marsh on a Dynasty Team I drafted this year, but with Greg Jones, Peguero and Michael Harris all available, should I be dropping him for one of them ? (I’m also over-represented with OF talent from this list)

I mis-trust Pitching Prospects in general, because by the time they reach their potential, I’ve usually given up on them. Who can afford to wait until age-27 for someone whose either riding the bench, or dragging down your ERA ? I have asked before about dropping Brailyn Marquez – at 114 on here, is he droppable for one of those bats ? or Jackson Kowar ?

I’m intrigued by your comments on Leonel Valera, given that you have Wilman Diaz ranked at 28 – is that because you see Diaz moving position, or are you thinking long-term at SS for the Dodgers ? The question LG asked is a very good one – Prospect rankings matter more in Fantasy if you can identify players who will be Top-200 players in the future. If you were a betting man, which 10 of these would be consensus Top-100 in say 3 years ?

Valera is yet another player Yahoo! don’t have listed … as are Diaz and Korry Howell. This makes it very hard for someone of my age. I’ve written the names down, but now I will need to remember where I put the bit of paper …

Thanks for all your hard work and taking the time to reply to us. Your Sunday posts are a highlight of my weekend!

Baggie John
Baggie John
Reply to  Baggie John
1 year ago

Supplemental Questions (sorry)

You’re not as high on Jesus Sanchez as I expected. He has been really hot this year, rumours abound that he’s coming up soon and Grey has him as the next big pick-up. What should we expect from him this year ?

And Shane Baz is available in all my Dynasty Leagues – taking the long view, where would he sit in relation to the other Pitchers on this list, as you said he would be above Kowar for one ?

Thanks again!

Will Craig
Will Craig
1 year ago

Itch! Spinning another gem! Been following your lead mostly with my prospects … Leonel Valera is available in my 12 team dynasty .. our farm/stash is 10 … am I grabbing him ASAP for any of the following ?

Vidal
Manoah
Pratto
Downs
Gunnar
Heliot
Wilman
G Jimenez
Larnach
Gilbert

I’m thinking about trading Gilbert for some mlb help if I find a taker… maybe tossing a Hail Mary at including Downs and more for KeBryan … thank you once again

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
1 year ago

Amazing insights Itch, thanks for all the hard work!!

David
David
1 year ago

Good stuff Itch, thanks, Who would you please rank ROS: Cooper, Cron and Wisdom? Thanks

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
1 year ago

This is an honest question, not a quibble, but what about Manoah sets him so much higher than McClanahan? The latter had much more of a track record to bank on (though admittedly still not as much as you would like). Is it the third pitch?

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

what about Andrew Vaughn ? Where’s he in the list? Considering you have Hayes and Kelenic listed.. those guys are up and Hayes was up last season..

Primetime
Primetime
Reply to  The Itch
1 year ago

Thanks.

10 team keeper where my keeper guys getting little older. OBP we keep 7 players total.

Arenado
Freeman
Story

Bellinger was youngest keeper.

Pitching
Bieber
Urias
Nola
Glasnow
Gore

So feel my pitching is young. Wanna move on from Nola and maybe glasnow. Gore I’m about to move on from as well. Two years and still hasn’t moved.

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

Abrams over Witt? Doesn’t Witt have the clearer path? Merrifield can go OF and royals are move agressive with there rookies.

Unless Abrams moves to 2nd right?

Hamporter
Hamporter
1 year ago

Morning Itch,

My pitching staff has been hit hard by injuries in a 16 team H2H mixed league. The best pitchers available are Cole Irvin, Vladimir Gutierrez, and Tucker Davidson. Who would be the better add for the ROS. Jackson Kowar is also available, would he be a better stash than those options?

Also, do you think Jake Fraley might be breaking out or just a good stretch of games?

Thanks!

Hamporter
Hamporter
Reply to  The Itch
1 year ago

We have only have 3 moves each week, so I like to keep some pitchers on the bench for streamers. It’s a weekly lineup league, so I don’t want to get stuck with pitchers being shipped out after starts. Do you think Davidson will get a couple turns through the rotation?

Joe Shmoe
Joe Shmoe
1 year ago

Hi Itch,
I was wondering about that international group of Jasson, Erik Pena and Luis Rodriguez. Any idea how they are doing, or what level they are playing?

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 year ago

Great list! Been pouring over it all morning! In my 18 team 5×5 roto dynasty I dropped Bubic for Vlad Gutierrez….felt like Bubic was a time bomb….Kower or Bas? I own Kower but Bas is available…who has more impact this year? Thanks for the great info! Joe Ryan is available as well…

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
1 year ago

Great context Itch and appreciate all the hard work and your rankings!

I’m in a H2H 10 team league where we keep 10 players each year. I have a good team currently in first but really wanted to get Vidal so I traded a first round pick (100-100th overall given keepers) and got him last week!

Hope he comes up soon but for 2022 do you think he will be a top 100 player and where do you see him ranking longer term in terms of ceiling?

Thanks!
LG

Player X
Player X
1 year ago

Great list. I am excited for Noelvi Marte (despite him being a Mariner’s prospect lol), he’s been tearing the cover off the ball so far, could see him top 3 over the winter.

AA
AA
1 year ago

How concerned should I be about Kjerstad’s health? I’m not too worried about him long term, but the unknown is always somewhat concerning. If I told you his health was 100% not an issue in the future how far if at all would he move up your list?

AA
AA
Reply to  The Itch
1 year ago

Hrm shoot, thought it looked more optimistic than not, that’s unfortunate. I’m in love with his kind of skillset, but maybe it’s time to look elsewhere.

Well thanks, have a nice day

AA
AA
Reply to  The Itch
1 year ago

Oh ya, thought I’d mention I’ve got almost a third of the players instead of your top 32. Most of those are due to following your advice which has been going very well so far, so thank you again for your work.

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Seeing mckinstry this high is good news for me and a little surprising. I added him as a FA in my dynasty league once bellinger went on the IL. He is 26. Do you think he is a regular next year? What kind of ceiling does he have? I like his versatility and the Dodgers seem to like him. I wasn’t even planning on keeping him as I only saw him as someone to help me get through the season. Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

He hasn’t hit at all since coming off of the IL so I still had some doubt about his future viability.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  The Itch
1 year ago

was doing awesome for far more at bats before injury than post injury. kinda gross for leagues where you’d need him to start everyday though. great where you can shuttle him to prospects slot everyday when needed though.