With dynasty drafts fast approaching or already underway and the 30 system rundowns in the rear view mirror, now is the perfect time to revisit and reshuffle the crew of young athletes entering our game this winter. 

 

1. 3B Spencer Torkelson | Tigers | 21 | NCAA | 2022

Tork is unique as a first overall pick in that it’s really just the bat Detroit drafted. They announced him as a third baseman on draft night, and Torkelson might be a good enough athlete to make that work, but it doesn’t matter all that much to his prospect stock if he has to slide back over to first base. The carrying tools are hit and power, and both could be plus plus depending how he reacts to premium spin. The clear #1 pick in dynasty First-Year-Player Drafts and an easy top ten prospect for fantasy.

 

2. SS Nick Gonzales | Pirates | 21 | NCAA | 2022

I thought Gonzales would go off the board before the seven spot in the 2020 draft, but the Orioles’ selection of Heston Kjerstad created a domino effect that left Gonzales on the board for the Pirates. Yarr! They announced him as a shortstop on draft night and will likely develop him there, although most scouts think he’s a better fit at second base. It’s better for our game if he lands there, but I don’t care much where he plays. He’s always hit well, with both aluminum (or vibranium or whatever they make bats with these days) and wood.

I didn’t think he’d go earlier because he hit five home runs in one day this year. I thought he’d earned it by slashing .351/.451/.630 across 153 at bats in the Cape Cod League, where his seven home runs helped him take home the league MVP. 

Oh and did I mention he steals bases? He’d swiped four in 16 games by the team the NCAA season ended. He’d also hit 12 home runs in those 16 games. 82 plate appearances. New Mexico plays at elevation, and Pittsburgh is tough on righty power, so there’s plenty of reason to doubt his ability to produce power in that park, but I’ll bet on him where I can in dynasty leagues and try to buy via trade if he starts out slow.

 

3. 3B Austin Martin | Blue Jays | 22 | NCAA | 2022

Toronto picked up some windfall profit when Baltimore reached down the board to save money on their second overall pick, pushing some evaluators’ top overall player, Austin Martin, down to fifth after Miami and Kansas City preferred pitchers Max Meyer and Asa Lacy. I’m not quite that high on Toronto’s top pick but do think he was a nice value for them at the five spot. His draft stock was volatile mostly because his defensive home is unsettled. He’s a good enough athlete to play up the middle, but his struggles with accuracy as a thrower have bounced him around the field a bit. I think this issue is among baseball’s toughest to fix. Toronto might try him at shortstop because he’s got good hands, but he’s more likely to follow his college path to third and then centerfield if he can’t find something that works. An underrated aspect of baseball is just how accurate infielders have to be on throws, and if Martin has just area code accuracy, he won’t play on the dirt. Doesn’t much matter for our purposes, where we care much more about his elite plate skills, plus-plus hit, plus run and average power.

 

4. OF Zac Veen | Rockies | 19 | HS | 2025

Veen is the rare plus-everything type. An uppercut lefty with tremendous explosion, his max-barrel speed of 78.107 mph landed him in the 96th percentile, according to perfectgame.org.

He’s an easy top five pick in first-year-player drafts this winter if you believe he’s good enough to overcome his circumstances, and he is perhaps the highest-upside piece in this year’s amateur draft. On a related note, I think the Rockies need to go the other way with their minor league affiliates, if possible. Most exist in wild offensive environments, except for AA Hartford which skews heavily toward pitching, so they don’t have any neutral home fields on the way up and then they get dropped into Coors. Well, they don’t get dropped in because this front office has little confidence in their own. No offense to Matt Kemp, but it’s a little much to be giving him at bats in a lost season while your young players ride the pine. I only travel this tangent to worry over the main reason to pass on Veen this draft season. I’d still like to have him on all my teams, but it’s weird to be rooting for a front office to get its walking papers. 

 

5. SS Wilman Diaz | Dodgers | 17 | NA | 2025

For whatever reason (Yankees?), Jasson Dominguez was the first amateur international teenager to garner top-pick type publicity. No offense to his considerable gifts, but that shine was built largely by previous seasons making clear just how valuable these prospects have become. While that rising tide lifted all boats last off-season, this year’s international crop has taken a backseat to draftees. Makes no sense to me. Sure, we have less info about these youngsters, but it’s not like we have a whole lot to go on for all the draft picks, either.

I think Wilman Diaz is the best hitter in his international class thanks to elite hands. Preternaturally adjusts bat path to barrel pitches all over the hitting zone. Looks like he’ll navigate top-end velocity as well as any international signing in years. Headed to a top-level development team poised to maximize his talent. 

 

6. LHP Asa Lacy | Royals | 21 | NCAA | 2022

Lacy was dominant in his abbreviated junior season at Texas A&M and deserves every accolade he receives. I was a little surprised to see Kansas City select him fourth overall this summer rather than banking the sliding positional value of Austin Martin, so General Manager Dayton Moore must really love what he sees in Lacy, a well-built power lefty (6’4” 215 lbs) with a plus-plus fastball-slider combo. Could probably compete in the majors out of spring but will likely spend the bulk of 2021 in the minors.

I’ve bumped him around this list a lot because I just don’t think I’d pick him inside the top ten, even as I really like his talent. 

 

7. OF Heston Kjerstad | Orioles | 21 | NCAA | 2022

Selected second overall by Baltimore in the 2020 draft, Kjerstad was having an epic campaign when covid concerns cancelled the college baseball season, slashing .448/.513/.791 with six home runs in 16 games after posting a .327/.400/.575 as a sophomore and .332/.419/.553 as a freshman. I wish he’d played in a wooden bat league at some point, but everything he’s put on paper so far is elite. He’s even running at 100 percent efficiency, having never been caught in nine stolen base attempts across three seasons. The Orioles figure to be light on steals under the current regime, but I won’t be shocked if Kjerstad finds a way to chip in a handful year over year given his plus athleticism and on-field awareness. He’s 6’3” and 220 pounds and fits perfectly into this ballpark and organization.

 

8. SS Ha-Seong Kim | Padres | 25 | KBO | 2021

The risk here is extreme from my perspective. His power and speed are real enough, but if Kim struggles for a few months out of the gate, you’ve essentially Tsut-sunk this pick. Just about every solid domestic and international prospect of note holds their value even though a tough couple seasons. People still rank Travis Swaggerty like he’s been rolling along. Kim’s a fine redraft play. He’s a sharp snag for a contender in a deep league seeking MI help. He’s incredibly risky for a builder.

 

9. LHP Garrett Crochet | White Sox | 21 | MLB | 2020

Crochet is born from only the best ingredients: the lithe 6’6” 218 lb lefty generates deception from a three-quarters arm slot that pairs spicily with his upper nineties heat and salty slider. The real questions for fantasy come down to where you might take him in a first-year-player draft and whether or not he’s an option for draft and hold leagues. 

To the first question, I think around the ten spot. 

To the second, I say yes, for sure. I doubt he would win himself a full share of a closer job there, but doubt is part of my day to day, and Crochet, as we’ve discussed, is made of chocolate, and we all believe in chocolate. Plus there’s the chance he becomes a starter and dominates there. All I am saying is big league arms the world’s best hitters struggle to see or touch are rare and sort of break our molds for what we expect. It’s easy to mention Hader in a Crochet blurb, but that’s because the comps for a guy like Crochet are hard to find. Might as well throw in a Chris Sale and an Andrew Miller while we’re here. It’s fun. 

 

10. RHP Max Meyer | Marlins | 22 | NCAA | 2021 

A former shortstop, Meyer employs perhaps the best stuff in the 2020 pitcher class. MLB pipeline’s Jim Callis called Meyer the best athlete in the whole draft, and many thought his elite fastball/slider combination would lead Miami to bring him straight to the show. It seems clearer now that they’ll be careful about developing him as a starter, which sounds good to me, given the successes we’ve seen from Gary Denbo and his crew in South Beach. 

 

11. SS Cristian Hernandez | Cubs | 17 | NA | 2025

Signed for $3 million standing at 6’2” 165 lbs with present loft and power, Hernandez puts on a show in batting practice and is the top player in his class according to many sources. I can see the logic in taking him over any of the pitchers if playing for some distant future.

 

12. SS Carlos Colmenarez | Rays | 17 | NA | 2026

If Hernandez or Diaz isn’t the top player in this year’s international class, it’s Colmenarez, a well-rounded athlete with present power in an uppercut stroke.. He’s a polished player for someone so young and certainly benefits from being in Tampa’s organization. I considered putting him quite a bit lower on this list because we won’t see him in the majors for a long, long time, but I left him here because his trade value could be immense.

 

13. 1B Aaron Sabato | Twins | 21 | NCAA | 2023

I suspect I’m comparatively high on Sabato here, but I partly blame Hobbs for this outstanding write-up in his Top 25 College Prospects to Target in Dynasty Leagues

“Sabato cranked 18 home runs and 25 doubles as a freshman in 2019 while slashing .343/.453/.696 across 230 at bats. Clearly, that line jumps off the page and his 55-grade hit tool and 60-grade raw power only exacerbate the drooling. Sure, there’s not much speed here and he’ll probably never provide anything in that category in the fantasy realm, but the upside from a pure hitting standpoint here is enormous. Sabato sits at the bottom of this list solely because he has only played one full college season and may elect to return for another. He may also spend a little added time in the minor leagues as a result of his lack of experience beyond high school ball. Despite that, the swing isn’t as raw as one might expect, stays through the zone well and is really under control for a guy with as much raw power as he possesses.

Bottom line: I love this bat and think it has potential to play at the professional level much more consistently and with more upside than maybe every other hitter on this list. Still, he only has 285 at bats at the college level and scouts were banking on seeing another full season of him in 2020, so it’s tough to say where he might get drafted (if he begins his pro journey at all). If he becomes available in your league this summer, he has incredible value as a sleeper prospect.”

 

14. OF Robert Hassell III | Padres | 19 | HS | 2025

Several scouts thought Hassell was the top prep hitter in the class, and San Diego must have agreed to pick him 8th in the 2020 draft, one spot ahead of Rockies OF Zac Veen. Although Veen was the more highly rated player, nobody blinked at San Diego’s decision because they’d been linked to Hassell for much of the process. He obliged by signing for $4.3 million, or almost a million less than the $5.18 million San Diego had for the draft slot–money they used to snag Cole Wilcox in the third round. All in all, it was a big win for the club even if I’d have taken Veen and been happy with whatever pitchers I could get. Hassell has a quick bat, a good idea at the plate and the kind of smooth uppercut lefty stroke that makes scouts smile. He also runs and throws well enough that he might get some run in center field early in his pro career to see how he handles the challenge. 

 

15. OF Zach DeLoach | Mariners | 22 | NCAA | 2023

Could make a case for several players here but none that can truly contend with DeLoach for topside. After slashing .200/.316/.294 in 56 games as a Sophomore in the SEC, DeLoach went nuts on the cape (.353/.428/.551 in 37 games) then jumped another level in his junior year at Texas A&M (.421/.547/.789 in 18 games). What a difference a year can make. Seattle has a good idea what they’re doing on the scouting and development side. Even before his sophomore struggles, DeLoach hit well with wooden bats in the Northwest League (.323/.409/.495 in 51 games), so I’m inclined to just give him a mulligan on his sophomore season and treat him like an elite college bat who struck out just thrice and walked 14 times over his final 18 games at the level.

 

16. OF Jake Vogel | Dodgers | 19 | HS | 2024

One of the fastest players in this year’s high school class (with his 6.15 60-yard-dash representing the fastest recorded time I can remember seeing), Vogel could not have asked for a better landing spot to develop his craft. The third round pick already has a plus hit tool and uses his base effectively, but if anyone can find the power to make him a fantasy dynamo, it’s the Dodgers development team. Two arrows way up here, but just for some cold water context, I will always love plus hit plus-plus speed players with power potential. I’d say something like “who doesn’t, am I right,” but experience tells me that plenty of prospectors don’t, or at least they don’t all bake that topside love into their fantasy lists. 

 

17. OF Pedro Leon | Astros | 22 | Serie Nacional | 2022

Houston fell in love at first sight with this 5’10” 170 lb centerfielder from Havana, reportedly agreeing to a $4 million contract just hours after his first big workout for MLB teams. I’m having a hard time placing him because he’s older than the other players and less experienced over the past few seasons, but then again most players are less experienced than they’d normally be, and on fantasy tools alone (plus power, plus hit, plus speed), Leon could be top ten.

 

18. OF Garrett Mitchell | Brewers | 20 | NCAA | 2023

Thanks in part to his level bat plane and type 1 diabetes, Mitchell fell to the Brewers at the 20 spot in the 2020 draft despite being a top ten talent on most public-facing rankings. If the bat comes along, Mitchell is a true five-tool talent and plus defender in centerfield with plus-plus speed and athleticism. His MLB draft price could make him a nice value in most first-year-player dynasty drafts this off-season. 

 

19. SS Ed Howard | Cubs | 19 | HS | 2024

At the 16th overall pick in the 2020 draft, Ed Howard represented a tremendous value for the Cubs. He was the top shortstop prospect in the group, and he figures to add skill with the bat as he gains pro reps thanks to his excellent hand-eye coordination, big frame (6’2” 185 lbs) and burgeoning strength. 

 

20. 3B Jordan Walker | Cardinals | 18 | HS | 2024

Walker might’ve been the best pure athlete in this year’s draft. He’s 6’5” 220 pounds with the plus speed and a 92 mile per hour fastball from third base, where he’s also solid with his glove and footwork. The best among all his considerable tools is power, which is already elite. Might even be 80 raw. We’ll know more about his hit tool soon, but if it’s good enough to access his power in games, he’s about to rocket to the top of the Cards list when Carlson graduates. 

 

21. OF Austin Hendrick | Reds | 19 | NA | 2024

Hendrick features plus plus power with solid speed and defensive upside in an outfield corner. I don’t love the mechanics of his swing, which is geared to trade contact for power, but I suspect he can learn to tone down the all-or-nothing approach if he’s getting dominated at any point in his journey up the development chain. That’s not a change I tend to bet on, but I also feel like we have to see him fail against elite spin before we worry too much about his ultimate contact skills. 

 

22. OF Pete Crow-Armstrong | Mets | 19 | HS | 2024

A five-tool outfielder who’s always faced elite competition at Harvard-Westlake, Crow-Armstrong was seen as a top-ten talent by many evaluators and is a big win for the Mets in the 19 spot. He’s a better defender than a hitter today, but only because he’s elite on that side of the ball already and might need to add some loft, like many young hitters working with pro coaches in the launch-angle era.

 

23. OF Isaiah Greene | Cleveland | 19 | NA | 2024

Greene was one of my favorite players entering the 2020 draft and will be a First-Year-Player Draft target for me in all leagues because of his 30/30 topside. He probably won’t match PCA’s defense, but I think Greene, a third-round pick who signed for $850,000, could wind up the better hit, power, speed producer than Crow-Armstrong. 

 

24. LHP Reid Detmers | Angels | 21 | NCAA | 2022

Detmers jumps Emerson Hancock for me among the pitchers (who I probably won’t take anyway) because I think he’ll translate well to the pro game. Here’s a novella built around Hobbbs’ short story for our Angels top ten in case you missed it.

“Several players on this list would be ranked ahead of Detmers if this were solely about upside, but it’s not. I’d be hard-pressed to tell you to pick up and hold a prospect not destined to reach the pro circuit for several years. So although many feel Detmers projects as a middle-of-the-rotation guy who sits around 90-94 MPH with his fastball, he has elite command and pitchability and should move more quickly through the minors than many of the arms that are drafted before him this June (or July? Or August?).

Detmers is a southpaw with three pitches that all grade at 50-plus on the 20-80 scale. As mentioned previously, he sits low-to-mid 90s with his fastball, which is paired with a mid-70s curveball and sinking changeup. He’s a strike-thrower with a smooth, repeatable delivery, meaning he already possesses many of the attributes most other college pitchers will spend added time in the minors smoothing out.

Still, his readiness as a MLB-caliber starter alone isn’t quite enough to rank him here. So why then? Because Detmers struck out 167 batters in 113.1 innings in 2019 (13.29 K/9) en route to a 2.78 ERA and .177 BAA, while setting 48 batters down on strikes in just 22 innings (19.64 K/9) to begin the 2020 campaign. At the college level, we don’t always possess the advanced metrics to evaluate players to the same ability as we do at the professional level, but allow me to unpack this one for you: we’re being told Detmers projects as a middle-of-the-rotation starter with comps to a Brendan McKay with less stuff, yet the guy is sporting a curveball that eclipses 2,700 RPMs and sports elite K/9 numbers while showing an increased ability to miss bats as he matures as a pitcher.

Remember when Yu Darvish was being scouted by MLB teams in 2011 and was projected as a No. 3-4 starter in the big leagues? Or when Aaron Nola was drafted seventh overall in 2014 despite being saddled with a No. 3 starter ceiling? Yeah. I see room for steady and rapid growth by Detmers here, and if he fails, he can always pair that wicked breaking ball with a couple ticks up on the heater and become an elite bullpen weapon.

Jump on Detmers if you’re looking for someone primed to move more quickly through the farm, but be warned that he isn’t ranked as highly in other draft pools as many of the players to follow.”

I’m slightly less bullish than Hobbs but not much less. Command can be the great separator at the top level. Detmers can be a special pitcher. Couldn’t agree more with Hobbs on the No. 3 starter stuff. That’s just content. Short-hand jargon that represents the safest stance to take on just about any pitcher. But it’s notable that people don’t say back-end starter. No. 3 kind of means No. 2 but it’s tough to put that on most prospects so I’ll say he’s a number three. 

 

25. C Tyler Soderstrom | Athletics  | 19 | HS | 2024

Glowing reports from the training site suggest Soderstrom is a bat well beyond his years. While the team would certainly prefer to keep him at catcher, he merits a spot this high on the chance that he’ll bump to a different spot where he can race to the big leagues. If he’s so good with the glove he belongs behind the plate, I might sell him on the strength of his prospect stock, which will actually benefit from the slower timeline due to the non-fantasy lists rightly rewarding catchers. 

 

Thanks for reading!

I’m @theprospectitch on Twitter.

 

 
  1. Lower the Jolly Roger says:
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    Itch! I wish I waited 1 more hour lol .. always look forward to your stuff.. we had our 1 round FYPD Today… I picked 9th … took Cespedes … any good? Drop or trade for one of these other guys?? Heston was still avail … my farm is pretty loaded so I’m not super concerned… but always looking to get better

    • The Itch

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      Thanks, Lower the Jolly Roger!

      I think you can trade him for a good return. MLB.com has him #1 in the intl class, so I might even put him on the block now in the chat if your league uses one. Maybe you could grab a pick and player? Or maybe a pick in next year’s draft and a pick in this one?

  2. Dan says:
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    Excited to see more of your prospect rankings! Been very helpful for a 30 team dynasty startup!

    I was offered Jazz Chisholm/Isaac paredes for Aaron bracho, Ethan small, alexfri planez

    Thinking that he’s asking too much, but not too familiar with what’s reasonable when talking prospects. How’s that look to you?

    Thanks!

    • The Itch

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      Thanks, Dan!

      That’s not unreasonable if you’re a big believer in Chisholm, who most markets would say is the best player in the deal.

      I think that’s Bracho tho because I’m not real confident in Chisholm’s hit tool.

      If I did this trade, and I might if my contention window were open, I’d be looking to flip Jazz for a more established big leaguer. I saw him go along with an early draft pick for Tyler Glasnow in my 30 teamer.

      The contention-window play would be Paredes, whose value could leap if he gets playing time early in 2021. Plus he raked in winter ball, so that’s nice.

      • Dan says:
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        Thanks, I really appreciate that thoughtful analysis!

        I think the contention window might be open. Below is the core. H2H points

        c – Martin Maldonado / Kyle Higashioka
        1B Pete Alonso
        2B Luis Arraez
        SS Javier Baez
        3B Miguel Andujar / Rio Ruiz
        OF: Cody Bellinger
        OF: Joey Gallo
        OF: Victor Reyes
        Util: Franmil Reyes

        SP: yu darvish
        SP Hyun Jin Ryu
        SP Greinke
        SP Tarik skubal
        SP Adrien Houser

        • The Itch

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          Yeah I think I’d do the deal in your spot. Paredes and Chisholm give you a potential 3B 2B early this year, and points helps cushion the BA drain potential of Jazz.

          • Dan says:
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            Thanks! I ended up pulling the trigger but swapped out planez for haskin. Indians fan, made me feel a little better just in case the upside is real. Haha

            Much appreciate your help!

  3. Jimmy says:
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    Groshans and Martin along with Bo, Biggio and Vladdy give The Jays an embarrassment of riches! With Semians’s arrival it’s doubtful we see Groshans…or do you think we see him later this year? In regards to Groshans would hold him or move him for Geraldo Perdomo or Jose Garcia? 20 team 5×5… thanks for the great insight!

    • The Itch

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      Jays looking strong as one of the teams trying, for sure.

      I doubt we see the gross hands this season, and I’d be looking to move him if I could get a solid return. Would try to build something with multiple quality pieces for something bordering on elite if possible. Garcia and Perdomo feel like parallel moves, so if you prefer those players that works, but I think Groshans has more value to most owners, so I’d put him on the market and see what shakes out or go looking for a good piece on the market now and build around Groshans.

  4. Carloots says:
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    How come Cespedes was left off this list? Not saying you are wrong or anything, just curious for your reasoning.

    • The Itch

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      I don’t like the swing.

      Now the videos I can find are old international at bats or batting practice. I didn’t like Victor Victor Mesa’s swing at all but allowed myself to dream on everyone else knowing something I didn’t and snagged him at the nine spot in a draft. Mesa had a lot of the things going for him (young experience, good blood) that Cespedes does. It’s an anchoring fallacy for sure, but the swings are similar enough in their choppiness that I couldn’t shake the memory of thinking “This looks a long way off” as I watched what I could find.

      Happy to be wrong on this, but had to trust my eyes. The Sox are arguably the best organization for him, so that’s a little bump if you like him.

      • Carloots says:
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        I respect that, 100%. tbh with you, I’m thinking that I’d like to stay away so you kinda assured me that I’m not too nuts for my thoughts on this. I didn’t like Mesa either. And I don’t regret staying away there. I’m glad someone else is as high on Jordan Walker as I am.

  5. Tim says:
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    No Emerson Hancock? Kind of odd to not see him make it.

    • The Itch

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      Felt weird to leave him off. You can kinda tell in the Detmers write up that he’s right around the corner, but the truth is I probably won’t draft any of these pitchers, especially in a class this loaded with arms and relatively light on impact bats.

      If any of them, including Hancock, falls to the 26 spot in my 30-teamer, I will seriously consider taking them, but he won’t make it there. Much more likely he goes inside the top ten. These guys do offer a kind of cushion in the fact that non-fantasy lists buoy their value, but across time it’s really hard to make a case for investing heavily in publicly lauded pitching prospects in dynasty leagues. There’s just so many pitchers popping up all the time, and the hitters carry so much more market value and so much less injury risk that some dynasty players roster only prospect bats and trade for big league arms, and it works.

      • Phil says:
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        But you have Lacy at 7, Crochet at 9, Meyer at ten, so you’re argument doesn’t really hold up in regards to Hancock specifically. (though I do agree in fading pitchers in fypds).
        Hancock may be the best of the group, as his stuff and pedigree all look great, so it really hurts the overall value of this list to not have on it.

        • The Itch

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          I’m sorry you feel that way, but I disagree about the overall value of this list.

          I pride myself on producing exceptionally useful content for dynasty managers and believe my track record since starting here speaks for itself. Hancock’s not here because I wouldn’t take him in the top 25. Sounds like you might not either. How is the list improved if I put him on here just because other people like him more than me? I mean he’s in the next article anyway, so is that one worse too bc I was honest about my reticence on Hancock and pitchers in general?

          • The Itch

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            Might as well add here that his lat injury from 2019 and arm soreness at the training site in summer of 2020 play a part in my valuation of Hancock in this snapshot. Lotta great pitchers in this class.

            • Phil says:
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              This makes more sense, the injury being worrisome, you may want to note it. But I agree with your premise, that first year hurlers are especially volatile long-term, and will avoid them in all cases.

  6. Harley Earl says:
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    Itch!!!!!!!!

    I love how you throw praise on my boy Kjerstad now! Haha! You learned!

  7. Harley Earl says:
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    Itch!

    I really look forward to when you release your prospect rankings. Because I know only you have the stones to rank Julio Rodriguez over Wander at #1! Can’t wait to celebrate with you on that glorious day!!!

    • The Itch

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      I think you’ll be disappointed. Still kicking things around, but Wander’s maintaining a tightening lead over a few contenders.

      I’ve ranked CJ Abrams over Julio for a while now, fwiw.

      • Harley Earl says:
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        I’m sad. For that day will be Non-Glorious.

        :o(

  8. LenFuego says:
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    What is the time frame for these rankings? Dynasty league, 2021 potential impact, 5 year window, something else?

    • The Itch

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      Dynasty league w trading

  9. Moon Shots says:
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    Good day sir Itch. Boy do I look forward to these lists. And feeling satisfied to see the guys I took in our FYPD ranked so well. Between drafting and trading I managed to get my hands on Martin, crochet, meyer, deloach, vogel, and pca.

    Speaking of PCA, how do you feel about him straight up for Hedbert Perez?

    • The Itch

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      Nice haul!

      Yeah I’d flip PCA for Hedbert in a heartbeat.

  10. Prawn Lord says:
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    Nice list as usual!
    Wondering what you think about Oscar Colas, especially since MLB has him ranked second for international prospects.
    Love to see that you’re high on Wilman Diaz btw!

    • The Itch

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      Thanks, Prawn Lord!

      I’m not a buyer in Colas, especially at that price.

      I’m a little shocked MLB.com has him there. Sounds like he won’t be signing this period.

  11. Harley Earl says:
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    Hey Itch,

    How do I email you directly? Do you have a razzball email address?

    • The Itch

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      I’m typically pretty good are responding to DM’s on the Twitter

  12. ryan says:
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    In my 14 team h2h dynasty league we need to cut our team down to 27 players prior to our rookie/fa draft. I am currently at 37 players. Which 10 players do I drop to get me down to 27? My players are below.

    ronald acuna
    juan soto
    bo bichette
    ozzie albies
    rafael devers
    luke voit
    max muncy
    austin meadows
    mike yastrzemski
    yuli gurriel
    omar narvaez
    robert puason
    erick pena
    andrew vaughn
    aaron bracho
    luis matos
    julio rodriguez
    jeter downs
    max scherzer
    brandon woodruff
    julio urias
    ryan pressly
    sixto sanchez
    patrick corbin
    nathan eovaldi
    elieser hernandez
    brandon kintzler
    blake taylor
    garrett crochet
    antonio senzatela
    deivi garcia
    daniel espino
    george kirby
    edward cabrera
    carlos rodon
    luis patino
    jon gray

    • The Itch

      The Itch says:
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      Rodon
      Gray
      Blake Taylor
      Kintzler
      Espino

      senzatela
      narvaez
      yuli
      e cabrera
      eovaldi or deivi or puason or elieser or soto

  13. Brett says:
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    Great article Itch, thanks.
    What’s the timeline on guys like Leon and Cespedes given that they’re older. Could we see them in 2021 or 22?

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