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76. Reds RHP Chase Petty | 20 | AA | 2024

The 26th overall pick in 2021, Petty enjoyed a breakout season in 2023, recording a 1.73 ERA in 68 innings across two levels where he was younger than his competitors by 3.1 years and 4.3 years on average. At 6 ‘1” 190 lbs, Petty features a wipeout slider and demonstrates an aptitude for spin that portends well for his year-over-year development.

77. Reds RHP Rhett Lowder | 22 | NCAA | 2024

A decorated career at Wake Forest pushed Lowder up draft boards and landed him in Cincinnati at 7th overall. He’s an interesting fit. He’s an interesting fit in an unforgiving ballpark, where his plus control and command should help keep the damage mostly limited to solo home runs. We could nitpick at his fastball efficacy or ultimate topside, but he’s gone 26-and-3 in his last two seasons, covering 219.2 innings with a 1.05 WHIP.

78. Brewers LHP DL Hall | 25 | MLB | 2022

A power arm with a new lease on life in Milwaukee, DL Hall is an intriguing sleeper in redraft and dynasty. He might struggle to find the plate this year, but the Brewers have had success with pitchers of all shapes and sizes, so you have to like Hall’s chances to harness his plus stuff. 

79. Cardinals OF Victor Scott II | 23 | AA | 2024

A throwback to the OG RBI Baseball Cardinals that could slash and dash an opponent into submission, Scott the second stole 95 bases in 132 games across two levels this year then added to that total in the Arizona Fall League. He doesn’t strike out much and produced wRC+ scores of 117 and 119 at High-A and Double-A, respectively. He’s not a big power threat but doesn’t get the bat knocked out of his hands. He even hit .323 and slugged .450 with seven home runs in 66 games at Double-A. Having just defended an AL-Only crown due largely to a $7 Esteury Ruiz, I find it hard to overrate Victor Scott II. I think we could argue that having more steals available in our game increases the value of standard deviation makers like these. If you miss on speed now, the penalty is something like minus-10 standings points off the top, whereas you might’ve been able to hustle up into the top five in past years just by paying attention. The question of whether or not St. Louis will give him a chance remains, and it’s not a small one given the organization’s struggles to sort its own prospects.

80. Athletics RHP Mason Miller | 25 | MLB | 2023

Miller will move to the bullpen after starting six games in 2023. He’ll have the best stuff in that relief corps by a fair margin and could quickly settle in as the closer and dominate with his 98.3 mile per hour fastball, which might tick up if he takes to the role. He mixes that in with a plus slider and plus changeup. The club has stated an intent to move him back to the rotation after a year in relief, but I’d bet he’s so good back there that they just leave him in the ninth. 

81. Tigers OF Justyn-Henry Malloy | 24 | AAA | 2024

A right-handed hitter at 6’1| 212 lbs, Malloy’s carrying trait might be his patience at the plate. He’s a corner-only defender with plus power and just enough contact ability to hold down a major league spot if he gets a long enough runway for his plate skills to settle in. He hit 23 home runs in 135 Triple-A games, slashing .277/.417/.474 with 110 walks (18%) and 152 strikeouts (24.9%). That line was 30 percent better than league average, which is basically where Malloy has lived at every level since being selected by Atlanta in the 6th round of the 2021 draft.

82. Red Sox OF Wilyer Abreu | 24 | MLB | 2023

Abreu came over from Houston along with Valdez and got to work posting a 120 wRC+ with his new team in 2022 then a 130 in 86 Triple-A games in 2023. The party continued with a 135 wRC+ in 28 games for Boston. If an organization trades for a guy who hits like this and then doesn’t find room for him in the major league lineup, now that would be significant. 

83. Brewers SS Joey Ortiz | 25 | MLB | 2023 

Ortiz can play shortstop and will have a chance to claim a spot somewhere on Milwaukee’s infield after hitting .321 with nine homers, 11 steals and a 17.7 percent strikeout rate in 88 Triple-A games. 

84. Dodgers OF Andy Pages | 23 | AAA | 2024 

Pages could be part of the Dodgers’ story in 2024 from chapter one if he can hit a little this spring. Might need an injury or two to break camp but figures to get written into the lineup by the time summer rolls round. Might’ve happened this year if not for a torn labrum that ended his season in June, just one game into his Triple-A career. At 6’1” 212 lbs, Pages features double-plus power, plus patience and a strong throwing arm from a corner-outfield profile. The shoulder injury throws this into question, of course, but if he comes all the way back, he could make an early impact.

85. Cubs OF Owen Caissie | 21 | AA | 2024

Big power from the left side at 6’3” 200+ lbs, Caissie got caught stealing nine times in 16 attempts but slashed .289/.399/.519 with 22 home runs despite 164 strikeouts (31.1%) in 120 Double-A games. Plenty of talent, but Caissie will always have some wandering-Renfroe risk. 

86. Rangers RHP Brock Porter | 20 | A | 2025

Porter offers a look at how cool baseball’s draft structure is. He was a top ten talent in the 2022 draft class who “fell” to the 109th pick and signed for a fourth-round record of $3.7 million. Does that sentence make sense? Probably not. At least not in the real world, but it’s just another clause in the collusive world of major league fuckery. Everyone in the league somehow knew that Porter wouldn’t sign for them because he wanted to go to school or sign for Texas. Anywho, the 6’4” 208 lb Porter pitched well in his first full season, recording a 2.47 ERA with 95 strikeouts in 69.1 innings pitched across 21 Low-A starts. He already wields two big-time weapons in his fastball and changeup and has plenty of time to refine his slider and curveball. 

87. Giants OF Rayner Arias | 17 | DSL | 2027

Time is a funny thing. When Luciano was this age, he was the talk of the town. An easy top 25 fantasy prospect. Along comes Arias, who’s every bit the offensive prospect Luciano was, and he’s barely a blip on the dynasty radar despite slashing .414/.539/.793 with 15 walks and 11 strikeouts in 16 DSL games. He also hit four home runs and stole four bases before his season ended early with a sprained wrist. He’s on a short list of guys most likely to jump way up the rankings by midseason. 

88. Giants 1B Bryce Eldridge | 19 | A | 2026

Listed at 6’7” 223 lbs, Eldridge manages the zone well from the left side and posted a .293/.406/.379 slash line in 15 Low-A games after storming through the complex league with five home runs in 16 games. He was announced as a two-player on draft night and offers a world of potential for this organization to unlock. The rub here is that he’s much further along as a hitter but doesn’t have the same positional value as he will if he can remain on the mound, which was his stated preference during the draft cycle. 

89. White Sox 3B Bryan Ramos | 22 | AA | 2024

A powerful right handed hitter with a good idea of the strike zone, Ramos feels like a high-probability major leaguer at 6’2” 190 lbs. He’s got the defensive chops and athleticism to stay on the dirt and the contact skills to get to his power in games, as evidenced by 14 home runs in 77 games as a 21-year-old. He slashed .271/.369/.457 with an 11.1-to-21.9 percent walk to strikeout rate and will push for the big league job by midseason if he’s replicating those outcomes in Triple-A this year.

90. Guardians SS Brayan Rocchio | 23 | MLB | 2023

If the season started today, Rocchio might be at shortstop. Gabriel Arias is still on the roster, but Terry Francona wouldn’t be in the dugout, so perhaps Arias is no longer a lineup lock. Rocchio was a league-average bat (101 wRC+) as a 22-year-old in Triple-A due largely to great plate skills. His 12.3 percent strikeout rate jumped to 31.4 percent in 23 MLB games (86 PA). His walk rate fell from 11.2 percent to 4.7 percent. It’s not a big deal, or not unique, anyway, but my main worry with Rocchio has always been strength, and the early returns suggest he’ll need to get a little stronger if he’s going to control the zone against big league pitchers.

91. Athletics SS Darell Hernaiz | 22 | AAA | 2024

Someone’s gotta play in the infield in Oakland. Zack Gelof is secure at second or third base. Abraham Toro is listed at third base on RosterResource. Hernaiz is listed as the starting shortstop. They might sign Tim Anderson, but the waiting game is thick this winter. Hernaiz came over from Baltimore in the Cole Irvin trade and slashed .338/.393/.486 with five home runs and seven steals in 71 Double-A games then slashed .300/.376/.418 with four homers and six steals in 60 Triple-A games. Doesn’t have much to prove in the minors, as those lines came with great plate skills against older players. He struck out just 10.7 percent of the time in those 60 Triple-A games. I’m hoping he’ll be on my AL-Only roster as I go for the three-peat in the CBS Analysts League. 

92. Cubs SS Jefferson Rojas | 18 | A | 2026

This season could be anything insofar as Rojas is concerned. It’s totally within reason that he enters 2025 as a Top 25 prospect in baseball. It’s also possible that he gets promoted above his physical competency and has a correction campaign after posting a 115 wRC+ and 19.9 percent strikeout rate against much older players. 

93. Diamondbacks 2B Jansel Luis | 19 | A | 2026

A six-foot switch-hitter, Luis enjoyed a dynamic opening month in the complex league and was promoted to Low-A, where he picked up three hits in his debut. In total, he played 62 games and slashed .269/.335/.441 with seven home runs and 16 steals. His 95 wRC+ in 36 Low-A games doesn’t scream “promote me” but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him open in High-A anyway. Arizona tends toward aggression in general but especially with kids who can make things happen even when they’re not in rhythm.

94. Diamondbacks SS Tommy Troy | 22 | A+ | 2025

In his junior season at Stanford, Troy hit .394 with 17 homers, 17 steals, 42 strikeouts and 35 walks in 58 games, prompting Arizona to select him 12th overall in the 2023 amateur draft. He spent just four games on the complex before heading out to High-A Hillsboro–a challenge he met with four home runs, eight steals and a .343 on base percentage. A versatile defender at 5’10” 197 lbs, Troy figures to move quickly through the system.

95. Yankees SS Roderick Arias | 19 | CPX | 2026

A switch hitter at 6’0” 178 lbs, Arias signed for $4 million in January 2022 then struggled in his DSL debut, slashing .194/.379/.370 in 31 games. This put him on a path to repeat the level in 2023. Hitting might be the hard part for Arias, at least for a little while, but the plus tools he brings across the board will keep him on the infield and give him upside beyond the stat line. If not for a broken finger that ended his season in July, Arias might have made his Low-A debut in 2023 after slashing .267/.423/.505 with six home runs and 17 stolen bases in 27 complex league games. Would have to be included on any short list of prospects with ascending potential in 2024.

96. Brewers 2B Tyler Black | 23 | AAA | 2024

Black made the most of 2023, playing all over the field while slashing .284/.417/.513 with 18 home runs and 55 stolen bases in 123 games across Double and Triple-A. He walked 88 times and struck out 100. I doubt the speed remains so intense at the highest level, but the rest of his skill set should translate pretty well. He’s a disciplined left handed hitter and viable defender at several spots, precisely the type Milwuakee tends to collect. I think he’s the best fantasy bet of their 2B/3B group of Brice Turang, Andrew Montasterio, Owen Miller and Abraham Toro. So long as they don’t sign a big ticket item, Black should have a chance at the opening day lineup.

97. Blue Jays 3B Orelvis Martinez | 22 | AAA | 2024 

After blasting 28 home runs in 125 games across two levels in 2023, Martinez should step into his Blue Jay shoes sometime before the All-Star break. His wRC+ at Triple-A was 105 despite a solid slash line of .263/.340/.507, which gives you a glimpse at the baseline required in that hitter-friendly setting. The season represented a nice bounceback for a guy who’d batted just .203 in 118 games at Double-A in 2022. Power on contact will never be a problem for a 5’11” 200 pound Martinez, and even his swing-and-miss issues need to be viewed in the context of pretty much always being younger than the players he was facing. 

98. Phillies RHP Orion Kerkering | 22 | MLB | 2023 

Decent chance Kerkering brings his dynamite slider to the ninth-inning picture at some point in 2024. Always risky to put eggs in a relief pitcher prospect basket, but Kerkering is coming off an incredible first pro season during which he traversed four levels and pitched in the playoffs.

99. Brewers 3B Brock Wilken | 21 | AA | 2024

The 18th overall pick in this year’s draft, Wilken’s a corner bat at 6’4” 225 lbs who has always hit and hit for power. He slashed .303/.430/.519 in 36 games as a 19-year-old in the Cape Cod League. Hit two homers in six Double-A games after posting a .427 OBP in 34 High-A games. Nice windfall profit for anyone sitting outside the top group in First-Year-Player Drafts this winter.

100. Padres 3B Graham Pauley | 23 | AA | 2024

Pauley hit 23 home runs and 22 stolen bases in 127 games across three levels, slashing .308/.393/.539 with 93 strikeouts and 60 walks. A 13th round pick in 2022, Pauley is 6’1” and 200 pounds with a smooth left handed swing that brings just enough uppercut for regular barreling. Looks like a home run of a pick for Preller and company. Might figure into the infield picture early this year if the team keeps trading. 

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primetime
primetime
16 days ago

Heard Xavier Isaac gives Yordan Vibes, is that true?

merinowooliam
merinowooliam
1 month ago

thanks for the posts! i am cutting dead wood ahead of draft. a guy i have that i didn’t see here, makes me wonder if he’s a drop — elijah green. is that rose fully unbloomed? most of the top 25 are long-gone in my league but a couple remain. seems like the move but i wanted to see what thoughts are on e green before i commit

Cat Dad
Cat Dad
1 month ago

Hi Itch! Hope I didn’t miss you on this thread. Great list, as always!

In a dynasty league, would you trade Pete Alonso for Junior Caminero? Do you tpypically try to trade for top prospects like that or are they too expensive at this point to return value?

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  Cat Dad
1 month ago

not str up no, i wouldn’t. moving top 20 type bats at age 29 for 1 to 1 deals for a prospect. if he hit the curve of his career where he’s falling off, like 34+ or older (or ages out earlier from injuries etc), might believe it then.

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  Cat Dad
1 month ago

if your league routinely needs top 20 type bats to get a top 10 type prospect, then yes, it’d be hard to trade for prospects in that league.

TheCheat
TheCheat
1 month ago

As always, you are the man! How would you rank these pitchers and these hitters (listed in order of how much I like them most->least)? Some context: I tend to emphasize control for pitchers and avoiding strikeouts for hitters, and my dynasty squad has pretty good starters/bench, so I am ok playing the long game/rolling the dice on younger players that could make a big impact if things go their way.

Pitchers:
Christian Scott (NYM)
Luis Morales (OAK)
Jorge Marcheco (LAA)
Spencer Schwellenbach (ATL)
Tekoah Roby (STL)

HItters:
Dyan Jorge (COL)
Zach Dezenzo (HOU)
Ramon Ramirez (KC)
Derlin Figueroa (KC)
Nick Loftin (KC)
Zac Veen (COL)

Thank you, and I will be looking forward to all of your articles this year!

David
David
1 month ago

Thanks for this Itch!

jimmy
jimmy
1 month ago

Hey Itch! I can keep two of these three…Thomas Saggese, Graham Pauley or Kristian Robinson….i am thinking of dropping Saggese…thoughts? Thank you!

jimmy
jimmy
Reply to  jimmy
1 month ago

18 team dynasty 6×6

Chucky
Chucky
1 month ago

Elly has arguably the *loudest tools* of all the prospects, if we can still call him a prospect for conversation purposes. Who in your estimation, is the next *loudest tool* guy to grace the landscape. Feel free to exempt Jackson Holliday from the aforementioned.

WhiteSox.Dan
WhiteSox.Dan
1 month ago

Where did Yohandy Morales land?

Dude
Dude
1 month ago

Great stuff as always! I need to clear some space in a 14 team dynasty league. Which of these guys are you good with moving on from? Or all of them?
Miguel Vargas
Oscar Colas
Hunter Goodman
Matt Wallner
Jonathan Aranda
Sawyer Gibson-Long

Prospect Hunter
Prospect Hunter
1 month ago

No Mick Abel or Tink Hence in the top 100 and I get they have some reliever risk, but with some other relievers included in your list I’m wondering if you think they are tweeners (not enough stuff to close, not enough control to start) or is there another reason?

Jake From State Farm
Jake From State Farm
1 month ago

Best in the business thanks for the info. Cut down time and I need some confirmation biases lol. I know you probably love the who do I drop question but my brain is in a pretzel on a few choices. Need to drop 3 out of Sixto, Faedo, Brannigan, Pedro Leon, David Hamilton or Bryan Acuna. Any holds here for you?

Have to cut down 3 to 6 in my other league.. Blaze Jordan, MJ Melendez (c eligibility still but I do have Yainer in my minors), Gavin Stone, Silseth, Ben Brown, Griffen Canning, Tijuan Walker, Jack Flaherty, Sean Manea and Zach Little, Are on the chopping block.
Going to drop Alex Cobb here.

Last one and I am so sorry lol. I need to cut maybe 5ish here.
Adison Barger, Blaze Jordan, Ryan Bliss, Mickey Moniack, Alek Thomas, Oscar Colas, Mason Black, Mozzicato, and Griffen Canning. I need Itch the Guillotine lol. Thank you for all the years of help.

Smitty
1 month ago

Really high on Mason Miller and Orion Kerkering. Shoving their dirty arsenals, 2 potential closers I’m buying! Great stuff Itch

Philip
Philip
1 month ago

Itch, I just asked this of Grey, so I’m double dipping. If you don’t mind…
In a 14-team dynasty start-up draft, how do you feel about the following notions?
A. How far are you knocking the over-30 stars (JRam, Judge, Turner, Betts, Harper)? Which feeds into the next question…
B. How far are you bumping guys like Holliday, Elly, Chourio, Langford, Caminero, Walker, and Harris?

I see Dynasty top 500 lists with Chourio/Holliday/Elly, etc., going late first to late second round in Dynasty drafts, often ahead of the old guard that occupies those draft slots in regular leagues. Is this sound judgement? Or is it foolishness?

Follow Up Questions: How stoked are you on the future of Michael Harris II and Jordan Walker? Would it be off to grab them in the 2nd and 3rd round of a 14-team startup draft? Would you absolutely take Chourio/Langford ahead of them?

Thanks, Itch! Much appreciated!