This is for all the people that have come up to me over the last few weeks and asked “Yo, Ralph when’s that Top 100 droppin’ son?” And I said, “When it’s finished”. This is for y’all, one love! Oh but wait, there’s more to come too. This is simply a sweet, sweet 20% of the overall ranks. The full 500 will drop on Sunday. I want to thank all of my readers over the years for supporting me in all that I do here. These rankings posts are a lot of questioning your evaluations, and even more sleepless nights. So, I hope you enjoy.  As for the Top 100, I’ve gone a little heavier in discounting pitching than in previous years, instead favoring upside bats. Why? Because pitching prospects are like reflections in side view mirrors, all much closer than they appear. Think about Shane Bieber vs. Tyler Glasnow, one guy was hyped to the max, the other was a boring strike-thrower that likely would never crack a top 250 for fantasy. Who would you rather own now? Speaking of upside, you’ll see the second half of this list is a little more upside heavy with some breakouts mixed in for good measure. What can I say? I like the young upside hitters. This exercise was a process,I began by listing nearly 700 players, then went player by player ranking each on a “would I trade this guy for this guy” trip, then I stared at the list changing ranks over and over again while I smoked like a German. That’s not a joke, this actually happened. All to whittle it down to the list below, the Top 100.

Rank Player Position Organization Level Age ETA
1 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 3B Blue Jays AAA 19 2018
2 Fernando Tatis Jr. SS Padres AA 19 2019
3 Kyle Tucker OF Astros MLB 21 2018
4 Victor Robles OF Nationals AAA 21 2018
5 Jo Adell OF Angels A+ 19 2019
6 Eloy Jimenez OF White Sox AAA 21 2019
7 Bo Bichette SS Blue Jays AA 20 2019
8 Nick Senzel 2B/3B Reds AAA 23 2019
9 Keston Hiura 2B/OF Brewers AA 21 2018
10 Royce Lewis SS Twins A 19 2020
11 Taylor Trammell OF Reds A+ 20 2020
12 Brendan Rodgers 2B/SS Rockies AA 21 2019
13 Jesus Sanchez OF Rays A+ 20 2020
14 Francisco Mejia C Indians AAA 22 2018
15 Alex Kirilloff OF Twins A+ 20 2020
16 Forrest Whitley RHP Astros AA 20 2019
17 Carter Kieboom SS Nationals AA 20 2019
18 Yordan Alvarez 1B/OF Astros AAA 21 2019
19 Austin Riley 3B Braves AAA 21 2018
20 Luis Robert OF White Sox A+ 20 2020
21 Tyler O’Neill OF Cardinals AAA 23 2018
22 Ryan McMahon 1B/3B Rockies AAA 23 2018
23 Alec Bohm 3B Phillies SS 21 2020
24 Jesus Luzardo LHP Athletics AA 20 2019
25 Willy Adames SS Rays MLB 22 2018
26 Khalil Lee OF Royals AA 20 2019
27 Jonathan India 3B Reds RK 21 2020
28 Luis Urias 2B/SS Padres AAA 21 2018
29 Michael Kopech RHP White Sox AAA 22 2018
30 Nick Madrigal 2B White Sox RK 21 2020
31 Ryan Mountcastle 3B Orioles AA 21 2019
32 Willie Calhoun OF Rangers AAA 23 2018
33 Sixto Sanchez RHP Phillies A+ 19 2020
34 Alex Reyes RHP Cardinals MLB 23 2019
35 Alex Verdugo OF Dodgers AAA 22 2018
36 Estevan Florial OF Yankees A+ 20 2020
37 Hunter Greene RHP Reds A 18 2021
38 Cristian Pache OF Braves A+ 19 2020
39 Peter Alonso 1B Mets AAA 23 2018
40 Franklin Barreto 2B/SS Athletics AAA 22 2018
41 Brendan McKay LHP/1B Rays A+ 22 2020
42 Brandon Marsh OF Angels A+ 20 2020
43 Chris Paddack RHP Padres AA 22 2019
44 Mike Soroka RHP Braves MLB 20 2019
45 Mitch Keller RHP Pirates AAA 22 2018
46 Drew Waters OF Braves A 19 2020
47 Garrett Hampson 2B/SS/OF Rockies AAA 23 2019
48 Casey Mize RHP Tigers N/A 21 2020
49 Brent Honeywell RHP Rays AAA 23 2019
50 MacKenzie Gore LHP Padres A 19 2021
51 Heliot Ramos OF Giants A 18 2021
52 Christin Stewart OF Tigers AAA 24 2018
53 Jahmai Jones 2B Angels AA 20 2019
54 Brusdar Graterol RHP Twins A+ 19 2020
55 Colton Welker 3B Rockies A+ 20 2020
56 Michel Baez RHP Padres A+ 22 2020
57 Yusniel Diaz OF Dodgers AA 21 2019
58 Jon Duplantier RHP Diamondbacks AA 24 2019
59 Seuly Matias OF Royals A 19 2021
60 George Valera OF Indians RK 17 2022
61 Jeter Downs SS Reds A 19 2021
62 Justus Sheffield LHP Yankees AAA 22 2019
63 Josh Naylor 1B Padres AA 21 2019
64 Trevor Larnach OF Twins N/A 21 2020
65 Austin Hays OF Orioles AA 23 2019
66 Nolan Gorman 3B Cardinals RK 18 2021
67 Jarred Kelenic OF Mets RK 18 2020
68 Jordan Groshans SS/3B Blue Jays RK 18 2021
69 A.J. Puk LHP Athletics AA 23 2019
70 Nathaniel Lowe 1B Rays AA 23 2019
71 Blake Rutherford OF White Sox A+ 21 2020
72 Cavan Biggio 2B Blue Jays AA 23 2019
73 Zack Collins C White Sox AA 23 2019
74 Nolan Jones 3B Indians A 20 2020
75 Calvin Mitchell OF Pirates A 19 2021
76 Andres Gimenez SS Mets A+ 19 2020
77 Hudson Potts 3B Padres A+ 19 2020
78 Isan Diaz 2B Marlins AA 22 2019
79 Oneil Cruz SS Pirates A 19 2021
80 Julio Pablo Martinez OF Rangers SS 22 2020
81 Wander Franco SS Rays RK 17 2022
82 Kyle Lewis OF Mariners A+ 22 2019
83 Tirso Ornelas OF Padres A 18 2021
84 Freddy Peralta RHP Brewers MLB 22 2018
85 Triston McKenzie RHP Indians AA 20 2019
86 Luis Alexander Basabe OF White Sox A+ 21 2020
87 Leody Taveras OF Rangers A+ 19 2021
88 Daulton Varsho C Diamondbacks A+ 22 2019
89 Brent Rooker OF Twins AA 23 2019
90 Touki Toussaint RHP Braves AA 22 2018
91 Lazaro Armenteros OF Athletics A 19 2021
92 Brandon Lowe 2B/OF Rays AAA 24 2018
93 Matt Thaiss 1B Angels AAA 23 2018
94 Nick Gordon SS Twins AAA 22 2018
95 Luiz Gohara LHP Braves MLB 21 2018
96 Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B Pirates AA 21 2019
97 Daz Cameron OF Tigers AA 21 2019
98 Ryan McKenna OF Orioles AA 21 2019
99 Kevin Smith SS/3B Blue Jays A+ 22 2020
100 Esteury Ruiz 2B Padres A 19 2021

 

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Jeremiah
Jeremiah
3 years ago

Would you trade Trea Turner for Trammell, Robert, Andres Giminez, Kyle Funkhouser 15 team keeper league

Coach
Coach
3 years ago

Jason Martin, PIT should be on all top 100 prospect lists .

Zeus
Zeus
3 years ago

woohoo…My Prospect Bible from Prospect Jesus….cant wait for the next 400! :-)

Finally picked up Valera last week b/c i knew he was on ur top 100…good thing i did b/c wouldnt be able to get him this week

keep up the great work. My farm team thanks you!!!

mihai
mihai
3 years ago

Hello Ralph! In a dynasty league I took over a team with good batters and no pitching. Would you trade Brendan Rodgers for Paddack and Luzardo? Thanks!

M
M
3 years ago

Hello Ralph! In a dynasty league I took over a team with good batters and no pitching. Would you trade Brendan Rodgers for Paddack and Luzardo? Thanks!

Burn it Down
Burn it Down
3 years ago

Absolutely love this list Ralph… you’re the best in the business imo.. I’m in a complete rebuild reload mode… 5×5 Roto 12 team… forever keep 10 + 10 farm .. I am very intrigued by George Valera and want to get him before someone wises.. my farm is loaded (thanks to you):

Bichette
Trammel
Robert
Rodgers
Royce Lewis
Heliot
Baez
Seuly
Welker
Khalil Lee

In my MLB I also have Senzel, Dahl, Hampson, Teoscar, Franchy, Fowler who will count toward my 10 keepers… the question is do I drop anyone from the farm for Valera? Move one of them up as another keeper knowing they’ll play for sure next year? Trade maybe 2 or 3 for 1 to create room? On top of all this I’ll be in position to draft Bohm in our rookie draft … Thank you as always! I’ll hang up and listen

shutts
shutts
3 years ago

Baddoo was one of your sleepers in the off-season, have you changed your mind on him or is he just outside the top 100 still? Seems like some other lists now have him in the top 100.

Craig Bozic
Craig Bozic
3 years ago

Always a pleasure and never a chore to read. Good stuff as always.

So my 1,2,3,4 punch in the ITL Industry mock of Tucker, Whitley, Yordan and Adell worked out just fine then :)

Bragging over and serious question time.

Does the fact jesus sanchez never walks not scare you at all? I want to get on board, but i really struggle to with the K/BB ratio to value him as high as anyone else.

Craig Bozic
Craig Bozic
3 years ago

Always a pleasure and never a chore to read. Good stuff as always.

So my 1,2,3,4 punch in the ITL Industry mock of Tucker, Whitley, Yordan and Adell worked out just fine then :)

Bragging over and serious question time.

Does the fact jesus sanchez never walks not scare you at all? I want to get on board, but i really struggle to with the K/BB ratio to value him as high as anyone else.

Tommy
Tommy
3 years ago

Thank you as always. Would Nathaniel Lowe move Bauers to LF? What kind of slash would you project for N Lowe in 2020 assuming it takes all next year for the rays to integrate him up? Thanks!

ERad
ERad
3 years ago

Good stuff Ralph!

So I’m currently in first in my 10 team H2H league, up 10.5 games. Next closest team after that is 18.5 back.

I’ve got an offer for my Vlad JR (25th round) and Nomar Mazara (13th) for his Mike Trout and Jake Lamb.

This is a keep forever league, so obviously I consider Vlad JR basically my first born. Trout can’t be kept and I wouldn’t keep Lamb.

Would you give up a keep forever Vlady JR for a Trout rental?

M
M
3 years ago

Haha facts!

Drew
Drew
3 years ago

Thanks for this, Ralph. You’ve helped me secure a top-flight MiLB keeper list in my 16-team OPS league.

Question about Hampson: He’s has been creeping up lists left and right since the off season. I like the profile but am suspect playing time; he’s a Rockie, after all. Where does Hampson slot? Or is he a super-utility guy? I’ve got Goodrum right now in that super-utl role, but could easily drop for Hampson–do you think Hampson is called up late this year? Also, Yordan is on the wire right now, thinking he might be the add (dropping Goodrum).

MH
MH
3 years ago

LOVE Adell at #5, I’ve seen Justin Upton comps as his ceiling, is that fair or too lofty?

Lougle
Lougle
3 years ago

After years of “can’t miss” pitching prospects just breaking my heart I agree with some of the philosophy around the rankings here (I’m looking right at you Giolito). When looking at non-fantasy lists I often discount pitching heavily and ignore pitching in the top one or two rounds.

If you had a team with 14 minors spots to fill how many would you try to allocate to pitching ideally? Assume 14 team league so fairly deep since this might change if it were 10 or 12 teams.

Thanks.

M
M
3 years ago

Ralph – great stuff!

2 Rockies questions:

Do you see Hampson as a D.Gordon type eventually?

Could Colton Welker beat the 2020 ETA with a strong end of year finish?

shutts
shutts
3 years ago

need help:
12 team dynasty league
25 man roster- 20 keepers
22 prospects- 17 keepers
6 x6 league 0bp and qs

I’m currently in 3rd place and did a full rebuild 3 years ago. I have the prospects to grab upgrade a position player and/or grab another pitcher. Where should I upgrade. 3B? Should I move Corey Seager if I can get Turner or Lindor back in deal?

Position Players: C, 1B,2B,3B, LF,CF,RF,UT

Wilson Ramos TB – C
Wil Myers SD – 1B,LF,RF
Matt Carpenter StL – 1B,2B,3B
Freddie Freeman Atl – 1B,3B
Javier Báez ChC – 2B,3B,SS
Gregory Polanco Pit – LF,RF
Christian Yelich Mil – LF,CF,RF
Giancarlo Stanton NYY – LF,RF
Odúbel Herrera Phi – CF
Yoán Moncada CWS – 2B
Adam Eaton Was – LF,CF,RF
Ender Inciarte Atl – CF
Corey Seager LA-SS
Willie Calhoun Tex – LF

Pitchers: (3)SP, (3)P, (2)RP

Carlos Rodón CWS – SP
Kevin Gausman Bal – SP
Blake Snell TB – SP
Noah Syndergaard NYM – SP
Walker Buehler LAD – SP,RP
Chris Sale Bos – SP
José Berríos Min – SP
Gerrit Cole Hou – SP
Tyler Mahle Cin – SP
Andrew Suárez SF – SP
Edwin Díaz Sea – RP
Felipe Vázquez Pit – RP

Prospects:
David Dahl *
Lewis Brinson *
Hunter Harvey *
Alexander Reyes *
Yoan Moncada ^
Brendan Rodgers*
Victor Robles *
Ronald Acuna *
Delvin Perez *
Juan Soto *
Taylor Trammell *
Estevan Florial *
Jo Adell *
Miguel Andujar *
Jhailyn Ortiz *
Shane Baz *
Brandon Marsh *
Colton Welker *
Akil Baddoo *

American Troutfisher
American Troutfisher
3 years ago

AL-only dynasty league, I’m tanking for this year, shooting for 2021. My Nelson Cruz and Rick Porcello for his Ryan Mountcastle, Brandon Marsh, Max Kepler, and Triston McKenzie. Fair?

As background, if this deal goes through, I’ll have among your top 100 prospects the following: Alex Kiriloff, Jesus Luzardo, Nick Madrigal, Mountcastle, Willie Calhoun, Franklin Barreto, Brandon Marsh, Casey Mize, and McKenzie.

Now some of those guys will no doubt crap out, and I’ll suck for the rest of this year and next, but by 2020 or ’21 I may not be bad, you think?

Matt
Matt
3 years ago

Hi Ralph,

I got an offer of Arenado for my Mazara, Jimenez and F.Peralta. It would effectively mean replacing Mazara with Arenado in my lineup. It’s a keep forever league with 18 teams. I’m leaning towards taking it, what do you think?

Thanks Matt

Captain James T Kirk
Captain James T Kirk
3 years ago

As always, LOVE the list Ralphy! One name did jump out at me for not being included yet….Danny Jansen. IMO, he is the #1 catching prospect right now….even ahead of Mejia. The kid gets on base a ton and has some pop in that bat. He seems to have a clear cut path to an every day job soon too. Plus….he can catch! Something we still are not sure Mejia can do. Jansen is a top 50 prospect for me.

Captain James T Kirk
Captain James T Kirk
Reply to  Geoff
3 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz:

No issues with your comment. I trust that you have put far more time into seeing these guys than I have. I have seen both play in a few games though, and I did come away very impressed with Jansen.

Obviously this is all subjective though. Only time will tell.

BB
BB
3 years ago

Great list, one tiny clarification: Jahmai Jones is strictly a second baseman now (which makes his 20/20 upside even more attractive).

The Mudkat
The Mudkat
3 years ago

Hey Ralph, great work. Trying to figure out the best wild card to grab in an unlimited 8 player no salary keeper that could make a impact this season. Currently sitting on Romine/G Sanchez/Goldy/Dee/Rendon/Gregorious/JustDongs/Blackmon/Cruz/Castellones/ Mazara/Carpenter/Andrus/Cespedes with Nola/Thor/Paxton/Stripling/Cueto/Wood/ Darvish/Newcomb and four donkey closers. Stacked after years of building. Is anyone on the list worth dropping, even if I go no catcher to help out this year? 10 team OB league, standard h2h except we use net saves and k/bb

jose H.
jose H.
3 years ago

Ralph,
Thanks for the great work that you put on to giving us GREAT INFO!!!!!

I have 12 of the top 50 on the list and narrowing it down a little more, I have 12 of the top 24 NL prospects. Building my “Dream team 2020”.

2 Fernando Tatis Jr. SS Padres AA 19 2019
6 Eloy Jimenez OF White Sox AAA 21 2019
11 Taylor Trammell OF Reds A+ 20 2020
19 Austin Riley 3B Braves AAA 21 2018
23 Alec Bohm 3B Phillies SS 21 2020
27 Jonathan India 3B Reds RK 21 2020
28 Luis Urias 2B/SS Padres AAA 21 2018
34 Alex Reyes RHP Cardinals MLB 23 2019
39 Peter Alonso 1B Mets AAA 23 2018
43 Chris Paddack RHP Padres AA 22 2019
44 Mike Soroka RHP Braves MLB 20 2019
50 MacKenzie Gore LHP Padres A 19 2021

jose H.
jose H.
Reply to  jose H.
3 years ago

@jose H.:
Make it 11 of the top 23 NL prospects. I forgot that Jimenez is a cross-over, a player who started on the NL and was later trade to the AL.

Jordan
Jordan
3 years ago

This is an awesome list, Ralph, thanks for it! Love to see tyler o’neill getting appropriate love for what he is doing as a 22 year old in AA.

I was wondering how luis urias achieves quality fantasy value. He never stolen more than 7 bases in a full season or been on a full season pace of more than 10-12 homers. Even with a 300+ average that’s probably not a top 100 hitter, even. I own him in a dynasty and nobody seems to want him for these reasons!

Jordan
Jordan
Reply to  Geoff
3 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: ok, urias and jose ramirez had similar minor league profiles ignoring steals so I can see where the enthusiasm comes from. Thanks!

LenFuego
LenFuego
3 years ago

Great work as usual, Ralph.

I will not bore you with a question about Danny Jansen – I can wait for the 500. (I have been impressed with his consistent professional hitting all season, and thought he might make the top 100.)

But I am curious about your thinking on Austin Hays – what went into his ranking at 65? He had to be a tough ranking, what with getting off to a disappointing start and then being put on the DL with an injury.

Jamie Sayer
Jamie Sayer
Reply to  Geoff
3 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz:

But if that’s just what he is, isn’t that like a top 5 catcher?

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Geoff
3 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks, Ralph.

I am not sure what to make of Hays at this point. What I am most curious about with him is whether the ankle injury that has sidelined him for the past seven weeks was already there and impacting his performance early in the season. If it was, he might be a top 25 guy that was simply being held back by the ankle … but if not, yeah, I could see him being out of the top 100.

I did not realize another guy had commented on Jansen too. He was a last round pick for me in a deep keeper league, so it is probably mostly wishful thinking. I love the idea of snatching a good catcher out of thin air.

Matt
Matt
3 years ago

Another prospect question for you-I’m in a dynasty HTH points league and have four guys for one OF slot and my UTIL slot. I’m contending this season but want to keep an eye on the future too. Out of these four players that are on my milb or mlb rosters, which holds the most value in your eyes over the ROS and over the next few years. I’ll have to drop one shortly after the AS break.

Willy Calhoun, Brinson, McMahon, or Verdugo (Willy and Brinson arent milb eligible-Mcmahon only has something like 3 games before losing his if/when he gets recalled).

Also, I could probably package one of these guys with an milb arm (mckenzie or Morejon) for Cristian Stewart-he could easily be added to that list!

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Geoff
3 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz:

He was moved off another guy’s milb roster to his mlb roster (so he got a rookie draft pick back) before I traded for him. League rule….

With the other question in there, which two of Calhoun, McMahon, Brinson, and Verdugo do you like over the next season and finish to this one?

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
3 years ago

Great list Ralph. Love Adell at 5!

So…you are hanging in there on McMahon…what’s your insight there…yeah he’s been yanked around but he hasn’t shown a thing all year. Here I am about to throw in the towel on him and off you go sticking him at 22!

Bob-Bee
Bob-Bee
3 years ago

Great work Ralph!

What are your thoughts on when Christin Stewart’s callup will be?

Who would you rather have as a stash for 2018 production Stewart or Mejia?

Matt
Matt
3 years ago

It looks like you are quite a bit lower on McKenzie than most-and the last set of rankings. Is that just a ‘pitcher that is coming off an injury’ thing or is there a particular reason that you are down on him?

Jb
Jb
3 years ago

Who wins this trade for rest if this season
Rendon, Hamilton, trumbo for Desmond, merrifield, cruz

Bob
Bob
3 years ago

Ralph, I can only keep so many guys. I own trammell and kiriloff. I also own Dahl. Dahl can’t stay on the field and he blew his shot earlier this year to be a regular. He is on the DL and isnt taking up an NA spot. Rockies have some old guys on the books. Do you see Dahl starting in 2019 and would you keep kiriloff or trammell over him? I want to keep the best fantasy player. Thanks

yankee candle factory worker
yankee candle factory worker
3 years ago

Thanks so much for this! Of the 7 industry lists I’ve laid out side by side on a google sheet that I use solely for the purpose of reassuring myself that my prospects are the best prospects, so far you are officially the high man on these guys:

Kyle Tucker
Jo Adell
Jesús Sánchez
Francisco Mejia
Alex Kirilloff
Austin Riley
Tyler O’Neill
Ryan McMahon
Alec Bohm
Khalil Lee
Jonathan India
Luis Urías
Nick Madrigal
Ryan Mountcastle
Cristian Pache
Yusniel Diaz
Seuly Matias
George Valera
Jeter Downs
Trevor Larnach
Jordan Groshans
Nathaniel Lowe
Blake Rutherford
Nolan Jones
Calvin Mitchell
Hudson Potts
Isan Diaz
Oneil Cruz
Freddy Peralta
Luis Basabe
Lazaro Armenteros
Brandon Lowe
Matt Thaiss
Ke’Bryan Hayes
Daz Cameron

I think my biggest surprise was that someone actually snuck out ahead of you on Trammell!

yankee candle factory worker
yankee candle factory worker
Reply to  Geoff
3 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz:

Thanks! I just sent it off to you. It’s got some cool color coding, so you can really see where and how each list diverged.

I only compared top 100s because only a few lists go as far as you’re going, and I expect the statistical noise on the back half would be deafening.

yankee candle factory worker
yankee candle factory worker
Reply to  yankee candle factory worker
3 years ago

@yankee candle factory worker:

I think I was wrong on Peralta above actually. I’d purged him from the other lists because I thought for sure he’d lost prospect elgibility, and then I readded him when I put in your list. On the bright side, I also should have included Tatis above.

yankee candle factory worker
yankee candle factory worker
Reply to  Geoff
3 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz:

Heh, Tatis at 2 was a shot across the bow of the Eloy consensus! (I promise not to tell If Eloy hits like Manny Ramirez for the next 10-15 years.)

What do you think of the lists that are suddenly really high on Lasagna? I feel like there’s something a bit awkward when a guy’s prospect status starts to take off after his call up. Also, lots of carbs.

Zeus
Zeus
Reply to  yankee candle factory worker
3 years ago

@yankee candle factory worker: great idea to create a spreadsheet of all the rankings…i may have to do that myself

im curious, what 7 industry lists did you use?

Matt Moquin
Matt Moquin
3 years ago

At this rate. Did the following make your top 200? Who would you trust to invest in? Raylon Bannon, Zach Green & DJ Peters

Josh Wallace
Josh Wallace
3 years ago

Just one note, Baretto isn’t actually in prospect status anymore

Jake
Jake
3 years ago

Any clarity for Raimel or Dahl for next year?? This year seems like such a cluster for them but I’d assume Cargo and Parra will be gone in 2019?? Why bring Raimel up for 5 abs in the last two weeks?!

Another Dan
Another Dan
3 years ago

Thanks for the stuff Ralph,

Need some time to absorb

Best wishes,

Another Dan

Another Dan
Another Dan
Reply to  Geoff
3 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz:

You definitely brightened my day.

But, it’s not all doom and gloom, Wednesday was a bit of a bonus, we were not supposed to be contenders at this Tournament. Yet, the draw may never be as favourable again. And after the first half we should have been 2 or 3 up.

Would love a copy of the spreadsheet that you received.

Guys that have slipped from your top 100 that I own (in a 12 teamer) – Heredia, Wilson, Ortiz, Rosario, Arias, Lolo. Any chance that they rebound ? I have cut a couple of them already.

Best wishes and thanks,

Dan

Brian
Brian
3 years ago

Thinking back on past lists…

What to do about Lewis Brinson…. Is he droppable in dynasty?

JohnnyBeGood
JohnnyBeGood
3 years ago

Hey Ralphie!

Rank these keepers for next year in 5×5 roto:

Baez in 11th
K Bryant in 10th
Snell in 17th
Correa in 15th
Paxton in 12th

Thanks!

Prince george
Prince george
3 years ago

Hey Ralph, love your work and thanks for doing this shizz. Is Yordan Alvarez a 1B &/or OF when he comes up. I’ve seen him eligible at both on multiple sites but my main CBS league has him as OF only right now? Thanks!

Lalph Rifshitz
Lalph Rifshitz
3 years ago

sexy list

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Lalph Rifshitz
3 years ago

Nice username!

Lougle
Lougle
3 years ago

Great rankings, and I like to see the love for Isan Diaz who I think others are writing off too quickly. If Clint Frazier were prospect eligible where would he slot in here? Thanks.

Dalialama
Dalialama
3 years ago

Lots of Adell and Khalil Lee love I see!

I noticed no more Monte Harrison as he’s been pretty bad at making contact this year.

Corey Ray pushing his way back up to top 100 with his renaissance this year?

Jake
Jake
3 years ago

BIg jump for Jeter Downs! The avg doesn’t concern you? He is 15 slots higher than Andres Giminez-is that a big separation at that point or are both of them pretty close? Been checking multiple times a day for this, a good lunch surprise today!! THANKS!

OddBall Herrera
OddBall Herrera
3 years ago

I hate that two of my favorite potential impact guys for 2018, Hiura and Luzardo (though the latter is a long shot) aren’t in the ESPN player pool…Bah!

Big league choo
Big league choo
3 years ago

10 team H2H OBP league

need to drop one of my minors players

Yordan Alvarez
Adell
Miguel Sano
Gohara
Calhoun
Freddy peralta

Hugo
Hugo
3 years ago

Where is Griffith Canning ???

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
3 years ago

Good stuff as always Ralph and really appreciate it. If you had to predict 3 of your Top 100 to get called up in 2018, who would they be?

Grey
Admin
3 years ago

TINSTAAPP!

Grey
Admin
Reply to  Geoff
3 years ago

Haha

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

Awesome content, thank you Ralph. I know the Rockies are notoriously brutal with rookies but do you envision a scenario Brendan Rodgers is up this season? I have him as a very late round reference and would need to decide on him as a keeper prior to next year.

Thanks for all you do

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
Reply to  Geoff
3 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: FFFFFFFFF – so would you look to move him now for some value? I’m in a 15 team roto, 5 keepers per team. I can’t imagine keeping him if he doesn’t play this season.

Captain James T Kirk
Captain James T Kirk
Reply to  Geoff
3 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz:

Come on Ralph…..Rodgers will get called up early next season…..he will get 5 pinch hit appearances in two months…..and then sent back down due to his “struggles”. That is how one of the worst run organizations operates!

Gotime
Gotime
3 years ago

Great work Ralph! In a H2H weekly redraft, I have Tucker stashed on the bench. Would you use a move to stash Vlad and drop Pivetta or hold the move?

Brian
Brian
3 years ago

dynasty league. need to cut 2 SPs from my minors squad to send down enyel de los santos and arano. I asked about cutting one SP prospect yesterday and i believe your exact words were “FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DROP KAP!” i’m assuming you haven’t had a change of heart. so in addition to kap, who else would you cut from taylor hearn or jojo romero?

or would you drop one of graterol, luis medina, dennis santana, or shane baz instead? i know they’re either way far away or hurt but being as i’m an annual champ contender i use them mainly as trade chips anyway so I like to roster guys with big upsides to flip them down the road if i hit on them.

thanks ralph. Love the list btw, specifically the aggressive kiriloff love. i think he’s a stud

Dan
Dan
3 years ago

This is great, thanks! I’m struggling with a decision in a league. I’m currently in first but some teams are catching up to me fast and I could use another good hitter. I’ve been offered Springer and Marco Gonzales for Adell. You think that’s a fair return? I’m worried about Springer’s depressed OPS this season.

Dan
Dan
Reply to  Geoff
3 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: There is a $280 cap and to fit Springer I would have to drop either Peacock or some combination of two of Bour, Franco, Zunino

That change your thinking?

Daniel W
Daniel W
Reply to  Geoff
3 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Thank you

Scott
Scott
3 years ago

This is too awesome. Thanks for all your work Ralph! For those of us in dynasty leagues, these lists (as well as sites like Dynasty Guru, Rotowire, Minorleagueball, etc) seem to so greatly exceed the traditional sources which almost operate on a 12 month lag.

Not that anyone asked, but initial thoughts!
– Love the aggressive ranks on Trammell, Mountcastle, Waters, Brusdar
– Love see Cruz make the list. Hope he stays at SS!
– Surprised to see Wander still in the 80s given his start at a aggressive promotion, would wager he climbs the most next year
– Going to be fascinating to follow Ornelas, Ruiz, Rosario (did he just miss?), Potts, and Tatis
– What does Cease have to do to get a top 100 sniff? Good stuff and stats continue to match
– Bummed Varsho got hurt, he was fascinating to track
– How does Isan DIaz still get love despite not backing up the stats?
– Don’t know who Luis Basabe is, gotta look him up!
– Love the “underrated” guys getting ranks, i.e. Lowes, Biggio, Smith, surprised you like Biggio so much
– Seems so tough to rank Gohara

Can’t wait to see more!

Curt C
Curt C
3 years ago

Urias or Hiura, who will have a bigger impact this year?

Justin
Justin
3 years ago

Hey Ralph,

What do you think about trading Austin Meadows for Jesus Sanchez?

Do you think Sanchez has more long term upside?

Smokey
3 years ago

only 100? sigh

Crab jake
Crab jake
3 years ago

Read the list!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
3 years ago

We have a three player minor league roster. I have Meadows, Bichette and Forrest Whitley. Is Meadows worth holding on to or should I drop him for Keston Hiura? Is Whitley worth holding on to with a stacked rotation in front of him or should I drop him for Trammell?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Geoff
3 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks Ralph! Also wondering if I should drop Whitley for Trammell?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
3 years ago

@Justin Ralph: I know read the list but I am wondering if Whitley’s earlier impact makes him worth holding over Trammell?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Geoff
3 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: 10 team H2H. I know he has an oblique injury, not sure how long that will keep him out. We bring up our rookies the following year for a last round pick. If Whitley will be in the rotation next year then thats very valuable as a last round pick. Between the suspension and the injury I’m not sure if we’ll see him up this year and even if he is it will likely be out of the bullpen, don’t you think?

Still trust in Buck for some reason
Still trust in Buck for some reason
3 years ago

Great work Ralph. If you had to predict one guy on your list below # 50 who you think will have the biggest jump in the next year, who would it be?

American Troutfisher
American Troutfisher
3 years ago

New to dynasty, I’m rebuilding a team without a lot current talent, aiming for year after next. Someone who’s gunning for this year wants my Nelson Cruz. I’m thinking his Royce Lewis plus what? A pitcher like Loaisiga? Or a prospect like Triston McKenzie? Should I be able to get more than Lewis + Loaisiga/McKenzie for Cruz? Thanks in advance for the advice!

American Troutfisher
American Troutfisher
Reply to  Geoff
3 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Gotcha, thanks!

Jimmy H.
Jimmy H.
3 years ago

Ralph, great work as always.
Rebuilding a dynasty team, 16tm roto league, I have an offer to trade a $1 Aguilar, and get Bichette. A month ago it’s a no brainer, now I’m hesitant that Aguilar might be a top 40 player for years. Should I pull the trigger? Thanks!