Back in September, I sequestered myself into a sound-proof booth to create a top 100 fantasy baseball prospect list free from the mad cries of the echo chamber. Shortly thereafter I went to work breaking down the top prospects for each MLB team. A week after coming up for air following my 30-team deep dive into the minor leagues, I’m excited to share my updated 200 in an easily searchable and sort-able table!

 

*Note: I’ve written about each of these guys if you’d like more and are curious enough to follow the threads to September’s Top 150 for 2020 Fantasy Baseball or my organizational top ten lists or just try clicking the players names to view their recent posts.

 

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# Name Position Team ETA
Wander Franco SS TB 2021
Luis Robert OF CHW 2020
Jo Adell OF LAA 2020
Gavin Lux 2B LAD 2019
CJ Abrams SS SD 2023
Julio Rodriguez OF SEA 2021
Marco Luciano SS SF 2022
Jasson Dominguez OF NYY 2024
MacKenzie Gore LHP SD 2020
Vidal Brujan 2B TB 2021
Dylan Carlson OF STL 2020
Jarred Kelenic OF SEA 2021
Andrew Vaughn 1B CHW 2021
Kristian Robinson OF ARI 2022
Jesus Luzardo LHP OAK 2019
Oneil Cruz SS PIT 2021
Royce Lewis SS MIN 2021
Corbin Carroll OF ARI 2022
Adley Rutschman C BAL 2022
Brennen Davis OF CHC 2022
Bobby Witt Jr. SS KC 2023
Evan White 1B SEA 2020
Alex Kirilloff 1B MIN 2020
Alec Bohm 3B PHI 2020
Nate Pearson RHP TOR 2020
Spencer Howard RHP PHI 2020
Brendan McKay LHP TB 2019
Carter Kieboom 3B WSH 2019
Forrest Whitley RHP HOU 2020
Tarik Skubal LHP DET 2020
A.J. Puk LHP OAK 2019
Dustin May RHP LAD 2019
Casey Mize RHP DET 2020
Matt Manning RHP DET 2020
Nick Madrigal 2B CHW 2020
Luis Patiño RHP SD 2020
Brailyn Marquez LHP CHC 2021
Nick Solak U TEX 2019
Luis Matos OF SF 2022
Noelvi Marte SS SEA 2022
Xavier Edwards SS TB 2022
Trevor Larnach OF MIN 2021
Sean Murphy C OAK 2019
Aaron Bracho 2B CLE 2022
Jazz Chisholm SS MIA 2020
Jeter Downs SS BOS 2021
Michael Kopech RHP CHW 2018
Joey Bart C SF 2021
Sam Hilliard OF COL 2019
George Valera OF CLE 2022
Drew Waters OF ATL 2020
Cristian Pache OF ATL 2020
Jose Urquidy RHP HOU 2019
Robert Puason SS OAK 2024
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo OF TB 2020
Heriberto Hernandez C TEX 2022
Kyle Lewis OF SEA 2019
Nico Hoerner SS CHC 2019
George Kirby RHP SEA 2021
Monte Harrison OF MIA 2020
Jordan Groshans 3B TOR 2022
Alek Thomas OF ARI 2021
Simeon Woods-Richardson RHP TOR 2021
Gilberto Jimenez OF BOS 2022
Brendan Rodgers 2B COL 2019
Erick Peña OF KC 2024
Austin Hays OF BAL 2018
Kevin Cron 1B ARI 2019
Greg Jones SS TB 2023
Riley Greene OF DET 2024
Nolan Gorman 3B STL 2022
Edward Cabrera RHP MIA 2020
Josiah Gray RHP LAD 2020
Heliot Ramos OF SF 2022
Sixto Sanchez RHP MIA 2020
JJ Bleday OF MIA 2022
Randy Arozarena OF TB 2019
Hedbert Perez OF MIL 2024
Jose Garcia SS CIN 2021
Triston Casas 3B BOS 2022
Josh Jung 3B TEX 2021
Kody Hoese 2B LAD 2021
Hunter Greene RHP CIN 2023
Nick Lodolo LHP CIN 2021
Luisangel Acuña SS TEX 2023
Maximo Acosta SS TEX 2024
Jaylin Davis OF SF 2019
Jorge Mateo SS OAK 2020
Ronny Mauricio SS NYM 2023
Michael Busch 3B LAD 2021
Orelvis Martinez 3B TOR 2023
Misael Urbina OF MIN 2023
Grayson Rodriguez RHP BAL 2022
Ian Anderson RHP ATL 2020
Ryan Mountcastle 1B BAL 2020
Joey Cantillo LHP SD 2021
Alexfri Planez OF CLE 2023
Joe Ryan RHP TB 2020
Bryce Ball 1B ATL 2022
Keithron Moss SS TEX 2023
Logan Gilbert RHP SEA 2021
Jordyn Aadams OF LAA 2022
Lewin Diaz 1B MIA 2021
Brent Honeywell RHP TB 2020
Mitch Keller RHP PIT 2019
Geraldo Perdomo SS ARI 2022
Francisco Alvarez C NYM 2024
Tyler Freeman 2B CLE 2021
Daniel Lynch LHP KC 2020
Shogo Akiyama OF CIN 2020
Hudson Head OF SD 2023
Connor Wong C BOS 2020
James Karinchak RHP CLE 2019
Brusdar Graterol RHP LAD 2019
Bobby Dalbec 3B BOS 2020
Taylor Trammell OF SD 2021
Daniel Johnson OF CLE 2020
Daulton Varsho C ARI 2020
Andres Munoz RHP SD 2019
Brandon Marsh OF LAA 2020
Nolan Jones 3B CLE 2021
Luis Frias RHP ARI 2022
Jake Fraley OF SEA 2020
Deivi Garcia RHP NYY 2020
Kyle Wright RHP ATL 2019
Josh Lowe OF TB 2021
Ji-Hwan Bae SS PIT 2022
Luis Rodriguez OF LAD 2024
Clarke Schmidt RHP NYY 2021
DL Hall LHP BAL 2022
Seth Beer 1B ARI 2021
Liover Peguero SS PIT 2022
Ethan Small LHP MIL 2021
Matthew Liberatore LHP STL 2022
Abraham Toro 3B HOU 2019
Hunter Bishop OF SF 2022
Brett Baty 3B NYM 2022
Jackson Kowar RHP KC 2020
Benyamin Bailey OF CHW 2023
Luis Campusano C SD 2021
Daulton Jefferies RHP OAK 2020
Emmanuel Clase RHP CLE 2019
Blake Walston LHP ARI 2023
Zach McKinstry 2B LAD 2020
Angel Martinez SS CLE 2022
Alex De Jesus 2B LAD 2023
Sherten Apostel 3B TEX 2021
Alexander Mojica 3B PIT 2023
Brady Singer RHP KC 2020
Kameron Misner OF MIA 2022
Alek Manoah RHP TOR 2022
Cory Abbott RHP CHC 2020
Jhoan Duran RHP MIN 2020
Bayron Lora OF TEX 2024
Leody Taveras OF TEX 2021
Keoni Cavaco SS MIN 2024
Jesus Sanchez OF MIA 2020
Yusniel Diaz OF LAD 2020
Jonathan India 3B CIN 2021
Ethan Hankins RHP CLE 2023
Luis Garcia RHP HOU 2021
Miguel Vargas 3B LAD 2022
Brayan Rocchio SS CLE 2022
Luis Medina RHP NYY 2022
Peyton Burdick OF MIA 2021
Shane McClanahan LHP TB 2021
Jackson Rutledge RHP WSH 2022
Jake Cronenworth SS SD 2020
Shun Yamaguchi RHP TOR 2020
Bryan Abreu RHP HOU 2019
Jeremy Pena SS HOU 2021
DJ Peters OF LAD 2020
Edwin Rios 1B LAD 2019
Andy Young 2B ARI 2020
Marcus Smith OF OAK 2023
Will Wilson 2B SF 2022
Andy Pages OF LAD 2023
George Feliz OF SEA 2024
Kevin Ginkel RHP ARI 2019
Jeremiah Jackson SS LAA 2022
Darryl Collins OF KC 2023
Eqequiel Duran 2B NYY 2022
Jose Fermin SS CLE 2022
Mauricio Dubon 2B SF 2019
Tahnaj Thomas RHP PIT 2022
Maikol Escotto SS NYY 2023
Alexander Ramirez OF NYM 2024
Pedro Martinez SS CHC 2023
Reggie Preciado SS SD 2024
Shane Baz RHP TB 2022
Seth Brown OF OAK 2019
Art Warren RHP SEA 2019
Mason Martin 1B PIT 2022
Seth Corry LHP SF 2021
Isaac Paredes 3B DET 2020
Ka’ai Tom OF CLE 2020
Jasiah Dixon OF PIT 2023
Alexander Vargas SS NYY 2023
Michael Baumann RHP BAL 2020
Kyren Paris SS LAA 2023

 

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BGB
BGB
2 years ago

Wondering what your thoughts are on Alexander Canario. Saw him listed as high as top 100 on some lists, including your own at the end of 2019. Any reason in particular he doesn’t make the cut here?

Sorry if this double posts, got a message that it did double post. Refreshed, wasn’t even there once.

BGB
BGB
2 years ago

I’ve been referencing back to this page a good bit during the final days of the preseason. I appreciate the work! Wondering what your thoughts are on Alexander Canario. I’ve seen him as high as top 100 on some lists, including your list at the end of 2019. Any reason he’s fallen out of the top 200 during the offseason?

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
2 years ago

13 team roto dynasty with OPS/holds/QS/hits added, OBP over AVG. 30 man active rosters, infinite DL’s, 10 man max prospect lists (and in season 10 NA slots that can be different than the prospect list).
C: grandal, mejia
1B bellinger (CF/RF), goldy
2B altuve, laSTELLA (3B)
SS machado (3B)
3B bregman (SS)
IF bogaerts
LF mercado (all OF), w.calhoun
CF robles (RF)
RF blackman
OF brocktune (polanco RF)
util (1) otani (hitter only)
BN ceager (c.seager)
DL: mccutchen (but he ain’t gone long)

SP (5): (1800 innings max here so you do want a lot of them, and when injuries hit stream too, i’m actually fairly short currently)
ryu, glasnow, fried, luzardo, lynn, maeda

RP (7): osuna, kenley, pressly, rogers, gallegos, colome, m.barnes, bummer (gotta drop one, bummer i’d think)
DL: pineda (suspendeds can go here too), r.hill, rodon

prospect list (some drops needed here): k.cron, pearson, larnach, trammell, x.edwards, o.cruz, brujan, duplantier, r.armentaros, mize, graterol, vientos, l.garcia (WAS), valera, k.lee

so for now i gotta cut at least 5 prospects and 1 RP. i’m thinking the 5 prospects are: l.garcia, k.lee, duplantier (or promote him if he’s in MLB shortly, could NA stash him in season if not), armentaros and i guess trammell or vientos? after dropping bummer and before mccluchin’ comes back i do have 2 open spots on active though. obviously try to trade c.seager i’d think.

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Sinkhole Demayo
2 years ago

forgot about gonsolin, i have him too, can be prospect listed. so i gotta drop 11 out of the list above + gonsolin is on it. for now he could also just fit on active too.

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Sinkhole Demayo
2 years ago

have toussaint too (has to be up). guess la stella is the next dropped to make space (could be mejia or somebody else too).

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Sinkhole Demayo
2 years ago

shit, OUT of the 16 on prospect list 6 will have to be dropped at some point, more when i draft, we slow draft in not too long. already dropped florial off of it.

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
2 years ago

Hey itch,
I’d love to pick your brain on about the baseball card scene sometime. I don’t even play dynasty, I mainly use your lists for cards to target. I’ve been out of the card game for 25 years or so, but started picking it back up because of my 6-year old. I’ll blame him anyway!

Silent Heat
Silent Heat
2 years ago

Curious why you rank Vaughn over Adley? They played in the same conference and Adley’s number were far superior in almost every cateogry in their last year. I know he is a Catcher but his bat is so special I’d be shocked if he doesn’t DH most days when he isn’t catching. Thanks! Enjoy your articles very much…

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
2 years ago

I took Bishop and Puason fell to the 2nd who I was delighted to grab there. ROunded out with Daniel Lynch so overall a good yearly job done there. I don’t usually draft far proximity prospects so doubt Puason will ever see my lineup, but it’s knowing when to trade him to get the best value. If he is a big hit in 2020 do you see him flying up the rankings, is top 50 easily possible? Top 30?

Wanna talk about Varsho, doesn’t get much love always ranked around the 100 mark, probably because people don’t know if he’ll catch. But I think he’s likely he catches some and plays rest of time in the outfield, making him a regular at C who can really hit and even steal bases. Couldn’t that make him a catcher fantasy beast if he’s a 15/15/.280 catcher?? I’ve owned him a few years now and that seems a realistic hope to me, could be way more valuable than people realise.

Loving the O Cruz rank here too, having just traded for him recently. What do you see him potentially becoming, an Aaron Judge with less plate patience?

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
Reply to  Swfcdan
2 years ago

And I’ve scoured your list to find any unclaimed gems, and found one in Gilberto Jimenez. Now it would mean promoting Dustin May or McKay, neither who I want to start their clocks for another year as they aren’t projected to get a full starters workload in 2020 (contracts league so have to be prudent when to promote). However if this Jimenez kid is what you say, do I have to make the move now? If so, which of those SP’s is most likely to rack up a quality 160 innings?

Heathcliff Slocumb
Heathcliff Slocumb
2 years ago

Please don’t take this the wrong way…

So many of your rankings deviate so significantly from those of others that your list is, I’m afraid, difficult to take seriously. It comes off as being contrarian for contrarian’s sake. What precisely about your methodology and expertise should make me (or anyone else in the dynasty game) take your word over those who are far more established in the prospect game?

Heathcliff Slocumb
Heathcliff Slocumb
Reply to  The Itch
2 years ago

Truly appreciate the response. No offense to your predecessor but I kinda pulled out of this site for the past year plus and haven’t had the opportunity to check out your work. You’ve convinced me to take the time to do so.

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
Reply to  The Itch
2 years ago

Don’t mean to butt in but that was one keck of a reply, kudos snr inchy. I had similar thoughts to Slocumb, a bit unsure if I show follow your differing rankings but now am sold that you’re a guy well worth following and taking advice from!

Mack Agrica
Mack Agrica
2 years ago

Brennen Davis at 20 is BOLD! Also, the highest I’ve seen him ranked anywhere. What’s the justification for a guy who doesn’t even have a full season of A ball that has a severely questionable hit tool?

Kevin
Kevin
2 years ago

Have 1st pick in our FYPD this year. Would you take Abrams over Dominguez, Vaughn and Rutschman? It’s a 6×6 Roto league with OPS and we have 11 keepers each. Current keepers are Cole, Snell, Rizzo, Albies, Semien, Chapman, S Marte, Pham, E Rosario, Kepler and either E Rodriguez or Julio Urias.

Thanks.

Kevin

183414
183414
2 years ago

When do the White Sox call up Madrigal ?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
2 years ago

Itch!!!!!

Look at you with Robert Puason at #54!!! Beating everyone to the punch!! And a nice nod to Bayron Lora at #154. I see what you’re doing!

How about a real-life comp to who you think Puason can be? .. Semien seems like a good comp to me.

I’m surprised so many other rankings gurus have ignored Puason. I mean, if Atlanta is trying to pay the kid off when he’s 14 years old, and Oakland — of all teams — spends $5 million-plus on him, you know there’s got to be something special there. Well played State Farm. Well played.

Ryan
Ryan
2 years ago

I’m up next in my rookie/fa dynasty draft. This is a 14 team h2h league. Some guys available are Aaron Bracho, Corbin Carroll, Orelvis Martinez, and Brennen Davis. Who should I take and why?

Also out of curiosity who do you like more jeter downs or noelvi marte?

Ryan
Ryan
Reply to  The Itch
2 years ago

Any reason why let’s say Davis over Carroll?

TC
TC
2 years ago

I snagged Brujan and Carlson the last week of last season. What do you see as their value/overall rank potential moving forward? We keep 15, and my last 5 in are Tim Anderson, Gary Sanchez, Castellanos, JAbreu, and Muncy. Any chance you’d keep one of those prospects over any of those guys if I’m competing this year coming off a championship? May be a silly question but figured I’d ask

Will
Will
2 years ago

What’s up Itch,

Great List overall, just curious about a couple things

What red flags do you see with the Braves OF duo that has them dropped down in the 50s on prospect lists? Waters in particular has seen a lot of hype this offseason, but I’m guessing the K rate is scaring you away?

Secondly, I’ve never seen Tarik Skubal ranked this highly by anyone. His numbers were incredible last year without a doubt, but do you really see his stuff translating to Top-of-Rotation upside akin to guys like Mize, Manning, Whitley and Patiño?

Thanks again, love your work!

BravesUK
BravesUK
2 years ago

Hey Itch,

Thanks so much for this.

I’ve graduated from roto to a keeper league to my first full dynasty league this year.

It’s a 14 teamer and we keep 35 minor leaguers. And there is a 5 round minors draft in July to restock from the FYPD and international signings.

Assuming that I will only get 1/14 of the top 50, after that any advice on what sort of balance I should aim for (in time) in my farm between average talent but close to majors vs potential international superstars who are only 17 year olds?

And any value in trying to keep a balance of different positions or pitchers vs hitters. Or just aim for highest ceilings no matter what…?

Thanks!

BravesUK
BravesUK
Reply to  The Itch
2 years ago

Thanks so much! Very sobering….. I think dynasty is my future but I appreciate there are no quick wins….!

We can pick up off the wire at any time during the season….

Whatever
Whatever
Reply to  BravesUK
2 years ago

Hi BravesUK,

Not for nothing i played in a few dynasty leagues for a bit. I like keeper leagues but dynasty is a whole new level. I will say this, dont be in the middle. What I mean is either decide to win now and acquire talent to win now or have a plan for 3 years down the road to dominate with tasty acquisitions from teams in win now. my two cents fwiw.

BravesUK
BravesUK
Reply to  Whatever
2 years ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, appareciated!

Whatever
Whatever
2 years ago

Hi Itch,

Love your work. i assume you took over for Prospect Mike?

In any case, whats your thoughts on Aaron Sabato? He is ranked higher than Torkelson in D1Baseball. When he gets drafted where do you think his initial ranking would be?

Whatever
Whatever
Reply to  The Itch
2 years ago

Thanks Itch. Speaking of Vaughn I decided to trade him in my OBP keeper for Harper a couple of months ago. Its very hard to find top bats in my league come draft time and i am in a win now mode. But it hurt me to give up Vaughn. As they say flags fly forever so when you have a shot go for it.

Whatever
Whatever
Reply to  The Itch
2 years ago

Thanks!

Jolt In Flow
Jolt In Flow
2 years ago

Any thoughts on Pauson being ranked so far after to Dominguez?

Reasons I ask:

1. Not much video available on either.
2. They signed similar monster contracts.

Further:

1. Oakland signed Pauson and NYY signed Dominguez.
2. Significantly more people follow NYY than Oakland.

Therefore, at this point, I’ve concluded it’s simply a hype train that got Dominguez flying up the charts.

Thoughts? Btw, do you have any sources for video on either that I might not have found? I’ve exhausted all the common search areas.

Thanks Itch! Keep the stories/reports coming.

Jolt In Flow
Jolt In Flow
Reply to  The Itch
2 years ago

Thanks for the words.

Very much appreciated.

Chad Runkle
Chad Runkle
2 years ago

I didn’t see Ke’Bryan in your top 200? Give me some thoughts on why he was left off.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
2 years ago

Thanks Itch! The ability to filter by eta is *chef’s kiss*

Do you see Pearson up by May/June?