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Here’s a link to preseason Top 100 Prospects for 2024 Dynasty Fantasy Baseball.

And here’s a general layout of how this broke down.

Graduated: Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Jackson Chourio, Evan Carter, Jackson Merrill, Shota Imanaga, Ceddanne Rafaela, Colt Keith, Nolan Schanuel, Kyle Harrison, Michael Busch, Curtis Mead, Mason Miller, Wilyer Abreu, Joey Ortiz, Jared Jones, Colten Cowser, Andy Pages, Jordan Wicks, Brayan Rocchio, Ivan Herrera, Davis Schneider, Austin Wells

Moving Down: Adael Amador, Jett Williams, Robby Snelling, Parker Meadows, Abimelec Ortiz, Daniel Espino, Marco Luciano, Kristian Robinson, Jakob Marsee, VIctor Scott II, Brock Porter, DL Hall

Moving Up: Paul Skenes, James Wood, Xavier Isaac, Carson Williams, Emmanuel Rodriguez, Orelvis Martinez, Christian Scott, Jonny Farmelo, Josue De Paula, Jeral Perez, Jeremy Rodriguez, Jacob Wilson, Cade Povich, Agustin Ramirez

Both of these “moving” lists could kind of go on forever. List updates in general just eat time for me. I barely notice huge chunks of time whittling away as I check in on every single player and tinker. I only stopped on this update when I did because time is real, and I ran out of it. Also, my eyes were hurting from forgetting to close them. Also, allergies. 

 

Team Position Player | Age on 4/1/24 | Highest Level Played | ETA 

1. Pirates RHP Paul Skenes | 21 | MLB | 2024

2. Nationals OF James Wood | 21 | AAA | 2024

3. Orioles SS Jackson Holliday | 20 | MLB | 2024

4. Rangers OF Wyatt Langford | 22 | MLB | 2024

5. Rays 3B Junior Caminero | 20 | MLB | 2023

These guys are untouchable like Sean Connery swearing at Kevin Costner. Despite rocky starts for Holliday and Langford, few questions remain about their long-term viability as core dynasty assets.

 

6. Rays 1B Xavier Isaac | 20 | A+ | 2025

7. C 1B Samuel Basallo | 19 | AA | 2025 

8. Yankees OF Jasson Dominguez | 21 | MLB | 2023

9. Rays SS Carson Williams | 20 | AAA | 2024

Solid ground for a dynasty build here. Isaac and Basallo are as safe as a bat-only type can be. Dominguez and Williams feature premium topside.

 

10. Tigers RHP Jackson Jobe | 21 | AA | 2024

11. Diamondbacks SS Jordan Lawlar | 21 | MLB | 2023

12. Orioles 3B Coby Mayo | 22 | AAA | 2024 

13. Twins OF Walker Jenkins | 19 | A | 2026

14. Twins OF Emmanuel Rodriguez | 21 | AA | 2025

15. Mariners OF Lazaro Montes | 19 | A | 2026

16. Red Sox OF Roman Anthony | 19 | AA | 2025

Lotta question marks here. Jobe, Lawlar, Mayo, and Jenkins have all dealt with injuries this season. Only Jenkins is playing at the moment. Rodriguez has brought his extreme patience to Double-A without missing a beat.

Anthony started slow but has played better in May. Tough to drop a guy who’s posting a 121 wRC+ so far above his age level. 

Montes is still being overlooked on some lists despite cutting his K-rate by ten points and slashing .316/.421/.525. Perhaps his 40 FV on Fangraphs will look fair someday. Today is not that day. He’ll probably need to mash like this the whole way up to get any shine outside of dynasty circles, and even then he might be overlooked. I think real-baseball sites have been slow to adapt to the universal designated hitter. In a league where Dan Vogelbach has been the starting DH for two big market teams, a guy like Montes needn’t be buried for offering less defensive value than the average bear. 

 

17. Mets RHP Christian Scott | MLB | 2024

18. Cubs RHP Cade Horton | 22 | AAA | 2024

19. Cubs OF Pete Crow-Armstrong | 22 | MLB | 2023

20. White Sox LHP Noah Schultz | 20 | A+ | 2026

21. Orioles OF Heston Kjerstad | 25 | MLB | 2023

22. Guardians OF Chase DeLauter | 22 | AA | 2024

23. Mariners SS Colt Emerson | 18 | A | 2027

24. Reds SS Noelvi Marte | 22 | MLB | 2023

25. Nationals OF Dylan Crews | 22 | AA | 2024

26. White Sox SS Colson Montgomery | 22 | AAA | 2024

27. Tigers OF Max Clark | 19 | A | 2028

28. Tigers 2B Jace Jung | 23 | AAA | 2024 

Horton has lost some heat this year and is getting hit around in Triple-A. Pete Crow has a strikeout problem. Schultz looks fantastic. Might be too low here. 

Kjerstad is amazing when on the field in Triple-A, but the organization hasn’t given him a chance. Could argue he should be higher if not for my recency bias and frustration.  

DeLauter and Emerson have been hurt. Marte’s suspended. Crews strikes out quite a bit for a hit-tool guy. Montgomery’s extreme patience makes him a solid real-life player, but it might not help a ton in fantasy outside of the right settings. Clark is coming around and could climb this group in a hurry. Jung is hot over his past 20 games (.333/.444/.597), but he doesn’t have speed and might not hit for fantasy-friendly power in a tough park. 

 

29. Mets SS Jett Williams | 19 | AA | 2025

30. Phillies RHP Andrew Painter | 20 | AA | 2025

31. Marlins RHP Max Meyer | 25 | MLB | 2022

32. Red Sox SS Marcelo Mayer | 21 | AA | 2025

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

34. Twins SS Brooks Lee | 23 | AAA | 2024

Some steady bets here, even if half of them have been hurt this year (Williams, Painter, Lee), and two of them are being handled preposterously by their organization (Meyer, Martinez). Prizing Painter isn’t how I’d prefer to build in dynasty, but he still trades at a significant upside tax. 

 

35. Rangers SS Sebastian Walcott | 18 | A+ | 2027

36. Mariners OF Jonny Farmelo | 19 | A | 2027

37. Cubs OF Owen Caissie | 21 | AAA | 2024

38. Cubs SS Jefferson Rojas | 18 | A+ | 2026

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

40. Dodgers OF Josue De Paula | 18 | A | 2027

Cost v. topside, this is probably my favorite tier. Sky-high ceilings all around. 

 

41. Padres SS Leodalis De Vries | 17 | A | 2027

42. Nationals 3B Brady House | 20 | AA | 2024

43. Cubs SS Matt Shaw | 22 | AA | 2024 

44. Cardinals RHP Tink Hence | 21 | AA | 2024

45. Blue Jays LHP Ricky Tiedemann | 21 | AAA | 2024

46. Rays OF Jonny DeLuca | 25 | MLB | 2023

47. Guardians 1B Kyle Manzardo | 23 | MLB | 2024

48. Brewers RHP Jacob Misiorowski | 21 | AA | 2024

49. Astros 1B Joey Loperfido | 25 | MLB | 2024

50. Orioles LHP Cade Povich | 24 | AAA | 2024

2024 could be going a bit better for every one of these guys, but they’re still here. For Povich, Manzardo and Loperfido, the only missing piece is a real chance with the big boys. Loperfido might be headed back to the minors in a couple days. Manzardo might not be far behind. 

De Vries might need a complex league reset. 

House has doubled his walk rate and is getting to his plus power in games. 

Tiedemann is, yet again, injured. 

Shaw has really struggled after pushing to make the major league team in Spring and then winding up in Double-A.

Hence has thrived in a return trip to Double-A. Anybody’s guess why he’s still there. 

Povich is probably coming up soon, given the injury bug biting Baltimore. He’s not on the 40-man roster though. 

Thanks for reading! 

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Frank Drebin
Frank Drebin
1 month ago

Itch, I need your help! Keeper league, my team is firmly in middle of standings, and Arenado is my 3B (losing faith). Would like to trade for Caminero, but have no idea how to value him. He is listed at 332 in Razzball 500, but given his AAA progress, that seems low. What is your take on a revised ranking #? Or too early to tell? Also, Keith and Mayo are available free agents. Skip trade and grab one of them instead? Thanks!

frankgrimes
1 month ago

itch you have any pitcher stashes for some lesser knowns maybe getting a look this summer?

Last edited 1 month ago by frankgrimes
Philip
Philip
1 month ago

I’m holding Veen, DDLS, and Owen Murphy. Would you drop any of them for Jefferson Rojas if you’re building toward a dynasty contention beginning next year?

Philip
Philip
1 month ago

Thanks for the list! Looking forward to part two. In our deep 14-team dynasty I moved Gore/Max Meyer for Jackson Merrill and Colt Keith. I have a pitching surplus. Good move?

The Detroit Heckler
1 month ago

Been waiting on this list <3
No Drew Thorpe though?

Jose Hernandez
Jose Hernandez
1 month ago

Itch, Why does Aidan Miller(SS Phillies A ball) misses so many games? He never plays three or four games in a row. Is because he is coming from High School? I seen others play everyday.

James Bishop
James Bishop
1 month ago

How would you rank these three? Abimelec Ortiz, Robby Snelling. Dylan Beavers.

James Bishop
James Bishop
Reply to  The Itch
1 month ago

Glad to hear you’re high on Beavers. Huh, huh. I said Beavers.

Lower the Jolly Roger
Lower the Jolly Roger
1 month ago

Itch! Love the article as usual…. 12 teamer keep 10 + 12 farm/stash ….. drop Meadows for Jeral Perez?? Thank you as always !

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
1 month ago

Updates/current thoughts on Saggese and Brennen Davis?

jdf21
jdf21
1 month ago

How did Spencer Jones not make the list?

MJ888
MJ888
1 month ago

Hey Itch – One more for you… Nick Gonzalez. I know he has now graduated as well, but he was once highly thought of and seems to be coming into his own. Thoughts on him?

Bterry
Bterry
1 month ago

Being a rockies fan is tough. Any rockies in the top 100?

MJ888
MJ888
1 month ago

Hey Itch – Love your lists as they are usually different than most others. I’ll debate you on Crews tho. His K rate has improved dramatically in May as have his overall numbers. K rate was 36% in April and is now under 20% in May. His OPS was .660 in April vs .890 in May. My only complaint thus far is lack of power. But for a 22year old kid skipping High A, I am still a big believer and think he is a top 10 prospect.

Homefree Bogaerts
Homefree Bogaerts
1 month ago

Like to have opinion the better stash for this year N Martel or Jr Candelario?

Homefree Bogaerts
Homefree Bogaerts
Reply to  Homefree Bogaerts
1 month ago

Marte

Dude
Dude
1 month ago

Can you please rank these stashes in terms of impact this year and if there is a difference for the future?
Carson Williams
Deyvision De Los Santos
Tyler Black
Jonathan Clase
Povich

Thanks

Dude
Dude
Reply to  The Itch
1 month ago

When could you see Williams and DDLS getting the call? Best guess….

Jose Hernandez
Jose Hernandez
1 month ago

Hi Itch, Please give me a few good word on two 1B. Deyvison De Los Santos, just promoted to AAA in AZ, and Romeo Sanabria 1B SDP. A ball Lake Elsinore. This guys are putting good numbers, are they for real? and worth a flyer? Thanks.

LenFuego
LenFuego
1 month ago

I realize he is not a prospect any more, but he is back in the minors, what is up with Jordan Walker? Now at 163 plate appearances between STL and Memphis without a single HR — this is a player that FanGraphs has an 80 FV grade on both raw power and game power, and claims is a “40-homer threat down the line”.

junior56
junior56
1 month ago

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Itch!
Great List Thanks!

What do you think about Povich’s upside? Can he be a solid #3? #4?

I have Jay Allen II available in a 16 team Dynasty League Seems to be hitting the ball pretty good. Think he makes AA this year?

tigres
tigres
1 month ago

Thanks, Itch! You think Crews gets a Sep call up with the Nats?