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Overall Top-250 Prospects for Dynasty Leagues: 2019 Mid-Season Update

Alright, enough is enough. It’s time for a prospect ranking update. The MLB draft is in the rearview mirror, the next international crop is getting ready to sign, and Vladimir Guerrero is no longer considered a prospect. That last part is a little sad, isn’t it? Did it bring a tear to your eye? Or maybe some fond memories of Guerrero terrorizing minor league pitching? Vladdy was our golden boy, our prospect heavyweight champion of the world. Arguably the most hyped up prospect of all-time and the no doubt #1 guy on every top prospects list out there. If my children had made top prospects rankings, they would’ve instinctively known to slot Guerrero at #1. But now he’s gone, vacating the top spot for the next phenom to hop into.

Who’s it going to be? If you put your thinking cap on, I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to guess who the new top dog is. The top spot isn’t the only big change we have in store below. I mean, our last rankings update was early-February, eons ago in the prospect world. You’re going to see some fresh faces high on this list and maybe a few names you weren’t expecting. Is Whitley still the #1 overall pitcher? Where did I slot my boy Nolan Gorman? Why can Dave Dombrowki never build any sort of a functioning bullpen? Two of those three questions will be answered below.

Top Prospects for Dynasty Leagues: 2019 Mid-Season Update

RankPlayerPositionMLB TeamLevelETA
1Wander FrancoSSTBA+2021
2Jo AdellOFLAAAA2020
3Luis RobertOFCHWAAA2020
4Yordan AlvarezOF/1BHOUMLB2019
5Jarred KelenicOFSEAA+2021
6MacKenzie GoreLHPSDAA2021
7Alex Kirilloff1BMINAA2020
8Kyle TuckerOFHOUAAA2019
9Bo BichetteSSTORAAA2019
10Nolan Gorman3BSTLA+2021
11Keston Hiura2BMILMLB2019
12Casey MizeRHPDETAA2020
13Royce LewisSSMINA+2021
14Andrew Vaughn1BCHWA2021
15Cristian PacheOFATLAA2020
16Forrest WhitleyRHPHOUAAA2020
17Taylor TrammellOFCINAA2020
18Jesus LuzardoLHPOAKAAA2019
19Brendan Rodgers2B/SSCOLMLB2019
20Matt ManningRHPDETAA2020
21Vidal Brujan2BTBAA2021
22Gavin LuxSSLADAAA2020
23Drew WatersOFATLAA2020
24Marco LucianoSSSFRK2022
25Carter Kieboom2B/SSWASAAA2019
26Kristian RobinsonOFARIA-2021
27Adley RutschmanCBALRK2021
28Brendan McKayLHP/DHTBAAA2019
29Julio RodriguezOFSEAA2021
30Jesus SanchezOFTBAAA2020
31Dylan CeaseRHPCHWMLB2019
32Joey BartCSFA+2020
33Nate PearsonRHPTORAA2020
34Bobby Witt Jr.SSKCRK2022
35George ValeraOFCLEA-2022
36Xavier Edwards2B/SSSDA+2021
37Dylan CarlsonOFSTLAA2020
38Riley GreeneOFDETA-2022
39Michael KopechRHPCHWMLB2020
40Jonathan India3BCINA+2020
41Ronny MauricioSSNYMA2021
42Luis PatinoRHPSDA+2020
43Trevor LarnachOFMINA+2020
44A.J. PukLHPOAKAA2019
45Nate Lowe1BTBAAA2019
46Nico HoernerSSCHCAA2020
47Estevan FlorialOFNYYA+2021
48Ian AndersonRHPATLAA2020
49Jake FraleyOFSEAAAA2019
50Brusdar GraterolRHPMINAA2020
51Luis GarciaSS/2BWASAA2020
52Hunter BishopOFSFRK2021
53Nick Madrigal2BCHWAA2020
54Luis Urias2BSDAAA2019
55J.J. BledayOFMIAA2021
56Jasson DominguezOFNYYRK2023
57Deivi GarciaRHPNYYAA2020
58Jazz ChisholmSSARIAA2020
59Colton Welker3BCOLAA2020
60Jordan Groshans3B/SSTORA2021
61Sixto SanchezRHPMIAAA2020
62Alek ThomasOFARIA2021
63C.J. AbramsSSSDRK2022
64Heliot RamosOFSFA+2021
65Brady SingerRHPKCAA2020
66Alec Bohm3BPHIAA2020
67Logan GilbertRHPSEAA+2020
68Grayson RodriguezRHPBALA2021
69Tyler FreemanSSCLEA+2021
70Shane BazRHPTBA2021
71Brennen DavisOFCHCRK2021
72DL HallLHPBALA+2021
73Andres GimenezSSNYMAA2020
74Kevin Smith3B/SSTORAA2020
75Mark Vientos3BNYMA2021
76Jordyn AdamsOFLAAA2021
77Mitch KellerRHPPITAAA2019
78Nolan Jones3BCLEAA2020
79Cole WinnRHPTEXA2021
80Triston Casas1B/3BBOSA2021
81Oneil CruzSSPITA+2021
82Matthew LiberatoreLHPTBA2021
83Zac GallenRHPMIAMLB2019
84Hunter GreeneRHPCINA+2022
85Ryan Mountcastle1B/3BBALAAA2019
86Grant Lavigne1BCOLA2021
87Keibert RuizCLADAA2020
88Adonis MedinaRHPPHIAA2020
89Brent HoneywellRHPTBAAA2020
90Victor Victor MesaOFMIAA+2020
91Triston McKenzieRHPCLEAA2020
92Yusniel DiazOFBALAA2020
93Daulton VarshoCARIAA2020
94Khalil LeeOFKCAA2020
95Kyle WrightRHPATLAAA2019
96Monte HarrsonOFMIAAAA2019
97Bobby Dalbec3BBOSAA2020
98Daniel LynchLHPKCA+2020
99Daz CameronOFDETAAA2019
100Seth BeerOF/1BHOUAA2020
101Bobby Bradley1BCLEMLB2019
102Corbin MartinRHPHOUAAA2019
103Jarren DuranOFBOSAA2020
104Kameron MisnerOFMIARK2021
105Jeter DownsSSLADA+2021
106Travis SwaggertyOFPITA+2020
107Brandon MarshOFLAAAA2020
108Ke'Bryan Hayes3BPITAAA2019
109Alexander CanarioOFSFRK2022
110Malcom Nunez3BSTLRK2022
111Eric PardinhoRHPTORA2022
112Adrian MorejonLHPSDAA2020
113Esteury Ruiz2BSDA+2021
114Jhon TorresOFSTLA2021
115Justin DunnRHPSEAAA2020
116Cole RoedererOFCHCA2022
117Josh Jung3BTEXRK2021
118Austin BeckOFOAKA+2021
119Geraldo PerdomoSSARIA2021
120Dustin MayRHPLADAAA2020
121Isaac ParedesSS/3BDETAA2020
122J.B. BukauskasRHPHOUAA2020
123Sherten Apostel3BTEXA2021
124Jorge MateoSSOAKAAA2019
125Hans CrouseRHPTEXA2021
126Spencer HowardRHPPHIA+2020
127Brent RookerOF/1BMINAAA2019
128Edward CabreraRHPMIAA+2021
129Jon DuplantierRHPARIMLB2019
130Misael UrbinaOFMINRK2023
131Corbin CarrollOFARIRK2022
132Alex FaedoRHPDETAA2020
133Antonio CabelloOFNYYRK2023
134Luis GarciaSSPHIA2022
135Everson PereiraOFNYYRK2022
136Wander JavierSSMINA2022
137Jordan BalazovicRHPMINA+2021
138Randy ArozarenaOFSTLAAA2019
139Hudson Potts3BSDAA2020
140Mason DenaburgRHPWASRK2021
141Julio Pablo MartinezOFTEXA+2021
142Erick PenaOFKC-2024
143Ethan HankinsRHPCLERK2022
144Noelvi MarteSSSEARK2023
145Ryan WeathersLHPSDA2021
146Bubba ThompsonOFTEXA+2021
147Bryan RocchioSSCLEA-2021
148Daniel EspinoRHPCLERK2023
149Franklin PerezRHPDETA+2021
150Brett Baty3BNYMRK2022
151Ryan McKennaOFBALAA2020
152Robert PuasonSSOAK-2024
153Jackson RutledgeRHPWASRK2023
154Evan White1BSEAAA2020
155Tarik SkubalLHPDETAA2020
156Bryse WilsonRHPATLMLB2019
157Bryan AbreuRHPHOUAA2020
158Elehuris Montero3BSTLAA2020
159M.J. MelendezCKCA+2021
160Nick Solak2BTBAAA2020
161Jahmai Jones2B/OFLAAAA2020
162Seuly MatiasOFKCA+2021
163Braxton GarrettLHPMIAA+2021
164Mike SianiOFCINA2021
165Willi CastroSSDETAAA2019
166Tyler Nevin1BCOLAA2020
167Kody Hoese3BLADRK2022
168Leody TaverasOFTEXAA2020
169Ryan RolisonLHPCOLA+2021
170Miguel Vargas3BLADA2021
171Austin HaysOFBALAAA2020
172Lazaro ArmenterosOFOAKA+2021
173Bayron LoraOFTEX-2024
174Michel BaezRHPSDAA2020
175Akil BaddooOFMINA+2021
176Nick LodoloLHPCINRK2021
177Jake McCarthyOFARIA+2021
178Ronaldo HernandezCTBA+2021
179Brice TurangSSMILA2021
180Justus SheffieldLHPSEAAA2020
181Alexander VargasSSNYYRK2023
182Jackson KowarRHPKCAA2020
183Corey RayOFMILAAA2020
184Ryan ViladeSSCOLA+2021
185Shervyen NewtonSSNYMA2021
186Nick Pratto1BKCA+2021
187Luis Alexander BasabeOFCHWAA2020
188Tirso OrnelasOFSDA+2021
189Sean MurphyCOAKAAA2020
190Sean HjelleRHPSFA+2021
191Edward OlivaresOFSDAA2020
192Isan Diaz2BMIAAAA2019
193Kyle LewisOFSEAAA2020
194Anderson TejedaSSTEXA+2021
195Orelvis MartinezSSTORRK2023
196Logan AllenLHPSDMLB2019
197Mariel BautistaOFCINA2021
198D'Shawn KnowlesOFLAARK2022
199Brennan MaloneRHPARIRK2023
200Shed Long2BSEAAAA2019
201Taylor WallsSSTBAA2020
202Clarke SchmidtRHPNYYA+2021
203Greg JonesSSTBRK2022
204Adam KloffensteinRHPTORRK2021
205Jonathan Ornelas2B/SS/OFTEXA2021
206Shane McClanahanLHPTBA2021
207Parker MeadowsOFDETA2021
208Luis Toribio3BSFRK2023
209Jose SiriOFCINAAA2020
210Jonathan LoaisigaRHPNYYAAA2019
211Bryson StottSSPHIRK2022
212Tony SantillanRHPCINAA2020
213Matthew AllanRHPNYMRK2023
214Josh NaylorOF/1BSDMLB2019
215Gabriel RodriguezSSCLERK2023
216Trent GrishamOFMILAAA2020
217Adam HaseleyOFPHIAAA2019
218Will SmithCLADMLB2019
219Keoni CavacoSSMINRK2023
220Anthony KayLHPNYMAAA2019
221Mauricio DubonSS/2BMILAAA2020
222Terrin VavraSSCOLA2021
223Dane DunningRHPCHWAA2021
224Cal MitchellOFPITA+2021
225Kyle IsbelOFKCA+2021
226William ContrerasCATLA+2021
227D.J. PetersOFLADAAA2020
228Tucupita Marcano2BSDA2021
229Miguel AmayaCCHCA+2021
230Alek ManoahRHPTORRK2022
231Abraham Toro3BHOUAA2020
232Taylor WidenerRHPARIAAA2019
233Lucius FoxSSTBAA2020
234Lolo SanchezOFPITA2021
235Sam HilliardOFCOLAAA2020
236Will WilsonSSLAARK2022
237Blake RutherfordOFCHWAA2020
238Kyle MullerLHPATLAA2020
239Griffin ConineOFTORA2021
240Michael Toglia1BCOLRK2022
241Brock DeatherageOFDETA+2021
242Andres MunozRHPSDAAA2019
243Freudis NovaSSHOUA2021
244Gilberto JimenezOFBOSRK2023
245Chavez YoungOFTORA+2021
246Kevin AlcantaraOFNYYRK2023
247Adam HallSSBALA2021
248Tony GonsolinRHPLADAAA2019
249Owen MillerSSSDAA2020
250Antoni FloresSSBOSRK2023

Photo/Video Credit: Robert Robinson (Featured Image)

Eric Cross is the lead MLB/Fantasy Baseball writer and MiLB prospect analyst for FantraxHQ and has been with the site since March 2017. In the past, he wrote for FantasyPros and FanSided. He is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) and a contributor in the best-selling Fantasy Baseball Black Book. For more from Eric, check out his author page and follow him on Twitter @EricCross04.


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54 Comments
  1. Brad M. says

    Awesome list! Thanks for the hard work. I love the aggressive ranking of K. Robinson (#32) and C. Pache (#43). This is the highest I’ve seen A. Beck (#125) this year- hoping he breaks out in ’19. Personally hoping Duplantier and Singer are under rated here. How close were J. Groome and Spencer Howard to making this list?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Thanks Brad. Groome is in the 275-300 range and Howard 300-350.

  2. Dana E Bowman says

    Awesome list thanks for putting it up. I have 3 of the top 150 on my team now !!

    1. Eric Cross says

      You’re very welcome!

  3. wayne says

    Thanks for your time. Im a bit surprised by M Keller ranking being lower then I would expect. He out performed his numbers in AAA when you take a deeper look. I think it was 8 out of 11 starts he gave up 2 or less Earned runs. His first 2 were bad but then he looked like his old self. I do note that he used his fastball quite a bit. He needs to work on his changeup but his curve should be a plus pitch. Maybe , your right. I was a bit higher on him.

    Thanks,
    Wayne

  4. Jason Sullivan says

    You have Nolan Gorman at #16 and Jonathan India at #18. Everything I read has them close together with the order switching a based on who is writing the list. the thing that I then the question is what do you see that is so different from Alec Bohm than Gorman and India?

    1. Eric Cross says

      When comparing Gorman to Bohm, I see Gorman hitting for much more power. AVG will likely be close, but Gorman has the upside for 40+ HR while Bohm is more of a 30 HR guy IMO. India is different. He should hit for the same AVG or maybe a touch more than Bohm, slightly behind in power, but also adds in 20-25 SB potential which gives him the advantage over Bohm.

  5. Dustin Richards says

    Dustin May: One of the only lists I haven’t seen him in the top 100, let alone 189…yikes

    1. Eric Cross says

      Screams mid-rotation arm for me. If he could develop his changeup and miss more bats, he’d be a top-100 type guy for me. But he just screams #3 guy to me.

  6. Baseball 365 Member says

    Great list, which has helped me prepare for my FYPD. Where would you put guys like Bo Naylor, Luis Oviedo, Blaze Alexander, and Daniel Lynch? Thanks.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Thank-you. Blaze and Lynch in the 275-300 range, Naylor around 325, Oviedo 350

      1. Steve says

        Dude you’ve got lynch #98, just a heads up

        1. Eric Cross says

          Yes I do. Not sure what your comment means.

        2. Jerry Czzowitz says

          Eric was responding to a question about Lynch from his preseason ranking on Feb 2nd. This is now his mid season rankings

  7. Kennan Hazeltine says

    Great list, thanks for the effort put into it. Where do you have Pavin Smith and Miguel Amaya?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Thank you! It was a lot of fun putting this together. Amaya is at #185, Smith would be around 350 or so.

  8. J Flynn says

    Love the rankings. Are you planning an update before the season begins?

  9. Danny says

    Any significant changes from the start of the year?

  10. Andrew says

    Biggio at #74 isn’t on CHC.

    1. Eric Cross says

      yes, that was an error that was fixed.

  11. Guy says

    Two quick questions. First with Rutschman being a C do you think that Vaughn’s bat is that much better or does the position scarcity at C maybe equalize it a bit (fantasy). Second, what are your longer vies of Jasson Dominguez?

    1. Eric Cross says

      I think Vaughn has a slightly better hit tool and slightly more power. That’s the main reason why he’s ranked higher, but Rutschman being a catcher does play into it a little , but not a lot.

      1. Sal says

        I have #1 pick in my FYPD. Who do I take adley, Vaughn or jasson Dominguez?.. FYI I don’t have a quality catcher, my current 1b are Voit and trey Mancini

        1. Eric Cross says

          I have them ranked Vaughn, JD, Adley. Adley is fine to take at 1 if you need a catcher.

  12. Justin C says

    Dustin May at 120? He just got promoted to AAA. He should at least be top 75 or so. Why so low on him?

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’m not as high on his overall arsenal and command as others. He’s a solid #3 IMO, but not a future top of the rotation starter. I’m one of the lower people in the industry on him. Like him, just don’t love him long-term.

  13. Dynasty Nerd says

    Good list, biggest thing that really surprises me is Jake Fraley ahead of Alec Bohm… Bohm is a more highly regarded prospect than Fraley, and additionally (for fantasy purposes), Bohm is a bat first corner IF guy, while Fraley is a CFer.
    too low for me: Josh Naylor, Logan Allen, Ronaldo Hernandez, Keibert Ruiz, and Dustin May…
    A few guys I’d have added: Luis Arraez, Andrew Knizner, Aramis Ademan, Cole Tucker, Connor Scott, Jeisson Rosario, Wil Crowe, Jhoan Duran, Keegan Akin, Cionel Perez
    Sleepers: Tahnaj Thomas, Roansy Contreras

    Pretty good list though, those were just the biggest things I noticed.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Thanks for your feedback. I’ve been watching a lot of Fraley and think he can hit for around the same AVG as Bohm with less power, but more speed. Long-term, they’re probably pretty close overall. Most of the guys you listed would be in my next 50-75 or so.

    2. Troy W says

      I am really surprised with his avg and OBP (depending the league) that as a catcher Knizner is not on there. I also love Brenton Doyle for fantasy OF.

  14. Taylor Holiday says

    Cronenworth and Rojas? Products of the new ball or potential Brandon Lowe/Jeff McNeil impact?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Little of both. I cans see each having an impact at the MLB level, but the upside for both isn’t overly high.

  15. Avery Martini says

    Love the rankings and the work! No Alzolay on this list? not a fan?

    1. Eric Cross says

      I do like Alzolay, but he’s merely a back-end SP in my eyes. He’d be in the 350 range.

  16. TO says

    You got a blurb on Jhon Torres if you have heard anything?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Ranked Torres #114. Love his blend of hit, power, and speed. Think he could be a .280/25/15 type at peak. Has struggled in his first taste of Single-A ball, but the skills are rock solid.

  17. Dynasty 123 says

    Any thoughts on Josh Rojas or Alejandro Kirk?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Average contact skills for Rojas, but with a sound plate approach and above-average speed. Projects as a backup/utility infielder.

      Kirk has above-average contact skills and limits strikeouts well. Double-digit pop. Not a great defender though, so not sure how he fits in defensively.

  18. Malicious Phenoms says

    Great list Eric. Thought Jose Siri would be ranked higher. I love the power/speed guys. Hopefully Siri will be better at AAA in the 2nd half..

    1. Eric Cross says

      I couldn’t justify it with his contact skills and plate approach. If those areas improve, he’d shoot back up my rankings quite a bit.

  19. Codie B says

    Great list! You do a fantastic job imop. You have Kristian Robinson and George Valera very high. What is your take on both? You, also, have Vientos higher than most? Lastly, what have you seen about J Pablo Martinez to not have dropped him more?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Thanks Codie. Robinson has plus-plus power upside with an above-average hit tool. Valera reverse of that. Should hit for a very high average with above-average to plus raw power. I’m a believer in Vientos’ hit tool and power potential to become a .280/25 threat down the road, maybe more. I’ve already dropped JPM quite a bit. With the bat speed and barrel control I saw from him originally, I’m not ready to drop him out of my 250 yet.

  20. Mark says

    Where do you rank Luis Gil?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Gil didn’t miss by much. He’d likely be in the 275 range.

      1. Mark says

        Thank you Eric, I’m very high on him too, just hopinh he can stick as a starter.

  21. Cedric Walter says

    Great list Eric, question what are the rules for making the list? For example, when you do your 2020 list, are players not eligible for the list if they serve any time in MLB, or certain plate appearances/IP?

    Thanks

    1. Eric Cross says

      Thank you Cedric! I go off the MLB guidelines which is greater than 130 AB, 50 IP, or 45 days on the active roster (September excluded). Once a player exceeds these, they become ineligible.

      1. Cedric Walter says

        Thanks Eric! Also when do you expect to have an updated list for 2020? Plan on trying to use this list for my Fantasy league.

        1. Eric Cross says

          My next update will be on the Monday after the Superbowl. Maybe sneak it into late-January. Depending on when I finish my team by team top-30s.

          1. Cedric Walter says

            Hey Eric – great list thanks for publishing so quickly! Question on Yordan’s eligibility for this list, he seems to have had more than 130 AB’s and 45 days on the active roster outside of September? What am I missing?

          2. Eric Cross says

            You’re looking at my 2019 mid-season update. My new 2020 pre-season update came out today. Check it out on the Fantraxhq homepage at http://www.fantraxhq.com.

  22. TheMonkeyMan23 says

    josiah gray? easily top 100

    1. Eric Cross says

      This was my mid-season update. Lot has changed since then. Gray is borderline top-100 for me now.

  23. Chris Thomas says

    Eric, just read your top 25 Blue Jay list. Very well written. As an English teacher a pet peeve is when people add the letter “s” to words, especially written words. So, FYI, there is no “s” on the word toward. Or almost all words ended in “ward.” IE: to, for , back, after, in, on, up…and anyway. But enjoyed your insights.

    1. Eric Cross says

      I appreciate the kind words and thank you for this. This is something I often unintentionally do. Thanks for reading!

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