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Top-400 Fantasy Baseball Prospects For Dynasty Leagues: June 2022

A massive part of fantasy baseball dynasty leagues always has been and always will be prospects. No matter if you’re a diehard to the format or relatively new, everyone loves prospects and wants to establish a rock-solid core on their dynasty team. Having a top-notch farm system can help you replenish when you’re Major Leaguers start to decline and can keep you competitive year after year. And that’s the goal, right? We play dynasty fantasy baseball to have fun and to win. If you play to lose, then I’m not sure why you’re playing, to be honest. So, with all that said, it’s time to dive into an updated top-400 fantasy baseball prospects list on the world. Hopefully, this list helps you build a dominant farm now and into the future.

The 2022 season is off to a quick start, both in the Majors and in the minor leagues as well. We’re seeing plenty of notable prospects off to cold starts and the usual batch of new pop up and breakout names. Where do they all fall in my updated top-400 rankings? Let’s dig in.

What Factors Into These Rankings?

  1. Proximity: For this list, proximity factors in somewhat, but this is mostly geared toward overall potential.
  2. Upside: Ceiling and floor are weighed at around a 2/3 to 1/3 split.
  3. System: The more I’ve learned, the more it has become very apparent that the system these prospects are in matters. If a franchise doesn’t have a great track record developing certain types of prospects or vice versa, that factors in to a degree.
  4. Key Tools (Hitters): We all love the flashy prospects that have the potential to put up gaudy numbers, but that can’t be all we look for. For hitters, I’ve really started factoring in a prospect’s hit tool more heavily. Below-average contact skills or plate approach can really limit a player’s power/speed upside.
  5. Key Tools (Pitchers): In my time doing this, command has become more and more important in my eyes. That’s why you’ll see certain pitchers a little lower than you might think. I’ll take a pitcher that throws 93-94 with plus command over 96-97 with spotty command any day of the week.

Notable Risers (Hitters)

Ezequiel Tovar (SS – COL), Gunnar Henderson (SS – BAL), Joey Wiemer (OF – MIL), Elly De La Cruz (SS – CIN), Jackson Chourio (OF – MIL), Ceddanne Rafaela (OF – BOS), Masyn Winn (SS – STL), Luisangel Acuña (MI – TEX), Ezequiel Duran (2B – TEX), Esteury Ruiz (OF – SDP), Edwin Arroyo (SS – SEA), Emmanuel Rodriguez (MIN), Michael Massey (2B – KCR), Kyle Stowers (OF – BAL), Alec Burleson (OF – STL)

Notable Risers (Pitchers)

Brayan Bello (BOS), Ricky Tiedemann (TOR), Caleb Kilian (CHC), Hunter Brown (HOU)

Notable Fallers

Kahlil Watson (SS – MIA), Luis Matos (OF – SFG), Oswald Peraza (SS – NYY), Austin Martin (SS/OF – MIN), Jhonkensy Noel (1B – CLE), Garrett Mitchell (OF – MIL), Blake Walston (LHP – ARI), Sixto Sánchez (RHP – MIA), Matt Brash (RHP – SEA)

Top Additions

Christopher Morel (2B/3B – CHC), Logan O’Hoppe (C – PHI), Matt Gorski (OF – PIT), Kyle Manzardo (1B – TBR), Spencer Steer (INF – MIN), Gavin Stone (RHP – LAD), James Outman (OF – LAD), Hao Yu Lee (INF – PHI), Bryce Miller (RHP – SEA)

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Top-400 Fantasy Baseball Prospects – Updated 6/13/2022

Qualifications: 130 MLB AB or less, 50 MLB IP or less, 45 days or less on the active roster

RankPlayerPositionMLB TeamAgeETAPrev
1Corbin CarrollOFARI21.920233
2Riley GreeneOFDET21.820226
3Robert Hassell IIIOFSDP20.920234
4C.J. AbramsSSSDP21.8Debuted8
5Adley RutschmanCBAL24.4Debuted9
6Anthony VolpeSSNYY21.220237
7Jordan LawlarSSARI20202415
8Ezequiel TovarSSCOL20.9202374
9Grayson RodriguezRHPBAL22.6202311
10Jordan Walker3BSTL20.1202319
11Shane BazRHPTBR23Debuted12
12Royce LewisSSMIN23.1Debuted29
13Daniel EspinoRHPCLE21.5202316
14Alek ThomasOFARI22.2Debuted17
15Gunnar HendersonSSBAL21202250
16Oneil CruzSSPIT23.8Debuted23
17Marco LucianoSSSFG20.8202314
18Vinnie Pasquantino1BKCR24.7202234
19Noelvi MarteSSSEA20.720235
20George KirbyRHPSEA24.4Debuted18
21Zac VeenOFCOL20.6202313
22Miguel Vargas1B/3BLAD22.6202232
23Marcelo MayerSSBOS19.6202425
24Joey WiemerOFMIL23.4202352
25Triston Casas1BBOS22.5202221
26Josh Jung3BTEX24.4202228
27Eury PerezRHPMIA19.2202348
28Pete Crow-ArmstrongOFCHC20.3202451
29Nolan Gorman2B/3BSTL22.2Debuted35
30Brady HouseSSWAS19.1202433
31Elly De La Cruz3B/SSCIN20.5202471
32Michael Harris IIOFATL21.3Debuted31
33Nick Yorke2BBOS20.3202336
34Francisco AlvarezCNYM20.6202341
35Josh LoweOFTBR24.4Debuted26
36Henry DavisCPIT22.8202347
37Cristian HernandezSSCHC18.6202540
38Austin WellsCNYY23202345
39Kahlil WatsonSSMIA19.2202420
40Gabriel MorenoCTOR22.4Debuted43
41Max MeyerRHPMIA23.3202227
42Luis MatosOFSFG20.4202422
43Nick Gonzales2BPIT23.1202330
44Brennen DavisOFCHC22.7202237
45Tyler SoderstromC/1BOAK20.6202354
46Gavin WilliamsRHPCLE22.9202361
47Andy PagesOFLAD21.6202357
48Kyle HarrisonLHPSFG20.9202460
49Jose Miranda2B/3B/1BMIN24Debuted38
50Vidal Brujan2B/OFTBR24.4Debuted53
51Jasson DominguezOFNYY19.4202467
52Colton CowserOFBAL22.3202342
53Nick LodoloLHPCIN24.4Debuted55
54Jackson ChourioOFMIL18.32025214
55Michael Busch2BLAD24.7202263
56Adael AmadorSSCOL19.2202486
57Coby Mayo3BBAL20.6202349
58Kevin AlcantaraOFCHC20202475
59Jack LeiterRHPTEX22.2202339
60Juan Yepez1BSTL24.4Debuted88
61Roansy ContrerasRHPPIT22.7Debuted79
62Brayan BelloRHPBOS23.1202287
63George ValeraOFCLE21.6202289
64Andrew PainterRHPPHI19.2202483
65Dustin Harris1B/3BTEX23202382
66Taj BradleyRHPTBR21.3202384
67MJ MelendezCKCR23.6Debuted65
68Matt McLainSSCIN22.9202385
69Mick AbelRHPPHI20.9202364
70Cristhian VaqueroOFWAS17.8202678
71Bobby MillerRHPLAD23.2202266
72Brayan Rocchio2B/SSCLE21.5202362
73Jackson JobeRHPDET19.9202490
74Curtis Mead1B/3BTBR21.7202373
75James WoodOFSDP19.82024100
76Ceddanne RafaelaOFBOS21.82023143
77Liover PegueroSSPIT21.5202394
78Masyn WinnSS/RHPSTL20.32024121
79Luisangel AcunaSSTEX20.32023158
80Orelvis MartinezSS/3BTOR20.6202368
81Harry FordCSEA19.4202459
82Sal FrelickOFMIL22.22023102
83Ezequiel Duran2BTEX23.1Debuted149
84Diego CartayaCLAD20.82024104
85Nick Pratto1BKCR23.7202269
86Cole HenryRHPWAS232022117
87Esteury RuizOFSDP23.42023210
88DL HallLHPBAL23.8202397
89Edwin ArroyoSSSEA18.92024166
90Jonathan Aranda1B/2B/3BTBR24.12023108
91Emmanuel RodriguezOFMIN19.32023216
92Edward CabreraRHPMIA24.2Debuted109
93Christopher Morel2B/3BCHC232024NR
94Pedro LeonOF/SSHOU24.12022101
95Trey Sweeney3B,SSNYY22.2202381
96Quinn PriesterRHPPIT21.82023110
97Ronny MauricioSSNYM21.22022112
98Peyton BattenfieldRHPCLE24.9202299
99Brett Baty3BNYM22.6202393
100Emerson HancockRHPSEA23.12022103
101Benny MontgomeryOFCOL19.8202576
102Cade CavalliRHPWAS23.9202295
103James TriantosSS/3BCHC19.42024115
104Blaze Jordan1B/3BBOS19.52024147
105Mark Vientos3BNYM22.62023118
106Oswald PerazaSSNYY22.1202358
107Zack Gelof3BOAK22.72023165
108DJ HerzLHPCHC21.52023163
109Ricky TiedemannLHPTOR19.92024172
110Austin MartinSS/OFMIN23.3202277
111Logan T. AllenLHPCLE23.82023107
112Justin Foscue2BTEX23.32023122
113Matthew LiberatoreLHPSTL22.7Debuted123
114Victor AcostaSSSDP18.12025124
115Caleb KilianRHPCHC25.1Debuted184
116Everson PereiraOFNYY21.2202391
117Jay AllenOFCIN19.62024114
118Michael Massey2BKCR24.32023217
119Brandon WilliamsonLHPCIN24.32022120
120Anthony Garcia1BNYY21.82024125
121Deyvison De Los Santos3BARI192024131
122Jhonkensy Noel1B/3BCLE21202480
123Gunnar HoglundRHPOAK22.52023132
124Roderick AriasSSNYY17.82026111
125Vaughn GrissomSSATL21.52023133
126Lonnie White Jr.OFPIT19.52024136
127Cody MorrisRHPCLE25.72022113
128Shea LangeliersCOAK24.62023168
129Jordan GroshansSS,3BTOR22.62023126
130Matt AllanRHPNYM21.22024137
131Felix Valerio2BMIL21.52023185
132Jose RamosOFLAD21.52024141
133Alexander CanarioOFCHC22.22023128
134Evan CarterOFTEX19.82023144
135Josh SmithSSTEX24.9Debuted145
136Kyle StowersOFBAL24.52023218
137Alec BurlesonOFSTL23.62023241
138Garrett MitchellOFMIL23.8202396
139Nelson VelazquezOFCHC23.52023170
140Blake WalstonLHPARI212024105
141Ryan PepiotRHPLAD24.92022146
142Colson MontgomerySSCHW20.32024194
143Moises GomezOFSTL25.42023189
144Hunter BrownRHPHOU23.82023198
145Sixto SanchezRHPMIA23.9Debuted116
146Owen CaissieOFCHC202023182
147Alex RamirezOFNYM19.52023186
148Ricardo CabreraSSCIN17.72026150
149Richie Palacios2B/OFCLE25.1Debuted153
150Reginald PreciadoSS,3BCHC19.12024154
151Eddys LeonardSS/2B/3BLAD21.62023135
152Connor Norby2BBAL22.12024134
153Cole WinnRHPTEX22.62023140
154Peyton BurdickOFMIA25.42022142
155Gabriel GonzalezOFSEA18.32025156
156Junior MarinOFKCR18.32025187
157Logan O'HoppeCPHI22.42023NR
158Isaiah GreeneOFCLE20.82023127
159Matt CanterinoRHPMIN24.62022159
160JJ BledayOFMIA24.6202398
161Matt BrashRHPSEA24.1Debuted119
162Denzel ClarkeOFOAK22.22024171
163Simeon Woods-RichardsonRHPMIN21.82022173
164Alex Binelas3B/1BBOS22.12023174
165Warming Bernabel3BCOL20.12024238
166Ken WaldichukLHPNYY24.52022336
167Jairo PomaresOFSFG21.92023148
168Xavier Edwards2B/3BTBR22.92022175
169Tyler FreemanSSCLE23.12022130
170Kristian RobinsonOFARI21.62023177
171Colt Keith3BDET20.92023317
172Chase PettyRHPCIN19.22024178
173Carlos ColmenarezSSTBR18.62025179
174Jose Tena2B/SS/3BCLE21.32023151
175Owen WhiteRHPTEX22.92023180
176Jordan WestburgSSBAL23.42022183
177Tanner BurnsRHPCLE23.52022188
178Ian Lewis2BMIA19.42025338
179Heliot RamosOFSFG22.82022160
180Elehuris Montero3B/1BCOL23.9Debuted252
181Jackson MerrillSSSDP19.22024207
182Asa LacyLHPKCR23.12023152
183Jonatan ClaseOFSEA20.12024191
184Heriberto HernandezOFTBR22.62023138
185Jose SalasSSMIA19.22023167
186Angel MartinezINFCLE20.42024197
187Alberto RodriguezOFSEA21.72023199
188Greg JonesSSTBR24.32022139
189Joshua BaezOFSTL192024169
190Christian Encarnacion-Strand1BMIN22.62024225
191Randy VasquezRHPNYY26.32023208
192Ethan SmallLHPMIL25.4Debuted202
193Gordon GraceffoRHPSTL22.32023299
194Hedbert PerezOFMIL19.22024129
195Josh WinderRHPMIN25.72022176
196Matt GorskiOFPIT24.52023NR
197Carson WilliamsSSTBR192024305
198Miguel BleisOFBOS18.32025206
199Maxwell MuncySSOAK19.92024262
200Landon KnackRHPLAD252023161
201Gabriel AriasSSCLE22.42022195
202Will BednarRHPSFG22.12023190
203Carlos JorgeSS/2BCIN18.82025211
204Cesar PrietoSSBAL23.22023233
205Jared ShusterLHPATL23.92023268
206Kyle Manzardo1BTBR222023NR
207Seth Beer1B/OFARI25.8Debuted193
208Spencer Steer3B/2B/SSMIN24.62022NR
209Reese OlsonRHPDET22.92023NR
210Nolan Jones3BCLE24.22022223
211Jorbit Vivas2B/3BLAD21.32023230
212Nick BitskoRHPTBR202024200
213Manuel BeltreSSTOR18.12025237
214Drey JamesonLHPARI24.92023201
215Austin HendrickOFCIN21.12023155
216Heston KjerstadOFBAL23.42024212
217Drew RomoCCOL20.82023269
218Gavin StoneRHPLAD23.72022NR
219Sam BachmanRHPLAA22.82023162
220Xzavion CurryRHPCLE23.92023229
221Ismael MenaOFCHC19.62024205
222Jordan Diaz3BOAK21.92023342
223James OutmanOFLAD25.12023NR
224Brandon WalterLHPBOS25.82023231
225Hendry MendezOFMIL18.72025232
226Joey EstesRHPOAK20.72024192
227Bryan Ramos3BCHW20.32023221
228Jordan BalazovicRHPMIN23.82022235
229Lazaro MontesOFSEA17.72026295
230Jacob AmayaSSLAD23.82023249
231Jeter Downs2B/SSBOS23.92022215
232Aaron ZavalaOFTEX222023240
233Jeremy De La RosaOFWAS20.52023261
234Jake EderLHPMIA23.92022243
235Daniel Montesino1B/OFSDP18.42025244
236Hayden WesneskiRHPNYY24.62022245
237Wilman DiazSSLAD18.62025157
238Gilberto JimenezOFBOS222023246
239Won-Bin ChoOFSTL18.92025247
240Hao Yu LeeINFPHI19.42024NR
241Oscar ColasOFCHW23.82024267
242Anthony GutierrezOFTEX17.62026242
243J.T. GinnRHPOAK23.12023196
244A.J. Vukovich3BARI212024250
245Cole WilcoxRHPTBR232023220
246Oswaldo CabreraSSNYY23.32022203
247Aeverson ArteagaSSSFG19.32024251
248Ben KudrnaRHPKCR19.42024271
249Blaine Crim1BTEX252023365
250Bubba ChandlerRHP/SSPIT19.82024264
251Hunter BishopOFSFG242023181
252Osleivis BasabeSSTBR21.82023359
253Dax FultonLHPMIA20.72023226
254Ryan KreidlerSSDET24.62023236
255Luis MedinaRHPNYY23.22022257
256Luis CampusanoCSDP23.8Debuted276
257Ethan HankinsRHPCLE22.12023222
258Bryce MillerRHPSEA23.92023NR
259Ian SeymourRHPTBR23.62023209
260Michael Toglia1BCOL23.92023224
261Werner BlakelySSLAA20.42024313
262Yohendrick PinangoOFCHC20.22024360
263Alex De JesusSSLAD20.32024346
264Travis SwaggertyOFPIT24.92023253
265Zach DeLoachOFSEA23.92023219
266Mike BurrowsRHPPIT22.62023NR
267Cooper Kinney2BTBR19.42024263
268Ryan MurphyRHPSFG22.72022285
269Colin BarberOFHOU21.62023NR
270Matthew LugoMIBOS21.22023351
271Ivan HerreraCSTL22.12022339
272Ryne NelsonRHPARI24.42023265
273Ky BushLHPLAA22.62024357
274Matt WallnerOFMIN24.62022NR
275Junior CamineroINFTBR192024325
276Royber SalinasRHPATL21.22024354
277Samuel ZavalaOFSDP182024266
278Cal MitchellOFPIT23.3DebutedNR
279Michael McGreevyRHPSTL222023309
280Alejandro OsunaOFTEX19.72025NR
281Luis RodriguezOFLAD19.82024270
282Brandon PfaadtRHPARI23.72023376
283Andrew AbbottLHPCIN23.12023399
284Ed HowardSSCHC20.42023275
285Ji-Hwan Bae2B/SSPIT22.92023366
286Bryce Ball1BCHC242023302
287Kameron MisnerOFTBR24.52023228
288John RhodesOFBAL21.92024382
289Cristian SantanaSS/3BDET18.62024279
290Joshua MearsOFSDP21.42023227
291William BergollaSSPHI17.72026281
292Jordan NwoguOFCHC23.32023282
293Daylen LileOFWAS19.62024283
294Endy RodriguezCPIT22.12024256
295Darell HernaizSSBAL20.92024286
296Carmen MlodzinskiRHPPIT23.42022239
297Izaac Pacheco3BDET19.62024332
298Jerar EncarnacionOFMIA24.72022369
299Dominic FletcherOFARI24.82023NR
300Yoelqui CespedesOFCHW24.82023310
301Jared JonesRHPPIT18.92023289
302Canaan Smith-NjigbaOFPIT23.22023278
303Cade MarloweOFSEA252023260
304Christian FranklinOFCHC22.62023291
305David HamiltonSSBOS24.82023272
306Bo NaylorCCLE22.42023NR
307Ethan WilsonOFPHI22.72023292
308Nick LoftinSSKCR23.82023323
309Jose RodriguezSSCHW21.12023254
310Ryan CusickRHPOAK22.62023274
311Yainer DiazCHOU23.82023319
312Louie VarlandRHPMIN24.62023335
313Gabriel MartinezOFTOR19.92025NR
314Slade CecconiRHPARI232022204
315Brenton DoyleOFCOL24.12023248
316Hudson HaskinOFBAL23.52023273
317Kody Clemens2BDET26.12023348
318Joe MackCMIA19.52024296
319Euribiel Angeles2B/3B/SSOAK20.12024277
320Carson TuckerSSCLE20.42024297
321Drew WatersOFATL23.52022234
322Tyler Black2BMIL21.92023300
323Wilmer FloresRHPDET21.42023NR
324Robert GasserRHPSDP23.12024284
325Casey Schmitt3BSFG23.12023NR
326Jeferson QueroCMIL19.72024303
327Bryce JarvisRHPARI24.52023259
328Frank MozzicatoLHPKCR192024307
329Ty MaddenRHPDET22.42023308
330Dylan SmithRHPDET22.12024314
331Adam MackoLHPSEA21.52023361
332Jordan WicksLHPCHC22.82023322
333Luis MiesesOFCHW22.12024NR
334Dyan JorgeSSCOL19.32026385
335Maximo AcostaSSTEX19.72024287
336Seth JohnsonRHPTBR23.82023NR
337Tony BlancoOFPIT17.12026326
338Rayne DonconSSLAD18.82025328
339Jose TorresSSCIN22.82023NR
340Norge VeraRHPCHW22.12024330
341Johan RojasOFPHI21.92023255
342Sem RobberseRHPTOR20.72023389
343Grant McCrayOFSFG21.62023NR
344Tyler WhitakerOFHOU19.92024NR
345Brennan MaloneRHPPIT21.82023331
346Daniel VazquezSSKCR18.62024334
347Tink HenceRHPSTL19.92024NR
348Enmanuel Valdez2B/3BHOU23.52022NR
349Tanner BibeeRHPCLE23.32024NR
350Arol VeraSSLAA19.82024280
351Forrest WhitleyRHPHOU24.82022294
352Elijah DunhamOFNYY24.12023NR
353Jeferson EspinalOFARI20.12024340
354Patrick BaileyCSFG23.12023341
355Diego BenitezSSATL17.62026345
356Lenyn SosaSSCHW22.42023NR
357Cooper Bowman2BNYY22.42023394
358Graham AshcraftRHPCIN24.4Debuted350
359Zack ThompsonLHPSTL24.72023353
360Clarke SchmidtRHPNYY26.4Debuted298
361Misael UrbinaOFMIN20.22024356
362Leandro Cedeno1BARI23.92023395
363Dillon DinglerCDET23.82023258
364Corey RosierOFSDP22.82024358
365Kerry CarpenterOFDET24.82023NR
366Shay WhitcombSSHOU23.82023329
367Anthony SolometoLHPPIT19.62024362
368Taylor DollardRHPSEA23.32023NR
369Brice TurangSSMIL22.62023363
370Maddux BrunsLHPLAD202024364
371Yosver ZuluetaRHPTOR24.42025NR
372Denzer GuzmanSSLAA18.42025NR
373Oscar GonzalezOFCLE24.52022NR
374Yanquiel FernandezOFCOL19.52024386
375Roberto CamposOFDET19.12024367
376Mason Martin1BPIT23.12023290
377Armando CruzSSWAS18.52024NR
378Chase SilsethRHPLAA22.1Debuted384
379Tucker BradleyOFKCR24.22023NR
380Kala'i RosarioOFMIN202024368
381Wilderd PatinoOFARI212025370
382Connor PhillipsRHPCIN21.22023NR
383Andry LaraRHPWAS19.52025344
384Konnor PilkingtonLHPCLE24.82022NR
385Kyle MullerLHPATL24.7DebutedNR
386Alex SantosRHPHOU20.42024374
387Brayan BuelvasOFOAK20.12024377
388Luis GilRHPNYY24.1Debuted321
389Samad Taylor2BTOR242022327
390Milan TolentinoSSCLE20.62024NR
391AJ Smith-ShawverRHPATL19.62025NR
392Kyle HurtRHPLAD24.12023380
393Antoine KellyLHPMIL22.62022NR
394Jack SuwinskiOFPIT23.9Debuted392
395Chayce McDermottRHPHOU23.92023NR
396Dahian SantosRHPTOR19.32025NR
397Gage Workman3BDET22.72023315
398Alexander RamirezOFLAA19.82024347
399George FelizOFSEA19.82024NR
400Jose ButtoRHPNYM24.32023381

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230 Comments
  1. justin kecxon says

    IMO Casey mize and Daley rutschman are top ten locks. Switch them with Luciano and Robinson is my hot take.

    1. Billy B says

      Casey Mize is terrible, so overrated

  2. Gordy Meyers says

    Did Urquidy not make the cut or was he not eligible? Thanks.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Eligible but didn’t make the list. Projects as a decent #4 type starter for me but I don’t project an overly high ceiling.

      1. JT says

        guys who throw strikes but don’t throw hard are always undervalued. But guys that throw 100 but can’t find the zone are ranked in the top 100 because of “upside”. Guess we will see on Urquidy but to not have him ranked on here is a little odd. Appreciate the work nonetheless.

        1. Eric Cross says

          Thanks JT. I’m just not super high on Urquidy. Looks like a #4 type of starter to me.

  3. Jon Kauffmann-Kennel says

    Keibert Ruiz?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Not overly high on him. Would be in my 300-350 range. Doesn’t impact the ball enough nto be a major impact bat. Contact skills and approach are sound, but he projects as a .280/10-12 HR bat for me.

  4. Gordy Meyers says

    Would you care to speculate on 2020 draftees? Torkelson, Hancock, Martin – top 100, 75, 50? Thanks.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Hey Gordy. Tork and Martin would probably be top 20-25. Hancock more around 30-35.

  5. Eric says

    Victor Victor Mesa is off the radar now for dynasty? Is that mainly due to being 23 and not an impresive 2019?

    1. Eric Cross says

      The skillset suggests low-end regular or 4th OF to me. Nothing to get excited about for dynasty.

  6. DANIEL P BERNDT says

    No Seth Corry or joe Ryan?

    1. Eric Cross says

      They’re in the 325-350 range. Ryan dominated as a 23yo in A/A+ mostly. Want to see him do it against more advanced competition.

  7. PAUL HUDSON says

    No Jose De la Cruz?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Considered him. He wouldn’t be far off.

  8. Jeff says

    What about Joey Cantillo?

    1. Eric Cross says

      He didn’t miss by much. Would be in top-300.

  9. John Cal says

    Where do you rank Colton Welker and Jhailyn Ortiz?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Welker around 300-325, Ortiz more in the 450-500 range.

  10. BB says

    Great list

    What’s your thoughts on upside of
    Maximo acosta , Aaron bracho and luisangel acuna

    1. Eric Cross says

      All have very high offensive upside with top-25 overall potential. Acuna is very different from his brother but has a nice hit/speed combination. Bracho has the most power here, and Acosta the best all-around offensive tools.

      1. BB says

        thanks for some good news on those 3

        Same question not as exciting list , looking for upside

        Jared Oliva
        George Kirby
        Clarke schmidt
        Joe Ryan

        Thanks again keep the info coming

  11. BB says

    Thanks for the feedback on those 3 .. same question not as exciting list

    Looking for upside if any

    Jared Oliva
    George Kirby
    Clark schmidt
    Joe Ryan

    Keep the info coming

    Twisted dynasty

    1. Eric Cross says

      Love Oliva. .275/10/30 upside and very underrated. Same with Kirby and Schmidt. Both project as high-end #3 starters and Kirby’s floor is ridiculously high.

  12. Peter Choras says

    My AL only League Team is heading into the Freeze Day with the below prospects. I can only Stash 2.

    M. Kopech
    M. Manning
    R. Mountcastle
    N. Gordon

    I wanted to get your feedback on which 2 you think have the highest ceiling.

    Thanks

    -Pete

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’d go with Kopech and Manning. Gordon projects more as a backup infielder for me at this poing and Mountcastle is a good offensive talent, but can’t match the upside of Manning or Kopech.

      1. Peter Choras says

        Thanks for the feedback, I enjoyed reading through this Website.

  13. Greg says

    Did I miss Ethan Hankins from this list?

    1. Greg says

      I did… 105. Disregard.

  14. JP says

    Dynasty league
    12 prospects roster…currently stashing 20 of them. Gotta cut 8. Would like ur advice

    Grant Lavigne
    Angelo Amendolare
    Aaron Bracho
    Yoshi Tsutsugo
    Willie Castro
    Jaylin Davis
    Brent Rooker
    Bobby Bradley
    Ryan Mountcastle
    Yusniel Diaz
    Monte Harrison
    Alex Kiriloff
    Cristian Pache
    Justin Dunn
    Alex Faedo
    MacKenzie Gore
    Hunter Greene
    Jay Groome
    Franklin Perez
    Ryan Rolison

    Thanks

    1. Eric Cross says

      I would cut Davis, Castro, Amendolare, Bradley, Diaz, Perez, Rooker, Rolison, Faedo.

  15. Jordan says

    Hey Eric! Just wanted to say thank you and keep up the good work! I’m in a dynasty league with a pretty shallow amount of prospects rostered on each team (maybe 3-4 per team). My team was stagnant the last few years so decided to blow it up and rebuild. Started following you last offseason and I jumped on a few guys early at your recommendation and now my prospect pool is by far the best my league has ever seen and I’m looking pretty solid for the future. J-Rod, Luciano, K-Rob, Kirilloff, Waters, Brujan, Whitley, Manning, Pearson, May, Puk (plus the addition of one of the top FYPD players this upcoming draft) is pretty filthy if you ask me. Thanks again and keep up the great work!

    1. Eric Cross says

      Thank you Jordan! Happy to help and appreciate the support.

  16. BB says

    2 more upside only rankings

    Pitchers 1 – 3

    Whitley
    Luzardo
    Manning

    Bats 1-4

    Jasson Dominguez
    Luciano
    Abrams
    Kristian Robinson

    Twisted dynasty

    1. Eric Cross says

      In order: Whitley, Luzardo, Manning. Dominguez, Robinson, Luciano, Abrams.

      1. BB says

        Thanks again

        Just curious

        No Andres Munoz on the list ?

        1. Eric Cross says

          Munoz is no longer prospect eligible.

          1. MJL says

            23ip. is it because of service time?

          2. Eric Cross says

            For some reason, I can’t see what player you’re referencing….

  17. Danny says

    Dynasty league: curious and interested in your opinion about Kirk olivares and Herrera

  18. Isaac Klein says

    Alex Vesia?
    What are your opinions on guys like Seth Corry, Joe Ryan, and George Kirby.
    Thanks.

  19. Taylor says

    Currently going through a 30 team dynasty that will roster 50 prospects each. How do you rank these guys on pure upside:

    Gabriel Arias
    Alexfri Planez
    Gabriel Rodriguez
    Jeferson Espinal

    Going off your top 25s it seems like you think Planez has a super high ceiling

  20. Just Wandering says

    By all accounts Wander Franco is in a tier by himself. What would a positive return for him look like?
    Something like Bichette + Kelenic?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Yeah, that’s in the ballpark. Maybe a little much actually.

  21. Greg F. says

    I’m curious to know why you have Robinson and Luciano higher than other publishers. What is so special about them?

  22. Joe says

    With Pardinho going under the knife, how does that effect his projections/rankings? How would you rank the most expendable between E Pardinho, D Kremer, A Kay and L Webb?

  23. bob b says

    i have grown VERY dependent on your Organizational Top-25’s for my national league only keeper league as i think your evaluations are the most spot in in the business.. Are they going to start up again soon ? please 😉 ?

    1. bob says

      Seems american league is complete, post was regarding national league

  24. Adam says

    Hello Eric, Sixto Sanchez is listed as the #22 ranked prospect on MLB Pipeline. Wondering why he’s ranked at #66 in your prospect rankings?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Three reasons for the gap. 1) MLB ranks pitchers more highly than I as they’re ranking on real-life value and not fantasy. With that said, I have Sixto a little lower than most as I question his longterm durability and I want to see him miss more bats.

      1. Adam says

        Thanks for the insight!

  25. James Watson says

    I’m having a really hard time in my fantasy draft on picking between Jo Adell and Dylan Carlson…I am admittedly a Cardinals fan but I want to make the right decision!!! Any feedback is greatly appreciated!!!

    1. Eric Cross says

      While I do like Carlson, Adell has the higher upside. I’d take him.

  26. Adam Harlander says

    Hey Eric, who would you rather have in a fantasy dynasty league, h2h cats. Liberatore or Gilbert? Any comps for either of them?

    Thanks!

  27. Adam says

    Hey Eric, in a 16 team dynasty league, h2h cats. Who would you prefer between Liberatore or Gilbert? Do you have any comps for them?

    Thanks!

  28. Adam says

    Hello Eric, in a 16 team dynasty league, h2h cats. Who do you like long term between Liberatore or Gilbert? What type of floor/ceilings do they have? Do you have any comps for them?

    Thanks!

    1. Eric Cross says

      I suck with comps, but very high on both. Both have #2 starter upside, but I give the slight edge to Liberatore.

  29. Pat says

    Was Tahnaj Thomas close to making it?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Yes he was. Might be in my new top-250 that comes out in a few weeks. He’s right on that cusp.

  30. brian s lind says

    No love for Matt Tabor? I just drafted a first year dynasty 20 team draft and went prospect heavy. I really don’t feel like pushing my team in 2020 due to the reduced season but am putting a strong emphasis on development and being a top tier team by 2021. Who do you feel has the highest upside between josiah gray, Shane McCalahan, Blake Walston, and Matt Tabor. I also have snell, woodruff, kopech, manning, may, braiylin marquez, and Grayson Rodriguez.

    1. Eric Cross says

      I like Tabor, but not quite on this level. As for upside, I think Walston has the highest upside.

  31. Nuke Laloosh says

    Francisco Morales just outside?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Nah. Not overly high on Morales in general. Probably would be 350-400ish

  32. Justin says

    Hey Eric,

    Was a little surprised to see Baz rated where he was.Are you still high on him? Also tell me more about Garrett Mitchell and what you project him to look like. Thanks for all your work.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Still very high on Baz. Not only does he have nasty stuff, but he’s a good guy with a great idea of what he needs to do to improve. Chatted with him on my podcast back in April.

      Mitchell is interesting. Bigtime athlete with the potential to hit for both power and average if he corrects the hitch in his swing and adds loft. Huge upside but a little risky too.

  33. Colin says

    I believe you have done something similar but would love to see an updated post on who has a chance to vault up the rankings in a singular article. Great stuff and thank you for all the work.

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’ll be doing something like that in the coming weeks.

  34. Haddy says

    Yikes I was feeling great about my open universe draft this year until reading your July update. I got Austin Martin fourth overall followed by Jordan Walker and Mick Abel in the second and third rounds. Felt great about it. But one of my competitors nabbed Zac Veen, Nick Gonzales, Asa Lacy, and Reid Detmers. Devastating to my morale. I think I’ll be okay though since I’m in a rebuild and tanking anyway and do have future stud Jake Bauers stashed in my minors!

  35. Ken says

    Great list Eric!

    Wondering what your thoughts are on Josh Lowe at 142… seems to have plenty of talent, what made you rank him at that spot?

    1. Eric Cross says

      He was nearly a top-100 guy in last update but the combination of his injury plus all the new 2020 draftees entering the list bumped him down to here. Thanks for checking in out and sorry for the delayed reply!

  36. Josh says

    Who to cut can only keep 11 prospect(mind you sold a lot of my team to get these prospects to rebuild)

    Adley Rutchsman
    Andrew Vaughn
    Brendan rodgers
    Jeter downs
    Jordan groshans
    Noelvi Marte
    Brendan Rodgers
    Alec Bohm
    CJ Abrams
    Jasson Dominguez
    Julio Rodriguez
    Dylan Carlson
    Gavin Lux
    Matthew Liberatore
    Forrest Whitley
    Nick Lodolo
    Grayson Rodrigue
    Spencer Howard

    Much help needed!!

    1. Eric Cross says

      This is tough but I’d keep Adley, Vaughn, Marte, Abrams, Jasson, J-Rod, Carlson, Lux, Whitley, Howard, Groshans or Bohm for last one.

  37. Aaron says

    Where do you rate Jorge Mateo now that he plays for the Padres. The Padres have such a deep farm system he can get buried pretty easily. I have always liked Mateo, since he was on the Yankees, but everywhere he goes he continues to get blocked. Is he destined for the outfield

    1. Eric Cross says

      For just the Padres or overall?

      I do think he moves to the outfield or into a super utility role. 2B not out of the question either.

  38. Aaron says

    What do you think about Oswald peraza for the Yankees. MLB has him listed as the Yankees 4th ranked prospect. Where is he on your list?

    1. Eric Cross says

      For my NYY list he was back end top-10. Like the tools for sure .

  39. Adam says

    Hey Eric, thanks for the updated prospect list. With no minor league season, what made you bump George Kirby from 137 to 75? Have you heard something from the alternate site?

    1. Eric Cross says

      I bumped Kirby and Lodolo up due to my emphasis on command guys with good stuff ranking highly. I under-ranked them last update in July and corrected it now. Thanks for reading!

  40. Matt says

    Is Antonio Cabello still valuable?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Still has good upside, but would be difficult to trade him right now due to his struggles. 2021 will be a huge year for him and send him flying up or down rankings.

  41. @Marklikesmovies says

    Eric – you are the man. I just want to say that upfront. I REALLY appreciate all your hard work and how fantastic you are about replying via twitter and other places. Quick question for you: Karinchak and Kremer both graduated I assume? If not, whereabouts would each have ranked on this list.
    You the man!

    1. Eric Cross says

      Thank you Mark! Greatly appreciate the kind words. I love what I do and interacting with everyone on social media. Karinchak graduated, Kremer did not. Kremer would be in the 280-300 range for me.

      1. Connor says

        Let’s say Karinchak didn’t graduate due to my league not having the active roster requirement (just IP). Where does he slide in?

        1. Eric Cross says

          Probably back-end top-100. Relievers never rank too highly in my prospect rankings.

      2. Beets says

        why did Karinchak graduate? is there criteria aside from the 130/50 ?

        1. Eric Cross says

          He did. 45+ days on the active roster.

  42. BB says

    Great list as usual

    Pitchers I currently own looking for upside projections

    Ace upside (future top 10 sp ) ?

    Asa Lacey
    Max Meyer
    Mick Abel
    Nick Bitsko have ace upside ?

    Top 25 sp upside ?

    Clarke schmidt
    George Kirby

    1. Eric Cross says

      Thank you! I’d mostly agree with that. Those top four have immense upside. Schmidt and Kirby not far behind either. For upside, I’d rank them Abel, Lacy, Bitsko, Meyer, Schmidt, Kirby.

  43. dude says

    Randy Arozarena at 98? I’ve seen people mentioning him being in the top 100 picks overall next year. With a solid track record and hot end to season and playoffs, feel like he should be in top 25-30 at the very least?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Can’t overreact to an extremely small sample size. I bumped him up a ton here and personally think him being a top-100 overall pick in 2021 is ridiculous.

  44. Mike says

    Who is 179?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Shoot, not sure how that happened. I’ll look into it. Thanks for the catch.

  45. Bill says

    Who is #179?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Shoot, not sure how that happened. I’ll look into it. Thanks for the catch.

  46. Aaron says

    Just traded christian yelich straight up for Jared kelenic, what do you think?

    1. Eric Cross says

      As much as I love Kelenic, I think you could’ve gotten a good 2nd piece with him.

  47. Aaron says

    Which pitching prospect has the higher ceiling Spencer Howard or Logan Gilbert?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Strictly ceiling, I’d take Gilbert.

  48. Connor says

    Obviously Karinchak graduated, but say you had to rank him in this list. Where would you put him?

  49. Mike says

    is tyler stephenson( catcher for the reds) considered a prospect? Where would he rank on this list?

    1. Eric Cross says

      He’s not anymore. I’d have him as a borderline top-250 guy. Never been super high on him.

  50. pch says

    Where are the 2020 J2 players that just signed?

    1. Eric Cross says

      They will be in my next update in a few weeks. This was from November.

  51. Michael Kleingartner says

    Opinion on Austin Beck? Has he completely fallen off the radar for prospects?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Beck has good raw power but the contact skills and approach haven’t developed at all.

  52. George Giustiniani says

    Can’t wait!

  53. Justin Johnson says

    Hey Eric! What do you think of Yiddi Cappe? Just not enough on him yet?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Like the upside and considered including him.

  54. Sedona says

    No faith in Chris Rodriguez?

    1. Eric Cross says

      I do, he’s in the next 50 or so.

  55. dude says

    In a 12 team 5×5 roto keeper league.  Keep 15 each year, with players getting $5 raises.  My team is not winning this year and more in re-build mode with eyes on next year.

    My 3B – Moncada, Bohm, My OF – Arozarena, Carlson

    Would you prefer a $5 Tork or a $6 Kelenic?

    1. Eric Cross says

      That’s close, but leaning Kelenic

      1. dude says

        Appreciate the feedback.

        My offer of Tork for Kelenic was shot down.

        12 team 5×5 roto keeper league. $5 raises each year. $320 cap, so I’m way under as is and could keep all 15 again next year without issue if I wanted. Current 15
        1B – Olson $25
        2B – Albies $17, Lux $5
        3B – Moncada $30, Bohm $15, Tork $5
        OF – Arozarena $10, Carlson $10
        SP – Fried $15, Gore $13, Musgrove $10, Valdez $10, Pearson $6
        RP – Karinchak $8

        Couple Questions

        He didn’t want Tork, but is looking to compete this year. Should I offer up $30 Moncada for $6 Kelenic?

        A team with a $15 Alonso has expressed interest in a $25 Olson/$5 Lux deal? Would you think about it? Seems like a bit much with Lux’s ceiling?

        Was offered Patino $6 for $10 Musgrove, take that?

        1. Eric Cross says

          I would take those Kelenic and Patino deals but not the middle one. Still very high on Lux.

          1. dude says

            Appreciate the feedback on all this, got me thinking through other scenarios and was able to re-work the Olson/Lux for Alonso trade to Olson/Soroka for Alonso!

            Guy with Kelenic is unsure about deal, so waiting on that.

  56. james says

    I’m in a long term dynasty league that has 6 minor league slots. I have done exceptionally well with these slots. I currently have the following players:

    Wander Franco
    Julio Rodriguez
    CJ Abrams
    Nick Gonzalez
    Nate Pearson
    Grayson Rodriguez

    I’m curious what happened that made you flip Franco and Kelenic?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Power/speed blend is higher with Kelenic. If you go to my author page (click my name at the top of any article) and scroll down a little, I did an article a week ago or so comparing the two. The flip wasn’t a knock on Wander at all.

      1. james says

        I feel like Kelenic might have the edge this year, but long term Dynasty I like Franco. Though all bets are off when Julio gets to the show. The top 6 guys on your list all look like they are gonna be fantasy juggernauts.

        1. Eric Cross says

          Oh, for sure. The top-end talent right now is ridiculously good.

  57. Kevin Mattern says

    Awesome list Eric! With this list and the black book, I’m ready for baseball to start. Would you deal Groshans, D. Garcia and Valera for Flaherty? The owner of Flaherty has expressed interest in Vaughn, Greene, Freeman, Lynch, Groshans, Valera, D. Garcia and Lynch. I want to hold Greene and Vaughn.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Thank you Kevin! I would be okay dealing that trio for Flaherty.

  58. JMGreenfield says

    Where is Jo Adell on ranking? He still qualifies as minor leaguer, and is super young.

    1. Eric Cross says

      I use MLB prospect guidelines where he exhausted eligibility at the end of 2020 due to time with the big club. If I ranked him, he would be #6.

  59. jackson Price says

    Madrigal 80?! wow. He’s an absolute hitting machine IMO. – tiny strikezone.Curious how he is that far down?
    I notice that there really isn’t a lot of press on Cespedes. He looks like. 5 tool player. Why is he not getting any hype?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Madrigal: I like Madrigal, but the lack of power limits his upside for fantasy. he’s a 3-cat producer at best.
      Cespedes: Like the power/speed blend, but there are questions surrounding the hit tool

  60. Tommy says

    Just curious , I’m not disagreeing but what made kelenic #1 over Wander ?

    Great updates list

    BB

    1. Eric Cross says

      Power/speed blend is higher. If you go to my author page (click my name at the top of any article) and scroll down a little, I did an article a week ago or so comparing the two.

  61. Zack says

    Hi Eric,

    Looking to upgrade in SB and also at C. I am looking at Trea Turner and Salvador Perez from an owner. Do you think my offer is too much/too little? Thanks!!

    I receive: Trea Turner & Salvador Perez

    He receives: Xander Bogaerts, Tarik Skubal, Noelvi Marte and 2.22 FYPD 2020 class

    1. Eric Cross says

      Hey Zack, yeah that’s a bit rich for me. Maybe take out Marte.

      1. Zack says

        Thanks for the reply! The owner really does not want to part with Turner, but he desperately needs pitching. Does this deal sound okay to you, or should I ask for a bit more? My pitching depth is good with Gallen, Gray, Burnes, Hendricks, Paddack, Sale (when he returns), Pineda, Caleb Smith.

        Trea Turner & Salvador

        Xander & Glasnow

        1. Eric Cross says

          I’d be okay making that deal.

          1. Zack says

            The Turner owner is obviously very stubborn with him, so I had to look elsewhere. How do you feel about Teoscar overall? Are either of these deals okay with you?

            Teoscar Hernandez FOR Sam Huff & Chris Paddack
            or
            Teoscar FOR Sam Huff, Josiah Gray and 1.11 FYPD 2020

            Thanks again Eric, you’re the best

          2. Eric Cross says

            The first one is okay, not a fan of the 2nd one. Hernandez’s power/speed is legit even if the AVG isnt.

  62. John says

    Hey Eric!

    As always, I really appreciate all of the research you do and info you provide. It’s a great tool when valuing prospects in my dynast league. I know you’re lucky enough to get to see some of these guys in person, but I was curious how you go about watching/scouting these guys on a consistent basis? I’ve built up a pretty solid list of twitter profiles to follow and still find it extremely hard to find video of guys outside of the mega prospects.

    Thanks and keep up the good work!

    1. Eric Cross says

      I honestly can’t see as many in person as I want to. I get to about 40-50 MiLB games a season but cant do more as I’m a single father and only have two parks within 2 hours of me. Thank you for your support!

  63. webbnut says

    I have Luis Garcia (SP Astros) in a few leagues but never see him in any rankings. His minor league stats are great, although high BB/IP and he is older. Any comments? is he worth retaining in deeper dynasty leagues?

    1. Eric Cross says

      It’s all about his control for me. I’m not sure he’s a starter longterm, but could be a solid middle reliever.

  64. Jonathan ALien says

    Eric, thanks for all you do! Your lists are amongst the best, and I often refer and defer to your opinions.
    Add in your personal answers to roster questions, and you’re the best!
    Anyway, I inherited a team with a tepid farm. I’m always looking to raise the floor, and I was wondering if you have anything good to say about: Justin Williams STL, Karl Kauffman COL, Louis Alexander Basabe SF, Brandon Bishop SEA, Forrest Wall TOR, Taylor Widener AZ, Zack Collins CWS, Aramis Ademan CUBS, Mark Mathias MIL, Delvin Perez STL, Bryce Denton STL
    Also, any opinions on my int’l free agent signings? Angel Genoa and Ricardo Perez
    (30 teams had $5M each, and I got these guys for $4.3M.)

    1. Eric Cross says

      Thank you for the kind words Jonathan! Williams intrigues me as a potential impact OF down the road. Kauffman I’m out on due to him being in COL. DOn’t think he’s good enough to overcome that. Basase has some speed upside, but I’m not sure he ever hits enough. Collins looks like a backup C to me. Ademan could rise up some ranks if he shows improvements at the plate.

  65. Aaron says

    I play in a dynasty league where each team is allowed 6 keepers (8 teams). I have the 2nd overall pick this year. I am torn between Alex Bregman and Randy Arrozerena. Prospects are allowed to be kept free for 3 years without counting as a keeper spot. That is our version of “arbitration.” I already have Jose Ramirez at 3B, but Bregman by far is the best available option with 2nd overall pick. Do I take Bregman the best player available or Arrozerena free for 3 years? Thanks for all that you do.

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’d go bregman there. he’s still a great player and much safer than Arozarena.

  66. John says

    How much did I screw up taking Lodolo over Hassell? I had just taken Garrett Mitchell and was worried Lodolo would be the only chance at a pitcher I liked. Turns out I did get other pitchers I liked and if I were to do it again I would take Hassell instead of Lodolo. Are you worried at all about Lodolo? He fell about 40 spots.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Heard mixed reports on the FB. Still like him quite a bit though and think he’s gonna be good for a long time, but I’m all in on Hassell.

  67. Colin Keane says

    Should I be worried about Lodolo? He fell significantly far since last rankings. Thoughts on him?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Not worried, but heard mixed reports on his FB. He’s still very good, but not sure he’s a big-time fantasy arm.

  68. Bob says

    Love your rankings, feel they are the best of anyone out there. You seem to have the lowest weight on ETA and that’s why we get to see guys like Noelvi Marte up so high. Definitely helps those of us trying to invest early in rookie cards. Right now I’m torn between investing in Orelvis Martinez & Robert Puason. I know you have them neck and neck. Who do you think has the higher ceiling? Thanks again.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Thank you! Yeah, I weigh ETA a bit more in my dynasty rankings than in my prospect rankings. Focus a bit more on potential impact as that’s what I believe mostly factors in when making trades using these prospects in dynasty leagues. Out of the two of them, I’d probably invest in Puason. I believe he has a bit more star upside.

  69. Frederick G says

    Hi Eric, great rankings I really enjoy them!

    What’s your opinion on a trade of Abrams, Luzardo or Pearson, and a top 5 FYP draft pick for Corbin Burnes?

    My team is one of the tops in the league, but lacking a true ace. Would I be giving up too much of the future here? It’s a super deep (up to 130 players), 20-team dynasty league

    Conversely, would you trust a rotation of Montas, Soroka, Luzardo, Pearson, Ray, and Lamet (with Morton or Matz as backups) to be trustworthy by the end of the season?

    1. Eric Cross says

      That’s a solid move. Burnes is legit.

  70. CJ says

    Hey Eric – quick ??. With Kristian Robinson in the whatever the heck he has going on – is he still a better full dynasty keeper than Heloit? No years or $ and in no hurry – just for the future. Sounds like he may be in either more trouble than discussed or eating with a spoon only for awhile. Thanks in advance.

    1. Eric Cross says

      I do still prefer Robinson to Ramos. The upside is a solid level higher with Robinson.

  71. Eric says

    What are your thoughts on Gunner Henderson. I’m already loaded at SS with Franco , Bo and Marte and some others in a 20 team 35 keepers plus 7 minor league spots. I have been offered Hancock in a 1-1 deal but I’m hesitant with his bat profile and potential move to 3rd if he slows down

    1. Eric Cross says

      I like Henderson quite a bit and have moved him into my top-100. With that said, Hancock is a top-10 pitching prospect for me so i would take him over Hunderson.

  72. Steve says

    When is Daniel Johnson going to get his chance? Cleveland should give him a long look to see what they have.

    1. Eric Cross says

      While I’m not too high on him, I definitely agree.

  73. Kyle B says

    Where would Adell rank if he still had rookie status?

    1. Eric Cross says

      In the 11-13 range

  74. John Pfister says

    Surprised no mention of Korry Howell, who has been tearing it up.

    1. Eric Cross says

      He has been for sure. He’s on my list, but not quite top-300 IMO. Could be soon though.

  75. John Pfister says

    Surprised no mention of Korry Howell OF Mil who is tearing it up in the minors.

  76. Daniel Lutes says

    Do you have a printable version posted? Did I miss it somewhere?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Not as of now, but I’ll try and incorporate that into my next update after the draft.

  77. Joe says

    Trade advice needed

    I would be getting Shane McClanahan, Julio Rodriguez and Jo Adell and giving up Andrew Vaughn and Yordan Alvarez

    1. Eric Cross says

      Sorry for the delay. I’d hold your duo.

  78. Lloyd Christmas says

    Appreciate the hard work you guys do with this stuff, always updating and keeping up with performances throughout each week/month!

    FYI -> 1 thing I noticed was w/ Brandon Williamson…I’m pretty sure he’s not 32 yrs old, ha. That said, are you buying his hot start this year & is his potential ending up as a #3 in Seattle?

    Great work as always!

    1. Eric Cross says

      Haha, that was an error in the data transfer lol. Thanks for the catch. Yes, I do think he could be a solid mid-rotation arm.

  79. Bryan says

    Keibert Ruiz sits in the top 10 among those with the lowest strikeout (11%/ranked 10th) and swinging strike (5.7%/9th) rates in the minors. And that he’s the only one within that group with a +1.000 OPS. The fact that he is not on this list is crazy!

    1. Eric Cross says

      He’s going to be on the next update.

  80. Justin says

    Hi Eric,

    I’m having a difficult time figuring out who to let go, if I cannot make any deals. Seems no one is biting on my prospects at this time. I’ll eventually have to make room for Andres Munoz, Nick Madrigal and a top 1-2 pick in the FYPD.

    Who would you let go? Can even be Munoz or Madrigal if that’s what you think.

    Jeter Downs, Alek Thomas, Corbin Carroll, Robert Hassell, Jordan Walker, Roansy Contreras, Ryan Pepiot, Brailyn Marquez.

    Thanks for your time!

    1. Eric Cross says

      Just have to let one go? I’d probably just cut Munoz.

      1. Justin says

        Well, I have to potentially open up 3 spots.
        Munoz, Madrigal and then my 1st or 2nd overall pick in the FYPD.

        2, if I take your advice on just letting Munoz walk.

        Thanks for your time, appreciate the insight!

  81. Michael Brown says

    I can’t believe Christian Franklin is debuting at #127 on this list. I think that would make him the 17th best draft prospect and he was taken at #123. That’s quite a difference. Is there a story here other than you just really like his tools?

    1. Eric Cross says

      I really like the tools, and honestly, I have no idea why he slid that far. He’s got 20/20 upside.

  82. Michael P Hussey says

    Is Akil Baddoo not eligible for this list?

    How about Curtis Terry?

    (also, i tried to post this once before and it said “spam deleted” — not sure why)

  83. Jordan Miller says

    Where would you slot Jake Meyers? OF for Astros AAA affiliate.

    Thanks for all you do!

  84. Trevor Lyle says

    Logan Allen close?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Yes he was.

  85. Buck Buchanan says

    Great to see Hassell and Veen ranked so high, but why no love for Shea Langeliers (#364)? He is crushing the ball in AA South – tied for the league lead with 19 HR in 70 games and 2nd in OPS at .886, behind only Brennen Davis. Good defense will keep him behind the plate in the majors too…

    1. Eric Cross says

      Hey Buck. I generally don’t rank catching prospects too high unless they have loud tools like Moreno, Adley, Alvarez, etc. I do like Langeliers a bit though, but he doesn’t stand out to me.

  86. Michael Brown says

    What is your take on Korey Lee? I see he fell off the list this month, yet he has performed pretty well across the A+ and AA levels this year. The Astros seem to love his future and have even experimented with him at 1B & 3B to go along with his primary catching position. There are some lists that have him as the #1 player in the Astros organization. Is there something about his game that you don’t like or is this more an indictment of the catching position in general and how it translate to fantasy?

    (Shea Langeliers is another catching prospect that isn’t getting enough love, in my opinion.)

    1. Eric Cross says

      Hey Michael. Yeah, in general, I don’t rank catchers highly unless they have loud tools like Adley, Moreno, Alvarez, etc. Including a C in my top-400 in general means I do like that catcher for the most part. With Lee, I think he can be a decent enough bat at the MLB level, but not a standout one. That could change though if he continues performing and improving.

  87. Rick says

    Hey Eric, as always thanks so much for all the awesome content!

    How confident are you that Matt Manning will turn around whatever funk he’s been in over the last season or so, or is this not a bad streak but actually just who he is? I am in a complete rebuild and started stashing him back in 2019, so it’s hard to cut bait with only a few starts in MLB but his stuff just doesn’t seem to be inducing any swings and misses, which is no bueno. I try to be flexible with my pitching prospects and recycle on waivers when one is not worth the roster spot anymore, but the long stash period on my roster and previously good track record make Manning hard to drop.

    Thanks so much!

    1. Eric Cross says

      Hi Rick, sorry for the delayed response! Been a busy few days. With Manning, I see a lot of Chris Paddack in him (decent but inconsistent FB, one good secondary, suspect 2nd secondary). I think he’ll be decent enough longterm (Top-60ish SP), but not a top name. The CB has looked good but not missing as many bats as usual (should be fine), but the CH has regressed from my live look in May 2019.

  88. Mike says

    Where is Andrew Vaughn of the White Sox?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Vaughn is no longer prospect eligible. Graduated earlier this season after going over 130 AB threshold.

  89. Ben H. says

    Hey Eric,

    Great content and I love how often you update! What are your thoughts on Everson Pereira? He is scorching hot right now and has jumped a couple of levels. Does he have a chance to make a huge jump into or near the top 100 if he keeps this up?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Hey sorry for the delay, was on vacation. Yes, he’s going to jump a lot in my next update, likely into the 140-150 range.

  90. Davin Leathers says

    Where is Nick Allen?

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’ve never been a big Nick Allen guy. Don’t think his profile translates to fantasy much.

  91. CJ says

    Great work as always… couple full dynasty questions… for catchers have Will, Carson and Mejia but he has never came along. Do MJ, Moreno or outside the top 5 seem better. Will Moreno play over Kirk or does Salvy go 100% DH as soon as next year? Thoughts…
    And SS – have Lindor primarily. And Lawler and Grosh (is he 3b only). Rojas AZ too but he will prob go w DL spot drops. Have Gorman at 3b too. Is Lawler worth the wait or do I move OF depth for another top 5 SS? Lindor had to be better right? Haha…
    Lastly – SP – have Ian A Sixto Gore Patino Ranger and mClanhan as my young depth. Soroka & May (and Marquez) as my IL. Of all those name what 2 go?
    Sorry but didn’t want to bore you with my whole team but few spots to tidy up before we are done w the year. Thanks Eric!!!

    Cheers!

    1. Eric Cross says

      I think Kirk winds up as DH. Salvy and MJ probably both catching initially with MJ backing up and DH some. maybe 3B too. Salvy likely to DH eventually. I really like Lawlar so would hold him. I’m the lowest on Ranger and Gore there.

      1. CJ says

        Thanks Eric – much appreciated. Last one – Lawler or Watson?
        Take care!

        1. Eric Cross says

          I moved Watson ahead for this update due to Lawlar’s injury but I do like Lawlar a tad more in general.

  92. Mike says

    As always, awesome work! Started following you a few years ago as my dynasty team kind of hit a plateau. Blew it up and restocked the farm. Thanks to you, and the rest of my league not following MiLB as close as they should, my farm right now is loaded with:

    JRod
    Noelvi
    F Alvarez
    Vaughn
    Brujan
    Luciano
    G Mitchell
    Adell
    Gorman
    Abrams
    Martin
    Soderstrom
    J Walker
    Volpe
    Matos
    Kirilloff
    Hassell
    Carroll
    Pearson
    Baz
    Manning
    Patino
    Detmers
    GRod
    Hall
    Kirby
    Cavalli

    Here’s to hoping like 2/5 of these guys hit their full potential!

  93. Julio R says

    How close is Julien Edouard from the cutoff

    1. Eric Cross says

      Very close. He was in my last update but additions to the list pushed him just out on this one.

  94. Just curious says

    What are your thoughts about Bryce Ball and Yoelkis Cespedes?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Great power for Ball, but wonder if the contact skills will ever be good enough, CHC is a good hitting development org, so that hopefully will help. Cespedes has similat contact concerns but a nice power/speed blend. Basically, if the hit tools don’t improve, neither will make a big impact or any impact at all.

  95. Jarrett says

    I noticed that Padres reliever Robert Suarez didn’t make the cut despite pitching exceptionally well in Japan. How far away is he from the top 400?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Not close. Like Suarez in general, but relievers don’t rank highly for me.

  96. Squish says

    Where would some of the new international prospects that just signed fit on this list….generally speaking. Any in the top 100?
    Arias, Vaquero, Cabrera, Bergolla, Colas, etc…

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’ll be adding them into my next update (likely Feb/Mar) but Vaquero and Arias will be back-end top-100. Cabrera top-150.

  97. Jarrett says

    Looks like Monte Harrison has fallen out of favor as a top prospect by people who were previously high on him. This despite showing a good power and speed combination with AAA Jacksonville last season. Where would you rank him? Is even among the top 1000?

    1. Eric Cross says

      He’d probably be around 500. The power and speed is nice and all, but the contact skills and approach are terrible and will be exposed easily by MLB pitching.

  98. Michael says

    I’m trying to get a feel for a few pitchers I’ve been offered in my dynasty league. What are your thoughts on Roansy Contreras, Joe Ryan, and Jackson Rutledge, and how would you rank the three?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Ryan, Contreras, Rutledge. Ryan is the safest and underrated. Contreras I’m coming around on. Both could be solid SP 3/4 types. Rutledge might wind up in the pen.

  99. Ned says

    Hi, any thoughts on Brandon Pfaadt or Yanquiel Fernandez? Pfaadt is very high on some lists (top 100 for Keith Law on The Athletic) but not acknowledged at all other places like here. Was he considered? Ferennadez is a young guy that seems to have some buzz too. What kept both guys off your list?

  100. TL says

    No Brice Turang on the updated Top 400??

    1. Eric Cross says

      Just missed.

  101. TL says

    Do you see Brandon Williamson’s trade to CIN positively or negatively changing his ranking?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Neither. ABout the same. Although, not a fan of his future home park being Great American Ballpark

  102. DG Anders says

    Why do you have Korey Lee at 400 when MLB has him as the Astros #1 prospect?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Because I don’t go off MLBs list and there’s is real-life focused which gives much more value to catchers.

  103. Kyle B says

    Maddux Bruns getting rave reviews this spring. Any chance he cracks the list next update?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Yeah, he’s not far off as it is.

  104. Matt says

    Wilmer Flores can’t crack the list? I also think Samad Taylor is being slept on by everyone, too low!!! Love the list though bro, keep up the great work!!!

    1. Eric Cross says

      Flores just missed and will be in next update.

  105. Matt says

    What are your thoughts on Mike Burrows of the Pirates?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Good FB/CB combo but needs to develop a consistent 3rd offering.

  106. Matt says

    What about Samad Taylor, why is he not getting the love?

    1. Eric Cross says

      I don’t think he’s an MLB starter

  107. Matt says

    Not ranking Reese Olson is certainly a decision

    1. Eric Cross says

      He’s at #209

  108. Brandon says

    I love this prospect list because you keep it fresh with breakout players, ie Esteury Ruiz, Moises Gomez…but I’m scratching my head how Enmanuel Valdez isn’t in top 400. Arguably the Best hitter in minors this year.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Thank you! And he’s at #348.

  109. Jeff says

    Gunnar and Tovar are available in a keep 15 5×5 roto league. Players get raises each year so hard to keep young guys that won’t contribute within a year. Seems like Gunnar has a clearer path to playing time this year once Balt sells some pieces, but he’s not on 40 man. Tovar is on 40 man (why?, surprised me based on his age), does that give him a clearer path to making roster sooner than later? Both seem to have great power/speed upside and can really only stash one of them. Whos’ the grab for a league like mine?

    1. Eric Cross says

      It has to do with the timing of rule 5 eligibility. Tovar is rule-5 eligible a year sooner than Henderson I believe which is why he’s on COL’s 40 man and GH not on BAL’s yet. With that said, Henderson will be up sooner and BAL just has to DFA someone or have someone go on the 60 day IL to free up that 40 man spot for Henderson. It’s very close between the two, but I lean slightly to Tovar as I believe the power/speed upside is a tad more robust overall.

  110. Jeff says

    Thanks for the 40 man explanation and the thoughts on both players. Now I want to find a way to grab them both!

  111. Jason says

    Stone Garrett is killing it but doesn’t make it at all? I get that he’s 26, but I feel like he’s at least worth a mention. You could argue he should’ve gotten the promotion Thomas got.

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