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Prospects. For any fantasy baseball enthusiast, it's all about knowing about the prospects, rookies and call-ups. More than any other sport, baseball offers a fresh influx of rookie talent every year, both before and during the MLB season. And adding the right guy at the right time can be a league winner (see Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger).

For fantasy baseball owners, it's key to know who the top prospects are heading into your drafts - and who are the next ones waiting in line throughout the year. Rookies can get called up at any time and make huge impacts for MLB teams and fantasy baseball owners alike. It's exciting for everyone involved.

So without further ado, below are our preliminary top 2018 MLB prospect rankings for fantasy baseball. As of January, this is our ranking of rookies that we feel will make fantasy baseball impacts in 2018. Over the next few days and weeks, we will be publishing analysis columns for many of these names so stay tuned. You can also read about dynasty prospects in our 2018 fantasy baseball rankings dashboard. You will also find preliminary staff rankings for mixed leagues, points leagues, dynasty leagues, dynasty prospects and more.

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Top MLB Prospects for Fantasy Baseball

Ranking Player Team Pos
1 Shohei Ohtani LAA SP/OF
2 Ronald Acuna ATL OF
3 Lewis Brinson MIL OF
4 Gleyber Torres NYY 3B/SS
5 Victor Robles WAS OF
6 Austin Meadows PIT OF
7 Austin Hays BAL OF
8 JP Crawford PHI SS
9 Franklin Barreto OAK 2B/SS
10 Brent Honeywell TB SP
11 Luiz Gohara ATL SP
12 Willie Calhoun TEX 2B/OF
13 Walker Buehler LAD SP
14 Scott Kingery PHI 2B
15 Brandon Woodruff MIL SP
16 Alex Reyes STL SP
17 Ryan McMahon COL 1B/2B/3B
18 Magneuris Sierra MIA OF
19 Jesse Winker CIN OF
20 Brendan Rodgers COL SS
21 Jack Flaherty STL SP
22 Tyler Mahle CIN SP
23 Mitch Keller PIT SP
24 Brian Anderson MIA 3B
25 Chance Adams NYY SP
26 Alex Verdugo LAD OF
27 Justus Sheffield NYY SP
28 Chance Sisco BAL C
29 Francisco Mejia CLE C/3B
30 Eloy Jimenez CWS OF
31 Dustin Fowler OAK OF
32 Colin Moran PIT 3B
33 Miguel Andujar NYY 3B
34 Christin Stewart DET OF
35 Nick Senzel CIN 3B
36 Nick Kingham PIT SP
37 Dillon Peters MIA SP
38 Tyler Beede SF SP
39 Corbin Burnes MIL SP
40 Harrison Bader STL OF
41 Jorge Alfaro PHI C
42 Sandy Alcantara MIA SP
43 Austin Riley ATL 3B
44 Tyler O’Neill STL OF
45 Christian Arroyo TB 3B/SS
46 Willy Adames TB SS
47 Carson Kelly STL C
48 Kyle Tucker HOU OF
49 Max Fried ATL SP
50 Ryan Mountcastle BAL SS/3B/OF
51 Mike Soroka ATL SP
52 Kolby Allard ATL SP
53 Michael Kopech CWS SP
54 Greg Allen CLE OF
55 Isan Diaz MIL 2B
56 Austin Slater SF OF
57 Cal Quantrill SD SP
58 Brett Phillips MIL OF
59 Michel Baez SD SP
60 Carson Fulmer CWS SP
61 Monte Harrison MIL OF
62 AJ Puk OAK SP
63 Nick Gordon MIN SS
64 Jose De Leon TB SP
65 Anthony Alford TOR OF
66 David Paulino HOU SP
67 Yohander Mendez TEX SP
68 Jake Bauers TB 1B/OF
69 Luis Urias SD 2B/SS
70 Beau Burrows DET SP
71 Ronald Guzman TEX 1B
72 Cedric Mullins BAL OF
73 Anthony Banda ARI SP
74 Yadier Alvarez LAD SP
75 Peter Alonso NYM 1B
76 Luis Ortiz MIL SP
77 Andrew Suarez SF SP
78 Charlie Tilson CWS OF
79 Hunter Dozier KC 3B/OF
80 Dane Dunning CWS SP
81 Franklyn Kilome PHI SP
82 Michael Chavis BOS 3B
83 Sam Travis BOS 1B
84 Erick Fedde WAS SP
85 Alec Hansen CWS SP
86 Lourdes Gurriel TOR 2B/SS
87 Spencer Adams CWS SP
88 Tom Eshelman PHI SP
89 Clay Holmes PIT SP
90 Chris Shaw SF 1B/OF
91 Jon Duplantier ARI SP
92 Dan Vogelbach SEA 1B
93 Kevin Newman PIT SS
94 Yusniel Diaz LAD OF
95 Franklin Perez DET SP
96 Grant Holmes OAK SP
97 Jorge Mateo OAK SS/OF
98 Forrest Whitley HOU SP
99 Victor Caratini CHC C
100 Shed Long CIN 2B
101 Yordan Alvarez HOU OF/1B
102 Michael Gerber DET OF
103 Bobby Bradley CLE 1B
104 Evan White SEA 1B
105 Nick Solak NYY 2B
106 Max Schrock STL 2B
107 Zack Collins CWS C
108 Sean Murphy OAK C
109 Danny Jansen TOR C
110 Chris Okey CIN C
111 Jacob Nottingham MIL C

 

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